The Win-E-Mac School District is comprised of approximately 420 students from four communities: Winger, Erskine, McIntosh, and Mentor. Hence the school name (Win-E-Mac). We have students attending our school from the surrounding communities.

The Win-E-Mac School District provides a small-school environment with current educational practices in providing for individualized student attention in a safe environment. Our district is small enough to know you and large enough to offer a variety of academic educational opportunities, athletics, and a variety of co-curricular activities. As a district, we are committed to preparing our students to meet the challenges of tomorrow!

For the two consecutive years Win-E-Mac received a bronze medal in the U.S. News and World Report annual list of America's Best High Schools!

Analysis to receive an award is based on the following criteria:

  • Standardized test performance
  • Proficiency rates of all students, including the least advantaged
  • Challenging college-ready curriculum
The bronze medal recognizes high schools that met the first two criteria of the America's Best High Schools methodology, but not the third. These schools have demonstrated commendable performance on state tests, but did not perform well enough on the college readiness index to be awarded a gold or silver medal.

A complete list of America's Best High Schools, as well as details about the analysis and the methodology used to develop the ranking is available at www.usnews.com/highschools.

Win-E-Mac has also received the "Best Schools Award" numerous times.


The Win-E-Mac District has strived to maintain small class sizes at all levels. All elementary grades are divided into two sections. The School Board works very hard to keep early elementary class size low.

In grades 7-12, there are two sections of each of the four core subject areas: English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. We support a Project Lead the Way curriculum that is required of our Junior High students and high school students may take courses for college credit through the University of Minnesota. We offer Spanish via Interactive television and have a variety of other classes including, FAC's, Health, Physical Education, and Senior Seminar.

Randy Bruer