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4119 N 81st St
Milwaukee, WI 53222

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(414) 463-4040
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September 10, 2015
I am a parent at Northwest Lutheran School, my daughter has been there since first grade. The curriculum is amazing, but I have a few concerns: Why are there no black teachers present in a predominantly black student populated school? I believe this is a problem, this a problem that prevails amongst many of our African American students in the State of Wisconsin. I feel that there should be a balance in the staff, a melting pot. It is discouraging in a sense to see that our students have no one to relate to from that stance and that is very important. There needs to be some African American presence in the school other than the lady who deals with lunch accounts. Students can not talk in lunch. This is also an issue while recess is a time for children to unwind I can't help but feel a bit disturbed that all lunches are quiet lunches, while I am for discipline and order, I feel that it can be an issue for students. They can't talk anywhere else but outside, I feel the children are only expected to breathe, no more no less. I feel that children still need to be allowed to be children, there needs to be some type of balance. I sometimes feel like the best interest is not always in the child. Teachers need to understand that your job or career needs to be your passion. There are many children who come to school and quite possibly the only love they may receive is from the teacher. I don't feel this is displayed, teachers are very quick to call parents. I recommend teachers love on these children, I know it is easier said than done but if your mission statement is "Our mission is nurturing and equipping all children in a strong Christian and academic environment to become life long learners, growing in faith, capable of making responsible decisions, and servicing God and the community," then grace needs to be shown, mercy needs to be shown. Those are the characteristics of the God that we serve He's forgiving, He's merciful and graceful. I think the principles of that love, grace and mercy Jesus has shown to individuals who may not always deserve it, need to be practiced in the school because it lacks heavily.

- submitted by a parent

November 20, 2014
Northwest Lutheran School is dedicated to helping each and every child grow and learn what is being taught to them. My two children who are in the 3rd and 6th grade absolutely love going here. The staff is very helpful and will go above and beyond to make sure the children get everything they need. This was the best decision I could have made for my children. I recommend Northwest Lutheran School to all parents.

- submitted by a parent

November 13, 2014
I am a parent of two children who attend Northwest Lutheran. My oldest has been there since the fifth grade and is now graduating from eighth grade this school year. My other child is in k-4. The staff, teachers , administrators, principal, and dean of students are such wonderful people.They have absolutely the best teachers! I love the academics and christian values that are taught. They have really made a difference in my eighth grader since he has been there. He was really struggling with grades when he came to Northwest. Now he is an honor student. My k-4 has some struggles and they work hard to see to it that he gets what he needs in help for him to be successful as well. I volunteer there when i can and i love doing so. This school is way better than any public school in my eyes. Any parent considering Northwest Lutheran and decides to pick them will not have any regrets in doing so! It has been the best school for my children and i am sure it would be for any parent looking for a good school.Everybody there is just wonderful, teachers, principal, dean of students, even the kitchen staff! check it out for yourself. You wont regret it!

- submitted by a parent

November 12, 2014
I'm a parent of a 3rd grade student here, and to say that I'm happy with my choice would be a understatement. The staff is more than helpful and concerned with the growth of the children, and they keep you notified of the happenings with the school. My son attended St. Marcus last year and I was hesitant of moving him but wanted a school closer to home. I'm happy that Northwest Lutheran School was my choice they are just as great if not better.

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November 12, 2014
Northwest Lutheran is a wonderful school. I love that the staff are very supportive and enthusiastic about teaching. My son is a 1st grader at Northwest and he enjoys going to school since starting last year.

- submitted by a parent

November 02, 2014
I am a proud parent of a honor role 5th grader at Northwest Lutheran School. I love the academic program that has been put in place at Northwest, the progressive atmosphere of the teachers, and the faith based interaction my child receives as a student and I highly recommend this school if you are looking for a school who has the best interest of your child at heart!!!

- submitted by a parent

May 22, 2014
The whole school year has been nothing but troubles!The teachers don't know how to handle the kids and My child went from being a A,B student to a B,C,D student this year.They don't offer half of the curricular activities they say they do.I have had so many complaints that the teachers do not help the kids try to understand what they are teaching.They do not send examples home or how to's for us parents to help our children at home I have also had a lot of issues with bullyingThe principal and dean do not deal with issues unless police get involved. They do not take responsibility for the problems that happen at the school.The school has alot of behavioral problemsFor detention if a student gets it they have to stand with there faces directed to the wall for an hour. What is that teaching the students about the behavior that they did wrong?No one has control of the students in this school!They give students assignments and if they don't finish them and turn them in that day it's late and get docked points.I don't want my child to rush through something and not be able to comprehend or understand itThe school has NO communication what so ever with the parents

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2013
Our school is a place where students can be successful. The staff is committed to making sure that all students learn at high levels. The culture of the school is one where students are able to learn and grow. The emphasis on Christian character helps students find the way to navigate in school and in the community. Academics are high and there is a strong emphasis on our students going to college. Our parents and families are top-notch. There is a feeling of respect between the staff, parents, and students.

- submitted by a teacher

March 29, 2009
Northwest Lutheran has great teachers who cared for about the students! They want the students to suceed! They want every student to grow spiritually, academically, and emotionally.

- submitted by a community member

March 01, 2009
This is one of the worst schools you can send your child to. First off my son got in trouble and the principle believed the other kid she does not have leadership. I took my kid out of that school after the year was over i sent him to Messmer Prep because i want him to be in a private school to learn about good. North West Lutheran did not show my child that.

- submitted by a parent

February 28, 2009
I am a parent and this school is not the best school to send your child to because the principal leadership is not good don't send your child here its not your 1st choice.

- submitted by a parent

September 13, 2004
Northwest allowed myself to grow as a Christian. Thanks to the teachers and fellow students I have allowed Christ to become my mentor.

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August 26, 2003
We chose Northwest because we wanted our children to have a Christ-centered Christian education. Not only have we appreciated the maturity of faith that has developed, but they have also been very successful at the high school level. Northwest produces graduates who have repeatedly been named to the high honor roll as well as being recognized as valedictorians and salutatorians of their high school class. The staff is dedicated, caring, and very approachable.

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Northwest Lutheran School
4119 N 81st St, Milwaukee, WI  53222
(414) 463-4040
Last modified Northwest Lutheran School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Northwest Lutheran School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top