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Tenor High School

Charter | 9-12 | 210 students

We are best known for dual diploma program.
 
 

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $221,700. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $820.

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4 stars

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2012:
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6 reviews of this school


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Posted April 22, 2013

WWorst school I've ever been to. They mess up your paperwork, lose your homework and are just unorganized. Very frustrating, its like they want you to fail!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2012

I really like this school. They work with the students and make sure everyone focus is going to college. The teachers are also caring and they love all there students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 22, 2009

It's a great school for my child or your child try it's out i bet u would likeit how much i me and my son like it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

I'm a student at tenor and its a great opportunity to get a free year of college your senior year!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 12, 2008

Great School and Great Environment. I reccomend this school to every family!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2008

Great environment, very caring teachers, great teaching styles.
—Submitted by a parent


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

About these ratings

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

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

Grade level

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
53%
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

All Students63%
Female85%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic origin43%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
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 English62%
Non-migrant63%

Math

All Students28%
Female27%
Male29%
Black, not of Hispanic origin14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Non-migrant28%

Reading

All Students17%
Female15%
Male18%
Black, not of Hispanic origin0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Non-migrant17%

Science

All Students65%
Female66%
Male64%
Black, not of Hispanic origin50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant65%

Social Studies

All Students61%
Female65%
Male57%
Black, not of Hispanic origin57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant61%
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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Academic rating
2 / 10
Climate rating
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Academic rating

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

2

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

Climate ratings

This rating encompasses five elements of school climate: safety and cleanliness, respect and relationships, expectations for students, teacher collaboration and support, and parent involvement. This school's climate ratings are the result of GreatSchools' analysis of teacher survey data from the Spring 2013 School Climate Survey developed by Milwaukee Public Schools. Unfortunately, this school didn't provide enough survey responses to generate a climate rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 42% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 36% 10%
White, not Hispanic 19% 73%
Asian 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
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 83%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 10%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 50% (2012)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 30% (2012)
Percentage of students going to the military 10% (2012)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 0% (2012)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 10% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation MATC
UW Milwaukee
Mount Mary
Read more about resources at this school
Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 30%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 21%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 100%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • UWM granted a 5 year charter renewal (2009)
  • 1st place team for the 2nd year in Marquette Steet law Program mock trial (2009)
  • Nominated for best charter school of the year (2008)

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
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
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Auto mechanics
  • Computer programming
  • Electrical
  • Engineering
  • HVAC certification
  • IT support
Clubs
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Industrial / graphic design
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • 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)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • Community college courses
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:10 pm
School Leader's name
  • Tyson Tlachac
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Hybrid
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Special 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
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Agriculture
  • Auto mechanics
  • Business management
  • Computer programming
  • Construction / building
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary
  • Electrical
  • Engineering
  • HVAC certification
  • IT support
  • Industrial / graphic design
  • Plumbing
  • Pre-law
  • Welding certification

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • Community college courses
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • National Honor Society
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Maroon and Grey
School mascot
  • Titans
More from this school
  • Tenor is a dual certification high school where students have the opportunity to earn a high school diploma while also receiving college credits while attending classes at Milwaukee Area Technical College their senior year. Students are able to earn an MATC program certificate, credits for an associate degree, or credits to be transferred to a four year degree program.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
60
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
60

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
MATC
UW Milwaukee
Mount Mary
College preparation / awareness offered
Community college courses
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
2 year college - 50%
4 year college - 30%
Military - 10%
Vocational - 0%
Workforce - 10%
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840 N Jackson St
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Phone: (414) 431-4371

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