My children have attended this school for 2 1/2 years. This year has been the most confusing. I stuck it out and gave them time to get it together. I have contacted the school for a year in finding out differents ways to help my daughter whom seems to have a learning disability but was told that I have to wait until she is in 2nd grade to get help for him. I have other children that attend and make all A's. If your child struggles and needs 504 plans or has an underlying learning disability please keep them in public schools. They don't care about those students. It's too much paperwork. My children hate the TV dinner like lunches. I haven't left is because I can drop all my children off at one location or so I thought. It takes almost 40 minutes to drop and pick up my children because I have to get in 3 different lines due their grades. My 5th grader I have to actually go off campus to a shopping center to get him. I wish for parents with multiple children that they will make it easier. This will be there last year. Not to mention the school shooting threats that are being made by the bigger kids. Last year a pistol like Bebe gun was found on campus.
My kids are on their second year and the first year went good. It didnt. So I thought I made a good decision by moving my kids from our public school to this Academy. But now this year it has been nothing but bad news. My kids report cards are horrible. From A's & B's last year to barely passing. The one thing that ticks me off about this school, is no one has a correct answer for any of the issues or concerns of parents. They just give you excuses to everything that happens. Their organization is horrible with as many people they bring in. Every teacher or front desk person I have brought issues to concerning my kids safety and well being just brush me off, with a someone will get with you or we will address the issue. NOTHING ever gets done. They have all the right words to paint a pretty picture. Now going into my second year the staff and teachers are lost. And they are taking the kids with them. I pray that this school can take a moment and look at the bigger picture and stop running in circles. Our kids are suffering. They need to stop trying so hard in looking good and they need to do good for the kids sake. YOU TALK THE TALK, NOW WALK THE WALK.
Very dissatisfied with Niaa! High ratio per class just like public school, administration rude and hard to reach when problems occur, children have no playground but plenty of powerlines to play under, they care more about Niaa reputation rather the child, they will tell you they do not do fundraisers instead require your child to pay a dollar on friday to wear jeans then send your child home with fundraising books at least twice a year and bake sells almost everyday along with snowcones and pizzas sales. Mind you still no playground not even balls or anything to play with. I can say Mr.Worley goes above and beyond to make children excited about school, but its such a shame he has to come out of his own pocket to do so. With all the funding this school is receiving, all I can say is the director should take a closer look at what she is doing because many of us parents have noticed what Niaa really is about behind all the word manipulation. Just as the other parent stated we were notified the night before school started that our children would be moved to a shopping strip. No school is perfect but come on! Could we not even get a week notice.
Thankful for a elementary school that cares about students. It is a growing school that is still developing and adding programs. It has low ratio per class, caring administrators, and great communication with parents.
Very disappointed and disgusted with Newman's leadership and their decision to house elementary students in an uncompleted shopping complex for 2014-2015 school year. I will be very surprised if TEA approved the shopping complex location. There was no prior communication from the school informing parents that students will have to cross major highways to attend classes in a shopping complex. No safety precausions whatsoever, and lack of communication, they left several parents hanging..... with no time to make better choice for their children. As Newman continues to increase the number of students from an average of 15 to 25 per class with no building of its own, it is apparent that the future of the students are not their priorities. High student ratio and higher funding is their top priorities. Pay close attention to their Star text scores in the last two years with no improvements. As a parent, I am very concern about the future of students at Newman International Academy of Alington.
Most of the teachers in this school are not bad. The students are the problem. Some of them seem to just not care about anything. They are rude to the teachers and to other students. I didn't like that school at all since it didn't have many activities to join and the students were rude and unfriendly. Mrs. Hart is really bad since she relies on rumors in judging students. The food is horrible too. I would not get my children in there
Outstanding with a caring and compassionate staff. Not many bells and whistles at the school but that is made up for with the teachers truly inspiring their students.
I am very upset with this school. Been telling them since my child was on a 504 plan, but no one seemed to care. Told them for two years, but when it came time for my child to take the STAAR test, I was called in one week before the test and asked to go over her modifications for the testing. They didn't care about modifications before the test, but they sure did when it came time for the test. They also did not give my child the extra time she was supposed to have for the test and the adminisytrator told her to guess at the answers she did not have time for and she did not pass that part. I am very unhappy with this school. Seems they are not for students that have any type of learning disability. They totally ignored the fact that my child needed extra help, even after I talked to two teachers several time about the situation. I would not recommend this school to anyone. My other children left the school earlier in the school year due to bullying. This is a serious problem at this school too.
This school is amazing!!! The teachers truly care about the students. I love how they incorporate character building and values into their POW WOW meetings.
If you are looking for the perfect school...start your own. But if you are looking for a school that has a caring and well educated staff of teachers and administration, plus strong character building for students and Christian values, Newman is a great place for your child to attend. Parents are welcomed to have an active volunteer role and the students are inspired everyday to go above and beyond. Not a lot of frills at the school but good strong teachers who give life long lessons and don't just teach to the test. Go Warriors!
Have been with this school since the beginning. It is an excellent choice for our student. The staff and teachers are top notch quality and this school is exactly what this city needs as an alternative to regular public school. It continues to grow each year and add more grades and more excellent and exciting opportunities for it's students. So thankful to have this school in our great city of Arlington.
Excellent school. I have never had more caring and welcoming staff. My boys learn so much and they actually look forward to going to school everyday. Love everything about this school!!!!
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