Milwaukee School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 158 public schools serving 71,510 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 15% (versus the Wisconsin public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 19% (versus the 41% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Milwaukee School District are Whittier Elementary School, Cooper Elementary School and Milwaukee German Immersion. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Milwaukee School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Wisconsin.
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).

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%)

Overview

School District Name
Milwaukee School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (WI)
# Schools
158 Schools
2,260 Schools
# Students
71,510 Students
830,799 Students
# Teachers
4,130 Teachers
59,671 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Milwaukee School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 441 school districts in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 69% has increased from 61% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (WI)
Overall District Rank
#432 out of 442 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Milwaukee   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
43%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
41%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
69%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Milwaukee   School District and public school graduation rate of WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.66
0.51
# American Indian Students
318 Students
9,725 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
5,654 Students
34,497 Students
% Asian Students
8%
4%
# Hispanic Students
19,803 Students
106,241 Students
% Hispanic Students
28%
13%
# Black Students
36,047 Students
73,567 Students
% Black Students
50%
9%
# White Students
7,080 Students
567,130 Students
% White Students
10%
68%
# Hawaiian Students
52 Students
634 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,556 Students
38,161 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
5,206
47,126
# Students in K Grade:
5,138
54,019
# Students in 1st Grade:
5,190
55,100
# Students in 2nd Grade:
5,157
55,640
# Students in 3rd Grade:
5,074
56,282
# Students in 4th Grade:
5,122
57,044
# Students in 5th Grade:
5,230
58,245
# Students in 6th Grade:
5,194
60,625
# Students in 7th Grade:
5,176
61,994
# Students in 8th Grade:
5,120
63,435
# Students in 9th Grade:
6,189
65,866
# Students in 10th Grade:
4,989
64,757
# Students in 11th Grade:
4,659
64,918
# Students in 12th Grade:
4,066
65,748
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $17,195 is higher than the state median of $16,405. The school district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,750 is higher than the state median of $17,013. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (WI)
Total Revenue
$1,230 MM
$14 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 2018-19 school year data.
Spending
$1,269 MM
$14 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 2018-19 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$17,195
$16,405
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 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$17,750
$17,013
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 2018-19 school year data.

