"Our committment to providing quality education for all students."
Students enrolled 722
Hours 7:45 AM - 2:30 PM
School leader Tamara Hines
Transportation options Yes
District Milwaukee School District
Preschool capacity no info
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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1250 E Burleigh St
Milwaukee, WI 53212

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(414) 267-5700
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4 stars
Based on 8 ratings

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August 07, 2013
The school is has highly dedicated and professional staff. The special needs and regular education curriculum allows children with disabilities and regular education students the opportunity to work side by side. Academics and empathy are cultural norms at this school. I am offended by a previous post that suggests special education students and regular education students cannot learn in the same building. That was an extremely ignorant statement. Gaenslen is a phenomenal place and great things are beginning to happen there!

- submitted by a community member
October 29, 2012
This school is SO focused in special needs children. 47% of the total school population (665 students) have special needs. That's VERY LARGE. So I pulled my child out of this school. The test scored are VERY low. I think that the school is for students who are for students who are either at-risk or special needs. This make the school look bad.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2012
This school has a LARGE SPECIAL EDUCATION POPULATION. I advise any parent of a special needs child to send their child here.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2011
well i went to this school as a kid and i think it was a awsum place..I have always said that going there gave me a great outlook on life.Because i have cereble palsly i had always felt like i didnt belong, like there was on one i could relate to, but there my eyes was opened to soo many other people with my same condition and all type of other conditions,but at Gaenslen we were all the same.p.s. the teachers were great some of the best ive ever had. Yours truly;McEllis Burnett

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July 05, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
no rating August 01, 2008
Gaenslen has a group of extremely dedicated people working with children who have many special needs. Staff is constantly striving to give their students the best education possible. Test results should not be the only factor used to rate a school since tests are not written for all children to show success.

- submitted by a teacher
May 16, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 07, 2008
I put above average because the tests used do not show that this is a school with a large special needs and English as a Second language school. My son is THRIVING here because they are one of the better set up schools for challenged kids.

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Gaenslen School
1250 E Burleigh St, Milwaukee, WI  53212
(414) 267-5700
Last modified Gaenslen School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Gaenslen School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 9 reviews.