Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black, not Hispanic 69% 10%
White, not Hispanic 16% 73%
Asian 9% 4%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Multiracial 0% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Student subgroups

  This school State average
English learners 1% 6%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 41%
Female 58% 48%
Male 42% 52%
Source: See notes

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Programs

Classes

Music Orchestra
Jazz band
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Choir / Chorus
Band
Performing & written arts Drama
Poetry
Media arts Graphics
Video and film production
Visual arts Ceramics
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
World languages taught German
Latin
Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus (misc.) International Baccalaureate
Instructional / curriculum models used Accelerated credit learning
Honors track
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Early childhood program offered No

Support

Extra learning resources Acceleration
Career/college counseling
Counseling
Tutoring
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Orthopedic impairments
Other
Specific learning disabilities
Visual impairments
College preparation resources Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
College prep programs/courses during the year
Facilities Science lab
Music room
Library
Internet access
Gym
Garden / Greenhouse
Computer lab
Cafeteria
Auditorium
Art room
Sports Fields

Extracurriculars

Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Wrestling
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Wrestling
Clubs Student council / government
Special Olympics
Science club
Robotics club
Recycling club
National Honor Society (NHS)
Model UN
Math club
Lesbian, gay, transgender club
Game club
Forensics club
Foreign language and culture club
Flag girls
Drum line
Drama club
Debate
Chess club
Art club
Amnesty International
Student newspaper
Yearbook
Clubs - language Spanish, German, Latin
Extended care / Extended programs None

Awards

Academic award Newsweek Ranked #1 High School in Wisconsin based on the challenge index
Year received 2011
Academic award ACT College Readiness
Year received 2013
Academic award New Wisconsin Promise School of Excellence (5 Years)
Year received 2013

Culture

Dress code Dress code
Parent involvement Join PTO / PTA
School mascot Generals
School colors Royal Blue, Gold
Students typically come from these schools King Middle Years
  Golda Meir 3-8
  Morse Marshall
Students typically continue on to these schools UW - Madison
  UW - Milwaukee

Teachers

Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
Computer specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Robotics / Technology specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker / counselor
Special education coordinator
World languages spoken by staff Spanish
German

Teacher characteristics

  This school State average
Teacher experience: 5 years or more 83% 83%
Education levels: Master's degree or higher 38% 55%
Teachers with a valid license 96% 98%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options (misc.) Citywide
Partnerships with local resources and organizations No

Enrollment

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Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline One deadline
Application deadline 10/28/2013
# of applications received 1200
For the year 2013-2014
# of students accepted 450
For the year 2013-2014

Sources

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