Southern Bluffs
Elementary School
4010 Sunnyside Dr | La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 | 608-789-7020 | Fax: 608-789-7176


Mission Statement


With pride and respect,

 we learn, we teach, we enjoy,

 we imagine, we hope.



How to Be a Bobcat


Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Southern Bluffs has implemented PBIS to benefit our entire student and staff population.  We have three clearly defined expectations:

 Be Respectful                              Be Responsible                                  Be Safe

Every student will be taught these three expectations in multiple settings throughout our school.  They will be instructed as to what the expectations look and sound like.  We will continually self-evaluate our culture to effectively meet the social, emotional, behavioral, and academic needs of all students.  We do this in order to create a more positive culture in our learning community.

Highly Qualified Teachers

The School District of La Crosse takes pride in hiring only highly qualified teachers. This means they all are fully trained, certified, and often experienced in the position they teach. Our faculty consistently has a high percentage of advanced degrees, and we do a good job of retaining some of the top staff in the state and the nation. Life events, such as retirement, childbirth, or illness, sometimes cause a need for a long- term substitute teacher. When this happens we always make every effort to hire a highly qualified substitute. All are certified teachers and most are licensed in the area in which they are substituting. In rare cases it may be impossible to find a teacher with a particular certification, such as special education. This may result in the district asking the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for an emergency license for such a teacher. If you ever have any questions about the certification of any of our staff, please call Lisa Schreiner, principal of Southern Bluffs.

It is the policy of the School District of La Crosse, pursuant to s.118.13 Wisconsin Statutes and P19 that no person on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability, may be denied admission to any public school in this district or be denied participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be discriminated against in any curricular, co/extracurricular, pupil services, recreational, or other program or activity.