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Programs

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
Academic themes / Areas of focus Foreign languages
Instructional / curriculum models used None
Standards-based
Instructional / curriculum models used (misc.) Immersion
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Yes
Bi-lingual or language immersion languages French
Early childhood program offered No

Support

15
Facilities
including: Music room
Extra learning resources Tutoring
Extra learning resources (misc.) Interventions for students
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 Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Other
Speech and language impairments
Significant developmental delay
Facilities Art room
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Parent center
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab

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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%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Source: See notes

Students by group

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

Extracurriculars

3
Girls Sports
including: Basketball
3
Boys Sports
including: Basketball
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 (misc.) Culture Classes
  Afrobics
  Parent French Classes
Clubs Foreign language and culture club
Girl Scouts
Robotics club
Clubs - language 5th grade culture club
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
After school end time 6:00 PM
Before school start time 7:00 AM

Culture

Parent involvement (misc.) Run Parent Tours
Dress code None
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
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
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: PE instructor
Staff Art teacher
Behavioral health specialist
Dance teacher
Instructional aide / coach
Librarian / media specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Robotics / Technology specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker / counselor
Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor
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/
Application or enrollment process Yes
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