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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
MacDowell Montessori School is a public, magnet school located in Milwaukee, WI. It has 727 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 8% of students are at least proficient in math and 18% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
18%
Percent Proficient - Math
8%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
Average ACT
18
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$38,289
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$822
National
$949
Median Home Value
$115,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
727
Free or Reduced Lunch
65%
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Preschool

Annual Cost
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Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
Schedule Options
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,848
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.1%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,292/ year
National
$12,239
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I knew very little about public schools due to me going to a Catholic institution for the majority of my education. I went to MacDowell Montessori for my four years of high school. I assumed it would be difficult for me to fit in because I was not familiar with the school system. This, however, was not the case MacDowell's community was warm and sociable. As a result of MacDowell's welcoming atmosphere, I was able to express myself to the fullest. Besides, that MacDowell offered potlucks, programs, picnics, game and movie night, and so much more. My previous school did not have all these opportunities to be engaged and interact with the school community. This is what I appreciate about MacDowell the most, their ability to find approaches for community building. I came to MacDowell Montessori as a stranger with the mindset of not fitting in. After walking across the stage I will be leaving as a family member with countless glorious memories.
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My experience at Macdowell Montessori was great. Academically, the school does a good job in preparing students for college life. The teachers connect with students in several areas of life. They intend to help all students succeed, and give them the extra encouragement needed to do so. Wherever you aim to be, the staff will help you get there.
I played varsity volleyball all four years of my attendance there, and it truly was an amazing experience. The sports coaches all want the best for their players. There are several different sports available, meaning that there is something for everyone. Many of my best friends were on my volleyball team.
I must say that Macdowell truly did a lot for me. This includes my years in pre-K all the way to my high school graduation. I am glad that I was one of the students that attended the school from k3-12th grade.
The teachers really want to the best for every student, we house K-12 so we're not the biggest highschool, though having students who want to do what they can for their academic future, and are well rounded students can help make our school greater. As I attend here the school isn't the greatest, not the richest, but definitely provides and does the best it can for it's students with what it has. I have been at this school since 8th grade and plan on graduating here, and can't wait to enter the IB program. I love this school an don't regret being here.