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For the 2021 school year, there are 291 public schools serving 135,140 students in Milwaukee County, WI. Milwaukee County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Wisconsin.
The top ranked public schools in Milwaukee County, WI are Wauwatosa Stem, Lincoln Elementary School and Southwood Glen Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Milwaukee County, WI public schools have an average math proficiency score of 29% (versus the Wisconsin public school average of 43%), and reading proficiency score of 31% (versus the 42% statewide average). Schools in Milwaukee County have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Wisconsin public schools.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Wisconsin public school average of 30% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Milwaukee County 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.
    Southwood Glen Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    9090 S 35th St
    Franklin, WI 53132
    (414) 761-1181

    Grades: PK-6 | 389 students
  • Rank: #44.
    College Park Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5701 W College Ave
    Greendale, WI 53129
    (414) 423-2850

    Grades: K-5 | 287 students
  • Rank: #55.
    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: #66.
    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: #77.
    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: #88.
    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: #99.
    Pleasant View Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4601 W Marquette Ave
    Franklin, WI 53132
    (414) 423-4650

    Grades: PK-6 | 500 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    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: #11-1211.- 12.
    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: #11-1211.- 12.
    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: #1313.
    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: #1414.
    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: #1515.
    Robinwood Elementary School Math: 70% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    10705 W Robinwood Ln
    Franklin, WI 53132
    (414) 529-8255

    Grades: PK-6 | 532 students
  • Rank: #16-1716.- 17.
    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: #16-1716.- 17.
    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: #1818.
    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: #1919.
    Canterbury Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    7000 Enfield Ave
    Greendale, WI 53129
    (414) 423-2770

    Grades: PK-5 | 353 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    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: #21-2221.- 22.
    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: #21-2221.- 22.
    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: #2323.
    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: #2424.
    Edgerton Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    5145 S 116th St
    Hales Corners, WI 53130
    (414) 525-8900

    Grades: PK-5 | 430 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Meadowview Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    10420 S Mcgraw Dr
    Oak Creek, WI 53154
    (414) 768-6240

    Grades: PK-5 | 335 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Ben Franklin Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    7620 S 83rd St
    Franklin, WI 53132
    (414) 529-8270

    Grades: PK-6 | 389 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Willow Glen Primary School Math: 60-69% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2600 E Bolivar Ave
    Saint Francis, WI 53235
    (414) 486-6300

    Grades: PK-3 | 252 students
  • Rank: #28-2928.- 29.
    Country Dale Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    7380 S North Cape Rd
    Franklin, WI 53132
    (414) 529-8240

    Grades: PK-6 | 492 students
  • Rank: #28-2928.- 29.
    Highland View Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    5900 S 51st St
    Greendale, WI 53129
    (414) 423-2750

    Grades: PK-5 | 366 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Forest Park Middle School Math: 58% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    8225 W Forest Hill Ave
    Franklin, WI 53132
    (414) 529-8250

    Grades: 7-8 | 722 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    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: #3232.
    Carollton Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    8965 S Carollton Dr
    Oak Creek, WI 53154
    (414) 768-6290

    Grades: PK-5 | 422 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Hales Corners Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    11319 W Godsell Ave
    Hales Corners, WI 53130
    (414) 525-8800

    Grades: PK-5 | 565 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Cedar Hills Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2225 W Sycamore Ave
    Oak Creek, WI 53154
    (414) 761-3020

    Grades: PK-5 | 318 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Franklin High School Math: 52% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    8222 S 51st St
    Franklin, WI 53132
    (414) 423-4640

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,547 student
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