St. Marcus Lutheran School is in the Harambee neighborhood in Milwaukee and it serves approximately 700 students in K4 through 8th grade at its Main Campus on Palmer Street, and 220 students in K3 through 3rd grade at its North Campus on Richards Street. Its third campus on 1st and Burleigh St. will open in Fall 2021 and will serve approximately 200 students in grades K4 through 2nd. That campus will eventually expand to serve more than 600 students through 8th grade.
Primary Focus: K-8, community engagement, wrap-around services, expansion
Lutheran Affiliation: WELS
Operating Budget: $9232323
Programs: St. Marcus has been providing "whole child" support to its students and their families for many years. It has already seen the significant impact that adult continuing education classes and a dedicated "Life Coach" resource for parents and guardians can have on students and their academic performance. Funding this program will provide more opportunities for positive impact, as St. Marcus already has baseline outcomes that show success. A recent Siebert grant supports St. Marcus' ability to reach more families and positively impact the academic success and long-term prosperity of its students.
Who is Served: St. Marcus serves children ranging from three to fourteen years old (grades K3-8). Approximately 95% of students are African-American and 80% of St. Marcus students come from low-income families. The majority of scholars live in Milwaukee’s central city, spanning nearly 30 zip codes. Nearly 10% of its population includes students with special education needs.
Location: 2215 N. Palmer Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212
Website Address: https://www.stmarcus.org