Education in Eau Claire, WI

Eau Claire prides itself on outstanding education, whether it is at the K-12 grades or higher-education level. Eau Claire provides its students with quality education from teachers who truly care about their success.

Eau Claire Area School District 

The Eau Claire Area School District, with an enrollment of approximately 11,300 students, is the eighth largest school district in Wisconsin. It covers approximately 200 square miles, which includes most of the City of Eau Claire and portions of the area townships. There are 12 elementary schools in the district, 1 early learning center, 3 middle schools, 2 high schools, and 2 charter schools.

Eau Claire North High School and Memorial High School offer comprehensive educational experiences for students. Memorial and North provide a vast array of academic and co-curricular opportunities to facilitate personal growth and challenge students to "soar" to new heights.

As a whole, the Eau Claire Area School District's excellent education has been well noticed and rated in the top 15 percent of preferred school districts in the nation by a national independent study of parents and employers.

Regis Catholic Schools

There are five area faith-based private schools in the Regis Catholic Schools, including three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. Total enrollment in these schools is approximately 800 students.

Other parochial schools include Bethel Christian School, Crestview Academy, Eau Claire Lutheran School, Immanuel Lutheran High School, Messiah Lutheran School, New Hope Christian School and St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran School. The enrollment for these schools ranges from about 20 students to almost 150 students.

Regis High School offers advanced placement, honors and distance learning courses for students that want to be challenged further. Regis also offers tutoring and individual support for students that need additional help with subjects.

Higher Education

UW-Eau Claire

Over 11,000 students attend UW-Eau Claire, a University that has earned honors in the U.S. & News World Report's "Best American Colleges" Guide, Kiplinger's Finance magazine and The Princeton Review. The latest rankings put UW-Eau Claire in the top 15 percent of colleges nationally for value in terms of employability and earnings.

CUR, which has about 900 member universities, named UW-Eau Claire the top master's-level university in the country in providing excellent undergraduate research programs. In addition, for over 20 consecutive years U.S. News & World Report has named UW-Eau Claire among the best public regional universities in the Midwest, and has frequently ranked UWEC in the top 5.


UW-Stout is a comprehensive, career-focused polytechnic university and the only polytechnic in the State of Wisconsin. Students, faculty and staff use applied learning, scientific theory and research to solve real-world problems, grow the state's economy, and serve society. Located in neighboring Menomonie, UW-Stout is home to over 9,000 students and was the recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. UW-Stout is ranked the #15 public regional school in the Midwest by the U.S. News & World Report.

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Chippewa Valley Technical College is part of the Wisconsin Technical College System and serves an 11-county area. The largest campus is located in Eau Claire, with major regional campuses in Chippewa Falls, Menomonie, Neillsville, and River Falls. CVTC delivers innovative and applied education that supports the workforce needs of the region, improves the lives of students, and adds value to communities.

Eau Claire campuses include the Applied Technology Center and Education Centers focused on Business, Energy, Health, Diesel, Emergency Service, and Fire Safety. Faculty and Business & Industry staff are eager to work with businesses on training needs and placing students and graduates.