About Us

Welcome to Rawson Elementary School! We are so excited that you are here!


Rawson Elementary School, as well as the entire School District of South Milwaukee, is honored to have a staff of dedicated professionals prepared to work with your child.  The work of our staff coupled with the commitment of our Rawson families and the support of our South Milwaukee community, allow us to fully educate a diverse student population and the next generation of South Milwaukee citizens!


Here at Rawson Elementary School, we educate roughly 470 students per school year. Our students enjoy a comprehensive academic program which is enhanced by supplemental academic opportunities. Through this programming we aim to meet rigorous expectations and support our students in achieving high academic goals.


Our day to day school experiences offer a variety of learning opportunities. We enjoy a diverse student population containing children of varied races and/or ethnicities (roughly 33%), students from low socioeconomic homes (roughly 59%), students who have a first language other than English (roughly 8%), and students who have identified special needs (roughly 14%). Each of our student populations bring an opportunity to learn about people different from ourselves which helps us develop knowledge and skills that are more important than ever in our community and world.


I hope that you truly enjoy your experience here at Rawson Elementary School! You are more than welcome to contact myself or our main office at anytime with questions that you might have.


Thank you for being an essential part of our Rawson Wolf Family!



Nicole Horsley, M.S., NBCT

Principal, Rawson Elementary School


1410 Rawson Avenue

South Milwaukee, WI 53172




School Hours and Information

8:30 am - 3:35 pm (K5 - Grade 5)

8:30 am - 11:40 am (K4 AM Class)

12:25 pm - 3:35 pm (K4 PM Class)

Main Office: 414-766-2904

Main Office Hours: 8:15 am - 3:50 pm


Street parking is available on Rawson Avenue, 15th Avenue, and many side streets on the west side of Rawson Elementary School. The Rawson Avenue parking lot is limited access from 8:00 - 9:00 am and 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

A.M. Drop Off

Curbside drop off is available on Rawson Avenue from 8:15 - 9:00 am. Morning playground supervision by school staff is available from 8:15 - 8:30 am. School starts at 8:30 am daily.

P.M. Pickup

End of day student dismissal is at 3:35. If you are picking up a child on the playground, please wait behind the yellow line and away from classroom windows.

SMMS / SMHS Student Pickup

All SMMS and SMHS students who are picking up children from Rawson Elementary must make arrangements through SMMS. Please contact the middle school main office for more information and registration, 414-766-5800.

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