Top 10 Best Wisconsin Public Schools (2024)

Wisconsin is the #16 largest school system in the United States, serving 826,977 students across the 2,244 public schools for the 2024 school year (there are 940 private schools, serving 134,156 students). 86% of all K-12 students in Wisconsin are educated in public schools, compared to the national average of 90%.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Wisconsin is 39%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 38%.
Minority enrollment is 32% (majority Hispanic and Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 14:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(WI) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
4%
Hispanic
13%
Black
9%
White
68%
Two or more races
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Wisconsin.

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

Best Wisconsin Public Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
3
1,376
16%
11
2,523
29%
33
7,143
13%
12
1,599
33%
86
43,051
36%
10
2,818
22%
15
3,792
15%
21
4,654
24%
34
9,371
15%
171
77,443
37%
40
11,458
19%
16
3,218
16%
16
5,706
14%
17
6,061
16%
7
1,501
40%
34
7,632
9%
20
5,517
13%
13
2,867
8%
10
2,929
24%
23
3,628
11%
51
24,833
45%
10
3,519
11%
37
15,255
23%
11
2,395
15%
12
4,207
10%
30
10,447
25%
51
19,166
25%
284
124,924
71%
22
6,486
19%
18
4,383
10%
17
4,610
15%
77
34,658
23%
26
12,349
17%
4
1,245
7%
25
7,683
10%
26
6,737
9%
29
9,051
19%
9
1,524
10%
56
27,555
46%
12
2,352
11%
64
26,026
33%
10
1,701
8%
28
9,506
17%
11
2,529
39%
18
5,134
30%
50
17,918
34%
31
14,638
11%
11
4,624
10%
23
3,916
9%
12
2,149
33%
43
15,337
28%
17
2,291
12%
112
60,609
22%
26
7,691
12%
11
2,577
23%
57
21,829
25%
33
11,656
15%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Wisconsin?
How many public schools are located in Wisconsin?
2,244 public schools are located in Wisconsin.
What percentage of students in Wisconsin go to public school?
86% of all K-12 students in Wisconsin are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Wisconsin?
Minority enrollment in Wisconsin is 32% (majority Hispanic and Black)

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