"WLHS is best know for its Christ centered Bible based education."
Students enrolled 724
Hours 7:45 AM - 3:00 PM
School leader Ned Goede
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330 N Glenview Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53213

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4 stars
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August 20, 2014
I absolutely love Wisconsin Lutheran High School for my son. He's now going into the 10th grade and while attending this school his confidence level in himself has risen to an all time high. He's always been a little quiet but since being in high school he's opened up tremendously. The faculty care about the students and they are not going to stand by and allow a student to struggle. The teachers go above and beyond for their students and as a parent I could not ask for more.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2014
My daughter currently attends Wisconsin Lutheran. I have to say I never quite liked the school for her or my sons. I don t think this school is a good fit for kids who need a little more support to excel. Not every child can self-motivate. As much as they may have the ability to succeed, some students need a little more push from parent and teachers (school administration) to ultimately do so. In Wisco, this type of child falls by the waste side. They are discounted and often times removed from the school due to mediocre grades. There doesn t seem to be any effort on the part of the staff to motivate and support this type of student. It is my opinion that a truly good school brings out the good in their students. A student willing and able to succeed without any support will succeed anywhere. But a student with the ability to succeed but lacking motivation will only succeed at a good school. I don t know how you can say your school is good when it doesn t motivate ALL students to succeed but simply removes the kids that need more motivation to ensure the school is rated of a good school. Ratings like this are fraudulent at best.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2014
We had thought our child would attend a different Lutheran High School in the area prior to visiting Wisconsin Lutheran. His Father attended another one so it seemed we would just follow suit. From the open house, to us walking through the halls during the school day, and our son attending a day following another student we felt like this was where God needed him to be. Our son has never been one to speak out about things but he did come to us after we visited WISCO and said he thought this would be a good fit for him. We feel that Wisconsin Lutheran exudes spirituality, the staff truly care about their students, and communicate with the parents. We haven't attended WELS schools and we were slightly concerned about our child fitting in. The students and staff have embraced our child and he has already developed some great friendships.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2014
My son is currently a freshman at Wisconsin Lutheran and loves it. He's been an active and involved student who's taking advanced classes that challenge him. He's established great friendships in just a few short months and is looking forward to his sophomore year. The teachers have been responsive when we've had questions and have offered their advice and insight.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2014
Our son started in the Wels grade school system and is now a sophomore at WLHS. He has grown in his faith, is receiving a higher level of education, has fellowship with friends and is an active participant in athletics. As parents, we are made to feel a part of the school, have built life-long friendships with other parents and know our child is receiving the best education in a Christian based setting.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2014
As a graduate and as a parent I greatly appreciate the hearts of the teachers at Wisconsin Lutheran. This is a school that has a great education system for high school kids and has worked hard to adapt to the changes within education while offering the opportunity to a lot of students that wouldn't be able to afford it through scholarships and the CHOICE program. The focus on Christian education creates a solid foundation for the future faith life of young people. It is not without it's challenges and it's issues, just like all high schools, but they continue to be a school that is willing to be challenged to do better. In my experiences, this is a school that is worth supporting, attending and celebrating!

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2014
WLHS is a great school that places emphasis on a quality, Christian education. I highly recommend.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
This school provides ample opportunity to excel in a variety of interests, may it be scholastic, sports, drama/chorus, volunteer/evangelism, and shop/computer while giving students Christ-based education that will carry them onto higher education or right into the work force.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
I have two sons, the oldest is a graduate of wisco, and the other one is still a junior. We chose wisco based on a variety of factors; 1. A Christ based education. 2. Size of school. 3. Academics. 4. Diversity of students. 5. Strength of extracurricular activities. 6. Watched the neighbors kids who attended wisco grow up to be outstanding young adults. Wisco has delivered on all fronts!!! In addition, the teachers and coaches have proven to truly have a vested interest in their students overall well being- spiritual, academic and physical. Wouldn't change our decision, even though we are non WELS, and pay a higher tuition.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
We toured 3 schools and my son lit up on the Wisco tour. We are so glad we chose that school. It offers caring teachers with additional academic help if needed or AP courses if you qualify; enormous amount of extracurriculars (athletics, music, drama, forensics, yearbook/paper, robotics, chess club, book club, etc); student diversity; fun events for the students throughout the year, and very important to us a Christ-centered education. Day 1 he felt welcomed, even by the upper-classmen, is loving sports, his teachers, friends, and is on the honor roll to boot! Show up and participate! There were a couple of disconcerting incidents with a few students at the school this year - as there might be at any other school - which were dealt with swiftly, and naturally there are going to be some teachers and courses that you like more than others. But, all in all, we really love WISCO!

