Details overview

Hours 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
School leader Gina Bianchi
District Milwaukee School District
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code None

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus World languages
Instructional / curriculum models used None
Standards-based

Classes

0
Visual Arts
1
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
1
Languages
including: French
Music Instrumental and theory music lessons
Performing & written arts Dance
Drama
Media arts None
Visual arts None
World languages taught French
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered French

Support

15
Facilities
including: Cafeteria
Facilities Art room
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Parent involvement center
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab
Extra learning resources (misc.) Interventions for students
Extra learning resources Tutoring
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Other health impairment
Speech and language impairments
Developmental delay
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black, not Hispanic 62% 10%
White, not Hispanic 28% 73%
Asian 4% 4%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 0% 6%
Female 56% 48%
N/A 44% 52%
Male 44% 52%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 41%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

3
Girls Sports
including: None
3
Boys Sports
including: None
3
Clubs
including: Girl Scouts
Girls sports None
Basketball
Softball
Boys sports None
Baseball
Basketball
Boys sports (misc.) African Dance
Girls sports (misc.) African Dance
Clubs Foreign language and culture club
Girl Scouts
Robotics club
Clubs (misc.) Culture Classes
  Afrobics
  Parent French Classes
Clubs - language 5th grade culture club
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 7:00 AM
After school end time 6:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement (misc.) Run Parent Tours
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Monitor the playground
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
School mascot Cocorico (Rooster)
School colors Blue, white, red
Students typically continue on to these schools Milwaukee School of Languages

Awards

Academic award School of Recognition for "Beating the Odds"
Year received 2014
Academic award PBIS School of Distinction
Year received 2013
Academic award PBIS School of Distinction
Year received 2012

Teachers

15
Staff
including: Librarian / media specialist
Staff Art teacher
Behavioral health specialist
Dance teacher
Coach(es)
Librarian / media specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Robotics / Technology specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
School counselor
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Arabic
French
Spanish

Teacher characteristics

  This school State average
Teacher experience: 5 years or more 82% 83%
Education levels: Master's degree or higher 18% 55%
Teachers with a valid license 100% 98%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Accessible via public transportation
Transportation options (misc.) Citywide
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Alliance Francaise
Partner website Http://www.afmilwaukee.org/
Partner Milwaukee Admirals-Reading Program
Partner website Http://www.milwaukeeadmirals.com/news/0920reading
Partner Jam ak Jam-African Dance
Partner website Http://jamakjam.org/
Partner Milwaukee Urban Ecology Center
Partner website Http://urbanecologycenter.org/our-branches/washington-park.html
Partner Milwaukee French Immersion Foundation
Partner website Http://www.frenchimmersionfoundation.org/

Enrollment

Learn more Http://www5.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/school/mfis/
Type of application deadline One deadline
Application deadline 03/30/2015
# of applications received 550
For the year 2014-2015
# of students accepted 462
For the year 2014-2015

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