MPS’ average ACT score up slightly, mirroring statewide trend

And MPS’ participation rate rises to 91.5%, remaining among the highest in Wisconsin; overall results underscore need to continue critical improvement efforts MILWAUKEE – The average ACT score for Milwaukee Public Schools’ Class of 2014 was up slightly compared to the Class of 2013 and over a five-year period, according to data released Wednesday by ACT […]

All students at 156 MPS schools will be able to receive a healthy breakfast, lunch at no charge

MPS announces participation in Community Eligibility Program (CEP) MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools announced Monday an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the 2014-2015 school year. The district is now among the first school systems in Wisconsin participating in the Community Eligibility Program […]

At 16, MPS grad is off to the Ivy League

Helen Fetaw and her MPS Class of 2014 classmates earned $31+ million in scholarships MILWAUKEE — Going to one of the nation’s most prestigious universities is a goal of thousands if not tens of thousands of American high school graduates each year. For Helen Fetaw, a graduate of Milwaukee Public Schools’ Rufus King International High […]

Photos: King/Reagan calendar school year begins at one MPS’ top-ranked high schools

District focuses on achievement, positive youth-adult relationships and leadership at all levels; photo gallery included below MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools started the school year for its three King/Reagan calendar schools Monday by presenting Rufus King International High School with a banner recognizing its U.S. News and World Report ranking as one of the best high schools […]

More volunteer tutors needed for growing program with record of increased student engagement

Teachers report 85% of students who participated in Interfaith-MPS Tutor Program were more engaged in learning MILWAUKEE – The successful Interfaith-MPS Tutor Program is seeking more volunteer tutors as it grows to serve more students in Milwaukee Public Schools. Tutoring in the program is a chance to make a positive impact in the lives of […]

MPS’ year-round schools begin Aug. 4 as district continues focus on achievement, positive youth-adult relationships and leadership at all levels

Silver Spring Elementary School to host year-round kickoff; 2014-15 comes with the launch of new key efforts MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools will welcome back students to its 12 year-round schools Monday as the district continues to focus on accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. […]