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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
South Milwaukee High School is an above average, public school located in South Milwaukee, WI. It has 1,162 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
Address
801 15th Ave
South Milwaukee, WI 53172
Telephone
(414) 766-5100
Website

South Milwaukee High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
120 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$52,418
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$774
National
$949
Median Home Value
$154,300
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
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  • Spirit week on homecoming.
    30%
  • High School Athletics
    20%
  • Decorating the Senior hallway
    13%
  • School Musicals
    9%
  • Toilet Papering the Parkway
    9%
  • Band concerts, school plays
    6%
  • Soccer games
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,162
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,147
Teachers in First/Second Year
6%
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$12,119/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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The teachers at South Milwaukee High School are incredibly intelligent and invested in their students. Most of them are genuinely concerned with their students, and they are very perceptive of their students’ needs. There could be more of an emphasis on open, respectful discussions (facilitated by well-trained faculty) about diversity and inclusion, as well as sustainability and other topics which many students are never explicitly exposed to. The administration also sometimes seemed a bit strict, insensitive, and overreactive to specific problems with particular students (which limited freedom and respect to the rest of the student population).
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This school welcomes students of all races, genders, and education levels. There are a number of accommodations for everybody. There are a number excellent teachers that know what they are talking about. This school provides numerous academic opportunities to prepare you for college and your future. There is a wide range of classes offered, including AP classes. Overall, it can provide anyone with an amazing high school experience.
The experience I've had at South Milwaukee High School would be considered very pleasant. The teachers go to endless extents to make sure that each student's learning experience is the best it can be. Personally, I do not think the student body cares about their education like I do. I crave to learn and experience, and I've had countless other students ruin an opportunities for the class that could have benefited many of the students. Overall, I do think the academics at South Milwaukee High School are very organized and well thought out. As for change, I'd like to see other students value their education and future as much as those students who do.