Celebrating Seuss

"Oh, the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all.” — Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! In this – and many of his books – Dr. Seuss explores the twists and turns of finding one’s way in life. Through education – and especially reading – we really can move mountains. And, now as a grandfather, I look forward to the places I go as I read books with my granddaughter. Last week, … [Continue Reading]


Top 13 in 2013

I hope you’re having a safe and healthy 2014 – and have been managing to keep warm! There’s no doubt about it – this winter has been unusually – and shockingly – cold. We were forced to make the unprecedented move of closing the district four times in one month due to extremely cold weather conditions. As we get back into our stride for the second semester, I wanted to take a moment to share my unofficial “Top 13 in 2013” list that showcases some of our accomplishments. I am especially proud of our efforts to advance student achievement. … [Continue Reading]



drtgreenfield2My name is Dr. Gregory E. Thornton and I am the Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools. Thank you for visiting my official website.

Parents, please check out my latest communication to families in the Letters section. I also post my thoughts regularly on my blog. I am very excited to feature student artwork in my Art Gallery.

Milwaukee Public Schools, Wisconsin’s largest school district, is expanding college and career readiness efforts and continuing to implement innovative reforms that give every student the opportunity to succeed. MPS’ high-quality school options for 3-year-olds to high school seniors feature school climates in which positive behavior is reinforced; certified, highly-trained teachers; 21st-century learning technology for students; and curriculum aligned to the rigorous Common Core State Standards, which set a clear, high bar for the topics students must master at each grade level. MPS’ graduation rate is 14 points higher than the rate for the Class of 2000, its Class of 2013 earned $24 million in scholarships and the district is home to some of the state’s best high schools according to the Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report. More MPS news is available at http://mpsmke.com/news.