District has only Platinum Level School in Wisconsin

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MILWAUKEE (June 6, 2018) — Milwaukee Public Schools earned 12 out of the top 16 awards for academic excellence and positive behavior from an annual statewide report, including the only school recognized at the platinum level for excellence in all content areas. The independent organization Wisconsin RtI Center recognized a total of 108 MPS schools within their report at Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum levels.

The list of top MPS schools is found below. A full list of all ranked MPS schools can be found on the MPS website.

Platinum Level for all Content Areas

  • Academy of Accelerated Learning

Gold Level for all Content Areas

  • Fernwood Montessori
  • Lowell International Elementary School

Gold Level for Behavior and Reading

  • Bryant Elementary School
  • Kagel Elementary School

Gold Level for Behavior and Mathematics

  • Rogers Street Academy

Gold Level for Mathematics and Reading

  • Barbee Elementary School
  • Hampton Elementary School
  • Honey Creek Elementary School
  • Humboldt Park Elementary School
  • Lincoln Avenue Elementary School
  • Longfellow School

“Improving academic achievement and the behavioral culture in our schools are two of my priorities for success,” MPS Interim Superintendent Dr. Keith Posley said. “It is an honor to see our MPS schools recognized in the platinum and gold levels statewide. Congratulations to our teachers, principals, district-level administrators, students, and families, for working so hard to improve.”

Wisconsin RtI Center is an organization that helps schools implement a research-based multi-tiered system of support. These frameworks include Response to Intervention (RtI) behavior – Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) that focus on building strong school environments and providing supports to children. Learn more about the awards and how they are given here.

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