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Rib Mountain Elementary is the home of the Mustangs

150801 Robin Lane, Wausau, Wisconsin 54401
Phone: 715-261-0220
Fax: 715-261-2752

Tammy Steckbauer, Principal

Denise Theiler, Secretary

Work Hard ~ Be Respectful ~ Be There/Be Ready ~ and Be Safe.
These principles define who we are and how we conduct business every day.

Our close-knit veteran staff is committed to providing a healthy, positive, and safe learning environment.  Rib Mountain’s active P.T.O. and amazing parental/family support provide a strong foundation from which to build upon.  Learning is our top priority, and we are committed to providing the BEST educational experience possible for each and every one of our 296 Mustangs.


The purpose of our school is to see to it that all our students learn at high levels, and the future of our students depends on our success.  We must work collaboratively to achieve that purpose, because it is impossible to accomplish if we work in isolation.  And we must continually assess our effectiveness in achieving our purpose on the basis of results--tangible evidence that our students are acquiring the knowledge, skills, and dispositions we feel are essential to their future success.

 Students learn best when they are actively engaged in learning processes which are an appropriate match to their instructional level.  A successful student links new information with existing knowledge and uses a variety of thinking and reasoning strategies.  Exceptional students (Special Ed., LEP, GT, etc.) need special services and resources to improve learning.

Effective School Leaders, including teacher leaders and administration, engage in practices that support the ongoing improvement of teaching and learning performance – allowing adequate time for effective implementation.  Students learn more when provided with a variety of instructional approaches and a variety of assessments to demonstrate achievement and progress.

Curriculum needs to incorporate a variety of learning activities using a variety of instructional approaches to accommodate differences in student learning.  A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.  Teachers, Administrators, parents and the community share the responsibility for helping students learn.   A student’s performance is enhanced by mutual respect among students and staff.


It is the philosophy of Rib Mountain School to help each child achieve his/her fullest potential as a student and as a person. In a positive atmosphere, we will work to develop self-confidence in students, to promote a love of learning, a sense of responsibility, and a feeling of satisfaction for work accomplished to the best of one’s ability. To reach this outcome, all significant individuals must work together in a professional and caring manner to help each child realize his/her potential including students, teachers, administrators, parents and the community.