Students enrolled 577
School leader Isel Taylor

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4718 East Michelson Street
Lakewood, CA 90712

(562) 633-6492
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4 stars
Based on 26 ratings

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April 16, 2014
My son attended the YMCA next door for preschool but now is close. He started kinder at ILC he's teacher was Dr.Robinson best kinder teacher ever she is no longer at ILC but we will never forget her she was so involve with the kids and the parents. We miss you dr.Robinson come back to ILC. (Ok back to the school)is great my son is now in 1st grade and have no complains.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2013
School is fine as to curiculum and teachers doing their best. Principal consistantly makes parents feel as if she is belittleing them and is very condisending. This is ms. Taylor's second year and she still isn't winning very many people over. Being a great principal isn't just hitting numbers but caring about you staff students and parents that are there to do their best.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2013
I have two children currently attending the Intensive Learning Center. Overall, I believe that the ILC is a very good school. Most of the teachers are doing their personal best to balance the INSANE amount of demands that continue to be heaped on to their plates. Though most of their note- worthy programs have been eliminated, the school still tries to provide a fair amount of extra curricular activities for their students. The principal is new and has made quite a few unpopular changes. The school P.T.A. 's commitment to the student body is noteworthy. I feel ALL ILC students have benefitted from the love, dedication, and hard work of their PTA.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2012
ILC is a wonderful school...this review is only about the principle. As a parent I have loved every teacher my son and daughter has gotten...I cannot say the same for the principle. She is tearing this school apart...she does not support her staff and the only time she is willing to do anything is when a parent threatens to go to district so she doesnt look bad. She is all about appearances do not be fooled! I fear for the future of ILC if she continues to be principle...If you have the same concerns that I do please let district know!

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2011
ILC is a great school. My son has been attending ILC since the 3rd grade and is now in the 5th grade. The staff is excellent and so is the PTA. The children really focus on learning and they have lots of Love and Respect for the school and staff. ILC offers many programs and always finds ways to have Fundraisers in order to plan many fun and exciting field trips for the students to enjoy. My son loves his school and I know i made the right choice by enrolling him in this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
The ILC is a great school teachers and parents have high expectations. Their API scores are high (896) considerering all the different socioeconomic levels that attend this school. The demographics of the school are diverse. The campus and classrooms are neat and clean. Uniforms are mandatory which saves parents money in the long run. All teachers are fully credentialed and most teachers have a Master's Degree.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 18, 2010
In response to the parent that states '5, 7, and 9 year olds to begave like little soldiers for 8 hours straight...., I work at a high school, the lack of respect that high school students show their teachers is sad. Maybe if they had been taught some disipline in elementary maybe they'd show respect now. My child attends the I. L, C. and never once have I seen him treated like a soldier, not does he every complain about the disipline at the school.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2010
it's a same that they are cutting hours and teachers when everybody needs more education on difficult times when we have one of the worst economic crisis in the last 50 years.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2010
Excellent school! My son transferred into the third grade at this school from a private school and I can honestly say that it is comparable to the quality of education and discipline they get from a private school. I love that they have all of the extras that regular public schools no longer have...such music programs, technology, and best of all Spanish. The AR reading program is awesome because it encourages kids to spend time reading. My son didn't like reading unless it was absolutely necessary (homework). I now find him picking up books just because and even asks me to buy him certain books that he read as part of the AR program that he enjoyed. The discipline is super strict, but definitely necessary. It teaches children that there are consequences to their actions and misbehaving is not tolerated.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2009
I have two children who attend the ILC. My husband and I first started out really liking this school, but then year after year we kept getting dissapointed. It really depends on the teacher you get. I dont like the fact that there are 33 kids in my sons 4th grade class. When my son left 3rd his text scores were above average. There is no time to stop a child who needs help because there are to many kids in a class. My son this year is really struggling with the 3 hours of homework he receives on a daily basis. He is only in 4th grade and he spends more time on homework than high school kids. The old principal was very rude, the principle this year seems to be on a power trip. For the school to be so diversed they need to think about diversifiying the teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
The I.L.C. is the most wonderful school community there is. All the teachers are great facilitators of learning and care deeply about the students. No other school offers as much as the I.L.C.!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
I love their hours 8 - 4. I love how they work hard to teach our students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
The teachers here go far and beyond their duty to make sure our kids are understanding the subjects. The whole school is very concerned and involved in the kids learning.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2009
ILC is the next best thing to private school. The kids are focused on learning thanks to the uniform policy, and they are challenged with their core subjects as well as taking specialized classes in Spanish, Science (with a real lab), Computer Lab (each kid has a computer). In 4th grade they can focus on a arts (music, vocal or drama).

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 11, 2009
Currently, I have two children attending ILC. I have a third child who will be entering kindergarten in the fall. I am pleased with the school and the quality of the academic program. I have loved my children's teachers. As mentioned by another parent, Mrs. Hart was absolutely phenomenal. I wish she could teach all of my children. In closing, I'm very happy my children are able to receive a high quality rigorous education in a culturally diverse setting.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2009
i.l.c is great school!! and i love Mrs. Chupp i wish i want to send my little one to Mr.s Chupp's class. ^.^ One thing i really uncomfortable w/ office staffs. they only kind w/ who speak english very well. if someone like me, during the conversation when i lost the word or hard to express my opion (but try very hard) they so rude and sigh in fornt of my face. the school and teachers are awesome i can tell you that!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2009
i.l.c is great school!! and i love Mrs. Chupp i wish i want to send my little one to Mr.s Chupp's class. ^.^ One thing i really uncomfortable w/ office staffs. they only kind w/ who speak english very well. if someone like me, during the conversation when i lost the word or hard to express my opion (but try very hard) they so rude and sigh in fornt of my face. the school and teachers are awesome i can tell you that!!

