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2964 North 81st Street
Milwaukee, WI 53222

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(414) 874-5400
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March 07, 2013
81st St. School went through a big change in 2012-- it incorporated the neighborhood's 68th St. School program, and greatly expanded its K3-K5 grades. Kids this year had music and phy. ed. (next year they'll also have art), and it's been a wonderful school year. The staff is great, and the programming at the school is changing to a more student-focused, technology/science model. It has a warm atmosphere, beautiful classrooms, a very caring staff who really know their kids, a fantastic before- and after-school program run by the Boys & Girls Club (they even have guitar lessons!), and MPS is supportive of listening to parents and neighbors in how the school moves forward. Scores-wise, a lot of the low scores are in the upper grades, which will be phased out of the school as it becomes a K3-5th program. I know it had a not-so-great reputation in years past, but a couple decades ago it consistently one of the best grade schools in MPS. I think the reforms and redesign they've put in place over the last year are great. My child loves attending, and I'm very pleased with the rigor of the program and atmosphere of the school. Try it out-- you won't be disappointed.

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May 28, 2010
Thank you for all of the positive comments. We are trying to improve 81st Street School on every level from the office staff to parent involvement. One of the exciting changes for next year is that the program CITY YEAR is supporting our mission to provide our students with the academic rigor and strategies necessary to excel in college and beyond by using a whole child whole school approach. We are also improving our facilities by incorporating student art and college themes. If you are interested please contact us and check us out.

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November 17, 2009
There isn't much parent involvement. There isn't enough supervision, you wouldn't believe the things that go on at this school. They have first graders in class with K5 students...

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October 13, 2009
My three children go here and they love it. The new principal, Ms. Collin, is young, energetic and SMART. We've seen dramatic changes for the better in just a few months. I'd recommend it to any parent.

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October 07, 2009
New principal- new positive attitude! This is our 3rd year with the school and the upbeat and positive vibe going on with the staff is great to see!

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September 29, 2009
this school is great....I have a son whose in k-4 with ms. schutz, and god let me tell you that my son loves her to death...I dont know how she can handle it all with a smile on her face and im proud to have a teacher like her for my son

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Our goal is to have 90% to 100% of all of our students proficient or advanced in reading and math within the next three years! Our Math ,Reading, Writing Curriculum We continue to use Scott Foresman (K-5) and Holt (6-8) as our math programs. These programs are based on the National Standards of Mathematics and include the MPS Mathematics Framework. Just some of the reasons we chose these math programs were: the parent connection (homework), the differentiated lessons for all students, and the tie to literacy. Each grade level uses district Classroom Assessments Based on Standards (CABS) provided by MPS, as well as common rubrics for scoring. Each assessment lists the learning target that it assesses. Writing is stressed in each classroom as well as being incorporated into reading, math, science and social studies. All classrooms use 6+1 Traits Program to build upon and improve writing scores Teachers will model, and, through direct instruction, teach the elements of proficient writing. Data driven Instruction Teachers meet monthly to analyze all monthly CABS in reading, writing, and math. Strategies are discussed on how low achieving students can improve. These monthly meetings give grade level teachers an opportunity to discuss and analyze students’ scores in order to address the needs of non-proficient students. Grade levels (3rd-8th) analyze District Benchmark results to guide instruction. Teachers share solid teaching strategies at our monthly staff meetings. These strategies will be used to assist teachers in improving student learning by planning future professional development.


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Eighty-First Street School
2964 North 81st Street, Milwaukee, WI  53222
(414) 874-5400
Last modified Eighty-First Street School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Eighty-First Street School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top