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MPS high school enrollment is open Oct. 1 to Oct. 30, 2022

MPS high school enrollment With nearly 30 high school options in the district, MPS has an ideal learning situation for every student’s needs and future career goals. Opportunities abound in career areas such as technology, engineering, arts, music, college prep, skilled trades, manufacturing, culinary arts, and more. Students in grade 8 should explore schools now and make their choices for this important transition.

To assist families and students in selecting a school, MPS will host a High School Admissions Fair on Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The fair will be held at Milwaukee High School of the Arts, 2300 W. Highland Ave., Milwaukee, 53233.

To find a high school that best fits your needs, visit How to Select a School on the district website and select by location or program. To find open house events at high schools, visit the Open House page. Enrolling now offers your best opportunity for a chance at your first-choice school—some schools fill up quickly!

For enrollment, visit the How to Apply for High School Admissions page. All students will apply through an online form at Families new to MPS will need to provide the student’s 7th grade report card, 7th grade attendance record, and standardized test scores. Students will also be required to submit an essay in response to a reading selection at Current MPS 8th-graders will complete this requirement in school during the month of October.

For more information, please call the Department of Student Services at (414) 475-8159.


Nicole Armendariz, Director of Communications & Outreach
(414) 475-8650
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About Milwaukee Public Schools

Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • Ninety percent of 2019-20 budget dollars go directly to classrooms;
  • The MPS Class of 2018 earned $86.2 million in scholarships; and
  • MPS is home to five of the state and nation's top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report.

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