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Alcott School

Public | PK-8 | 340 students

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 13 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

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Posted April 2, 2014

This is my daughter's first year at Alcott. She transferred from a different school, and I was a little apprehensive because we loved her old school, but I can say we are very happy with our choice. Alcott is great, the staff and students and I am very impressed with their academic accomplishments. I would definitely recommend Alcott to other families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2013

Teachers are great and create a great learning environment. A good neighborhood school that I am happy my kids attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2013

This is my daughter's first year at Alcott. Her teacher is wonderful and the staff is very polite. My daughter also sees the school speech pathologist for her speech delay and I am very happy with the progress my daughter is making. So far I am very pleased with Alcott and will be sending my daughter back next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2013

this is very good school. I am glad that my daugther attend here. they have a very good teachers and programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2013

Nice, close knit school. Teachers have a personable relationship with both students and parents. I would recommmend this school to other parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2013

The best part of Alcott is the teachers. I admire the dedication that each and every one puts into making our children one step closer to an advanced education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2013

I am happy with the education my son is recieving. I appreciate the teachers and other staff and their involvement with my son in school and out of school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2013

This is my daughters first year of school and I am very pleased with her teacher and the way they communicate with the parents. She has been very helpful in my child adjusting to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2013

i like this school for all my kids needs . the teachers are nice and very polite and under standing . i would recommand all concern parents of their children to bring them to this school. also get invol
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2013

Alcott is a small school, offering a more personal level learning environment, where kids and teachers interact more, which I like.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2013

this is a great school the edu is one of the best. my family are involed in this school with all our children. thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2013

ive been very pleased with alcott. My daugher has attended since k4. very pleased with her learning experience shes constantly above average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2013

Alcott school is great. We transferred to Alcott when we moved. Alcott got my oldest son on track with school. They understood that he had ADHD and helped him get things worked out. He is now in high school and being successful. Two of my children still go there. All the teachers are great and really care about the kids. They support the kids in and out of school. I could not ask for a better school for my kids to go to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2013

This was a great neighborhood school years ago, however it has declined terribly. Some Teachers talk like they are from the Ghetto and are not the caring, loving, respectful Teachers that we all knew and loved. Swearing, Stealing, Bullying is rampant, and although they say they dont tolerate it, they do. This school did nothing for my Son except belittle him and pushed down what little self esteem he had. Do your homework before deciding on this school. Dont just review comments, but actually talk to parents and the Teachers. Interview them as though you were applying for a job. These people are going to be spending the entire day with your child. Your children deserve respect, just as the Teachers/Office Staff demand it. They should be just as mindful to your Children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2010

Had my son in school for Pre-Kindergarten. Elderly teacher yelled at kids, and resisted involvement from parents inside classroom. Raised issues with Principal who was no help and did not want to get involved. Hired outside psychologist from Chilldren's hospital who observed class and said we needed to get our child out ASAP. If you care about your kids, get them out of Alcott.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

We switched to Alcott from St. Gregory the Great. They have been wonderful with my sons since. JB loves school and they don't treat him like he's stupid. E, has a great time meeting new people. The staff are wonderful. They actually follow the instructions and call me at work. Great School!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2008

Had some minor bullying of very young children. The principal wanted to give us the phone number of the other parents who we didn't know, instead of him taking some action or talking to them. Teachers seemed good, overall an O.K. school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2007

Very hands on teachers who care about the students. My daughters teacher took the time to know her and feel out why actions happened the link help improve my daughters acedemic progress
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2005

The quality of the academic programs are amazing. I couldn't explain it in words. The music, art and sports are tramendous. I am not a parent but I used to go to that school. It's an amazing school. I love it.
—Submitted by a former 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.
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students78%
Female75%
Male82%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin81%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%

Reading

All Students39%
Female50%
Male27%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin38%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant39%
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 Students83%
Female83%
Male84%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin82%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%

Math

All Students30%
Female29%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin36%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Non-migrant30%

Reading

All Students23%
Female24%
Male23%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin27%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%
Non-migrant23%

Science

All Students80%
Female83%
Male77%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin87%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female89%
Male100%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant93%
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 Students23%
Female0%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%
Non-migrant23%

Reading

All Students27%
Female17%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English27%
Non-migrant27%
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 Students43%
Female46%
Male38%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin60%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled65%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant43%

Reading

All Students31%
Female31%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin47%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled47%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant31%
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 Students35%
Female39%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin43%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled50%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant35%

Reading

All Students27%
Female28%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin21%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled39%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant27%
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 Students47%
Female54%
Male42%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin58%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled69%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant47%

Math

All Students30%
Female27%
Male33%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin43%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled46%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant30%

Reading

All Students17%
Female27%
Male8%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin29%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled31%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant17%

Science

All Students70%
Female91%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled100%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant70%

Social Studies

All Students74%
Female82%
Male67%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled92%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant74%
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

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Academic rating
4 / 10
Climate rating
4 / 10

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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*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.

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Creating healthy, respectful relationships.

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Promoting high academic expectations for all students.

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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
White, not Hispanic 60% 73%
Hispanic 22% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 11% 10%
Asian 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 3% 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 70%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 1%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 100%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 52%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 96%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon School
  • New Wisconsin Promise School of Recognition (2008)
  • New Wisconsin Promise School of Recognition (2009)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
Clubs
  • 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

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:35 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Patricia Cifax
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (414) 604-7415

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • None
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
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

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • None
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Coed
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Coed
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Girl scouts
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
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3563 S 97th St
Milwaukee, WI 53228
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Phone: (414) 604-7400

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