Details overview

Hours 8:45 AM - 3:40 PM
School leader Jennifer Carter
District Milwaukee School District
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code None

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Science
Technology
Instructional / curriculum models used Individually guided instruction
Multi-aged classrooms
Project-based
Standards-based

Classes

0
Visual Arts
0
Music
0
Languages
Music None
Performing & written arts None
Media arts None
Visual arts None
World languages taught None

Support

5
Facilities
including: Library
Facilities Gym
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Playground
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Other health impairment
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 4 years old

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Hispanic 43% 10%
White, not Hispanic 40% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 9% 10%
Asian 5% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 8% 6%
Female 48% 48%
N/A 52% 52%
Male 52% 52%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 41%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

4
Girls Sports
including: Soccer
4
Boys Sports
including: Soccer
3
Clubs
including: Robotics club
Girls sports Basketball
Flag football
Soccer
Volleyball
Boys sports Basketball
Flag football
Football
Soccer
Boys sports (misc.) Co Ed Softball
Girls sports (misc.) Co Ed Softball
Clubs Debate
Girl Scouts
Robotics club
Clubs (misc.) LegoRobotics
  Girls Night Out
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 7:00 AM
After school end time 6:00 PM

Culture

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
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
School mascot Wolf
School colors Blue and Gray
Students typically continue on to these schools Ronald Reagan IB High School
  Veritas High School
  Rufus King IB High School

Awards

Academic award DPI School of Promise Recognition
Year received 2013
Academic award DPI School of Promise Recognition
Year received 2012
Academic award DPI School of Promise Recognition
Year received 2011

Teachers

11
Staff
including: School counselor
Staff Computer specialist
Coach(es)
Math specialist
Music teacher
Nurse
Robotics / Technology specialist
School psychologist
School counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff Spanish
World languages spoken by staff (misc.) Serbian

Teacher characteristics

  This school State average
Teacher experience: 5 years or more 100% 83%
Education levels: Master's degree or higher 50% 55%
Teachers with a valid license 100% 98%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner YMCA

Enrollment

Learn more Www2.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/ideal/
Type of application deadline Rolling
# of applications received 260
For the year 2013-2014
# of students accepted 260
For the year 2013-2014

Sources

Student diversity WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013
Students by group WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013
  NCES, 2011-2012
Teacher characteristics WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012