Wilcox-Hildreth Public School began its existence in August of 2002 after patrons of the Hildreth Public School and Wilcox Public School voted to merge the two districts in June of 2002.

The Wilcox-Hildreth Public School facilities are located in Wilcox (PK-2 and 7-12) and Hildreth (grades 3-6). Wilcox has a population of approximately 360 and is located in the southwest portion of Kearney County. Hildreth has a population of approximately 380 and is located in the north central section of Franklin County. The school district extends within four counties including: Kearney, Franklin, Harlan, and Phelps and includes approximately 350 square miles. District boundaries go approximately 16 miles south to north and approximately 23 miles east to west.