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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Milwaukee School of Languages is an above average, public, magnet school located in Milwaukee, WI. It has 1,182 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 19% of students are at least proficient in math and 30% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
30%
Percent Proficient - Math
19%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1050
7 responses
Average ACT
22
123 responses
AP Enrollment
37%
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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
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
  • Festival of Nations
    25%
  • Pep rally
    20%
  • Homecoming dances
    16%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Basket Ball Games
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,182
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$84,242
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.2%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,648/ year
National
$12,239
65%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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Milwaukee School of Languages Reviews

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Milwaukee School of Languages offers a very comprehensive language program for those who have been enrolled in one of the Immersion Schools since elementary school. The program falters for students enrolled in Partial-Spanish, but those students still have many other great opportunities. Overall, the small school fosters a familial environment and students have close relationships with each other and with teachers. In comparison to other MPS high schools, it is regarded as being in the Top 3, with many AP classes and opportunities for students.
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Loved how diverse the school was! Take learning languages very seriously and teach you how far that will take you in life. Pretty small did not enjoy the fact that middle school and high school are combined.
This school is for students who would like to further their language, whether it be French, German, or Spanish. What I would like to see change in the school is number of teachers/staff. They are short staffed, but the teachers and counselors they do have care greatly about their students and their success.