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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Milwaukee School of Languages is an above average, public, magnet school located in Milwaukee, WI. It has 1,185 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 33% in reading.
Address
8400 W Burleigh St
Milwaukee, WI 53222
Telephone
(414) 393-5700
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Milwaukee School of Languages Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
33%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1050
7 responses
Average ACT
23
111 responses
AP Enrollment
37%
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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
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Festival of Nations
    27%
  • Pep rally
    22%
  • Homecoming dances
    18%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Basket Ball Games
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    2%
  • Spirit Week
    2%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,185
Free or Reduced Lunch
48%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,848
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.2%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 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
$15,292/ year
National
$12,239
62%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 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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Milwaukee School of Languages is a very nice and big school. It is a very great school for the students that want to learn a second language. They have a very good German, French, and Spanish program. The teachers are great. They are very friendly and caring. The school is very diverse. Many students are able to learn about other cultures. They a variety of classes that you can take. It has both middle and high school. High School is very challenging. The school has very a good diversity environment. The school also offers the opportunity for students to learn partial languages like Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese. There are also many exchanges students that come to learn in Milwaukee School of Languages.
Milwaukee School of Languages is not like any other school. There are no cliques and it's unlike the movies. At MSL, everyone knows everyone and throughout the years, everyone became one big dysfunctional family. My favorite part about MSL is the diversity and the at-home feel it gave me. I never felt alone nor did I feel unsafe. One thing that I would really like to see change in the future would be the food.