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Martin Luther High School

Private | 9-12


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Posted June 19, 2014

This teachers at this school are beyond extraordinary. If you want to send your kid to a school where he will have great academic success and grow up to be a kind, respectable person, this school is for you.
—Submitted by a student

Posted January 16, 2014

I have been to many schools, but this one was by far the worst. It is too politically involved with a local church and bases not only their staff choices but their student's classes on who they know and how high up they are in the church. For example, even though I am currently in an AP History class and my GPA is usually around a 3.5, it was recommended my freshman year for me not to take a regular sophomore history class because I "wasn't ready". As previous posts said, the teachers are too friendly with students and pick their favorites which affects the non-favorite's grades. The only thing ML is concerned with is money. For the longest time they would not accept the choice program because certain families did not like those type of people being in their "Christian Environment". Instead, they decided to bring in many foreign exchange students in to the point where you do not even hear English being spoken in the hallways. Overall, anyone who says this school is good needs to reconsider their statement or is most likely politically known in the church. The good reviews you read are just a promotion for your money.
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Posted January 16, 2014

If you're thinking of sending your child to ML, please reconsider. Aside from their lack of educational opportunities, the overall environment is terrible. ML is too politically involved with a local church and bases their staff choices and student's classes on how well known they are in the church. For example, I am currently in an AP History class and my GPA is usually around a 3.5, yet as a freshman it was recommended that I didn't take a sophomore history class because I "wasn't ready", yet certain "favorites" in my grade were able to take it and get ahead. As previous posts said, the teachers are too friendly with the church's "favorite" students which believe it or not affects the non-favorites grades. The building itself is falling to pieces and all ML cares about is your money for their own personal reasons. Anyone who differs with my opinion is most likely put on a pedestal for the church and purposely advertising on websites like this so ML can get your money. I would highly recommend staying away from Martin Luther and put your money to a better private high school or college.
—Submitted by a student

Posted October 28, 2013

Martin Luther High School is an outstanding Christian high school! My children have received an excellent education that well prepared them for their college core classes - even testing out of Math and English requirements so they could focus more on their major. Class sizes where small with teachers who cared about their success. They were able to participate in extra-cirruculars having positive experiences from high school that will last a lifetime. I can not thank the staff at ML enough for all that they did to support the values we teach at home, as well as support my children to become the wonderful young Christian man and woman that they are. In addition, thanks to the dedicated people who are continuing to work hard making updates to the campus, including a new track!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 16, 2013

This school is excellent. Although I wouldn't agree with some of the administration and their policies, I do believe it is still a school where my child belongs. The small class size is unheard of today as well as the excellent faculty. They know my sons name and they care about him and his education, that's really what matters. Is the building older, do they need some updates, are there a few select people who need to leave the school, YES! I challenge you to find a school that doesn't have those problems. This school is a private school that does cost some significant money, but they are willing to work with you and get you financial assistance. Overall this is a GREAT school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 26, 2013

I use to go to ML, when I was there it was a great school. Now that my friends daughter goes there it has went down the drain. You get the same education as you would at public school for a lot less. ML just cares about the money now and not about the education of the students. The review from below is right, the teachers try to be friends with the students, but they have to be the popular students otherwise you get ignored and looked down upon. Knowing what I know now. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

Posted July 28, 2013

This may be a private school, but it's not Christian. Children's behavior is unacceptable especially kids from fellow graduates . Teacher's try to be friends with students. The school is in need of repair. Principle doesn't deal with issues. Don't be a fool, save your money.
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Posted May 21, 2013

ML is not a great school. It's an average school that advertises itself as much, much more. From facilities constantly in disrepair to a teaching staff that varies from incredible to atrocious in quality, there simply is not that much to brag about. Additionally, extra curriculars are hard to come by. It's awesome that 80% of students go on to higher education, but consider that the vast majority of these students are upper-middle class white kids and that number becomes more expected and less impressive. Consider that about 25% of those students go to small Christian colleges after being repeatedly told that any other school will be a place where their all-important faith is under attack. This means that incredibly gifted students (often little of this gift is any contribution of the school) are encouraged to squander their gifts in places of little diversity or critical discussion of their prior assumptions (this also describes ML itself very well). I feel very uncomfortable in a place that doesn't allow me to express myself or criticize (or even analyze) any part of the doctrine that it forces down the throats of children daily. Avoid this school if you value discussion or logic
—Submitted by a student

Posted October 12, 2010

This is such a fabulous school. All teachers have fantastic credentials and are devoted to their students. They are also a school of excellence. I can't think of anything about this school I would change. If you are looking for a school where every child counts and you are planning on sending them on to school after high school I would highly recommend this school. While it's expensive, the Christian atmosphere and values taught here make it a top priority.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 9, 2008

This school has given me so much. Their is a wide varity of extracuriculars such as debate, drama, sports, and muscials. Each teacher has a differnt style and their are no bad teachers. Every teacher cares about the well being of their students. Also 99% of the students graduate and most go on to four year univesities.
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Posted January 19, 2006

I think that this school is just a great place for kids. They work on all aspects of the kids lives. They have all of the extracurricular activities that are important to any school. Parents are very involved in the school. I have to admit that I am a graduate of the school and would never think to send my kids to any other school. I know that sending kids to a private school can be expensive but when your children graduate and have such a great education, you will see that it will help them from then on in every aspect of their lives.
—Submitted by a parent

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Ethnicity This school State average
White, not Hispanic 76% 74%
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 4%
Hispanic 6% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 4% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 1%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Asian N/A 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Dr Wayne E Jensen
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  • Lutheran church - missouri synod
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5201 South 76th Street
Greendale, WI 53129
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