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St. Marcus Lutheran School

Milwaukee, Wis.

With a vision to be the best urban, Christian school in America and to transform the city of Milwaukee through the power of the Gospel, St. Marcus Lutheran School seeks to transform the lives of students by providing them with access to an exceptional education and strong character so that they can lead successful lives and have a positive impact in their community. The school, which has a record of student performance that is at the top of all high poverty schools serving African American students in Milwaukee, partners with the church, community partners, and school parents to defy the current educational and economic outcomes for black families in Milwaukee. St. Marcus is committed to having radical expectations to promote all students’ academic success, using a rigorous curriculum, intensive data-driven instructional coaching, and working to retain strong teacher leaders. It also has a school culture deeply focused on its core values of Christ First, Sacrificial Love, Biblical Discipleship and Radical Expectations. St. Marcus launched its new Harambee campus in fall 2021.