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3-9
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Milwaukee, WI
Students enrolled: 520
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1555 N Martin Luther King Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53212

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(414) 212-3200
(414) 212-3215
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October 03, 2014
I'm in the eight grade this year at Golda, and I'm loving it! Our school gets free hot lunches which are delicious - You don't hear that often. The teachers are engaging, and our projects are fun. I've learned a lot within these 3 weeks already.

- submitted by a community member
September 15, 2014
I accepted a teaching position with Golda Meir School this year. I consider it a privilege to be working among these obviously dedicated and knowledgeable staff members. Principal Carter is clearly one of the top administrators in her field. In my 15 years of teaching experience, I have not met a more communicative and action-oriented administrator. The students and staff seem to truly respect her. Having worked in other MPS schools, I can report that these qualities, which she exhibits so expertly, is not the norm within MPS. Like with every school, parents/guardians need to find a school that best "fits" their needs. I have reviewed the data and Golda has regularly produced average grade- level scores that are much much higher than those of the more famous top performing high schools (keep in mind that Golda only went to the 8th grade last year). This school encourages abstract thinking and independent work. Students that are still developing skills/traits such as completing homework every night, asking for assistance when needed, respecting diverse opinions or successfully transferring in-class material to the community at-large... may struggle at first.

- submitted by a teacher
September 03, 2014
I have been unimpressed with this school and its staff over the past few years. My child was removed and put in a new school due to the lack of teacher/parent communication and it is an eye opener. He is currently struggling academically to compete with the other children in his grade level. Coming from a school like "Golda" who was giving him good grades makes me wonder if Golda is simply another case of what was occurring in the Georgia area, pushing kids through to meet their standards so funding won't be reduced and they can maintain their "gifted and talented" mantra. Let's keep it real Golda, you're no longer the best of the best!

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2014
its definitely a school, thats for sure. :u its a school that tries to do a lot of stuff differently, and sometimes that can be a problem. generally the kids are full of personality, and ive met some of my best friends there. they also give you a lot of homework... sometimes the teachers gave us projects after projects and barely graded us on it, so thats a fault too. i guess its a good school? its not heavenly, but ive learned stuff and i havent succumbed to horrible depression yet. its definitely an eventful place, and some of the teachers are really cool! ...and dont be off-put by my typing, they definitely teach you proper english. :P

- submitted by a community member
July 01, 2014
Golda Meir School is overrated. I was a student there in 2014 in the 7th grade and left because of how the students act and how the administration treats the middle school like babies. The administration does not let us have independence which causes the students to act immaturely. At lunch half the time we were not allowed to talk or sit by our friends because the staff did not like the noise. Note that our lunch room was right next to the gym which caused all of the noise. We also were not allowed to get out of our seats for any reason. In the academic area, we were never informed of our grades until the report card. The report card is not your normal abcdf system, it is a standards based report card. IT SUCKS! You are being cheated out of your work and this report card will haunt you in the future! There also is no GPA so you really don"t know how well you do in anything. The elementary school is the best, but after 5th grade leave and go to a suburban school district or private school. Do not let the reputation fool you. The middle school is bad. The high school wont be an fun either. -Submitted by a Student

- submitted by a community member
July 01, 2014
Golda Meir School is overrated. I was a student there in 2014 in the 7th grade and left because of how the students act and how the administration treats the middle school like babies. The administration does not let us have independence which causes the students to act immaturely. At lunch half the time we were not allowed to talk or sit by our friends because the staff did not like the noise. Note that our lunch room was right next to the gym which caused all of the noise. We also were not allowed to get out of our seats for any reason. In the academic area, we were never informed of our grades until the report card. The report card is not your normal abcdf system, it is a standards based report card. IT SUCKS! You are being cheated out of your work and this report card will haunt you in the future! There also is no GPA so you really don"t know how well you do in anything. The elementary school is the best, but after 5th grade leave and go to a suburban school district or private school. Do not let the reputation fool you. The middle school is bad. The high school wont be an fun either. -Submitted by a Student

- submitted by a community member
May 30, 2014
Golda is such a great school learning wise and after school activity wise although i am not going to say it is a perfect school it has its flaws. Children are some what disrespectful and lacks personality. I will say Golda is molding children to be the perfect American which I will say is not as necessary because these are children. Also, Golda overwork the children and never really gives them a break. I hope my child will have an exceptional high school experience in the 2014-2015 school year. Also, if your child goes to the middle school they are automatically accepted into the high school. ~ Outside Viewer~

- submitted by a community member
April 10, 2014
Golda Meir has not lived up to its expectations. The past 3 years have been a reocurring nightmare! I originally sent my child to this school on a teacher recommendation and decided to select it because of its blue ribbon status. However, it has been a great disappointment. The current principal is combative and non-responsive to parental needs. You're lucky to get her to respond to a simple email! The teachers rarely update parent assistant so there are times when you have no idea where your child is throughout the year. When you ask them directly, the answer is always FINE! What exactly does that mean? Emails to teachers often go unanswered or they take days or weeks to respond. There are absolutely too many children in the classroom and children with academic or behavioral issues seem to absorb all of their attention so other children are left behind or have no idea what to be proud of. The district needs to re-evaluate this school and their grading system as grades often aren't reflective of your childs progress or current status. In summary, this will be my childs last year at this school and I wouldn't recommend it to any prospective students.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2014
The elementary experience was great at Golda Meir, and I promise you will love it. I was breezing through the elementary years before I came to Golda, and their program changed the way I worked, in an involved way. Although... Since the expansion, the quality of learning has gone far down. They try to pack far too much into one day, leaving little time for kids to have any sort of break. The hot lunch is unacceptable. It is frozen in packets and then microwaved at the school (Often food is raw or frozen) The only break throughout the whole day is a ~20 minute lunch, and there are 7 (Hours) throughout the day. The hours are actually around 45 minutes each. This grading system would be fine if it couldn't be converted, and the staff lacked any sort of explination. I am glad they provide a Spanish course, I have been enjoying that. Their desision to no longer cut off students from the middleschool might have been where it all went wrong. Many of the students lack any respect. The staff is doing their best to change people's mindset and have a respectful schoolgrounds. I give them props for that. (The schoolgrounds is much better than most public schools in the area still)

- submitted by a community member
December 25, 2013
My child has consistently tested far above the national average for years, and is finally being challenged after being admitted to Golda.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2013
This is my daughter's first year at Golda, and she loves it. She is happy to be surrounded by children who want to learn, and has started making new friends quickly. In her last school, she was bored and unmotivated. Now she is very motivated to do the extra work in order to earn the wonderful rewards only available at this school. She believes in the "Golda Way", and that's all that matters. You know a school is great when your child goes from being unchallenged and miserable somewhere else to loving school. Finally, she is being challenged and is working at the level appropriate for her abilities.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2013
I think the enrollment process is questionable. My child have been there for three years and over half of the students parents are MPS teachers or principals. The school is not what I thought it was going to be when I worked to hard to get my child in. The classes have 32 kids in them so the bad kids get all the attention.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2011
My daughter currently attend this school. The administration team, staff and student teachers are very caring and want the best for their students. It is a fairy difficult process of getting your child into the school. I had a principal recommendation ; 2 teacher recommendations; a school psychologist i.q test done; WKCE/WSAS submitted; application, writing sample submitted and a child/parent interview was conducted. The environment is unlike any other school I have been too. Nearly all the students want to learn; their parents want their children to learn; and they are supportive of their children and school. Keep up the great job!

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2011
At Golda, you find an awesome trio of dedicated administrators, faculty and students as it relates to academics and extracurricular activities. Parents are given numerous opportunities to be involved. A great sense of community and teamwork is instilled in students. My family is very proud to be part of such a great school!

