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Lisa Academy North Elementary

Charter | K-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 5 ratings
2012:
Based on 9 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted July 29, 2014

I am a student at this school I hate it so much the teachers treat me badly the dean is just awful and the kids is horrible this school makes me so mad I was at school crying because my parents made me go to the school then I was gone run away so I didn't have to go to tr school everyone in my class was crying talking about they didn't wanna go there and I tried to be strong for them but I couldn't now my parents are making me go there again I hate this school ughhh please don't put your kid in this school it's a bad idea


Posted January 14, 2014

This is our 4th year. We continue to be dedicated to our child's academic success and we are met by her teachers. They have been kind, generous, encouraging, and strict. Each of these traits serve the children and enable them to reach closer to their potential. We have had several social/instructional opportunities for the parents to learn how to help our children learn. I see the same parents and kids at each event. While the school has challenges (what group of more th)an 2 doesn't), it is not safety, nor is it lack of talented, caring, dedicated teachers. I would recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2013

This school has been amazing for my son. His behavior, grades, and attitude have all had unbelievable positive changes. I think had he stayed in the public school system he would just be an average C student. At Lisa, the teachers work with him and help him to reach his full potential. His grades have went from almost straight C's to almost straight A's. The teachers communicate with the parents on a regular basis, and its definitely more personalized than the public school system. I am very happy with Lisa and feel it has had a positive effect on my child. This school has MANY opportunities for parent involvement. I can not think of anything bad to say about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

My husband and I felt privileged that our daughter was accepted into this school. So far the curriculum has been great however the appearance of the school on the outside looks awful. There is trash laying on the ground everywhere which gives the impression that it's ok to just throw your trash on the ground. The outside of the school should be represented better than that since it is what gives a person the first impression of the kids environment. Not to mention the example it sets. Hopefully things will improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

My children are in 5th and 4th grade at LISA Academy North. They have both attended since kindergarten. This school is a safe, caring, family-oriented environment. It is academically challenging. LISA also has grades through the 12th. These older kids are the nicest, best group of young men and women you could ever desire to be around your younger children. I have never felt unsafe or uncomfortable there. And neither have my kids. The teachers and staff are professional, accommodating, and friendly. They also mean business when it comes down to learning. I am so grateful that this is where my children get to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2013

I think this school is a perfect example for labeling and disfunctional. They take all the children and classify them after their first year. They classify them as smart or not. They focus on the A class and leave the others to learn for theirself. The school is staffed with new, unexperienced teachers,and not organized at all. They focus on "certain children" and the others are labeled as issues. The secretaries are so not professional and the administration is stretched to thin. It has the look of a private school and the atmosphere of a public. I very immature school and is falling by the pieces.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2013

Lisa is a great school. Wonderful teachers and successful students. Thanks for everything they did for our kids. Go jaguars
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2012

My daughter and son both attend this school. They love their teachers and enjoy going to school. I volunteer approx 3 hours a week at the school and am impressed with the dedication of the staff and discipline of the students. From what I have noticed, any incident that can be considered as bullying are taken care of promptly. I plan on letting both of my children finish high school at LISA North.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2012

Lisa Academy North is a great school. I first didn't want to attend but after the first day, I loved it! Lisa has a great academic and leadership program. The teachers are loving and care for the students.


Posted December 15, 2012

I have taught in the public schools for over 25 years and am now a teacher at Lisa Academy North. I feel so fortunate to teach at a school where the children come to school ready and eager to learn, the teachers and administrators are supportive, professional, and caring, and the parents are actively involved and committed to their children's overall educational success. We all know we're at a first-class school where the children come first. Check us out!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 14, 2012

LISA Academy is a very academically challenging and rigorous school. Students learn and achieve at the very highest of their potential. Teachers are very caring and express concern for all students in the school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 13, 2012

As a student at LISA Academy- North, I can truly say that I have had a wonderful experience at LISA. I am President of the National Honor Society as well as a participant in National History Day. As the President and a member of the National Honor Society, I have had a life changing and learning experience by getting out and helping others in my community. LISA Academy- North has also been great with reaching out to the community and helping others! This past school year I went to the National History Day- National Competition in Washington D.C. and I received great support from my school in helping me to get there. The teachers at LISA Academy are also extraordinary! Our teachers are always willing to offer up their time to help a student during club and aftercare time. LISA Academy offfers many different programs that are very beneficial to their students. LISA Academy- North is a wonderful school and I am so fortunate to have spent my middle and high school years here!


Posted August 3, 2012

This school is not for the lazy or undisciplined parent and child. My daughter is entering the 3rd grade and recently tested in the top 6% of the Nation for kids her age in an independent study. Thank you LISA!You get out what you put in to the education from Lisa. Parent participation is great at thsi school. The staff is a pleasure to work with and very attentive to my daughters personal and educational needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2012

As a public school teacher I know what I need for my children academically. Honestly, it was not public school. LISA was a great blessing for us. Yes, it is a tough curriculum, but I love that. The teachers have been fantastic and I love all of the clubs and programs offered. More opportunities might be available w public school, but for our children, we would not trade LISA for anything!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2012

My son went here in Kindergarten and I could not wait until the day that I could get him out of there. I disliked everything about this school and it was obvious my son was unhappy. My son's teacher did not communicate well, they made all kinds of grading mistakes and I just felt the environment was more of a bootcamp than a school. I noticed my son got a zero on an assignment about 2 months after the fact and when I questioned his teacher she said "Oh he didn't understand so I moved on". I never got any notes or an email about anything happening and don't even get me started on how unorganized they are. Thankfully I got my son into a great public school and I can see how much more progress he is making and how much happier he is. He LOVES going to school now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2012

There is a major lack of discipline in this school. The teachers have no idea how to handle children and do nothing to enforce good behavior. My son entered kindergarten as a well behaved child and 3 semesters in is a totally different child that constantly gets in trouble (at school...not at home). Every day he is getting hit (and of course hitting back) and they are doing nothing to stop the behavior. It is just left up to us to punish him when he gets home. I know he is not happy there because it is so different than being at home in a structured environment where he knows he is expected to behave and follow our rules. We are taking him out for this last 9 weeks and re enrolling him in the public school where he attended pre-k. The public school does not test as high, but all of the children are so well behaved and the teachers know how to run a classroom! He was so excited to return to Terry Elementary and he does not even want to finish the school year at Lisa Academy. He has learned a lot, but obviously craves a more structured environment. And there is way too much pressure put on grades for a kindergartener!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2011

We wanted to try this school for our daughter since it has a smaller school setting. Everything seems great so far. Our daughter loves to go to LISA every morning. Administration has open door policy which I never had experienced with public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2010

After three years in this school, we continue to be impressed with the extraordinary teachers and educational programs. Compared to other public and private schools, LISA Academy incorporates multi-subject projects into the curriculum such as science fair, national history day competition, and others. Clubs such as robotics, math counts, and quiz bowl allow students to further develop academic skills in a team setting outside the classroom. But the biggest difference in this school is the learning culture - It's wonderful to see this school celebrate the success of the chess team - the skills of all students are recognized. Don't get me wrong - my kid's no geek - he plays basketball and other sports. It's just nice to see a school do what a school is suppose to do - get our kids ready for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2010

My son loves this school the teachers and staff are the best! I like being able to email the staff instead of leaving a message and waiting for a call. The variety of after school clubs are really a plus too bad the other public schools do not have this program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

This is an outstanding school. The teachers and administrators are some of the best I have seen. It is a much more respectful environment then I have seen in schools. The cultural diversity is wonderful and the after school activities are a huge plus. My kids love going to school here!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 79% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 85% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 84% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
48%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 64%
Black 32% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 1%
Hispanic 5% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/A61%
Female 53%N/A49%
Male 47%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5410 Landers Rd
Sherwood, AR 72117
Phone: (501) 945-2727

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