How good are the schools in Milwaukee, WI?

Milwaukee encompasses 84 public elementary, middle and high schools. Milwaukee also has 242 private schools. Twenty-eight high schools are recognized on U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.

Milwaukee is also home to 11 colleges and/or universities, one of which earned a place on U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings.

College Readiness Index

Index Score: 7.8 /10

How we calculate this.


Milwaukee has a higher score than similarly sized metro areas.

School Stats

Total Students
121,319
Total Teachers
7,844

Student-Teacher Ratio

15:1

Based on 2015 National Center for Education Statistics data

All High Schools in Milwaukee

Data sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.