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Atlanta, GA
Students enrolled: 362

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1807 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30317

(678) 451-4094
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April 04, 2015
This is our 3rd year at Ivy Prep's YMLA. The first year was pretty bad, but I attribute that to a very bad teacher who had numerous personal issues. By the time it was acknowledged, unfortunately, most of the school year had passed. Since that time, however, his two subsequent teachers were/are simply awesome, and they more than made up for this lapse. I feel that the administration's vision is on point, but the flux associated with a new school has made it tough to execute with consistency. Bottom line-the school is making great strides, the goals are ambitious, the teachers (with the a/m exception) are dedicated, and most importantly my son is happy and learning! However, it's important to note we do our part at home by supporting and supplementing learning. Our kids' education is not solely the responsibility of schools. It's a concerted effort of the parents as well.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2015
I believe the teachers are doing their best to discipline in the same time teach, as It takes a whole village to raise a child, we as the parents have to work together so that our kids can get a chance to be productive.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2014
This is my children's second & last semester at this school. We transferred here after believing all of the hype about this school. After experiencing it first hand, that's all this school is...HYPE!! First and foremost there is no communication with parents regarding academics. All this school seems to care about are the children's uniforms. My children's teachers were changed every year, even the type of class they were in & I was never notified. If my child begins to fall behind, I am not notified. But, if my child isn't wearing his tie, I get a phone call from the assistant principal! And don't bother joining the PTA, all they do is form cliques & gripe. I don't even believe they are even being taught anything at this school! My middle schooler comes home telling me they practiced lining up properly all day or they sat on the rug all day! Seriously?!? This is completely unacceptable! My one star rating was being generous, I would give it a zero if I could! If you are looking for a school that is all about academics, KEEP LOOKING!! But if all you care about are uniform policies and lack of communication, this is the school for you!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2014
I have worked in this school for 3 years and I have witnessed the various changes that have occurred in my tenure. The textbook free model that the school has adopted would work if the school had resources. The Principal is the worst administrator that I have encountered, and if you research staff members who have served with him in his previous schools I'm sure they would agree. The principal cares nothing about the students or the staff members. The school has a host of behavior problems that are rarely or NEVER dealt with. The school will boast that they have had the highest test scores this year compared to previous years, but as a staff member I know at least 30% of those students read well below grade level. The science and the social studies teacher quit in the middle of the year leaving those particular classes with long term substitutes for those content areas, and that has been a continuing trend in the last few years that I have been there. The teachers have quit in the last two years to NOT work for the current principal. I resigned because I firmly believe that leaders determine culture, and that principal has had the worst impact on that school I have ever seen.

- submitted by a teacher
August 21, 2013
This school truly needs an upgrade. The scholars want more opportunities outside of sitting in a classroom and going on field trips that they have to pay for (which means only 10% of the middle school scholars got to go field trips). The teacher morale is low because they do not get the professional development they need, especially when some are not fully certified. Also, parents do not get clear communication about their scholar's progress or what is going on at the school. Now if all of this is happening at the bottom...the problem is at the top. Administration pushes more on the staff than they can handle with a lack of professional development, support, and understanding. Parents need to know what is going on, scholars need to be happy, and teachers need to be believed in. Will this school's charter be renewed?

- submitted by a community member
June 26, 2013
I have been pleased with the school and their progress. My nephew has been challenged with the work in a positive way at Ivy Prep after leaving a private school. If they continue down the current path, they will definitely become a top school in DeKalb County.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2012
This is the school's first year and I am very satisfied. I have a boy in Kindergarten. The K teachers are great, and they use teaching methods suited for boys. The school has an extended day. The doors open at 7:30am, and pickup is staggered between 3:30 and 4:00pm. After hour support is offered to children that need it, as well as Saturday Academy every other weekend. Teachers communicate well with parents. There is a strict uniform policy with professional wear required on Mondays.

- submitted by a parent

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Ivy Preparatory Young Men's Leadership Academy School
1807 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA  30317
(678) 451-4094
Last modified Ivy Preparatory Young Men's Leadership Academy School is a Charter school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ivy Preparatory Young Men's Leadership Academy School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. Top