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River Trail School

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River Trail is a school serving more than 400 students on Milwaukee's northwest side. The school is organized into three multi-grade units with an open environment (no interior walls). The school's program emphasizes a comprehensive literacy framework, the scientific process, use of technology, and rigorous research-based math, reading, and writing. Graduating students must complete a digital portfolio for promotion.

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Academic/Social Clubs & Extracurricular Activities

  • Clubs ( Girl Scouts, Girls Running Club, Good News Club )
  • Extracurricular Activities ( Special Olympics )

Athletics & Interscholastic Sports

  • Basketball (B/G)
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer (B/G)
  • Track & Field

Before & After School

  • Before School Camp
  • After School Program ( After School Camp )

Community Partners

  • American Heart Association
  • Arts @ Large
  • Know Thyself
  • Meijer
  • Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
  • Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
  • Salvation Army
  • Smart Smiles Dental Program
  • St. Jacobi Church
  • Students Talking It Over with Police (STOP)

Comprehensive Academic Programs

  • Thinking for a Change
  • Early Childhood ( AGR )

Health & Wellness

  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

Map & Directions

School Administration

PrincipalRobin SwanRegional SuperintendentBridgette Hood-LevestonSchool Board MemberMarva HerndonSchool Board District District # 1School Board Member At-LargeBob Peterson

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GradesK4 - 8School Hours08:55 AM - 03:55 PMSchool TypeNeighborhoodRegionNorthwest TransportationProvided within transportation region (walk zone excluded) View Transportation Map

Contact Information

PrincipalRobin SwanSchool AddressRiver Trail El12021 W FLORIST AVEMILWAUKEE WI 53225Phone (414) 393-2200TTY(888)
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