School Details

Milwaukee German Immersion School

3778 N 82nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53222
(414) 393-5600
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 635 students 21 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

69%
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60%
16%
35%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Milwaukee Public Schools average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
54%
77%
84%
24%
50%
59%
14%
33%
89%
52%
79%
97%
77%
92%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Milwaukee Public Schools average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
23%
52%
44%
14%
36%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Milwaukee Public Schools average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Milwaukee German Immersion School is a public elementary school in Milwaukee. The principal of Milwaukee German Immersion School is Albert Brugger, who can be contacted at bruggeaj@milwaukee.k12.wi.us. 635 students go to Milwaukee German Immersion School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0% of the Milwaukee German Immersion School students have "limited English proficiency." 26% of the 635 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Milwaukee German Immersion School is 21:1. Craig Montessori School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • German

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% %
Hispanic 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 21% %
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% %
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 77%
Limited English proficiency 0% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Excellent School excellent Staff. Caring and dedicated teachers. Our daughter loves her school so much that she never wants to miss a day! We love the school because it is more than learning another language it provides an integral education!

  • (11 months ago)

    This school's test scores show it all. They learn in German and take the tests in English. Figure that one out. It just works. Regards to bullying as another parent posted. I have no idea. I had one incident where someone said something not nice to my son. I talked to the teacher and it was dealt with that day. I mean...no tolerance. I have dealt with the principal once on a matter and he was very responsive so I am not sure what that situation was but I am sure it was a "special" situation. My son requires some special security measures and the school has gone above and beyond to make sure my son is safe. I appreciate all they do.

  • (11 months ago)

    We love our school. As a parent it is not as hard as you would think not knowing German. You just follow the instructions that they give and the kids really do just learn the English side of things. They learn in German first then English. It just works. Our test scores prove it and they take those tests in English

  • (11 months ago)

    We have our two children at MGIS and are very satisfied with our overall experience. The children are well cared for by ALL of the dedicated staff who encourage a love of learning. The parent involvement is welcomed and encouraged and many oppurtunites from the PTA for family events. We love our MGIS!

  • (1 year ago)

    Pull our child out last year due to bullying and issues with the teacher. Expressed our concern with the principal who did not return any of our communication regarding the issues. So glad we made the move. Very disappointed in the lack of responsiveness.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son completed K4- Grade 5 at MGIS and now my daughter is in Grade 2. We love MGIS! The teachers are great! They are kind and caring and the school feels like home. The student test scores are simply amazing. The soar head and shoulders above MPS State and National averages + the students are bilingual! The programs such as family Fun Night; KinderKino; Rollerskating Night; MultiCultural Night; Christmas Bazaar and others make the school year fun! The German School program (MGIS + MSL) are supported through the German Immersion Foundation. The Foundation has an annual fundraiser dinner and auction which is a great deal of fun for the parents and supporters of the language program. The language program is rigorous and not for everyone. Our neighbors children needed to change to another school as their son and daughter were struggling. This is one thing parents need to know going in - it takes alot of parent involvement to help your children excel at MGIS. We have found that our language skills also improve. The school offers a basic parent language course for new parents and it helps. MGIS is another hidden jewel within MPS and has been a great success for over 25 years.

  • (3 years ago)

    My child is in her first year at MGIS and we love it. The teachers are very professional and compassionate and the expectations of the student are high. I am so impressed with the test scores and the high parent involvement. There are always family activities or community events being held. My child not only will be bilingual but is also experiencing the culture. I honestly cannot day enough good things about MGIS. I truly feel we have hit the lottery by finding this hidden gem.

  • (4 years ago)

    The staff is wonderful and my kindergartner is now bilingual. Truly a special school with great teachers high parental involvement and a challenging curriculum. My son loves his school and so do I.

  • (4 years ago)

    What an amazing education opportunity! This school is wonderful...a school with incredibly involved parents and PTA and teachers that are extremely committed to education and pouring the German language into our children. I couldn't speak any more highly of our school! Just phenominal!

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to school here myself and am now one of five almuni staff members. We all thought it was worth keeping this program going.

  • (5 years ago)

    The number one elementary school in the city and in the state. Students teachers staff administration and parents all know why they are there and work toward the same goal.

  • (5 years ago)

    our kids get a great education all while learning to speak a new language....the parents are great at the school too!

  • (5 years ago)

    Wonderful lessons and discipline taught by wonderful teachers. This school is an absolute gem of a public school in a not so stable school district.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter just started 4K this fall at MGIS and after only 2 weeks of school she's already singing songs at home in German. We're very impressed with the parent involvement at the school - it really makes a big difference in the education process!

  • (5 years ago)

    We actually use the 220 to bring our kids into Milwaukee from the suburbs to go to MGIS. Originally we brought our kids here for the language it has become much more than that. The Structure the teachers provide is much like a private school. There is so much family interaction at this school everyone knows our kids by name. We are thankful our kids are having this experience.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's a well run school and a great way to teach my children a second language in a public school setting.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our school is wonderful and we have amazing families that help make our school so very special!

  • (5 years ago)

    We love German Immersion. Both of our boys are getting a great education. It has great parent involvement and some of the best teachers out there. Why else would all the parents from the 'burbs want to 220 their kids into MPS?!?

  • (5 years ago)

    At this school children are involved 100% and engaged. They learn so much. It has everything a private school has but with more fun activities for the children. My son says is the best school ever!!!! My son used to go to a Catholic Private school and he was never as happy. He really enjoys learning there and going everyday @ shcool... It is the best option. It was a wonderful decision to give it a try...

  • (5 years ago)

    Great sense of community best German immersion curriculum in the country. And tuition free!!!

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