Details overview

Hours 8:45 AM - 3:38 PM
School leader Sue Ratka

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
World languages
Instructional / curriculum models used Independent study
Accelerated credit learning
Honors track
Virtual school
Advanced placement (AP) courses

Classes

3
Visual Arts
including: Ceramics
4
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
6
Languages
including: German
Music Instrumental and theory music lessons
Choir / Chorus
Band
Orchestra
Performing & written arts Dance
Drama
Visual arts Photography
Painting
Ceramics
World languages taught French
German
Japanese
Spanish
Chinese - Mandarin
Chinese - Cantonese
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Spanish
French
German
Bi-lingual or language immersion languages (misc.) German, Spanish, Mandarin, French

Support

7
Facilities
including: Gym
Facilities Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer
Gym
Library
Playground
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Extra learning resources Career/college counseling
College preparation resources Community college courses
College prep programs/courses during the year
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
College information sessions/fairs
SAT/ACT prep classes
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Speech and language impairments
Specific learning disabilities
Developmental delay
Multiple disabilities
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
Level of ESL/ELL programming None

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black, not Hispanic 51% 10%
White, not Hispanic 32% 73%
Hispanic 10% 10%
Asian 6% 4%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 2% 6%
Female 50% 48%
N/A 50% 52%
Male 50% 52%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 41%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

12
Girls Sports
including: Volleyball
11
Boys Sports
including: Baseball
7
Clubs
including: Student newspaper
Girls sports Cheerleading
Flag football
Soccer
Cross country
Swimming
Golf
Volleyball
Wrestling
Softball
Basketball
Tennis
Track
Boys sports Flag football
Swimming
Basketball
Soccer
Tennis
Cross country
Baseball
Golf
Wrestling
Football
Track
Clubs Yearbook
Special Olympics
Drama club
Girl Scouts
Forensics club
Chess club
Student newspaper

Culture

Parent involvement There is an active Parent/Teacher Organization here as well as a school-governance council with parents on the board. We also have numerous university and college connections. All of our language programs are connected to language organizations, sister countries, and local language communities.
Students typically come from these schools Milwaukee French Immersion
  Milwaukee Spanish Immersion
  Milwaukee German Immersion

Awards

Academic award Top 1000 US High Schools Newsweek
Year received 2010
Academic award Top 1000 US High Schools Newsweek
Year received 2007
Academic award Top 1000 US High Schools Newsweek
Year received 2009

Teachers

World languages spoken by staff French
German
Japanese
Mandarin
Spanish

Teacher characteristics

  This school State average
Teacher experience: 5 years or more 93% 83%
Education levels: Master's degree or higher 48% 55%
Teachers with a valid license 97% 98%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

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

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