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Wisconsin Conservatory of Lifelong Learning

Public | PK-12 | 792 students

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Posted August 10, 2012

I have been a WCLL parent since 2000. I had four children go thier. I love that i only had one school to go to for conferences. I knew all the staff and they know my children. The Curriculum is well taught and implemented. My son went to another school for three years. Then I sent him back he is sooooo happy to see friend he had since K4. I love the school. Im thinking about influencing my daughters to send my Grandchildren their. I am so happy that the school has moved closer to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2011

I too am not very satisfied with this school. The staff are not very welcoming. My daughteris in ex-ed, and I don't think they have anything for her to do. I am really looking for a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2010

This school is great and have tought m alot.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2009

I love this school. I wish that I had found it sooner. The teachers are wonderful and really care about children, the support staff is outstanding and the administrators find time to help no matter how busy they are. Wonderful school and one of the best in MPS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

I have 2 children that attend this school and personally I think that this is the best school they could go to. They have awesome incentive fieldtrips for students. I would definetly reccomend this school to anybody.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2009

I have been very unhappy with this school. My older daughter has attended their for three years and her academics have gone down more every year. She is in sixth grade now and they still haven't taught her how to write cursive (script), which is just one example of how ridiculous the curriculum is. Most of the teachers have been unpleasant and do not treat parents with respect, but they aren't even as bad as the office staff. Finally, I tried to send my younger daughter there and she has some medical issues...rather then work with me like the school she is now attending, they booted her out. So, all in all, this is the worst school I have ever dealt with and I can't wait until end of the year so I can transfer my older daughter elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2008

I have posted a review, before, saying that i have been at this school since k4 and i didn't really care for it, but now that I realize that i will be going to high school next year, i know that i will miss it even though I say i wont sometimes. The principal and the assistant principals do their best to make sure that the students receive their academics before they plan any activities. The extra-curricular activities are amazing for academics and community service. No school can compare to this school because each staff member cares and believes in the students. I know that I will miss this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 26, 2008

I am a high school senior at WCLL, and I feel that it's one of the greatest schools there is. When I first attended this school my freshman year, I thought I was going to hate it. But now that I look back at all the good times I've had, I guess you can say that it's not that bad. I enjoy this school because some of the staff and counselors can help you prepare for college, and they can also help you look for certain colleges and scholarships that you want to apply for. Also, the teachers take some time out of their day to help the students out with their work if they don't understand it, and they also hold some after school tutoring for those who need it. This school is like my second family, & I will miss everyone dearly when I graduate. Good job, WCLL!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 28, 2008

I am a curent parent of several students at this school. They really go all out to assist students with learning. I love how the teachers extend themslves past the workday to assist students. I am sooo happy my children can all go to the same school. The school meets the academic goals so they stay open without being on the closing list and emphasize excellence. Parents have to help their kids with academics. The high school just started Advanced Placement courses this year so my kids will be ready for college. There have been teachers that leave but in my opinion it is the ones who are not pulling their weight which no kid deserves. Keep up the good work WCLL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

I am a current 8th grader at WCLL and am almost unsure about this school. I have been at this school since kindergarden and love the fact of staying at the same school but it is so basic. The teachers are great and the teachers are horrible. Usually the teachers are amazing and strive to make their students advanced or at least proficient and really connect with the students. Although some teachers can never calm down and never actually try to help the students and teach to what students are asking for. The think I dislike the most is extra-curricular activities. There is hardly any activities that can prepare me for anything. The high school is very unorganized and the only language they teach is spanish and the spanish teacher currently doesn't have a room to teach in. I love this school but can't wait to leave.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 8, 2004

This school I thought was great because of the k-12 grades. Therefore all my children would be able to be in the same school at the same time. I've found the 1st grade teachers are not teaching my child what he needs to know for the second grade. All of his learning comes from me and Mrs. Roseanne Gillman (tutor). Middle school so far is good at least I think. My daughter came to this above average and has remained that way. I really credit this to her private schooling before this school. High shcool is not good at all. Too many fights not enough security to handle these almost adult students. The asst. Principal needs help on learning how to deal with these almost adults. I'll be looking for a new high school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 92% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 61% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students22%
Female21%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic origin20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English22%
Non-migrant22%

Reading

All Students4%
Female0%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic origin7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English4%
Non-migrant4%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students49%
Female48%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic origin54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled48%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant49%

Math

All Students5%
Female8%
Male0%
Black, not of Hispanic origin4%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled6%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant5%

Reading

All Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
Black, not of Hispanic origin0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled0%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant0%

Science

All Students28%
Female28%
Male29%
Black, not of Hispanic origin25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled26%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant28%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female88%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic origin86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled96%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students3%
Female0%
Male6%
Black, not of Hispanic origin0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant3%

Reading

All Students3%
Female8%
Male0%
Black, not of Hispanic origin0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant3%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students9%
Female8%
Male10%
Black, not of Hispanic origin7%
Asian/Pacific Islander20%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant9%

Reading

All Students4%
Female4%
Male5%
Black, not of Hispanic origin8%
Asian/Pacific Islander0%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant4%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students7%
Female4%
Male11%
Black, not of Hispanic origin6%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled8%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant7%

