Students’ first day of school is Tuesday, September 2!   

F. J. Gaenslen K-8 School is located in a quiet, residential area on the west bank of the Milwaukee River known as the “Riverwest Community”. The school, named after Dr. Fredrick J. Gaenslen, first opened in December, 1939 as a school for children who were suffering with Polio. In 1988, Gaenslen, and their neighbor, Fratney School, merged and moved into our present site. F. J. Gaenslen School, a state of the art facility, was architecturally designed to meet the academic and physical needs of regular education students and children with physical and other special education needs.    

Store’s adaptive bike puts Milwaukee boy (Gaenslen’s Ja’Quan Harris) on the move.


Ja’Quan Harris, 10, takes to the sidewalk after getting his bicycle tuned up at Emery’s Cycle and Fitness Center Thursday. Emery’s has partnered with Variety Children’s Charity to provide specialized bikes to Ja’Quan and other children with disabilities.