The Wauwatosa School District manages nine elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools, plus two…More specialty charter schools and education programs at four Milwaukee County institutions located in Wauwatosa. The district also has plans for a Montessori elementary school.
Wauwatosa schools consistently rank higher than the state average in achievement, attendance, graduation and college placement.
Wilson Elementary serves south-central Wauwatosa, an area of homes dating mostly to the 1920s sprinkled with some of…More the older settlement houses from the 19th century. A proposal several years ago to close Wilson, one of the older buildings in the Wauwatosa School District, was greeted with a resounding "No!" from the community.
Wilson is one of the smaller schools in the district but has an ample campus and also houses the chartered Tosa School of Health Science and Technology, an elementary science immersion school.
Tosa School of the Trades 12121 W North Ave, Wauwatosa, WI53226 The Tosa School of the Trades was founded on the principle that even in a community like Wauwatosa not every student…More wants a 4-year liberal arts degree after high school, and that there is a need in the workplace for skilled technicians that is not being met by many school districts. The Tosa School of the Trades partners with local trade and tech businesses to train students for the working world. The school is located on the lower floor of the Fisher Building, which also houses the district administration offices.
McKinley Elementary serves central Wauwatosa and is considered one of the district's outstanding schools, with a…More dedicated staff, faculty and parent involvement. McKinley even encourages the idea of "no child left inside" with an outdoor classroom surrounded by gardens.
McKinley is off the beaten track, situated in a quiet residential neighborhood not far from the shops and cafes of the west North Avenue business district.
Milwaukee County Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center 10201 W Watertown Plank Rd, Wauwatosa, WI53226 Vel Phillips was an attorney, judge and secretary of state of Wisconsin who constantly advocated for fair but just…More treatment of juvenile offenders. Thanks to her, wayward youths in Milwaukee County receive care, therapy and an education provided through an agreement with the Wauwatosa School District. Youths incarcerated for infractions of the law are not merely locked up here, they are offered the opportunity to turn their lives around before they reach the adult justice system.