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2009
i.l.c is a great school they give more time to help your future and life.

- submitted by a student
January 16, 2009
We left a private school because we heard about Mrs. Hart's class. She made education something pleasurable, instead of a dreadful ordeal by letting our son spread his wings and showed him the best way to fly.Our son Matthew Ignacio will graduate this summer from Cerritos College at age 14. We owe his success to Mrs. Hart. She deserves to be honored in Who s Who Among America s Teachers

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2008
Excellent school that stresses learning for the sake of learning and not for getting high Standardized Test scores. one son is going into 5th grade and the other son is going into 1st. PE, music, Spanish, science and reading are the extras covered at this school. They also go on 2-3 field trips every year. Greta school!

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2008
I went to this school for 7 years and there was never a moment when I was unhappy with it. This is a great school for smart kids, but if you have a child who struggles with learning they might have a hard time at this school. We have an AR program for reading and specialist where kids get to learn Spanish, Technology, PE and Science. I was very proud to go to this school, which has the highest attendance rate in the district, and the most diverse ethnic backgrounds. It has a very safe environment and a lot of great teachers. We also have uniform, which isn't very strict, and a lot of fun extra-curricular activities.

- submitted by a student
no rating June 12, 2008
My sons attend this school. It's been a great school in academics. I had my sons in private school but I was not happy until I found this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2008
Excellent School! Outstanding academic and reading program. The Administration staff and Principal are great, always on top of things and good communication with parents. Mrs. Rafferty is very responsive to phone calls, questions, etc. Having specialists for different subjects is extremely important and helpful. My husband and I feel very fortunate to have our two boys attend ILC. Parents, Sandra & Robert Camberos.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 27, 2008
As a parent of a kindergarten student, I am pleased with the various programs offered at ILC, specially all the musical programs the children have in kindergarten. I think these are the 'extra' things that makes the school unique and different from other schools. I was very happy when my son was accepted to get into this school. Being a teacher myself, I see the importance of having the variety at programs offered at ILC, which few schools offer. I believe that the test scores themselves speak as to what kind of school ILC is. The school's morale is also seen when you walk on campus. All children are in school uniform, giving an impression of unity. I was very impressed when my son received the monthly award. The whole ceremony ran smoothly.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2006
Outstanding school-Better than private school. Highly-motivated students from economically and ethnically diverse backgrounds from families who asupport learning

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2006
They have an excellent academic program. They focus on developing good readers with the Accelerated Reading program. They offer specialist in PE, Science, Computer Science,and Spanish. The PTA is very strong at this school and many parents are directly involved with the programs offered for fun and education development. Homework is stressed at this school too.

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April 14, 2006
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February 06, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2005
The academic program is rigorous and stems from high expectations and the belief that all students will succeed. The AR Reading proggram is especially excellent becauseit allows children to go at their own pace. The parent and family involvement is exemplary and the PTA donates amazing gifts to the students and the teachers. Each grade level has two-three field trips a year and they are geared towards whatever is being studied at the time. The school includes instruction in P.E., Science, Computers and Spannish as well as a very elite instrumental and choral program. The school has many programs regarding the arts. My child will be culminating from this school after 7 years and I couldnt be happier with his foundation of education.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2005
intensive learning center, one of the best public elementary schools from k-6 in the area. especially if your child excels in school and gets into mrs. sue hart's class she teaches combined grade 5 & 6 classes. some call it 'pilot' class. the creme de la creme of grades 5 & 6. if you get into her class you're good as 'made'. she is actually the school's gem. but not to forget other teachers-some are masteral degree holders. i always check teachers background & qualifications. as a parent you should check this - it is important because your child spends a great deal of time with the teacher. and they imbibe and absorb teacher's way and habits that they spend time with.great school! i recommend this school if you live around bellflower, lakewood, north long beach.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2005
Ilc is a great school! the teachers are on the same page and for the most part are pretty involved in you and your child learning. The days are long, but well worth it! We really enjoy our children attending ilc.

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May 23, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2004
Excellent school.Very high standards.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2004
This is a good school for some children. But it is to Military. Just because they are in uniforms doesnt mean they should be treated like they are in the military. It was very disapointing to me that not a day went by without me leaving the school and hearing a teacher some what yell at her/his class. Quote 'how dare you all talk when your not suppose to'. Yes true they should respect their teacher. But kids need to be kids not little soilders. One great thing about this school is how they meet every morning to sing, accounments and celebrate everyones birthdays. Overall I would have to say my husband and I were very disapointed with this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2004
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Intensive Learning Center
4718 East Michelson Street, Lakewood, CA  90712
(562) 633-6492
Last modified Intensive Learning Center is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Intensive Learning Center Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top