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Welcome to the School District of South Milwaukee

Since its founding, the School District of South Milwaukee has provided a public education that prepared students for life working in Wisconsin and beyond. For most of its history, the District taught the children of the city’s mill and factory workers. As the economy has changed, so has the community and the District, but many small-town characteristics remain. Students in this small city by Lake Michigan still walk to its schools, where they’re greeted personally by their principals and teachers. 

The school district has four elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. Roughly 2,800 students are educated in the district from 3K-12th grade, and live within walking distance to their schools. 

The District’s industrial past is honored to this day with a modern Career and Technical Education program. The CTE program has six certified career education pathways in Advanced Manufacturing; Architecture and Construction, Business Administration - Finance, and Patient Care. In a nod to the past and an embrace of the present needs of these industries, our CTE grads often walk across the stage one day and start their careers the next.

For those who have college aspirations, South Milwaukee helps students earn early college credit with 14 Advanced Placement courses in math, science, literature, art and design and government. Additionally, students have more than 50 possible technical college credits available to them in the fields in courses like 3D Modeling, Advance Accounting, ProStart (cooking), child care, and teaching. 

District Office:
901 15th Ave., South Milwaukee, WI 53172
Telephone: 414-766-5000
Fax: 414-766-5005
Business Hours: M-F 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

SMWay Podcast

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It’s a new school year and an exciting time for our students and teachers. For a group of teachers in South Milwaukee, it’s REALLY a New Year, because it’s their first year.

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Season 2 Episode 2 - In this episode of the podcast were hearing from the unsung heroes of that American ritual of the first day of school. The Buildings and Grounds staff.

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Today we’re introducing South Milwaukee’s new superintendent, Deidre Roemer. We’ll hear a little bit about her family, her career, where she’s been, and what led her to South Milwaukee. 

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