School Details

IDEAL School

1420 W. Goldcrest Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53221
(414) 267-1600
6

(out of 10)

Charter Grades PK-8 260 students 19 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

21%
23%
49%
0%
15%
34%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Milwaukee School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
53%
75%
35%
26%
51%
12%
16%
36%
59%
50%
75%
83%
78%
91%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Milwaukee School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
22%
50%
25%
13%
33%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Milwaukee School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
18%
47%
19%
15%
36%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Milwaukee School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
19%
47%
26%
15%
37%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Milwaukee School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
36%
63%
22%
17%
45%
26%
14%
33%
71%
50%
79%
77%
53%
79%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Milwaukee School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

IDEAL School is a charter middle school in Milwaukee. The principal of IDEAL School is Jennifer Carter, who can be contacted at carterjj@milwaukee.k12.wi.us. 260 children attend IDEAL School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. 8% of the IDEAL School students have "limited English proficiency." 71% of the 260 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at IDEAL School is 19:1. Cooper School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Video film production

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% %
Asian 5% %
Hispanic 43% %
White, non-Hispanic 40% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 77%
Limited English proficiency 8% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am very happy with this school. My daughter has really thrived here academically. It is a small school she wishes there were more students but I have seen such great growth from her. It's been wonderful to see her transformation.

  • (1 year ago)

    IDEAL school is really great!!. The teachers are excellent and so is the support staff. The facilities are also good. The multi age classrooms really help the children in helping them reach better potential. My daughter is really having a good time and I see her learning a lot even though it is just the K4 class. We may need to move her to the neighbouring city that we live in since we are both working parents time is critical but we shall definitely give it serious consideration to her staying there for more years. Kudos to the staff and teachers....you guys are doing an amazing job!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Definitely not a comfortable atmosphere for a learning environment. There is constant yelling and bullying from the staff. Constant chaos in the halls and classrooms and a very unprofessional staff. My son has been marked as a bad student and therefore never receives positive reinforcement. Will not return next year for his self esteem is gone.

  • (1 year ago)

    I.D.E.A.L School. I like the school to being with but after that not so much one mistake your child makes it will follow him/her through the rest of his/her time their. They could be doing their best and trying and the staff with rip them apart. It could be the child next to them or three children down and your child is the bad one and she/he will be torn down. Their self image and self esteem will be destroyed. They will be basically bullied by the staff that is suppose to make them people of our future. My daughter has nothing anymore she don't look at herself like she use to. A beautiful talented raising star is loosing her shine. Am trying to recover her but my heart breaks to see her this way.

  • (2 years ago)

    I love Ideal school the teachers are very caring I love the way the class rooms are set up. Everybody takes a special intrest in your children and everybody knows everybody from the children to the teachers to the parents. my children have been going here since k4 now there in the 3rd grade I'm hoping they'll continue to go here till the 8th grade.

  • (5 years ago)

    they work with me on how to reach my children with school work and disciplinary actions that will help them learn responsibility. They know each childs name and knows who the parents are. They greet and make you feel part of your child(ren) learning. They offer so many ways for you to be part of the activities of what goes on to help out the school and children. I feel the close open relationship that they try to have with the parents is very forthcoming and nobale. My boys have been in a christian school and we had problems and they weren't willing to work with me. I'm very pleased and happy that my children are there and the way they run the classes mixed the way they do I find extremely worthwhile. I applaud all who work there and all they do. It's nice to know teachers care still and these wonderful people have shown me that.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think IDEAL is a great school they really take the time to insure a great education for all students no matter what skill level they are at.

  • (5 years ago)

    IDEAL lets me have a voice as a parent and I am able to communicate easily with the teachers even if only by a note. The hard work and dedication of all really shows.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the multi-age classrooms that allow my son to work at his own level in various subjects the passionate teachers and the diverse community.

  • (5 years ago)

    IDEAL teaches all children to read and think no matter what abilities they enter with! The teachers are amazing!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Our son has been attending IDEAL since it's opening. A more dedicated team of teachers I have never seen. The unique governance structure involving teachers parents and students ensures everyone has a voice in how things are run. Our son exceels and I am convinced it is due to IDEAL's individualized approach to learning making sure everyone succeeds!

  • (8 years ago)

    My children have been coming to this school since K-4. My oldest is completing 2nd grade this school year he has been there for 4 school years. The teachers give 200% of their effort and time. They are dedicated to educating the students and teaching them to always show respect. There are family activities to take part in and enjoy time with other parents and teachers. The school is growing in many respects. Good job on all your hard work! Thank you for all you do!

  • (8 years ago)

    I.D.E.A.L. is a wonderful school. My daughter has been going there since 4th grade and is now in 8th grade. I am so happy that I moved her from Cooper Elementary two blocks over. The kids get to stay with the same teachers for years on end so the teacher gets to know them really well inside and out. Also the classrooms have combined grades so the kids are taught based on their skill level not just their grade level. I'm sorry to see my daughter leave this school but I do think that for high school she needs to spread her wings and fly a little bit. It will probably be a shock leaving I.D.E.A.L. after all these years but she will always have fond memories of her years there and of the teachers she has grown so fond of.

  • (10 years ago)

    My sons are attending this school and I am glad they are. Yes this school is behind but you have to realize it is a brand new school.The school is only 3 years old and it takes a school aleast 5 years to show progress.It took some great parents and teachers to come up with a new ideal to teach the children a concept that they believe in and will work for all children. It will take time for them to get the plan in motion. My son's teachers are caring and supported about their education and they keep in touch with me. Some teachers in other schools do not take the time to contact you. As a parent I do my best to support the school.So give this school a chance to approve.With the school and myself working together my son's are doing excellent in their skills.

  • (10 years ago)

    if you want your child to fail then this is the school to send them too. i put my daughter in here in k5 and they never taught her to read. or math or anything for that matter. when i transfered her in second grade she had to be put back to first at her new school and she never even was at that grade level. so her new school tested her to see if she had a learning disabilit which she does not. later it was learned the school just isnt very good at teaching children. so my daughter only learned there at k5 level never higher. please think twice about enrolling your child. my son who was in fifth grade when he left was only in fourth grade level at his new school. they are very far behind.

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