Bryant Elementary

Summary:

Bryant Elementary is a public elementary school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, serving 202 students from pre-kindergarten to 5th grade. The school is part of the Milwaukee School District, which is ranked 411 out of 424 districts in the state and has a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Bryant Elementary has several key characteristics that set it apart from other schools in the area. The school has a significantly higher percentage of African American students (84.65%) compared to the surrounding schools and the state average. Academically, Bryant Elementary consistently ranks among the lowest-performing elementary schools in Wisconsin, with a statewide ranking between 963 and 1043 out of over 1,000 schools over the past 10 years. The school's performance on the Forward Exam, Wisconsin's standardized test, is significantly below the Milwaukee School District and state averages across all grade levels and subject areas. Additionally, Bryant Elementary has experienced high rates of chronic absenteeism, ranging from 31.4% to 60.7% over the past 5 years, which is significantly higher than the state average. The school also has an extremely high percentage of students (over 90%) who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population.

The challenges faced by Bryant Elementary are not unique, as nearby schools such as Lancaster Elementary, Engleburg Elementary, and Bruce Elementary share many of the same demographic and performance characteristics. These schools also serve predominantly African American student populations, have high rates of economic disadvantage, and struggle with low academic proficiency and high chronic absenteeism rates. Addressing these systemic issues within the Milwaukee School District will likely require a comprehensive, district-wide approach that addresses the root causes of educational inequity.


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Public PK, KG-5

 8718 W Thurston Ave
       Milwaukee, WI  53225-2829


(414) 393-6500

District: Milwaukee School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1040th of 1,067 Wisconsin Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,526 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  10.4 Help
Number of students:  202

Racial breakdown:

African American:
84.7%
Hispanic:
6.4%
Asian:
5.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  93.6% Help


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Compare Details Bryant Elementary ranks worse than 97.5% of elementary schools in Wisconsin. It also ranks 81st among 106 ranked elementary schools in the Milwaukee School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 3.26. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (84.7%), Hispanic (6.4%), Asian (5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 93.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bryant Elementary is 10.4, which is the 3rd best among 106 elementary schools in the Milwaukee School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bryant Elementary is $18,526, which is the 18th highest among 106 elementary schools in the Milwaukee School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Bryant Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Bryant Elementary 1040th of 1067 Wisconsin public elementary schools. (See Bryant Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Milwaukee School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Milwaukee School District 411th of 424 Wisconsin school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bryant Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Bryant Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 1.17 620th 633 2.1%
2005 2.04 612th 632 3.2%
2006 3.74 680th 712 4.5%
2007 3.97 667th 689 3.2%
2008 3.96 980th 1021 4.0%
2009 4.29 995th 1030 3.4%
2010 9.14 983rd 1045 5.9%
2011 20.29 942nd 1046 9.9%
2012 2.06 1015th 1045 2.9%
2013 9.07 980th 1053 6.9%
2014 2.04 1036th 1061 2.4%
2015 2.78 1038th 1076 3.5%
2016 4.73 1013th 1075 5.8%
2017 4.86 1003rd 1071 6.3%
2018 2.57 997th 1025 2.7%
2019 6.55 963rd 1037 7.1%
2021 4.49 1008th 1050 4.0%
2022 2.72 1043rd 1067 2.2%
2023 3.26 1040th 1067 2.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Bryant Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.29 582nd 721 19.3%
2019 16.01 692nd 742 6.7%
2021 32.36 523rd 746 29.9%
2022 13.48 734th 748 1.9%
2023 12.81 756th 770 1.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Bryant Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 2.82 973rd 997 2.4%
2019 10.35 905th 1002 9.7%
2021 5.40 970th 1004 3.4%
2022 3.14 1002nd 1017 1.5%
2023 3.55 991st 1010 1.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Bryant Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 4.57 953rd 997 4.4%
2019 9.60 914th 1002 8.8%
2021 6.87 941st 1003 6.2%
2022 3.78 983rd 1017 3.3%
2023 4.46 969th 1011 4.2%
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Data source: test scores: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Bryant Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 230 353 3 6 4 n/a n/a 0 596
1989 214 360 1 7 5 n/a n/a 0 587
1990 207 368 1 6 6 n/a n/a 0 588
1991 203 389 2 6 4 n/a n/a 0 604
1992 179 379 2 4 4 n/a n/a 0 568
1993 178 384 8 9 6 n/a n/a 0 585
1994 169 411 12 13 7 n/a n/a 0 612
1995 120 431 16 26 8 n/a n/a 0 601
1996 120 431 16 26 8 n/a n/a 0 601
1997 98 464 15 21 9 n/a n/a 0 607
1998 90 461 22 16 9 n/a n/a 0 598
1999 73 439 37 16 9 n/a n/a 0 574
2000 63 430 36 19 8 n/a n/a 0 556
2001 42 337 33 17 4 n/a n/a 0 433
2002 43 320 45 9 2 n/a n/a 0 419
2003 43 320 45 9 2 n/a n/a 0 419
2004 36 273 43 8 0 n/a n/a 0 360
2005 42 246 31 4 1 n/a n/a 0 324
2006 38 259 29 5 1 n/a n/a 0 332
2007 34 262 20 1 3 n/a n/a 0 320
2008 34 240 19 1 3 n/a n/a 0 297
2009 35 242 17 2 2 n/a n/a 0 298
2010 34 239 18 5 3 n/a n/a 0 299
2011 27 248 20 2 2 0 0 0 299
2012 18 235 18 1 2 0 3 0 277
2013 13 209 16 1 1 2 3 0 245
2014 11 220 14 4 2 2 3 0 256
2015 9 224 16 5 1 2 7 0 264
2016 8 182 11 3 1 1 9 0 215
2017 3 219 10 11 3 1 5 0 252
2018 3 204 7 6 0 1 4 0 225
2019 2 195 7 6 2 1 8 0 221
2020 1 179 11 7 2 0 6 0 206
2021 0 181 12 4 2 0 10 0 209
2022 2 170 10 10 1 0 13 0 206
2023 2 171 10 13 2 0 4 0 202

