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How Much Money Do Greendale School District Administrators Make?

Check out how much Greendale's administrators make, plus see which school administrators are the highest and lowest paid throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Current Greendale Superintendent John Tharp makes about $8,000 less than former Superintendent William Hughes. Check out how much your school principal makes.

The numbers are from salary information released on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's website. The data is from the 2011-12 school year.

School districts across the state saw a larger than usual cut in staffing in the 2011-12 school year than in year's past, according to a press release from the DPI, with 2,312 positions being eliminated and 60 percent of those spots being teacher jobs.

"The 2011-13 state budget made historically high cuts to education funding," the press release said. "General school aids were cut by $749 million and the per pupil revenue limit was reduced by $1.6 billion from prior law. These large reductions accelerated the budget and staffing cuts many districts have been making over the years."

Tharp was recently hired in August as Greendale's new superintendent, replacing longtime Hughes.

This database will allow you to search administrative salaries only in the 424 districts statewide.

Momof2 November 30, 2012 at 01:38 AM
You may want to refer to the GreendaleNOW article two months ago showing Greendale schools' ACT test scores rivaling top private high schools (Catholic Memorial, Thomas More, Divine Savior) and only outpaced by the likes of Marquette High and Arrowhead schools - with a link to actual scores by school in the state. This is why we - and other family members - moved back to Greendale, and why more of the younger families are moving back into the "F" and "G" sections of Greendale that we know of...plus Greendale is one of the few districts to actually cut back on vouchers because educational demand is so high (unlike Franklin and Oak Creek). Remember $6200 of tax money goes PER STUDENT to each voucher schools (St Mary's Hales Corners looked into it & turned it down) and per the recent state budget plan, voucher teachers need only pass a minimal state test - not have an actual educational degree. Thank you, I'll take Greendale any day.
sr December 01, 2012 at 03:37 AM
@momof2...I know there is a lot of young families moving into the "A" "B" "C" "D" "E" "H" "L" "M" "O" "R" "S" and "T" section too...any reason I need to pay close attention to the "F" and "G" sections? Outside the "bubble" it doesn't matter what "section" you live in. And we all scratch our heads wondering where the bullying starts, don't have to look too far.
Smith Jones December 05, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Get with the times!!! If we're going to get quality leadership, we have to pay for it. Dr. Tharp has a freaking doctorate degree, is an experienced administrator and is the author of a book!!! What do you want him to do- work for $10/hr. You need to stop comparing his salary to your own without comparing his credentials to your own. We're lucky to get him and I'm glad that the Board had the sense to pay the man what he's worth so that we'll have a chance to keep him. Get a clue!!!
CowDung December 05, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Jason: Are you saying that it's a bad thing to have someone that understands finances and can understand the figures on the ledger? People with business backgrounds are usually chosen to run non-profit organizations as well...
Gene February 05, 2013 at 09:19 PM
To state it more accuratly; it's easy to see that the apple (kids) doesn't fall far from the tree (other students & school administration)

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