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Hours 7:45 AM - 2:30 PM
School leader Michelle Carter
District Milwaukee School District
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Classes

2
Visual Arts
including: Painting
4
Music
including: Orchestra
3
Languages
including: Chinese - Mandarin
Music Band
Orchestra
Chamber music
Choir / Chorus
Performing & written arts Dance
Drama
Media arts Video and film production
Visual arts Photography
Painting
World languages taught Chinese - Mandarin
Spanish
Dutch
World languages taught (misc.) Danish
Instructional / curriculum models used Gifted / High performing
Early childhood program offered No

Support

9
Facilities
including: Gym
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Level of ESL/ELL programming None
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Speech and language impairments
Specific learning disabilities
Facilities Cafeteria
Computer
Gym
Library
Playground
Auditorium
Computer lab
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Performance stage

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black, not Hispanic 58% 10%
White, not Hispanic 29% 73%
Hispanic 7% 10%
Asian 5% 4%
Multiracial 0% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 0% 6%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 43% 41%
Female 50% 48%
Male 50% 52%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

2
Girls Sports
including: Basketball
1
Boys Sports
including: Basketball
10
Clubs
including: Student newspaper
Girls sports Basketball
Volleyball
Boys sports Basketball
Clubs Student council / government
Drama club
Forensics club
Sewing / knitting club
Art club
Chess club
Yearbook
Student newspaper
Debate
Drum line
Extended care / Extended programs None
After

Culture

Dress code None
Parent involvement 99% of parents attend Parent Teacher Conferences each semester. Parents are also invited to participate in a range of activities from volunteering for daily class activities, as trip charones and to attend evening conferences, School Goverance Council and PTO meetings as well as student performances.
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Students typically come from these schools Milwaukee Public Schools
  Suburban Schools
  Private and Parochial Schools
Students typically continue on to these schools Samuel Morse * John Marshall School for the Gifted & Talented
  Rufus King IB High School
  Riverside University High School

Awards

Academic award Blue Ribbon School
Year received 2007
Academic award New Wisconsin Promise
  Award for Fostering Teaching Excellence and Innovation

Teachers

11
Staff
including: Art teacher
Staff Art teacher
College counselor
Computer specialist
Dance teacher
Librarian / media specialist
Music teacher
Nurse
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist
Tutor
World languages spoken by staff Mandarin
Spanish
World languages spoken by staff (misc.) Danish

Teacher characteristics

  This school State average
Teacher experience: 5 years or more 95% 83%
Education levels: Master's degree or higher 47% 55%
Teachers with a valid license 95% 98%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Transportation options (misc.) Citywide
Partnerships with local resources and organizations No

Enrollment

Application or enrollment process Yes

Sources

Student diversity WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013
Students by group WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013
  NCES, 2011-2012
Teacher characteristics WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012