"We are best known for German Immersion program."
Students enrolled 635
Hours 9:10 - 3:50
School leader Albert Brugger
Transportation options no info
District Milwaukee School District
Preschool capacity no info
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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3778 N 82nd St
Milwaukee, WI 53222

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5 stars
Based on 43 ratings

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December 09, 2013
Excellent School, excellent Staff. Caring and dedicated teachers. Our daughter loves her school so much that she never wants to miss a day! We love the school because it is more than learning another language, it provides an integral education!

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2013
We love our school. As a parent it is not as hard as you would think not knowing German. You just follow the instructions that they give and the kids really do just learn the English side of things. They learn in German first, then English. It just works. Our test scores prove it and they take those tests in English

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2013
This school's test scores show it all. They learn in German and take the tests in English. Figure that one out. It just works. Regards to bullying as another parent posted. I have no idea. I had one incident where someone said something not nice to my son. I talked to the teacher and it was dealt with that day. I mean...no tolerance. I have dealt with the principal once on a matter and he was very responsive so I am not sure what that situation was but I am sure it was a "special" situation. My son requires some special security measures and the school has gone above and beyond to make sure my son is safe. I appreciate all they do.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2013
We have our two children at MGIS, and are very satisfied with our overall experience. The children are well cared for by ALL of the dedicated staff who encourage a love of learning. The parent involvement is welcomed and encouraged, and many oppurtunites from the PTA for family events. We love our MGIS!

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2013
Pull our child out last year due to bullying and issues with the teacher. Expressed our concern with the principal who did not return any of our communication regarding the issues. So glad we made the move. Very disappointed in the lack of responsiveness.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2011
My son completed K4- Grade 5 at MGIS and now my daughter is in Grade 2. We love MGIS! The teachers are great! They are kind and caring and the school feels like home. The student test scores are simply amazing. The soar head and shoulders above MPS, State and National averages + the students are bilingual! The programs such as family Fun Night; KinderKino; Rollerskating Night; MultiCultural Night; Christmas Bazaar and others make the school year fun! The German School program (MGIS + MSL) are supported through the German Immersion Foundation. The Foundation has an annual fundraiser dinner and auction which is a great deal of fun for the parents and supporters of the language program. The language program is rigorous and not for everyone. Our neighbors children needed to change to another school as their son and daughter were struggling. This is one thing parents need to know going in - it takes alot of parent involvement to help your children excel at MGIS. We have found that our language skills also improve. The school offers a basic parent language course for new parents and it helps. MGIS is another hidden jewel within MPS and has been a great success for over 25 years.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2011
My child is in her first year at MGIS and we love it. The teachers are very professional and compassionate, and the expectations of the student are high. I am so impressed with the test scores and the high parent involvement. There are always family activities or community events being held. My child not only will be bilingual, but is also experiencing the culture. I honestly cannot day enough good things about MGIS. I truly feel we have hit the lottery by finding this hidden gem.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2010
The staff is wonderful and my kindergartner is now bilingual. Truly a special school with great teachers, high parental involvement and a challenging curriculum. My son loves his school and so do I.

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no rating April 13, 2010
What an amazing education opportunity! This school is wonderful...a school with incredibly involved parents and PTA and teachers that are extremely committed to education and pouring the German language into our children. I couldn't speak any more highly of our school! Just phenominal!

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January 26, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
I went to school here myself, and am now one of five almuni staff members. We all thought it was worth keeping this program going.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 19, 2009
The number one elementary school in the city and in the state. Students, teachers, staff, administration, and parents all know why they are there and work toward the same goal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
our kids get a great education all while learning to speak a new language....the parents are great at the school too!

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2009
Wonderful lessons and discipline taught by wonderful teachers. This school is an absolute gem of a public school in a not so stable school district.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2009
My daughter just started 4K this fall at MGIS and after only 2 weeks of school she's already singing songs at home in German. We're very impressed with the parent involvement at the school - it really makes a big difference in the education process!

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 10, 2009
Great staff, students, and parents

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2009
Love the idea that my daughter will be bi-lingual. Awesome teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2009
At this school children are involved 100% and engaged. They learn so much. It has everything a private school has but with more fun activities for the children. My son says is the best school ever!!!! My son used to go to a Catholic Private school, and he was never as happy. He really enjoys learning there and going everyday @ shcool... It is the best option. It was a wonderful decision to give it a try...

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2009
Caring and wonderful teachers providing a bi-lingual and multicultural experience.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2009
We actually use the 220 to bring our kids into Milwaukee from the suburbs to go to MGIS. Originally we brought our kids here for the language, it has become much more than that. The Structure the teachers provide is much like a private school. There is so much family interaction at this school everyone knows our kids by name. We are thankful our kids are having this experience.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2009
All three of my children have attended MGIS since K-4. The school has a great atmosphere, great teachers and staff. I couldn't have sent my kids to a better school.

