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About Us

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Welcome to South Milwaukee Middle School. Our dedicated staff of 50+ members - teachers, administrators, and support personnel are committed to the success of all students, and strive to do what is best for them every day. We look forward to working with students, parents and our larger community to make this the best educational experience possible for our diverse population of nearly 700 students in grades 6th-8th.

Click here to read our five-year strategic plan for our students.

 Throughout the year, we welcome and encourage your involvement, input, and participation in making South Milwaukee Middle School the best educational experience possible for all of our students.

The many opportunities available at SMMS are intended to allow every student to grow as an individual as well as academically. A major focus is to make the transition for our students from elementary school to SMMS enjoyable and meaningful, and properly prepare our eighth graders to transition to high school.

In addition to academics, there are many dances, athletic opportunities, clubs, school spirit events, and other school activities for student participation. I strongly encourage all students to participate in extracurricular opportunities and contribute to the school. This is a special way to make a connection with classmates and teachers and develop a great sense of pride for your school.

On behalf of our whole learning community, we wish everyone a great academic year.

Jim Hendrickson, Principal
(414) 766-5805