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500 West Clinton
Indianola, IA 50125

(515) 961-9560
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October 08, 2014
I love Irving. The year round calendar has helped my son grow and recall his learnings better since he has small breaks instead of one large break. The teachers and principle are great, as is the PTO!

- submitted by a parent

February 22, 2014
We love this school. The teachers and staff are very involved. The PTO is very active. We absolutely love having the option of year-round education!

- submitted by a parent

July 21, 2012
As a grandparent, I think Irving Elementary School is top drawer. My grandchild is thriving in the school's atmosphere. I would also like to acknowledge the administrative staff in the office. Helpful, kind and accommodating! Keep up the good work, our youngsters' successes will be your reward!

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September 16, 2009
the teachers are all very dedicated to their profession and do a wonderful job and all the staff makes it feel like everyone there is one big happy family

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2007
Irving is the oldest elementary school in town. It is centrally located and houses both the Year Round and Traditional calendars. We opted for the YRE program. YRE is a wonderful option in Indianola and parents in Des Moines and other towns are often envious of this program. It is ideal for working parents, as children learn throughout the year and have the added benefit of breaks & intersession enrichment options rather than long summers in which they become bored and out of the learning mode. There are a wide variety of students at all academic levels, and our teachers adjust to accommodate students' needs. The PTO group works hard and is very active. This is a great way to meet other parents and be involved in your child's education. Irving is fortunate to have YRE & we are proud to say our progressive town offers it.

- submitted by a teacher

June 05, 2006
Irving houses the YRE (year-round education) option for the Indianola school district, in addition to a traditional calendar. YRE is open to all K-5 students in the district. Two of our four children have been enrolled in the YRE program since kindergarten (they are entering 3rd and 2nd grades, respectively) and we could not be more pleased. The teachers are excellent, and have worked hard to challenge our children and their peers who are at the top of the class. The YRE program begins mid-July after a 6-week summer break, with 3-week fall and spring breaks (compared to 1-week for the traditional calendar). YRE students have the option to attend 'intersessions' which are 1-week enrichment classes in a wide variety of subjects offered during two of the three weeks of fall and spring breaks. Test-scores are (unofficially) higher. Parents are extremely involved at Irving, with a very active PTO and 'class parent's.

- submitted by a parent
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Irving Elementary School
500 West Clinton, Indianola, IA  50125
(515) 961-9560
Last modified Irving Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Irving Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. Top