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About This School

Catholic East Elementary School is a private middle school in Milwaukee. The principal of Catholic East Elementary School is Mrs. Gail Kraig and can be contacted at gailkraig@archmil.org. 255 students go to Catholic East Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. The student to teacher ratio at Catholic East Elementary School is 9:1. Hartford Avenue University School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • P.E. classes
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 47%
Multiracial 22%
Asian 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 18%
Hispanic 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    This school did wonders for my child. She started middle school there a few years ago and graduated. She is now flourishing in high school and well prepared especially in math. The teachers and principal have the children's best interest in mind with very high expectations. I rave to anyone I can about this school. Children shine here. One of the only Catholic schools left that still has an art teacher. Nothing but praise for this school. Hands down the best! So glad I found it.

  • (8 months ago)

    This school has been a great change for my son. He is in the primary grades and absolutely loves the school. I like how they push him to do his best and they challenge him to keep him interested in school

  • (9 months ago)

    CEE is a great school for the following reasons they don't "force" religion on any child the teachers are kind and highly involved and the Principle is an amazing woman who is truly invested! Whenever I've had a question or written her an email she responds promptly. The students are held to a VERY high standard of discipline academic excellence and good behavior. Catholic East is a small private school without all the "bells and whistles" of larger wealthier districts. But they have Spanish Art volleyball basketball the option to learn an instrument starting in 3rd grade dances and so many other school enrichment activities! My child has learned so much and loves the environment here.

  • (1 year ago)

    I just wanted to put up a quick review because I see the latest comments and wanted to mention that my review posted last fall is also missing and it was a positive review! They wouldn't intentionally remove a 5 star review so perhaps it's a technical issue?! We absolutely love this school; the teachers and principal were fantastic with our son!!

  • (1 year ago)

    What is going on here? I read the June 13 post also. I noticed that several negative posts have been removed. So I shouldn't trust what I read on this sight? Who is removing these posts and why?

  • (1 year ago)

    I have also read the June 13th posting and see that it is now gone. It is not only unethical but illegal to remove a posting if you are not the one who wrote it. As a prospective parent who has taken a tour of both campuses I appreciate honest reviews and will not be taking my child to Catholic East. It's disgusting that a site for reviews is constantly being changed (or manipulated as this case might be) so parents really have no clear picture of the school or school community.

  • (1 year ago)

    Alarming teacher turnover rate. 80% fired forced out or leaving due to demoralization over last three years. Comments from teachers being censored on this site as well.

  • (2 years ago)

    Catholic East Elementary has been a great choice for my children. The teachers are nurturing and friendly. The environment is positive and challenging. My girls are only 4 yet they know the names of many students in all grade levels. The older students are "buddies" with the younger students which really creates a community. The school also offers affordable before and after school care (with certified teachers). I could not be happier with Catholic East.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son attended school here for three years. In which time 1- he was left unattended for two hours in the rain (he was four) after school because they 'thought' he had been brought to the afterschool program. 2- He was attacked by a student and then told he had to apologize for defending himself (he was 6) 3- He received three incorrect report cards in a row. They were only 'corrercted' after I asked to meet with the principal to discuss his poor review. 4- I was verbally attacked and physically threatened by a mom in pajamas when I asked her to please not park her car in the middle of the street when dropping off her child. 5- The principal Mrs. Kreig is rude and condescending.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daugher attends CEE and we love all that the school has to offer. The school is very diversed and offers all grades (including K4/K5) the experience of foreign language gym art music guidance and after school clubs and events. All families are involved in some shape or form in helping the school and it is a very family oriented school. We love the school class sizes are small the programs are challenging and the school holds great values.

  • (4 years ago)

    Catholic East is more than we could have hoped for our children. It is a true diverse community which children can feel safe to learn and grow in. Small class sizes and 'specials' including Spanish Music Computer Gym and Art begin in K4. All is a school where every staff member knows every child!

  • (6 years ago)

    I think CEE is a great school. It is very diverse and has great teachers and a forward looking principal. Though the buildings are old the students and the parents bring much to the school. Parents are very friendly and involved very supportive of the school. There are various clubs after school that the students can participate in such as art reading groups etc. I cannot recommend the school highly enough. Come visit ask questions and feel the spirit.

  • (8 years ago)

    We are the proud parents of 3 Catholic East grads. Two have graduated from high school as NHS Honor Roll students and our 3rd is an NHS Senior. Our oldest graduated from college in spring with honors and the second is right behind her. But the best thing about Catholic East is not the high level of acedemic instruction which could be matched elsewhere. The best thing is that it is the perfect place to prepare your children for the real world. It is a safe place that functions as a village with shared values and faith to help you raise your child as people of faith who don't just talk the talk but walk the walk. It is Catholic with a big C and a little c. It is not only ethnically diverse but even more rare it's economically diverse. Our children are comfortable with anyone!

  • (8 years ago)

    My husband and I are the parents of two children in the primary grades at Catholic East. We couldn't be more pleased with our experience so far. Our children have had the benefit of truly outstanding teachers. We have been so impressed with their ability to take four-year-old children and mold them into young students inquisitive responsive and respectful of each other and their teachers. I chaperoned a field trip (the students have one every month)to Betty Brinn a few weeks ago and was a little aprehensive that it might be kind of crazy (as it can be with my own kids!). I came away from that experience with renewed appreciation of the atmosphere of CEE -- it is filled with really nice kids and really nice families. It has a great cohesive and stable staff superb academics (critical to us) a small diverse student body all of which also reflectitsCatholicmission.

  • (8 years ago)

    The August 2005 parent review implied CEE combines its older classes. At this point the 6th and 7th grades are combined due to small enrollment in the 7th grade. Once this 7th grade class graduates next year CEE will return to single classes once again. This was a temporary solution not a standard practice. As a parent of 3 children at CEE I'm impressed with the enthusiasm of our teachers. They are a close knit faculty that seem to truly enjoy being at CEE. In addition to basic subjects our children get instruction in Spanish computers art and phy.ed. They also participate in a citizenship program that covers different moral character traits such as honesty problem solving friendship and responsibility. My experience is that CEE is committed to shaping the whole child - intellectually physically spiritually and morally. It is a wonderfully diverse community and a true treasure.

  • (9 years ago)

    I beleive Catholic East offers great environment for learning character building as well having strong Catholic values. The children at this school tend to be secure and confident which comes from having faith. Small school with parents and teachers who care.

  • (9 years ago)

    Mr. Patterson the Principal is really trying to make a difference. Unfortunately it is the lack of teachers and students which make this school such a dismal learning environment. The fifth and sixth grades have been put together making it harder for the fifth graders who have now advanced into a tougher grade without the knowledge. The seventh and eight are also combined and very often children are getting left behind in a subject because they are learning with students that are a year ahead. There is a very friendly atmosphere and parent involvement in the school and the children truley seem to enjoy it. The teachers however especially for the older grades seem less than enthused to be teaching. The extracurricular activities are a joke.

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