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
I have had all of my children attend WLHS, but not all graduated from there. A majority of them did very well and are attending college. One child was asked to leave and graduated with honors from a public high school. If your child has special needs or struggles emotionally/psychologically find a better fit. The guidance department, despite being run by very nice people, does nothing to assist with college preparation. This school is about music and football. There is clearly a rift between CHOICE and tuition paying students that isn't being addressed.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
My husband and I are fellow alumni and our son graduated and one is a sophomore. The school has changed in the 30 years but all for the better. What is important that Christian values and teachings are woven through all classes and activities of the school. Excellent course offerings and excellence in athletics and fine arts. Love the diversity of the school. The teachers really care about your child, not only from an academic standpoint, but from a character and emotional one.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2013
As you can see from the reviews, WISCO is an ALL or nothing experience. Your child will do very well or it will be a disaster. It's your risk to take with your child's future. My suggestion is if they struggle at all in the first semester pull them out early second semester and find someplace else.

- submitted by a community member
July 09, 2013
We sent our son to WLHS because it was an opportunity for him to have a cross cultural experience in a safe setting. His classmates were a mix of suburban, urban, and international teens. No where else could he have found a nurturing, safe environment like this one. He had the opportunity to excel and grow emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. What a terrific foundation this school builds for its students!

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2013
My son has several learning challenges and came to WLHS with a documented IEP. The Wisco faculty was superior in following his educational plan and we couldn't have been happier with the outcome! He graduated with a 3.0 and is on track for a 4 year college program. Great guidance program!

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2013
Wisconsin Lutheran High School is a special place because it does a great job of blending a variety of cultures into a very positive school culture. Along with excellent academics and co-curricular activities, WLHS provides an excellent Christ-focused education! Teachers care about the bodies and minds of their students, for sure. But above all, they care for the souls of their students. Over 100 years of experience in Lutheran, Christian education makes this a strong, vibrant, orderly, and academically excellent school!

- submitted by a teacher
May 20, 2013
If you want a high quality, Christ-centered education in an atmoshphere that feels like family, Wisconsin Lutheran High School is the place for you! In my 15 years as an educator, I have never seen another school as high performing in so many areas than I have at WLHS. From athletics to music, acedemics to spirtual life, AP classes to low level support, this high school does it all and to the glory of God! Our volunteer coahes put more time and effort into their season than most coaches who are paid. Both coaches and teachers have a genuine Christian love for all students. They want students to succeed in the classroom, in athletics, but most importantly, they want to encourage students to be Christ-like leaders in their homes, communities, and churches. The cost of WLHS is reasonable for a private Christian school and is money well spent for parents and of course the graduates who will reap the benefits of all Wisconsin Lutheran has to offer. Anyone who has seen this school in action during a school day is amazed at how friendly everyone is and how well behaved the students are. This high school is one of few in the country that is operating at such a high level! Awesome!

- submitted by a teacher
February 13, 2013
WISCO is a great school for kids who have a history of excellent grades in junior high school or middle school, strictly A&B students, all others need not apply and shouldn;t apply you will be wasting a lot of money. Statistics are very important to WISCO and students who bring down the statistics will be cast aside, regardless of race. The put little effort into helping the kids that need it most. Rules are inconsistently enforced. Less than half the teacher even keep up the weekly reporting on line let alone daily. All the while the guidance office and administration hale the value of the online progress reportign system. I have seen weeks go by with no updates by more than 1 teacher. Guidance does not do as they say. they told us to trust them as they know what they are doing. That's a laugh. Trusting them cost a small fortune and a teen with nowhere to go for an education. So unless your child has a history of A&B's save your money and your child's time look elsewhere for an education. An utter waste, practically criminal!

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2012
Very biased school, coming from a student that attended Wisconsin Lutheran High School. This school does not really allow students to speak their mind compared to a public school were creativity and open mindedness are encouraged. So many kids at this high school have many gifts and great ideas, but they administration seemingly scares the kids away from handing out opinions in fear of being degraded. If you want your child to have a closed mind and only pertain to Christ, go to WISCO, but if you want your child to explore their minds pick a public school. May I remind you ask half of the kids when Black history month is, and why ethnic fest is not part of the schools schedule.

