MPS Portal Feature Story

MPS schools honored for ‘Beating the Odds’

Fifteen schools in the Milwaukee Public Schools family have earned the honor of being named 2014-15 Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition. 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.

Fall Enrollment

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All MPS students eligible for free, healthy breakfast & lunch

MPS is now among the first school systems in Wisconsin participating in the Community Eligibility Program (CEP), which means that all students at 156 MPS elementary, middle and high schools will be able to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at no charge, regardless of family income.

Malcolm X plans continue to move forward

MPS is moving forward with its plans to bring a high-performing school to the former Malcolm X Academy building, an effort the district has been highly engaged in since the concept was first discussed.

The district will continue to work on the construction of the project and will issue a Request for Proposals for a construction manager.

The Milwaukee Board of School Directors has approved the implementation of an assignment agreement with the developer. The agreement requires the developer turn over all work product associated with the project to the district. All of these materials are required to continue to move the project forward. The district’s due diligence on this matter includes an independent assessment of the costs and deliverables.

The district will complete the project in time for the school to open in Fall 2016. The district will hold periodic public meetings to update and further engage the community on the project.

A draft of the assignment agreement is available online. 

News & Initiatives

Council of the Great City Schools Conference

Milwaukee Public Schools is proud to be hosting the 58th Annual Council of the Great City Schools Fall Conference!

Watch a welcome video from Acting Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver.