Top 10 Best Milwaukee County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 284 public schools serving 124,924 students in Milwaukee County, WI (there are 194 private schools, serving 45,273 private students). 73% of all K-12 students in Milwaukee County, WI are educated in public schools (compared to the WI state average of 86%).
The top ranked public schools in Milwaukee County, WI are Wauwatosa Stem, Lincoln Elementary School and Richards 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 27% (versus the Wisconsin public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 39% statewide average). Schools in Milwaukee County have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Wisconsin public schools.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Wisconsin public school average of 32% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Best Milwaukee County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Wauwatosa Stem
Charter School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
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: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1741 N Wauwatosa Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53213
(414) 773-1300
Grades: PK-5
| 305 students
Rank: #33.
Richards Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5812 N Santa Monica Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53217
(414) 963-3951
Grades: PK-5
| 653 students
Rank: #44.
Mckinley Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2435 N 89th St
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 773-1500
Grades: PK-5
| 376 students
Rank: #55.
Whitefish Bay Middle School
Math: 65% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1144 E Henry Clay St
Milwaukee, WI 53217
(414) 963-6800
Grades: 6-8
| 627 students
Rank: #66.
Lake Bluff Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1600 E Lake Bluff Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 963-6972
Grades: PK-6
| 507 students
Rank: #77.
Roosevelt Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2535 N 73rd St
Milwaukee, WI 53213
(414) 773-1600
Grades: PK-5
| 416 students
Rank: #88.
Wauwatosa Montessori School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
12121 W North Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 773-3310
Grades: PK-8
| 173 students
Rank: #99.
College Park Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5701 W College Ave
Greendale, WI 53129
(414) 423-2850
Grades: K-5
| 265 students
Rank: #1010.
Stormonth Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7301 N Longacre Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53217
(414) 247-4102
Grades: PK-4
| 488 students
Rank: #1111.
Bayside Middle School
Math: 62% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
601 E Ellsworth Ln
Milwaukee, WI 53217
(414) 247-4201
Grades: 5-8
| 363 students
Rank: #1212.
Indian Hill School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1101 W Brown Deer Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53217
(414) 351-7390
Grades: PK-3
| 219 students
Rank: #1313.
Pleasant View Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4601 W Marquette Ave
Franklin, WI 53132
(414) 423-4650
Grades: PK-5
| 454 students
Rank: #1414.
Cumberland Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4780 N Marlborough Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 963-3943
Grades: PK-5
| 616 students
Rank: #1515.
Atwater Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2100 E Capitol Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 963-6962
Grades: PK-6
| 442 students
Rank: #1616.
Whitefish Bay High School
Math: 56% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1200 E Fairmount Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53217
(414) 963-3928
Grades: 9-12
| 951 students
Rank: #1717.
Robinwood Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
10705 W Robinwood Ln
Franklin, WI 53132
(414) 529-8255
Grades: PK-5
| 476 students
Rank: #1818.
Country Dale Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7380 S North Cape Rd
Franklin, WI 53132
(414) 529-8240
Grades: PK-5
| 454 students
Rank: #1919.
East High School
Math: 53% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7500 Milwaukee Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53213
(414) 773-2000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,079 students
Rank: #2020.
Edgerton Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5145 S 116th St
Hales Corners, WI 53130
(414) 525-8900
Grades: PK-5
| 407 students
Rank: #2121.
Wilson Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1060 N Glenview Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53213
(414) 773-1900
Grades: PK-5
| 169 students
Rank: #2222.
Maple Dale School
Math: 53% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
8377 N Port Washington Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53217
(414) 351-7380
Grades: 4-8
| 219 students
Rank: #2323.
Meadowview Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
10420 S Mcgraw Dr
Oak Creek, WI 53154
(414) 768-6240
Grades: PK-5
| 321 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Deerfield Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3871 E Bluestem Dr
Oak Creek, WI 53154
(414) 768-6220
Grades: PK-5
| 380 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Jefferson Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6927 Maple Ter
Milwaukee, WI 53213
(414) 773-1200
Grades: PK-5
| 263 students
Rank: #2626.
Jones Elementary School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5845 S Swift Ave
Cudahy, WI 53110
(414) 294-7150
Grades: PK-5
| 170 students
Rank: #2727.
Hales Corners Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11320 W Janesville Rd
Hales Corners, WI 53130
(414) 525-8800
Grades: PK-5
| 511 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Carollton Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8965 S Carollton Dr
Oak Creek, WI 53154
(414) 768-6290
Grades: PK-5
| 391 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Southwood Glen Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9090 S 35th St
Franklin, WI 53132
(414) 761-1181
Grades: PK-5
| 388 students
Rank: #3030.
Franklin High School
Math: 47% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8222 S 51st St
Franklin, WI 53132
(414) 423-4640
Grades: 9-12
| 1,573 students
Rank: #3131.
