Waukesha School District

222 Maple Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186-4725
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Waukesha 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 28 public schools serving 12,080 students in Waukesha School District. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Wisconsin.
Public Schools in Waukesha School District 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).
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), 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
28 Schools
2,248 Schools
# Students
12,080 Students
828,174 Students
# Teachers
807 Teachers
59,890 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Waukesha 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 89% has increased from 82% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (WI)
Overall District Rank
#225 out of 443 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Waukesha   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
38%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Waukesha   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)
38%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Waukesha   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
89%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Waukesha   School District and public school graduation rate of WI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.55
0.51
# American Indian Students
27 Students
9,547 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
401 Students
34,227 Students
% Asian Students
3%
4%
# Hispanic Students
2,804 Students
108,741 Students
% Hispanic Students
23%
13%
# Black Students
684 Students
71,409 Students
% Black Students
6%
9%
# White Students
7,586 Students
563,072 Students
% White Students
63%
68%
# Hawaiian Students
17 Students
630 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
561 Students
40,760 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
692
51,141
# Students in K Grade:
753
54,443
# Students in 1st Grade:
770
54,682
# Students in 2nd Grade:
812
55,361
# Students in 3rd Grade:
729
55,782
# Students in 4th Grade:
805
56,342
# Students in 5th Grade:
788
56,976
# Students in 6th Grade:
815
58,085
# Students in 7th Grade:
883
60,698
# Students in 8th Grade:
860
61,972
# Students in 9th Grade:
938
67,643
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,040
64,086
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,031
64,078
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,164
66,785
# Ungraded Students:
-
100

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $15,493 in this school district is less than the state median of $16,747. The school district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,309 is higher than the state median of $16,719. The school district spending/student has grown by 21% over four school years.
This School District
This State (WI)
Total Revenue
$187 MM
$13,869 MM
This chart display total revenue of Waukesha   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
$209 MM
$13,846 MM
This chart display total spending of Waukesha   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
$15,493
$16,747
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Waukesha   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
$17,309
$16,719
This chart display average spending per public school student in Waukesha   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 Waukesha School District 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.
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: #2424.
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: #2525.
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
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

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Waukesha School District?
Waukesha School District manages 28 public schools serving 12,080 students.
What is the rank of Waukesha School District?
Waukesha School District is ranked #225 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 Waukesha School District?
63% of Waukesha School District students are White, 23% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Waukesha School District?
Waukesha School District has a student/teacher ratio of 15:1, which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 14:1.
What is Waukesha School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $17,309 is higher than the state median of $16,719. The school district spending/student has grown by 21% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 28 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 12,080 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Btm 50% in WI)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

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