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Starms Discovery Learning Center

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Posted July 6, 2010

My son attends Starms Early Childhood (k4)and since it wasn't even on here I decided to comment here. I really luv the school. Staff (both in and out of office) r amazing, loving, caring, patient, friendly, and honestly my list can go on and on. My son learned so much from that school. Their teaching methods r basic yet extremely effective... I will miss yall...(tear drop)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

My son is seven in the 2nd grade, Before Starms he has attended SDC, Mary McCloud Bethume Academy, 81st street, and Goodrich. I c=moved him so many times because I didn't feel he was getting the attention, service, and respect he deserved as a special needs student. He has ADHD and was behind in all subjects. Since starting at starms in 8.2009, he is on level for reading, dramatically improved in writing, and taking the necessary steps to improve in Math. Socially he has grown and his attitude toward school and learning has done a complete 360. I love the teachers and the atmoshphere at this school. I also like that they have family classrooms where two different grades levels are combined but separate. Additionally, there's four teachers per family with one who specializes on special education, which in my case is so awesome. I would highly recommend this school U!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

I love this school! My son started this year. He was reading on level and with in a couple of months he was on level. His writing has always improved. They are great and this is the first school my son has liked.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2006

Starms is a place where each child is encouraged to reach their greatest potential. The staff is carring and dedicated to each of their students. Learning is fostered through hands on, real life experiences and students are encouraged to ask questions and explore their environment. Learning is child centered. We love the small groups. The teacher child ratio in these classrooms is around 15:1. They also refer to each classroom as a 'family'. We love starms and have seen our child blossom both academically and socially!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2005

Francis Starms Discovery Learning Center is a school of excellence. The leaderhip there is superb. My son has been attending the Starms program for 3 years and he continues to be a curious and motivated learner. The Highscope Curriculum used by all of the teachers encourages creativy, innovation, and problem solving learning. Starm's school culture is diverse and promote activities that speak to to the population being served by bringing in community artists, musicians, authors, and leaders. Lastly, the parents at Starms are involved and participate on many levels to ensure that the school program continues to be one of the best in Milwaukee.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2005

I believe that Francis Starms Discovery Learning Center is a wonderful school for any child to be at. I am a student there and can say that Starms is the best school I've been to in my life. Their classes have two different grade levels and are doing excellect on state wide assessments. The teachers there love and appreciate the opportunity of having to work with us students. I go to an inner city school and believe we are doing pretty good. Good enough to have an author of the novel 'Mandalay's Child' come and share his knowledge with us. Now out of all the years I've lived I've never heard of an inner city school have any one famous come to their school. Francis Starms D.L.C is an excellent school I recommend to any parent who wants their child to succeed in life and give it four stars.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students3%
Female0%
Male4%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled3%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English3%
Non-migrant3%

Reading

All Students3%
Female8%
Male0%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled3%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English3%
Non-migrant3%
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 Students41%
Female44%
Male38%
Black, not of Hispanic origin41%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled56%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant41%

Math

All Students6%
Female6%
Male6%
Black, not of Hispanic origin6%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled8%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English6%
Non-migrant6%

Reading

All Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
Black, not of Hispanic origin0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled0%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English0%
Non-migrant0%

Science

All Students24%
Female22%
Male25%
Black, not of Hispanic origin24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled32%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%
Non-migrant24%

Social Studies

All Students59%
Female50%
Male69%
Black, not of Hispanic origin59%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled68%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant59%
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 Students8%
Female0%
Male15%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled11%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English8%
Non-migrant8%

Reading

All Students14%
Female18%
Male10%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled19%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English14%
Non-migrant14%
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 Students25%
Female29%
Male19%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled34%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Non-migrant25%

Reading

All Students11%
Female19%
Male0%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled15%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English11%
Non-migrant11%
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 Students17%
Femalen/a
Male20%
Black, not of Hispanic origin17%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled25%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English17%
Non-migrant17%

Reading

All Students8%
Femalen/a
Male0%
Black, not of Hispanic origin8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled13%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English8%
Non-migrant8%
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 Students40%
Female39%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled55%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant40%

Math

All Students23%
Female15%
Male29%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled32%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%
Non-migrant23%

Reading

All Students10%
Female8%
Male12%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled14%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English10%
Non-migrant10%

Science

All Students37%
Female39%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled45%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Non-migrant37%

Social Studies

All Students54%
Female53%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled68%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant54%
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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Academic rating
4 / 10
Climate rating
1 / 10

This school's GreatSchools Rating is based on academics (90%) and climate (10%). The academic rating measures students' test scores, academic growth and college readiness. The climate rating measures safety, cleanliness, parent involvement and more.

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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.

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Supporting its teachers.

This rating indicates how teachers feel about their school's professional environment. At a highly rated school, teachers are more likely to work well together, learn from one another, have opportunities for professional development and feel supported by the administration. At a school with lower ratings, teachers may not interact much, feel appreciated or have much input in school decisions and policies.


Informing and including families.

This rating reflects how much communication parents can expect from this school. A highly rated school is more likely to have regular communication (e.g. newsletters, emails, and meetings) between administrators, teachers and parents. This may include information about student progress, homework help and volunteer opportunities. At lower-rated schools, parents may not get regular updates and may feel less welcome at school.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black, not Hispanic 96% 10%
White, not Hispanic 3% 73%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 4%
Hispanic 0% 10%
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 23%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 0%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 41%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 91%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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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
  • Specific learning disabilities

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Gifted & talented

Clubs
  • Debate
  • Forensics club
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00
School end time
  • 3:45
School Leader's name
  • Bryan Terry
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (414) 934-4915

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • None
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
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
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Debate
  • Forensics club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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2035 N 25th St
Milwaukee, WI 53205
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Phone: (414) 934-4900

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