School Details

Ronald W. Reagan IB High School

4965 S 20th St, Milwaukee, WI 53221
(414) 304-6100

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1250 students 22 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


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.
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About this school

Ronald W. Reagan IB High School is a public high school in Milwaukee. The principal of Ronald W. Reagan IB High School is Michael Roemer and can be contacted at 1,250 students attend Ronald W. Reagan IB High School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 6% of the Ronald W. Reagan IB High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 63% of the 1,250 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ronald W. Reagan IB High School is 22:1. Wisconsin Conservatory of Lifelong Learning is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 51% %
Asian 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 30% %
Black, non-Hispanic 13% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% %
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 77%
Limited English proficiency 6% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 months ago)

    My daughter is having an amazing sophomore year. She's challenged academically and has good friends in the extracurriculars.

  • (1 year ago)

    As a student here at Reagan I can say that this one of the better schools in Wisconsin. Reagan consistently has higher scores than most other schools and is ranked one of the top in the nation. The courses are varied enough and are rigorous which prepares the students for college courses and life. The teachers have a great attitude towards students and strive for students to receive the best education possible. The school offers multiple extra curricular activities for students to delve into (such as sport teams plays and newspaper). These things prepare the student for college and ultimately for life.

  • (1 year ago)

    Esta escuela es la mas mejor en la ciudad je pense que le monde est bon et le chocolate est bone et que ronald w reagan est trop magnifique!

  • (1 year ago)

    Reagan has come so far in such a short amount of time. It is a great place!

  • (1 year ago)

    The academics at this school are great. Some of the teachers could have better attitudes and listen to student opinions but it is a great community. There aren't any major problems here either. There are ample opportunities for learning and tutoring as well.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has a very safe peaceful environment. A student is able to concentrate well and aquire a great education. The teachers and students are always inviting and willing to help.

  • (1 year ago)

    I feel that this school is an ideal learning environment. The teachers are fun and engaging.

  • (1 year ago)

    Ronald W. Reagan in definitely one of the best schools you can go to. The academics are challenging and the expectations are high. Only those truly determined to succeed will thrive here. The people are kind and willing to help if you need it. I chose to go here because I had heard about how great it was and I must say it exceeded my expectations.

  • (1 year ago)

    Reagan have some of the best teachers that are in the MPS system. They are a careing group of teachers. That care about the education and future of your child. The students at Reagan are like one big family with teachers teen and parents work as one for the benefit of the school and child. Community involvement is very strong at Reagan the community cares about the students at reagan and help out in may ways towards there success at Reagan by hiring some of the teen coming up with new programs for the students. Reagan also have cutting edge technology. So when our students leave Reagan they are ready to compete in College and Beyond.

  • (1 year ago)

    The best place I've ever worked. The staff work collectively to benefit all students who walk through the door. We started the school year today and students were excited to return and see their friends and teachers. It's going to be a great year!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Both of my children are alumni of this cutting edge high school. They loved the years they attended and both received major college scholarships based upon their IB courses academic performance and their high ACT scores. I cannot speak highly enough about how this academically challenging school prepares our teens to succeed in college and in life.

  • (1 year ago)

    I've watched this school grow from a small high school serving 230 students to a large high school with 1 300 students. Along the way the staff has keep true to the IB curriculum. They focus on the success of ALL students and go out of their way to ensure progress and proficiency. A truly great high school in the Greater Milwaukee area!

  • (1 year ago)

    This was our daughters first year and we are so pleased we choose Reagan. We have another daughter in middle school and will send her to Reagan too.

  • (1 year ago)

    Reagan has provided a welcoming atmosphere to incoming freshman. Freshman Orientation this week has my daughter excited for the new school year ahead and has mom feeling confident that we made the right choice with our high school selection. Both staff and students have been encouraging and my daughter has expressed an interest already in getting involved in activities. I appreciate the diversity in the student population which will make for a well rounded high school experience for my daughter. Expecting great things this year! Way to go Reagan!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    IB schools are NOT for everyone. Reagan's classes are rigorous and challenging however they do offer a safe learning environment and the teachers are always available to help the students as much as possible. (Keep in mind that the school's classes sizes increase each year therefore teachers will have about 200-300 students; thus helping everyone is impossible) it's MPS so school lunch sucks but you get priviledges and you are able to leave early and eat lunch somewhere else. Also Reagan is a IB school and it prepares you for college! You take IB exams at the end of your senior year and depending on your scores you get full college credit. A.K.A. free $$$$$ This post is rather bius since I do attend the school so please look into credible sources for facts on the school ;)

  • (2 years ago)

    In response to the most recent comment I am highly upset at such a false critique about my school! I like many of my peers who attend Reagan are full I.B. diploma students. Students in which have to work even harder then most AP schools. So it is extremely rude to make claims about ALL the students when you personaly do not know them or their work ethic!! Reagan is an extremely great school with amazing teachers and even better chances to better your future.

  • (2 years ago)

    I find it hilarious that someone can leave such negative feedback to somewhere that you have not personally experienced. I myself attend Reagan High School and am very offended by that comment. Reagan is a great school to send your kids especially if you are looking to get a great education. I and many others take all IB classes which are very hard to handle. I bust my butt of at Reagan and get good grades and for someone to even say that EVERYONE shows a lack of motivation just proves that they do not know much about Reagan.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter"s first year their was amazing it was a rigorous schedule for her but she did excellent in adjusting as a incoming freshman. she joined several of the clubs and the teachers are awesome they kept in contact with me regarding my daughter grades and her performance in and out of the classroom. The staff at Reagan cares about your child I feel completely confidence in sending my teen to Reagan everyday. Their security team really cares about the children and they nip any negative mess right away. I have never seen any gangs or drugs while i have been inside the school. The teens their all seem like one big family. I not saying they all get along all the time. but they have respect for each other. It';s not a whole lot of fights and drugs like other MPS Schools. It is very diverse you will see alot of different ethnic teens at Reagan. From all over the globe. It's is truly a Great MPS School!!! It's has all three EXCELLENT TEACHERS STRONG PRINCIPAL AND CHALLENGING ACADEMICS. AND A GREAT STAFF TO HELP EVRYTHING RUN SMOTTHLY FOR THE BENEFIT OF YOUR TEEN.

  • (3 years ago)

    The teachers and other staff members really care about the needs of every student. The environment of the school is also one in which any student can feel safe learning in. Everybody in this school's community works together to provide only the best education for its students.

  • (3 years ago)

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