Best Milwaukee School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Whittier Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4382 S 3rd St
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 294-1400
Grades: PK-5
| 193 students
Rank: #22.
Cooper Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5143 S 21st St
Milwaukee, WI 53221
(414) 304-6300
Grades: PK-8
| 466 students
Rank: #33.
Milwaukee German Immersion
Math: 51% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
3778 N 82nd St
Milwaukee, WI 53222
(414) 393-5600
Grades: PK-5
| 592 students
Rank: #44.
Golda Meir School
Math: 47% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1615 N Martin Luther King Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(414) 758-2500
Grades: 3-12
| 1,195 students
Rank: #55.
Maryland Montessori
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2418 N Maryland Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 906-4800
Grades: PK-8
| 495 students
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Banner Preparatory School Of Milwaukee
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3517 W Courtland Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53209
(414) 461-9561
Grades: 9-12
| 35 students
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Groppi High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1312 N 27th St
Milwaukee, WI 53208
(414) 934-8200
Grades: 9-12
| 105 students
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
South Accelerated Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1515 W Lapham Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53204
(414) 773-9858
Grades: 9-12
| 4 students
Rank: #99.
Fernwood Montessori
Math: 35% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
3239 S Pennsylvania Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 294-1300
Grades: PK-8
| 772 students
Rank: #1010.
Reagan College Preparatory High School
Math: 25% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4965 S 20th St
Milwaukee, WI 53221
(414) 304-6100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,384 students
Rank: #1111.
Milwaukee College Preparatory School -- 36th Street Campus
Charter School
Math: 46% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2449 N 36th St
Milwaukee, WI 53210
(414) 445-8020
Grades: PK-8
| 511 students
Rank: #1212.
Milwaukee College Preparatory School -- Lloyd Street
Charter School
Math: 42% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1228 W Lloyd St
Milwaukee, WI 53205
(414) 264-6000
Grades: PK-8
| 505 students
Rank: #1313.
Academy Of Accelerated Learning
Math: 42% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3727 S 78th St
Milwaukee, WI 53220
(414) 604-7300
Grades: PK-5
| 595 students
Rank: #1414.
Milwaukee College Preparatory School -- 38th Street
Charter School
Math: 40% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2623 N 38th St
Milwaukee, WI 53205
(414) 445-1000
Grades: PK-8
| 511 students
Rank: #1515.
Bay View Montessori School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
357 E Howard Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 935-0700
Grades: PK-7
| 422 students
Rank: #1616.
Hapa-hmong American Peace Academy K3-12
Charter School
Math: 31% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4601 N 84th St
Milwaukee, WI 53225
(414) 383-4944
Grades: PK-12
| 1,817 students
Rank: #1717.
King International
Math: 22% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1801 W Olive St
Milwaukee, WI 53209
(414) 267-0700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,443 students
Rank: #1818.
Milwaukee Spanish Immersion
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2765 S 55th St
Milwaukee, WI 53219
(414) 604-7600
Grades: PK-5
| 723 students
Rank: #1919.
Honey Creek Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
6701 W Eden Pl
Milwaukee, WI 53220
(414) 604-7900
Grades: PK-5
| 373 students
Rank: #2020.
Humboldt Park Elementary School
Math: 29% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3230 S Adams Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 294-1700
Grades: PK-8
| 576 students
Rank: #2121.
Burdick Elementary School
Math: 28% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4348 S Griffin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 294-1200
Grades: PK-8
| 570 students
Rank: #2222.
Carmen Middle School Of Science And Technology South Campus
Charter School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1236 S Layton Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53218
(414) 384-4444
Grades: 6-8
| 199 students
Rank: #2323.
Carmen High School Of Science And Technology South Campus
Charter School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1712 S 32nd St
Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 384-4444
Grades: 9-12
| 409 students
Rank: #2424.
Highland Community School
Charter School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1706 W Highland Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 342-1412
Grades: PK-8
| 426 students
Rank: #2525.
Milwaukee College Preparatory School: Lola Rowe North Campus
Charter School
Math: 29% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1350 W North Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53205
(414) 264-6600
Grades: PK-8
| 498 students
Rank: #2626.
Fairview Elementary School
Math: 29% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
6500 W Kinnickinnic River Pkwy
Milwaukee, WI 53219
(414) 546-7700
Grades: PK-8
| 631 students
Rank: #2727.
Milwaukee French Immersion
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2360 N 52nd St
Milwaukee, WI 53210
(414) 874-8400
Grades: PK-5
| 594 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Garland Elementary School
Math: 32% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
3120 W Green Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53221
(414) 304-6500
Grades: PK-8
| 581 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Pratt Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5131 N Green Bay Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53209
(414) 247-7300
Grades: PK-5
| 280 students
Rank: #3030.
Clement Avenue Elementary School
Math: 26% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3666 S Clement Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 294-1500
Grades: PK-8
| 364 students
Rank: #3131.
Whitman Elementary School
Math: 29% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
4200 S 54th St
Milwaukee, WI 53220
(414) 604-7700
Grades: PK-8
| 360 students
Rank: #3232.
Alba - Academia De Lenguaje Y Bellas Artes
Charter School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1712 S 32nd St
Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 902-7525
Grades: PK-7
| 565 students
Rank: #3333.
Ninety-fifth Street Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
3707 N 94th St
Milwaukee, WI 53222
(414) 393-4100
Grades: PK-5
| 417 students
Rank: #3434.
Milwaukee Excellence Charter School
Charter School
Math: 33% | Reading: 20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4950 N 24th St
Milwaukee, WI 53209
(414) 464-7188
Grades: 6-10
| 509 students
Rank: #3535.
Wedgewood Park School
Math: 26% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
6506 W Warnimont Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53220
(414) 604-7800
Grades: 6-8
| 836 students
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Milwaukee School District
  • 5225 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI, 53208-2627
  • (414) 475-8002
  • milwaukee.k12.wi.us
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 71,510 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 69% (Btm 50% in WI)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.66

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