Milwaukee School District

5225 W Vliet St
Milwaukee, WI 53208-2627
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Milwaukee School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Wisconsin for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 156 public schools serving 67,149 students in Milwaukee School District. This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Wisconsin.
Public Schools in Milwaukee School District have an average math proficiency score of 12% (versus the Wisconsin public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 19% (versus the 39% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Wisconsin public school average of 32% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (WI)
# Schools
156 Schools
2,248 Schools
# Students
67,149 Students
828,174 Students
# Teachers
4,090 Teachers
59,890 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Milwaukee School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 439 school districts in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 64% has increased from 60% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (WI)
Overall District Rank
#431 out of 443 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Milwaukee   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10%
38%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Milwaukee   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of WI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Milwaukee   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of WI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
64%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Milwaukee   School District and public school graduation rate of WI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.66
0.51
# American Indian Students
299 Students
9,547 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
5,479 Students
34,227 Students
% Asian Students
8%
4%
# Hispanic Students
18,866 Students
108,741 Students
% Hispanic Students
28%
13%
# Black Students
33,354 Students
71,409 Students
% Black Students
50%
9%
# White Students
6,564 Students
563,072 Students
% White Students
10%
68%
# Hawaiian Students
52 Students
630 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,535 Students
40,760 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
5,697
51,141
# Students in K Grade:
4,771
54,443
# Students in 1st Grade:
4,787
54,682
# Students in 2nd Grade:
4,800
55,361
# Students in 3rd Grade:
4,740
55,782
# Students in 4th Grade:
4,682
56,342
# Students in 5th Grade:
4,681
56,976
# Students in 6th Grade:
4,575
58,085
# Students in 7th Grade:
4,794
60,698
# Students in 8th Grade:
4,755
61,972
# Students in 9th Grade:
6,295
67,643
# Students in 10th Grade:
4,465
64,086
# Students in 11th Grade:
4,327
64,078
# Students in 12th Grade:
3,780
66,785
# Ungraded Students:
-
100

