Reagan High School opened in 2003 as part of the Bill and Melinda Gates Small High School Initiative. We began with 127 students and six faculty members. Current enrollment reflects more than 1,300 students and one hundred faculty members. Originally housed in a facility with two other schools, Reagan High School now utilizes the entire campus.
We are fully affiliated with the International Baccalaureate Organization’s (IBO) in Geneva, Switzerland. There are 4,781 IB schools worldwide. All Reagan students participate in the IB curriculum. This is the only high school in Milwaukee to offer a complete four years of the IB curriculum and the only school in the State of Wisconsin to host all three IB programs:
• Diploma Programme (DP) certified in 2006
• Middle Years Programme (MYP) certified in 2009
• Career-related Programme (CP) certified in 2013
Reagan IB is the only high school in the City of Milwaukee that requires all students to participate fully in the IB program through all four years of school.
Reagan IB has received numerous awards since its inception, including:
• 2013-2017 School of Promise/Merit/Distinction, State of Wisconsin• 2012-2017 America’s Best High School, US News & World Report• 2012-2017 America’s Most Challenging High School, The Washington Post• 2013, 2016 America’s Top High School, Newsweek• 2014-2017 PBL Site School, Wisconsin CESA #1
Reagan High School staff were founding members of the Wisconsin Association of International Baccalaureate Schools (WAIBS), actively working to increase professional development, communication and advocacy for IB schools across the entire state.