School Details

Atlas Preparatory Academy

2911 S 32nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 385-0771
1

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-12 860 students 13 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

10%
49%
3%
34%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested. GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data. Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.
  • This school in 2014
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
75%
16%
51%
9%
36%
50%
75%
84%
91%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested. GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data. Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.
  • This school in 2014
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

15%
50%
5%
33%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested. GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data. Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.
  • This school in 2014
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

8%
47%
6%
36%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested. GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data. Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.
  • This school in 2014
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

13%
47%
12%
37%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested. GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data. Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.
  • This school in 2014
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

12%
63%
4%
45%
2%
33%
37%
79%
39%
79%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested. GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data. Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.
  • This school in 2014
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
70%
5%
45%
8%
41%
21%
72%
35%
76%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested. GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data. Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.
  • This school in 2014
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Atlas Preparatory Academy is a private high school in Milwaukee. The principal of Atlas Preparatory Academy is Michelle G. Lukacs, whose e-mail is lukacs.m@atlasprep.net. 860 students attend Atlas Preparatory Academy and are mostly Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at Atlas Preparatory Academy is 13:1. Pulaski High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 6% %
Black, non-Hispanic 31% %
Hispanic 31% %
Asian 26% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Atlas lacks the resources support and willingness to change that would allow its teachers to sufficiently educate it's students. The owner of this school views this facility as a profitable business wasting millions of dollars on her own salary and frivolous unnecessary services that are unseen and of no benefit to the children. This school lacks a gym library music classes special education and sports to name a few. Considering this is a CHOICE school created to benefit underprivileged students using government money this is inexcusable. With more than 75% Hispanic student population more ELL and language opportunities should be provided. Instead ELL students have ONE overworked Spanish teacher and no Spanish speaking administration. Failing students are simply passed along and graduated from year to year despite decisions previously made by their respective teachers. Standards are nonexistent. Ultimately these teachers work for the love of the students & teaching but cannot stay due to lack of support respect benefits and a reasonable wage - resulting in few teachers staying for longer than a year's time. Avoid this school at all costs.

  • (11 months ago)

    Atlas has begun its third year of "Learning through Literacy" focus. All professional development and student learning is embedded with a literacy focus. Taking educators into a space that prepares and supports them to become stronger in student centered learning. This student needs based goal is bringing about good results. As part of the data driven environment Atlas has launched two new programs which support students. The first is ALEX-Atlas Learning express a problem based multiage learning environment providing learning for students scoring at least two years above grade level. Alex is already getting requests for placements for those who test and perform well in the classroom.The second program is Transition learning to provide learning experiences for those who need a more focused approach to building their school related skills. As a parent as a teacher as a community member the students and families are getting a lot of personalized learning for their students.

  • (1 year ago)

    Atlas has potential however the potential is barely being achieved. There are very little resources and little to no support from administration. Teachers are not held accountable neither are parents . Atlas accepts students that have I.E.P.'s and need Special Education speech or the like but they don't have any type of special education programs. Students don't learn how to type the technology is very limited. This school has an incredibly high turn-over rate for teachers....yet no one is asking why. In stead of working on a plan and working to perfect it many things are being tried for a month-year with no accountability and they don't work. Teachers are being taken out of their rooms to copy from a text book in a program called Build Your Own Curriculum...which is a waste of time since it is all written in the text book already. That time would be better spent educating the students. This school lacks resources and an administration that truly holds everyone to high standards. What it does not lack however is the love the teachers have for the students and the heart they have to work in an urban environment.

  • (1 year ago)

    March 23 2014 I have had the pleasure of working as a literacy coach from Wisconsin Educational Innovations at Atlas Prep Russell Campus since the fall of 2012. school The student population is very diverse with a very large range of abilities. I have seen vast improvement in the overall school in the last two years. The staff administrators teachers and other staff have been very friendly encouraging and accepting to any ideas I presented that could help their student population. It has been a pleasure to work with them. I have notice students have become more polite and respectful in the halls and in the classrooms. The majority of the students are friendly and also willing to work on new ideas. The overall management has improved in the last two year. Students do know the expectations and generally follow them. I have also seen more positive reinforcement by teachers to the students and this has helped to create a more positive classroom setting. The teacher I have worked with are in the Social Studies Department and have been wonderful to work with. All are still working on ideas to even improve the situation more Sue Hausmann

