Layton_Boulevard_West_Schools The Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods feature a variety of innovative public, charter and private schools to meet every child’s educational needs from kindergarten through high school. Schools are within walking distance of neighbors’ homes and many offer bilingual education.

  • Neighborhood public schools perform 25% better, on average, than the Milwaukee Public School District.
  • Since 2011, five schools have established or expanded in the neighborhood.
  • Neighborhood schools and teachers have been honored for their academic achievements by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, US News and World Report, and People Magazine.

ALBA (Academia de Lenguaje y Bellas Artes)

1712 S 32nd Street
Grades: K4-5
Burnham Park Neighborhood
Website

ALBA School’s bilingual environment embraces both language and cultural diversity and builds on ethnic background and knowledge to deliver a positive and strong bilingual education.  According to the 2013-14 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (WDPI) report cards, ALBA “exceeds expectations” and People Magazine recently honored three ALBA instructors with their “Teacher of the Year” awards.  In 2015 ALBA, along with Greenfield Bilingual School, was also honored by WDPI for “Beating the Odds“.


Carmen High School of Science & Technology, South Campus

1712 S 32nd Street
Grades: 9-12
Burnham Park Neighborhood
www.carmenhighschool.org

Carmen is an award-winning MPS charter high school. They are consistently named in the Top Ten of US News and World Report’s best high schools in Wisconsin. Carmen is highly-regarded for its college preparedness program. In 2015, the Washington Post named Carmen the #1 school in Wisconsin for challenging students to achieve through college-level exams. 100% of Carmen’s class of 2014 graduates were accepted into a four-year university and 94% of these graduates earned academic scholarships for their post-secondary education.

Carmen Middle School of Science & Technology, South Campus

1236 S Layton Boulevard
Grades: 6-8
Silver City Neighborhood
www.carmenhighschool.org

The Carmen School Network is growing! Carmen Middle School South will be conveniently located at 1236 S. Layton Boulevard (inside the Ascension Lutheran building). Carmen Middle School South students can attend Carmen South or Carmen Southeast high schools. They will offer free on-site after-school programming, including homework help and other academic supports in a safe, secure environment. Call Mariela Fonseca 414-384-4444 ext. 416 for details.


Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

1215 S 45th Street
Grades: 9-12
Located just outside the Silver City Neighborhood
www.cristoreymilwaukee.org

Cristo Rey Network schools utilize an innovative work-study program to provide a comprehensive affordable, Catholic education to students from local families. Every student will work five full days per month at companies across the greater Milwaukee area. Students gain confidence, connect the relevance of their academic coursework to future employment, acquire skills that will benefit their career, and receive unprecedented access to the professional world.

To learn more, attend a Weekly Open House Tuesdays from 4pm-6pm through April 14th or call 414.436.4600.


Anna F. Doerfler Elementary School

3014 W Scott Street
Grades: K4-8
Silver City Neighborhood
Website

Named after Anna F. Doerfler, who became the first female principal in the Milwaukee Public Schools system in 1892, Doerfler provides a traditional educational program with special emphasis on teaching basic skills through the Comprehensive Literacy Model. It also maintains a student to teacher ratio of 15:1.


El Puente High School

1127 S 35th Street
Grades: 9-12
Silver City Neighborhood
www.elpuentehs.com

El Puente High School is committed to providing a small, safe, and nurturing learning environment in which students focus on becoming contributing members of society. El Puente believes that a solid and well-rounded academic education is the essential cornerstone in building a successful future for each of its students.


Escuela Verde

3628 W Pierce Street
Grades: 7-12
Silver City Neighborhood
www.escuelaverde.org

While currently located in Walker’s Point, Escuela Verde will soon be moving to the Silver City neighborhood. Escuela Verde learners develop, research, work, and produce their own projects. Projects that mean something. Projects that prove growth. Projects that matter to them and to our community. Escuela Verde learners have been involved in many community projects in our neighborhood, including the Mobile Bike Hub.

Escuela Verde is now enrolling! Visit the Escuela Verde website for application instructions!


Greenfield Bilingual School

1711 S 35th Street
Grades: K4-8
Burnham Park Neighborhood
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Greenfield School is a multi-ethnic, multicultural and bilingual kindergarten through grade 8 school. In addition to their rigorous curriculum implemented by their dedicated staff members, they offer classes in art, music, and physical education. Greenfield School has been named a Wisconsin School of Recognition for three consecutive years and one of its teachers recently won the Physical Education Teacher of the Year award.  In 2015 Greenfield Bilingual School, along with ALBA, was also honored by WDPI for “Beating the Odds“.


Nativity Jesuit Academy

1515 S 29th Street
Grades: 5-8
Burnham Park Neighborhood
www.njms.org

Nativity is the sole Catholic middle school serving Latino boys from families in the heart of the growing Hispanic community on the south side of Milwaukee. 100% of its students graduate from high school, and 85% of these graduates in 2014 have gone on to attend post-secondary education including at Harvard Medical School, Marquette University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Traditionally a middle school, this year Nativity added its first elementary class and will add one each year until they are a full K4-8 school.

For information on their October 19th Open House see their event flyer.


Notre Dame Primary School

1418 S Layton Boulevard
Grades: K4-4
Burnham Park Neighborhood
www.notredamemke.com

Notre Dame Schools of Milwaukee recently invested $2.1 million to move their co-educational primary school to Historic Layton Boulevard.  It is a dual immersion (Spanish and English) Catholic primary school that is child centered, embraces diversity and is a safe, challenging, respectful and supportive environment, with the goal of reaching students at an earlier age to increase their basic knowledge in the subjects of reading, math and language arts.  99% of its students graduate from high school and 86% attend college. They also boast a 14:1 student to teacher ratio.


St. Rafael the Archangel School

2251 S 31st Street
Grades: K4-8
Layton Park Neighborhood
www.strafael.org

St. Rafael is a Catholic school that in addition to its academic instruction offers a variety of community partnership for students, including environmental education at the Urban Ecology Center.


U.S. Grant Elementary School

2920 W Grant Street
Grades: K4-8
Layton Park Neighborhood
Website

Grant School prepares its students to meet or exceed the rigorous Common Core State Standards in all subject areas so that all students are ready for success in high school, college and beyond. In 2014, Grant ranked third highest of all the schools in the entire district for closing achievement gaps for both reading and math on the Measures of Academic Progress.


Windlake Academy

1445 S 32nd Street
Grades: 5-8
Burnham Park Neighborhood
Website

Windlake Academy provides well-rounded instruction in reading, math, language arts, science, social studies, physical education and music, preparing students for lifelong learning. Windlake Academy has received the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction School of Recognition Award three times: in 2013, 2012, and 2010.