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Dearborn Heights, MI
Students enrolled: 1,530
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24425 Hass St
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127

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(313) 724-8990
(313) 724-8994
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November 24, 2014
Congratulations to Star International Academy and to the HES Family for ranking as the top high school in the state of Michigan according to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy's Michigan Public High School Context and Performance Report Card.

- submitted by a teacher
November 17, 2014
Little teaching, teachers are bad , all we do is sit. We are always behind

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2014
I am a former teacher at SIA. Just FYI they tell their staff to post positive comments online... enough said. Parents PLEASE do your research before sending your child to one of Hamadeh's schools.

- submitted by a teacher
April 14, 2014
Star International Academy is a great school. My kids were there since kindergarten. In reply to all other parents I must say that it is the safest school for kids and I would never move my kids away because of the constant monitoring to the students. The staff are very responsible and they take safety of our kids seriously. The teachers are doing their best to provide students with the knowledge and information. They have to deal with the rude and disrespectful students everyday and nothing stops them from moving on. You know what let see when you move your kids to a different school how you are going to feel when they come home with drugs. Thank you very much Ms. Nawal Hamadeh for everything you do and to all other staff in all schools.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2014
Below average. Lacking leadership. Classrooms expanding every year and so are the prices. Sad as it was once a lovely little school.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2014
I was a student at sia for five years. the IB program isn't that special it's just a bunch of unnecessary work that students and teachers have to suffer through. Arabic class was the biggest joke ever. I didn't learn a thing the teacher spent the whole hour yelling at students for no apparent reason. there are no extracurricular activities. THE BULLYING IS TREATED LIKE A JOKE THIS SCHOOL IS A JOKE THEY SAID THEY COULDNT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT NO CHILD SHOULD HAVE TO Go THROUGH WHAT I WENT THROUGH. at my new school I made plenty of friends and I signed up for ap and honors classes that STAR DOES NOT HAVE. as the year went on I realized I was very far behind in math and science I had to get special one on one time with teachers to get caught up with all the other students I had missed out on a year of material thanks to star. I also signed up for countless after school clubs that star DOES NOT HAVE INCLUDING AN ANTIBULLYING PROGRAM. the counselors at star were just there to get paid they didn't care about the students. the administrators were a joke all they did was walk around and yell at students for no reason. this school was very much like a prison do not send your child here.

- submitted by a community member
November 02, 2013
I worked at SIA for one year. I declined the next contract. After SIA, I decided I didn't want to be a teacher anymore at all. Soon I began to realize that not all schools are like this school, and found my passion for teaching again at a public school. Because of the administration and the way the teachers are dealt with by these administrators, it makes it impossible to attempt any creative teaching methods. Not only this, but there is an obvious mistreatment of teachers by way of paperwork and monthly hour long observations followed by lengthy conversations about everything that teacher is doing wrong, which in other schools would be celebrated (ie new teaching ideas/communication). My administrator had no knowledge of the subject she was observing and often made incorrect judgments. She was not qualified at all. The staff is forced to review the school positively online, and test their students so often that there is less time for teaching. Mtgs are lectures, and students are not held accountable for their actions. They were not allowed to get an F for missing work, so they never learned responsibility. Their behavior went without consequence when referred by the teacher.

- submitted by a teacher
June 14, 2013
As a staff member here at Star I know that the teachers are doing everything they can to see our students succeed. We are fully adopting the International Bachelorette program to teach our students skills they will need in the modern workplace. We are doing everything within our power to make this school and our students something to be proud of.

- submitted by a teacher
June 14, 2013
As a teacher at Star International Academy, I consider that we have Highly Qualified teachers, hardworking teachers, and great team spirit!

- submitted by a teacher
June 14, 2013
As a staff member in Star I highly recommend it, it s one of the hard working schools. We offer different programs that would attract students and would enhance their knowledge. We are proud of what we offer and will work hard to build knowledgeable generation

- submitted by a teacher
June 14, 2013
As a teacher I can say that the eduacators in this school are doing everything in their power to make sure the students have the skills they need to make it past high school and into college and the workforce. We are an IB school with high standards for the students.

