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MPS is ready for students to return

Enroll TodayMilwaukee Public Schools is welcoming students back to classrooms! The district made many upgrades and implemented strict cleaning standards before students returned to classes this past April, and has continued cleaning and sanitizing over the summer. Schools are ready for learning this fall. Enroll now!

MPS schools on the early start calendar (all high schools, traditional middle schools, and K-12 schools) started school Monday, August 16, 2021.
MPS schools on the traditional calendar (most elementary schools) start school Thursday, September 2, 2021.

Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Milwaukee Health Department, school preparations have been in place and are continuing. Here’s what students and families can expect:

  • Students and staff will be required to wear masks on buses and indoors. Masks will not be required while outdoors.
  • Students and staff will practice three feet of physical distancing.
  • Electronic HEPA filtration units have been placed throughout buildings.
  • Fall high school sports will resume.
  • Before- and after-school care will be open.

If your child is not enrolled in school, Milwaukee Public Schools is accepting enrollments for age 3 and up! Some schools fill up quickly, so enroll now.

The district is home to nearly 160 schools and has a program for every student including Head Start, half- and full-day kindergarten, neighborhood schools, specialty schools, Montessori, language immersion, bilingual schools, special education, arts, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and more.

MPS is proud to have Chromebooks for all students to maximize learning. Caring, licensed teachers help make our school environments warm and welcoming. School staff are eager to support families on their child’s academic journey and with other needs and resources.

Check out the virtual programs offered by MPS! The district has two options for families who feel that virtual learning is the best option for their children.  Read more and follow links to enroll.

How to Enroll for In-Person Learning

Enroll online at
Enroll by phone Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Call (414) 267-5100.
Arrange a home visit: If you need assistance with enrollment, call (414) 267-5100 to arrange an in-home visit.

Make sure your child is enrolled and will be ready to start in fall. Enroll today!


Earl Arms, Media Relations Manager

Shahree Douglas, Director Communications & Outreach

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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