Thursday, February 25, 2021
Milwaukee Public Schools is celebrating national Public Schools Week February 22 to 26, 2020. Did you know that nine out of ten students in the U.S. attend a public school? Public schools are the backbone of education, providing equitable opportunities for students of all races, colors, lifestyles, languages, and abilities. All are welcome in Milwaukee Public Schools.
Currently, MPS educates nearly 75,000 students across 159 schools. With approximately 10,000 teachers and staff, the work of educating Milwaukee’s children is critical to the city’s future. To best serve all students, MPS is continuously evolving to add cutting edge, in-demand programs to a strong foundation that includes neighborhood schools, specialty schools, and bilingual schools.
Throughout the city, MPS provides education options across the school-age range including Head Start programs beginning at age 3, traditional kindergarten for 4- and 5-year-olds, Montessori programs, special needs support, gifted and talented offerings, language immersion, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and college and career readiness. In addition, MPS supports student needs with school counselors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, nutrition staff, parent coordinators, and more.
“MPS is critical to the future of our city because school is the place where children not only are educated, but also learn leadership, compassion, social skills, critical thinking, and more,” said Dr. Keith P. Posley, superintendent. “Our talented staff works every day to make sure students feel valued and respected. All young people have a place in MPS, and we want every child to achieve their dreams and goals.”
Support national Public Schools Week by thanking a teacher, principal, educator, coach, building engineer, or other MPS staff member. Friends and alumni of MPS can make a gift to an MPS school or program through the MPS Foundation.
Thank you to all MPS students, families, teachers, staff, and community supporters who work tirelessly every day to make Milwaukee Public Schools great!