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Congress Extended Year-round School

Public | PK-8 | 846 students

 

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Posted April 5, 2014

My child attended Congress for K4-4th grade. When she was first enrolled years ago, I loved the environment and the staff, but over the past year or so, the school has been sub par at best. There is an atmosphere of division between the administration staff and teachers that is obvious. There is no discipline for the students, other than being removed from one class and put into another. And there are no activities for the kids to participate in after school. Their aren't enough electives for middle school students and the space is ENTIRELY too small for them. Even how I was treated as a parent has changed drastically. If you're looking for a nurturing, compassionate, well rounded school for your child, KEEP LOOKING!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2012

I love Congress, all 6 of my children attended this school and their experiences while being different were all good. This building has some of the most caring and understanding faculty I have met thus far. Because, the school starts from K3 and goes through 8th grade my children were able to make life time friends. My 20 and 21 year old are still best friends with their friends from Congress. They have a good curriculum and their staff are awesome. I would suggest this school to anyone that wants the best for their child and plays a role in their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2010

Congress puts forth the extra effort to really get the parents involved with our childrens' education and future. I get a feeling that the teachers & staff really believe in the students and strive to provide them all the tools needed to be a success. This school has such a wonderful learning enviroment for all students!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Best school i enjoyed being there........ I had the best teachers there and the best support from there... I bacame friends with people really fast with the help of my teachers.!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2010

There aren't enough classrooms, hallways are often loud and chaotic during class, and the handful of quality teachers they have employed are hampered by lack of space, student unruliness and inadequate support from parents and staff. The school keeps trying to build a bridge between the itself and parents, but the overwhelming majority of parents aren't interested in volunteering or helping the school. For early education, the school is manageable, but as a student gets older, the chaotic atmosphere exponentially increases until students can hardly focus on their teachers or their studies. The school does stress respect and responsibility for one's actions, but falls short. Academics are also a strong point and there is a lot of homework sent home each day. I think students are pretty on par with other schools at least for the early grades. The art and music programs are sub-par.
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
59%
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

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%
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

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
67%

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

Math

All Students14%
Female17%
Male13%
Black, not of Hispanic origin14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled18%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English14%
Non-migrant14%

Reading

All Students10%
Female13%
Male8%
Black, not of Hispanic origin10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled13%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English10%
Non-migrant10%
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 Students58%
Female71%
Male48%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled66%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant58%

Math

All Students13%
Female21%
Male7%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled14%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English13%
Non-migrant13%

Reading

All Students9%
Female8%
Male10%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
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-disabled11%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English9%
Non-migrant9%

Science

All Students49%
Female58%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled57%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant49%

Social Studies

All Students73%
Female80%
Male69%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled80%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant73%
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 Students14%
Female9%
Male18%
Black, not of Hispanic origin12%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled16%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English14%
Non-migrant14%

Reading

All Students14%
Female9%
Male18%
Black, not of Hispanic origin12%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled16%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English14%
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

Math

All Students19%
Female19%
Male18%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled22%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Non-migrant19%

Reading

All Students17%
Female31%
Male6%
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 disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled20%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English17%
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

Math

All Students6%
Female10%
Male4%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled10%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English6%
Non-migrant6%

Reading

All Students8%
Female15%
Male4%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled14%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English8%
Non-migrant8%
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 Students30%
Female50%
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 disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled41%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Non-migrant30%

Math

All Students5%
Female0%
Male8%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled6%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English5%
Non-migrant5%

Reading

All Students5%
Female6%
Male4%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled6%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English5%
Non-migrant5%

Science

All Students23%
Female33%
Male15%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled29%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%
Non-migrant23%

Social Studies

All Students35%
Female33%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled41%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Non-migrant35%
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
3 / 10
Climate rating
2 / 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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Reading growth
Average

*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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Supporting its teachers.

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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 94% 10%
White, not Hispanic 3% 73%
Hispanic 1% 10%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 4%
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 20%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 0%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 87%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 38%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 100%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

School leader's name Lorraine Applewhite
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  • 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
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Yearbook

Gifted & talented

Clubs
  • Debate
  • Forensics club
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45
School end time
  • 2:30
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Lorraine Applewhite
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (414) 616-5315

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • 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
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • flag football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Boy scouts
  • Debate
  • Forensics club
  • Girl scouts
  • National Honor Society
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Our parents are involved throughout our educational program offerings. they serve as members of our parent teacher organization (pto), school governance council, family nights, and more. we have room parents who directly support teachers within their classrooms as well as volunteers for reading and math tutoring.
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  • Congress has a fully NAEYC accredited Day Care center on site. We provide day care services for students beginning at 2 years old. We also provide many activities and community partnerships for our students such as the National Beta Club which is an honors program for middle school students, GEAR UP which is a college bound support program for students, and Career Day with several community volunteers spending the entire day with our students sharing their life success stories.
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5225 W Lincoln Creek Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53218
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Phone: (414) 616-5300

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