My family loves this school! The staff, principal, and parents are very involved in trying to make the learning experience a positive one. We are very proud of the fact that ICS has been recognized by the State of Illinois for Academic Excellence in 2011 and 2012. There are multiple activities for students to pursue and the staff gives freely of their time to support these activities. The students are involved in their community, with fundraisers in support of Children with Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis , Juvenile Diabetes and food/clothing drives for the Des Plaines Food Pantry and area shelters. No school is perfect, but we feel this one comes very close to the mark
This is a very poor school. The school is extremely unorganized and very poor at communicating effectively and accurately. The staff can be difficult to get a hold of, and often don't respond to messages left for them. The curriculum is seriously lacking. There is a lot of wasted time on busy work, there are no consequences when a student falls behind, and no effort to help them catch up or keep on task. I routinely see my children working on assignments that are well below grade level. Both of my students have reported being bullies at this school as well, despite it priding itself on it's bully prevention system. I would never again choose to send my children here.
ICS is a great school--the teachers, staff, and principal have created a safe and supportive learning environment. The Warrior Ways principle promotes safe, respectful, and responsible behaviour (students can receive "Warrior Way" notes from any teacher if they are seen following these 3 principles). I also love that it's a K-8 school which offers numerous opportunities for students from all grades to interact...the "big" kids don't seem so scary to the Kindergarteners/1st graders.
ICS is a great school, where all staff, from principal to teachers to all office staff are friendly, supportive of students and create an atmosphere where each student feels welcome and an important member of the ICS community.
I have been going to ICS since I was in 2nd grade, and next year I am graduating. I love ICS, the teachers are great and so are the students.
My kids go to this school and we love it, the calendar works great and there are a variety of classes offered for those parents that need care for their children during intersession.
I go to this school, and I think that the calendar is great the way it is set up. Over the summer, I don't forget as much information as I used to, and I get vacations when other kids normally don't. It is great! I think every child should try going to a year round school for at least a year, because chances are, you'll fall in LOVE with it!
We had all three kids go thru ICS, beginning the year it opened as a year round calendar. We are now in the last year for the last child. ICS has some of the most dedicated teachers I have ever met. There are many that have been there since the beginning. There is a true feeling of family and the support of / from the staff has really been a great asset. The schools open door policy really helps make communication a two way street, and that makes one reason the school is #1
I love this school!! The teachers are very involved in the education of each child. A very progressive way of learning. The unity of the staff as well as parents and students is unlike I have ever seen.
The ICS teachers and staff treat you like family. They are always available if you have any questions, and will work with students after school on subjects they have difficulty in. Communiction between parents and teachers is excellent. Contacting teachers is as easy as a phone call or thru email, their email addresses are conviently posted on the school web site.
We love this school, they truly care about your child and the year round schedule works great for me as a working parent. I like that my son has the same teacher for 2 years and that he will not have to attend a middle school before moving on to high school. The LD program is excellent.
This is a 'year-round' school that is truly wonderful. Having a K-8 community school insures a unique closeness among families, students and faculty. ICS is a fantastic school academically, but could use more extra-curricular activities, especially more organized sports teams.
This is a great school to send your child to. The school has implemented an anti-bullying program that really seems to work.
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