River Trail Elementary School

12021 W Florist Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53225
(School attendance zone shown in map)
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 292 students in grades Prekindergarten-8, River Trail Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Wisconsin for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 38%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤10% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 39%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Wisconsin state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 32% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 292 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : Bottom 50% in WI
  • : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

River Trail Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Wisconsin for:

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Attribute

School Overview

River Trail Elementary School's student population of 292 students has declined by 27% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
292 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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School Rankings

River Trail Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,984 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of River Trail Elementary School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (WI)
#1768 out of 1984 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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≤20%
38%
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≤10%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
12%
4%
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Hispanic
4%
13%
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Black
75%
9%
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White
2%
68%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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0.42
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
93%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
3%
5%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is River Trail Elementary School's ranking?
River Trail Elementary School is ranked #1768 out of 1,984 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Wisconsin.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% WI state average), while ≤10% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% WI state average).
How many students attend River Trail Elementary School?
292 students attend River Trail Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
75% of River Trail Elementary School students are Black, 12% of students are Asian, 6% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are White, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of River Trail Elementary School?
River Trail Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 13:1.
What grades does River Trail Elementary School offer ?
River Trail Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is River Trail Elementary School part of?
River Trail Elementary School is part of Milwaukee School District.
In what neighborhood is River Trail Elementary School located?
River Trail Elementary School is located in the Park Knoll neighborhood of Milwaukee, WI.

School Reviews

5   8/2/2019
All 4 of my children have attended this school. The curriculum is great and the teachers are very determined to ensure each student leaves their class with the necessary tools they need for the next grade. They take education very seriously. The school's uniform policy should be better enforced as some do not wear the uniform at all. The open concept of the school allows children to sharpen their ability to focus on classwork vs what's happening beyond the class point. My husband and I have been happy with this school since enrolling our oldest child 10 years ago. That is quite the accomplishment!
- Posted by Parent - Mr & Mrs R.
5   7/24/2014
I have looked at this schools results and I think that it is a great school. Hope you pick it.
- Posted by Administrator - Toryb

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 292 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

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