- submitted by a teacher
June 10, 2013
The staff at Star is very highly qualified, We attend a great deal of PD's throughout the year to ensure the best strategies are being used in the classroom.

- submitted by a teacher
June 10, 2013
Star international academy. As a teacher at star academy I want to respond to parents that are saying that teachers do not communicate with parents, Thank you for your comment, but i would like to let you know that we try to call home all the time and parents never respond to our calls. Parents play a big role in the learning process of their kids and if they do not support we can not succeed. As for people that are talking about boyfriends and girlfriends, we live in a western society and we do no live under the rock , we teach teenagers our culture but this is part of growing up. We ca not monitor what students do outside of school and parents have to monitor what their kids are doing. if you do not like the school than you need to go outside and experience other schools to know the difference between our school and other schools.

- submitted by a teacher
June 10, 2013
Teachers are some of the most hardest working I have seen. They truly go above and beyond for their students and are very knowledgeable about the subject matter. There are many extracurricular events students can participate in and helps foster the child at a holistic level.

- submitted by a teacher
June 09, 2013
The teachers and administrators at Star International Academy are very passionate and greatly dedicated to student achievment and success.

- submitted by a teacher
June 07, 2013
I am a parent at this school and honestly, I love this school. The teachers are open and honest and they make expectations clear from the get go. The school follows the National Common Core Standards what every school is required to do by next year. They are ahead a game!!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2013
Star has a great early childhood program and the students are put through a primary years program that teaches them to be active learners by being risk takers, caring, and responsible.The curriculum is developmentally appropriate and differentiated for individual students. Students are being prepared for the 21st Century with smartboards, laptops, tablets, and e-readers.

- submitted by a teacher
June 07, 2013
As a parent, Most of our students graduate out of high school and they all end up with good scholarships. Our seniors got over 2 million dollars in scholarships even though we only have about 60 seniors. This shows that our school is a good school. Let us be reasonable and stop blaming the teachers, parents and students play a big role in the learning process as well.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2013
The staff and administration here at Star International have created a stress free learning environment for me and the students. With the encouragement and support I am given I feel that I am learning and enforcing something new everyday.

- submitted by a teacher
May 15, 2013
Great school, lots of fun and educational activities, and great teachers. My kids attended Pre K, KG, 1st and 2nd grade. I have to admit, you need to do your homework looking for a good teacher. As any school, there are great teachers and not so good. Overall, I am happy with this school. It is conservative and promotes tolerance and diversity

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2013
I highly recommend students and parents to not come to this school. By far, this is the worst school I have ever been to. There is a lack of communication between teachers and students, teachers and administrators, and administrators and parents. Parents have no idea what is going on in the school because of the lack of parent involvement in the school. There are not many extracurricular activities for the students to do. The school only focuses on meaningless issues like students violating the rules and giving them chances instead of the academics. I feel like the school s educational level is not that high because of the constant changes they make. A plethora of students feel like they are lab rats because every year, the school board makes some changes. In the 2010-2011 school years, the school changed from quarters a year to trimesters. In the 2011-2012 school years, the school changed all classes and electives to being yearlong classes. In the 2012-2013 school years, the school changed the entire grading system. Thus, creating many students to have difficulty maintaining the good grades they had from previous years.

