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648 E Dover St
Milwaukee, WI 53207

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(414) 483-9122
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May 19, 2015
All three of my children go to St. Lucas. As summer approaches, I am excited to have the summer with my kids, but I am also a little sad because once again, my kids have had a great school year and I am sorry for it to be done! In the eight years that I have been involved with St. Lucas as a parent, I have been consistently impressed with the caring attitude of the teachers and staff. I feel so confident each morning that my kids are entering a building where they are personally known and cared for by faculty, staff, and their classmates. Beyond the caring atmosphere, there is so much going on! School is fun! The curriculum engages and challenges them. It manages to be cutting-edge and yet rooted in many elements of a classical education. My kids are happy to go each day; excited to see what the day will bring. St. Lucas has a worldview rooted in the accepting love of Christ and everyone works hard to extend that love to each child and family that walks through the doors.

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April 30, 2015
When my wife and I discussed education for our kids, we looked at our childhoods. As products of private and public school education, we feel that we are at home. Saint Lucas has been apart of our family for over 14 years and they do a wonderful job. The goal is to care for the whole life aspect of a child's education and that is what they do. Sometimes in todays world community gets lost or put into a odd category. This is not the case here. I know that my children are not always perfect, but what I want for them is to be taught the basics of reading, writing, and mathmatics. When a school can do that and enhance them as members of this society through Christian values, they are better for it.

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April 29, 2015
Our two daughters both attend St. Lucas. We are very pleased with the strenuous education our girls are receiving. We also love that the overall environment is caring and nurturing to our kids on a personal level. The love and expectations I have for my children is seamlessly carried over into their school day. It is nice to feel supported in raising good kids.

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April 20, 2015
We currently have four students attending the school. We are very impressed with the teacher's and principles involvement and commitment to every students success. This year we were very excited to learn about the STEAM program and the advantage our students will have for the future in education. Thank you St Lucas for always putting students first. My children are involved in a few of the many clubs and sports available because of the commitment of the teachers, principal and many caring volunteers. Thank you for making our school experience a great one!

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April 02, 2015
There are a lot of problems at this school. There is no accountability of teachers. Our child was at the school left ; the teachers was extremely poor and unprepared. When we complained to the principal, he blamed us and refused to look at teacher who was constantly e- mailing her fiancee instead of teaching..Our child's academics went down. No transparency: I an MPS teacher whose class is constantly observed by parents, public. We asked 2 observe our child's teacher - Prinicpal very resistant but finally allowed. Were stunned how out of touch teacher was: monotone, no emotion towards students. We even mentioned this at P/T conference WITH teacher: no change. We removed child. WKCE scores scewed as only a handful take test. Our child in MPS & now skipped a grade! We found the staff 2B mean-spirited& unwelcoming; daycare head v. mean 2 us & child; one worker constantly questioned our child about personal matters of others; we complained&we were blamed. A totalitarian, gossipy , unprofessional atmosphere with v. young, inexperienced teachers & high turn-over. We have posted these comments numerous Xs only to have them removed by non- transparent folks @ the school. A poor school.

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March 28, 2015
My children have thrived as students at St. Lucas. The academics are rigorous and the school offers a number of extracurricular activities. The faith-based approach with a focus on the gospel keeps my children grounded in their faith as well.

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February 18, 2015
We have three children attending Saint Lucas. We just love this school. Our children are getting a great education. The teachers and staff are kind and caring. They go the extra mile to keep us informed. We highly recommend Saint Lucas.

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August 29, 2013
St. Lucas has a wonderful, caring faculty and staff. They truly care about not only the student but the whole family. The teachers teach not only the required academic lessons but also important life lessons. Students are challenged to do their best at their individual levels of learning. The school offers lots of extra-curriculars so there is something for everyone who wants to participate. The teachers are constantly researching and exploring new ways to engage their students. I'm extremely happy with this school and would recommend it to anyone.

