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Instilling Excellence in Our Students

When we opened our doors in the fall of 2016, we welcomed 120 6th grade students excited to change their future and create a legacy. Milwaukee Excellence continues to grow one grade level at a time to now 600 6th-11th grade students and will graduate its first class in spring 2023.

With our rigorous curriculum and dedication to our students, we have received a five-star rating from Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction’s report card for three consecutive years. This signifies our school significantly exceeds expectations and is based on multi-year data that includes achievement, growth, target group outcomes and on-track to graduation rates.

In our last report card, the three areas we scored highest were growth, target group outcomes and on track to graduation. To add to our accomplishments, we are also the first school in Wisconsin to be recognized as one of the top 100 Title I schools in America and became a National ESEA Distinguished School in 2019.

Our Goals

Everything we do at Milwaukee Excellence is designed to give you the opportunity to succeed – in your career and in your life. To do that, we set up goals to ensure all students grow at a higher academic rate.


By May of 2022, 100% of students will have a GPA of a 2.5 or higher, 75% of students will have a GPA of a 2.8 or higher and 50% of students have a GPA of 3.3 or higher.


By May of 2023, 100% of students will score a 24 or higher on the ACT.

Mission & Vision

Our Vision

Milwaukee Excellence will be the premier, equitable educational institution providing youth leadership development and enhancing the creative ability of all to make change in our world.

Our Mission

To provide a high-quality education that gives all students choices after graduation that provide financial stability, inspires personal freedom, and build a legacy.

“They keep my student wanting to come back to school every single day with the classwork, activities, and most importantly the relationships they have with the staff.”

Lawanda W.

High School Parent

“The staff communicated with me regularly and hold my child to consistent standards. I also LOVE the forgiving attitude when students experience a moment of crisis. Many teachers have allowed my daughter to start off with a clean slate or provided”

Kourtney B.

Middle School Parent

“It’s challenging work but I am proud to see how much I have grown because of the help and support of my teachers.”

Damian S.

Middle School Student

“They truly care about making sure I am successful. Here they help me with my grades whenever I ask and the teachers care about me.”

Rahmiere J.

High School Student