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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Milwaukee High School of the Arts is a public, magnet school located in Milwaukee, WI. It has 884 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 17% in reading.

Milwaukee High School of the Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
17%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
910
10 responses
Average ACT
20
100 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$40,036
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$842
National
$949
Median Home Value
$118,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 82 responses
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  • Dance Concerts
    18%
  • Music concerts
    18%
  • Open Mic
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    13%
  • Theatre Productions
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Honor Roll rewards
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
884
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$84,242
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.8%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,648/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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Milwaukee High School of the Arts Reviews

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I attended this school since freshman year and it honestly was a blast. I made friends and built an abundance of relationships right away! From day one, I knew which staff members I could trust and lean on for anything I needed. From security guards to secretaries, every one of them works to the best of their ability to make every student comfortable.
Groups like Spiders Poetry Club, Asian Club, and homework help welcome you with open arms. From my experience, this schools motto is "work hard, play hard". The staff closely recognizes when a majority of the students are working hard to keep up their attendance, GPA's, and decreasing harmful activities and they reward the students. Homecoming dances and pep-rallies are solely for the students' entertainment and it's easy to see they heavily consider what the kids will want.
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I moved from Las Vegas, NV to Madison, WI. My daughter attended a magnet school that offered dance as a major of study in Nevada. Unfortunately, there are no high schools in the city of Madison that offered a magnet art school. Her former high school dance coordinator and teacher at her school in Las Vegas, NV graduated from MHSA. It was a blessing that my child was able to be taught by a former student of MHSA. I have no regrets driving 1 hour and 30 minutes five days a week. My daughter took AP courses during her time at the school and she excelled in her studies. She graduated in her junior year with a 3.75 GPA and she's attending the University of The Arts in Philadelphia. This school prepared her for her next God willing journey. Jesus is good!
I really liked the creativity of my school. There was always something going on weather it was a performance show or a dance, or a concert, or a play. I loved that you could do anything and mostly just be yourself because everyone else was doing the same so it didn't really matter. I also liked that you could spend some time outside during lunch and take a moment to get some fresh air.
I think my school could improve on it's functions and certain rules that are impossible for certain students with certain schedules.