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Milwaukee Academy of Science - (MAS)

Charter | PK-12 | 1038 students

Advanced curriculum in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)

 
 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $400,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $740.

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted December 20, 2013

I have to agree with some of the previous posts on here. There is no support for staff. There are so many behavior problems with students and there are not consequences from above to help teachers deal with the behavior problems.


Posted October 10, 2013

My son was previously enrolled at this school and this is thee worst school by far. My son was enrolled here and he's in first grade and he has behavior issues and the staff was not very helpful or professional. They kept my son in the office all day & when it was an hour left in the day they would call me to pick him up. I tried speaking with the president Judy Merryfield and she was no help at all. She insulted me by saying her school only deals with college bounds students not children with behaviors. I called Judy to talk to her about her staff's handling of my child and her response to me was once she talked to her staff she really didn't feel a need to call me back and she also admitted to me that yes they would keep my son in office all day so therefore he was not receiving an education. This school is ran by an unprofessional and her staff also fits this mode. Kids with behaviors they dismiss and treat as troublemakers, the staff is rude and the teachers they have working there this year are young and unqualified. I wish I could find someone over Judy's head and make a formal complaint. This is thee worst school ever!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2012

Administration doesn't support their teachers here. There is lack of control from administration on handling situations. There is consistent fighting between kids and nothing happens. This school is always in danger of having their charter revoked because of low test scores. There are some great teachers that work here, but the environment is hostel. There needs to be better management at this school to turn it around. The current staff just isn't cutting it.


Posted August 2, 2012

My daughter took advanced placement courses her last three years at MAS. There were numerous nights of tears just to get through her homework the first two years but she stuck with it and I am very happy and very proud of her. She is now in her second year at UW-Madison!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2012

My son graduated last week and was accepted to the University of Memphis! I am very, very proud of him. Although he had to take A LOT of science classes, the small size of the high school made all the difference in the world because his teachers made sure he stayed on track.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2011

My HS counselor is ALWAYS talking about college since I was in the 8th grade!!! She s cool and we have already visited 2 college s and that was fun. I don t know what some of these parents are talking about but you should check it out for yourself or visit my facebook page. I LOVE MAS!!!!


Posted July 29, 2011

I was not to sure about the school last year until i met with the a coordinator who explained everything i should expect. She was very patient and helpful when i registered my 6 yr old boy. After our 1st year i would say i am more impressed than i expected to be. My sons teacher and assistant are so kind with him. They made him feel very special and thats all i care about. I am very happy i moved him there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2011

I have two kids who are going into their 3rd year and I am very happy with the school. I have to say that my kids teachers made all the difference in the world and although the focus is on science and math, my son really liked his art class the most. I would highly recommend this school to any parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

I have 3 children there and all of their teachers are caring. They go out of their way to improve their reading levels
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2010

my son is in k5 I regret i sent him to this school. the teacher spend more time getting kids in control than teaching. The teacher don't have the right education to teach.. when a problem occur don't expect much from it, they seem to care less about the kids well being, They are so frustrated with the kids there, when you come to them about a problem you just another complaint waiting to be unsolved. If you want your child to advance and be around a good environment don't send your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2009

Yes. This school has very high expectations. If you don't send your child to school every day or if you don't follow through with home expectations, your child will not do well and the administration will be on you every day 24/7. This is a very unique school and parents have to be involved in order to appreciate everything that goes on. If you are one that is sitting back complaining and yet you don't volunteer at least once a week, you really have no place to talk. Kids cussing out bus drivers isn't a teacher problem. It's a parent problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2009

I'm a parent of MAS, I have to say it did NOT reach my expectations. The students are disrespectful to the teacher's, there are constant disruptions in my child's classroom, how can any teaching be going . The teacher's have very low expectations of the students. The bussing situation is a joke, they can't get the students to sit down. Let alone stop them from cursing out the bus driver and/or stop them from fighting. This is a very toxic environment, and I would not recommend sending your kids there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

We have really great school and it is very smart and it is not all about school and smarts it is about what you know and what you wanna know they understand your need we just dont learn all day either we have fun to we go on lots of fun activities we go on lots of Fun Field Trips. Our School is entersting and I would really recommend it to all student it goes up to 12TH Grade and starts at Headstart!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2009

Great teachers who go out of their way. My son's teacher helped tutor him after school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2008

This school is a great school and I know because I experienced it first-hand. I attended this school for 5 years [3-8] and the only reason I left was because my family moved. There is nothing wrong with this school; the teachers there strive for excellence daily and print it deep in the students' heads while being gentle but strict...
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2008

