Schools That Can Milwaukee impacts more than 16,500 students by supporting over 215 leaders at 43 schools across the city. Our organization partners with a wide range of schools, from those just beginning a drive toward excellence to established high-quality schools looking to collaborate with others for a city-wide impact. Schools That Can Milwaukee works across the Milwaukee school spectrum, partnering with traditional district, independent charter, and private voucher schools.
Our school leadership coaching support is reserved for schools in the City of Milwaukee that are nonselective and serve diverse student populations, at least 60% of which qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Currently, more than 85% of students in our network of schools receive free or reduced lunch.
Member Schools have achieved the level of “high-quality.” They are great schools effectively preparing students for academic and lifelong success. Schools That Can Milwaukee supports Member School Leaders to expand and replicate their schools. In addition, Member Schools participate actively in Schools That Can Milwaukee’s monthly professional development Collaboratives and receive project-specific school leadership coaching on request. Member schools act as a mentors and role models for Focus and Partner Schools, which includes hosting school visits to allow others in the community to experience a high-quality school in action.
To date, six Milwaukee schools have been validated as Member Schools.
Focus Schools receive our deepest level of support as they actively work toward the level of high-quality. These schools have been identified as having significant potential to improve. To help realize this potential, they receive intensive school leadership coaching from Schools That Can Milwaukee, and attend our monthly professional development Collaboratives.
Like Focus Schools, Partner Schools also actively work toward the level of high-quality. Partner Schools have been identified as having potential to improve, and are supported in their efforts through our monthly professional development Collaboratives. Some also participate in other aspects of our programming.
Friends of Schools That Can Milwaukee
A number of schools outside of the Schools That Can Milwaukee network send leaders to our monthly professional development Collaboratives. These schools do not receive school leadership coaching services, and some are located outside the city of Milwaukee or employ selective admissions practices.
Leadership Development Programs
Schools That Can Milwaukee works to identify and develop Milwaukee’s homegrown talent through an Emerging Leaders Program and principal licensure program operated in partnership with Alverno College. Educators from the following schools are currently engaged in these programs.
- Carmen High School of Science & Technology, South Campus
- Carmen High School of Science & Technology, Southeast Campus
- Hmong American Peace Academy
- HOPE Christian School: Caritas
- HOPE Christian Schools: Semper
- LUMIN Schools (network)
- LUMIN Northwest Lutheran School
- LUMIN Pilgrim Lutheran School
- LUMIN St. Martini Lutheran School
- Milwaukee College Prep (network)
- Milwaukee College Prep 36th Street
- Milwaukee College Prep 38th Street
- Milwaukee College Prep Lloyd Street
- Milwaukee Collegiate Academy
- Milwaukee Excellence Charter School
- Milwaukee Lutheran High School
- MPS Benjamin Franklin School
- MPS Clarke Street School
- MPS Dr. George Washington Carver Academy of Mathematics & Sciences
- MPS Lynde & Harry Bradley School of Technology
- MPS Riverside University High School
- MPS Wedgewood Park International School
- Nativity Jesuit Academy
- Notre Dame School of Milwaukee
- St. Anthony School 5th Street
- St. Anthony School 9th Street
- St. Anthony Middle School
- St. Marcus Lutheran School
- UCC Bruce-Guadalupe Community School
- WSD Blair Elementary School