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About This School

Humboldt Park School is a charter middle school in Milwaukee. The principal of Humboldt Park School is Eugene Vlies and can be contacted at vlieset@milwaukee.k12.wi.us. 582 students go to Humboldt Park School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 31% of the Humboldt Park School students are "limited in English proficiency." 68% of the 582 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Humboldt Park School is 15:1. Clement Avenue School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Volleyball
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
Black, non-Hispanic 9%
White, non-Hispanic 37%
Asian 31%
Hispanic 23%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2%
Multiracial 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 77%
Limited English proficiency 31% 10%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    very diverse active in the students & families. Weekly parent letters/ emails.... Great school! My daughter loves it as well as the staff. When your child is eager about "school" during middle school grades must show this school is a plus!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    If I could add extra stars I would; the staff and climate at Humboldt Park K-8 has been the perfect start for my son's journey into public education. We could not be more pleased with the K-4 program. Mrs. Schemling is an amazing educator and the support staff and related arts instructors are just incredible.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am both a parent of a child entering first grade (that has attended HPS since K4) as well as a teacher there. I am extremely pleased with the education that my daughter is receiving. I have seen her grow academically and socially. The staff is highly motivated and our administration is constantly looking for ways to improve and stay up-to-date. I especially love that my child is able to be immersed in a diverse multicultural environment. HPS is more than a school. We care about our students their families and the surrounding community. It is a great place to work and an amazing school.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a great school that I recommend to all parents/guardians seeking a good environment for their child to learn in. The curriculum is challenging but not to hard and the teachers provide a great support group. i am a 6th grader I most certainly am getting the best education that I could hope for here and I owe it mostly to my superb teachers. A great example of this is my math teacher gives us tests based on our performance in class. And twice a year we get this thing called a thinking adventure where we explain our thinking process on a specific problem. Aside from our academics our physical education is wonderful as well. In my opinion this school is most definitely deserving of the five stars I gave it.

  • (3 years ago)

    They have a diverse mix of students at this school but they all have the resources to excel here. My child attended K-4 through 1st grade. Each class had 2 fully certified teachers through 3rd grade. He has a strong foundation for the years ahead. He may never ~ in all his life ~ find such wonderful teachers again.

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm an Ex student from humboldt park I loved it there. I attended Hunboldt since I was k4 thorugh 7th grade. This would've been my graduation yea but I moved to a different school. Everyone is so nice at the school and are dedicated into teaching your students how to learn! Teachers are there to get the job done! I wouldn't recommend it for middle schoolers though the school is to small and needs a lot more opportunities. I love how diverse the school is and how focused the teachers are about teaching children not only the subjects but also ways of not being bullies what to say and the outside world too. The only thing I had a problem with was how the bullying was dealt with nobody really solved it and it would continue to bigger cliques then before and it wouldn't get solved and I didn't feel safe.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two boys attending Humboldt Park School and we love it. The staff is dedicated and caring. They encourage strong parental involvement. It is a Charter School focusing on Technology. The Direct Instruction curriculum is effective and well implemented. Technology is integrated into the curriculum whenever possible. There is a strong focus on Restorative Justice Principals and Love and Logic Techniques which has led to improved academic performance and improved student behavior. I am proud to say my children are receiving an excellent education and learning to become responsible members of our community at Humboldt Park School.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a proud Humboldt Park parent. My kids have attended HPS for five years now and think of their peers the staff and other parents as their extended family. My children enjoy an engaging curriculum nightly homework designed to reinforce skills and knowledge learned during the day and great after school and family activities. When one of my twins started to struggle and fall behind his brother in reading the school diagnosed the problem quickly and provided him with extra support and tutoring for a short period of time. That little extra support and attention got him back on track and increased his confidence. My twins are treated as individuals and held to high expectations. As a parent I am provided with information and realistic tools I can use at home to help my kids continue their learning outside of the classroom. In turn my kids teach me new things everyday. In Milwaukee I have a lot of educational choices and HPS continues to my first choice!

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter has been here since K5. I transferred her from Dover. I love the DI and find that she is excelling academically because of it. She loves school and her teachers all have wonderful positive things to say about her as well. I love the fact that this is a K8 school and I don't have to look for a middle school that is up to my standards for my daughter. She will be there until she is ready for high school. The principal is second to none. I love the fact that he is INVOLVED and that is a definite understatement. (I do miss the former principal too.) The staff take pride in their work and they LOVE what they do and that definetly shows and it comes through our children. I am not so concerned with the school not having competitive sports there are alternatative programs locally. A+

  • (7 years ago)

    I have been very pleased with Humboldt Park School. My daughter is in K4 and she absolutely enjoys going to school everyday and loves her teachers. Every day she comes home and shares stories with her Father and I of what she has learned. All of the encounters that I have had with HPS Staff have been positive and pleasant. The first time I explored HPS I was very impressed with the Staff Student & Parent involvement. I absolutely love the diversity of the school. They have a great curriculum that incorporates many ethnic cultures. HPS also offers CLS before and after school extracurricular activities. Overall I feel HPS school is a safe positive and warm environment for my daughter to receive her education.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think that Humboldt Park is a fantastic school. I have dealt with other schools and feel that HP is superior. The academics are good. I know from personal experience that the material learned is more advanced than even some of the suburban schools. My daughter takes violin and loves it. My son is involved in sports. The only problem I have is the lack of competitive sports between other schools and HP. There are many CLC programs to choose from. Many parents are involved in the school. The is a high attendence rate for after school events. I totally disagree with the parent saying that HP is an awful school. Their negative attitude does not fit in with the highly positive attitude found at HP.

  • (9 years ago)

    You really neeed to see the curriculum in action. Take a tour during the day the staff loves to show what they are doing. Direct Instruction is so strong and allows children at different levels to thrive. Take a little time to learn about DI and you will want nothing less in a program. The staff is very dedicated. I did a lot of research and I feel lucky to have such a strong neighborhood school.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is awful. I have one child at Humboldt and I am very dissapointed in the curriculum. I was thinking of sending my youngest child there but after sending one child there I think I have had enough. As soon as this school year is over I am pulling my child out and putting him in a better school.

  • (10 years ago)

    The curriculum is fantastic. I have two children at Humboldt. The Direct Instruction curriculum is outstanding. They also use trditional math instead of the new new math used by most of MPS (Investigations). Research the techniques used at the schools you are interested. Whole languauge and fuzzy math do not make any sense to me that is why I love the traditional approach Humboldt Park uses. The Principal is excellent.

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