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  1. Academics
    D+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  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 75,749 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 14% of students are at least proficient in math and 19% 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
19%
Percent Proficient - Math
14%
Average Graduation Rate
60%
Average SAT
1050
81 responses
Average ACT
21
1,490 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
75,749
Free or Reduced Lunch
66.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
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%

Milwaukee School District Reviews

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MPS has great intentions, but in general it lacks proper resources and creates a stressful environment for teachers. They deserve better compensation for working as hard as they do, which is why I believe many of them begin to feel frustrated quickly. Additionally, the arts programs within many of the schools is the first area to be limited which is one subject that helps keep hands on students engaged; thus, I would like to see a regrowth of the arts program. More resources for students and teachers would drastically help improve these schools!
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I have been an Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) student for 4 years and I have taken advantage of a lot of different programs involving MPS. I am I role model, honors, and AP student. For the last 4 years I have strive to be my best and thanks to the multiple reliable mentors that MPS has to offer I am confident in my future. However, I have experienced a lot of misjudgment and disrespect while attending an MPS high school. I feel that administration fails to focus on the positive things within our school and doesn't have time for students. Although I have be apart of many different opportunities within my school, I have also missed out on a few opportunities due to my counselors failing to pass on my paper work. Although I have been an excellent student and my high school career has been great, I would more involvement from administration and better lunches.
I really enjoyed my experience with the Milwaukee school district, i was able to receive the resources i needed in order to graduate High school. Although it was four tough years for me I was able to manage my responsibilities and get help from many excellent teachers in the Milwaukee School District. There are teachers who made it easy for me to come to them with questions about things that I wanted to know. I thank all my teachers who helped me get to where I am today.The Milwaukee School District is awesome!