St. Joan Antida High School

1341 N Cass St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 272-8423

(out of 10)

Private Grades 9-12 252 students 14 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.
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About this school

St. Joan Antida High School is a private high school in Milwaukee. The principal of St. Joan Antida High School is Maricruz Talavera-Pettis, who can be contacted at 252 students go to St. Joan Antida High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at St. Joan Antida High School is 14:1. Alliance School of Milwaukee is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 9% %
Black, non-Hispanic 44% %
Hispanic 43% %
Asian 3% %
Multiracial 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    St. Joan Antida High School has made a complete turn-around and is truly empowering young women to take the world by storm. There is a new International Baccalaureate Curriculum. Art and Music have been restored to the curriculum. There is a complete compliment on Engineering classes. Students who graduate from St. Joan Antida High School and get in to MSOE are accepted for the cost of the high school tuition. This is more than $25 000 off of MSOE's tuition. The school has corrected its attendance and discipline problems and students who are disorderly are dealt with in a swift and appropriate manner. Teachers are supported to take risks and students are pushed to work beyond what they believe they can do. A new academic intervention program has also been put into place that is designed to bring students to math proficiency in four years. Last year 20 girls went from being 4th and 5th grade math proficient to being ready for Algebra in this program. SJA is in a rebirth and it is exciting to be part of this transformation. Come see us for yourself!!! Call us at 414-272-8423 to schedule a tour! I know our admissions people would love to take your call!

  • (2 years ago)

    It's a good school but there are.....distractions. Some of the girls are very rough around the edges but as long as you stick with the right crowd you'll be fine. My junior year I transferred to another school and I hated it after that I realized how much I actually appreciate this school. The uniforms are sort of expensive and they don't really accommodate the school bus for every student in the afternoon. At this school I can focus on my academics and excel .

  • (3 years ago)

    SJA is the premier Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering focused all-female High School in Milwaukee. SJA is also starting the process to become an International Baccalaureate accredited high school (IB). SJA will offer the IB Career Certificate in Engineering and currently offers college credits for student in the 11th and 12th grades.

  • (4 years ago)

    I had an outstanding high school experience at this school. Allowed me to focus on STEM classes.

  • (4 years ago)

    The worst school you could ever send your child to. I was a freshman there in the 2010-2011 school year and it was the worst school experience ever. The kids were always misbehaving and the teachers barely did anything about it. There was bad language smoking rule breaking fights all the time disrespect condoms filled with lotion spilled baby oil on the stair case food fights. It was truly the worst. I had one teacher who always had a attitude with students and was really careless with her teaching. The lunches are terrible but edible. Barely strict dress code. Low academic standards. If you went to a private grade school before this is a step down in academics. It's so low I barely learned anything new. And let me tell you it was dirty in that school! it's like they never clean. They let anyone in that school. Mostly Free Choice kids. I wouldn't recommend enrolling your daughter there ever.

  • (6 years ago)

    Wonderful place to have your daughter experience high school. I am very happy with everything my daughter got out of SJA.

  • (7 years ago)

    i love love love this school. Coming to sja is the best choice i could've ever made. I've made so many different kind of friends it's amazing. I would never leave it's just so comfortable and you can wear any color polo and any black bottoms it's not that much of a dress code! this is asia stone by the way!! class of 2010!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. My daughter has thrived at St Joan's. Love the ethnic and religious diversity.

  • (8 years ago)

    It's a great school for girls to relax and be their selves without boys to bother them.

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