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Assata High School

Public | 9-12 | 130 students

We are best known for our at-risk program with a small setting and extra support

 
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Posted October 8, 2013

This school is awesome. I love the way the credit recovery program works. Now that they are in a new building there is more space for the students to move around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

My Son was having significant problems with his first year of high school now he's excelling at all levels he loves school adores his teachers and the staff. I love his teachers and the staff they are excellent wonderful I would rate this school with the highest levels of acedemic acheivements. It's small and personal some children need that everyone isn't cut out for the larger schools some children need that personal touch for their educational needs and this Assata is defintely it I would put all my children in this school they bring out the best in students unlike the larger schools that don't care or just don't care about anything especially the students at Assata they really care about what's going on with their students in school and at home. I rate it with a 100&
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2005

'This school has been a big disappointment.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

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Language Arts

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

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The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

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

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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

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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

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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
Black, not Hispanic 95% 10%
White, not Hispanic 4% 73%
Hispanic 2% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 4%
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 7%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 1%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 Madison High School
Bradley Tech
(Throughout the MPS district)
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 17% (2012)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 2% (2012)
Percentage of students going to the military 1% (2012)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 5% (2012)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 75% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation MATC
UWM
Bryant & Stratton
Read more about resources at this school
Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 0%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 0%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 80%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)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Textile design
Music
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • Carlotta Pritchett
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (414) 345-9893

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • GED
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Multi-aged
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
  • Whole-Small-Whole
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • (2 or more miles from school)
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Textile design
Music
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Parent Council and Title I Parent Involv
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
School colors
  • Red, Black, Green
School mascot
  • Warriors
More from this school
  • ASSATA is a student-centered program for at-risk students between the ages of 15 through 19. ASSATA's educational component integrates historic contributions & experiences of African-American culture into the daily curriculum as a means to expand subject & content knowledge needed to overcome credit deficiencies. Assata also offers a GED Options Two Program which is a fast track for those students who are over age with too few credits to graduate the traditional way.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


6 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
113
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
185
Students typically come from these schools
Madison High School
Bradley Tech
(Throughout the MPS district)

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
MATC
UWM
Bryant & Stratton
College preparation / awareness offered
College presentations or information sessions
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
2 year college - 17%
4 year college - 2%
Military - 1%
Vocational - 5%
Workforce - 75%
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3517 W Courtland Ave
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