District Profile

  • Wauwatosa School District is a high achieving, forward-thinking, and richly diverse public school district serving about 7,200 students and families. Our educational community’s long history of excellence has been recognized both regionally and nationally. In 2017, the Washington Post named both of our high schools on its “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” list. The U.S. News and World Report has repeatedly recognized Wauwatosa East High School as one of the Top 25 High Schools in the state and our District has routinely “Exceeded Expectations” on state Report Cards issued by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. 

    Our District consists of 16 schools: 11 elementary, two middle schools, two high schools and the Wauwatosa Virtual Academy. Among our schools are two charter options: Wauwatosa Montessori and Wauwatosa STEM. We also offer a full STEM program at Underwood Elementary and at both of our middle schools. All of which offer robust parent choices when selecting educational opportunities for your child.

    Additionally, our District provides the education for several county programs including Children’s Hospital, Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center and River Hills School which is part of the Milwaukee County Mental Health Center.

    We believe relationships are at the core of the success of our students, teachers, and administrators. To achieve that success, our decisions are guided by our five-year strategic plan which focuses on:

    • Highly Effective Teachers and Staff
    • Continuous Improvement in Student Learning
    • Sound Stewardship of Resources
    • Community Relationships to Benefit Students

    Our Community

    Our neighborhood schools are nestled in the charming suburb of Wauwatosa, about 15 minutes west of downtown Milwaukee and the shores of Lake Michigan. With a population of roughly 47,000 people, Wauwatosa residents enjoy the warmth and charm of a small town, with all the metropolitan amenities you could ask for just minutes from your doorstep, including; professional sporting events, college athletics, performing arts, cultural activities, and convenient and robust shopping and restaurants. 

    Our high-quality schools attract people to the area and the small, connected neighborhoods and abundant public celebrations and community events create a true sense of belonging and a desire to stay and grow in the community. 

    Additionally, Wauwatosa is home to nationally recognized medical facilities, medical colleges, and global corporations. Our business neighbors offer unique, world-class relationships that benefit the education of our students. 

    Your Educational Community

     Wauwatosa School District is committed to providing an outstanding education that equips and inspires all of our students for their future. We look forward to being your educational community.