"We are best known for arts and humanities programs."
Students enrolled 359
Hours 7:45 - 2:30
School leader Jeff Krupar
Transportation options no info
District Milwaukee School District
Preschool capacity no info
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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4 stars
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June 25, 2014
I adore this school! My children were fortunate to get into the school about 2 years ago & I have been extremely pleased with the progress they have made. The teachers, staff & administrators are extremely dedicated to the arts & humanities and do a wonderful job integrating these values into education. There are many after school activities offered as well as before and after school care. I would recommend Milwaukee Parkside for any family that really wants to be a part of a great Milwaukee school!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
I love this school. I have 3 children who attend and, a forth going next year. The office staff is pleasant and speaks to me when I go in. The staff is great from the principle to every teacher. My daughter is do so well in school going from an average student to a overachiever. The first year only one of my sons was placed in this school due to his special needs and, ever since I have nothing but good things to say. There is a program called Camp Parkside for three year olds that is reasonably priced and, also is a before and after school program for the school aged children. The program is open when school is closed on days other than holidays and the staff there is great also. I definitely recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2014
I have three grandchildren attending Milwaukee Parkside School for the Arts. I couldn't ask for a better school. The teachers are committed to the kids; helping them to grow socially and psychologically, as well as academically. I realize the problems in many of the MPS schools, most of which certainly are not the fault of the individual school's staff or administration. We are very fortunate to have our grandkids enrolled in a school that does not many of the problems that other MPS schools have.

- submitted by a community member
October 21, 2013
I like this school with the nice enviroment. The teachers are very nice and helpful. The only thing I do not like is the principle. She is rude, unkind, never reply the message, never answer the phone calls or call back. I will prefer without this principle in this school if she can not do her job.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2011
Tippecanoe was more than a school to it's students but more a home, with teachers who really cared about each child and want everyone to succeed, and were always willing to help if that meant giving up their lunch hour or coming in before school or stay after it was never an issue, I learned and was able to grow and always feel welcomed safe and happy. Tippe is facing budget issues but never the less I highly recommend it, although it is very small and different from most schools with it being a k-8 so it is a great to school to start at when younger, and starting at the middle school level would be changeling. I love Tippe :) -former student

- submitted by a community member
March 01, 2010
a great school facing so hard times but with lots of amazing teachers all trying their very best to make it a safe and fun learning place!

- submitted by a community member
September 27, 2009
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- submitted by a student
December 03, 2008
As educators ourselves, my husband and I value a curriculum with an arts and humanities focus to help our daughter be a more well rounded person. Tippecanoe has brought out interests and talents my daughter didn't even know she had. We couldn't be happier with her experience there.

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October 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2008
My family loves this school. Besides receiving an outstanding classroom education, the school offers numerous extracurricular activities. They have an Excellent music program, during and after school art programs, and still offer gym class to the students. The teachers are dedicated and devote much of their free time to helping the children succeed. The office is well run and the head secretary is organized, helpful, and patient. Before sending our kids to Tippe, my wife and I had sent the kids to 3 previous schools. We feel we've finally found a place where they can learn in a comfortable and creative environment.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2008
Tippe is doing the best with what they have. I like the fact the there is one class per grade. I don't see any problems with Middle school and grade school children being in the same building . I think it helps keep the middle schoolers grounded and gives the younger kids someone to look up to. I was a student at Tippe once and it's nice to see some of the same teachers there as well as some of the then parents return to work there. My son has made drastic improvements since starting at Tippe. I was surprised by the amount of work given to the K4 children, as first. However, they proved that they are not to be underestimated. I am very proud of my son, the staff, and the student body at Tippecanoe. I have and will continue to recommend this school to every parent I meet.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2008
'No nonsense' school is right, but for a child in 4 or 5k, a little overboard. Expecting a 5 year old to stand up and give a memorized presentation can be a bit much. If your child chooses to act like a five year old by speaking to another child during class, or possibly getting upset and crying over anything, expect a call to your work place! The class sizes are so large (imagine close to 30 little ones) that the teachers seem to be a bit overwhelmed and simply send kids to the office or call their parents to do any repremanding. High maintenance at the least. When I was in kindergarten, kids talked, kids cried, kids had fun...heck, some kids even peed their pants. Don't you dare let these things happen at tippe! Disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2008
Seemed like a nice school but very crowded. I would have chosen this school if it did not have the middle school aged kids. They were nice enough but 8th graders don't belong with 4 year olds. I guess I am traditional. I like the philosophy but I am not sure it would work in the long run. They seem to dependent on grants

- submitted by a community member
January 21, 2008
Outstanding curriculum provided in a caring no nonsense environment by a dedicated faculty and admin.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2007
Tippe is probably one of the best MPS grade schools, but still only just over average. The school has almost too many kids for the space, and either needs to move and expand or reduce to get it right. The teachers get to know each child by name though, and there is a lot of parent involvement in the classes and in sports. Class sizes are large, about 27:1 in most cases. The arts program is impressive. Some phenomenal teachers (Ms. Davis! Ms. Borden!); the principal is making average decisions for the school. If you have high achieving or gifted learners, look into other options as curriculum adjustments for challenging them have been non-existent for my three kids. After three different meetings with my daughter's teacher, the response to our repeated requests for harder math work was to not give her any math homework at all! Frustrating!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2006
Academics at Tippe are the best. Check out the test scores for yourself. Tippe is an Arts and Humanities school, which was the reason why I chose to send my children there. However, with all the budget cuts, my concern is we may loose this benefit. Also, we will be loosing SAGE for the 2006-2007 school year which is a big concern, since each classroom currently has a minimum of 30 kids. The teachers at Tippe make the school what it is. I just hope without the SAGE program, Tippe has other options for teaching the large classroom sizes. I would hate to pull my kids out of Tippe due to the inappropriate classroom sizes. My experience with Tippe has been wonderful; my only complaint is the lack of communication. As a parent, I feel the communication at Tippe is minimal. This is the one thing they need to improve on.

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Milwaukee Parkside School
2969 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI  53207
(414) 294-1800
Last modified Milwaukee Parkside School is a public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Milwaukee Parkside School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews.