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Business & Economics Academy of Milwaukee - (BEAM)

Charter | PK-8 | 587 students

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted March 2, 2014

The is great since my son has been at this school his grades and reading level has went up he is on the school volley ball team and they are undetected this year i m glad i choose this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2014

If I could score in the negative I would definitely score a negative ten! The administrative staff at this school is beyond ridiculous! Their actions don't line up with their mission. There follow through is terrible. Their ultimate goal is to collect funding for children without truly helping them educationally. The teachers are just there to collect a check and their actions display just that the attitude of an individual who's non-verbally saying "they don't pay me enough for this". From the ignorant principal to the unprofessional secretarial staff BEAM is by far the WORST I regret ever considering them to educate my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

I think this school is working toward greatness. Like every school, there are some issues but they work through them well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2012

I LOVE BEAM!! I have had children attending this school since 2006. The education that my children are receiving is great. It is sad that someone would create a negative rate the second week of school.....one incident does not make a school! My children are not angels and yes I have had to deal with staff due to negative behaviors. They have been professional and helped me resolve my issue. They also have Music and Home Economics. Enough said! BEAM is the place to be!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2012

This is my daughters first year at beam and it started out horrible the staff is very unprofessional and if they make a mistake you have to suffer the consequences behind it this is her first and last year there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2011

You have to consider the population who this school services before making snap judgments on BEAM. It's not so much the supposed poor quality of the staff that leads to poor ratings (the staff is fantastic, although every school has some who just should not be educators), but the obstacles that the staff has to overcome in connecting with its students. The school is located in inner city Milwaukee and the vast majority of the students at BEAM are inner-city, minority, often poor children, who typically do not have the basic foundations going in to school that other children may have. Unfortunately, these children also may lack educational enrichment or reinforcement of academics at home. This is not to say that the students do not have potential; these are bright, capable children, who, no matter how hard the teachers work, how involved with their students they get, and how much they care, can only do so much without support from the children's families. There is sadly insufficient parental involvement; many parents don't even go to parent-teacher conferences, though this is not only due to indifference but also due to circumstances such as employment and transportation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2010

BEAM has excellent teachers, strong leadership and challenging academic programs. I love coming here to work every day!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 9, 2009

I am a participating parent of BEAM with two students in attendance. I am very excited about the continued progress BEAM is making in academia and other areas of education. I applaud the leadership of Mr. Willie Jude and support him and the direction he is taking our children in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2008

I am the parent of a student at BEAM and I can tell you first hand that the school has come a long way, however it has an even further way to go. The classes are large, some of the staff are very unprofessional and even rude to some extent, and the standards for the students are very low. If
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

As a student at beam I can tell most people that beams expectations are very high for each and every students........Beam is a good choice for a child that is wanting to get educated
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2008

BEAM is a wonderful school for my children. My son has ADHD and is excelling in the warm and caring envirionment of BEAM.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2005

The statistics show that there has been academic success over the past three years. Some of the teachers and administrative staff are very professional,however, overall there is a very low level of professionalism and maturity among the staff. Many of the teachers are not certified. The atmosphere in the school is very negative and lacking the necessary suppport. Class sizes are much too large, 25-30 Students in each class (grades K-5)with virtually no teacher assistants. Students have various levels of ability and their needs cannot be met with a 1:30 teacher/student ratio. In addition, there is very little parent involvement. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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 50% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
32%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
30%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 92% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
40%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
53%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 61% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
34%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
30%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students11%
Female12%
Male11%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English11%
Non-migrant11%

Reading

All Students5%
Female6%
Male4%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English5%
Non-migrant5%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students27%
Female33%
Male22%
Black, not of Hispanic origin27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled28%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English27%
Non-migrant27%

Math

All Students10%
Female7%
Male13%
Black, not of Hispanic origin10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled11%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English10%
Non-migrant10%

Reading

All Students2%
Female0%
Male3%
Black, not of Hispanic origin2%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled2%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English2%
Non-migrant2%

Science

All Students31%
Female30%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic origin31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled28%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%
Non-migrant31%

Social Studies

All Students69%
Female75%
Male66%
Black, not of Hispanic origin69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled68%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students8%
Female12%
Male4%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled10%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English8%
Non-migrant8%

Reading

All Students2%
Female0%
Male4%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled3%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English2%
Non-migrant2%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students17%
Female19%
Male13%
Black, not of Hispanic origin17%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled19%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English17%
Non-migrant17%

Reading

All Students2%
Female3%
Male0%
Black, not of Hispanic origin2%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled3%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English2%
Non-migrant2%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students22%
Female19%
Male23%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled25%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English22%
Non-migrant22%

Reading

All Students6%
Female5%
Male7%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled7%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English6%
Non-migrant6%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students15%
Female16%
Male13%
Black, not of Hispanic origin15%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled17%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English15%
Non-migrant15%

Math

All Students7%
Female6%
Male9%
Black, not of Hispanic origin7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled8%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English7%
Non-migrant7%

Reading

All Students7%
Female9%
Male4%
Black, not of Hispanic origin7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled8%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English7%
Non-migrant7%

Science

All Students27%
Female28%
Male26%
Black, not of Hispanic origin27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled29%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English27%
Non-migrant27%

Social Studies

All Students34%
Female41%
Male26%
Black, not of Hispanic origin34%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled39%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Non-migrant34%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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Academic rating
1 / 10
Climate rating
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This school's GreatSchools Rating is based on academics (90%) and climate (10%). The academic rating measures students' test scores, academic growth and college readiness. The climate rating measures safety, cleanliness, parent involvement and more.

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Reading growth
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*Test scores are based on the 2013 WSAS results from the state of Wisconsin.

**The academic growth rating measures how schools affect student test score improvement over time in reading and math. This data is from 2013 and is provided by the Value-Added Research Center and Milwaukee Public Schools.

Climate ratings

This rating encompasses five elements of school climate: safety and cleanliness, respect and relationships, expectations for students, teacher collaboration and support, and parent involvement. This school's climate ratings are the result of GreatSchools' analysis of teacher survey data from the Spring 2013 School Climate Survey developed by Milwaukee Public Schools. Unfortunately, this school didn't provide enough survey responses to generate a climate rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black, not Hispanic 98% 10%
Hispanic 1% 10%
White, not Hispanic 1% 73%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 4%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 12%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 0%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 0%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 0%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 94%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Clubs
  • Science club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Visual arts
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Barbara Fisher
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Fax number
  • (414) 444-2291

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Visual arts
  • Vocational education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School facilities
  • Computer
  • Parent center
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Boy scouts
  • Girl scouts
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Parent/teacher action committee provides support to the classroom and school through many activities. we are planning a blood drive, holiday market, spaghetti dinner, curriculum nights, field trips etc. throughout this school year which will involve parental support.
More from this school
  • The Business and Economics Academy offers Financial Literacy workshops and Economic Education to the entire BEAM community through day long seminars and short courses. The topics include credit/asset management, banking, and first time home buyership.
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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Rufus King IB High School
Riverside University High School
Messmer High School
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3620 N 18th
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Phone: (414) 615-3915

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