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Gaenslen School

Public | PK-8 | 722 students

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Posted August 7, 2013

The school is has highly dedicated and professional staff. The special needs and regular education curriculum allows children with disabilities and regular education students the opportunity to work side by side. Academics and empathy are cultural norms at this school. I am offended by a previous post that suggests special education students and regular education students cannot learn in the same building. That was an extremely ignorant statement. Gaenslen is a phenomenal place and great things are beginning to happen there!


Posted October 29, 2012

This school is SO focused in special needs children. 47% of the total school population (665 students) have special needs. That's VERY LARGE. So I pulled my child out of this school. The test scored are VERY low. I think that the school is for students who are for students who are either at-risk or special needs. This make the school look bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2012

This school has a LARGE SPECIAL EDUCATION POPULATION. I advise any parent of a special needs child to send their child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2011

well i went to this school as a kid and i think it was a awsum place..I have always said that going there gave me a great outlook on life.Because i have cereble palsly i had always felt like i didnt belong, like there was on one i could relate to, but there my eyes was opened to soo many other people with my same condition and all type of other conditions,but at Gaenslen we were all the same.p.s. the teachers were great some of the best ive ever had. Yours truly;McEllis Burnett


Posted August 1, 2008

Gaenslen has a group of extremely dedicated people working with children who have many special needs. Staff is constantly striving to give their students the best education possible. Test results should not be the only factor used to rate a school since tests are not written for all children to show success.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 7, 2008

I put above average because the tests used do not show that this is a school with a large special needs and English as a Second language school. My son is THRIVING here because they are one of the better set up schools for challenged kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
52%
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 Students8%
Female14%
Male4%
Black, not of Hispanic origin5%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled18%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English8%
Non-migrant8%

Reading

All Students8%
Female9%
Male8%
Black, not of Hispanic origin8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled19%
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 Students25%
Female36%
Male17%
Black, not of Hispanic origin22%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled57%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Non-migrant25%

Math

All Students4%
Female8%
Male0%
Black, not of Hispanic origin0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled10%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English4%
Non-migrant4%

Reading

All Students5%
Female8%
Male3%
Black, not of Hispanic origin2%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled14%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English5%
Non-migrant5%

Science

All Students18%
Female24%
Male13%
Black, not of Hispanic origin12%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled38%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English18%
Non-migrant18%

Social Studies

All Students46%
Female48%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic origin44%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities29%
Non-disabled72%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant46%
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 Students4%
Female0%
Male8%
Black, not of Hispanic origin3%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled8%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English4%
Non-migrant4%

Reading

All Students4%
Female5%
Male4%
Black, not of Hispanic origin3%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled8%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English4%
Non-migrant4%
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%
Female4%
Male6%
Black, not of Hispanic origin0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled19%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant6%

Reading

All Students6%
Female9%
Male3%
Black, not of Hispanic origin3%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled19%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant6%
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%
Female12%
Male0%
Black, not of Hispanic origin5%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled13%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English6%
Non-migrant6%

Reading

All Students2%
Female4%
Male0%
Black, not of Hispanic origin2%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled4%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English2%
Non-migrant2%
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 Students29%
Female28%
Male30%
Black, not of Hispanic origin29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled53%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Non-migrant29%

Math

All Students5%
Female4%
Male7%
Black, not of Hispanic origin5%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities3%
Non-disabled10%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English5%
Non-migrant5%

Reading

All Students9%
Female8%
Male10%
Black, not of Hispanic origin8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities3%
Non-disabled19%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English9%
Non-migrant9%

Science

All Students27%
Female20%
Male33%
Black, not of Hispanic origin29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled38%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English27%
Non-migrant27%

Social Studies

All Students45%
Female32%
Male56%
Black, not of Hispanic origin45%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities32%
Non-disabled67%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant45%
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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5 / 10
Climate rating
5 / 10

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*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.

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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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black, not Hispanic 75% 10%
White, not Hispanic 12% 73%
Hispanic 11% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Asian 1% 4%
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 47%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%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 97%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 30%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 88%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • 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
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
Clubs
  • Forensics club
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Tamara Hines
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
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
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Forensics club
  • Girl scouts
  • Special olympics
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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1250 E Burleigh St
Milwaukee, WI 53212
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Phone: (414) 267-5700

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