Greendale School District Milwaukee County


Survey Highlights: 

The Greendale School district is located in the southern part of Milwaukee County.

The Greendale School District is one of the best places to teach in both Milwaukee County and the state of Wisconsin. Greendale is a highly educated community where residents are extremely supportive of quality public schools. Greendale is one of Wisconsin's "Destination Districts" where a teaching position typically attracts hundreds of highly qualified applicants.

Working with it's professional educators, the Greendale School district has developed an excellent career compensation system for teachers that rewards increased levels of teacher education and experience. Teachers in Greendale are held to very high standards of excellence, and are compensated accordingly as they reach the top of their profession. Unlike many Wisconsin school districts that encourage teacher turnover, Greendale hires the best young teachers and financially encourages them to improve their skills throughout their careers.

Consistent with it's core belief that the development and retention of highly qualified professional educators is the key to award winning public schools, since 2011 the average teacher pay has increased by 11% while the salary of the Greendale Superintendent has increased only 2%. Greendale is one of a very few Wisconsin communities where Superintendent pay increases since 2011 have not exceeded the average teacher pay increases. 

Professional educators in Greendale have an objective, predictable career compensation system that frankly is one of the best in Wisconsin.

We urge every high quality teacher to seriously consider seeking employment in the Greendale public school district.

Salary Comparison

2010-2011 Average Teacher Salary2019-2020 Average Teacher Salary2010-2011 Superintendent Salary2019-2020 Superintendent Salary
1. This district has a written system for career salary advancement that is objective, predictable, and attainable by all teachers.
2. This district's system for career salary advancement is clear and objective, rather than based on periodic subjective judgments.
3. This district's system of career salary advancement includes merit pay or performance pay.
4. This District's system of career salary advancement includes student test scores
5. This district's system of career salary advancement is predictable.
6. All teachers are able to attain the highest career salaries in the district.
7. This district's system of career salary advancement is based on experience and educational level attained
1. Before deciding to non-renew or terminate a teacher, this district always gives significant advance notice of any deficiencies and the opportunity and support to improve their performance
5. This district allows teachers to appeal discipline, non-renewal, and termination decisions to an impartial arbitrator or judge.

Additional Information Regarding This School District: 

 The Greendale school district is located in Milwaukee County, one of the most ethically diverse, demcratic voting counties in Wisconsin. Thoughout the pandemic, citizens in most Milwaukee County communities followed state health guidelines designed to curb the spread of Covid19.  

No matter what your political beliefs, you can find a community inside Milwaukee County where you will be comfortable living in and your political beliefs accepted and respected. 


Health Insurance Comparison (lowest cost plan) - Family

Wisconsin Governor % Walker 2018Presidential Election % Trump 2016Presidential Election % Trump 2020
31% Walker 201829%Trump 201629% Trump 2020

Comparison of Average Teacher Pay versus Superintendent Pay

Average Teacher Pay% ChangeSuperintendent Pay% Change
$6754 increase11%$3089 increase2%


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