Milwaukee's Messmer St. Rose School Completes Four-Year $6.5 Million Renovation Project

The Messmer St. Rose Elementary School in Milwaukee’s Merrill Park neighborhood got a pretty special 125th birthday gift, as construction wraps up late this summer on a four-year, $6.5 million renovation project.

Messmer staff say they view the project as a fulfillment of the mission the school system assumed when it agreed to take over St. Rose and St. Leo Schools, then known as the Catholic Urban Academies, from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in 2007. Messmer now serves more than 400 students in grades K4-8 at its St. Rose Campus on North 31st Street, in addition to 400 students at Messmer St. Mary in Riverwest and nearly 700 students at Messmer High School on Capitol Drive.

Acknowledging that the Merrill Park neighborhood faces challenges in terms of poverty and violence, Messmer vice president for advancement Mike Brauer said that it is imperative that Messmer St. Rose students are able to learn in a building that is safe, clean and up-to-date.
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I didn't realise Messmer was an independent school system.

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