B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
801 15th Ave
South Milwaukee, WI 53172
Telephone
(414) 766-5100
Website

South Milwaukee High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
34%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
95 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • Spirit week on homecoming.
    30%
  • High School Athletics
    21%
  • Decorating the Senior hallway
    13%
  • Toilet Papering the Parkway
    11%
  • School Musicals
    11%
  • 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
1,145
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,119/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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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.
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South Milwaukee High School is made up of a great student body, and an even better faculty. The teachers at South Milwaukee aren't just your average bachelor, or master degree high school teachers. We have numerous teachers in each department that have PhD's and/or experience in their field. These kinds of teachers bring knowledge and opportunities to us that most other schools fall short of. Another amazing attribute that the teachers at South Milwaukee obtain is passion. They have passion for their area of study, they have passion for teaching, and most importantly, they have passion for their students. They go above and beyond when it comes to the students needs. They will stay after school to help you better understand the material, but not only this, they take it outside of just your school work. They help you with ACT prep, scholarships, college, work connections, anything they can to make sure you're a well rounded person.
Overall, this is a great highschool. Students and teachers interact on a normal basis and there are usually no big issues that upset a students day. Guidance counselors are there to help, and actually do. They help get students on the right path and help guide them along the way. While I was attending, I had Mr. Knoche and he did everything he could for me to get into a professional job while in high-school. The teachers are dedicated to making students successful as long as they are willing.