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About This School

Thoreau School is a public middle school in Milwaukee. The principal of Thoreau School is Eugene Pitchford III, who can be contacted at colliere@milwaukee.k12.wi.us. 573 students go to Thoreau School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 0.3% of the Thoreau School students are "limited in English proficiency." 87% of the 573 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Thoreau School is 16:1. Milwaukee Sign Language School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
Black, non-Hispanic 92%
White, non-Hispanic 3%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9%
Multiracial 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% 77%
Limited English proficiency 0.3% 10%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Thoreau is a great place for children to learn. The staff do an excellent job caring for and teaching the children

  • (3 years ago)

    I graduated high school year of 2010 and I went to this school in 5-6th grade.....AND I HAVE TO SAY THIS WANT THE BEST SCHOOL I HAD EVER BEEN TO....IT WAS MORE THEN A SCHOOL IT WAS A FAMILY AWAY FROM....AND I AM TRULY GREATFUL BECAUSE THE TEACHERS THERE HELPED ME BECOME THE MAN I AM TODAY....THEY INSTALLED RESPECT DIGNITY PRIDE CLASSINESS INTO EVERYONE.....I ALSO THINK THE PLAYS AND SCHOOL ACTIVITIES SUCH AS DODGEBALL AND EACH CLASSROOM HAD TO CHOOSE A TEAM NAME HELPED EACH ONE BECOME FRIEND AND INTERACT WITH ONE ANOTHER....BECAUSE OF THOREAU ME AND MY FRIEND SINCE 5TH GRADE ARE STILL FRIENDS NOW TODAY!!!!SO I LOVE THOREAU

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter went to Thoureau K-4 thru 2nd grade 2006-2010. They teachers are very good the the kids so my daughter learned alot. She really enjoyed the school there is a family feel to the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    One of the kindagarten teachers is excellent! She is very hands on cares about the kids and is very good about making learning fun.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school stinks!!!!!!! wisconsin virtual academy is awesome my kid is getting way better grades and there are no bullys!!!!!

  • (9 years ago)

    I am very pleased by this school. Nowhere else have I seen this kind of quality in any school I give it an A despite the minor skirmishes.

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