Wauwatosa School District

12121 W North Ave
Wauwatosa, WI 53226-2096
(District boundaries shown in map)
8/
10
Top 30%

Top Rankings

Wauwatosa School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Wisconsin for:

Category
Attribute
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 17 public schools serving 6,968 students in Wauwatosa School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in Wisconsin.
Public Schools in Wauwatosa School District have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the Wisconsin public school average of 39%), and reading proficiency score of 49% (versus the 38% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Wisconsin public school average of 32% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (WI)
# Schools
17 Schools
2,248 Schools
# Students
6,968 Students
828,174 Students
# Teachers
463 Teachers
59,890 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Wauwatosa School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 448 school districts in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 89% has decreased from 92% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (WI)
#92 out of 450 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Wauwatosa   School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
47%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Wauwatosa   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 2021-22 school year data.
49%
38%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wauwatosa   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 2021-22 school year data.
53%
44%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Wauwatosa   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of WI by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
89%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Wauwatosa   School District and public school graduation rate of WI by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.58
0.51
# American Indian Students
16 Students
9,547 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
298 Students
34,227 Students
% Asian Students
4%
4%
# Hispanic Students
587 Students
108,741 Students
% Hispanic Students
9%
13%
# Black Students
1,269 Students
71,409 Students
% Black Students
18%
9%
# White Students
4,276 Students
563,072 Students
% White Students
61%
68%
# Hawaiian Students
3 Students
630 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
519 Students
40,760 Students
% of Two or more races Students
8%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
421
51,141
# Students in K Grade:
414
54,443
# Students in 1st Grade:
447
54,682
# Students in 2nd Grade:
471
55,361
# Students in 3rd Grade:
452
55,782
# Students in 4th Grade:
452
56,342
# Students in 5th Grade:
466
56,976
# Students in 6th Grade:
473
58,085
# Students in 7th Grade:
494
60,698
# Students in 8th Grade:
519
61,972
# Students in 9th Grade:
563
67,643
# Students in 10th Grade:
590
64,086
# Students in 11th Grade:
569
64,078
# Students in 12th Grade:
637
66,785
# Ungraded Students:
-
100

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,244 in this school district is less than the state median of $16,747. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $24,165 is higher than the state median of $16,719. The school district spending/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
This School District
This State (WI)
Total Revenue
$113 MM
$13,869 MM
This chart display total revenue of Wauwatosa   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
$168 MM
$13,846 MM
This chart display total spending of Wauwatosa   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
$16,244
$16,747
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Wauwatosa   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
$24,165
$16,719
This chart display average spending per public school student in Wauwatosa   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 Wauwatosa School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Wauwatosa Stem
Charter School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1060 N Glenview Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53213
(414) 773-1900
Grades: K-5
| 135 students
Rank: #22.
Lincoln Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1741 N Wauwatosa Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53213
(414) 773-1300
Grades: PK-5
| 305 students
Rank: #33.
Roosevelt Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2535 N 73rd St
Milwaukee, WI 53213
(414) 773-1600
Grades: PK-5
| 416 students
Rank: #44.
Wauwatosa Montessori School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
12121 W North Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 773-3310
Grades: PK-8
| 173 students
Rank: #55.
Mckinley Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2435 N 89th St
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 773-1500
Grades: PK-5
| 376 students
Rank: #66.
Washington Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2166 N 68th St
Milwaukee, WI 53213
(414) 773-1800
Grades: PK-5
| 298 students
Rank: #77.
Jefferson Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6927 Maple Ter
Milwaukee, WI 53213
(414) 773-1200
Grades: PK-5
| 263 students
Rank: #88.
Wilson Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1060 N Glenview Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53213
(414) 773-1900
Grades: PK-5
| 169 students
Rank: #99.
East High School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7500 Milwaukee Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53213
(414) 773-2000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,079 students
Rank: #1010.
West High School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
11400 W Center St
Milwaukee, WI 53222
(414) 773-3000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,069 students
Rank: #1111.
Longfellow Middle School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7600 W North Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53213
(414) 773-2400
Grades: 6-8
| 718 students
Rank: #1212.
Eisenhower Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
11600 W Center St
Milwaukee, WI 53222
(414) 773-1100
Grades: PK-5
| 358 students
Rank: #1313.
Whitman Middle School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
11100 W Center St
Milwaukee, WI 53222
(414) 773-2600
Grades: 6-8
| 670 students
Rank: #1414.
Madison Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
9925 W Glendale Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53225
(414) 773-1400
Grades: PK-5
| 282 students
Rank: #1515.
Underwood Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
11132 W Potter Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 773-1700
Grades: PK-5
| 375 students
Rank: #1616.
Wauwatosa Virtual Academy
Charter School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
12121 W North Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 773-1000
Grades: K-12
| 183 students
Rank: #1717.
Vel R Phillips School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
10201 W Watertown Plank Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 257-7128
Grades: K-12
| 99 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Wauwatosa School District?
Wauwatosa School District manages 17 public schools serving 6,968 students.
What is the rank of Wauwatosa School District?
Wauwatosa School District is ranked #93 out of 448 school districts in Wisconsin (top 30%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Wisconsin school districts for: Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%), Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Wauwatosa School District?
61% of Wauwatosa School District students are White, 18% of students are Black, 9% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, and 4% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Wauwatosa School District?
Wauwatosa School District has a student/teacher ratio of 15:1, which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 14:1.
What is Wauwatosa School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $24,165 is higher than the state median of $16,719. The school district spending/student has grown by 15% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 17 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 6,968 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • : 89% (Btm 50% in WI)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 47% (Top 30%)
  • : 49% (Top 20%)
  • : 53% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

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