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YMCA Young Leaders Academy

Charter | PK-8 | 530 students

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5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 40 ratings

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Posted January 24, 2014

Sad to say that unfortunately after 10 years of being a parent at this school, I am now on great school in search of a different school for my younger children. I have been with the school almost from the beginning and since the past 3 years or so, things have began to tumble. The teachers seem to have lost their enthusiasm and interest for teaching. The new principal and new appointed roles of leadership, seem to be lacking the once sound structure I was use to for many years. I am sorry to move on, but I feel I need to find a school that is progressing and stimulating my kids minds. And right now I just feel like this is not happening anymore. I pray they can be able to pick it back up and get on track. So disappointing to see the low test scores on here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2013

I have to agree with the previous parents review. When my kids started YLA was an awesome school but now it is mediocre at its best. The teacher/student involvement has went down greatly. The new principal does not seem to be in the forefront at all. Sadly thing have went downhill since under Ronn Johnson leadership which says a lot with all of the charges he is facing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2013

Horrible! They're have been a lot of changes over the last few years and this school is now extremely disappointing. The new principle doesn't seem to really care about the kids. He never spoke to myself or my husband when we walked in the school..very haughty. I would not suggest that anyone send their child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2011

My daughter started there as a K4 student and her experience there as a student encouraged me to become a part of the staff. I am overwhelmed with the response and amount of love my child has received as part of being a student here. Education and discipline is what they teach these children and train them to do it for themselves so school life will be a little less difficult for them. The principle and staff train them for success in and environment! I'm extremely excited to be a part of the staff and my child to be a part of success! Thank you to you all!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 6, 2011

I love the way the teachers are involved in the kids learning abilities and also how involved they are. This was my childrens first year and they love it and so I love that they love being there. I have seen a better attitude of learning from them both.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2011

Excellence, Brilliance Superiority, Quality Brightness radiance is what this school represent for out children, I am proud to to say that my children attend YLA.


Posted April 12, 2011

My children have attended YLA since it was built. My 20 year old graduated from there in 2005 and is now completing his 2nd year in college. My 16 year old graduated from YLA in 2009 and is finishing his sophomore year in high school. The confidence and discipline he learned gave him the courage to audition for American Idol and make it on National TV to Hollywood week and the top 100 singers in the nation! My youngest son, 13 is now in the 7th grade at YLA. He has attended since K-4. This is the best school ever! All three have remained on the honor roll, and have a since of responsibility, not only to themselves, but to their community as well. I applaud Young Leaders Academy and the great job they have done thus far! I am proud and honored to belong to such a wonderful family! Mr. Johnson is the best ever! I would recommend this school to anyone! I am almost sorry that I only have one more year left!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2011

I am a proud parent and grandparent of three YLA students (one child and two grandchildren). This school has high expectations for our children to insure that they are challenge with every learning opportunity possible. My daughter has made a vast improvement in her grades since attending YLA. I am a witness to this school s advanced curriculum as compared to most parochial and public schools. I often tell parents about enrolling their child to this school. If you want your child to have the greatest learning experience, send them to the Young Leaders Academy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2011

I currently have two children attending YLA, and I am very well pleased with the progress of both my children. My son, who's currently in the 5th grade, has been attending YLA since K-5. Every year has been a bit of a struggle with trying to keep him focused and in task, but this year, I truly can say that I didn't have to do most of the hard-work by myself, because of his wonderful 5th grade teacher who kept him in line and more focused than he usually is. My daughter's teacher and teacher assistant are wonderful as well. They're really teaching my children, and I can tell! What an outstanding group of faculty! They really put their all into teaching and it shows! Keep up the good work!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2011

I am very please with Young Leaders Academy. This is my daughter's first year at the school and she loves it. I am very pleased with the attitude that the staff has for higher education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2011

As a 10 years student, I am very grateful for all that the Young Leaders Academy instilled upon me. I know that this school has spontaneous teachers that truly cares for the students no matter their back round or race. Young Leaders Academy has great academic programs such as the Gifted and Talented program, which I'm currently enrolled in. The GT program has gotten me ready for high school and even college. As for the principal, he has been like a father to me and I thank him for that, he is a very true, loving, and caring person.