- submitted by a community member
April 02, 2013
Never in my life have I seen a school like this. I've been a student for about 4 years are this school and I have to say this is the worst school I've been to. During my first month the bullying was outrageous and nobody listened. My teacher, I felt, had little to no experience and all. If she did any actual teaching I was absent. The name calling is a major issue at this school and it is never addressed. . The guidance counselors are a joke and the Arabic teacher make the students stop learning all together. The staff is careless and as for the whole IB program it's nothing to be proud of. The learning is slow and I have A's and B's without even trying. The learning in general is below average, and I wouldn't recommend this school to anybody. The uniform is the most uncomfortable fabric and the rules for clothing are strict. I mean you can't even wear your own color jacket or shoes that aren't dark. The administration is a bigger joke, all they do is walk around yelling at people. As for parent involvement it's little to none. The lunch is disgusting. The students never have a good experience and it's too much drama. This is why I am moving to another local high school, sadly.

- submitted by a community member
November 07, 2012
I have taught at Star International Academy for only 1 year!!! I really think the students are stressed and discouraged and, so are the teachers. Everyone lacks communication and the bullies are not taken care of. They are either threatened, have a detention, or they get suspended which happens rarely. No one ever gets expelled. Please go to Bryant Middle School. I teach there and it is the best school I have ever taught at!!!

- submitted by a teacher
September 09, 2012
As. for Arabic. and other languages they are supposed to teach. They did. But not enough people signed up for the classes, so the IB program removed it. And as for the boyfriends, that MILLIONS of girls have. That is there problem, we can't stop them. We can tell them, but that's them being bad people. We can't really stop hormones, but we can control them. Some choose to, but some don't. Teachers, are ones of the best in the entire country. There, young, nice, understanding, and funny, and well, there good at teaching. Try going to public schools, and being called at terrorist, every step you walk! At star, there is no competition, no racism, we're all like family, at star. So, if you hate it fine by me. But next time try seeing how it is for others. Star, kind of saved me, and one day I hope to graduate from it, and get a scholarship to become a surgeon. And one day I will. Inshallah.

- submitted by a community member
August 23, 2012
I switched high schools last year and felt completely unprepared in my new school. It seemed that everyone in my new school was more advanced in their learning then I was. It took me a while to catch on. I also had to take classes with a lower grade because the classes I took at Star were a year behind other schools. Go figure. A lot of people told me that my disliking of Star was normal, since it's normal for a student to dislike their school, and that once I moved I would start to appreciate Star a little more. Honestly, those people were WRONG. I moved schools and though it was hard for me to "fit in" at first, I am 100% satisfied with my new school and incredibly happy that I left Star. I'll never be looking back now. ;) I'm going to have a much better high school experience!

- submitted by a community member
August 23, 2012
Star does not offer all the classes it claims to. It tells students about all these different AP classes that they can take when there's only one available. Even here on Greatschools.org, its that BAND is one of the school highlights. What? There IS NO BAND! There was one once upon a time that died right away because purchasing instruments was too costly. Another thing, if you search up Star International Academy on youtube and watch the school's advertisement video, it says that four different languages are offered, including Arabic, German, French, and Spanish. THAT'S NOT TRUE. The only language class you can take at Star is ARABIC. THAT'S ALL. So don't fall for all these false advertising that Star does. It tries to lure people in and make them believe that their school is great when in reality, they are AWFUL.

- submitted by a community member
August 13, 2012
Hello I am a parent and I used to have my kids go to Star International Academy. Just this summer, I have decided to take them out of that school. They were forcing students to go to summer school and get tested in August and if anyone fails that test given to him/her in August, the child had to flunk the class and repeat it. For the last four or five years, we have been through 3 different principles. This system know nothing about LEADERSHIP specially their last principle, Mrs. Bussey who has no experience because she was a Biology teacher at Star. She also needs some help on customer services. She promised me to get back with me on multiple of issues that I had talked to her about, but guess what? I have been waiting for her response! She promised me and different other parents that she would take care of something, but guess what? Nothing was taken care of. Very, very moody person. They only care about getting funding for the school and guess what? with all the money that they get, the school has not improved a bit. They tell students about all the AP classes that they can take, but come to find out that they don't really offer these classes! They also have no elective.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2012
Star International Academy....hm....I dont know if it is a school because it seems like a PRISON. I been going there since 3rd grade and my mom wants me to go there this year for 9th. I refuse to go. Most of the years that I been there havent been a walk thru the park. I been bullied for being different...I write and no one cheered me on they just bullied me and teachers knew....they just didnt care. 8th grade was fun I was not bullied but I learned you have to be pretty to fit in which i am but I decided I want to avoid that fitting in thg. Most girls there had MILLIONS of boyfriends and do bad things but they dont get in trouble. DONT EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THE NASTY UNIFORMS. My friends and I flushed thonse down the toilet litterally. Star teachers are horrible and dumber than most students. There sports and clubs are unorganized and unprepared. They dont support the students. And I would not recommend this horrible school. Have a GREAT day and remember S.I.A just breaks you down. 0 stars for the star than shine :)

