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Open Enrollment (non-residents) Information

Open Enrollment is the public-school program that allows parents to apply for their children to attend public school in a school district other than the one in which they reside.

The 2024-2025 school year open enrollment application period is February 5 - April 30, 2024 at 4 p.m. Late applications will not be accepted for any reason. To complete an application please visit the DPI Open Enrollment website.

If you are currently attending school in the South Milwaukee School District through the Open Enrollment program, you DO NOT need to re-apply.  

If you are currently attending school in the South Milwaukee School District through a Tuition Waiver because you recently moved, or you recently moved and did not apply for Tuition Waiver, you need to apply for Open Enrollment. The School Board has guaranteed Open Enrollment status to all currently attending students in addition to the new placement numbers as listed below. However, you need to actually apply through Open Enrollment to continue attending here.

On January 24, 2024, the School Board will approve regular education Open Enrollment seats for the 2024-2025 school year: 

Grade  Seats Open


The School District of South Milwaukee is committed to providing equal educational opportunities for all district students and to provide a learning and working environment free of discrimination based on a protected class of sex, race, religion, national origin, color, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability or handicap.
No student may be denied admission to any school in this district or be denied participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be discriminated against in any curricular, extracurricular, student services, recreational, or other programs or activities on the basis of the protected classes listed above.

If any student believes that they have been discriminated against based on an above category the student should first attempt to resolve the situation through the building Principal or Associate Principal. Formal written complaints may be directed to Jennifer Sielaff, Director of Personnel, Administrative & Legal Services, 901 15th Avenue, South Milwaukee, WI 53172, 414-766-5000

We act with a relentless commitment to remove barriers and care for all students so they feel accepted and will learn without exception.

What our Teachers Say About South Milwaukee

  1. Apply to the Department of Public Instruction (you can choose up to 3 districts) 
  2. Schedule a tour of one of our schools by calling 414-766-5162
  3. Check out our #SMWay in the Classroom Playlist to get an idea what our school culture is like. 
  4. Read about our students and staff here.
  5. Get ready for a great new experience in a school system that puts the student first!