School Closure Information

The School District of South Milwaukee values the health and well-being of our students, staff and families. We work throughout the year to promote healthy schools. Safety is always our priority.

The South Milwaukee/St. Francis Health Department is encouraging and supporting a decision that the district implement a closure of schools.  The local, state and national health agencies recommend social distancing as the best way to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Therefore, the School District of South Milwaukee will be closed effective March 14, 2020, until further notice.  This includes all school, recreation department events and athletics/activities. The South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center will be closed as well as the SM Fitness Center.

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Welcome to SDSM

The School District of South Milwaukee is comprised of four elementary schools serving students in grades 4K-5, a middle school serving grades 6-8, and a high school serving grades 9-12. In addition to comprehensive curricular offerings, each school is supported by guidance counselors, an alcohol and drug abuse prevention program, opportunities for gifted and talented students and special education services.

The needs of our roughly 3,000 students are met by approximately 250 professional staff and over 100 support staff members. The District, governed by a seven-member elected School Board, supports its programs with an annual budget of approximately $35.5 million dollars.

Our district has a solid reputation throughout the metropolitan area as a district committed to quality education. Our reputation has been built on our comprehensive, progressive program of educational opportunities for all of our students.

To find out a little more about what our staff members think of our district, please take a few minutes to view the video below. 

Staff Video
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District Office

South Milwaukee High School

South Milwaukee Middle School

Blakewood Elementary School

E. W. Luther Elementary School

Lakeview Elementary School

Rawson Elementary School

Our Mission

We, along with our community, commit to deliberate excellence for all learners by engaging and educating the whole person to succeed in a dynamic society.

Our Vision

To create a dynamic environment where the world becomes the classroom so the classroom impacts the world.


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