District Administrator

District Administrator - Dr. James Ellis

Welcome to the Minocqua J1 School District. It is our goal that this website will be easy to navigate and showcase some of the great things that happen in our district. 

Our district proudly serves approximately 600 students and three schools:  MHLT Elementary School, Creative Minds, and Woodland.  MHLT Elementary is a 4K– 8 school that has 500 students enrolled.  Creative Minds is a grade 3-5 charter school which currently has an enrollment of 50 students.  Woodland is a grade 6–8 charter school which currently has an enrollment of 50 students.  All three of our excellent schools are housed in the same building.

Our school district has a strong partnership with the three local communities that make up the Minocqua J1 School District - Minocqua, Lake Tomahawk, and Hazelhurst. These communities have been very supportive of our school district. Together we make the Lakeland area a great place to live, learn, and work.  Our curriculum is at or above both state and national standards and we have many co-curricular offerings for our students.

The staff of all three schools are committed to putting children first and delivering an excellent learning environment where every child can succeed.  We feel that our district is very progressive and we strive to be in the forefront of effective educational trends.   

I invite you to browse our web site and to visit our school.  Please feel free to call to set up a tour of our facilities and see firsthand why we believe we are "The School of Choice for the Northwoods".

Never Stop Learning,

Dr. James N. Ellis

District Administrator