Downtown Montessori
Charter School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2507 S Graham St
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 744-6005
Grades: PK-8
| 241 students
Rank: #3232.
Shorewood High School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1701 E Capitol Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 963-6921
Grades: 9-12
| 635 students
Rank: #3333.
Ben Franklin Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7620 S 83rd St
Franklin, WI 53132
(414) 529-8270
Grades: PK-5
| 329 students
Rank: #3434.
Forest Park Middle School
Math: 54% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8225 W Forest Hill Ave
Franklin, WI 53132
(414) 529-8250
Grades: 6-8
| 1,078 students
Rank: #3535.
Reagan College Preparatory High School
Math: 45% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4965 S 20th St
Milwaukee, WI 53221
(414) 304-6100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,344 students
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Milwaukee County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
5225 W Vliet St Room 9
Milwaukee, WI 53208
(414) 475-8473
Grades: PK-K
| 16 students
1530 West Center St
Milwaukee, WI 53206
(414) 372-3942
Grades: PK-8
| n/a students
2450 S 68th St
Milwaukee, WI 53219
(414) 604-3520
Grades: 9-12
| 30 students
3517 W Courtland Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53209
(414) 897-7398
Grades: 6-12
| 51 students
Afro Urban Institute High School (Closed 2006)
Alternative School
Charter School
Po Box 85
Milwaukee, WI 53201
(414) 562-6969
Grades: 9-12
| 159 students
5268 N 35th St
Milwaukee, WI 53209
(414) 461-1624
Grades: 1-8
| 181 students
7841 N 47th St
Milwaukee, WI 53223
(414) 371-6705
Grades: PK-2
| 228 students
1618 W Keefe Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53206
(414) 615-3915
Grades: PK-8
| 158 students
2669 N Richards St
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(414) 562-8398
Grades: 9-12
| 71 students
7171 W Brown Deer Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53223
(414) 375-1510
Grades: 6-8
| 219 students
5757 West Dean Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53223
(414) 371-6900
Grades: 5-8
| 501 students
6700 North 80th St
Milwaukee, WI 53223
(414) 393-3500
Grades: 6-8
| 406 students
3620 N 18th St
Milwaukee, WI 53206
(414) 615-3915
Grades: PK-8
| 651 students
3814 West North Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53208
(414) 615-3915
Grades: PK-8
| 590 students
3939 N 88th St
Milwaukee, WI 53222
(414) 465-1355
Grades: PK-8
| n/a students
4116 W Silver Spring Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53209
(414) 393-5300
Grades: PK-5
| 263 students
1236 S Layton Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53218
(414) 384-4444
Grades: 6-8
| 199 students
2001 W Vliet St
Milwaukee, WI 53205
(414) 933-4044
Grades: PK-5
| 275 students
1645 South 36th St
Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 672-6868
Grades: 9-12
| 79 students
9000 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 299-2795
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
700 W Michigan St
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 344-8480
Grades: 9-12
| 98 students
6700 N 80th St
Milwaukee, WI 53223
(414) 256-8200
Grades: 9-12
| 236 students
2760 N 1st St
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(414) 267-8608
Grades: 9-10
| 63 students
6201 South Barland Ave
Cudahy, WI 53110
(414) 766-5090
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
3040 West Capitol Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53216
(414) 442-4422
Grades: 9-12
| 95 students
3517 W Courtland Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53209
(414) 449-5960
Grades: 6-12
| 35 students
6850 N 53rd St
Milwaukee, WI 53223
(414) 206-0500
Grades: 6-8
| 159 students
4834 N Mother Daniels Way
Milwaukee, WI 53209
(414) 463-6000
Grades: PK-8
| 156 students
10201 W Watertown Plank Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 257-4857
Grades: 5-12
| 21 students
3620 North 18th St
Milwaukee, WI 53206
(414) 212-2915
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
3409 N 37th St
Milwaukee, WI 53216
(414) 874-5500
Grades: PK-6
| 114 students
2969 South Howell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 294-1600
Grades: PK-6
| 286 students
4141 North 64th St
Milwaukee, WI 53216
(414) 393-2580
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
5268 N 35th St
Milwaukee, WI 53209
(414) 461-1624
Grades: 1-8
| 176 students
5372 N 37th St
Milwaukee, WI 53209
(414) 616-5400
Grades: 6-10
| 622 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Milwaukee County, WI?
The top ranked public schools in Milwaukee County, WI include Wauwatosa Stem, Lincoln Elementary School and Richards Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Milwaukee County, WI?
284 public schools are located in Milwaukee County, WI.
What percentage of students in Milwaukee County, WI go to public school?
73% of all K-12 students in Milwaukee County, WI are educated in public schools (compared to the WI state average of 86%).
What is the racial composition of students in Milwaukee County, WI?
Milwaukee County, WI public schools minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Wisconsin public schools average of 32% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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