- submitted by a community member
July 18, 2012
To the person who wrote "You can't wear skinny jeans, ripped jeans, skirts, leggings, flip-flops...its frkn annoying! And now you cant wear shoes with colors on them? Seriously? -.- " YOU ARE HELLA RIGHT. You can wear all those in dhs tho ;)

- submitted by a teacher
July 18, 2012
I used to be in 4B, I never liked my teacher. She used to yell at us all day, and whenever a student is bad, the teacher loves them!!! I was a good student throughout the year but she didn't show respect to me at all. She wouldn't listen to what I say, she ignores me. WHO IS SHE TO DO THAT? There's this kid who used to be bad in class, he would shout out things and go around the classroom. The teacher loved him! I hate my 4th grade teacher, and i will always year. In the end of the year, I couldn't take it. I started going out of control because I couldn't take my teacher. I hate her, I really do. -A student (Well used to be, I'm moving on to a new school :P) Star International Academy and teachers, shut up. I would give this school a 0 rating.

- submitted by a community member
July 16, 2012
I have been in this school, and throughout all these years in Star International Academy, I never liked this school. I never liked my teachers, I only liked my teacher in 3rd grade. This school has been unfair, ridiculous, and way too much drama. This is why I am moving next year out of this school. This school does not deserve to be a school, this isn't a school that teaches you real education. This is not a real school, every time someone asks me which school I am in, I am too embarrassed to say Star International Academy. This school has the worst teachers, I don't even know how they are called Teachers. In 4th grade, my teacher treated me very unfairly. She would laugh with students and joke around, when I joke around, she just ignores me while I talk. I will miss all my friends here, but not all my friends were actually friends. Some of my friends would ignore me, ditch me, or go hangout with someone else. I am happy I will never spend the rest of my education in this school. I am so sick of this school, and everyone in this school. No one knew what I wanted to do so bad. Star International Academy, I am never coming back to your fake education. Its time for a REAL education.

- submitted by a community member
July 16, 2012
I am now in college and I feel unprepared, if I could go back in time I would of switched schools. I feel so behind and left out. I feel spiritually ruined when I hear other students talk about their high school experiences simply because I never got a chance to do anything like that. The school is horrible, the teachers favour students. If you're rude, the teacher will love you and this will only discourage the smarter and well behaved students. I am of Arab heritage and I am a Muslim, however.. Star is not a religious school meaning it should not have such strict rules. During Ashura it is okay for students to wear black, this is wrong. It doesn't matter if we are Muslims, there are none-muslims in the school as well and again this is NOT a religious school. The students are horrible and bullying is very common there, students use racial slurs, and scream out profanity in both english and arabic during classes. Hard to believe? I attended SIA for 6 years. I have seen everything I needed to see that this school needs to change otherwise it must go. Please take your children out of this school and give the a memorable experience by letting them go to another school. -SL

- submitted by a community member
June 20, 2012
I went go to star and they get problems and thats y I'm moving next year. All they think about is business and money not about the people.

