The Cedarburg public school district offers its approximate 3,100 students a rigorous education preparing students for college, work and beyond. Click here to view a map of the district. Distinguished as one of the top school districts in Wisconsin by the Public Policy Forum, Cedarburg schools consistently achieve one of the state's top rankings in math, science and reading, as well as boasting a 98% graduation rate. Cedarburg High School was cited as a top high school in the US News school rankings and named the 5th best in Wisconsin and 368th in the nation by Newsweek. In 2012, Cedarburg students achieved an average ACT score of 25.2, compared to the national average of 21.1.
The majority of children in the Town of Cedarburg attend classes in the Cedarburg school district, which provides education at the following schools: Cedarburg High School (9-12), Webster Transitional (6-8), Parkview Elementary (K-5), Thorson Elementary (K-5), and Westlawn Elementary (K-5).
The school district includes all of the City, most of the Town of Cedarburg (a small portion of the east side of Town attend the Grafton school district), and parts of the City of Mequon, the Town of Jackson, and the Town and Village of Grafton. Cedarburg High School is accredited by the North Central Accrediting Association, and is a member of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association and the North Shore Conference. The high school offers 22 extracurricular athletic and organizations, including the Community Service Volunteer Program.
St. Francis Borgia Catholic parish currently has a PK-8 school of about 430 children in the City of Cedarburg, and is planning a private school facility within Town boundaries. First Immanuel Lutheran School is also a PK-8 school in Cedarburg with approximately 320 children. A number of students at all levels are also homeschooled in Ozaukee County. Ozaukee Homeschoolers Network provides learning resources, legal information, and general support for parents and children involved in home schooling. The Oscar Grady library in Saukville also offers materials for homeschooled children.
Several post-secondary educational facilities are available in close proximity to the Town of Cedarburg. These include the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), which maintains a field station with research facilities in the Town of Saukville at the Cedarburg Bog Natural Area, the Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) Mequon campus, Concordia University, Marquette University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, and Wisconsin Lutheran College.