Milwaukee Public Schools Archives

Four MPS schools continue to make list of top schools in the state

May 17, 2018

Four MPS high schools are celebrating the release of the U.S. News and World Report list of top high schools. Rufus King International High School is the top-rated Milwaukee school on the list, being ranked 9th in the state and also earning a Silver Medal as a high-performing school. Silver Medals also went to Milwaukee… [Read More]

MPS celebrates graduates

May 17, 2018

More than 20 MPS high schools have commencements scheduled this May MPS seniors will turn their tassels during 24 graduation ceremonies this May, held at some of Milwaukee’s largest venues. About 4,000 students will receive diplomas in front of family, friends and classmates at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, the Milwaukee Theatre, and the MATC Cooley… [Read More]

New proposed school budget brings more cuts and bigger class sizes, but still sees less funding

May 10, 2018

A Milwaukee Board of School Directors budget hearing on May 3, 2018 attracted an audience of about 100 and generated only about a half dozen speakers, a noticeable contrast with the contentious, seven-hour budget hearing on April 17, 2018. In attempting to agree on a 2018-2019 school year budget, the Milwaukee Public School system is… [Read More]

Last day of term for high schools changes to May 21

May 3, 2018

The end of the school year is approaching and Milwaukee Public Schools has a necessary change to the last day of school for all 9th to 12th grade students. Due to the snow day on February 8, 2018, when schools were closed, MPS will need to extend the school year by one day for students… [Read More]

District releases balanced $1.2 billion proposed 2018-19 budget

May 3, 2018

Milwaukee Public Schools’ administration released the Superintendent’s Proposed FY19 Budget on Friday, April 27, 2018. For the past four months, the district has worked to close a $30 million budget gap to keep budget cuts as far away from the classroom as possible. “Stagnant revenue, rising health care costs, and declining enrollment all contributed to… [Read More]

Milwaukee Public Schools budget deficit looms

April 26, 2018

Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) educators, administrators and school board members were unable to agree on a plan to close a projected $38.7 million budget deficit for the 2018-2019 school year during a seven-hour meeting on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Milwaukee Public Schools system is the largest in the state with more than 75,000 students,… [Read More]

8,000+ MPS students to perform in first-ever ‘All-City Arts Festival’ at Henry Maier Festival Park

April 26, 2018

The artistic talent of Milwaukee’s kids will be on full display, bigger and better than ever on the city’s lakefront, during the first-ever All-City Arts Festival, which will be held May 9-11, 2018 on the south end of Henry Maier Festival Park. The event will feature more than 180 performances from 125 Milwaukee Public Schools,… [Read More]

Milwaukee Board of School Directors selects interim superintendent

April 19, 2018

Dr. Keith P. Posley, a 27- year veteran of Milwaukee Public Schools with extensive school-based and district leadership experience, has been named interim Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors. The Board is expected to negotiate a contract with Dr. Posley, which was presented for approval on April 17, 2018…. [Read More]

MPS group gets standing ovation in national talent show

April 12, 2018

After many weeks of practice and preparation, a group of 12 Milwaukee Public Schools students traveled to Washington, DC to take part in the Turnaround Arts national talent show held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Their performance honoring Frederick Douglass drew cheers and a standing ovation from the audience. The… [Read More]

MPS students honored for Women’s History essays

April 12, 2018

To honor Women’s History Month, MPS students were invited to submit essays sharing the stories of Wisconsin women. Winners received cash awards and certificates and were announced at the University of Wisconsin– Milwaukee Hefter Conference Center on March 15. The contest is designed to shine a light on the lives of Wisconsin women, who have… [Read More]