Hopkins Lloyd Community School (HLCS) engages students, parents and the community to work toward the common goals of success for our children, while enriching parents’ lives as well. Hopkins Lloyd Community School provides long, uninterrupted blocks of literacy and math in accordance with MPS’ comprehensive plans to boost these critical skills. Our partners at Marquette University provide us with Service Learners to help assist in our classrooms to boost our reading program while our City Year partners support small-group intervention for students. Students at HLCS have access to a library, technology in the classroom and in computer labs as well as coursework in music with our partners at Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Our middle school students engage in an African drumming and dancing class where they perform throughout the school year at different school programs. We use research-based strategies to improve student achievement and to continuously monitor our progress. HLCS provides special education services and access to a community learning center, offering tutoring and extracurricular activities. Our school is a safe, positive learning environment in which our students can grow academically, while building connections to their community.
Hopkins Lloyd is a MPS Community School. Community schools work to better engage and align resources centered on the self-identified, real-time needs of communities. We focus on the education of the whole child, with the understanding that a child belongs to a family, and that family lives and interacts within a larger community.
In partnership with the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County we work to develop deeper relationships between families, schools and the wider community to reorganize resources to impact academics, youth development, family support, health and social services, family and community engagement, and community development. Our goal is to ensure that students, parents, school staff and community members all have the same opportunities and access to resources to help them succeed.