Details overview

Hours 8:35 AM - 3:40 PM
School leader Aida Cruz-Farin
District Waukesha School District
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code None

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Multiculturalism / Global
Technology
Instructional / curriculum models used College preparatory
Gifted / High performing
Hybrid / Blended learning
Multi-aged classrooms

Classes

2
Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
3
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
Music Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Orchestra
Performing & written arts None
Media arts Video and film production
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Painting
World languages taught (misc.) Spanish/English Dual Language Immersion
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Spanish

Support

11
Facilities
including: Cafeteria
Facilities Cafeteria
Computer lab
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Performance stage
Playground
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Extra learning resources Career/college counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of the population

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Hispanic 67% 10%
White, not Hispanic 24% 73%
Asian 4% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 3% 10%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 56% 6%
Female 46% 48%
N/A 54% 52%
Male 54% 52%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 41%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

2
Girls Sports
including: Track
2
Boys Sports
including: Swimming
3
Clubs
including: Technology club
Girls sports Swimming
Track
Boys sports Swimming
Track
Clubs Student council / government
Technology club
Television / Radio News
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 7:00 AM
After school end time 6:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Volunteer in the classroom
School mascot Blair Bruin
School colors Black, red
Students typically continue on to these schools Butler Middle School
  Horning Middle School

Awards

Academic award Gallup Kids-Approved
Year received 2014

Teachers

14
Staff
including: Math specialist
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Coach(es)
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
School psychologist
School counselor
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff Spanish

Teacher characteristics

  This school State average
Teacher experience: 5 years or more 79% 83%
Education levels: Master's degree or higher 67% 55%
Teachers with a valid license 92% 98%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Carroll College
Partner website Http://www.carroll.edu
Partner Junior Achievement
Partner website Http://wisconsin.ja.org
Partner St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Partner website Http://www.welcome2stmarks.com
Partner La Casa de Esperanza (CLC)
Partner website Http://www.lacasadeesperanza.org

Sources

Student diversity WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013
Students by group WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013
  NCES, 2011-2012
Teacher characteristics WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012