- submitted by a student
October 09, 2012
The teaching staff is extremely dedicated to teaching the students to achieve their goal. If your child has the desire to achieve great things, they will do everything in their God given abilities to help.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2011
Great school if you enjoy being an unimaginative meticulous brown noser. However, if you enjoy deep thinking outside of the box, and exiting points of view, along with encouraging inspiration. Run... and run fast. Good for traditional German Wisconsinites who want to teach at a Lutheran Grade School while trudging around in the snow 6 months every year for the rest of your life. If you want to go back to 1947, the doors welcome you. You will never want to leave your comfort zone here at WLHS! Otherwise, if you desire intellectual stimulation and creativity, don't even think about it. Teachers (not all) are often condescending/arrogant and the school is very discipline based, but if you hate being a unique individual it's cool i guess.

- submitted by a student
February 23, 2011
There is a fine line between ethical responsibility and completely ignorant legalism. Constructive criticism is nowhere in the vocabulary of wisco administration or staff, some of which resort to putdowns and arrogance to compensate for their lack of ability to harness ingenuity. It's highly unfortunate to see so much talent wasted through the unfairly subjective views of the judgmental administration tactics. I am conservative and realize that ethics and moral responsibility are important for the development of a teenager, but not in place of their confidence as a human being. It's more of a pharisee's temple than Jesus' garden at WLHS. I say this not to condemn, but to warn. Good school for musicians, pastors, and teachers. Not for engineers, scientists, or serious intellectuals. Academics are focused on busy work and procedures, less on relevant projects, tests, and application as seen in higher education and real life careers. This is a good school for a child to learn submission for authority and the daily grind of life. Not as well at harnessing creativity or visionaries. It's more of a protocol based bootcamp than an academic institution.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2010
Wisconsin Lutheran is a fantastic school and I sincerely believe that there is no racial tension, espeially between teachers and students. For that to be suggested on here is absurd. I'm a student and the only racism I've ever encountered at Wisco is people being accused of it. I've never once witnessed it myself. The teachers all handle themselves in a professional manner and I can't think of one teacher who would make a racist comment to any student, of any race. Fantastc school, great students, great teachers. You can definitely tell that the teachers care about the success of their students and do all they can to help them towards of their goals of high school graduation, and their long term of graduating college and starting their career. I'm very proud of my school!

- submitted by a student
no rating March 25, 2010
I believe that the great reports that are listed here are from the majority race, because I found that being a minority even in a so called Christian school is still being treated like a inferior individual but God knows the heart of men even when they try to pretend and all will be dealt with accordingly! Treat people the way you would want to be treated, children are children black, white, hispanics and asians in God's eye they are His and they are all the same!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2010
My two daughters and other children who were not of the caucasian ethnicity were treated unfairly by the staff and unprofessional racist comments were made to them by the staff on many occasions so I recently chose to withdraw my two daughters out of this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2009
Wisco is the best school ever, my child loves going to school each day because of the great education and christian fellowship she receives each day. Great overall.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2009
Awesome!!!!!! I love Wisconsin Lutheran! Everybody is so nice and I am looking foward to going their all my four years.

- submitted by a student
February 28, 2009
Excellent teachers, staff, and students! My boys love the school and are involved in extracurricular activities. Both scored high on Act and plan to attend 4 yr colleges.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2008
I have had two children at Wisco, and i myself am an alumni. I would never send my childen any where else. Wisco's values mirror our own, and I highly recommend this school to anyone looking for an excellent high school.

- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2006
My child currently attends Wisconsin Lutheran High School. The school is based upon Christian values. If you are looking for a school for your 8th grade child entering into 9th grade or if you are interested in transferring your child to a Christian prayer school, then WI Lutheran is certainly the school I would recommend. This school's administrative staff has a very low tolerance of unethical behavior. Each student in this school is expected to accept their own personal responsibility of being on time and following the school's guidelines. Parents are encouraged to get involved and you will even have access to your student's grades online. Each student share the same team spirit and the school's values of serving Christ. So if you are looking for a Christ-centered environment, WI Lutheran is a school you should consider.

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Wisconsin Lutheran High School
330 N Glenview Ave, Milwaukee, WI  53213
(414) 453-4567
Last modified Wisconsin Lutheran High School is a Private school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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