DON T SEND YOUR CHILDREN TO THIS SCHOOL! I had the WORST EXPERIENCE EVER with IMSA. As a school professional, this school is AWFUL - from Concept Mgmt. all the way down to some of the teachers. The PRINCIPAL LACKS LEADERSHIP. The TRANSPORTATION situation has been A MESS since the first day of school & he doesn't have the guts to fix it. When I complained early in the year, he said the school's relationship w/ the bus company was "like a marriage" and we "just have to deal with it". The bus service is running 1 hours behind, nobody knows where my child is, and the bus service isn't answering the phone? Are you kidding me?!?! Once they dismissed school early without notifying the parents so the driver just dropped my kid off IN A STORE PARKING LOT! That was it for me. IMSA has NO TECHNOLOGY and VERY LIMITED RESOURCES in other areas students need to be prepared for the future. The SCHOOL WON'T COMPLY WITH LAWS REQUIRING THEM TO PROVIDE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR SPECIAL ED. STUDENTS. I was told the principal won't approve the expense. The DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS ARE OUT OF CONTROL! Rather than address the students causing the problems, ENTIRE CLASSES are THREATENED WITH SUSPENSION weekly.
Perhaps it's not my place to speak on the opinions of others, but I feel it necessary to say that for those people that gave this school a poor review, it seems to be due more to their disliking of disciplinary policies, more than an issue with the school's curriculum. I guess I'm one to put more emphasis on my child's education more than disciplinary policies... And I find it hard to believe they suspended a child for 10 days JUST for arguing. Maybe you should be more concerned with the reason your child is arguing and perhaps being disruptive... Anway, I apologize if I overstepped my boundaries, but I didn't view those reviews as valid or productive and wouldn't want someone who is truly considering enrolling their children there to have a false sense of this school... I have been very impressed with my child's progress thus far and would recommend this school...
My daughter goes there and she loves her teachers and school. We like them too. They are very dedicated and professional people.
my son went there for the 6th grade, and now he is a freshman at Ben Davis and has all honor classes. I will say too that Indiana Math and Science academy is strict because school is a place for learning not conflict. However, if their is a problem with your child they show concern and the kids love the school. I think we need more discipline school like Indiana West, so the kids that want to learn are able.
This is the worst school that my children have ever attended. The administration forgot that a school shouldn't be ran like a MILITARY BOOT CAMP FOR JUVENILE OFFENDERS! Children are subject to rules constantly changing with the wind. The suspension rate in this school should be investigated. I guarantee there aren't many parents who will keep their students in this school for more than (1) year. The poor attendance is due to students being suspended for up to 10 days for ARGUING. Not fighting but arguing? A 10 day suspension? Absolutely, unacceptable!
This is the worst school ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bad people never get in trouble!!! They suspend people for no reason!!! I do not, I repeat do not recomend you to go there, ohh..I almost forgot! There food is the worst!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IPS food is way better than the crap they give us there!!! That is all!
This is an excellent school. I'm proud of working with such a dedicated staff.
This is a great school. That staff is doing everything that they can to prepare these kids for the future. You don''t often see schools in this area with such lofty goals. Kids reading high level content, and participating in academic contests across the midwest. I was impressed!
This is a great school. That staff is doing everything that they can to prepare these kids for the future. You don't often see schools in this area with such lofty goals. Kids reading high level content, and participating in academic contests across the midwest. I was impressed!
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