Milwaukee School District

5225 W Vliet St
Milwaukee, WI 53208-2627
(District boundaries shown in map)
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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 39 public high schools serving 22,774 students in Milwaukee School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public high schools in Wisconsin.
Public High Schools in Milwaukee School District have an average math proficiency score of 16% (versus the Wisconsin public high school average of 29%), and reading proficiency score of 27% (versus the 37% statewide average).
Public High School in Milwaukee School District have a Graduation Rate of 64%, which is less than the Wisconsin average of 88%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Reagan College Preparatory High School, with 98% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Wisconsin or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Wisconsin public high school average of 31% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (WI)
# Schools
156 Schools
643 Schools
# Students
67,149 Students
285,156 Students
# Teachers
4,090 Teachers
19,297 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
0.50
# American Indian Students
299 Students
3,808 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
5,479 Students
12,055 Students
% Asian Students
8%
4%
# Hispanic Students
18,866 Students
35,218 Students
% Hispanic Students
28%
13%
# Black Students
33,354 Students
25,971 Students
% Black Students
50%
9%
# White Students
6,564 Students
196,761 Students
% White Students
10%
69%
# Hawaiian Students
52 Students
219 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,535 Students
11,436 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
5,697
865
# Students in K Grade:
4,771
976
# Students in 1st Grade:
4,787
1,081
# Students in 2nd Grade:
4,800
1,112
# Students in 3rd Grade:
4,740
1,179
# Students in 4th Grade:
4,682
1,181
# Students in 5th Grade:
4,681
1,200
# Students in 6th Grade:
4,575
3,234
# Students in 7th Grade:
4,794
5,216
# Students in 8th Grade:
4,755
6,520
# 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:
-
-

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 High 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 - 42. - 4.
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 - 42. - 4.
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 - 42. - 4.
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: #55.
Milwaukee County Youth Education Center
Alternative School
949 N 9th St
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 226-7330
Grades: 6-12
| 9 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
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
| 90 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
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
| 23 students
Rank: #88.
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: #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.
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: #11 - 1411. - 14.
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: #11 - 1411. - 14.
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: #11 - 1411. - 14.
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: #11 - 1411. - 14.
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: #1515.
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: #16 - 1816. - 18.
Nova-northwest Opportunities Vocational Academy
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20% )
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2320 W Burleigh St
Milwaukee, WI 53206
(414) 874-0283
Grades: 9-12
| 112 students
Rank: #16 - 1816. - 18.
Shalom High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20% )
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1749 N 16th St
Milwaukee, WI 53205
(414) 933-5019
Grades: 9-12
| 120 students
Rank: #16 - 1816. - 18.
Transition High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20% )
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1940 N 36th St
Milwaukee, WI 53208
(414) 212-2670
Grades: 9-12
| 101 students
Rank: #1919.
Riverside High School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1615 E Locust St
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 906-4900
Grades: 9-12
| 1,323 students
Rank: #2020.
Macdowell Montessori School K3-12
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
6415 W Mount Vernon Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53213
(414) 935-1400
Grades: PK-12
| 866 students
Rank: #2121.
Carmen High School Of Science And Technology South Campus
Charter School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1712 S 32nd St
Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 384-4444
Grades: 9-12
| 378 students
Rank: #2222.
Audubon Technology And Communication High School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3300 S 39th St
Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 902-7800
Grades: 9-12
| 385 students
Rank: #2323.
Milwaukee High School Of The Arts
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2300 W Highland Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 934-7000
Grades: 9-12
| 993 students
Rank: #24 - 2824. - 28.
Bay View High School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2751 S Lenox St
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 294-2400
Grades: 9-12
| 904 students
Rank: #24 - 2824. - 28.
James Madison Academic Campus
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
8135 W Florist Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53218
(414) 393-6100
Grades: 9-12
| 648 students
Rank: #24 - 2824. - 28.
Marshall High School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4141 N 64th St
Milwaukee, WI 53216
(414) 393-2300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,010 students
Rank: #24 - 2824. - 28.
Whs Information Technology
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2525 N Sherman Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53210
(414) 875-5900
Grades: 9-12
| 500 students
Rank: #24 - 2824. - 28.
Wisconsin Conservatory Of Lifelong Learning
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1017 N 12th St
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 304-6800
Grades: PK-12
| 376 students
Rank: #2929.
Project Stay-supporting Teachers And Youth
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤20% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
609 N 8th St
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 298-9300
Grades: 9-12
| 112 students
Rank: #3030.
Alliance School Of Milwaukee
Charter School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
850 W Walnut St
Milwaukee, WI 53205
(414) 267-5400
Grades: 9-12
| 147 students
Rank: #3131.
Obama School Of Career And Technical Education
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5075 N Sherman Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53209
(414) 393-4900
Grades: PK-12
| 0 students
Rank: #3232.
Milwaukee Excellence Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 6-9%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4950 N 24th St
Milwaukee, WI 53209
(414) 464-7188
Grades: 6-11
| 591 students
Rank: #33 - 3733. - 37.
Bradley Technology High School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
700 S Fourth St
Milwaukee, WI 53204
(414) 212-2400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,035 students
Rank: #33 - 3733. - 37.
Carmen Hi Southeast Campus
Charter School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2500 W Oklahoma Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53218
(414) 509-7800
Grades: 9-12
| 785 students
Rank: #33 - 3733. - 37.
Green Tree Preparatory Academy
Charter School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
6850 N 53rd St
Milwaukee, WI 53223
(414) 206-0500
Grades: 6-11
| 363 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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