  • (1 year ago)

    I sent my student here thinking this school would be the best choice not only for them but for our family. On applying to college I realized my daughter was not prepared for college because she was not given access to certain classes she needs to go to college. By access I mean these were not even offered at this school. They will tell you they do but learning is not taking place at these schools. I feel bad for the teachers who have to work here due to lack of jobs in this area....They are professional babysitters working for a person who does not care about children

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm A Student That Goes To Atlas & This School Easy But It's Lame & Unprofessional. Dogs Can Teach Better Than Them. You Get In Trouble For The Littlest Thing. And They Would Expell You Right Away. It Has No Activities No Field Trips No Sport Events Homecoming Spirit Week. Nothing They Rather Waste Their Money On A Plasma Tv For The Office And Even The Heaters When It's Cold They Don't Turn Them On And When It's Hot We Got No Air Conditionin And We Suffer In Class. By Far The Worst School To Go To.

  • (1 year ago)

    Atlas provides an exceptional k4-k5 program with the most caring and dedicated teachers who go way above what a teacher is expected to do. They have built a community where children feel safe have fun create long-lasting memories and want to stay all the time! Their expectations are high but the way they focus on the positives and any minor achievements allows the students to rise to the high expectations! Teachers spend a lot of time creating fun things for the students to experience and excitement is felt as soon as you walk into the building!

  • (2 years ago)

    Avoid this school at all costs. Do not work here unless all administration has been let go. Admin offers no support to teaching staff and even hires staff with no real background for the classes they teach. Teachers are hired and fired at a whim. Student achievement is poor with nearly 25% of students receiving Title I assistance with a further 10% eligible but choosing not receive assistance. Absenteeism can reach up to 40% on a given day and discipline is never followed through.

  • (2 years ago)

    I previously taught at Atlas Preparatory Academy and would strongly advise against sending your children there. Teacher turnover is incredibly high with very few staff members staying longer than one year. The lack of resources is deplorable there is no standard of accountability for teachers and administrators do NOT support their staff when it comes to dealing with parents and families. With adequate leadership investment in quality teachers standards of any kind for performance and an actual interest in promoting student learning Atlas could have potential. However that's a long list of requests (although none of them are unreasonable) and I don't see things changing there anytime soon. I loved my students and there are some wonderful families who choose to send their children to Atlas but I would highly recommend that they reconsider. It's a disaster.

  • (2 years ago)

    1 out 10 rating says it all. This school is unprofessional to say the least. Students get very few resources and almost no extra help. Very Very low test scores really reflect this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Hi i'm a six grade student here. When my parents first brought me into this school I was so excited to go to this school. But later on it was awlful the food every day has been cooked over 40 min ago. Your timed when you go to the bathroom. And at the high schools there are no libraries.

  • (3 years ago)

    I was lloking for a good school for all three of my kids. Last year seemed to be ok but this year the teachers and rules chaged. This year is the worst experience and when I look up reading and math scores this school is very low. My lil cousin switched to another school and they said she was bellow grade level in everything but atlas said she was above grade level. I don't recomend this school for no child.

  • (4 years ago)

    While the school is slowly starting to acquire resources there are little resources and technology available here. In addition there isn't a curriculum a library sports or after school activities. The school is not organized and there is little administrator support for teachers. The student diversity is nice though.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm very happy of how improve my kids have b een going there

  • (6 years ago)

    I am very disappointed with the lack of control in many class rooms.Safety is a very major concern.

  • (6 years ago)

    Two of my children go here and like it very much. I pulled my children out of a public school hoping they would get a better education and get treated better by the teachers. I made a very good choice.. I am very thankful for the staff at Atlas.

  • (8 years ago)

    Atlas Preparatory Academy offers a great choice program in Milwaukee. Atlas believes that all students are valued equally. Teachers provide a positive and safe learning environment and celebrate cultural diversity within the classroom.

  • (8 years ago)

    this school was recommended to me by an administrator that works there I am very disappointed by the lack of structure and curriculum at the school. They have lots of safety issues and no teacher participation.

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