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1943 East Trowbridge Street
Milwaukee, WI 53207

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(414) 294-1900
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April 07, 2015
Awesome school great teachers nice students diversed school great principal excellent teaching subjects so enroll your kids and they will have a great year

- submitted by a community member

February 01, 2015
This is the type of school you would expect in a small town, but it's in the middle of milwaukee. The teachers know all the parents and are focused on making sure students succeed. So lucky to have found this gem.

- submitted by a parent

December 18, 2014
I am very happy with my child being at Trowbridge. Mr. Matthesw, the principal , is very present in the building. He goes into all classrooms daily. He has good control over his school and is very approachable, no matter the concern. There are many good teachers at the school and a few are truly outstanding. My daughter was in Mr. Nuestifter's class and improved enormously in math. He is an outstanding teacher. She also had an outstanding teach in writing, Ms. Lemmen. The school is small and everyone knows everyone. The principal has a myriad of filed trips for students, some of which are really special. The environment is friendly and accepting and people are treated with kindness and respect. Many of the teachers go out of their way to have sports and music programs. I would send my children to this beautiful school without hesitation. Our daughter had been in a Lutheran school: it was very mediocre and poor: no comparison to Trowbridge faculty. I am a retire MPS teacher: so I KNOW what quality is!

- submitted by a parent

January 28, 2014
I felt at first this was a decent public neighborhood school with a great staff. After having discovered my child has more learning difficulties I have been running into a few new challenges that is making me question the schools ability to assist my child.

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November 06, 2013
I was nervous at first about sending my child to an MPS School when we moved to Milwaukee, but the attention at Trowbridge was amazing. My son started out the year as a 'troubled' student, due to stress from moving from a different state, but by he end of he year he was testing far above average in every subject, and thriving socially. We are no longer Trowbridge parents, because he was accepted to Golda Meier, but I attribute much of his success to his time at Trowbridge.

- submitted by a parent

August 21, 2013
I give this school 5 because the school has no bully's for the child the Principal takes time to talk to the student each morning the teachers are very nice and kind. My dautgher she has gotten straight A's

- submitted by a community member

January 29, 2012
Choosing a school for our children should not be taken lightly. This school does not strive for excellence instead teachers cater to the average students. Therefore, if your child is gifted or simply needs to be challenged this school is NOT for them. The teachers are nice, but that has nothing to do with the quality of instruction that they provide. It does not offer an enriched learning environment. The P.E. teacher is proud to admit that she never gives students A s even if their GPA suffers. The importance of independent reading is not reinforced so my child has not shown much progress in reading as he had in his previous school. I wish it were a better school because it s so close to our home.

- submitted by a parent

August 29, 2009
This school is excellent because of it's small class sizes and the individualized education and attention the children receive. Most of the teachers are extremely dedicated and the principal is very active with the students. I'm only giving it a three star rating because a very poor teacher continues to be employed at the school even after multiple complaints. Additionally, the 'special' classes, like art and gym are infrequent (as is the case with most mps schools) and only a few grade levels are even offered extra-curriculars (sports).

- submitted by a parent

February 09, 2009
A great school by a great lake!! The school has many good things going for them, and use creative ways to educate their children! I would recommend this school for any child looking to succeed.

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June 05, 2007
My son has been at Trowbridge for 3 years now. I am very happy with what happens at this school. My son is taught what he needs to know while still giving me the opportunity to teach him things myself. I am allowed to actively participate in my son's progress. If he is lacking in something, I am allowed to see where I am lacking in his education and what I can do more to help him as his parent. Since Trowbridge is undergoing some difficulty financially, I will aslo be able to show him the sacrifice and hard work of teachers and other community members who set examples by giving their time, which is an important lesson both for a student and a parent. My son loves Trowbridge, and if he is lacking in an area, then it is because of my parenting, not teachers or activities.

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May 09, 2006
I like Trowbridge for it's smaller classes, and attention given to each student. I love the Reading First Program and can't wait until the Math and Science prgrams are implemented. The New rain garden and out door classroom is a very exciting addition to the school. The tot lot is being reavamped w/ new equipment. My child is very very happy at Trowbridge and cannot wait to go back everyday. We are working on more Parent involvement, my child isn't old enough for the sports and and music programs.

- submitted by a parent

January 02, 2006
To me this school has been a great disappointment. I recently enrolled both my sons(k-4 and k-5)and its like freakvill. I like my sons k-4 teacher but the rest need improvement. I find alot of the staff to be rude and they lack organization. Before coming here Both my sons attended Dover street Elementry School. My sons came in advanced and now they seem to be declining. I have had to work with them on a nightly basis to keep them up to speed. There is a great deal of effort on the parents part. As for extracurricular activities it is ok. I wouldn't reccomend this school unless you want to see a decline with your child/children.

- submitted by a parent
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Trowbridge Street School
1943 East Trowbridge Street, Milwaukee, WI  53207
(414) 294-1900
Last modified Trowbridge Street School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Trowbridge Street School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top