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Milwaukee Collegiate Academy

Charter | 9-12 | 185 students

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $52,100. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $800.

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
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Posted April 8, 2014

MCA is a great place for learning and inspiring our children beyond their own mindsets and make them prove their success to themselves and the world by sending them to and through college! I love MCA!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2014

Milwaukee Collegiate Academy is a school that cares more about consequences than academics. I would not recommend this school to anyone. For all the discipline that is implemented, The students are not learning from their actions. If your child is late to school they will call you all day but if your child has low grades the teachers do not notify you until grades go out. Some of the staff make culturally directed comments that are offensive to the students to "fit in." Very inappropriate...If your child is outspoken, you have an attitude. All blacks do not have attitudes! If you are an involved parent they will target your child for behavioral issues instead of working as a team for academic reasons.They are concerned about the funding, outside appearances, and not the academics. Overall, this school is a joke!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2013

This Central City Milwaukee schools is intent on preparing high schoolers to go to and through college. They offer a safe, caring, nurturing environment and they still hold children accountable for grades, behavior and good moral character. Our son started school here as a sophomore and has totally blossomed in this environment. In other public schools, I don't believe anyone pushed him to do better, they even thought he couldn't do high school work. Now, he is going to college! I would recommend this school to any parent that is serious about learning and personal development for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2012

AWESOME! This school's staff is well equipped with the wisdom and integrity it takes to send our students to and through college. I love the curriculum, the teachig styles and instruction from all staff. I am assured that my daughters will soar with success in life due in part to this staff's educational fostering and my family values. Keep up the awesome work that you do. Love-In-Christ, Mrs. Leah Noid-Harrington!!!!!! Looking forward to 6 great years with you for my daughters, but a lifetime for livlihoodwith humble success!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2009

i rate ceo leadership with a terrific job of educating our students which are becoming perfect scholars love you guys.... Neosha Collins
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2009

I love Ceo they taught me everything i know i love the staff they are very helping and they care. They teach us that we can do any thing . Our mission is to go to and through college gotta love that. Also ms.pitchford is thee best principal i ever had and i love her for that
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2008

i love the school and it mission to get us to and through college
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2008

This school has given my grandson the education needed to survive in society today.It has equiped him for the world as we know it today.Had it not been for the staff and Dr. Howard Fuller and the work he does on an daily basis none of the student would have had the opportunities that they have experience while attending CEO Leadership Academy.Thanks So Much for All that you have done and continue to do daily
—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.

Grade level

Language Arts

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

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Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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10%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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10%

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Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

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Social Studies

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

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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 Students41%
Female32%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic origin41%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled41%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant41%

Math

All Students10%
Female7%
Male14%
Black, not of Hispanic origin10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled10%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English10%
Non-migrant10%

Reading

All Students10%
Female11%
Male10%
Black, not of Hispanic origin10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled10%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English10%
Non-migrant10%

Science

All Students37%
Female25%
Male52%
Black, not of Hispanic origin37%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled37%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Non-migrant37%

Social Studies

All Students61%
Female61%
Male62%
Black, not of Hispanic origin61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled61%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
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

GreatSchools Rating

What makes up this rating?

Academic rating
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Climate rating
7 / 10

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

Climate ratings

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

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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 99% 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 10%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 0%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school BEAM
Milwaukee College Prep
Urban Day
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 7% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 57% (2013)
Percentage of students going to the military 0% (2013)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 25% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation UW-System Schools
Wisconsin Private Colleges
MATC
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 50%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 10%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 71%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
PE instructor(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Source: Provided by a school official.

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

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Dance club: Praise Dance
  • Drama club
  • Student newspaper

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

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

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:55 pm
School Leader's name
  • Rashida Evans
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (414) 873-4344

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • College prep
  • Hybrid
  • Independent Study
  • Standards-based
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
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
  • Spanish
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
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Sports Coop with Washington High School
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Activities Connected with WIAA
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

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

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Dance club: Praise Dance
  • Drama club
  • Mock trial competition club
  • Pearls for Teen Girls
  • Rapport Leadership Group
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
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
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Purple and Gold
School mascot
  • King
More from this school
  • CEO Leadership Academy is a small nuturing environment for high school students in pursuit of excellence. We include parents and community members on our journey of fulfilling our mission of sending students to and through college.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


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


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
90
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
120
Students typically come from these schools
BEAM
Milwaukee College Prep
Urban Day

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
UW-Parkside
Gramling University
Pepperdine University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 7%
4 year college - 57%
Military - 0%
Vocational - 25%
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4030 N 29th St
Milwaukee, WI 53206
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Phone: (414) 873-4014

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