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

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Programs

Classes

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
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

Extra learning resources 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 Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Other
Specific learning disabilities
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
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab

Extracurriculars

Girls sports None
Basketball
Boys sports None
Basketball
Boys sports (misc.) African Dance
Girls sports (misc.) African Drumming
Clubs (misc.) Culture Classes
Clubs Girl Scouts
Robotics club
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
After school end time 6:00 PM
Before school start time 7:00 AM

Awards

Academic award PBIS School of Distinction
Year received 2012
Academic award PBIS School of Distinction
Year received 2011
Academic award Wisconsin Promise School of Recognition
Year received 2009

Culture

Parent involvement (misc.) Run Parent Tours
Dress code None
Parent involvement Tutor
Volunteer time after school
Volunteer in the classroom
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Organize fundraising events
Organize cultural events
Join PTO / PTA
Monitor the playground
Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
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

Teachers

Staff Instructional aide / coach
PE instructor
School psychologist
School social worker / counselor
Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff French

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
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 Contact the school / Multiple deadlines

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