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Posted September 26, 2013

I have a 4th and 6th grader and they have been attending since kindergarten and 1st grade. I have never know a school that only has only female teachers and principal/vice but they are and have been well chosen for NBLA. They truly care about each student and is will to above and beyond to help your child reach their goal in Learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2010

At one point, I had four children attending this school. One for one school year, and three for three school years. I loved this school. The faculty was very helpful in every way possible. One of my children is a special needs student and NBLA did EVERYTHING they could to make his school experience great. I am so thankful to the principal for her involvement, the social worker for her support, and the teachers for all their patience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

I sent my kid there for 5th and 6th grade. Good results from teachers and principal when needed. Better than the other elementary schools in this district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2010

My son is a 1st grader & though we've only had 2 years' experience w/NB, they have been great! The faculty & staff are caring, personably & professional. The facility is clean, modern & safe. They're strong in parent participation & student recognition. I especially like how the menu's & celebrations are neutralized for students of all faiths to have more options. Not concerned about limited activities, keep up the academics to raise test scores. My son is there for an education, he can have activities on our time :-). V.I.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2009

I absolutely love NBLA! I have a 1st grader and she learns so much on a daily basis. She gets her homework packets on monday and they are to be returned on friday(which gives both parent and child the time to work on it at their own pace) for grading. NBLA is prominent with their teaching and guidance and i wouldnt pick any other school to care for and teach my daughter for the 6 hours she's there monday-friday.
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Posted February 6, 2009

I am an involved parent that has a child soon to be two children attending NBLA and I am satisfied with NBLA. I feel that my child is in a safe environment, the teachers are informative and welcome parents participation/involvement. I think they should create extracurricular activites.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

I have two children at New Beginnings Learning Academy, and I think that the school is great! The staff really does a good job with the kids> The earlier comment says that the school is not making AYP, but the school did make AYP in both reading and math. My kids will stay there as long as they can. I am very pleased with everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2008

New Beginnings is fantastic. I go there every day to pick up my grandchildren. The school is clean and has great security. Teachers and staff are highly competent and persistent; assignments are designed to keep students motivated. No matter what they do; every child is treated with dignity and respect. Finally, I must say that my grandchildren have made great improvement since they started at New Beginnings.


Posted August 20, 2008

My child attended kindergarten in this school last year. His teacher was excellent and the staff was very nice. The problem is the school is not meeting the yearly progress with the state testing and they have no extracurricular activities. I appreciate the kindness the staff have but, thatis not preparing my child for the future. This will be his last year there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2008

I have a kindergarten student and a sixth grader in this school. The faculty and staff are great. The staff in the office are always helpful and the teachers are great with the kids. If I leave a message for the teacher or have a questions they've always returne my call in sufficient amount of time to addresss any concerns. They really care about the students here. My only complaint would be they do not offer any after school program or extra curriculm activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
46%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students11%
Female13%
Male10%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income11%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students27%
Female42%
Male15%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income27%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students39%
Female30%
Male44%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income39%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female48%
Male41%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income44%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students49%
Female52%
Male47%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income49%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students32%
Female34%
Male29%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income32%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female38%
Male39%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income38%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students24%
Female21%
Male27%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income24%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female35%
Male34%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income35%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value table growth scores from the state of Illinois.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 95% 18%
Hispanic 3% 24%
White 1% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs. Carolyn Franklin

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