New Life Academy of Excellence is located in Norcross, GA and is one of 81 elementary schools in Gwinnett County School District. It is a charter school that serves 265 students in grades K-3.
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See New Life Academy of Excellence's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, New Life Academy of Excellence had 20 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Georgia average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
WE LOVE NEW LIFE ACADEMY WE HAVE BEEN GIVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE OUR CHILD RECEIVE A PRIVATE SCHOOL TYPE FEELING IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT. ALTHOUGH NEW LIFE ACADEMY IS NOT PERFECT THEY HAVE TRIED VERY WELL TO MAKE CHANGES DESPITE THE CHALLENGES THE SCHOOL FACE WITH TRYING TO PLEASE EVERYONE. I APPLAUD THE ENTIRE ADMINISTRATION, STAFF AND TEACHERS THEY ARE ALL GREAT INDIVIDUALS WHO TAKE THE TIME WITH OUR CHILDREN SO THAT THEY CAN BE SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE AND TO TOP IT OFF THE EDUCATION IS FREE WHO CAN COMPLAIN KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK NEW LIFE!!!
My daughter attended this school from Kindergarten to beginning of 2nd grade. Academically the school is good. Everything else about the school was a lot less desirable, and I finally pulled my daughter out this year.
Teachers are great, but the rest of the staff is pretty difficult to deal with. In first grade they assigned way too much home work. Principal is very pleasant, but has a policy to NOT reply to any parent emails. That's a shame in my opinion. PTA's only goal is to raise money for school.
There is no cafeteria, so you have to pack lunch each day. There is no proper play ground. There is no PE. School has 30 minutes of Karate ONCE a week and that is considered PE. There are no other enrichment activities. Morning pickup and afternoon drop off is a nightmare where rules change frequently without prior notice.
I had lunch with my daughter a lot last year. Teachers walked around the lunch hall with loud speakers yelling at kids and still the kids were rowdy and loud.
Their goal seems to be to get as much kids enrolled as possible, even when they are having a difficult time managing one branch, they just opened a second one. If your only choice is Norcross elementary school or New Life, I would pick New life due to better teachers. Or move out of this area [which is what I am ending up doing].
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About the CRCT
What is it?
The Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) is an annual test used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students are assessed in grades 1 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 3 through 8 in science and social studies.
How is it Scored?
Students are rated at one of three levels: did not meet standards, meets standards, and exceeds standards. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed the state standards.
TestRating 10 out of 10
The Education.com TestRating is a number (1-10) calculated by Education.com that provides an overview of a school’s test performance for a given year, by comparing the school’s state standardized test results to those of other schools in the same state. For Georgia, the TestRating is calculated using a school's 2011 CRCT Results and GHSGT Results for all subjects tested.more...