MPS offers the greatest variety of schools and educational programs in the city!
Fall Enrollment for the upcoming school year is open! Please be aware that some schools may have filled during the earlier Three-Choice Enrollment Process, which is now closed.
Fall Enrollment is for families who are new to MPS or those who are selecting a new school. If you missed the opportunity to enroll during Three-Choice, Fall Enrollment is your best option! During Fall Enrollment, seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be notified after April 1 of your assignment and/or wait-list status.
If you know which schools you would like to select — or if you need to enroll in a school for the current school year — click here to begin the process!
Need help finding the right school for your family? Our online School Selections catalog allows families to find schools by grades served, by location, by specialty/program and by name. Questions about enrollment? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (414) 475-8159.
Head Start enrollment is handled separately. Please call (414) 788-7850 for more information.
Why choose MPS?
Our schools feature strong curriculum — tied to the rigorous Common Core State Standards — that prepares students to succeed in college and careers. MPS is home to the nation’s largest concentration of students participating in the Project Lead the Way, which uses hands-on learning opportunities to expose students to engineering, math, science and technology in middle and high school. MPS also boasts the nation’s largest number of public Montessori schools — many of which lead the district in test score averages.
We are proud of our robust offerings of high-performing specialty schools, with focuses ranging from the arts to bilingual education, Career and Technical Education (CTE), gifted and talented, language immersion, International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement and college preparatory programs.
Milwaukee Public Schools has been and continues to be committed to working tirelessly to improve student achievement. Most MPS schools rated in the new Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction report cards are growing student achievement better than or roughly as well as the state as a whole. The district’s graduation rate now stands 17 percentage points higher than it did in the year 2000. MPS offers exclusive opportunities for students including Learning Journeys that connect curriculum and our students to community learning opportunities including Discovery World, the Milwaukee Public Museum and Junior Achievement Kohl’s Education Center. The district has made a significant investment in specialist-taught art, music and physical education beginning in 2012-13 — with a plan to grow that investment further in 2013-14.
MPS’ recent aggressive reforms have included comprehensive plans to reinforce strong curriculum at schools across the district. The district is expanding its use of a strong model to identify and promote excellent teaching. The support of the GE Foundation has led to the development of schools that will be used as models for college and career readiness across the district. The Milwaukee Board of School Directors has made difficult, but necessary decisions to close underperforming and under-enrolled schools. At the same time, MPS has moved to expand and replicate schools that are succeeding academically and attracting families.
MPS has successfully implemented PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports), which reinforces positive behavior and promotes a healthy school climate — and we have extensive safety protocols that continue to make our schools a safe place for students. An AlertNow system allows the district to communicate important messages and updates to every MPS family within 45 minutes.
We invite you to explore this site and learn about the many opportunities for you and your children at Milwaukee Public Schools!
February 4-25, 2013
Three-Choice Enrollment Process: The official Three-Choice Enrollment Process gives families their best chance for enrollment in their first-choice school for their children. Learn more about the process here.
After February 25, 2013
Fall Enrollment will begin shortly on a first-come, first-served basis. Watch for the link to Fall Enrollment on this page.
March 11-15, 2013
Three-Choice letters mailed: Families who participate in the Three-Choice Enrollment Process should expect to receive letters during this time indicating the school(s) in which their child/children are enrolled for 2013-14.
After April 1, 2013
Families who use Fall Enrollment will be notified of their assignment and/or wait-list status.
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