- submitted by a community member
October 14, 2011
star is the best school ever ive been in this school since kinergarten an its the best school ever

- submitted by a community member
September 30, 2011
I went to Star since fifth grade and graduated from there...and honestly, I don't really like it. I used to like it a long time ago before they started enforcing all these ridiculous rules. You can't wear skinny jeans, ripped jeans, skirts, leggings, flip-flops...its frkn annoying! And now you cant wear shoes with colors on them? Seriously? -.- More importantly :P, the food isn't enough -.- Also, don't go there for high school (especially) because its soooo boooring. My senior year felt like any other year. Theres no homecoming, or prom, or cool out-of-state field trips, or extracurricular stuff or ANYTHING. FInally, there are a lot of teachers who don't care. ***BTW I'm not just writing bad stuff because i get bad grades or misbehave or anything like that...I was a Golden Honor Roll student and i never got in any kind of trouble...just sayin... bottom line is...DONT GO THERE!!! Have a pleasant day :) #Swaqq

- submitted by a community member
September 30, 2011
I would just like to say that giving this school a six is a real mistake. I think the most important thing about a school is that the teachers and students have to form a relationship in order for the both to act the way they should towards each other. This school is strictly business and I attended every meeting from student council to Student government the words that were said were " we are trying to maintain structure after all it is a business" The school is way to oppressing and "preparing us for the real world" never happened. They are basically hiding us away from the real world. Going in to college I though I could handle it until I realized I had no idea what I was doing. School should be about the students and this school really do not care much about that. It is all about making the year pass and getting it out of the way. Like they are obligated you know.. The teachers I really feel bad for they have to do so much when really they don't have too. It cares only about it"s reputation. The administration preferably the principal and Mrs.Hamedeh are really getting big headed. I really hope you over look these reviews the length tells all. Thank you. You will only be doing

- submitted by a community member
September 30, 2011
First off, I like to think that every parent wants the best for their student, and if they were sending their kids to Star they didn't know it was a bad school. I graduated from there and have gone on to higher education. I felt seriously unprepared. And I don't blame the teachers, some of them try really hard. Others make you wonder how they even got the job. Star also has a 100% graduation rate. Which isn't as good as you'd think. Even those who aren't ready for college/ the real world, MUST graduate thanks to NCLB. Also they didn't allow anyone take AP courses until 12th grade, and everything revolves around standardized testing for them. As in all ACT & SAT prep books say don't rely on the 11th grade curriculum for the test. At Star, those tests ARE the curriculum, and even then the averages are lower than national average. And this year they have changed much (for the worse). They care more about the dress code than academia. Only good thing is the modest environment, without the immoralities of other high schools, and the people are warm (most). Otherwise by attending it's only going to hurt the attendee . The administration seems more like a business than a school really.

- submitted by a community member
September 30, 2011
As a staff member, I wish I could say that this school exemplifies the ideals of an effective educational system. The students are extremely talented and capable of achievement. They work harder than most public school students. They are creative, dynamic, and have a well of positive attributes that they bring into the school everyday. It saddens me that their potential is met by an inept administration. Most teachers at the school have lost their passion due to dealing with the excessive stress put on by their supervisors. They are asked to constantly change their lessons and documentation, which doubles or triples their work, simply b/c the administrators can't decide what rules and methods to use. The teachers are always under the threat and fearful of losing their jobs. The staff at the main office of Hamadeh Educational, including Mrs. Hamadeh who owns the company, are in the dark about how the teachers really feel. At meetings everyone is afraid to voice a criticism. The lack of awareness, decisiveness, and the palpable stress of the teachers & staff takes a huge toll on the students. How very sad to see the students so disillusioned and discouraged!!

- submitted by a teacher
September 26, 2011
AND on a last note, please take advice from a student in the school not the oblivious parents who put them in it.

