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Most Wisconsin Public Schools Meet or Exceed Expectations

According to the Dept. of Public Instruction, 88% of (1,910) schools met or exceeded expectations in 2012, while three percent (58 schools) failed to meet expectations.

DPI also graded school districts, for a first time. Milwaukee Public Schools was the only district that failed to meet expectations, the lowest rating. Ten other districts were rated a step higher - meets few expectations.

MPS responded to the report by pointing out that more of its schools are meeting or exceeding expectations compared to a year ago.  The district says 34 MPS schools met, exceeded or significantly exceeded expectations, up from 29.

This is the second year of the DPI 'report card.' It's designed to reflect school and district progress toward preparing students for college and a career.

Here are other statistics from MPS:

Significantly Exceeds Expectations - Fernwood Montessori School

Exceeds Expectations -  Academia de Lenguaje y Bellas Artes, Honey Creek Continuous Progress Charter School, Milwaukee German Immersion School, Golda Meir School and Walt Whitman Elementary School

Meets Expectations - Academy of Accelerated Learning, Louisa May Alcott School, Luther Burbank School, A.E. Burdick School, Clement Avenue School, James Fennimore Cooper School, Craig Montessori School, Jeremiah Curtin Leadership Academy, Dover School, Escuela Fratney, Greenfield Bilingual School, Hawley Environmental School, Hmong American Peace Academy, Fairview School, Humboldt Park School, I.D.E.A.L. School, International Peace Academy, Rufus King International School, Lowell Elementary School, Maryland Avenue Montessori School, Milwaukee French Immersion School, Milwaukee Spanish Immersion School, Morgandale School, Parkview Elementary School, Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School, Tippecanoe School for the Arts and Humanities, Escuela Vieau and Whittier Elementary School.

Forty-nine MPS schools failed to meet expectations, down from 60 last year.