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October 10, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 10, 2009
Great sense of community, best German immersion curriculum in the country. And tuition free!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2009
We love German Immersion. Both of our boys are getting a great education. It has great parent involvement and some of the best teachers out there. Why else would all the parents from the 'burbs want to 220 their kids into MPS?!?

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2009
MGIS is a unique school. The parent involvement and culture of caring and high achievement make us proud to be a part of such a wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2009
Our school is wonderful, and we have amazing families that help make our school so very special!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 10, 2009
It's a well run school and a great way to teach my children a second language in a public school setting.

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October 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
#1 school for my children!!!!! I wish that there would be more schools like this. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!!!! It's my second home, and staff, students, and parents are my family. Everybody works so well together! The best discipline in the USA! High test scores...check this out for yourselves if you are looking for the best education for your kids!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 09, 2009
It is one of the highest ranked MPS schools for academics. Great staff, wonderful families and an involved PTA that helps supplement the budget and provide even more opportunities for our kids. Not only are they learning a foreign language and quite fluent by 5th grade, they have an incredible music and phy ed program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
Our test results speak for themselves. 20% above state average and 40% above district average

- submitted by a teacher
October 09, 2009
it is a very unique public school that enhances student's education by teaching them in a second language and making them bilingual citizens that have a better chance to find work in this global economy.

- submitted by a teacher
October 09, 2009
offering all children a chance to learn a second language. The Immersion program is one of the best around. Our test results tell the story of how successful our progam is. We have a great staff and we also have great parent involvement!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 09, 2009
This is a unique public school with the feel of a private school. We give the students a top of the line education and by making them bilingual, they are better world citizens!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
I love that the children are fluent in two languages when they leave here. The parents are very involved, and the staff is devoted to their mission of educating children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
My son is having an excellent experience so far during his first school experience. There is a very warm and friendly feel when you walk through the doors of the Milwaukee German Immersion School.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2009
MGIS is the place to be in Milwaukee. The staff works hard to help the children excel in their academics as well as to provide a warm and inviting environment. They also keep parents very well informed. Our daughter wakes up each day excited to go to school...even on Saturday.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
Our school has the highest elementary grade scores in our entire district--Milwaukee public schools.

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October 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
This is a great school, I am very happy MGIS has high standards and really care about each and every child. I highly recommend this learning environment to anyone who would like to see there childern become bilingual.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
It's a great school, the kids learn a foreign language starting in k4!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 09, 2009
Everyone cares so deeply about the well-being and education of our son! They are energetic and loving yet professional and studious! WE LOVE MGIS!!! They are one of a kind!!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2009
I love this school because my son is being exposed to so many good things like music, sports, good teachers and most of all, another language. There are so many schools here that do not offer that.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
MGIS is a tight knit community and supports both the students and teacher. My daughter is in K-4 and I am amazed at how quickly she is learning German.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
So much parent envolement and the kids get a wonderful education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
MGIS has a very caring staff that has made my daughter's first year of school a blast.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
This school is one of a kind. The staff at MGIS is just wonderful. They love the kids and put forth a lot of effort to make sure the children are succeding. Because of that the kids are not just high achiving, but they are bilingual, which gives them a great head start for their future education.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2009
My children attend probably one of the most challenging schools in Wisconsin. Being a teacher myself I can judge the material they use in Math and all the other subjects. Everything is taught in German and the excellent test results show that this approach to learning, namely the immersion teaching, enhances all other areas that are important for a childs development during the grade school years.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
It has an excellent staff and very high parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
Great teachers, great parents & great kids!! It's a perfect mix.

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October 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2009
High ranking test scores (comparable to high achieving suburbs), large parent involvement, kids learn to speak a second language VERY well, certified by the German Government as a school that kids can use to get into colleges in Germany w/out needing to take language tests, Germany recognizes school as doing a great job and had an ambassador visit/commend school on job well done... too many great things to say. Many parents from the suburbs open enroll their kids to attend here instead of their local/suburban schools. By far, one of MPS's greatest schools!

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2009
This is my job, career, life. I can't imagine teaching at any other school and enjoying it as much as I do here. I feel honored to be a part of this unique program.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 09, 2009
It is the best in education for children in grades K4-5th. We have the BEST PTA in the country and the parent involement is enthusiatic and outstanding all this while the childrn are learning a foreign language!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
They have outstanding teachers who care and love children. Parents are all united to support the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
Both of my children attended MGIS. They now have the gift of being bilingual. I am now a teacher at this school and love how well the staff works together.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 09, 2009
It's a great school because the teachers care & so do the parents! They make a great team!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
The teachers make learning fun and interesting all through another language- German!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
Milwaukee German Immersion gives me the satisfaction that my child is in a safe learning environment, and place of solid education at the same time. I couldn't ask for a better combination. There isn't a safer, and more qualified place to send my kid in Milwaukee.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 23, 2009
Excellent oportunity to become bilingual in a public system. Teachers are outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 02, 2009
My son started at MGIS 14 years ago in 4K, he is now graduating (2009) from MPS Rufus King International Baccalaureate (IB) High School with full International Baccalaureate honors. He has continued his German studies in high school. I credit a great deal of his success to his fine start with the German Immersion process. They are great teachers! Jeff R

