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Morse * Marshall School for the Gifted and Talented

Public | 6-12 | 1464 students

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Posted April 3, 2014

This by far is the worse school I've ever experienced. I should have know by the police they have posted around the school on the first day. My child is constantly taunted, teased, bullied and things seem to have gotten worse after speaking with principals and the other kids parents. My child even told me that when she tried to tell the teacher, the teacher told her she didn't want to hear any drama and not to bring it in her class. That's the one my child should trust right?? It's too late to switch schools now, believe me I tried. Only a few months left and this school has definitely made me an unbeliever in MPS. We're taking our business to a Christian school. I don't even think some of these kids get old fashioned discipline or home training. I LOVE MY CHILD TOO MUCH TO KEEP HER HERE!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

I Think Others Should Know That This Is An Awesome School Because They Have A lot Of Stuff For The Kids To Do. What I Like About The School Is That There's Not A lot Of Drama And We Have A lot Of Enroll Kids. Our School Could Improve More By Letting The Kids Have Fun While Learning


Posted June 15, 2012

I go to Morse Marshall (2012-2013) now and as a 7th grader i advise you not to send your children to this school. It is not what it is put up to be.!!!


Posted March 8, 2010

Samuel Morse get it crakin! It's really easy to stay on task because of the great learning environment. that we have. When i get old enough to have children, i will send them to Morse Middle School!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2010

This school rocks my shoes. Good teaching and better rules. If you can't find no other school, come to Morse Middle School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2009

samuel morse is a great school you might think the students are bad but sometimes we can but we are very smart kids we do homework and work samuel morse is a a,b school no cs and d's we only accept smart students and you have to write a pargraph to get in this shoutout to mr.gallien hb:309 6th grade
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2009

Morse Middle School is a very well organized school. I think that Morse.Marshall is going to be a great change!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2009

I thin this school is very good and surrpotive of students trust me i go there
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2008

Samuel Morse Middle School Is a good school; the staff is pretty strict, but they do it so we can be taught better. Samuel Morse has gotten the U.S Blue Ribbon Award Every year since 1997 - 2006 and 2008. Apart from that, Dr. Onick Rogers was once again named the Best Principle Of The Year; thanks to the Department Of U.S. Education. Now, I do agree that Morse does have students that fight, but just because a few students decide to waste their time on fights that has no point to it, doesn't mean that Morse overall is a bad school. I, at least, make sure not to waste my time; Dr. Onick tells us that we are at school to get an education, not to socialize. This is a great school; I am proud to be part of the class of '09, by far, the most outstanding classes!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2008

The best school ever! The teacher are okay but it's fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2008

i think this school is great for my son to go to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2007

i go to this school and i love it
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 21, 2007

Samuel Morse Middle School has gone downhill, dramatically. Coming from a student who just graduated from there this year after 3 years (2004-2007), this school is just like any other public school when it comes to behavior. The majority of students there are there for the fun, the popularity. Yes, the teachers there are very professional, but unfortunately they do most often spend there time disciplining kids, but none the less the teachers are what make Morse different from other MPS schools. But the pressure of peers who are constantly disturbing the atmosphere and making another peer's day difficult can take a toll on them when its time to pay attention.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 9, 2006

Morse has gone downhill significantly in the past four years. We had our older child at Morse in from 2002-2004 and the school was much better. Discipline problems are much greater in the classes our younger child now attends. Teachers are having to spend too much time disciplining unruly students. They even have incidents where past students try to come back to the school to 'get' current students - which cause security lockdowns of all students. The learning environment at Morse is essentially shot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2005

I was a student at Samuel Morse About 3 years ago. Dr. Onicks the administrators and the teachers always helped me and my peers strive for the best. The enviroment was one in which I felt safe and comfortable. Samuel Morse is a school in which your child will be held up as The Best of The Best, withthis state of mind every student in Morse is guarenteed to suceed and move on to the next phase in their life. -Tersetta Gilpin-Morgan
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 1, 2005

When my twin sons first came to Samuel Morse I was very nervous about the transition and if this educational institution would be equipped to handle their special needs. I am proud to say that the Dean Kennis the 6th grade principal has been great with working with my boys as well as myself. She makes sure that they stay on task and is willing to help them no matter what the issue is big or small. The teachers are pretty good I do have to remind all parents looking into any school 'What you put in is what you will get out' Over all I am very happy of the decisison that I made. I am very satisfied with what I see. Children are childern here. The Halls are clear when they are suposed to be clear and I Know my boys are safe while they are learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2004

Samuel Morse Junior High School is a very great facility The teachers are great, the academics are are rigerous and the principle is the best in the nation. Dr.Onick expects the best from the students and that is what they give. I must say that dicipline is low. There are many fight cause by the current eighth grade students of the 2003-04 students. These students get thier work done and they are very manerable, but they don't seem to get along. Other than those minor problems the school is great.
—Submitted by a student


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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 54% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
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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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
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 76% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students15%
Female16%
Male13%
Black, not of Hispanic origin12%
Asian/Pacific Islander25%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin21%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled18%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English15%
Non-migrant15%

Reading

All Students10%
Female12%
Male8%
Black, not of Hispanic origin9%
Asian/Pacific Islander10%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin21%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled13%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English10%
Non-migrant10%
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 Students19%
Female14%
Male23%
Black, not of Hispanic origin14%
Asian/Pacific Islander27%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin42%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled20%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Non-migrantn/a

Reading

All Students17%
Female12%
Male21%
Black, not of Hispanic origin15%
Asian/Pacific Islander14%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin42%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled19%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English18%
Non-migrantn/a
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 Students49%
Female61%
Male36%
Black, not of Hispanic origin46%
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin64%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled55%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant49%

Math

All Students13%
Female14%
Male11%
Black, not of Hispanic origin8%
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin29%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled15%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English13%
Non-migrant13%

Reading

All Students19%
Female19%
Male18%
Black, not of Hispanic origin17%
Asian/Pacific Islander14%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin36%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled21%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Non-migrant19%

Science

All Students60%
Female65%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic origin54%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin85%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled65%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant60%

Social Studies

All Students76%
Female78%
Male73%
Black, not of Hispanic origin72%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin86%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled83%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant76%
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 Students37%
Female42%
Male33%
Black, not of Hispanic origin31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin38%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled54%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant37%

Math

All Students9%
Female3%
Male14%
Black, not of Hispanic origin8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin8%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities2%
Non-disabled13%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant9%

Reading

All Students11%
Female8%
Male13%
Black, not of Hispanic origin10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin8%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled16%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant11%

Science

All Students34%
Female35%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic origin29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin39%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities4%
Non-disabled49%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant34%

Social Studies

All Students51%
Female53%
Male49%
Black, not of Hispanic origin46%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin54%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled67%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant51%
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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Climate rating
1 / 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.

Climate ratings

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black, not Hispanic 79% 10%
Asian 9% 4%
White, not Hispanic 8% 73%
Hispanic 5% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Multiracial 0% 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 23%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 3%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Golda Meir Gifted and Talented
Allan Field Bilingual Gifted & Talented
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 79%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 35%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 94%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

School leader's name Larry D Farris
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
German
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Wisconsin Promises Recognition School
  • Wisconsin Promises Recognition School (2007)
  • Wisconsin Promises Recognition School (2008)

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
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Clubs
  • Debate
  • Forensics club
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:45
School end time
  • 3:38
School Leader's name
  • Larry Farris
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (414) 616-5815

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
  • 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
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Citywide
School facilities
  • Computer
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Debate
  • Forensics club
  • National Honor Society
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • School governance council parent teacher student organization neighborhood clean-up parent teacher conferences student council
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  • Morse is a two-time U.S. Department National School of Excellence (1984-85 & 1997-98). In 2007-2008, Morse students received gold medals in band, orchestra and chorus. The girl's and boy's basketball teams won championships in their divisions. One-half of Morse teachers hold advanced degrees. Morse is expanding to grade 9 in 2009. The principal is one of 30 principals in Wisconsin to receive a Master Educator license in 2007-2008.
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4141 N 64th St
Milwaukee, WI 53216
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Phone: (414) 616-5800

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