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February 13, 2013
We spent many hours considering where to send our child to school. We chose St. Lucas based on their Christian basis and the small class sizes. They currently cap their kindergarten classes at 12 students, which is unheard of in the Milwaukee area. First grade is capped at 24 and has a full-time aide. The aide is another licensed teacher, not simply someone to help monitor behavior. There are high expectations for students. I was very impressed by the amount of memorization and participation involved in their Christmas program, even by young students. The principal has a consistent, strong presence in the school. Every time I walk in the school I am greeted by multiple teachers and staff. One small thing that stood out to me right away was how no matter where I went, students were holding doors open for me. This spoke volumes to me - to have a school cultivate the type of environment where respect is the norm. We've been impressed by every aspect of St. Lucas and do not regret our choice at all. Our child is flourishing in every respect - academically, socially, and spiritually.

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February 08, 2013
I am so happy St Lucas uses the "Superkids" reading program by Rowland Reading Foundation for primary grades, K - 2. My daughter absolutely adores the "Superkids"! The reading workbooks are colorful and the characters are engaging. I couldn't be more thrilled or thankful for the effort St Lucas makes to cultivate lifelong readers

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December 12, 2010
St Lucas has welcomed us with open arms. The teachers and staff truly care about the future of the family and children. We are very thankful to have such a great school.

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December 06, 2010
As a school that received exemplary accrediatation from the WELSSA accrediting board, they are not resting on their laurels. They constantly strive to improve an already great school. My oldest son graduated last year, and on his High School placement test (the ACT EXPLORE) he received 100% in both Mathematics and Science, as well as placing above the average in all areas. My sons had excellent teachers (one is still there), and our Principal is a leader with vision. We have met many wonderful people through the school and church.

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December 04, 2010
Our family moved here two years ago and the transition to St.Lucas went very smoothly. The teachers are caring and helpful and encourage the students to succeed. The leadership is top-notch and the school family continues to keep a positive environment with new opportunities for fun and learning.

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December 04, 2010
As a alumni of St. Lucas, I feel truly blessed to have been involved with the church and school for over 40 years. The school staff and teachers are very caring and supportive of both the parents and the students. Enrollment has declined since I went there, but in the past couple years it is increased every year, which in very encouraging. I strongly recommend this school to everyone!!

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December 04, 2010
As a parent of a child who has attended St. Lucas for several years now, I would highly recommend this school to anyone. The family support group that here is like no other! Teachers and staff are number 1 in my book.

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December 03, 2010
St. Lucas is a place where the teachers and staff are top notch and they are driven to bring the best out of each individual student. For more than 100 years this has been the best school in the Bay View neighborhood and it continues to get better.

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December 03, 2010
As an alumni of St. Lucas, I can attest to the fact that my fellow students and I received a great start on our education. As a parent of 2 boys who have been blessed to go there, I can say that the school is better than ever. The teachers and staff truly care and will 'walk the extra mile' to assure every child succeeds.

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March 12, 2010
I have gone to this school for three school years when i got to this school i was an over achiever because the academics are weak I was average at my old school but at this school I stood out and was an A student, but I thought i could just cruise through it and get away with As, but i didn't. I got stumped, the teachers would not help me, so i started getting Bs... no big deal, then Cs, uh-oh, and now am am a B-C, and they don't prepare you for highschool at all.

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January 18, 2010
This school is a great place for kids to feel at home and cared for. A safe happy place.

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March 20, 2006
If you are a student who is good academically the academic program is wonderful, however if you are a student who has any kind of learning disabilties there is no extra help available. As far as parent involvement goes I believe that more parents should get involved. We have a good school but we need more involvment from parents and more leadership in the right direction.

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Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make. At Saint Lucas, we partner with parents to provide students with the personalized attention and guidance they need. Children receive more than excellent academic programs. We help students build the knowledge, character and values necessary to become successful at school and in life. Learn more about our high-quality Christian school at saintlucas.org.

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St. Lucas Lutheran School
648 E Dover St, Milwaukee, WI  53207
(414) 483-9122
Last modified St. Lucas 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.
St. Lucas Lutheran School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top