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For the 2021 school year, there are 248 public schools serving 113,676 students in Milwaukee, WI. Milwaukee has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Wisconsin.
The top ranked public schools in Milwaukee, WI are Wauwatosa Stem, Lincoln Elementary School and Whitefish Bay High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Milwaukee, WI public schools have an average math proficiency score of 25% (versus the Wisconsin public school average of 43%), and reading proficiency score of 28% (versus the 42% statewide average). Schools in Milwaukee have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Wisconsin public schools.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Wisconsin public school average of 30% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Milwaukee, WI Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Wauwatosa Stem Charter School
    Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1060 N Glenview Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53213
    (414) 773-1900

    Grades: K-5 | 135 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Lincoln Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1741 N Wauwatosa Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53213
    (414) 773-1300

    Grades: PK-5 | 299 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Whitefish Bay High School Math: 71% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1200 E Fairmount Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53217
    (414) 963-3928

    Grades: 9-12 | 947 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Mckinley Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2435 N 89th St
    Milwaukee, WI 53226
    (414) 773-1500

    Grades: PK-5 | 398 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Lake Bluff Elementary School Math: 76% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1600 E Lake Bluff Blvd
    Milwaukee, WI 53211
    (414) 963-6972

    Grades: PK-6 | 585 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Wauwatosa Montessori School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    12121 W North Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53226
    (414) 773-3310

    Grades: PK-8 | 172 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Whitefish Bay Middle School Math: 67% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1144 E Henry Clay St
    Milwaukee, WI 53217
    (414) 963-6800

    Grades: 6-8 | 664 students
  • Rank: #8-98.-9.
    Bayside Middle School Math: 66% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    601 E Ellsworth Ln
    Milwaukee, WI 53217
    (414) 247-4201

    Grades: 5-8 | 361 students
  • Rank: #8-98.-9.
    Richards Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5812 N Santa Monica Blvd
    Milwaukee, WI 53217
    (414) 963-3951

    Grades: PK-5 | 627 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Stormonth Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    7301 N Longacre Rd
    Milwaukee, WI 53217
    (414) 247-4102

    Grades: PK-4 | 457 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Washington Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2166 N 68th St
    Milwaukee, WI 53213
    (414) 773-1800

    Grades: PK-5 | 323 students
  • Rank: #12-1312.- 13.
    Jefferson Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    6927 Maple Ter
    Milwaukee, WI 53213
    (414) 773-1200

    Grades: PK-5 | 274 students
  • Rank: #12-1312.- 13.
    Roosevelt Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2535 N 73rd St
    Milwaukee, WI 53213
    (414) 773-1600

    Grades: PK-5 | 393 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Shorewood High School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1701 E Capitol Dr
    Milwaukee, WI 53211
    (414) 963-6921

    Grades: 9-12 | 652 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Cumberland Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4780 N Marlborough Dr
    Milwaukee, WI 53211
    (414) 963-3943

    Grades: PK-5 | 733 students
  • Rank: #16-1716.- 17.
    Downtown Montessori Charter School
    Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2507 S Graham St
    Milwaukee, WI 53207
    (414) 744-6005

    Grades: PK-8 | 285 students
  • Rank: #16-1716.- 17.
    Walker Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    900 S 119th St
    Milwaukee, WI 53214
    (414) 604-4710

    Grades: PK-5 | 334 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Atwater Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2100 E Capitol Dr
    Milwaukee, WI 53211
    (414) 963-6962

    Grades: PK-6 | 545 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Maple Dale Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    8377 N Port Washington Rd
    Milwaukee, WI 53217
    (414) 351-7380

    Grades: 3-8 | 308 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Shorewood Intermediate Math: 52% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3830 N Morris Blvd
    Milwaukee, WI 53211
    (414) 963-6951

    Grades: 7-8 | 303 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Longfellow Middle School Math: 55% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    7600 W North Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53213
    (414) 773-2400

    Grades: 6-8 | 798 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Wilson Elementary School Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1060 N Glenview Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53213
    (414) 773-1900

    Grades: PK-5 | 158 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Milwaukee German Immersion Math: 54% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3778 N 82nd St
    Milwaukee, WI 53222
    (414) 393-5600

    Grades: PK-5 | 607 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Elm Dale Elementary School Math: 54% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    5300 S Honey Creek Dr
    Milwaukee, WI 53221
    (414) 281-7100

    Grades: PK-5 | 483 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Cooper Elementary School Math: 52% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    5143 S 21st St
    Milwaukee, WI 53221
    (414) 304-6300

    Grades: PK-8 | 444 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Nicolet High School Math: 51% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    6701 N Jean Nicolet Rd
    Milwaukee, WI 53217
    (414) 351-7554

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,098 student
  • Rank: #2727.
    Parkway Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    5910 N Milwaukee River Pkwy
    Milwaukee, WI 53209
    (414) 351-7190

    Grades: PK-3 | 507 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Eisenhower Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    11600 W Center St
    Milwaukee, WI 53222
    (414) 773-1100

    Grades: PK-5 | 415 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Whitman Middle School Math: 48% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    11100 W Center St
    Milwaukee, WI 53222
    (414) 773-2600

    Grades: 6-8 | 736 students
  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31.
    Meir School Math: 46% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1615 N Martin Luther King Dr
    Milwaukee, WI 53212
    (414) 758-2500

    Grades: 3-12 | 1,147 student
  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31.
    Woodlands School Charter School
    Math: 46% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    5510 W Bluemound Rd
    Milwaukee, WI 53208
    (414) 475-1600

    Grades: PK-8 | 351 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    New Horizons For Learning Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1701 E Capitol Dr
    Milwaukee, WI 53211
    (414) 963-6921

    Grades: 9-12 | 21 students
  • Rank: #33-3533.- 35.
    Mitchell Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    10125 W Montana Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53227
    (414) 604-4510

    Grades: PK-5 | 379 students
  • Rank: #33-3533.- 35.
    Underwood Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    11132 W Potter Rd
    Milwaukee, WI 53226
    (414) 773-1700

    Grades: PK-5 | 317 students
  • Rank: #33-3533.- 35.
    Whittier Elementary School Charter School
    Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    4382 S 3rd St
    Milwaukee, WI 53207
    (414) 294-1400

    Grades: PK-5 | 220 students
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