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Published on August 27, 2019
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How do the charter high schools in Milwaukee stack up?

We analyzed newly released data from — including comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to find out how schools in your area are performing and which have made the biggest leaps over the past year.

Carmen High School of Science & Technology's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Milwaukee, rising from a B- to a B, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 1712 S. 32nd St., enrolls 358 students. Niche gave the school mixed grades: B on an A-D scale for academics, A for administration and C- for clubs and activities.

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 37% of Carmen High School of Science & Technology's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 47% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 15% in math and 18% in reading. The school's improved overall rating is notable in that it serves a less-affluent population, with 90% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.

It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. Alliance School of Milwaukee saw its overall rating increase from a C to a C+. The school is located at 850 W. Walnut St. and is a bit smaller, currently serving 200 students.

Niche gave Alliance School of Milwaukee mixed grades: C on an A-D scale for academics, C+ for administration and B- for clubs and activities. The school's latest math proficiency was at 10%, and reading proficiency was 15%.

While some charter high schools in Milwaukee are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Veritas High School, with an overall rating of B-.
  • Tenor High School, with a B- rating overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Milwaukee schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public elementary schools.

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