• Historical Overview


    Reagan High School began in 2003 as part of the Bill and Melinda Gates Small High School Initiative with only 127 students and six faculty members. Current enrollment reflects more than 1,300 students from 31 different cultures and over one hundred faculty members.


    Affiliation with the International Baccalaureate Organization’s (IBO) programs include:


         • 2006 Diploma Programme certification

         • 2011 Middle Years Programme certification

         • 2014 Career-related Programme certification


    This is the only MPS school that offers all three IB pathways to high school students. All students participate in the IB programs. Reagan High School administrators are 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.


    Many staff members have received prestigious awards as exemplary educators or as leaders in education. The school at large has received local, state, and national recognition from multiple organizations including:


         • US News & World Report: America's Best High Schools (2012-Present)

         • Washington Post: America's Most Challenging High School (2012-Present)

         • Newsweek: America's Top High School: Beating the Odds (2013-Present)

         • Wisconsin CESA #1: PBL Site School (2014-Present)

         • National Center for Innovation in Education: PBL Site School (2014)

         • State of Wisconsin: School of Distinction (2013-Present)