"We are best known for arts-intergrated curriculum."
Students enrolled 540
Hours 7:35 - 2:15
School leader Barbara Hickling
Transportation options no info
District Milwaukee School District
Preschool capacity no info
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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900 W Walnut St
Milwaukee, WI 53205

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(414) 267-1800
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4 stars
Based on 10 ratings

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January 17, 2014
What are these people talking about? Before I enrolled my children here, I heard nothing but good things. My friend told me she attended as a child and now her daughter attends. Worst decision I ever made. My kids have problems almost every single day. Office staff are sooooo rude, they don't even acknowledge you, you have to get their attention. My son told me a sub pushed a boy to the ground and the police were called. WTH!! Teachers do not have control of their classrooms. Complaints everyday. I will be taking my kids out of MPS. Only good thing I can say about that my kids teachers are really caring and really try to help, don't know about the other teachers though.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2013
Elm Creative Arts gave me the impression that it would be a great learning environment for my children, but it was quite the opposite. There were fights EVERYDAY in the school, one was in front of the principal during a test! My children have never been exposed to such a violent group of people before. Elementary school children beating each other bloody is not the experience that I want for my young children. Very disappointed in the handling of the disciplinary problems at this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2013
Elm is exceptionally prepared and student-focused. The staff members are very professional, and parent-friendly. I have two Elm graduates, and they are excelling. Thanks Elm for the strong foundation!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
All my grandchildren have gone to that school. Two are still in it now! It is a great school that concentrates on the academics AND the arts!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Elm is is wonderful school, with involved parents, dedicated teachers and outstanding students! I love teaching there!

- submitted by a teacher
October 04, 2009
Elm Creative Arts School has given my children the ability to think creatively and to think 'outside of the box.' Elm's staff is dedicated to creating the best possible learning environment for all the kids. I love walking into the school and seeing all the kids artwork.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
Children can explore the arts and academics in a clean modern facility. My son in fourth grade has the opportunity to play three musical instruments. Cello, harp and French horn. As well as sing and dance in school productions. Elm has friendly and dedicated teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
There is a great sense of family and a high level of creativity that makes learning fun. Elm has given both of my daughters incredible creative outlets and given them a strong body of friends that will last a lifetime.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
Elm's staff works very hard to provide the best education for all children keeping current on innovative ideas that encourage arts integration throughout all the academic areas.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2008
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January 29, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2006
This school has an excellent learning environment. I love the well rounded curriculum of academics and arts. My child really loves going to this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2006
All of my children attend Elm and I couldn't be happier about the education their receiving. Learning the arts helps to boost the absorbtion of the basic academics.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2004
As a public school teacher in MPS my self I can assure you that the quality of teaching and the environment is above and beyond what is out there in the city. I have nothing but positive things to say about Elm.

- submitted by a parent
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Students are exposed to community arts programs within the school and through field trips. Parents are very involved and raise moneys toward these programs.

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Elm Creative Arts School
900 W Walnut St, Milwaukee, WI  53205
(414) 267-1800
Last modified Elm Creative Arts School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Elm Creative Arts School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews.