4200 N. 51st Blvd
Milwaukee, WI  53216

2017 / 2018 STAFF ROSTER

  • ​Principal: Mrs. Bennie Hickman
  • ​CFO: Leessa Derrick
  • Teachers
    • ​​Shana Jefferson
    • ​Marjorie Wilson
    • Janet Janowski
    • Natasha Simmons
    • Latoya Parr
    • ​Davonte Cunningham
    • ​Phil Watters
    • Lydia Crape
    • Tromain Collier
    • ​Lakesha Chappell
  • ​​Educational Assistance
    • ​Ciera Brown
  • Support Staff
    • ​​Facilities Director: Lee Hickman
    • Systems Director: Rodney Hickman
    • ​Food Program Manager: Sharlisa Holloway
    • ​IT: N. Oritz
    • School Secretary: Nicole Johnson
    • ​Clerical Assistant: Lisa Bullocks
  • Kitchen
    • ​Donna Morrow
    • Laszlo Taylor
    • Yolanda Taylor
  • Maintenance
    • ​Drew Cotton

RTI stands for Response To Intervention. RTI is based on:

1-Improved Teacher Training

2-Proper Screening & Monitoring of Students

3-Excellent Data Reporting, Management and Implementations to student results and issues, both academic and behavioral.

Response To Intervention, provides a multi-tiered approach to achieve and maintain student success, by combining the management of student academic needs, behavioral issues, with continuous teacher training, to address the goal of preparing students for college readiness or real world work situations, at an early age.

Hickman Academy is proud to have Catapult as our 2017/2018 Title I Vendor

What is Title I?

Title I is a federally funded program that provides assistance to schoools to help students who are academically disadvantaged and at risk of being or falling behind their peers.

RTI Curriculum


Students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities at Hickman Academy, including:

SDC sponsored Basketball League


Spelling Bee

Numerous Field Trips

High School & College Tours

Reading Programs

Christmas Program

Black History Month Program

Science Fair

Spring Program

Graduation for Kindergarten, 5th & 8th grades


Please see our calendar page for a full list of activities or contact our office at 414-578-1788 


 The primary purpose of Hickman Academy Preparatory School, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization founded in 1995, is to be the Preferred Educational Resource for K - 8 education to Milwaukee families under the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program.

Our Mission:

Hickman Academy Preparatory School is constantly recognized as a Preferred Educational Resource in the community. By empathetically listening to the needs of our families, students, employees and community and by aligning to outstanding resources, we are able to respond to the stakeholders by designing, developing and implementing measurable educational products, services and an environment that is conducive to allowing our stakeholders to flourish physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally and spiritually.

Our Vision:

Hickman Academy Preparatory School is a high quality, dynamic, networked educational resource in the community. We focus on current and emerging needs of our students, families, employees and community by providing a reliable responsive environment and innovative programs and services. This evokes the creative energy of our stakeholders, allowing them to pursue their goal of becoming productive and valued citizens.

How We DO it:

  • Continuously Improving
  • Policies & Procedures supporting stakeholder needs
  • Implementing Best Practices for Teaching, Learning & Student Achievement
  • Utilizing high-quality Resources & Reliable Assessments
  • Encouraging Meaningful Parental Involvement
  • Collaborating with Community Agencies to enhance offering to families
  • Providing useful PDs tied to Student Achievement & Teacher Effectiveness
  • Motivating Staff through a positive recognition culture
  • Maintaining a safe and conducive environment for learning
  • Analyzing Data to drive change
  • Listening to all of our stakeholders
  • Keeping Communication Channels open


Hickman Academy Preparatory School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or any other basis prohibited by Wisconsin state and/or federal non-discrimination laws for admissions, hiring or any other organizational function.

Hickman's Academy Preparatory School Inc. (HAP) provides educational services for K4 through Grade 8. HAP is one of Milwaukee’s private school's that operate as a “Choice School” under the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP). HAP is a not-for-profit corporation that was founded & established by Bennie & Lee Hickman in 1997. It has grown steadily over the years and today has an enrollment of approximately 300 students. HAP renewed its accreditation through AdvancED in 2017.  

K-8 Education in Milwaukee