Milwaukee Public Schools: Record 82 MPS schools honored for reinforcing positive behavior and supporting all students’ learning needs

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Up from 50 schools three years ago; MPS is home to 25 percent of the recognized schools in all categories recognized by the Wisconsin RtI Center

MILWAUKEE – A record-breaking 82 MPS schools are being honored by a statewide organization for reinforcing positive student behaviors, supporting all students’ learning needs – or both.

The 2015 total of 82 MPS schools recognized is up from 74 schools in 2014 and 50 schools in 2012, the first year MPS schools were recognized.

The honors are handed out by the Wisconsin RtI Center, which helps schools more effectively implement two critical programs: Response to Intervention (RtI) academics, which supports students individual needs so that all can achieve academic success and RtI behavior – Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), which reinforces positive behavior to build a strong climate to help students achieve behavioral success.

MPS schools represented at least approximately 25 percent of the schools awarded statewide in each category.

“Strong school climates and meeting students’ individual academic needs are critical to Milwaukee Public Schools’ continued improvement in student outcomes,” MPS Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver said. “We are honored that a growing number of our schools are being recognized for doing this work. Thank you to the students, educators and support staff both in school buildings and at MPS Central Services for making this critical work happen.”

The winners include 78 MPS schools recognized with awards of distinction or merit for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, the first of the three programs MPS implemented. Thirty-nine (39) MPS schools are being recognized with awards of distinction or merit for Response to Intervention reading and 22 MPS schools are being recognized with awards of distinction or merit for Response to Intervention mathematics.

More than 20 MPS schools were awarded in all three categories.

The winning schools are:

Academia de Lenguaje y Bellas Artes (ALBA) – Distinction: Behavior, Reading, Math

Academy of Accelerated Learning (AAL) – Distinction: Behavior, Reading, Math

Louisa May Alcott School – Distinction: Behavior

Allen-Field Elementary School – Distinction: Behavior; Merit: Reading

Audubon Technology and Communication Center High School – Merit: Behavior, Reading, Math

Lloyd Barbee Montessori School – Distinction: Behavior, Reading

Mary McLeod Bethune Academy – Merit: Behavior

William George Bruce Elementary School – Distinction: Behavior

William Cullen Bryant Elementary School – Merit: Behavior

Luther Burbank School – Merit: Behavior

A. E. Burdick School – Distinction: Behavior

Dr. Benjamin Carson Academy of Science – Merit: Behavior, Reading

Cass Street School – Merit: Behavior

Clarke Street School – Distinction: Behavior

Samuel Clemens Elementary School – Merit: Behavior

Congress Year-Round School – Merit: Behavior

James Fennimore Cooper School – Merit: Behavior, Reading

Jeremiah Curtin Leadership Academy – Distinction: Behavior, Reading; Merit: Math

Elm Creative Arts School – Distinction: Reading
Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School – Merit: Behavior, Reading, Math

Engleburg Elementary School – Distinction: Behavior; Merit: Reading

Fairview School – Merit: Behavior, Reading
Fernwood Montessori School – Distinction: Reading

Forest Home Avenue Elementary School – Distinction: Behavior; Merit: Reading

Benjamin Franklin School – Distinction: Behavior; Merit: Reading

Frederick J. Gaenslen School – Distinction: Behavior

Hamlin Garland School – Distinction: Reading, Math

U.S. Grant School – Distinction: Behavior; Merit: Reading, Math

Greenfield Bilingual School – Merit: Behavior, Reading, Math

Alexander Hamilton High School – Distinction: Behavior

Hampton Elementary School – Merit: Behavior, Reading

Hartford University School – Distinction: Behavior

Nathaniel Hawthorne Elementary School – Distinction: Reading

Hayes Bilingual School – Merit: Behavior
Hi-Mount Community School – Distinction: Behavior

Oliver Wendell Holmes School – Distinction: Behavior, Reading, Math

Honey Creek Continuous Progress Elementary School – Merit: Behavior, Reading

Humboldt Park School – Distinction: Behavior, Reading, Math

I.D.E.A.L. School – Merit: Behavior

Gwen T. Jackson Early Childhood and Elementary School – Merit: Behavior; Distinction: Reading

Byron Kilbourn Elementary School – Distinction: Behavior

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School – Merit: Behavior

Rufus King International High School – Distinction: Behavior

Rufus King International Middle School – Merit: Reading

Richard Kluge Elementary School – Merit: Behavior

La Causa Charter School – Distinction: Behavior; Merit: Reading

Robert M. LaFollette School – Merit: Behavior
Lincoln Avenue Elementary School – Distinction: Behavior, Reading; Merit: Math

Lincoln Center of the Arts Middle School – Distinction: Behavior

Henry W. Longfellow School ­- Merit: Behavior, Reading

Lowell Elementary School – Merit: Behavior

MacDowell Montessori School – Merit: Behavior

Manitoba School – Distinction: Behavior; Merit: Reading, Math

Maryland Avenue Montessori School – Distinction: Behavior, Reading, Math

Ralph W. Metcalfe School – Distinction: Behavior

Milwaukee Parkside School for the Arts – Distinction: Behavior; Merit: Reading, Math

Milwaukee School of Languages – Distinction: Behavior; Merit: Reading, Math

Milwaukee Spanish Immersion School – Distinction: Behavior; Merit: Reading, Math

Alexander Mitchell Integrated Arts School – Merit: Behavior, Reading, Math

Morse Marshall School for the Gifted and Talented – Merit: Behavior

New School for Community Service – Merit: Behavior

Ninety-Fifth (95th) Street Elementary School – Merit: Behavior, Reading

Pierce Elementary School – Distinction: Behavior

Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School – Merit: Behavior, Reading, Math

J. W. Riley Elementary School – Merit: Behavior
Riverside University High School – Merit: Behavior

Rogers Street Academy – Merit: Behavior

Shalom High School – Merit: Behavior

Sherman Multicultural Arts School – Merit: Behavior, Reading

Siefert Elementary School – Distinction: Behavior

South Division High School – Distinction: Behavior

St. Charles Day Treatment Center – Merit: Behavior

Frances Starms Early Childhood Center – Merit: Behavior, Reading

Thurston Woods Campus – Distinction: Behavior, Reading

Transition High School – Merit: Behavior, Reading

Trowbridge School of Discovery and Technology – Distinction: Behavior

Victory School for the Gifted and Talented and Italian Immersion – Merit: Behavior

Escuela Vieau – Merit: Behavior

Wedgewood Park International School – Merit: Behavior, Math

Walt Whitman School – Distinction: Behavior; Merit: Reading, Math

Whittier Elementary School – Merit: Math

Clement Zablocki Elementary School – Merit: Behavior