- submitted by a community member
August 09, 2011
I am a student there so I do have mixed feelings. I go to SIA with my little brother me and him have been here for 2 years I have had a great time. The best teachers they were nice let me come before school and after for support and helped me with my work whenever I didn't get a B of above they would help me push harder. But my brother not so lucky he had an awesome 3rd grade teacher she helped and liked to push him harder so he could be his best he did get good grades. But his 4th grade teacher was like " Did they even go to college? " teacher always putting on lipstick and makeup not even caring no help what so ever and she would come late and leave early. I love the principal she would help and keep visiting the class rooms. The lunch are gross but I did have a few ones I liked they have great middle school programs and ever two weeks in middle school you would have trips to cool places. I love there challenging academic programs. They did have the regular bullies and the popular kids but not that much drama as other schools have. But you do sometimes see some " bad kids ". But they get controlled. So overall this is a great school.

- submitted by a community member
April 25, 2011
I am currently a student at star international academy and have been for almost 8 years now. I should lie and say that star is a great school to be in.. it used to be a great school in almost every way possible but ever scince they began the ibo program the school hit a brick wall. i am an honor roll student and have been for a while and i can honestly say the school is terrible at everything other than math. the school sucks your spirit out due to its insane rules. its not just insane rules its the fact that they have no rules controling you they do whatever they want. i would write more but it is a waste to continue talking about this school. i do not recommend to come to this school unless you enjoy dealing with nonsense and roaming the halls like a mindless zombie wondering why your pArents sent you to this school. This school defenetly makes it chalenging but in a way where you get a C on a project simply because of the design even if the information is spot on.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 10, 2010
I have to admit now, though I probably wouldn't have when I was there, it was a place where everyone overcame their 'awkward' stages. The teachers were great, especially Ms. Ring and Ms. Gullekson and then there were the occassional annoying dumb teachers, who left students wondering how she got hired. Star doesnt have that highschool drama, though at times students would wish there was. Even though most of the time Star picked out your classes and had seemingly ridiculous requirements, they were helpful in the long run. I took Arabic from 6th-10th grade, and now my HS transcript shows that I have 5 years of a foreign language! Yes, I know the lunches were gross, having classes with the same people got annoying,and walking in the same hallway every year was stupid, but you have to admit, there was something about that school. It was a famliy. Aisha <3

- submitted by a student
no rating January 12, 2010
I have been to this school before and I put my child in it. The only thing I don't like about it is that it is too big and you could easily get lost. I think it deserves a 4 of 5

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December 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2009
Star International Academy s staff members are real team players! We share the same goal, which is to meet the instructional needs of all students No excuses!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 30, 2009
Star International Academy is a school for global learning and cultural diversity!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 13, 2009
The school is all about continuous improvement and change; the theme for 2009-10 is to *dream*imagine*re-imagine*change as presented by the superintendent, founder & ceo - Mrs. Nawal Hamadeh who advised staff to 'transform & discover the wonders of your wisdom, strength & powers' and to 'get out of your comfort zone & keep on going - do not quit'!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
Star International Academy focuses on global awareness. We promote cultural sensitivity. We are devoted to academics. We are an IB school and promote hands-on learning where the student takes the lead to be successful. We promote safety and kindness and we are a respectful to each other. We strive to have 100% success rate with our students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
Our School is focused on our childrens present and future as we gear to the 21st century era!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 13, 2009
Because it cares about the individual and welcomes you as part of a family and not just a faceless object in the crowd.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 11, 2009
So far so good. This is the 6th school i've put my four beautiful children in. So i know of what i speak. I'm happy with the organization we are finding at the school. Its only oct. 11 2009 So i'm keeping my fingers crossed. But the vibe is that they are very serious about academics and discipline.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
i was a student at star and i loved it and would do anything just to go back it really isnt like other schools everyone knew each other and we all acted as an family whether we were black white lebanese iraqi people who i still have close relationships with now. And the teachers were great too i loved Mrs. Boussi nd Mrs. Carni Mrs. Hassan Mr. Morueh Ms. Chehab Mr.Abdullah and many many more all wonderful people........D'Marco Willingham wrote this

