Location: Milwaukee , WI
Organization Name: St. Marcus Lutheran School
St. Marcus School was founded in 1872 and has remained an anchor in an ever-changing neighborhood, one mile north of downtown, Milwaukee in Wisconsin. The school joined the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program in 1998, and began to grow beyond its capacity. The school’s driven leadership propelled a vision to create one of the best Christian urban schools in America by combining the power of the Gospel with a rigorous, no excuses philosophy of education.
St. Marcus currently serves over 900 students in K3-8th grades between two campuses (Main and North) located a mere four blocks apart. Over the past decade, St. Marcus has more than doubled its campus size and enrollment. This growth can be attributed to parents demanding a high-quality education for their children. 96% of students are enrolled in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) and perform among the very highest levels in the City of Milwaukee. Through the MPCP, regardless of income, Milwaukee parents have the unique privilege of choosing the best school for their children. State funding (vouchers) are provided for those families that qualify for the “Choice” program, allowing families to send their child to a private school.
The growth potential for St. Marcus is unlimited because currently the need exceeds the schools ability to serve, which is evidenced by the continuous waiting lists for enrollment.
Through expansion, partnership and collaboration, St. Marcus is boldly committed to pursuing opportunities to serve as a catalyst for school reform and community-wide transformation. Working to ensure that every family has access to high-quality education in the city of Milwaukee.
96% average daily attendance rate
87% student return rate
90% high school graduation rate (In 2015, the high school graduation rate for black students in Milwaukee was 55%)
To learn more about St. Marcus Lutheran School, visit: www.stmarcus.org/school.
Amy Madson Endowment Fund – The purpose of this fund is to benefit St. Marcus Lutheran School, its families and students, as it disciples children for Christ, now and for eternity, and trains them for excellence in their roles in their family, church, community and country.
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