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Charter | PK-8 | 645 students

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Posted November 6, 2013

Fairview Teachers have high expectations of all students. Work is modified, adapted and challenging. Behavior is excellent at this school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 3, 2013

Fairview School is an amazing school! Students and their individualized needs are first and foremost. We strive to achieve the best learning environment for every student that enters the building. Parents and Volunteers are important components to the quality education that is available and are always welcome.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 1, 2013

Principal is so friendly, kids are very nice and work very hard. An atypical MPS school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 1, 2013

I am fortunate to be a teacher at Fairview Charter School in Milwaukee. My school provides a superior education to all students. We educate over 600 students utilizing the latest in technology, skill specific grouping and interactive lessons. The staff is inserviced monthly to provide the best teaching practices for the students. We are fortunate to have active parents who support our educational goals and provide PTA events for the families. As the school chant says; "Fairview students are best by far. Fairview students are superstars."
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 31, 2013

***** Wonderful staff, wonderful students. Dedication of staff is overwhelming. School is in a great location. I would'nt want to work in any other school. Proud to be a Fairview staff member.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 31, 2013

Fairview school is a model of how a high performing school should be functioning. The staff works very diligently to meet the needs of all of our students, and are very successful at developing positive relationships which is the foundation of a great learning experience. These relationships bear fruit as the children work in the classrooms and throughout the building. The full breath of Art, Music, and Physical Education brings out the best in our students and allows them to showcase their many talents. Our before and after school camp is one of the largest in Milwaukee, and arguably the best implemented and administered one as well. There is a number of our students who are of special needs, and those students and all students are accepted into the community allowing our school to be the type of school all parents expect and should receive for their children. We work everyday to make our students reach their potential and go beyond even their wildest dreams.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 25, 2013

We love Fairview! My daughter attends this school and we both are very happy. The teachers and staff are excellent. I love that Fairview offers gym, art and music.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

I have a grandchild at Fairview and we love this school! Fairview has a great staff. I love that Fairview has full time Art, Music and Gym teachers to strengthen their education. I would give Fairview 5 stars!


Posted October 24, 2013

My daughter has been attending this school since the1st grade. She started spending the majority of the time in special needs small groups, now as a 7th grader she is in only one special needs group and spens the majority of her time in regular education class. If your child has special needs this is the school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2013

I have been working at Fairview School for over 18 years. I have been here through a lot of challenges and successes! It is a great school and I am proud that I am a teacher at Fairview. I also am a parent of three Fairview students. The staff has done an outstanding job preparing our children for the future.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 23, 2013

I have had the honor of teaching at Fairview for the past 12 years. I have worked with students with various special needs and abilities. Fairview's staff works extremely hard to have students with special needs fully included into the general education setting. When that is not possible, extra effort is made to make sure those students are given opportunities on a regular basis to interact with their general education peers. Parental involvment at Fairview is also another reason that Fairview is such a great school! Parents volunteer on a regular basis to support the learning in the classroom. This presence is invaluable to our students' success! Fairview has been able to maintain full time Art, Music, and Gym classes as well as a well equipped Library Media Center without sacrificing other staff or materials for the students. Fairview's motto is very appropriate in my eyes: " Fairview students are best by far! Fairview students are SuperStars!"
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 23, 2013

Fairview has many good things going for it. In the middle school the students have an opportunity to be a part of the Junior National Honor Society. There are other programs that enhance student learning like PLTW (engineering program) and Ti Navigator (math program using graphing calculators) for the 6-8th graders. The main goal of the school is to prepare all of thier students for high school and beyond.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 23, 2013

Fairview School has a wonderful learning environment for all students. I am proud to be a teacher at Fairview. The school offers a variety of activities. Our school is technologically advanced in comparison to other schools.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 23, 2013

Safe and orderly. A place with high expectations and high acahievment. This school has a real "family" feel to it. Families and teachers alike have a stake in Fairview's success as evidenced by the large number of staff members, both past and present, who sent their own children to Fairview.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 22, 2013

Our school deserves 5 starts for the teachers and parents alone! Great school and great neighborhood
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

Fairview is a charter school in the Milwaukee Public School system. My first-grader has been here from the beginning (K4), and has thrived here, where firm but caring staff is the norm, and structured curriculum is still preferred over self-directed learning (something my son really benefits from). Another big pro is the extracurricular offerings. Pysical education, art and music are once-a-week classes for all students, and there are many after-school sports and clubs for kids to take part in. Parents and staff are involved in these extra-curricular efforts, and the school also has an active and successful PTA and governance board. And lastly, for those parents who work full time, the school camp is excellent - I highly recommend it. The staff does a great job keeping the kids active or helping them with homework, and they really are dedicated to what they do. Fairview is a gem in the MPS system - don't discount MPS before you visit this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2013

