Special Education

MPS is proud to serve students identified as having disabilities and requiring special education and related services. 

And it’s more than classroom education.  There are nonacademic and extracurricular services and activities that give children with disabilities an equal opportunity for participation. 

Students with hearing impairments, emotional behavioral disabilities, learning disabilities, orthopedic impairments, cognitive disabilities, speech and language disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairments and other health impairments may qualify for special services.

Some families may be eligible to receive help until service delivery graduation from high school or until the end of the year turning age 21 if appropriate.

If you suspect your child has special education needs, request an evaluation by talking with your child’s teacher or the principal of your child’s school.

If your child does not attend a Milwaukee Public School, you can contact the principal of a nearby public school or contact the MPS Child Find Office at (414) 475-8593.

If you have any general questions about Special Education or Specialized Services, call (414) 475-8745 or email tatroja@milwaukee.k12.wi.us.

MPS Schools offering Special Education