The school is going downhill. I really liked it at first, but the newer teacher have lower expectations and things are disorganized. I plan to change my kids school, although they have been there for 7 years. Many of the teacher have a negative attitude towards the children and parents and it reflects in their low expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2008

My children has attended since the school opened then 5th grade now graduating this year as a senior. That alone should mean something. I've experienced very little problems compared to what I hear from other parents at other schools.Every school has issues as well as all teachers are not the best at all school! proud MAS parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2007

This school is a complete mess. I pulled my child out of this school after 4 years. I thought the school was going to get better but it never did. It's sad to see a school fail so many students. This school is sad and it gives charter schools a bad name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2006

I believe the teachers in this school have a lack of control over the children. This is a poor example to the younger children, seeing the older schoolmates act out the way they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2005

Excellent quality of academic programs especially science, very good music and art programs as well as extracuricular activities (although my child is still a bit young to participate). Parental involvment as volunteers is very good. I agree, the school is improving and gets Better each year.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
52%

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

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

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

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 61% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
41%
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 76% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
22%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
28%
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 Students16%
Female16%
Male17%
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-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English16%
Non-migrant16%

Reading

All Students8%
Female8%
Male8%
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-disabledn/a
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 Students47%
Female53%
Male39%
Black, not of Hispanic origin47%
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-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant47%

Math

All Students10%
Female6%
Male14%
Black, not of Hispanic origin10%
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-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English10%
Non-migrant10%

Reading

All Students4%
Female0%
Male8%
Black, not of Hispanic origin4%
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-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English4%
Non-migrant4%

Science

All Students35%
Female37%
Male32%
Black, not of Hispanic origin35%
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-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Non-migrant35%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female75%
Male82%
Black, not of Hispanic origin79%
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-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%
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 Students29%
Female26%
Male32%
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 disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled31%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Non-migrant29%

Reading

All Students11%
Female13%
Male8%
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 disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled13%
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 Students37%
Female40%
Male34%
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-disabled41%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Non-migrant37%

Reading

All Students4%
Female6%
Male3%
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-disabled5%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English4%
Non-migrant4%
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%
Female23%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic origin30%
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-disabled34%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Non-migrant30%

Reading

All Students11%
Female9%
Male14%
Black, not of Hispanic origin11%
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 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

Language Arts

All Students28%
Female41%
Male16%
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-disabled31%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
Non-migrant28%

Math

All Students17%
Female19%
Male17%
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-disabled20%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English17%
Non-migrant17%

Reading

All Students7%
Female10%
Male5%
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-disabled8%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English7%
Non-migrant7%

Science

All Students46%
Female51%
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-disabled46%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant46%

Social Studies

All Students58%
Female65%
Male54%
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-disabled63%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant58%
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%
Female48%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic origin41%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant41%

Math

All Students7%
Female0%
Male15%
Black, not of Hispanic origin7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English7%
Non-migrant7%

Reading

All Students4%
Female5%
Male5%
Black, not of Hispanic origin4%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English4%
Non-migrant4%

Science

All Students54%
Female48%
Male60%
Black, not of Hispanic origin54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant54%

Social Studies

All Students66%
Female71%
Male60%
Black, not of Hispanic origin66%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant66%
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

GreatSchools Rating

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Academic rating
2 / 10
Climate rating
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Overall academic rating

2

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Test score rating 2013*
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City
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5
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10
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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. Unfortunately, this school didn't provide enough survey responses to generate a climate rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black, not Hispanic 98% 10%
Hispanic 1% 10%
White, not Hispanic 1% 73%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 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 11%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 0%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Hope Christian Academy
Milwaukee College Prep
MPS
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 12% (2012)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 80% (2012)
Percentage of students going to the military 2% (2012)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 3% (2012)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 3% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation UW - Milwaukee
UW-Whitewater
UW - Madison
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 37%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 9%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 88%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Wisconsin Charter School Teacher of the Year Award (2010)

Special education / special needs

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
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Painting
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

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
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:05 pm
School Leader's name
  • Judy Merryfield
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (414) 933-1426

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Core knowledge
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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

Don't understand these terms?
  • 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
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • 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
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Cub scouts
  • Girl scouts
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Blue and White
School mascot
  • Super Nova
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?

Applications received for the 2011-2012 school year
1034
Students typically come from these schools
Hope Christian Academy
Milwaukee College Prep
MPS

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
UW - Milwaukee
UW-Whitewater
UW - Madison
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
2 year college - 12%
4 year college - 80%
Military - 2%
Vocational - 3%
Workforce - 3%
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2000 W Kilbourn Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233
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Phone: (414) 933-0302

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