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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
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 37% in reading.
Address
8400 W Burleigh St
Milwaukee, WI 53222
Telephone
(414) 393-5700

Milwaukee School of Languages Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1050
7 responses
Average ACT
23
101 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-
Area Feel
Urban
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
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
54%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Festival of Nations
    28%
  • Pep rally
    25%
  • Homecoming dances
    20%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Basket Ball Games
    13%

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%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,599
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.2%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 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
$14,624/ year
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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Milwaukee School of Languages Reviews

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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.
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I really enjoyed my time at this school. I have attended this school since the 6th grade, and I am currently a senior (12th grade). Despite being located in Milwaukee, which is arguably one of the most segregated cities in the state of Wisconsin, the faculty and student body is extremely diverse.
Because it is a language oriented school, there are many different levels of the target language that a student wants to take. However, one thing I would like to change would be the requirements to enter the German and French program, as there are no introductory courses offered in those languages, so they are limited to students graduating from an immersion school. I am unsure of whether there is an option to test into the programs.
As for student life, I've really enjoyed the people that I have met, and I am happy to say that I will be graduating from this school with some of the same people that started with me.
One of my most favorite things about Milwaukee School of Languages is the diversity, and welcoming presence they have for everyone. Something I would like to change is the staff involvement with school activities. Making students feel as if the staff members really do love there job, and don't mind to take time out of there personal day to become more involved.