Reading

All Students17%
Female7%
Male32%
Black, not of Hispanic origin13%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled21%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant17%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students33%
Female48%
Male15%
Black, not of Hispanic origin28%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled38%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant33%

Math

All Students7%
Female4%
Male10%
Black, not of Hispanic origin4%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled9%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant7%

Reading

All Students9%
Female13%
Male5%
Black, not of Hispanic origin8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled12%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant9%

Science

All Students47%
Female52%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic origin48%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled52%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant47%

Social Studies

All Students58%
Female52%
Male65%
Black, not of Hispanic origin56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled60%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students42%
Female30%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant42%

Math

All Students11%
Female10%
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Non-migrant11%

Reading

All Students16%
Female10%
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English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant16%

Science

All Students53%
Female40%
Malen/a
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Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant53%

Social Studies

All Students58%
Female60%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

GreatSchools Rating

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Academic rating
2 / 10
Climate rating
1 / 10

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Percent of 12th graders taking ACT: 94%
Average Composite ACT score: 15

*Test scores are based on the 2013 WSAS results from the state of Wisconsin.

**The academic growth rating measures how schools affect student test score improvement over time in reading and math. This data is from 2013 and is provided by the Value-Added Research Center and Milwaukee Public Schools.

***This rating is based on composite ACT scores for all 12th graders in 2013. This rating takes into account how many students took the ACT, giving more credit to schools with a higher percentage of graduates taking the ACT exam. The ACT data is provided by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Climate ratings

This rating encompasses five elements of school climate: safety and cleanliness, respect and relationships, expectations for students, teacher collaboration and support, and parent involvement. This school's climate ratings are the result of GreatSchools' analysis of teacher survey data from the Spring 2013 School Climate Survey developed by Milwaukee Public Schools.

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Creating healthy, respectful relationships.

This rating measures whether the school has a positive learning environment and cultivates an atmosphere of respect. At a school with a higher rating, it's more likely that the school's culture celebrates hard work and learning, students treat their peers and teachers with respect and class lessons reinforce character strengths such as kindness and tolerance. A school with a lower rating may have a weaker learning environment or allow disrespectful behavior.


Promoting high academic expectations for all students.

This rating sheds light on the academic expectations that teachers have for students. At a school with a higher rating, educators are more likely to stress academic success, ask kids to work hard and expect kids to be college-bound. At schools with lower ratings, it may be more acceptable for students to put in average or minimal effort, perform poorly on tests and lack strong academic goals.


Supporting its teachers.

This rating indicates how teachers feel about their school's professional environment. At a highly rated school, teachers are more likely to work well together, learn from one another, have opportunities for professional development and feel supported by the administration. At a school with lower ratings, teachers may not interact much, feel appreciated or have much input in school decisions and policies.


Informing and including families.

This rating reflects how much communication parents can expect from this school. A highly rated school is more likely to have regular communication (e.g. newsletters, emails, and meetings) between administrators, teachers and parents. This may include information about student progress, homework help and volunteer opportunities. At lower-rated schools, parents may not get regular updates and may feel less welcome at school.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black, not Hispanic 73% 10%
Asian 10% 4%
Hispanic 9% 10%
White, not Hispanic 8% 73%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 21%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 3%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Reagan IB High School
Pulaski High School
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin - Parkside
Mount Mary college
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 83%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 19%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 93%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

School leader's name Rae Ellen Sena
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Community Service Grants (2009)
  • Instructional Technology Grant (2009)
  • Helen Bader Grant (2007)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Clubs
  • Science club

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:50
School end time
  • 3:45
School Leader's name
  • Rae Ellen Sena
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (414) 304-6815

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Core knowledge
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Special education
  • Technology
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Citywide
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • National Honor Society
  • Science club
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Wcll has a pto. parents participate in the decision making process concerning curriculum, staffing, academic and behavioral expectations and budget through the school governance council and title one. wcll collaborates with community agencies that provide educational resources and financial support so that students can participate in community based projects.
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  • Parents are informed about school and community activities/resources, which include special education needs, through the use of the school newsletter, parent quick phone link and school web site (http://www2.milwaukee.k12.wi.us). AB Credit Union has an office in the school building. High school students are hired to work for AB Credit. They sit in on AB Credit Board Meetings. Breakfast and lunch are served. There is a freshman orientation day in July where we share academic as well as behavioral expectations. We offer parents educational activities that include: Middle Breakfast Forum, donuts with Dad, muffins with Mom, Title One District sponsored conferences and financial informational meetings. WCLL informs parent of student progress through report cards, alert letters and parent/teacher conferences. Conferences are held at both south and north side locations to accommodate parents' transportation needs. Additional conferences are available through the PST process as requested by teachers and/or parents. At WCLL there is a welcoming school atmosphere through teach/staff presence in the hallways, positive verbal interactions and greetings, as well as visual displays of academic progress.
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Students typically come from these schools
Reagan IB High School
Pulaski High School

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
MATC
UW-Milwaukee
Alverno College
College preparation / awareness offered
Community college courses
College prep programs/courses during the year
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
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1017 N 12th St
Milwaukee, WI 53233
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Phone: (414) 304-6800

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