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Al-Arqam Islamic School

Private | K-12 | 341 students

We are best known for IB Diploma Programme.

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $103,100. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $830.

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Posted September 23, 2013

Teachers communicate with parents on a daily basis on Teacheease.com I no longer have to wait until report card time or when there is a learning challenge for example. All grades and assignments are posted online. Also text books & homework is organized on a weekly planner just like college so they learn how to organize themselves. The school does everything possible to better themselves academically by hiring better teachers, expanding size, etc. There is room for improvement but they welcome parent involvement for the betterment of educational standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2011

We made so many changes in our life: changed homes, jobs to come to this school, initially I did not realize all aspects of school & focus only on Islam, which is great! however the biggest problem is the attitude of the teachers! Its unbelievable, Elementary school teachers behave like big bullies! They yell at students, as a result, children get scared & tend to runaway. My daughter commented how her Non Muslim teacher hugs each & every child upon entering & leaving the school, which is the Prophetic way of loving young children. I think school should employ teachers based upon their credentials & evaluation & not based upon the fact that they want a job after coming from overseas, and decide to teach when they cannot find a job in their own careers.It is impossible to make the principal understand this. The children as the result of constant nagging they hear since KG are used to hear nagging when they are older.I saw middle schools girls turning their backs when the VP was talking! Discipline is NOT nagging, its LOVE with rules, that's the way of Islam & our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), BTW the teachers who teach Quran especially Sheikh Rafaat & Br. Bassem are the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2010

Al-Arqam is worth the relocation that I have made for my children. The school doesn't only focus on Islam, but all the other subject required by the state of Califonia. And let's not forget, the first senior graduates of Al-Arqam accepted to UC Berkley, Davis, and a few other great colleges...means that the school is doing something right. Great school, caring enviroment and zero tolerence for the public school attitude. I love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2010

I had put my son in this school after he had been in public school for 3 years, At first I was hesitant after reading the last review on the lady whose son is failing in this school, I have to correct this lady. This school is where we all need to put our children in. My son was in public school for 3 years, he had been bullied, gotten into fights, learned a lot of bad words, starting acting like the kuffar, etc, etc. And I have to say, Islam is really what is going to benefit us all in this world and the hereafter. Public schools don t do this at all, they don t even teach our children anything. And if you don t want your child to focus on TOO Much islam, well hope you find this in public schools, which you aren t, especially in High School. Just see for yourselfs,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2010

One of the worst decisions I have ever made. I regret every minute that my son spent in this school. The environment he was in more secure and safe, but the boys around him were immature. He did learn more about Islam and his culture, but he was failing his classes. He's a smart kid, but if he goes from principals list every semester, to 2 F's in his report card, obviously the school focuses TOO much on Islam and not enough on general education(which is the point of school). Please, parents, don't blindly enroll your kid in this school... Because when he/she goes into the real world, they won't be able to handle it. Now My son is in 8th grade at Holmes Jr. High, and he hasn't gotten a grade any lower than a B+, The teachers need to learn more about motivation...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2010

Our school is a wonderful place. We certainly go through periods of struggle that I would call 'growing pains' since we are a relatively new school and add a new grade level every year. Our students occasionally have to put up with less than perfect conditions in terms of the classroom sizes and a few other things. Overall the school does an great job and has well-developed resources. The thing that can't be beat is the atmosphere of the school..its very friendly and the students and teachers have strong bonds. It is very positive for Muslim youth as it gives them a firm grasp on their cultural identity. Academically the level is very high especially in middle and high school.
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Posted June 10, 2009

Excellent environment, safe, well-behaved students. Teachers treat kids like their own with full respect. Administration work extremely hard to keep school advancing and progressing in the right direction. I am very happy with the school ;).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2009

great school to teach our children about islam.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2009

Al-Arqam is an IB World School. You can't get better than that! Go Torchbearers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2009

al- arqam is such a great school! religous wise it is perfect for muslims! u should totally go there! <3 al arqam!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 31, 2007

the best decision i made is to put my children in al-arqam. excellent teachers. very small class size. very understanding administration and efficient and proffessional board members. we all know each other by name and the children get one on one personal attention from every one. all my children were reading books by the first month in first grade. way to go al arqam. keep up the good work.
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Posted January 18, 2006

I think the school needs to concentrate on the well being education and safety of the students and not so much the money. I dont think that it is a good idea that the school is ran by a (mother/princeple & daughter/vice princeple) The school needs more stucture, and better someone who realy cares about helping the children that realy want to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Two or more races 71% 3%
Black 2% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 52%
White 1% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Colleges most students attend after graduation University of California Berkeley
UC Davis
Mills College
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Foreign languages spoken by school staff Arabic languages
French
German
Spanish
urdu, farsi, vietnamese, pashto
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  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
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  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

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  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • urdu, farsi, vietnamese, pashto

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School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

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Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
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  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Montassar Sahli
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Islamic
Fax number
  • (916) 391-3334

Programs

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
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  • Religious
Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages

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Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • urdu, farsi, vietnamese, pashto
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Remediation
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Drill Team
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Performing arts
  • Drama

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  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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  • Al-Arqam is the only full-time comprehensive Islamic PreKindergarten through 12th Grade school on the west coast and one of only two authorized Islamic IB World Schools in North America.
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of California Berkeley
UC Davis
Mills College
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SAT/ACT prep classes
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6990 65th Street
Sacramento, CA 95823
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Phone: (916) 391-3333

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