The School District of Sturgeon Bay provides a well-rounded education for all students to set them up for success both now and in whatever they decide to pursue after high school. In fact, as the Board of Education and Administration worked through one of our annual Board of Education retreats, the concept “Every Student Every Day” came to the forefront as a guiding principle. That is also why that slogan appears on the State of the District presentation slides. Our schools also provide a variety of quality co-curricular programs. Here in Sturgeon Bay, you will find an environment where staff, students, and community work together to provide quality opportunities for our students. 

Thank you for visiting our website, which has been going through a redesign process that should be launched in time for the start of the 2016-2017 school year. We hope you find the improved website and navigation to be a useful tool for learning about our school district and accessing helpful information, forms, etc.

I would also like to thank the Sturgeon Bay community for the continued support of our students and the district as whole. This support was evident once again on April 5, 2016 when the community approved our most recent three-year operational revenue limit override referendum. This is an educational programming referendum focused on the operational expenses associated with the programs and class sizes our community has come to expect. We appreciate the support and opportunity to keep the community informed about the things our staff members, families, community partners, and most importantly our students are doing. In addition to information produced at the school levels and in cooperation with local media outlets, the district produces a community newsletter and annual State of the District presentation.

It is a privilege to work in such a community that cares so much about helping all kids be successful. I believe we have a strong staff that is consistently looking to improve further and grow what we offer and do for children. Our mission is to work together to make Sturgeon Bay the best school district and overall school community that it can be, now and in the future. On a more personal note, my wife and I are proud to have our daughter attend our schools as well. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me or our principals if you are interested in learning more about our school district or individual schools.


Dan Tjernagel, District Administrator

  • Sturgeon Bay Schools
  • 1230 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
  • Phone: 920-746-2800 | Fax: 920-746-3888
  • Email