While this school has a few excellent teachers, few of them challenge the students. Both our children graduated from I-35 in the last couple of years, easily making top grades in all classes. But neither one learned much, because nothing was expected of them in order to get an 'A' in any of their classes. And they took -what should have been - difficult classes. I still gave this school an 'average' rating because I suspect that's how most schools are. Good grades are easier for everyone, students, parents, and especially the staff.