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2011
Golda Meir is an excellent school! I believe it is one of the best schools (both public and private) in Milwaukee. Students are challenged with curriculum and encouraged to be critical thinkers. The school encourages creativity in all aspects. I really enjoyed the winter program in December. The teachers are dedicated and professional. (*please note that I actually spelled really and dedicated correctly-unlike the parent comment from September 20th.) I could not imagine sending my son to a different school!

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2011
I found out about this school before I thought about having kids. I now have my daughter there (7thgr.), my soon to be 3rd grader will be attending and when my 4y/o is of age he will be attending. This school staff is so well equipped and involved that the only way your child will do poorly is if you are not involved. This is definitely a parent involvement school w/alot of projects and trips.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2010
Golda Meir is no longer the best of the best. It is now whos who in Milwaukee (parents). Adding Middle school wasn't the best idea. Now siblings that don't qualify are there and bring the school down. The kids that realy should be there for Middle school aren't because the siblings come first. In my son's grade alone there were 25 kids that I knew of that had a sibling in a lower grade or higher. When you have a class of 30 that doesn't leave much room. Even increasing to 60 students per grade for middle school didn't realy help. 3-5 is an excellent program, Middle has a way to go. Wished we had gone a different route for Middle school but at the time we thought this was the best place. The staff tries hard and are dedectated but the turn over is way to high for a "gem"

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2010
Golda is going down the tubes fast. I've been involved for only about 5 years, but in that time, the quality of the staff gone downhill (esp. with all the seemingly unnecessary "cuts" from this last year), and under the guise of presenting a gender balanced, racially and socio-economically diverse student body, they're turning this place into a total joke and it's at the cost of having qualified students that actually want to be there. When applying, know that you're actually trying to get into a "program" and NOT a "school", so fair, rational admittance guidelines don't seem to apply here. The same thing is happening here that went down at King in the last 15 years; by being so focused on creating some kind of forced "equality", they're bending the rules to fill the superficial mold they're creating. Admittance requirements and the curriculum have been majorly DUMBED DOWN here. SAD!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
It's a great school with lots of opportunities for kids to find their talents

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2008
one of the best public elementary school in the nation

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2007
Golda Meir is definitely a great school. My daughter goes there. What I think makes it a great school is the ethnicity mix in the student population. Students are exposed to different cultures and they learn from each other. Teachers provide multiple field trips that enhance what is learned in the classroom. This year my daughter will go on a class trip to Virginia. This will be a great experience for her. I also think Meir is a great school because of the school projects students are required to complete. They are required to participate in state-wide writing contests and do several hands on projects that require critical thinking. This is why Meir is a great school and I'm thrilled that my daughter attends such a quality learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2006
This is a fantastic school and I am so thankful that my son has had the good fortune to attend. The school is multi cultural and does a great job utilizing the resources and community for extended activities. We have been thrilled with the expansion to middle school and I have full confidence that he will be more than prepared for high school in a year and a half.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2006
Meir school is a wonderful place. My daughter has been at this school for 2 years and loves it. She is challenged everyday and taught to do her best. The parent involvement in this school is exceptional. I am truly glad that my daughter had a chance to go to this school.

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September 09, 2003
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The staff at Golda Meir School seeks to create a stimulating environment where the potential of every student is challenged and rewarded. Program goals include: •Developing an awareness of each student's abilities and talents •Fostering respect for the abilities and talents of others •Providing experiences in critical/creative thinking and problem solving skills •Nurturing the leadership skills of each student •Using cultural facilities to develop and expand students' artistic skills and talents •Stimulating parent involvement in school activities, events, and learning situations

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Golda Meir School
1555 N Martin Luther King Dr, Milwaukee, WI  53212
(414) 212-3200
Last modified Golda Meir School is a Public school that serves grades 3-9. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Golda Meir School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top