About SMHS

Message from the Principal


Dear Rocket Parents and Students,

I deem it a privilege to serve South Milwaukee High School (SMHS) and the South Milwaukee community as the principal of SMHS.  I consider it an honor to have the opportunity to lead a school with such an enduring history in academics, athletics, and the arts.  The privilege of working with such a talented student body, supportive network of parents and community members, and dedicated faculty and staff will only assist all student learners in reaching their academic and social goals. 

The instructional staff and school administration at South Milwaukee High School are committed to providing high-quality and equity-based education, as well as engaging extra-curricular opportunities aligned to the personal interests of all students.  As your principal, my daily goal is to challenge each student to take full advantage of all academic and social skill development opportunities offered at SMHS, to ensure their high school experience is successful, enjoyable, and most importantly, meaningful. 

To increase your chances for a positive experience, please spend some time reviewing the student handbook carefully.  The document contains important information that will help guide you through the expectations we have for you as an SMHS student. It also provides guidance for the successful navigation of district policies and procedures.  To help provide support and guidance, your teachers, counselors, and administrators are available to provide assistance. As you proceed through your academic endeavors at SMHS, I challenge each of you to set personal goals and standards that are well above those set by most high school students in other school districts. The time you spend here at SMHS is foundational to your future success, and we are confident about the positive impact each of our students will make in the world. 

I want to welcome you with excitement for the possibilities! Together, we will continue to move forward and find new ways to achieve academic greatness, further instill and inspire “Rocket Pride”, and create lasting SMHS memories! 

Bryan S. Terry, Principal
South Milwaukee High School

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