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K-8
Public charter
Milwaukee, WI
Students enrolled: 583
Before care: No
After care: No

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7000 W Florist Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53218

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(414) 393-0197
(414) 921-4134
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Map of Milwaukee Scholars Charter School address.

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May 27, 2014
The communication is terrible. It's hard to get a meeting or even a phone call from the teachers, deans, and principal. Teachers are not attentive to the students.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2014
This school views the children as test scores, not children. They are all about increasing the test scares, not educating the child, and problem solving skills are not taught. In addition, the teacher turn over rate is extremely high due to the unrealistic demands put on the teachers, which ultimately burns them out, creating no stability for the students. When I taught there, I was not allowed to teach how I knew how to teach, rather, I had to teach how National Heritage Academies (the for-profit company from Michigan that "runs" the school) directed me to teach. Their way was not the best way for my students. I would not recommend for anyone to work at this school or send their child(ren) to this school.

- submitted by a teacher
January 13, 2014
What kind of school doesn't believe in teaching spelling to a first grader? Last year they had 6 different teachers for the year. The seventh grader lost a teacher in the first 2 weeks. They are using the same science book from last year because they were using the seventh grade book for sixth grade and now they aren't going to learn that material because management made a mistake? My children are smart but only because I am doing most of their instruction myself. With this school I am thinking maybe homeschooling would have been better.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2013
I agree with the previous parent, i would not recommend this school to anyone! My son started with milwaukee scholars the first year they opened, the focus was on academics, the teachers and staff treated my son very well. Between the first year till now, it has gotten horrible! Every year there is a different principle, fresh out of college or still going to college teachers that dont have clue if what they are doong. Last year while my son was in 3rd grade, he had four different teachers, they quit or got fired, this year my son brought home some assignments that the teacher put 100% on his paper and clearly he had several answers wrong! I addressed his teacher and she said she was busy trying to calm down bad students. this school has not stability and they do not care about the students education my son will not be attending next year

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2013
The first year that this school was open, it was great. Now three years later I am totally, utterly and dramatically disgusted. This school has gone through more principals, and teachers than I care to count. So there is obvious no stability there. Then the teachers are fresh out of school and have no experience in teaching the grade levels they have been assigned. The gym teacher is now, the dean of a grade level, the crossing guard is the secretary, and the nurse. So, there are too many positions and not enough staff. Again another sign of no stability. Yes this school runs out of lunches for our children, some of the front office staff is rude. The focus this year is on behavior, attendance and at minimum academics. I don't know what happened since the first year but Im concerned. I will not recommend this school to any of my friends and family. My son is even begging to be transferred because he says the teachers yell at him constantly. I guess a little yelling is okay, but everything else needs improving. I wanted to give no stars, but there's a one star minimum so there it is. I have moved my youngest son, and I am working on moving my second son at the beginning of 2014.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2013
This is my daughters first year as a thrid grader. I'm very impressed with the way the school is. From the drop off and pick up point to not letting you in after 8:30, I feel that's great because it will push more parents to make sure their children are at school on time. We receive a weekly homework packet that also have work fro the weekend.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2013
Milwaukee Charters School seemed to be a great school from appearance and I was excited for my son to start. There are so many concerns I wouldn't know where to start. My son is in middle school and has had many of his teacher's quit in the beginning and middle of the year leaving them without a consistent teacher through the remainder of the year. The communication between the teachers and the parents is non existent. The environment is not that great among the children. My son has complained about cold and frozen food and not to mention them running out of food on more than several occasions. I also do not like the fact that the administrative staff such as the principal, vice principal, social worker, etc changes every year. The only reason I would consider giving this school a two star is that it is in my neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2013
I love this school. The office staff is great and so are the teachers. This is the only school you can drive past on a Saturday or Sunday and see teachers hard at work preparing for students. The rules they enforce may seem harsh to some but they hold the students, parents, and staff accountable for educating our children and that is what's most important to me.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2013
This school is not what it appears. Before my daughter started I toured the school, meet with teachers, and everyone seemed so nice and friendly. Soon as the school year began everything changed. I picked up my daughter one day and a lady I never seen before let me sign her out without any identification, while school was still in session. She didn't ask who I was or my name, she just let me take her. Another thing is everytime I csll the school the phone just ring. Everytime I call on different occasions. And also when I go into the school buliding no one speaks. This new school has a lot of learning to do if they want to be a great school.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2013
Since day one this school has been a great choice. I admire all of the hard working teachers and administrators. It really does take a village to raise a child and they are certainly doing just that!

- submitted by a community member
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Milwaukee Scholars Charter School
7000 W Florist Ave, Milwaukee, WI  53218
(414) 393-0197
Last modified Milwaukee Scholars Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Milwaukee Scholars Charter School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top