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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Milwaukee School District is a public school district located in Milwaukee, WI. It has 75,431 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 15% of students are at least proficient in math and 19% in reading.

Milwaukee School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
19%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
67%
Average SAT
1060
139 responses
Average ACT
21
2,057 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
75,431
Free or Reduced Lunch
81.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$84,242
Teachers in First/Second Year
28.3%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$15,648/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$50,750
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$688
National
$949
Median Home Value
$158,600
National
$184,700

Milwaukee School District Reviews

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I would like for Milwaukee schools educational system get better. I'm a current graduate of Bradley Tech High school. Which I attended my 4 years. From my experience, The education system in this school is honestly the worst. In this school they don't prepare student for college or life. This school is so toxic and corrupted by violence it made it almost impossible to pay attention in class. I had a great French teacher that left the school because she was confronted my three girls in the bathroom. These girl beat her up, because she gave them a grade they deserved. Kids disrespecting school officials became a norm. Sad right? Many students hate their school lunch but in this high school that couldn't be more true. The lunch is so bad that teacher have stood against some lunches that students eat. Am I impressed with the Milwaukee school district? Absolutely not! These kids deserved so much more. We need to make a change. Be better, do better.
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Milwaukee Public Schools is Your average public school district within the Milwaukee Area. Having been a former student, I know what type of care was given to certain schools over others. There Definitely is Favoritism and selectiveness across the various schools which greatly affect the overall funding levels and care for the different schools in MPS, I wish that would greatly change rather than having 1-3 flagship schools that are nice and promote care amongst the students. The curriculum within MPS is Standard if not Adequate for Preparing Students for College or post Secondary school jobs. Teachers Usually get along with the students and provide Professional Relationships. However, The District has been in conflict with several Teacher Groups that make outlandish demands.
Growing up in MPS has allowed me to become a better and more understanding person. MPS offers countless opportunities, such as travel and find trips. In fact I was able to learn Danish in fourth grade and travel to Denmark with my class, giving me the chance to see another world and culture. MPS is also vastly diverse which has allowed me to accept all people in my community and life. We are not closed off to struggle, other races, etc. which has made me a far better person. However, MPS is not without its faults. While the schools themselves are excellent, with great staff and students, we lack the proper resources that would allow us to reach our full potential. For instance, we lack new textbooks and other resources needed in our classrooms. Our athletic facilities also fall short. At my school, we juggle many different top ranking sports teams in the district and some in the state, yet teams must practice in the halls. I love MPS but there's always room to improve.