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MPS celebrates its 7 nationally-recognized top high schools

Celebration held Friday, June 5

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools honored its seven high schools recognized among the best in the state and nation this year by The Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report at a June 5 event.

The seven nationally-recognized schools are:

  • Carmen High School of Science and Technology,
    • Ranked 1st in the state by The Washington Post
  • Reagan College Preparatory High School,
    • Ranked 2nd in the state by The Washington Post and          
    • Ranked 8th in the state with national Silver Medal recognition by U.S. News and World Report
  • Rufus King International High School
    • Ranked 6th in the state by The Washington Post and
    • Ranked 12th in the state with national Silver Medal recognition by U.S. News and World Report
  • Milwaukee School of Languages
    • Ranked 20th in the state by The Washington Post
  • Riverside University High School
    • Ranked 29th in the state by The Washington Post
  • Milwaukee High School of the Arts
    • Ranked 35th in the state by The Washington Post
  • Hmong American Peace Academy
    • National Bronze Medal recognition by U.S. News and World Report

“Congratulations to these schools. I couldn’t be more proud of our students, our educators, our families and our partners,” MPS Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver said. “It is an honor to celebrate our schools that have been recognized nationally for their success in preparing students to succeed in high school, college and careers.

"Ensuring that all students have access to engaging, challenging curriculum continues to be our focus,” Dr. Driver added. “These seven schools are taking the lead and we anticipate this list will continue to grow.”

Photo: A class at MPS' Rufus King International High School

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Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • More MPS students are taking college-level Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses;
  • The MPS Class of 2018 earned $86+ million in scholarships; and
  • MPS is home to seven of the state and nation’s top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report and the Washington Post.

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