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October 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 02, 2009
as a parent, i believe star is the only good choice in dearborn heights. your children will be in great hands. dispite having all grades in one school, star acts as a family. everyone knows each other, and not much of that high school drama is found. now, it has created awosme programs that will absolutley help your child enter the collidge of their choice. of the many programs are the MYP and IBO program. it may seem to be left out of the american type schools, but believe me, it is one of the greatest schools around.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2009
I taught at the school for 2 years and did not have a good experience. My classes were out of control and there was no support from the administration. I would send kids out of the room and they would be sent back ten minutes later without so much as an apology. The high school students kick down doors and fight each other on a regular basis. There are some really good teachers, but they are not allowed to reach their full potential because of the restrictions placed on them and the lack of support. The classrooms were overcrowded, there is no outside play time for the elementary children, and the curriculum is not comparable to public and private schools.

- submitted by a teacher
February 22, 2009
I have a second grader at Star International Academy who is in Ms. Bazzi's class. I need to express my deep appreciation for Ms. Bazzi. She is an amazing teacher who cares so much for her students to meet their potentials and excel. She is truly passionate about her job, as I have observed her when volunteering in her class, from her notes to me and from the activities she puts together to keep her students motivated and loving school. Her style is free spirited, but serious. Her students know just how much she expects of them, and just how much she cares for them. As a parent of 3 other school children, I can really say that this teacher stands out. I think I can speak for other parents when I say thank you for everything you do... we are lucky to have you - and so is Star.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2009
I previously taught at Star and it was one of the worse schools I have ever worked at. The principal has no idea of what is appropriate behavior or expectations of elementary aged children. The students are not held responsible for their actions either academically or behavioral. The teachers are held at fault when a child is failing because they refuse to do any work even if letters have been sent home and conferences have been arranged with parents. The students are not held accountable for any of their actions. Bullies are not punished for their actions. Students will be suspended time and time again, allowed to make up their missing work, and no further action will be taken. If a child does not turn in their work they are allowed to make it up at anytime with no penalty. There is no accountability for students at all.

- submitted by a teacher
November 21, 2008
As a parent who is also an educator, I recognize the great accomplishments and rewards Star International has to offer it's students. This year I'm particularly greatful for the A.C.E program that is offered to those students who need additional support. The staff, curriculum and over all environment is encouraging and challenging. Keep up the excellent job!!

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2008
Great school with great principal. Mydaughter loves going to school in the morning and is even happy to stay late for the free tutoring program!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 31, 2008
i just wanna say i am a student who graduated in 2004 from that school (98-04), and i thought they dis an excellent job teaching me, and i didnt realize it until i went to tke the placement test in college, and placed in calculus, which was amazing. i passed it with an a on my first semester, and now i have bachelor in bio, and i'm heading to pharmacy school, thnakyou star, and specail thanks to Paul Davidson (math teach), couldnt have done it without him. overall great school that really pushes hard for u to getur education, keep up the good job man.

- submitted by a student
May 13, 2008
Teachers have very little experience. Some of them have any at all experience. Not enough programs for the students.Students have no respect for the teachers.More support..... needed

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2008
my children are in the school . over all school is good. Some teachers are really very nice in every field but my daughter's teacher is not good I am very disappointed with the teacher.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating February 14, 2008
my children went to start international academy. after review and examined the school policy and all the academic. as far as my concern and opinion. i think the school is to strict being too strict. both the teacher and and staff do

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2008
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- submitted by a student
December 16, 2007
my children have been at star for three years now I'am so happy with every thing it has to offer the staff are awesome and just having the kids in an enviorment where they all dress the same well that in it self is rewarding, i have been and will always voleenter as a proud parent there,the work they do is evertless, and as for the rest well star speaks for itself. i wouldnt have my kids in any other school.

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2007
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November 06, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2007
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- submitted by a teacher
August 24, 2007
As a student, I had a bad experience at Star International Academy. Most of the students do not care about their education, there are very limited course options, and almost no AP classes. The school is very unorganized and the most of the students are careless. I am glad that I left the school.

