West Elementary is located on Seventh Avenue in the city of Antigo. The school is home for kindergarten through fifth-grade students, and is one of the larger elementary populations in the district with 220 students. West is a school-wide Title building and our K-3 classrooms are SAGE, which is a federally funded program limiting the classrooms to an 18:1 ratio (student-teacher).

In addition to Title and SAGE, West also has Special Education programs for students with cognitive and learning disabilities. We have speech and language clinicians to serve students with speech and language disabilities. Art, music and physical education are taught by a specialist for all students on a weekly basis. A school guidance counselor meets with students thoughout the year in classroom activities as well as individually and as needed.

Our library has a computer lab attached which offers laptops and iPads for the students and classrooms to use throughout the day. Our library clerk also runs our accelerated reader program where the students can use points they have earned to purchase items at a school "auction". This extra activity takes place in addition to their reading class to help build their reading skills. Our fourth and fifth grade teachers serve as advisors for our school safety patrol program. The school also has some environmental education days spent at the school forest where all students are getting a wide variety of outdoor educational activities. For sporting activites, we offer boys and girls basketball during the winter months. There is also the opportunity for parental involvement through our PTO. The students are also supported by four wonderful foster grandparents throughout the building that do a great job working with the students as well.

During the 2003-2004 school year, the first New Wisconsin Promise Schools of Recognition Award was presented by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. West has won the award a total of eight times, the last six times consecutively. To be eligible for this award, a school must be Title I eligible, be in the top quartile of the state for free/reduced-lunch percentages, have above-average student academic performance in reading and math on the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam (given each year to all third, fourth and fifth graders), and have met adequate yearly progress indicators for two or more consecutive years.

The West staff is committed to caring and educating all students regardless of their socio-economic status or differences. They accomplish this through high expectations, teamwork and individualized instruction