Milwaukee area schools top latest best schools in Wisconsin rankings

The Elmbrook School District has once again earned top honors from Niche as the best school district in the state of Wisconsin for 2023 — a feat the district can claim for the fourth year running.

The metro Milwaukee area performed very well in the statewide rankings, as it accounts for three of the top five school districts — Elmbrook, Mequon-Thiensville and Whitefish Bay.

The top 10 districts are: Elmbrook, Middleton-Cross Plains, Mequon-Thiensville, Whitefish Bay, Waunakee, Muskego-Norway, Cedarburg, Pewaukee, Shorewood and Greendale.

Niche is an online rankings site that ranks schools, companies and neighborhoods based on data, rankings, reviews, report cards and other factors. Schools are ranked based on their academics, teachers, diversity, college prep, clubs and activities, administration, food, health and safety, resources and facilities and sports.

Elmbrook

In Niche’s nine-category report card the Elmbrook School District earned A+ grades in academics, teachers, clubs & activities, sports, college prep and administration. The district received an A for resources & facilities and food, and its lowest grade came in the diversity category where it received a B.

According to Niche’s database, the district achieved an impressive 97% graduation rate and at least 61% of the district’s students will have achieved proficiency in reading, and 68% will achieve proficiency in math. The student-teacher ratio in the Elmbrook School District is 15:1.

“In the midst of several unusual school years, we are proud that our commitment to our students and staff have continued to wield amazing results. This accolade shows the care and importance that our community places on high-quality education for all of our students,” said Dr. Tanya Fredrich, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning, said in a statement.

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