They are struggling, no leadership in this school, they put up a smokescreen to make everybody think its a good school, but its not its not safe or clean, no programs for the children where they can advance.
This school is struggling to survive. Academically about the same as an average public school. Discipline problems and lack of effective leadership. No program for advanced learners and only a few clubs.
This is my daughter's first year at this school and I absolutely love it! This school offers many programs that were not available to her at her other public school, including great after-school programs, lots of health initiatives, mandated parental involvement, zero tolerance policy regarding discipline and structure that is hard to find in this area. As both a teacher and parent in a prominent school district, I understand the process of transitioning and know that with changes in administration, there is always unrest initially. However, I truly believe in Mr. Dunn's vision and direction that the school is headed in. I have volunteered numerous times in the classroom already and I've not observed anything that would cause me to feel that my child is in any danger, nor that her education is being compromised at this school. Again, as a teacher in another district, I understand parents' fears regarding instability, but during transitional periods these things happen. I would encourage everyone to give things time to work.
This school is not what it once was. It is too unstable, and now it is dangerous. All of the teachers have left, we had enough.
3rd week of school and I love it already. Not in the best area but the kids come from all over the are. Great Leadership and I love the 3rd grade teachers. I brought my kids over from a top ranking private school and I must say I am impressed.Lots of activities for the kids to choose from.
Excellent School! Exemplary Leadership, Clean, Safe, Academic Rigor, Positive Energy, Effective Instruction, Respectful Students and Staff, and Nurturing Learning Environment. Great place for a K-8 student!
Intown Academy is off to a great start this 2011-2012 school year. The new principal is awesome. She has IB leadership experience and has hired additional staff that is highly qualified. Anyone not familiar with the Intown Academy must visit this school to see all the great things going on. The school currently is K-7 and will be adding 8th grade next year to be a K-8 school choice option.
Intown's first year was uneven. Some parents lost patience with the principal and some teachers, while other parents (like me) saw their kids nurtured and developed. I wanted to see more consistency in its academics, and I wanted to see real leadership from the principal. I didn't see those things, but I did see a small but dedicated group of committed parents who gave a lot of their time and energy to the children. Now, Intown is going into its second year, with a new principal and many new, committed teachers. The school will apply for International Baccalaureate certification, and the new principal has a great deal of IB experience. Some of those committed parents are returning, too. I'm excited at the prospects of this new year, and I'm glad we stuck with Intown.
To much inconsistency with the school. Needed diversity to develop an understanding of the perspectives of children from different backgrounds. There also needs to be a programs for students that are exceeding in their classes with good grades and high scores in order to continue nurturing their hard work.
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