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St. Josaphat Parish School

Private | PK-8 | 265 students

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $64,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $720.

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5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 9 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

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Posted Sunday, April 13, 2014

The best catholic school in the south side of Milwaukee. Two of my kids graduate from St. Josaphat and my third child is on seven grade. My family found everything we look for in this school, a group of teacher that love teach,help and guide our children's to reach their goals and more. A principal and staff that care about our families needs. And our children's learn to be a better persons, because they know God is in their lives every single moment. God bless to all families in St. Josaphat and all families to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2014

St. Josaphat Paris School is a great, beautiful and discipline school, that focus in education as well in religion, community and respect, all the staff is very friendly and well knowledge. They have a great Spanish and music program. The principal truly care about the school it shows everyday, she focus in building strong individuals that show respect, education is very important in this school, they have programs to help students with difficulties and they always happy to help parents or students. The teachers are great they treat and teach the children respect, they well knowledge in math and reading, they have great field trips and they always happy to help or answer any parent concern. The school keeps clean at all the times and they always try to involve the parents in their children education. The quality and leadership in this school is great they truly make they students feel love and special.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2013

We believe the goal of our beautiful Catholic School is to assist parents/guardians in preparing the next generation of practicing Catholics who are well educated in the Catholic faith and capable of leadership in creating a just and Gospel-centered society.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 9, 2013

I cannot say enough positive things about the teachers, community, students and parents of St. Josaphat. The staff truly works as a team to make sure that each student gets what they need to be a successful student. Students are comfortable with the staff in seeking help or giving ideas. Parents are supportive of the teachers and take an interest in their child's learning. The school is a safe environment for students to learn and grow.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 20, 2013

It is a great school with a lot of wonderful teachers and staff that strive to do the best they can to help your child learn and excel in school. Although it is a wonderful school, something that could be improved would have to be the size of the school. It is a little small, but has a major impact on its students.


Posted May 10, 2013

I really like that the school takes the time to know the families that attend. You feel like everyone knows who you are. The staff is friendly and tried to keep all students in line if things aren't going good. They help the children be the best they can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2013

I have my 3rd child in this school and have been pleased with the excellent education each of my children have received. I have had only one start in K4 and 2 that have already graduated. The teachers are excellent as the leadership is too. There is a real sense of family here with many cultural events for the whole family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2013

St. Josaphat Parish School is an outstanding elementary school in the Milwaukee area. My wife and I are very proud that our child attends this school. When we first chose St. Josaphat, we had compared it to many other local private and public schools. It stood apart on all levels for us. The children are taught how to comport themselves and are taught to be mindful of others. Children are taught good family and social values and it is evident if you ever visit the school. The staff is very friendly and responsive to the children and parents. Being located in the inner city, we were concerned about security. However, the staff does a good job with safety procedures and teaching children to be aware. This school came highly recommended to us and we are not let down in any way. I mention academics last because it goes without saying. St. Josaphat's high academic standards for both children and teachers sets the tone for a child's expectations on being a great student. Specifically with our child, she is very happy there and loves learning and excelling at what is presented to her. Her attitude towards school is wonderful. Thank you St. Josaphat! Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2013

I love ST. St. Josaphat Parish School, my son attended from k-8 and my daughter is still enrolled the teachers are very caring , and helpful with the students. Family is a big roll in the school , ST. Josaphat School Has been a big part of my family's life and has helped me to mold my children for the future. All of the staff at ST. Josaphat is willing to help you out any way that they can. I also love all of the programs that the school offers like spanish, violin, and soccer. Keep up the good work ST. Josaphat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2013

My children and I love St. Josaphat. There are many things that I like about the school. The hours are great! The before and after school program is wonderful. Working an early shift requires an early drop-off for my children. In addition, the teachers are awesome! I have a great relationship with my children s teachers & other staff. I like that there are Home & School Meetings to update all the parents of what is going on in the school or if there has been & will be any changes. A weekly newsletter & folder is given to the children to bring home & more updates are given. Also, BIG PROPS to all the staff & students that make many events happen. The Fiesta Dinner was a huge SUCCESS! My son and daughter love Choir. My children enjoy playing in the Soccer team. St Josaphat has great educated teachers that help children whom are struggling in a certain area. The Social Worker has helped my daughter in many ways that I am thankful for everyday. Since I can't name any teachers, each & every teacher from K4 through 8th grade, are all wonderful human beings. Thank you for all your dedication and hard work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2013

I am proud to have worked at this school for the past 7 years! We have a professional, compassionate staff as well as helpful and caring families. Together we strive to offer a safe and supportive educational environment for all St. Josaphat Parish School students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 24, 2010

My child loves this school and all her teachers. Her reading level has improved significantly since transferring from MPS. All the students are respectful and well behaved. Nice work St. Josaphat Parish School!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
26%

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Social Studies

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
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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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
n/a
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

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Reading

All Students8%
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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 Students72%
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Math

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Reading

All Students12%
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Science

All Students60%
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Social Studies

All Students92%
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English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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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 Students7%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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
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Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Reading

All Students11%
Femalen/a
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Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 Students30%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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
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Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Reading

All Students13%
Femalen/a
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Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
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Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 Students23%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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
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Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Reading

All Students23%
Femalen/a
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
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Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 Students50%
Femalen/a
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Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Math

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Reading

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Science

All Students46%
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Social Studies

All Students77%
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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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Climate rating
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Academic rating

The academic rating is made up of equally-weighted parts: students' test scores, their academic growth (for elementary and middle schools) and their readiness for college (for high schools). The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the city and state.
Overall academic rating

3

Below average

Test score rating 2013*
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*Test scores are based on the 2013 WSAS results from the state of Wisconsin.

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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Keeping things safe, clean, and orderly.

This rating evaluates a school's environment, based on its safety, order, cleanliness and more. More highly rated schools have well-kept facilities and a safe environment conducive to learning. Schools rated poorly may have a chaotic environment, conflicts among students or even theft or violence.


Creating healthy, respectful relationships.

This rating measures whether the school has a positive learning environment and cultivates an atmosphere of respect. At a school with a higher rating, it's more likely that the school's culture celebrates hard work and learning, students treat their peers and teachers with respect and class lessons reinforce character strengths such as kindness and tolerance. A school with a lower rating may have a weaker learning environment or allow disrespectful behavior.


Promoting high academic expectations for all students.

This rating sheds light on the academic expectations that teachers have for students. At a school with a higher rating, educators are more likely to stress academic success, ask kids to work hard and expect kids to be college-bound. At schools with lower ratings, it may be more acceptable for students to put in average or minimal effort, perform poorly on tests and lack strong academic goals.


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
Hispanic 96%
Multiracial 2%
White, not Hispanic 2%
Asian 0%
Black, not Hispanic 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Source: Manually entered by school official

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/AN/A
Source: Manually entered by school official

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Archdiocese Exemplary Recognition, Student Services (2007)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Clubs
  • Art club

Language learning

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:35 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Carolyn Trawitzki
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
  • Stop by during office hours
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (414) 645-1978

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Community service
  • Endurance Club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
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 (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
School colors
  • Maroon, Gold
School mascot
  • Jaguar
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
270
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
286

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$0 - $2000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
Application fee
No

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
St. Thomas More High School
Pius XI, Veritas
Ronald W Reagan IB High School
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801 W Lincoln Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53215
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Phone: (414) 645-4378

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