School Details

Pulaski High School

2500 West Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 902-8900

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1235 students 16 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2013-2014 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. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested. GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data. Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.
  • This school in 2014
  • Milwaukee School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pulaski High School is a public high school in Milwaukee. The principal of Pulaski High School is Darrell Williams and can be contacted at 1,235 students attend Pulaski High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 20% of the Pulaski High School students have "limited English proficiency." 83% of the 1,235 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Pulaski High School is 16:1. Lad Lake Synergy School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 9% %
Black, non-Hispanic 54% %
Asian 5% %
Hispanic 31% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% %
Multiracial 0.5% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 77%
Limited English proficiency 20% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I hope that Pulaski High can get back the city rating of excellent that it once had in the 50's and 60's when I was a student there. No excuse for not learning as we had boomer population of 3500 plus. Ten homerooms in the caf. and auditorium! Can't learn if you don't want to. R.I.P. Mr. Jelinek. Go Rams!

  • (1 year ago)

    I was a student here at Casmir Pulaski High School for the 2012-2013 school year. This school was brought up to be great but it is quite the opposite. This is not a safe place at all. This school contains drugs gangs and extreme violence. I regret attending this school greatly. If you send your child here please don't be surprised as to what happens. From education to saftey everything is terrible.

  • (2 years ago)

    Average grade point average for this school in 2012? And also the race percentages for this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a school in its death throes. As a former staff member I can recall when quality learning was the norm not the exception. Damage done by a prior principal along with an influx of students and parents who place no value on education has seriously compromised the compromised the ability of teachersa to guide students in their education

  • (5 years ago)

    I can't get a call back from administrators in a timely manner and sometimes not at all.No appearant cooperation forthcoming either.they made me feel like I was just 'wasting their time'.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent of a Pulaski student. I must admit I had some reservations about Pulaski however my son is doing great he's been there since 9th grade. He will be graduating next year. My son has teachers that really care about whether he succeds and that to me is awesome.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter has attended Pulaski all 4 years. At first I did not want her here but man was I wrong. Pulaski is a grat school they have staff that really cares. Don't let past bad reviews deter you from sending your child(ren) here. You will not regret it.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am now a senior at Pulaski High School and I absolutely love it both socially and academically. Pulaski is a really big high school and offers lots of classes sports clubs and other extracurricular activities. The only bad thing about pulaski is that a great percent of students that attend lack the self motivation to succeed in their high school studies. Pulaski is the average high school

  • (6 years ago)

    i attend Pulaski High school and i love it i have been there two of my high school years i am currently a junior so im excited to make the last two years count.I think it is excellent i have had great friends and teachers as well to motivate me and keep me and everyone as well on track. i Love our block schedule i think classes go by fast and make it easier to complete our class assignments and homework as well. I really am glad i choose this school to attend. If you send your son/ or daughter there You won't regret it.

  • (10 years ago)

    Pulaski is a good diverse school but there is a need for good teachers.

  • (10 years ago)

    The teachers are great. It is not the safetest place.

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