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Nine MPS schools are Wisconsin Schools of Recognition

Nine MPS schools learned this week that they are among 135 schools being recognized for success in educating students. All the schools receive federal Title I funding to provide services to high numbers or high percentages of economically disadvantaged families. The schools that earn recognition also must meet the state’s test-participation, attendance, and dropout goals.

Honored schools will receive a plaque during an award ceremony at the State Capitol on May 21. MPS schools were recognized in several categories.

High-Achieving & High-Progress Schools

Whittier Elementary School

High-Achieving Schools

Whittier Elementary School

High-Progress Schools

Milwaukee College Preparatory School – 38th Street

Milwaukee College Preparatory School – Lloyd Street

Whittier Elementary School

Beating the Odds Schools

Academy of Accelerated Learning, 9 consecutive years

Honey Creek Continuous Progress Charter School

Rufus King International School, 8 consecutive years

Golda Meir School

Milwaukee Spanish Immersion School, 13 consecutive years

Wedgewood Park International School

“On behalf of the entire district, I am very proud of the hard work of our students,” said Dr. Darienne Driver, MPS Superintendent. “I am grateful for the dedication and commitment shown by our teachers and staff that have allowed our students to reach this level of success.”

“The state’s Title I Schools of Recognition awards recognize the efforts of students, their families, teachers, school administrators, and school staff members to break the link between poverty and low academic achievement,” said State Superintendent Tony Evers. “Their success is something to celebrate.”

Congratulations to our honored schools!

The full press release is available on the Wisconsin DPI website.

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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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