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Milwaukee Market Share 2021–22

2021–2022 Membership % of Total Source
MPS Traditional 56,960 53.5% DPI 2017-2021 Fall Pupil Count Data. Excludes charter enrollment and Open Enrollment transfers in to MPS.
Milwaukee Charter 15,305 14.4% Via Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools, Feb. 2022 (7,681 MPS and 7,624 Independent)
Milwaukee Voucher 28,770 27.0% DPI Public and Choice 3rd Friday Headcounts (October 2021)
Milwaukee Open Enrollment Transfers Out 5,402 5.1% DPI’s Open Enrollment Pupil Transfers and Aid Adjustments (2020-21 file; data for 2021-22 unavailable)
TOTAL 106,437
TOTAL CHOICE 49,477 46.5%

State Market Share 2021–22

2021–2022 Membership % Share of tax supported options Source
Public Enrollment (w/o charters and open enrollment) 700,260 81.1% DPI 2017–2021 Fall Pupil Count Data
Open Enrollment 70,428 8.1% Open Enrollment Pupil Transfers and Aid Adjustments (2020–21 report) (Data unavailable for 2021–22)
Private Choice Programs 49,919 5.7% DPI Public and Choice 3rd Friday Headcounts (October 2021)
District and Independent Charters 43,413
District: 33,758
Independent: 9,655
5.1% Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools, Feb. 2022
Total Enrollment 863,020 100%
Total Choice 162,760 18.9%

Vouchers vs. Public School Funding (line graph)

  1. Public school amount is the average of per-member funding in the 2019–2020 school year from https://dpi.wi.gov/sfs/statistical/cost-revenue/comparative-revenue-member (Single-Year Summary Data Files)
  2. Voucher amount is average of voucher payment for grades K–8 and 9–12 from the year 2004 to 2021 (found under DPI’s data and reports for the three voucher programs: https://dpi.wi.gov/parental-education-options/choice-programs/data)

Milwaukee Students at Top-Rated Schools (bar graph)

  1. Department of Public Instruction Report Cards identify schools that “exceed” or “significantly exceed expectations.” https://apps2.dpi.wi.gov/reportcards/.
  2. The last school year from which we have reliable data is 2018–19. The following table shows the number of students enrolled at schools that “exceed” or “significantly exceed expectations.” https://schoolchoicewi.org/parental-choice-program-students-have-higher-scoresagain/
Enrollment Quality Seats (Per DPI)
MPS Traditional 65,410 13,210
Milwaukee Choice 29,034 16,038
Milwaukee Charter 17,279 11,693

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Strong Public Support for Two Key Reforms

  1. School Choice Wisconsin Statewide Survey Results — Survey results on page 3 of brochure can be found on slide 23.