Top 10 Best Waukesha Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 30 public schools serving 12,384 students in Waukesha, WI (there are 12 private schools, serving 1,747 private students). 88% of all K-12 students in Waukesha, WI are educated in public schools (compared to the WI state average of 86%).
The top ranked public schools in Waukesha, WI are Rose Glen Elementary School, White Rock School and Meadowbrook Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Waukesha, WI public schools have an average math proficiency score of 38% (versus the Wisconsin public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 38% (versus the 39% statewide average). Schools in Waukesha have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Wisconsin public schools.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Wisconsin public school average of 32% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Best Waukesha, WI Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Rose Glen Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
W273s3845 Brookhill Dr
Waukesha, WI 53189
(262) 970-2405
Grades: PK-5
| 529 students
Rank: #22.
White Rock School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1150 Whiterock Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 970-2705
Grades: PK-8
| 240 students
Rank: #33.
Meadowbrook Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3130 Rolling Ridge Dr
Waukesha, WI 53188
(262) 970-2005
Grades: PK-5
| 265 students
Rank: #44.
Waukesha Engineering Preparatory Academy
Charter School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
401 E Roberta Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 970-3880
Grades: 9-12
| 174 students
Rank: #55.
Waukesha Stem Academy
Charter School
Math: 62% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
114 S Charles St
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 970-2305
Grades: PK-8
| 648 students
Rank: #66.
Prairie Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1801 Center Rd
Waukesha, WI 53189
(262) 970-2205
Grades: PK-5
| 314 students
Rank: #77.
Summit View Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 56% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2100 Summit Ave
Waukesha, WI 53188
(262) 970-2605
Grades: PK-5
| 474 students
Rank: #88.
Hillcrest Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2200 Davidson Rd
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 970-1805
Grades: PK-5
| 311 students
Rank: #99.
Bethesda Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
730 S University Dr
Waukesha, WI 53188
(262) 970-1305
Grades: PK-5
| 442 students
Rank: #1010.
West High School
Math: 34% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3301 Saylesville Rd
Waukesha, WI 53189
(262) 970-3905
Grades: 9-12
| 1,157 students
Rank: #1111.
Les Paul Middle School
Math: 34% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
325 Carroll St
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 970-3105
Grades: 6-8
| 597 students
Rank: #1212.
Butler Middle School
Math: 35% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
310 N Hine Ave
Waukesha, WI 53188
(262) 970-2905
Grades: 6-8
| 788 students
Rank: #1313.
Lowell Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
140 N Grandview Blvd
Waukesha, WI 53188
(262) 970-1905
Grades: PK-5
| 390 students
Rank: #1414.
Waukesha Of Health Professions
Charter School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
401 E Roberta Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 970-3775
Grades: 9-12
| 169 students
Rank: #1515.
Eachieve - Wisconsin
Charter School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
222 Maple Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 970-1069
Grades: 6-12
| 793 students
Rank: #1616.
Banting Elementary School
Math: 31% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2019 Butler Dr
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 970-1205
Grades: PK-5
| 471 students
Rank: #1717.
Horning Middle School
Math: 24% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1809 Butler Dr
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 970-3305
Grades: 6-8
| 635 students
Rank: #1818.
Eachieve Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
222 Maple Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 970-1069
Grades: PK-5
| 215 students
Rank: #1919.
Hawthorne Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1111maitland Dr
Waukesha, WI 53188
(262) 970-1610
Grades: PK-5
| 326 students
Rank: #2020.
North High School
Math: 18% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2222 Michigan Ave
Waukesha, WI 53188
(262) 970-3505
Grades: 9-12
| 1,055 students
Rank: #2121.
Heyer Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1209 Heyer Dr
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 970-1705
Grades: PK-5
| 412 students
Rank: #2222.
South High School
Math: 16% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
401 E Roberta Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 970-3705
Grades: 9-12
| 932 students
Rank: #2323.
La Casa De Esperanza Charter School
Charter School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
410 Arcadian Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 547-0887
Grades: PK-8
| 200 students
Rank: #2424.
Waukesha East Alternative School
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1150 Whiterock Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 970-4355
Grades: 6-12
| 77 students
Rank: #2525.
Hadfield Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
733 Linden St
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 970-1505
Grades: PK-5
| 216 students
Rank: #2626.
Whittier Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1103 S East Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 970-2805
Grades: PK-5
| 197 students
Rank: n/an/a
Adeline Montessori School Inc
Charter School
S31w29553 Sunset Dr
Waukesha, WI 53189
(262) 201-4492
Grades: PK-8
| 104 students
Rank: n/an/a
Riverview School
Alternative School
521 Riverview Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 548-7731
Grades: 6-12
| 2 students
Rank: n/an/a
Waukesha Transition Academy
Special Education School
1150 Whiterock Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 970-1102
Grades: 12
| 35 students
Rank: n/an/a
White Rock Campus
1150 Whiterock Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 970-2700
Grades: PK
| 216 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Waukesha, Wisconsin

Waukesha, Wisconsin Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
301 Hyde Park Ave
Waukesha, WI 53188
(262) 970-1405
Grades: PK-5
| 304 students
1111 Maitland Dr
Waukesha, WI 53188
(262) 970-1605
Grades: PK-5
| 213 students
111 E Main St
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 524-8677
Grades: 9-12
| 4 students
130 Walton Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 970-2505
Grades: PK-6
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Waukesha, WI?
The top ranked public schools in Waukesha, WI include Rose Glen Elementary School, White Rock School and Meadowbrook Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Waukesha, WI?
30 public schools are located in Waukesha, WI.
What percentage of students in Waukesha, WI go to public school?
88% of all K-12 students in Waukesha, WI are educated in public schools (compared to the WI state average of 86%).
What is the racial composition of students in Waukesha, WI?
Waukesha, WI public schools minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Wisconsin public schools average of 32% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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