Dottke High School has been meeting the needs of students for over 37 years. In 1983, we began serving a small group of highly at-risk students and have slowly grown to educate up to 250 students. During this time, the staff at Dottke has been on the forefront of best practices in education and leaders in educational change in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District. Over and over, students and parents have said how life-altering attending Dottke has been for themselves or their student. Their only complaint has been that Dottke has typically only served credit-deficient upperclassmen and they needed to wait to enroll. Continuing with the theme of serving our community, we have heard those complaints and are now offering enrollment options for 9th-12th grade students to better meet those needs.
The perfect Dottke student is one that is looking for something different in their education. They want to have a strong connection with their school, but haven’t been able to find that yet. A Dottke student is passionate and opinionated in ways that differ from a traditional student. They want to be heard, but many times haven’t found the voice to do so. They are unique and talented in ways that are not always explored in a larger high school. If you believe your child is a good fit for Dottke, contact us to find out more about our application and interview process.