My son is in 4th grade and has been at Fairview since K4. We've never had a problem with the school. Every one of his teachers has been excellent! They are easy to talk to and work wonderfully with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

The teachers are very informational and responsive with my daughters education.I have never had a bad experience here. When it comes to help there is someone always willing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2009

My daughter has gone here since k-5 and is currently in 5th grade. We couldn't ask for a better staff. If i email her teacher with a concern, he emails me back that same evening to let me know what is going on. Staff truly care about the students. When parents and staff work together, any child can succeed! when your child looks forward to going to school, that means that the atmosphere is welcoming and caring. Her grades are high and she receives help when it's requested. My only wish is that fairview would become a k-12 school!! to all the mps bashers, please check this school out. You will change your opinion about mps! remember...Parental involvement is necessary to raise a sucessful child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

Excellent staff. My son has been going there since K4, he is now in 5th grade and gets straight A's! With Music, art, gym and additional music lesson, band it is a wonderful school. The teachers are caring and really get the kids involved in learning!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
84%

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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students38%
Female34%
Male42%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin45%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled47%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant38%

Reading

All Students37%
Female24%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin41%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled46%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant37%
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%
Female73%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin58%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled79%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant58%

Math

All Students29%
Female30%
Male27%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin29%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled38%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Non-migrant29%

Reading

All Students20%
Female27%
Male15%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic28%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin16%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled27%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%
Non-migrant20%

Science

All Students70%
Female70%
Male70%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities31%
Non-disabled83%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities51%
Non-disabled90%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%
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 Students34%
Female29%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin33%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled46%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant34%

Reading

All Students22%
Female22%
Male21%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin20%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled32%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant22%
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 Students45%
Female42%
Male47%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled60%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant45%

Reading

All Students37%
Female35%
Male38%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin44%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled46%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Non-migrant37%
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 Students54%
Female50%
Male55%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin59%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities28%
Non-disabled65%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant54%

Reading

All Students25%
Female27%
Male23%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic13%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin29%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled34%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant25%
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 Students60%
Female69%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin60%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities26%
Non-disabled76%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant60%

Math

All Students51%
Female52%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled74%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant51%

Reading

All Students37%
Female47%
Male29%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic37%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin37%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled52%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Non-migrant37%

Science

All Students75%
Female78%
Male73%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin74%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities42%
Non-disabled92%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female83%
Male76%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin77%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities52%
Non-disabled92%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%
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

The academic rating is made up of equally-weighted parts: students' test scores, their academic growth (for elementary and middle schools) and their readiness for college (for high schools). The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the city and state.
Overall academic rating

6

Average

Test score rating 2013*
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Student growth rating 2013**
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Math growth
Average
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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Keeping things safe, clean, and orderly.

This rating evaluates a school's environment, based on its safety, order, cleanliness and more. More highly rated schools have well-kept facilities and a safe environment conducive to learning. Schools rated poorly may have a chaotic environment, conflicts among students or even theft or violence.


Creating healthy, respectful relationships.

This rating measures whether the school has a positive learning environment and cultivates an atmosphere of respect. At a school with a higher rating, it's more likely that the school's culture celebrates hard work and learning, students treat their peers and teachers with respect and class lessons reinforce character strengths such as kindness and tolerance. A school with a lower rating may have a weaker learning environment or allow disrespectful behavior.


Promoting high academic expectations for all students.

This rating sheds light on the academic expectations that teachers have for students. At a school with a higher rating, educators are more likely to stress academic success, ask kids to work hard and expect kids to be college-bound. At schools with lower ratings, it may be more acceptable for students to put in average or minimal effort, perform poorly on tests and lack strong academic goals.


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 66% 73%
Hispanic 23% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 8% 10%
Asian 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% 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 26%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%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 58%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 Joseph M Hartlaub
Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Wisconsin Promise School (2007)
  • MPS High Performing School (2007)
  • MPS High Performing School (2006)

Special education / special needs

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
  • Hearing impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:35
School end time
  • 2:20
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Hartlaub - Principal
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Fax number
  • (414) 546-7715

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Vocational 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
  • Hearing impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Girl scouts
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Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
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6500 W Kinnickinnic River Pkwy
Milwaukee, WI 53219
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Phone: (414) 546-7700

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