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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 76,206 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 15% of students are at least proficient in math and 20% in reading.
Address
5225 W Vliet St
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Telephone
(414) 475-8002

Milwaukee School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
20%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
62%
Average SAT
1050
110 responses
Average ACT
21
1,790 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
76,206
Free or Reduced Lunch
81.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,848
Teachers in First/Second Year
28.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$1,186,315,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,292/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    53%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
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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It’s a good environment for the student colorful, sprited, and more. The teams make the schools even more fun, like cheerleading, Football,basketball, baseball,soccer, softball, and more. Then the homecomings be fun especially with your friends & classmates. It’s good to get to know most of your school there. Milwaukee school I go to is groppi it’s filled with artist settings thanks to the art teacher Mr.Gass he brings out the whole school with his art work especially the gym upstairs y’all should check it out also the art room. I’m one of his best students, and I experience a lot being there it’s small and calm mostly and everyone is them self’s, I fell comfortable there and it’s a good school.
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I have appreciated my 12 years in the Milwaukee Public School district to a significant extent; I have made compassionate friends, and have encountered staff who genuinely care about the livelihoods and education of their students. However, I have had the privilege of attending more highly accredited schools within the district. While this benfitted me educationally, I did not grow up with a diverse student body. Much of this is to blame on the general racial divide in Milwaukee, but also families’ access to resources, including funds for bussing. My ability to attend a higher end school limits my ability to address MPS holistically. In addition, MPS has also experienced numerous tax cuts that has limited the overall quality of education and resources the schools are able to provide. Overall, while I have encountered a group of genuinely caring individuals, there are people who do not put as much care and effort into their schools.
Hi My name is Andrea Johnson. I attended MPS my whole 12 years of school. Milwaukee Public Schools have taught me a lot. It is not the best district in the world but its alright. What I love about MPS is they hire a great team, Teachers who actually care about us. Who wants to see us succeed in the world. The councilors and principles care and love us as if we are their own children. We would have not had this type of support if it was not for Milwaukee Public Schools.My brain and body has matured alot. MPS does have things to work on also. School lunch, Snow days and having more music classes. MPS shows students much love when it comes to academics but we also need love for our free time or electives. Also the food we eat here. MPS lunch is not the best lunch we can have. I understand that there is people out here who does not have food to eat and it would sound like we are being ungrateful but lunch can be improved.