Rocketship is Eliminating the Achievement Gap in Milwaukee

In January 2016, former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan asserted that Milwaukee’s consistently low test scores were a “national disgrace.” We share his concern. While there are a few bright spots of progress across the city, we need more. Rocketship Southside Community Prep is one of those bright spots. Among more than 60 Milwaukee schools (district and charter) with similar student populations, Rocketship Southside Community Prep ranked #1 on both math and English Language Arts performance on the first year of the state’s new Forward exam.


90% of Rocketeers returned last year.

As a school of choice, the clearest demonstration of our excellence is the number of Rocketeers who choose to come back each year. Every student we serve has a seat at their zoned district school waiting for them. But they choose to come back to Rocketship. We are humbled by this remarkable vote of confidence and work relentlessly to deliver on the promise our families see in our schools every single year. Read about what keeps our Rocketeers coming back year-after-year in our 2015-16 Year in Review.

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