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Bruce Guadalupe Community School

Charter | PK-8 | 1037 students

We are best known for our strong academic and cultural arts program.
 
 

 

Living in Milwaukee

Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $60,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $730.

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4 stars

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Posted April 5, 2012

I LOVE this school! Both my children have attended since K3. The rigorous curriculum, amazing teachers, extracurricular activities, and resources available to my children are definitely preparing them for the best high schools and colleges. I could not be happier with the how the educators accommodate to my children s academic, social, and emotional needs. BGCS has high expectations and teachers make sure ALL students meet those needs. I couldn t be happier as a parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2010

I love this school for many reasons. My daughter has been here since she was in k-4 and I have yet to meet a teacher that does not show a passion for teaching. All of my daughter's teachers genuinely are there because that is there vocation, their true calling. The teachers and the assistants show such professionalism with any subject or issue presented to them. I also respect that they are strong with discipline. They are not afraid to confront discipline issues and they take immediate action to resolve them. The school is very well organized. The holiday activities are of elite status. They take pride in every presentation they do. I feel that the administrators care for each child at that school. The staff is always dressed professionally not like at some other schools that you really cannot tell if the person is a teacher or just someone from the street. I really can go on but I cannot explain in words all that Bruce Guadalupe represents. But I just pray and hope that they keep up the good work for all of our children who deserve the best regardless of their economic or social status.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2010

My child used to attend this school. I had to pull my child out because at age three was getting too many complaints about my child. They never offered the necessary help to help my child improve in school and was labeled almost immediately. My child did not learn anything new from what he knew when he began the school year. After changing schools my child excelled dramatically. With the help of the staff from new school we diagnosed my child with ADHD. Something clearly this school can not handle. I am glad I pulled my child out of this school.


Posted December 9, 2009

I spent 10 years of my life in this school it was great i wish i would have taken more advantage of the great musical program of this school. The teachers are very friendly and easy to talk to because i could relate to them since i am latino. I recemend this school to latino's in the south side milwaukee area. The discipline could be better because when i attended that school alot of people got away with alot of things but hopefully it did get better but truly will prepare your children for any high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 9, 2009

The education is excellent. Great educational and culturual environment for Latino Children. Love it, wouldn't have sent my kids anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2008

I have two children attending and can't say enough great things the school is doing to provide quality education to them. The teachers are focused on their needs and education. Administration is also amazing. The school offers more than I expected and the strings program is wonderful. Would highly recommend this diverse school to all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2007

My son has been there for 6 years and my daughter for 2. Excellent is all that can be said. They do so much with the kids and provide so much as well. I have recommended this school to a number of parents. There is nothing bad to be said.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2007

well I'm a graduate of BGCS and it was the best experience I ever had. the students take Spanish class there and the math skills have been improved over the last couple of years. the 8th graders have the opportunity to take algebra I and that is a lass high school 9th graders take. that's puts the students ahead in the area and gives them more options in high school. it basically saves a yr of taking that class. It is also the only school that follows the students through out high school to see how the progress. They help with juniors and seniors in high school figure out what college they will attend. The also provide ways the students can volunteer and ways you can help others in the community
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 9, 2007

This schools faculty and staff are truly committed to giving students a quality education. All of the programs offered provide students with the tools needed to help them accomplish a great future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2006

At first I was nervous about sending my daughter to this school but now I love it. The high standards and uniforms make this school work and my daugther loves going to school. My son is now in the k3 program and once again I am proud and honored to have my children in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
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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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students57%
Female51%
Male65%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners62%
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant57%

Reading

All Students14%
Female13%
Male16%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners3%
Proficient in English24%
Non-migrant14%
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 Students90%
Female93%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%

Math

All Students64%
Female69%
Male57%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant64%

Reading

All Students31%
Female38%
Male23%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%
Non-migrant31%

Science

All Students86%
Female93%
Male77%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female100%
Male94%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Non-migrant98%
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 Students39%
Female31%
Male48%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Non-migrant39%

Reading

All Students22%
Female21%
Male26%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic23%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%
Non-migrant22%
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 Students53%
Female53%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled58%
English learners48%
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant53%

Reading

All Students21%
Female23%
Male20%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled24%
English learners15%
Proficient in English25%
Non-migrant21%
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 Students51%
Female49%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled57%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant51%

Reading

All Students18%
Female14%
Male24%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled20%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant18%
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 Students54%
Female61%
Male49%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled56%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant54%

Math

All Students60%
Female60%
Male60%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled61%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant60%

Reading

All Students19%
Female18%
Male20%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled22%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant19%

Science

All Students66%
Female66%
Male65%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled66%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant66%

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female89%
Male77%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled86%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant83%
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

What makes up this rating?

Academic rating
7 / 10
Climate rating
Not available

This school's GreatSchools Rating is based on academics (90%) and climate (10%). The academic rating measures students' test scores, academic growth and college readiness. The climate rating measures safety, cleanliness, parent involvement and more.

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Overall academic rating

7

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Reading growth
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*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.

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. Unfortunately, this school didn't provide enough survey responses to generate a climate rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 97% 10%
White, not Hispanic 3% 73%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 0% 10%
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 8%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 20%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 67%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 21%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 94%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Wisconsin Charter School of the Year (2010)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Youth Volunteer Corps (2012)
  • Eddy Award (Strings Program) (2012)

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
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Student newspaper

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Pascual Rodriguez
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
  • Visit School
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (414) 649-9022

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Engineering
  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Special education
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Vocational education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
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
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Community service
  • Financial Literacy
  • Foreign language club: Spanish
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Blue, White
School mascot
  • Gauchos
More from this school
  • Bruce-Guadalupe Community School (BGCS) is foremost a beacon of light and hope for children and families of Milwaukee's south side neighborhoods. The School's mission is to create an environment that fosters high expectations and excellence for all of its students. The School demonstrates that it values its students' knowledge of another language and culture, while providing students with a clear sense of identity, a positive attitude toward learning and effective communication skills.
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6 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
190
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
300

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1028 S 9th St
Milwaukee, WI 53204
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Phone: (414) 643-6441

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