Solid school that prides itself on high test scores, but as others have acknowledged, it is hard to tell if that is from the curriculum or home life factors relating to the proximity to Purdue. I will say as much as everyone raves about the school, the reviews of individual teachers -- compared and dissected at length by parents --and the homework given -- types and amount -- varies greatly. if your child will thrive in a competitive, individually focused environment, they will do well here, but don't expect a lot of specialized treatment or too much sympathy or willingness to accommodate differences.
It's okay. When looking at the test scores, one has to keep in mind the student body/school district which is around Purdue University. The area is highly educated, and middle class or above. So the high scores are largely due to home life. The school could pay more attention to parent and student issues. The answer is usually "this is the way we do it." There should be more attention to individual student needs and issues. The music program is very antiquated and the teacher not respectful to students.
Good school. Teachers are driven and impressive for the most part. Principal has pie thrown in her face for fundraising event. Not a good message. If the kids aren't allowed to throw food or hit others then why condone it for adults? This school offers too much homework in general but it is doable. Lunch schedule provides too little time to eat and the lines are long. Even when bringing my DC never finishes lunch. There is no regulation where students sit so some kids are left out. Gym/PE is very aggressive and competitive with a focus on individual success. Elementary gym should be fun. Library time isn't warm fuzzy stories anymore, that is a competition too. Kids take tests to earn points. School seems safe for students. Art teacher is very good. High parent involvement. Not a lot of extra-curricular activities, those offered have limited space, many students are turned away. Kids are racially diverse, the staff is not. Class size is large but there seems to be a good effort to address that problem. Overall good school just be prepared to remind your child that competition isn't everything.
Well My child goes there so i can confirm that this "2 star school" (You know who you are) is a HIGH quality school, great lunches and Barack Obama visited their school one day and said and i quote "This is a magnificent school which I am proud to pronounce that i am giving a plaque which while show the magnificence of this 4 1/2 star school has
This is an awesome school! The teachers, principal and staff are engaged, and there are ample opportunities for parents to get involved to what-ever degree they can or wish. The curriculum is varied, and area resources are used to introduce and demonstrate the importance of the current subject. As a school full of 'tweens' the students' transition from child to independent, community/world-aware individual is phenomenal to witness.