Graduation Archives

A congratulatory message to the Wisconsin graduating class of 2020

June 11, 2020

Dear Graduates, I want to take this moment to congratulate all of the Graduates of the Class of 2020. What you have accomplished during this unprecedented time in our nation’s history is nothing short of miraculous. Each one of you have already exhibited ‘a lot’ of what it will take to be successful as you… [Read More]

MPS celebrates valedictorians and salutatorians

June 11, 2020

Congratulations to all MPS valedictorians and salutatorians! As we celebrate graduation during pandemic conditions, MPS wants to recognize these hard-working students. We are especially proud of the young women and men who have excelled and attained the highest grades in their class. Please join us in congratulating all our valedictorians and salutatorians! Key: School Name… [Read More]

MPS honors graduates with a week-long celebration

May 28, 2020

Graduation is always an exciting time in Milwaukee Public Schools! This year, MPS will recognize seniors with a weeklong celebration of virtual graduation ceremonies. Graduates and their families will be able to watch their school’s class president, valedictorian, salutatorian, commencement speakers, and principal, and view photos of their classmates during the full-length virtual programs. “We… [Read More]

MPS preps for 2020 senior graduation during COVID-19 pandemic

May 14, 2020

Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) began the distribution of graduation materials to high school seniors and their families on Monday, May 11, 2020 at their respective schools. All MPS school buildings are closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To support our graduating seniors, MPS schools will give caps,… [Read More]

Congratulations to MPS 2020 winter graduates!

February 6, 2020

Milwaukee Public Schools has honored 56 students who completed graduation requirements during the fall semester and earned the right to wear a cap and gown. The auditorium at South Division High School was filled with proud parents, families, and friends who cheered for graduates as they crossed the stage. Even a light snowfall could not… [Read More]

District valedictorians and salutatorians honored by board

June 6, 2019

The Milwaukee Board of School Directors honored valedictorians and salutatorians from across the district at its May 30 meeting. Among the invited students were the 11 co-valedictorians from Rufus King IB High School. “These students illustrate what hard work and high achievement looks like,” said MPS Superintendent Dr. Keith Posley. “We are proud to honor… [Read More]

MPS celebrates 2018 valedictorians and salutatorians

June 7, 2018

Wearing caps and gowns in a rainbow of colors, top graduates from high schools across MPS were honored for their impressive academic accomplishments by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors at the Board’s May meeting. Parents and family members were on hand to show their pride in their students. More than 75 students were honored,… [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]

2012 graduation rate increases from prior year

April 18, 2013

Wisconsin’s four-year graduation rate is up one-half a percentage point for 2012 from the prior year’s rate, continuing a trend of steady improvement in high school completion. The state’s graduation rate is among the highest in the nation; tied for second in the most recent (2010-11)school year data reported by the U.S. Department of Education…. [Read More]