Facility Planning

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Schools that Inspire and Shape the Education our Children & Communities Deserve

Background Information

  • In 1975, over 12,000 resident students attended three (3) high schools, four (4) intermediate schools, and sixteen elementary schools in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District.  

  • Today, we serve about 7,000 resident students and 1,000 Open Enrollment students in two (2) high schools, one (1) alternative high school, three (3) intermediate schools, and eleven elementary schools.

  • Some of our schools date back to 1921. The average age of our original school buildings is 78.61 years.

New Learning in Old Spaces

  • Over the past several years, we have been working to educate our students in new ways. Our facility planning places kids and teachers at the center.  

  • We believe our Deeper Learning framework, with its emphasis on problem-solving and collaboration, is critical to the skills and knowledge students need for success in the workplace and in life.  

  • We feel that much more can be accomplished when a learning community has access to the physical space needed to ensure college, career, and life success for all students.

Facility Planning Goals

  • Our goal is to develop a long-range facility plan by engaging our community, teachers, parents, students, and other stakeholders in a collaborative facility planning process.  

  • Together, we will be charged with making recommendations to the West Allis-West Milwaukee Board of Education regarding these two questions:

  1. How can schools be renovated and/or replaced and/or consolidated in ways that inspire and shape learning for the future?

  2. How can we do this in ways that are cost effective for our community?