Milwaukee Public Schools
Press Release

MPS Schools Awarded for Academic and Behavior Excellence

District has only Platinum Level School in Wisconsin

By - Jun 6th, 2018 10:46 am
MPS Schools Awarded for Academic and Behavior Excellence

MPS Schools Awarded for Academic and Behavior Excellence

MILWAUKEE (June 6, 2018) — Milwaukee Public Schools earned 12 out of the top 16 awards for academic excellence and positive behavior from an annual statewide report, including the only school recognized at the platinum level for excellence in all content areas. The independent organization Wisconsin RtI Center recognized a total of 108 MPS schools within their report at Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum levels.

The list of top MPS schools is found below. A full list of all ranked MPS schools can be found on the MPS website.

Platinum Level for all Content Areas

  • Academy of Accelerated Learning

Gold Level for all Content Areas

  • Fernwood Montessori
  • Lowell International Elementary School

Gold Level for Behavior and Reading

  • Bryant Elementary School
  • Kagel Elementary School

Gold Level for Behavior and Mathematics

  • Rogers Street Academy

Gold Level for Mathematics and Reading

  • Barbee Elementary School
  • Hampton Elementary School
  • Honey Creek Elementary School
  • Humboldt Park Elementary School
  • Lincoln Avenue Elementary School
  • Longfellow School

“Improving academic achievement and the behavioral culture in our schools are two of my priorities for success,” MPS Interim Superintendent Dr. Keith Posley said. “It is an honor to see our MPS schools recognized in the platinum and gold levels statewide. Congratulations to our teachers, principals, district-level administrators, students, and families, for working so hard to improve.”

Wisconsin RtI Center is an organization that helps schools implement a research-based multi-tiered system of support. These frameworks include Response to Intervention (RtI) behavior – Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) that focus on building strong school environments and providing supports to children. Learn more about the awards and how they are given here.

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 2017 earned $63+ 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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