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Community Conversations on School Culture

Milwaukee Public Schools invites the public to attend one of eight Community Conversations throughout October and November to discuss how to strengthen school culture. We encourage a friendly, open and positive climate in all of our schools for every child to learn and grow in. We need to hear all voices including families, students, staff, business partners, and city leaders. Input from the community at large is critical as MPS works to develop solutions that create the best possible learning environment in every school.

Topics of conversation will include:

-       Developing a welcoming environment

-       Safety and discipline

-       Leveraging resources

Schedule of Community Conversations on Strengthening School Culture




Mon., October 15

5 - 6:30 p.m.

North Division High School

1011 W. Center Street

Wed., October 17

5 - 6:30 p.m.

South Division High School

1515 W. Lapham Boulevard

Wed., October 24

5 - 6:30 p.m.

James Madison Academic Campus

8135 W. Florist Avenue

Mon., October 29

5 - 6:30 p.m.

Alexander Hamilton High School

6215 W. Warnimont Avenue

Mon., November 5

5 - 6:30 p.m.

Milwaukee High School of the Arts

2300 W. Highland Avenue

Wed., November 7

5 - 6:30 p.m.

Bay View High School

2751 S. Lenox Street

Mon., November 12

10 - 11 a.m.

MPS Central Services Auditorium

5225 W. Vliet Street

Mon., November 12

1 - 2 p.m.

MPS Central Services Auditorium

5225 W. Vliet Street




MPS is implementing Five Priorities for Success:

  • Increasing academic achievement and accountability
  • Improving district and school culture
  • Developing staff
  • Ensuring fiscal responsibility and transparency
  • Strengthening communication and collaboration

Every MPS school has developed a School Work Group focused on reviewing discipline data to determine whether specific interventions or services help improve student behavior. Additionally, every middle and high school has a Student Discipline Committee that recommends how school climate can be improved. The district has discovered that student voice is essential for improving school climate because students know best what they need. To gather community input, seven public informational meetings were held in April, 2018, to garner input regarding student discipline in MPS.


For more information on our efforts to strengthen our school community, please

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About Milwaukee Public Schools

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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