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Avg. test scores 79%
High school dipl. 6%
Bachelors degree 22%

Milwaukee school information

IndexMilwaukeeWisconsinNational
Average Test Scores21%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:114:116:1
Total public schools2511,86979,221
Total private schools14087224,874
Total post-secondary schools251147,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Milwaukee are 57% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 251 public schools in Milwaukee
  • 79.4% of people in Milwaukee have completed 8th grade
  • 78.0% of people in Milwaukee have completed high school
  • 23.5% of people in Milwaukee have completed a bachelors degree

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Compare Milwaukee, WI Schools

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      Education level achieved in Milwaukee

      IndexMilwaukeeWisconsinNational
      Completed 8th grade79.4%89.0%84.3%
      Completed high school78.0%87.8%83.0%
      Completed some college52.9%59.7%59.4%
      Completed associate degree30.6%38.7%38.5%
      Completed bachelors23.5%28.4%30.3%
      Completed masters8.1%9.6%11.5%
      Completed professional degree2.0%2.7%3.3%
      Completed doctorate0.8%1.1%1.3%

      Milwaukee, WI School Districts

      • Milwaukee School District

      There are a total of 251 public schools, 140 private schools and 25 post-secondary schools in Milwaukee. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Milwaukee, WI schools is 21%. The average student to teacher ratio is 21:1. In Milwaukee, WI, an average of 79.4% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 78.0% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Lannon, WI1,05385%72%
      Elm Grove, WI6,08575%52%
      Fox Point, WI6,69575%51%
      Wind Lake, WI5,38375%51%
      Whitefish Bay, WI14,08874%51%
      Milwaukee, WI598,67221%57%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Louisville, KY611,57340%19%
      Oklahoma City, OK620,01561%25%
      Portland, OR620,58951%3%
      Baltimore, MD621,00020%59%
      Albuquerque, NM556,85926%48%
      Milwaukee, WI598,67221%57%
      Source: The Milwaukee, WI education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.