Posted March 10, 2011

I am very proud to work for the Young Leaders Academy. The name says it all.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 10, 2011

This is an excellent school. The curriculum is rigorous and the children are disciplined to do their very best. The children are expected to be on their best behavior. The staff is supportive and the families who send their children to YLA are commited to giving their child a first-class education.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 10, 2011

YLA provides students with excellent opportunities that are not offered in any other learning environment. It allows students to be a part of many learning activities outside the classroom. The students are given the support they need to be truly successful and to find themselves. They are given all the tools they need to be prepared for high school and for an education beyond the high school level. With the help of dedicated parents and staff, students grow as a whole person, not just academically. The staff is extremely dedicated to helping the students reach their full potential.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 10, 2011

Great school for my children. The Academy belives the children, and that teaches the children to believe in themselves. This school teaches students, families, and community members to strive toward their future, AND excel sucessfully. I am a parent, AND a staff person.... I really love this place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2011

Young Leaders Academy is an excellent school where your child will strive to have leadership skills in order to become a functioning citizen in today's society.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 10, 2011

YLA is a great learning center. College bound, character strong! A great staff with dedication to the youth.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 10, 2011

I am a 1st Grade teacher here at the Young Leaders Academy. I feel that this is a first-class learning enviornment that equips all students for success. The school is based on positive values with a college-bound focus. -Mr. Love
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 10, 2011

Wise Leadership among admin. staff, and teachers that are genuinely concerned about the well being of their students. My child is enrolled at YLA and I am a proud parent of a brilliant k5 student. The support at home combined with the great teachers have really enriched the life of my daugther.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2011

Young Leader's Academy is a purposeful learning environment for the academic and character delvelopment of each of its students. The students are taught and modeled the value of learning and the necessity of education; including higher education. College is introduced in kindergarten and discussed as non-optional, as the students spend their time at YLA becoming life long learners.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
68%

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

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
25%
Social Studies

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students25%
Female23%
Male28%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled27%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Non-migrant25%

Reading

All Students16%
Female23%
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 disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled18%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English16%
Non-migrant16%
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 Students67%
Female73%
Male60%
Black, not of Hispanic origin67%
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 English67%
Non-migrant67%

Math

All Students33%
Female32%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic origin33%
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 English33%
Non-migrant33%

Reading

All Students7%
Female10%
Male5%
Black, not of Hispanic origin7%
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 English7%
Non-migrant7%

Science

All Students54%
Female60%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic origin54%
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 English54%
Non-migrant54%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female100%
Male90%
Black, not of Hispanic origin95%
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 English95%
Non-migrant95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students36%
Female28%
Male45%
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 English36%
Non-migrant36%

Reading

All Students9%
Female8%
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 disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English9%
Non-migrant9%
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 Students42%
Female45%
Male39%
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-disabled49%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant42%

Reading

All Students16%
Female18%
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 disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled19%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English16%
Non-migrant16%
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 Students28%
Female22%
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-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
Non-migrant28%

Reading

All Students22%
Female17%
Male26%
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 English22%
Non-migrant22%
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 Students74%
Female82%
Male65%
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 English74%
Non-migrant74%

Math

All Students40%
Female26%
Male60%
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 English40%
Non-migrant40%

Reading

All Students34%
Female22%
Male50%
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 English34%
Non-migrant34%

Science

All Students68%
Female74%
Male60%
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 English68%
Non-migrant68%

Social Studies

All Students87%
Female85%
Male90%
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 English87%
Non-migrant87%
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
6 / 10
Climate rating
6 / 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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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

6

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Test score rating 2013*
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Student growth rating 2013**
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Math growth
Above average
Reading growth
Above average

*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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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 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 9%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%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 67%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 15%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 85%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
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
  • Speech and language impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Poetry

Language learning

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)

Health & athletics

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

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Michael Morgan
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (414) 394-9459

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
  • 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
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
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)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • DECA
  • Discovering our Destiny
  • Top 50 Young Men
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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
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School colors
  • Gold,black
School mascot
  • Knights
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Marquette University High School
St. Joan Antida High School
St. John Academy
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