Top 10 Best Public Schools in Wisconsin (2024)

The top ranked public schools in Wisconsin are Accelerated Advanced Learning Program, Leonardo Da Vinci School For Gifted Learners and Odyssey-magellan. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public schools are Muskego, Brookfield and Cedarburg.
A school's overall testing rank is based on a it's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. The average percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Wisconsin is 39%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 38%.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Wisconsin (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Accelerated Advanced Learning Program
Charter School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: 4-8
325 S Eagle St
Oshkosh, WI 54902
(920) 424-0320
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Leonardo Da Vinci School For Gifted Learners
(Math: 92% | Reading: 92%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 92% (Top 1%)
Reading: 92% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-8
139 S Monroe Ave
Green Bay, WI 54301
(920) 448-2135
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Odyssey-magellan
Magnet School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: 2-8
2037 N Elinor St
Appleton, WI 54914
(920) 832-6250
Rank: #44.
Parkview Elementary School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 77% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
W72n853 Harrison Ave
Cedarburg, WI 53012
(262) 376-6800
Rank: #55.
Mill Valley Elementary School
(Math: 92% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 92% (Top 1%)
Reading: 76% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-4
W191s6445 Hillendale Dr
Muskego, WI 53150
(262) 971-1830
Rank: #66.
Wauwatosa Stem
Charter School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
1060 N Glenview Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53213
(414) 773-1900
Rank: #77.
Woodland Intermediate
(Math: 83% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 83% (Top 1%)
Reading: 77% (Top 1%)
Grades: 5-6
N9085 N Coop Rd
Appleton, WI 54915
(920) 730-0924
Rank: #8 - 108. - 10.
Lincoln Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
1741 N Wauwatosa Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53213
(414) 773-1300
Rank: #8 - 108. - 10.
Shorewood Hills Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
1105 Shorewood Blvd
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 204-1200
Rank: #8 - 108. - 10.
Tonawanda Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
13605 Underwood River Pkwy
Elm Grove, WI 53122
(262) 785-3950
Rank: #1111.
Lakeview Elementary School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-4
26335 Fries Ln
Waterford, WI 53185
(262) 971-1850
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Elm Lawn Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-4
6701 Woodgate Rd
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 829-9070
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
New Directions Learning Community
Charter School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-4
2601 Sullivan Ave
Kaukauna, WI 54130
(920) 766-6116
Rank: #1414.
Van Hise Elementary School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 75% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
4747 Waukesha St
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 204-4800
Rank: #1515.
Lake Country School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80% (Top 5%)
Reading: 72% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-8
1800 Vettelson Rd
Hartland, WI 53029
(262) 367-3606
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Houlton Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-5
70 Houlton School Circle
Houlton, WI 54082
(715) 377-3850
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Park Lawn Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-4
300 Parklawn St
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
(262) 560-8200
Rank: #1818.
Marcy Elementary School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 71% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-4
W180n4851 Marcy Rd
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
(262) 781-8283
Rank: #1919.
Verona Area International School
Charter School
(Math: 70-79% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 70-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
400 N Main Street
Verona, WI 53593
(608) 845-4200
Rank: #2020.
Woodland School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 65-69% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-4
N9085 N Coop Rd
Appleton, WI 54915
(920) 730-0924
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Maple Avenue Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 65-69% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-4
W240n6059 Maple Ave
Sussex, WI 53089
(262) 246-4220
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Westlawn Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 65-69% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
W64n319 Madison Ave
Cedarburg, WI 53012
(262) 376-6900
Rank: #2323.
Whitefish Bay High School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 73% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1200 E Fairmount Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53217
(414) 963-3928
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
North Shore Middle School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 68% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
800 E North Shore Dr
Hartland, WI 53029
(262) 369-6767
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Thorson Elementary School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 68% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
W51n932 Keup Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
(262) 376-6700
Rank: #2626.
Tesla Engineering Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 70-79% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 70-79% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
2121 Emmers Dr
Appleton, WI 54915
(920) 997-1399
Rank: #2727.
Brookfield Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 78% (Top 5%)
Reading: 68% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
2530 N Brookfield Rd
Brookfield, WI 53045
(262) 785-3930
Rank: #28 - 3428. - 34.
Kennedy Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 65-69% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
1629 11th Ave
Grafton, WI 53024
(262) 376-5650
Rank: #28 - 3428. - 34.
Lake Bluff Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 77% (Top 5%)
Reading: 67% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-6
1600 E Lake Bluff Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 963-6972
Rank: #28 - 3428. - 34.
Oriole Lane Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 65-69% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
12850 N Oriole Ln
Mequon, WI 53097
(262) 238-4220
Rank: #28 - 3428. - 34.
Reek Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 65-69% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-8
W4094 S Lakeshore Dr
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
(262) 248-4120
Rank: #28 - 3428. - 34.
Rib Mountain Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 65-69% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-5
2701 Robin Ln
Wausau, WI 54401
(715) 261-0220
Rank: #28 - 3428. - 34.
Stormonth Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 65-69% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-4
7301 N Longacre Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53217
(414) 247-4102
Rank: #28 - 3428. - 34.
Tibbets Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 65-69% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
W5218 County Road A
Elkhorn, WI 53121
(262) 742-2585
Rank: #3535.
Northside Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-4
3620 High Rd
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 829-9130
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