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About This School

Gaenslen School is a public middle school in Milwaukee. The principal of Gaenslen School is Tamara Hines, who can be contacted at 722 students go to Gaenslen School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 0.7% of the Gaenslen School students have "limited English proficiency." 92% of the 722 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Gaenslen School is 12:1. Messmer Preparatory Catholic School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • P.E. classes
    • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
Black, non-Hispanic 75%
White, non-Hispanic 12%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7%
Multiracial 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 77%
Limited English proficiency 0.7% 10%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The school is has highly dedicated and professional staff. The special needs and regular education curriculum allows children with disabilities and regular education students the opportunity to work side by side. Academics and empathy are cultural norms at this school. I am offended by a previous post that suggests special education students and regular education students cannot learn in the same building. That was an extremely ignorant statement. Gaenslen is a phenomenal place and great things are beginning to happen there!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is SO focused in special needs children. 47% of the total school population (665 students) have special needs. That's VERY LARGE. So I pulled my child out of this school. The test scored are VERY low. I think that the school is for students who are for students who are either at-risk or special needs. This make the school look bad.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school has a LARGE SPECIAL EDUCATION POPULATION. I advise any parent of a special needs child to send their child here.

  • (2 years ago)

    well i went to this school as a kid and i think it was a awsum place..I have always said that going there gave me a great outlook on life.Because i have cereble palsly i had always felt like i didnt belong like there was on one i could relate to but there my eyes was opened to soo many other people with my same condition and all type of other conditions but at Gaenslen we were all the same.p.s. the teachers were great some of the best ive ever had. Yours truly;McEllis Burnett

  • (6 years ago)

    Gaenslen has a group of extremely dedicated people working with children who have many special needs. Staff is constantly striving to give their students the best education possible. Test results should not be the only factor used to rate a school since tests are not written for all children to show success.

  • (6 years ago)

    I put above average because the tests used do not show that this is a school with a large special needs and English as a Second language school. My son is THRIVING here because they are one of the better set up schools for challenged kids.

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