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Merrillville, IN
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7249 Van Buren Street
Merrillville, IN 46410

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(219) 650-5302
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August 05, 2014
Iddings is a great school with great teachers. The only problem I had is when trying to get a copy of my son's final report card. They wanted me to pay for it at first which wasn't a problem, but when I mentioned it was for Pop Warner they tried to deny me access to the report card. All of a sudden they couldn't print it out, and I was told that they do not give copies of report cards for Pop Warner. After mentioning that I would be back with an attorney it was magically printed out and ready for pick up.

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September 21, 2013
I am very pleased with Iddings Elementary school. A year ago I pulled my child out of a charter school, because I felt that the school's academic standards were poor. My daughter started first grade last year with a new teacher, who had just moved down from teaching fifth grade. My daughter really struggled with reading and the teacher really worked hard to bring her up to grade level. I was so impressed with the teacher's dedication in trying to help my child. My daughter is now reading at grade level , and she is doing well in second grade. I think Iddings is a great school and everyone is very friendly.

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April 02, 2013
I am not very pleased with this school. I agree with some of the other parents, education is not a top priority. When my son started in Kindergarten, he had a great teacher- she communicated with the students and learning was easy and fun, because she was personable. This year, I have one of the worst 1st grade teachers-she came from teaching 5th grade and well, she has doesn't relate very well with the students. My son was reading at a 2nd grade level in kindergarten and now, because he is not challenged, he is stagnate. The communication has DEFINITELY dropped since last year. I am looking to transfer my son to another school, so that he can excel again. Let me add, his grades haven't dropped, but he is just bored and starting to hate school because all they do is work and discipline stuff related to behavior. I wished I had know about this site earlier.

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August 11, 2010
I moved to Merrillville Indiana from another state. I have two children in the corporation and am very pleased with the curriculum that is being taught. Children will only do as well as their parents support and encourage. The teachers at Iddings are dedicated to children's education. It becomes difficult when behavior of students cause others not to learn. We as parents need to be more supportive of the school and the corporation. If Merrillville were such a poor corporation, why did the high school valedictorian get a full ride scholarship to Princeton University? Iddings, Merrillville... keep up the good work.

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April 23, 2010
We as parents get out of school and our children what we put into them. The Merrillville school system has always been an assest to my children. There is nothing wrong with the academic standards at this school. I think that the staff at this school is excellent. And I want to send my thanks to the school principal for doing an excellent job for the past 8 years my children attended iddings school. You will always have 1 or 2 people in every school system that makes that school look bad, but you can always rest assure that the good always overcome the bad.

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April 18, 2010
All I have to say about Merriilville Community Schools is Thank Goodness that there will be a New Charter School opening in 2011. Finely, a viable alt. to our failing public schools. When the Heritage Academy of Arts & Technology opens it's door for the new school year, my kids will be the first in line!

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October 18, 2007
I agree with the majority of the other parents.My family is new to this state, no one at the school (not even the secretary) took time to explain things.The academic standards do not meet those of the school which my chid came from.When I asked about my child being challenged, it was addressed with disregard.The teachers do cover up when they are wrong.They focus so much on discipline,very militant, and systematic as if they're not dealing with children but robots-if they focused more on educational enhancement I think it'd be okay.Wish I'd known about this site before enrolling my child because now I'm looking for a different school.If you're considering Iddings, first try Sauk or a private school.

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August 22, 2006
I strongly agree with the other mother the principal and teachers like to cover up when their in the wrong. I have confrontred the principal and the teacher about problems that was going on they turned their head. So good luck at this school!

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August 01, 2006
My daughter was a transfer student from a top notch district in a different state. When she was a student here, her grades dropped big time, because she had already been through the same material the year before we came to the area. The school district is behind the rest of the US in education. Simply put, my child was bored and the principal and the teachers did not seem to care.

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February 05, 2006
This schools cares for the future of your children. They are strict and have many extra classes to better your childs education. They have many family activities as well.

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December 23, 2005
The principal of this school is the worst I've ever seen. She never returns phone calls. She illegally holds childrens report cards for failure to pay fees. She doesn't take responsibility for her bad teachers. She doesn't have follow up when it comes to parent's concerns.

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December 23, 2005
There are really some outstanding teachers at this school. Mrs. Thanos and Mrs. Polomchak are excellent teachers. However, there are some bad teachers that you need to watch out for. So, if you are a parent, I would recommend being very involved and staying on top of things.

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May 11, 2004
I don't believe that there is enough extracurricular activities for the cahildren in this school. There are too many students in this school compared to the other elementary school in this school district.

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May 05, 2004
I think Iddings school is fantastic! My son attended and went on to the gifted program. The Principal is wonderful and very helpful too! Now my daughter attends and is getting the best education. She is gifted bound too, thanks to the Iddings principal, teachers and staff.

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Homer Iddings Elementary School
7249 Van Buren Street, Merrillville, IN  46410
(219) 650-5302
Last modified Homer Iddings Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Homer Iddings Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top