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2009
I have two daughters, 2nd grade and K5 who are at MGIS. We all love it. It has an excellent network of involved and caring parents, staff, teachers and principal. When other parents say it feels like a private school, it does. Other immersion schools tuition can be as high as $10K a year, this is free.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2009
We are the parents of two second graders who have been at MGIS since K4. We are very happy with the experience our kids are having at MGIS. It is a great community of caring teachers and staff and highly involved parents. Come to MGIS!

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 05, 2009
I have a daughter in 2nd grade at German Immersion and am very happy with the quality of education she is receiving. There are lots of great and caring teachers/staff along with a fantastic music teacher. My daughter was able to start violin at an earlier age than what is available at other schools. We chose to come to German Immersion from outside the district and are so glad we did. Our daughter is already fluent in German and she is only 7. I would highly recommend the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2009
I have worked at this school for many years and I feel that it just keeps getting better! The parents are very involved and really care that their children are succesfull. The staff is very devoted and many of them are German natives. I am very proud to work here.

- submitted by a community member
December 12, 2008
I have a child in K5 and 2nd grade in this school. I am extremely happy with the education my children are receiving. The school has a great music program, excellent teachers and lots of parental involvement. It feels very much like a private school. In general, the kids that attend this school come from families who care passionately about their education.

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October 29, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
March 10, 2008
I love this school wow what a great learning place. This school is ran on the same level as a private school. My child loves it here and so do I.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2007
My two children attended this school for many years, and while not everything is perfect (is it ever?), they received not only a great education, but this also in a second language. Keep in mind that the principal's own children (as well as other teachers' children) attend this very school and they all do experience the problems first hand. But the principal also has to operate within the environment of MPS, which is a whole challenge by itself. This school is doing the impossible. I truly believe that this is the very best school in Milwaukee.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2007
My daughter just started there this year, I am so amazed at how private it feels. I love the teachers and am looking forward to many years spent in this school building an education for my children.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2007
I have a first grader attending this school now and I am very disatisfied with this school. I feel the principal and teachers don't really care about their students and I don't belive their care to help students with their learning goals. Also, I too attended the PTA Meeting and there is not alot of parent involvement. At most meeting there was not more than 20 parents in attendance.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2007
The majority of the teachers are excellent and are very dedicated. However, there is definitely a problem with the principal and his response to parent's complaints. He likes to give very generalized answers when dealing with discipline problems. It's as if he is afraid to 'step on anyones toes.' It would be truly be very sad if this wonderful school goes down hill due to this principal.

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2006
Such a good school! It's like a family being a part of the school. The new parents and students are welcomed by the school and the other more experienced parents and students. The PTA is very active, sponsoring Grillfest and many other activiites for students, parents, and staff to interact. The student body is also widely diverse among ethnicities and abilities. I couldn't believe that I would love a school for my kids this much! From the parent involvement to the teacher excellence, I feel it's the best school I've ever been associated with. Even the students who have graduated and gone on can't stay away.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2006
Great school! Parental involvement is high. Quality of teachers hired and administration is rising. Almost impossible to find a school in the state with higher test scores. Student energy and excitement is there.

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July 19, 2006
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April 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2004
I have three children currently attending MGIS and I am very impressed. My children have learned as much if not more than other children their ages with the added bonus of learning a second language fluently. This school is great!

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2004
We have a child currently in the school and one who's a graduate. It's a warm, active school with a committed staff and lots of parent involvement. Our kids are doing well in both languages.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
We are extremely pleased with the excellent education our children are receiving at this school--and they are learning a second language--a big plus for them!

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MGIS offers a safe, small-town atmosphere with high parent involvement. The PTA sponsors many low cost or no cost family cultural and recreational activities in the evenings, with free childcare during meetings. Our "Parent to Parent Committee" pairs up new parents with veteran parents, and our Monday Morning Workgroup brings parents together to assist with classroom projects in our Parent Center. Since few parents are fluent in German, the PTA offers evening classes in beginning German. Each child receives three free RIF books per year through PTA funding. This year the PTA will offer a Parent Workshop with many guest speakers on a variety of topics.

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Milwaukee German Immersion School
3778 N 82nd St, Milwaukee, WI  53222
(414) 393-5600
Last modified Milwaukee German Immersion School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Milwaukee German Immersion School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 83 reviews.