You might use cautious and ask lots of questions of administration, staff, and parents when considering your children attending Imagine East. I have decided that my children will not return to Imagine East. There are so many issues there since 3 years ago and I don't see them making great improvement this year. Test scores are down, teachers are leaving on a dime, the cutlure of the school is not conductive for learning, so many disciplinary problems. What was promised during the tour of the school 3 years years ago, I had forgotten about because they did not happen. The new principal is not returning. So sad? Your child will be just another number.
My daughter goes there and thank goodness the year is ending because I made a mistake sending her there, I absolutly would not recommend this school for anyones child if they take their kid(s) education seriously. I'm finding a differen school
Really, if I could give this school zero stars I would. My children began attending Imagine when they first opened in 2009. Like the review below, we were promised awesome things like the Smart Lab, access to real time video of our kids in class, and connection via video with other Imagine schools in the country. None of this ever happened. They do have a Smart Lab, but the kids are not allowed to do anything on the computers in there except play games on coolmath.com. The "teacher" that they keep in the smart lab is a former office assistant that is in no way qualified to teach anyone. I don't think she has even been to any sort of college. We recently moved out of town and my kids now attend a public school in a small community. My first grader was getting straight A's in Imagine. However, at this school she is behind to the point that the kindergarteners are more advanced. She has to retake first grade. I am so dissapointed in myself for ever allowing my kids to stay in Imagine for three years; I hope they can recover from their academic losses as a result.
Imagine Indiana Life Science Academy East is the worst school ever i've been attending this school for 3 years now it is so awful i hate it i am still their in the fifth grade and my class seen a mouse my cousin also attends Imagine East and they give bags out called Friday bags and she seen a mouse in a Friday bag my best friend/sister seen a mouse crawling on her shoe you should never send your child or children to Imagine Life Science Academy East awful this school is terrible
This will be my last year for my children to attend Imagine East. When they were opening the school the said all the wonderful benefits of attending here. Smartboards, virtual communication with other Imagine schools across the country, and the smart lab, none of which has occurred. I don't have all negative things to say about Imagine East, the really helped one of my children in reading, my child started at a 3rd grade reading level while being a 5th grader because of other teachers telling me she's fine she will catch up, which he never did, to being on grade level now. My other child is advance and the next grade level I don't truly feel that the options for teachers will hold my child's attention. I love the teacher my child has this year and I would recommend him to anyone but you will have to put up with a lot of last minute notifications, disorganization, and constant rule changing from the administration.
My daughter has attended for 3 years and we have had constant problems with transportation and administration. I have been pleased with her teachers and chose to overlook things but when her NWEA scores actually went down, we decided it was no longer worth it to put up with the hassles. Some of the problems we've experienced: they lost her 4 times her first year and twice her second by either putting her on the wrong bus, failing to put her on a bus at all, or mistakenly taking her to the after care (which we've NEVER been signed up for); losing lunch money payments - this has happened 3 times so now I go in to pay it in person so I can get a receipt which I invariably have to show them 3 days later; being sent a letter threatening a call to CPS for truancy when, in fact, my daughter was extremely ill and doctor's notes had been provided to the school - her total missed days for the school year were less than 10; and most recently, discontinuing her bus stop without notifying us. I was also unhappy with PTO participation. There are only 5 parents, including me, that participate and no teachers. It's pathetic. Oh yeah, and a failing percentage of students passing the ISTEP.
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