"We are best known for business & economics focus."
Students enrolled 721
Hours 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
School leader Barbara Fisher
Transportation options no info
District Milwaukee School District
Preschool capacity no info
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3620 N 18th
Milwaukee, WI 53208

(414) 615-3915
(414) 444-2291
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3 stars
Based on 13 ratings

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March 02, 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
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
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
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
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
February 07, 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
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
December 09, 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.

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August 25, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating 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
no rating 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

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February 06, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating February 01, 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
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 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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Business & Economics Academy of Milwaukee - (BEAM)
3620 N 18th, Milwaukee, WI  53208
(414) 615-3915
Last modified Business & Economics Academy of Milwaukee - (BEAM) is a Charter school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Business & Economics Academy of Milwaukee - (BEAM) Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 16 reviews.