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Milwaukee Parkside School

Public | PK-8 | 359 students

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Posted April 10, 2014

I have three grandchildren attending Milwaukee Parkside School for the Arts. I couldn't ask for a better school. The teachers are committed to the kids; helping them to grow socially and psychologically, as well as academically. I realize the problems in many of the MPS schools, most of which certainly are not the fault of the individual school's staff or administration. We are very fortunate to have our grandkids enrolled in a school that does not many of the problems that other MPS schools have.


Posted October 21, 2013

I like this school with the nice enviroment. The teachers are very nice and helpful. The only thing I do not like is the principle. She is rude, unkind, never reply the message, never answer the phone calls or call back. I will prefer without this principle in this school if she can not do her job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

Tippecanoe was more than a school to it's students but more a home, with teachers who really cared about each child and want everyone to succeed, and were always willing to help if that meant giving up their lunch hour or coming in before school or stay after it was never an issue, I learned and was able to grow and always feel welcomed safe and happy. Tippe is facing budget issues but never the less I highly recommend it, although it is very small and different from most schools with it being a k-8 so it is a great to school to start at when younger, and starting at the middle school level would be changeling. I love Tippe :) -former student


Posted March 1, 2010

a great school facing so hard times but with lots of amazing teachers all trying their very best to make it a safe and fun learning place!


Posted December 3, 2008

As educators ourselves, my husband and I value a curriculum with an arts and humanities focus to help our daughter be a more well rounded person. Tippecanoe has brought out interests and talents my daughter didn't even know she had. We couldn't be happier with her experience there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

My family loves this school. Besides receiving an outstanding classroom education, the school offers numerous extracurricular activities. They have an Excellent music program, during and after school art programs, and still offer gym class to the students. The teachers are dedicated and devote much of their free time to helping the children succeed. The office is well run and the head secretary is organized, helpful, and patient. Before sending our kids to Tippe, my wife and I had sent the kids to 3 previous schools. We feel we've finally found a place where they can learn in a comfortable and creative environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2008

Tippe is doing the best with what they have. I like the fact the there is one class per grade. I don't see any problems with Middle school and grade school children being in the same building . I think it helps keep the middle schoolers grounded and gives the younger kids someone to look up to. I was a student at Tippe once and it's nice to see some of the same teachers there as well as some of the then parents return to work there. My son has made drastic improvements since starting at Tippe. I was surprised by the amount of work given to the K4 children, as first. However, they proved that they are not to be underestimated. I am very proud of my son, the staff, and the student body at Tippecanoe. I have and will continue to recommend this school to every parent I meet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2008

'No nonsense' school is right, but for a child in 4 or 5k, a little overboard. Expecting a 5 year old to stand up and give a memorized presentation can be a bit much. If your child chooses to act like a five year old by speaking to another child during class, or possibly getting upset and crying over anything, expect a call to your work place! The class sizes are so large (imagine close to 30 little ones) that the teachers seem to be a bit overwhelmed and simply send kids to the office or call their parents to do any repremanding. High maintenance at the least. When I was in kindergarten, kids talked, kids cried, kids had fun...heck, some kids even peed their pants. Don't you dare let these things happen at tippe! Disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

Seemed like a nice school but very crowded. I would have chosen this school if it did not have the middle school aged kids. They were nice enough but 8th graders don't belong with 4 year olds. I guess I am traditional. I like the philosophy but I am not sure it would work in the long run. They seem to dependent on grants


Posted January 21, 2008

Outstanding curriculum provided in a caring no nonsense environment by a dedicated faculty and admin.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2007

Tippe is probably one of the best MPS grade schools, but still only just over average. The school has almost too many kids for the space, and either needs to move and expand or reduce to get it right. The teachers get to know each child by name though, and there is a lot of parent involvement in the classes and in sports. Class sizes are large, about 27:1 in most cases. The arts program is impressive. Some phenomenal teachers (Ms. Davis! Ms. Borden!); the principal is making average decisions for the school. If you have high achieving or gifted learners, look into other options as curriculum adjustments for challenging them have been non-existent for my three kids. After three different meetings with my daughter's teacher, the response to our repeated requests for harder math work was to not give her any math homework at all! Frustrating!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2006

Academics at Tippe are the best. Check out the test scores for yourself. Tippe is an Arts and Humanities school, which was the reason why I chose to send my children there. However, with all the budget cuts, my concern is we may loose this benefit. Also, we will be loosing SAGE for the 2006-2007 school year which is a big concern, since each classroom currently has a minimum of 30 kids. The teachers at Tippe make the school what it is. I just hope without the SAGE program, Tippe has other options for teaching the large classroom sizes. I would hate to pull my kids out of Tippe due to the inappropriate classroom sizes. My experience with Tippe has been wonderful; my only complaint is the lack of communication. As a parent, I feel the communication at Tippe is minimal. This is the one thing they need to improve on.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 50% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

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 77% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 92% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 52% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
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 54% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students58%
Female59%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled64%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant58%

Reading

All Students39%
Female47%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin57%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled48%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant39%
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 Students91%
Female86%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%

Math

All Students52%
Female40%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin53%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant52%

Reading

All Students56%
Female54%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin65%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant56%

Science

All Students96%
Female93%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant96%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female94%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant95%
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 Students26%
Female15%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant26%

Reading

All Students39%
Female46%
Male30%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant39%
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 Students48%
Female46%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin72%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant48%

Reading

All Students55%
Female54%
Male57%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin82%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant55%
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 Students33%
Female39%
Male25%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin53%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant33%

Reading

All Students33%
Female28%
Male42%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin47%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant33%
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 Students77%
Female93%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin92%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

Math

All Students39%
Female46%
Male27%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin69%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant39%

Reading

All Students50%
Female53%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin77%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant50%

Science

All Students85%
Female93%
Male72%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin100%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female100%
Male72%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin100%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%
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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7 / 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

This rating encompasses five elements of school climate: safety and cleanliness, respect and relationships, expectations for students, teacher collaboration and support, and parent involvement. This school's climate ratings are the result of GreatSchools' analysis of teacher survey data from the Spring 2013 School Climate Survey developed by Milwaukee Public Schools. Unfortunately, this school didn't provide enough survey responses to generate a climate rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White, not Hispanic 48% 73%
Hispanic 28% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 17% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 4% 1%
Asian 3% 4%
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 14%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 1%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 100%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 32%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 98%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

School leader's name Jeffrey W Krupar
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45
School end time
  • 2:30
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Jeff Krupar
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (414) 294-1815

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School facilities
  • Computer
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Girl scouts
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
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2969 S Howell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
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Phone: (414) 294-1800

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