Patrick Marsh Middle School

Patrick Marsh Middle School is located at 1351 Columbus St. on Sun Prairie’s east side.

The United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin rejected Sun Prairie families’ claims against the Sun Prairie Area School District on July 1 for the controversial slave assignment that was given to sixth grade students at Patrick Marsh Middle School on Feb. 1, 2021.

Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson signed off on the decision after summary judgment took place last week. The school district moved for summary judgment for the court to make a decision without having to go to trial. The court opinion stated, “the quiz was offensive and insensitive, but it did not violate the Fourteenth Amendment, the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, or federal anti-discrimination law. There is no basis to hold the school district liable under federal law for its handling of the incident.”