The villages of Eleva (population 635) and Strum (population 1001) consolidated in 1950 to form the School District of Eleva-Strum. The district covers forty-three square miles over the counties of Eau Claire and Trempealeau, contains the aforementioned villages of Eleva and Strum, and the townships of Albion, Chimney Rock, Clear Creek, Hale, Pleasant Valley, and Unity.
The School District of Eleva-Strum communities are predominately rural areas located in west central Wisconsin. Eleva can be found 18.6 miles South of Eau Claire, WI on Hwy 93. Strum is 4.6 miles East of Eleva on Hwy 10. The residents of the two communities are strong supporters of education as evidenced by the passage of two referendums in past years. In 1999, the voters approved the building of additions and remodeling to all three school buildings. They also voted to exceed the state revenue cap in 2002.
The District houses students in a primary school (PK-grade 3) in Strum with a population of about 200 students, an intermediate school (grades 4-6) in Eleva with a population of about 130 students, and a combined middle school (grades 7-8) with about 90 students and high school building (grades 9-12) with a population of about 200 students located between Eleva and Strum on Highway 10. The student population has declined slightly over the past decade, but has seen a leveling off as of late. The school population continues to become more ethnically, socially, and economically diverse.
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