For over 50 years, Steffen Middle School has been an integral part of the Mequon-Thiensville educational experience. Thanks to current principal Dr. Deborah Anderson and the Steffen archives for shining some light on the history of MTSD's westernmost middle school:
"Steffen Middle School officially opened its doors October 16, 1966, and was named after Harry C. Steffen, a beloved and respected educator in the then Thiensville-Mequon Joint School District #3. Mr. Steffen was a teacher and principal for nearly 36 years in Mequon. Upon his passing in 1987, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel coined him the 'Father of Education.' Mr. Steffen’s belief in academic rigor and good citizenship continues to be reflected in the strong academic performance of [Steffen's] students and Steffen Middle School’s commitment to service. The essence of community is woven within the fabric of [Steffen's] history...students, staff, parents and the community at large has shown their support for one of the best middle schools in the state of Wisconsin."