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Milwaukee College Preparatory School -- 36th Street

Charter | PK-8 | 500 students

We are best known for unrelenting focus on academics.
 
 

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $72,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $850.

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted Friday, April 18, 2014

The problems with MPS are almost entirely caused by their inability to impose firm discipline, coupled with the kids and their parents who don't reinforce the necessity of education or impose consequences for academic failure. Charter schools just exacerbate the program by cherry picking the kids with better supposrt systems, and taking money away from the public schools, driving up class sizes and lessening the ability of teachers to get through, especially when you consider that they now are left with a high percentage of kids with behavior problems and a lack of the support structures that instill respect for learning and authority. The charter schools are a significant factor in the cause of failing urban schools, coupled with educational policies that tie their hands from doing what's necessary to improve it. Policies, I might add, that are championed by people behind the charter school/privatized education movement for the very purpose of causing those schools to fail. It's grotesque what they're doing to the institution of public education. I don't blame anyone for sending their kids to a charter school, but I implore you to speak out in favor of ending the need for them


Posted February 5, 2014

Milwaukee College Prep is One of the best schools in Milwaukee, WI First, We have three different campus and will be adding one more and we are a family Also the teachers give us motivating words everyday and explain everything to us and don"t just give out homework if we didn't learn the lesson. Lastly, we get together every quarter and do things like help fight cancer with cancer patients, or healthy week etc. We have spirit week and dress down day. I have been there since k4 and you learn how to read in the k4.


Posted October 12, 2013

Milwaukee College Prep is a wonderful school that I would recommend to all! The administrators and teachers take the time to get to know each child and what is the best way support them in their learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2013

Milwaukee College prep is a great school. The teachers and staff show a great deal of concern with the performance of my daughter. She started this year in K4 and by January she began to read short word books. I cant say enough great things about the 36th Street Campus. My daughter has alot of energy and Mrs Fregoso and Mrs Griffin are great teacher who exude the same energy. These ladies are definitely top of the line teachers. My daughter comes home everyday excited to share with me what she learned and is eager to show her siblings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2011

Hands down, there's no other place were academics is being taught, in the City of Milwaukee, with such intensity and value. The formula for success that is demonstrated consistently at MCP should be bottled! If our Public Schools expect to turn its failed system around, it would behoove the powers that be to request assistance from the dedicated and capable leaders of MCP. MCP knows that everything taught is about the academic health and well being of our children. I take great pride in knowing that all our Scholars that attend MCP are being given the chance to be their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2011

As a new migrate to Milwaukee, one of the most frustrating and challenging tasks was knowing what school would possess the values similiar to my family and where my children would get challenged at. When I was introduced to Milwaukee College Prep I stopped looking and have never looked back yet. My 5 year old and 11 year old love the school and teachers. I sat in on the morning pep rallies and it helped my get through my days at work. So thank you Mr. Rauh and all the MCP teachers and workers and I look forward to next year... Teh McCrary family
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

Academically, I love Milwaukee College Prep. But I felt that the staff knowingly allowed a certain crowd of students to bully others without any discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

Milwaukee College Prep is an excellent school. They set high standards for the children and work closely with them to succeed. They have the BEST teachers and staff. We are extremely fortunate to have our two girls attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

I go to Milwaukee college prep and I am in the 8th grade and my name is Indiah Washington. And it is my time to go off to high school but I don't want to leave because the teachers there are like my mom and dad and i love them!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2007

I also have 3 girls who attend Milwaukee College Prep. I must say that it is the best school in the city of Milwaukee. My girls have grown both academically and personally. They really love their teachers. The staff is wonderfull and they treat your child like their own taking their education seriously. Banks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

I personally feel this is the best school in Milwaukee for my 3 girls to attend. I have seen their confidence excel in their work in the last 3 years they have been attending. I recommend for any parent to check out this awesome school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2006

Milwaukee College Prep is the best school in Milwaukee. My son has attended since k-4 and he has excelled tremendously. He has been give so many opportunities thru this school. The principal--Robert Raugh--is dedicated along with his staff. Dedra
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2006

Milwaukee College Prep School, formerly known as Marva Collins Prep School is tbe school in Ilwaukee County. The staff is dedicated to the advancement of the students and the students thrive academically. MCPS tests scores exceed the public school system as a whole.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
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

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

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 54% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
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

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students49%
Female46%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic origin49%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant49%

Reading

All Students28%
Female30%
Male26%
Black, not of Hispanic origin28%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
Non-migrant28%
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 Students85%
Female92%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic origin85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%

Math

All Students62%
Female68%
Male56%
Black, not of Hispanic origin62%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant62%

Reading

All Students25%
Female8%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic origin25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Non-migrant25%

Science

All Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic origin77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female100%
Male92%
Black, not of Hispanic origin96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant96%
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 Students65%
Female68%
Male61%
Black, not of Hispanic origin65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%

Reading

All Students35%
Female36%
Male34%
Black, not of Hispanic origin35%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Non-migrant35%
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 Students63%
Female67%
Male59%
Black, not of Hispanic origin63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant63%

Reading

All Students24%
Female34%
Male13%
Black, not of Hispanic origin24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%
Non-migrant24%
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 Students47%
Female48%
Male46%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled47%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant47%

Reading

All Students35%
Female44%
Male25%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled40%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Non-migrant35%
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 Students55%
Female60%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic origin55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant55%

Math

All Students36%
Female48%
Male20%
Black, not of Hispanic origin36%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Non-migrant36%

Reading

All Students34%
Female37%
Male30%
Black, not of Hispanic origin34%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Non-migrant34%

Science

All Students83%
Female81%
Male85%
Black, not of Hispanic origin83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female86%
Male85%
Black, not of Hispanic origin85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%
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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6 / 10
Climate rating
8 / 10

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

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

**The academic growth rating measures how schools affect student test score improvement over time in reading and math. This data is from 2013 and is provided by the Value-Added Research Center and Milwaukee Public Schools.

Climate ratings

This rating encompasses five elements of school climate: safety and cleanliness, respect and relationships, expectations for students, teacher collaboration and support, and parent involvement. This school's climate ratings are the result of GreatSchools' analysis of teacher survey data from the Spring 2013 School Climate Survey developed by Milwaukee Public Schools.

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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 99% 10%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 4%
Hispanic 0% 10%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White, not Hispanic 0% 73%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 8%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74%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 87%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 52%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 97%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)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • New WI School of Promise Award (2012)
  • WI Charter School of the Year (2008)
  • National School of Character Award (2009)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Arts and crafts
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:05 am
School end time
  • 3:40 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:45 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Kristen Foster
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (414) 445-8167

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • 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
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Restorative Practices
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Lake Valley Camp
  • WSPP
  • FirstStage
  • Mad Hot Tap/Ballroom
  • Pearls for Teen Girls
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Arts and crafts
  • Boy scouts
  • Cooking club
  • Girl scouts
  • Girls on the run
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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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
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • red and gold
School mascot
  • Northstar
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


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


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
80
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
250

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Rufus King IB High School
Dominican High School
Marquette/DSHA
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2449 N 36th St
Milwaukee, WI 53210
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