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Fifteen MPS schools honored by the state for beating the odds

September 15, 2014
Winning principals and students from Milwaukee Spanish Immersion School join MPS Acting Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver and MPS Title I Coordinator Martha Kreitzman in honoring MPS’ 2014-15 Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition.

Winning principals and students from Milwaukee Spanish Immersion School join MPS Acting Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver and MPS Title I Coordinator Martha Kreitzman in honoring MPS’ 2014-15 Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition.

Fifteen schools in the Milwaukee Public Schools family have earned the honor of being named 2014-15 Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced Thursday, September 4, 2014 The 15 MPS schools are being recognized for “Beating the Odds.” They have poverty rates that are higher than three-quarters of all schools in Wisconsin and have above-average achievement in reading and mathematics when compared to similar schools. “Educating all children is critical to our mission,” MPS Acting Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver said. “We understand the additional challenges children living in poverty may face. Our obligation is to prepare all children for college and careers regardless of their circumstances. We are proud of the accomplishments of these schools and our students.” Dr. Driver congratulated winning principals and students at an event Thursday
at Milwaukee Spanish Immersion School, one of the 11 schools that have won the honor for multiple years in a row. MPS’ 15 winning schools are:
•Milwaukee Spanish Immersion School, 10 years
•Academy of Accelerated Learning, 6 years
•Rufus King International High School, 5 years
•Academia de Lenguaje y Bellas Artes (ALBA), 3 years
•Louisa May Alcott School, 3 years
•Clement Avenue School, 3 years

•Greenfield Bilingual School, 3 years
• Humboldt Park School, 3 years
•Lowell Elementary School, 3 years
•Luther Burbank School, 2 years
•Walt Whitman School, 2 years
•Honey Creek Continuous Progress Charter School
•Milwaukee French Immersion School
•Milwaukee Parkside School for the Arts
•Wedgewood Park International School