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $19,369 is higher than the state median of $16,747. The school district revenue/student has grown by 19% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $18,643 is higher than the state median of $16,719. The school district spending/student has grown by 14% over four school years.
This School District
This State (WI)
Total Revenue
$1,301 MM
$13,869 MM
This chart display total revenue of Milwaukee   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in WI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$1,252 MM
$13,846 MM
This chart display total spending of Milwaukee   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in WI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$19,369
$16,747
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Milwaukee   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in WI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$18,643
$16,719
This chart display average spending per public school student in Milwaukee   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in WI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Milwaukee School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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
Rank: #2 - 52. - 5.
Assata High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3517 W Courtland Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53209
(414) 345-6113
Grades: 9-12
| 95 students
Rank: #2 - 52. - 5.
Banner Preparatory School Of Milwaukee
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3517 W Courtland Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53209
(414) 461-9561
Grades: 9-12
| 32 students
Rank: #2 - 52. - 5.
Eighty-first Street Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2964 N 81st St
Milwaukee, WI 53222
(414) 874-5400
Grades: PK-5
| 322 students
Rank: #2 - 52. - 5.
Lad Lake Synergy School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2820 W Grant St
Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 647-1771
Grades: 6-12
| 24 students
Rank: #66.
Maryland Montessori
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2418 N Maryland Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 906-4800
Grades: PK-8
| 482 students
Rank: #77.
Bay View Montessori School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
357 E Howard Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 935-0700
Grades: PK-8
| 435 students
Rank: #88.
Fernwood Montessori
Math: 30% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3239 S Pennsylvania Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 294-1300
Grades: PK-8
| 758 students
Rank: #99.
Milwaukee German Immersion
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3778 N 82nd St
Milwaukee, WI 53222
(414) 393-5600
Grades: PK-5
| 551 students
Rank: #1010.
King International
Math: 20% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1801 W Olive St
Milwaukee, WI 53209
(414) 267-0700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,334 students
Rank: #1111.
Golda Meir School
Math: 26% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1615 N Martin Luther King Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(414) 758-2500
Grades: 3-12
| 1,160 students
Rank: #1212.
Barton Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5700 W Green Tree Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53223
(414) 393-3900
Grades: PK-5
| 228 students
Rank: #1313.
Honey Creek Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
6701 W Eden Pl
Milwaukee, WI 53220
(414) 604-7900
Grades: PK-5
| 355 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Cooper Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5143 S 21st St
Milwaukee, WI 53221
(414) 304-6300
Grades: PK-8
| 459 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Humboldt Park Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3230 S Adams Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 294-1700
Grades: PK-8
| 546 students
Rank: #1616.
Whittier Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4382 S 3rd St
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 294-1400
Grades: PK-5
| 152 students
Rank: #1717.
Highland Community School
Charter School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1706 W Highland Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 342-1412
Grades: PK-8
| 422 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Fairview Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
6500 W Kinnickinnic River Pkwy
Milwaukee, WI 53219
(414) 546-7700
Grades: PK-8
| 602 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Milwaukee Parkside School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2969 S Howell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 294-1600
Grades: PK-8
| 811 students
Rank: #2020.
Hapa-hmong American Peace K3-12
Charter School
Math: 19% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4601 N 84th St
Milwaukee, WI 53225
(414) 383-4944
Grades: PK-12
| 1,771 students
Rank: #21 - 2321. - 23.
Clement Avenue Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3666 S Clement Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 294-1500
Grades: PK-8
| 313 students
Rank: #21 - 2321. - 23.
Ideal
Charter School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1420 W Goldcrest Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53221
(414) 267-1600
Grades: PK-8
| 229 students
Rank: #21 - 2321. - 23.
Whitman Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4200 S 54th St
Milwaukee, WI 53220
(414) 604-7700
Grades: PK-8
| 323 students
Rank: #2424.
Milwaukee College Preparatory School -- 36th Street Campus
Charter School
Math: 20% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2449 N 36th St
Milwaukee, WI 53210
(414) 445-8020
Grades: PK-8
| 494 students
Rank: #2525.
Burdick Elementary School
Math: 9% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4348 S Griffin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 294-1200
Grades: PK-8
| 523 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Milwaukee French Immersion
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2360 N 52nd St
Milwaukee, WI 53210
(414) 874-8400
Grades: PK-5
| 533 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Milwaukee Spanish Immersion
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2765 S 55th St
Milwaukee, WI 53219
(414) 604-7600
Grades: PK-5
| 717 students
Rank: #28 - 3428. - 34.
Bruce Elementary School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
6453 N 89th St
Milwaukee, WI 53224
(414) 393-2100
Grades: PK-5
| 267 students
Rank: #28 - 3428. - 34.
Grandview High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2745 S 13th St
Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 672-1168
Grades: 9-12
| 220 students
Rank: #28 - 3428. - 34.
Hopkins Lloyd Community School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1503 W Hopkins St
Milwaukee, WI 53206
(414) 267-0600
Grades: PK-5
| 126 students
Rank: #28 - 3428. - 34.
Keefe Avenue Elementary School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1618 W Keefe Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53206
(414) 267-4800
Grades: PK-5
| 163 students
Rank: #28 - 3428. - 34.
North Division High School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1011 W Center St
Milwaukee, WI 53206
(414) 267-4900
Grades: 9-12
| 381 students
Rank: #28 - 3428. - 34.
South Division High School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1515 W Lapham Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53204
(414) 902-8300
Grades: 9-12
| 840 students
Rank: #28 - 3428. - 34.
Vincent High School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
7501 N Granville Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53224
(262) 236-1200
Grades: 9-12
| 725 students
Rank: #3535.
Wedgewood Park School
Math: 11% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
6506 W Warnimont Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53220
(414) 604-7800
Grades: 6-8
| 754 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Milwaukee School District?
Milwaukee School District manages 156 public schools serving 67,149 students.
What is the rank of Milwaukee School District?
Milwaukee School District is ranked #427 out of 439 school districts in Wisconsin (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Wisconsin school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Milwaukee School District?
50% of Milwaukee School District students are Black, 28% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are White, 8% of students are Asian, and 4% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Milwaukee School District?
Milwaukee School District has a student/teacher ratio of 17:1, which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 14:1.
What is Milwaukee School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $18,643 is higher than the state median of $16,719. The school district spending/student has grown by 14% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 156 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 67,149 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 64% (Btm 50% in WI)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

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