School Details

New Beginnings Learning Academy

15703 Clyde Avenue, South Holland, IL 60473
(708) 768-5200
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 431 students 20 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

11%
22%
55%
27%
40%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dolton Sd 149 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
38%
60%
44%
38%
59%
49%
53%
81%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dolton Sd 149 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
31%
59%
38%
37%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dolton Sd 149 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

24%
24%
60%
35%
31%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dolton Sd 149 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

New Beginnings Learning Academy is a public middle school in South Holland. The principal of New Beginnings Learning Academy is Mrs. Carolyn Franklin. 431 students attend New Beginnings Learning Academy and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 0% of the New Beginnings Learning Academy students have "limited English proficiency." 80% of the 431 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 88% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at New Beginnings Learning Academy is 20:1. Wentworth Jr High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 96% 97%
Hispanic 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.06%
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 82%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%
Economically disadvantaged 80% 74%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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