Milwaukee School District

5225 W Vliet St
Milwaukee, WI 53208-2627
(District boundaries shown in map)
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 125 public elementary schools serving 50,723 students in Milwaukee School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public elementary schools in Wisconsin.
Public Elementary Schools in Milwaukee School District have an average math proficiency score of 12% (versus the Wisconsin public elementary school average of 39%), and reading proficiency score of 18% (versus the 38% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Wisconsin public elementary school average of 34% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (WI)
# Schools
156 Schools
1,613 Schools
# Students
67,149 Students
545,765 Students
# Teachers
4,090 Teachers
41,211 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)
#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.
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.
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.
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:

0.66
0.53
# American Indian Students
299 Students
6,665 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
5,479 Students
23,374 Students
% Asian Students
8%
4%
# Hispanic Students
18,866 Students
74,063 Students
% Hispanic Students
28%
14%
# Black Students
33,354 Students
50,884 Students
% Black Students
50%
10%
# White Students
6,564 Students
361,608 Students
% White Students
10%
66%
# Hawaiian Students
52 Students
423 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,535 Students
28,960 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
5,697
34,894
# Students in K Grade:
4,771
53,078
# 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
51,881
# Students in 8th Grade:
4,755
51,964
# Students in 9th Grade:
6,295
4,108
# Students in 10th Grade:
4,465
3,995
# Students in 11th Grade:
4,327
3,953
# Students in 12th Grade:
3,780
4,564
# 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 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 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 Elementary Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
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: #1 - 21. - 2.
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: #33.
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: #44.
Milwaukee County Youth Education Center
Alternative School
949 N 9th St
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 226-7330
Grades: 6-12
| 9 students
Rank: #55.
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: #66.
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: #77.
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: #88.
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
| 581 students
Rank: #99.
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: #1010.
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: #1111.
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: #12 - 1312. - 13.
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: #12 - 1312. - 13.
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: #1414.
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: #1515.
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: #16 - 1716. - 17.
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: #16 - 1716. - 17.
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: #1818.
Garland Elementary School
(Math: 32% | Reading: 27% )
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3120 W Green Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53221
(414) 304-6500
Grades: PK-8
| 530 students
Rank: #1919.
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: #20 - 2220. - 22.
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: #20 - 2220. - 22.
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: #20 - 2220. - 22.
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: #2323.
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: #2424.
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: #25 - 2625. - 26.
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: #25 - 2625. - 26.
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: #27 - 2927. - 29.
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: #27 - 2927. - 29.
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: #27 - 2927. - 29.
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: #3030.
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
Rank: #3131.
Milwaukee School Of Languages
(Math: 10% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
8400 W Burleigh St
Milwaukee, WI 53222
(414) 393-5700
Grades: 6-12
| 993 students
Rank: #3232.
Milwaukee College Preparatory School: Lola Rowe North Campus
Charter School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1350 W North Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53205
(414) 264-6600
Grades: PK-8
| 502 students
Rank: #3333.
Greenfield Bilingual
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1711 S 35th St
Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 902-8200
Grades: PK-8
| 540 students
Rank: #3434.
River Trail Elementary School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
12021 W Florist Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53225
(414) 393-2200
Grades: PK-8
| 292 students
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
Alcott Elementary School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3563 S 97th St
Milwaukee, WI 53228
(414) 604-7400
Grades: PK-8
| 248 students
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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%
  • : 64% (Btm 50% in WI)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 10% (Btm 50%)
  • : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

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