School Details

Vincent High School

7501 North Granville Road, Milwaukee, WI 53224
(262) 236-1200

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1274 students 15 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

Vincent High School is a public high school in Milwaukee. The principal of Vincent High School is Matthew Boswell, whose e-mail is 1,274 students go to Vincent High School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 1% of the Vincent High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 83% of the 1,274 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Vincent High School is 15:1. Early View Academy of Excellence is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 91% %
Asian 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 3% %
Hispanic 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% %
Multiracial 0% %
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 1% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Samara- We had an alumni event this past weekend at V-house. And I was impressed with the way the school campus has been kept up and improved. They had students give tours and shared some experiences they are having and one young man felt the behaviors have changed for the better and they seem to be taking pride in their reputation vs 2 years ago. I appreciate the support that was given from the principal and would gladly help the students there become In-Vincent-able!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school sucks and is not worried about the students well being.Parents should not even consider enrolling their child in this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    vincent high school is tripple threat for failur of our youth ! i wouldnt recomend this high school for any one who wants their kids to suceeded in life the staff is not concern with the kids education what so ever (with exception of 3 or may 4staff members. im happy with the pay cut of mps due to the fact many teaachers/dont deseve to may a dicent living when they assure us that their teaching our kids absolutly nothing other than how to be under acheivers and drop outs this school is a hot mess and should be torn down and made into a parking lot !!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    It's the WORST school ever guns weed knives fights lots of the MPD have to be there. I will never step near there it was bad from the start I can't believed I used to go there.

  • (5 years ago)

    Dispite the dedication of the staff and administration students and parents have been lacking in the desire for student success in my opinion. The school is able to provide students with a great education so long as parents and students asssit in the education process along with the educational staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is far from a safe environment. The children walk through metal detectors to get in school. It is more like a detention center than a place of learning. Don't be fooled.

  • (6 years ago)

    Run! my daughter went from a b student to a (high) u student. She has learned nonething since sept. 2008. Which i had known the teachers are ok with having unsuccessful students in their classrooms. My daughter doesnt recv homework. I guess they like getting the additional funding from the state for their under achieveing students. It is so sad

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is really fun and cracking.....I wouldnt pick any other school to attend or for their child to attend

  • (8 years ago)

    If parents would like to have their child(ren) to be successful in college Vincent High School is not the school for them. As a student ('00-'04) I remember having classes I needed for college cut. I remember having counselors telling me AP classes weren't going to be easy for me even though I graduated top 5%. The quality of academics is very minimal teachers who were the exceptions/made a difference are now gone. The only thing VHS is known for is basketball which most of the school's funding go to. The pricnciple leadership is complete bull Gloria Erkins has to be replaced by a more qualified principal with better leadership skills.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am very impressed with Vincent High School teachers and coaches. My son has been attending there since 9th grade and each of his teachers has kept me informed all year round of everything. The coaches are very encouraging and always preach school and good grades to the atheletes. I will give Vincent High School a A for its Grade.

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