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Bryant Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 596 33.0 18.0 59.6
1989 587 30.0 19.5 59.8
1990 588 29.0 20.2 58.3
1991 604 31.0 19.4 43.7
1992 568 30.0 18.9 52.8
1993 585 29.5 19.8 67.5
1994 612 27.1 22.6 66
1995 601 29.0 20.7 65.9
1996 601 29.0 20.7 65.9
1997 607 30.0 20.2 65.6
1998 598 28.0 21.4 64.4
1999 574 30.0 19.1 73.3
2000 556 30.0 18.5 71.2
2001 433 26.0 16.7 69.1
2002 419 30.0 14.0 89.3
2003 419 30.0 14.0 89.3
2004 360 27.3 13.2 95
2005 324 27.0 12.0 n/a
2006 332 21.0 15.8 n/a
2007 320 20.0 16.0 88.1
2008 297 19.1 15.5 86.5
2009 298 20.0 14.9 85.9
2010 299 18.2 16.4 84.6
2011 299 21.5 13.9 84.6
2012 277 17.3 15.9 91
2013 245 18.7 13.0 91.8
2014 256 16.5 15.5 92.6
2015 264 n/a n/a 93.2
2016 215 13.0 16.5 76.7
2017 252 17.6 14.3 97.6
2018 225 10.9 20.5 95.1
2019 221 16.8 13.1 95
2020 206 16.7 12.3 100
2021 209 16.9 12.3 100
2022 206 16.8 12.2 94.2
2023 202 19.2 10.4 93.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Bryant Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 596 33.0 18.0 59.6
1989 587 30.0 19.5 59.8
1990 588 29.0 20.2 58.3
1991 604 31.0 19.4 43.7
1992 568 30.0 18.9 52.8
1993 585 29.5 19.8 67.5
1994 612 27.1 22.6 66
1995 601 29.0 20.7 65.9
1996 601 29.0 20.7 65.9
1997 607 30.0 20.2 65.6
1998 598 28.0 21.4 64.4
1999 574 30.0 19.1 73.3
2000 556 30.0 18.5 71.2
2001 433 26.0 16.7 69.1
2002 419 30.0 14.0 89.3
2003 419 30.0 14.0 89.3
2004 360 27.3 13.2 95
2005 324 27.0 12.0 n/a
2006 332 21.0 15.8 n/a
2007 320 20.0 16.0 88.1
2008 297 19.1 15.5 86.5
2009 298 20.0 14.9 85.9
2010 299 18.2 16.4 84.6
2011 299 21.5 13.9 84.6
2012 277 17.3 15.9 91
2013 245 18.7 13.0 91.8
2014 256 16.5 15.5 92.6
2015 264 n/a n/a 93.2
2016 215 13.0 16.5 76.7
2017 252 17.6 14.3 97.6
2018 225 10.9 20.5 95.1
2019 221 16.8 13.1 95
2020 206 16.7 12.3 100
2021 209 16.9 12.3 100
2022 206 16.8 12.2 94.2
2023 202 19.2 10.4 93.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Bryant Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,532 (15.0%) $14,390 (85.0%) $16,922
2020 $2,225 (13.0%) $14,872 (87.0%) $17,097
2021 $3,101 (16.7%) $15,425 (83.3%) $18,526

Data source: Wisconsin Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Bryant Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 963rd of 1037 Elementary schoolsRanks 1040th of 1067 Elementary schools
 4.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Bryant Elementary)5.60
 5.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Milwaukee School District)16.413.2
 3.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)39.537.9
 1.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Bryant Elementary)22.29.7
 12.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Milwaukee School District)21.216.9
 4.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)50.548.8
 1.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Bryant Elementary)12.54.4
 8.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Milwaukee School District)18.517.5
 1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)43.945.8
 1.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Bryant Elementary)12.58.7
 3.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Milwaukee School District)16.412.7
 3.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)46.246.5
 0.2%
4th Grade Social Studies (Bryant Elementary)12.517.4
 4.9%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Milwaukee School District)24.128.3
 4.2%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)53.459.7
 6.4%
4th Grade Science (Bryant Elementary)9.44.4
 5%
   4th Grade Science (Milwaukee School District)21.819.3
 2.5%
   4th Grade Science (Wisconsin)53.952.1
 1.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Bryant Elementary)17.94
 13.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Milwaukee School District)16.514.1
 2.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)40.939.2
 1.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Bryant Elementary)250
 25%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Milwaukee School District)18.214.9
 3.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)47.848.4
 0.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students221202
 8.6%
African American195171
 12.3%
American Indian22
Asian710
 42.9%
Hispanic613
 116.7%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White22
Two or More Races84
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients95%93.6%
 1.5%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 202 students attended Bryant Elementary.

Students at Bryant Elementary are 85% African American, 6% Hispanic, 5% Asian, 2% Two or more races.

Bryant Elementary ranks in the bottom 2.5% of Wisconsin elementary schools.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

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