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Imagine Foundations I Public Charter

Charter | K-7

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 8, 2014

Academically, the school is sound. But there are MAJOR behavior issues that are NOT being addressed by the administration AND the parents- a lot of the children are very "entitled" and have no problems showing it with disrespect, the administration lacks oversight and communication skills. My son has been in Imagine for 4 years and instead of growing on all fronts, is academically sound and depressed. He will NOT be coming back for more torture with no recourse to the offending students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

Academically very advanced. Prepares students well to meet all the requirements on MSA testing. Math is very advanced and students are encouraged to read. It is a Chattered school wear uniforms! New Principal so cannot comment much about her experience with the school. However still needs some improvements in administrative communication between parents and school administrators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

Imagine Foundation at Leeland is an awesome school! Administration and Teachers are very professional and care about the students education and well being. The biggest part about the school is the great support of the parents. Together both parents and teachers have made this school PG County example of what can happen when both work for the benefit of the children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2014

I give IFPCS three and half stars. Academics are hands down the best. We have great teachers that dedication is off the charts. However, we have had three principals in three years. And its too soon to tell about our new principal. Since the FIRST principal left the school, we have behavioral issues that the administration can not or refuse to address. Teachers have difficulty teaching to unruly children. Not to mention communication between school and parents could be better. And now we just recieved word that the lease for our campus was not renewed after only three years. We have the potential to be the great school that we once were at Brown Station Road. I am currently look for another Charter school in the county but it beats PG County Public School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2013

Very poor experience. I began to type it here but without scratching the surface went 2500 characters over my limit. Poor communication between parents and staff, inexperienced lower level instruction, poorly secured campus to name a few. The new principal looks to make changes however, I couldn't let my child be the guinea pig. Their leadership has changed 3 times in 3 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2013

My son has been going to this school for 3 years and he has benn doing exceptionally well. I feel that my son is being challenged in all subjects and he enjoys the challenge. The school is a very structured school, and there stop sign is a way for the parents to know how the child is doing. The school has a new name and principal but the model of the school is still the same.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2011

I LOVE IFPCS. MY SON CAME TO IMAGINE LAST YEAR IN FIRST GRADE AFTER BEING RETAINED AT A PREVIOUS SCHOOL. I AM PROUD TO SAY THAT MY SON HAS CAUGHT UP AND SURPASSED THE ABILITIES OF OTHER STUDENTS AT HIS PREVIOUS SCHOOL, COMPARATIVELY SPEAKING. MY DAUGHTER IS ABOVE GRADE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS AND CONTINUES TO IMPROVE. MY SON USED TO BE VERY INTIMIDATED AND TURNED OFF ABOUT SCHOOL UNTIL HE CAME TO IMAGINE. I CAN SAY THAT THE TEACHERS TRULY MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OUR CHILDREN. THE TEACHERS KEEP THE STUDENTS ENGAGED AND INTERESTED WHILE CONTINUALLY CHALLENGING THEIR ABILITIES. I DRIVE BOTH OF MY CHILDREN A GREAT DISTANCE TO IFPCS DAILY AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO WITHOUT REGRET. BECAUSE THE TRIP, TIME AND EFFORT IS ALL WORTH IT AND IT SHOWS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2011

This is great school, I am so glad my son attends this school. One of the major reasons for the success of this school is the Principal; by far he is one of the most dedicated educational professionals I have ever met. He is inspiring on so many levels. The manner in which he treats the students should be commended. I will say that there is a lot of homework at this school and I believe that is at every grade level at the school and it can be a bit overwhelming, but after a while you get used to it. If you send your child to Imagine Foundation Public Charter School you can expect them to be challenged like they have never been challenged before. If you have high academic expectations for your child then this is charter school is for you. You will find that the students are reading at high levels, the parents are involved and the teachers really push the kids. I will say that every now and then they do get a bit over zealous with reporting your child s bad behavior but I guess if you warn and talk to your kids then you are good. Other than that this school is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2011

Imagine Foundations is an excellent school. The curriculum challenges the children. My son is learning way ahead of typical third graders. The Principal has set the bar really high for the teaching staff and for the school overall. The teachers are wonderful they re everything you'd want in a teaching staff (committed, highly qualified, intelligent, etc). The academic rigor is not for everyone. Both parents and students have to commit to A LOT of work, students are reading 300 pages novels every month and answering 30+ questions on the chapters they read on a bi weekly basis, along with monthly research paper and oral presentation. This may seem like a lot of work by US standards but we ve seen that the US is no longer the powerhouse it used to be. US students are no longer the best & brightest. Imagines' vision of preparing the students for University study is phenomenal. This vision resonates in the schoolwork, leadership, teachers and the students. Imagine students are being educated at the same level of rigor as children in China, and other Nations that have surpassed the United States standards with way fewer resources.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2010

Imagine Foundations is an excellent school. The leadership of this school is outstanding. My child s teachers are organized, intelligent, friendly and responsive. The building is always bright, cheery and spotless. This school is definitely not for everybody. If you are a parent that believes academics are important you will love Imagine Foundations. I love the focus on college graduation. This school believes that hard work develops intelligence and they definitely work hard and expect every child and parent to do so as well. My son has attended Imagine Foundations for four years now and I absolutely love this school. I know that my child is being prepared for the future and the advanced academics are second to none.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2010

Imagine Foundations is an outstanding school. The leadership of this school is second to none. The building is always bright, cheery and spotless. My son s teachers are friendly, knowledgeable and well organized. I love the focus on college graduation and the advanced academics. Imagine Foundations definitely is not the school for every parent. This school is the perfect place for parents who actually believe that academics are important and that hard work develops intelligence. I know that my child is being prepared for the future. My child has attended Imagine Foundations for four years now and I am still blown away by what he is learning and our conversations at home. Imagine Foundations is easily the best public school in Prince George s County and the only school for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

I give the academic goals five stars. I believe that this school is striving to surpass the stigma that plagues the PGC schools. However, I think that in an effort to supass those goals the kids aren't given time to really grasp all the knowlege they are given. The kindergartners receive great learning plans, but too much homework (HOURS every night) can sway a 5 yr old whose been in school all day to push away from the idea of school. School is very awesome, but too much pressure. Slow down IFPCS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

The principal's name is Mr. Hill. The school now actually goes up to the 5th grade. The academics at this school is excellent. The kindergartners are learning at a 1st grade level. The teachers, principal, vice principal and parents are very involved in what happens at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 95% 35%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 12%
White 1% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 55%N/A51%
Female 45%N/A49%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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14111 Oak Grove Rd
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
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