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School leader:  Ronald Cox
2964 North 81st Street
Milwaukee, WI 53222

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"We are best known for college bound expectations."


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  • Coed / Single gender


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Submitted by a parent · 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... more

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Submitted by a school leader · 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... more

Submitted by a parent · 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...

Submitted by a parent · 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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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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Last modified: January 9, 2015
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.