Top Rankings from NICHE for 2022

Swallow School Receives Top Rankings from Niche for 2022
Posted on 09/23/2021
This is the image for the news article titled Swallow School Receives Top Rankings from Niche for 2022The Swallow School District received top rankings in the Milwaukee area as well as the state of Wisconsin from for 2022. Swallow Elementary School is ranked #3 in the area while staff earned a 2nd place ranking in Wisconsin. Swallow Middle School is ranked #4 in the Milwaukee area also with staff earning a 2nd place ranking in Wisconsin.

The District overall earned an A+ ranking along with an A+ for academics and A+ for teachers. The District is also nationally ranked, which can be seen here. All rankings come as has expanded to rate more schools within more states.  

“We are pleased that our families, alumni, and community have such high regard for the outstanding school experience we seek to provide. Our staff strives to meet each child’s needs and takes the time to really get to know them as people, which is possible because of our unique 4K-8th grade campus coupled with smaller class sizes,” commented Principal Adam Scanlan.

“When students feel safe and supported, their learning knows no bounds. We are very lucky to have terrific staff members--the majority of whom are spending their careers with us-- who know students and families well and care so deeply about always growing themselves for the sake of kids. Our community is second to none in sharing time, talents, and expertise to support our continuous improvement efforts and meet student needs,” added Superintendent Melissa Thompson.

According to, "The 2022 Best Public Elementary Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, grade school ratings, and the overall quality of the school district.” Read more on how these rankings were calculated by Niche.

Those interested in learning more about the award-winning 178 year old Swallow School District should contact Superintendent Melissa Thompson at [email protected] or 262-367-2000.
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