Milwaukee Public Schools’ Whittier School is among just 65 schools across the state honored by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction as a Wisconsin Reward School.
Reward Schools are schools that have both strong academic results and a student body that includes low-income students.
Whittier, which “exceeds expectations” in the tough new state report cards and exceeds state standardized test score averages, is being honored for its academic growth.
“I am very proud of Whittier School,” school leader Peggy Mystrow said. “Our vision statement is, ‘your path to college starts here,’ and the teachers, parents and staff work very hard to ensure that all students succeed.”
The K4-5 school, located on the city’s south side just northwest of General Mitchell International Airport, is an MPS-operated charter school with a neighborhood attendance area.
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