- submitted by a student
August 20, 2007
some teachers really care and try to help the students but others seem to wish we were all 18 and heading out to collage never seeing our faces again.

- submitted by a student
August 08, 2007
The school is extremely poor in many different ways. The teaching staff are a round-up of carefree, short-tempered and sometimes elderly, which leads back to short tempered, people. Because of these annoying attributes, the bond between teacher and student is very thin. Overall, the school is extremely terrible and they don't seem to care about much. I suggest that if they don't want to get closed down, 'smarten up.'

- submitted by a student
no rating May 30, 2007
My two Grand daughters attend Starr and they are receiving a wonderful education. They are happy to go to school and appreciate a fine school system. Thank You

- submitted by a community member
May 29, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2007
My children are in 1st and 3rd grades.This was my children's first year in this school.I was quite concerned about everything-teachers, quality of education, environment, safety,and etc.All thanks to God now after more than 6 months of schooling I am quite settled with my doubts.Environment is safe and good for my children.My children's teachers are very good. Assistant principal-Ahlam Moughnia takes very good care of academic affairs.My both sons are excelling in their studies and their teachers are doing an extra effort to give them more challenging work for their age.My son mentioned and I have noticed myself that several times a paraprofessional also comes in his classroom to help his teacher ,which I consider is good for helping teacher and good for student teacher ratio.I am pretty satisfied at this stage.Also I am hopeful if I have any concern ,it will be taken care of by the management.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2007
Star International Academy is one of the most effective schools my child has attended. I am most pleased with its leadership, the prinicipal is always available and addresses the needs of the students, and the teachers are willing to discuss situations with parents at all times. thanks to all of them.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2006
This school started as a great place to for my child to learn. But that quickly changed. The academic portion of the school is far behind that of public schools especially in the middle grades. There is NO parental involvement and as much as they request it I found that none is really wanted. Overall I'm happy to have my child out of Star and into a good school. Using the rating system: Principal leadership, one principal for k-12 grade is inadequate. Teacher quality, while there are some gems in this school overall there is no continuity of teaching. Safety, I know of threats in the building which were not addressed and discipline is ineffectual.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2006
The early childhood program is wonderful and the teachers are so caring and involved in each child's growth and development throughout the school year.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2006
the teachers are horrible and could care less about the students. All they care about is putting there hours in and leaving. I regret the day ever enrolling my child in such a horrible school. And another thing is the curriculum which is ridiculously easy. The thing that hurts the most is the way the students are made fun of each day. There should be more control and some teachers should help control the situation rather than laugh along with it.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2006
I love this school for all that it offers for our children. The academic program is outstanding, the students and their discipline are just wonderful, the staff and administrators are very dedicated are most caring. The school is a true star.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2006
This school has been rightfully nominated as one of fifteen promising charter schools in the nation! I have seen firsthand the dedication of teachers who are supported by an even more dedicated administration. Fall 2005 MEAP scores in grades 3-8 speak for the school's continued growth and success.

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March 29, 2006
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November 30, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
July 23, 2005
I think this is one of the worst schools I've been to and I've been to a lot of different schools. The rules on behavior aren't good enough teachers and staff let students get away with pretty much everything. Also the staff favortises and discriminates between students. I think the work is way too easy and yet a large majority of the students are flunking. There's a lot of tension between students. Profanity and racial slurs are commen and ignored. Teachers and staff seem to respect and show more attention to the louder more aggressive students which discourages the smarter well behaved students. If anyone ever went to a teacher or staff member with a problem the common response is 'what do you want me to do about it' or I don't care.

- submitted by a former student
August 26, 2003
They have outstanding teachers, and administrative staff who are all focused on the best education available for the children and have a 'no child will be left behind' motto which speaks for itself. And a new school site coming this school year. Congratulations to them, they deserve it.

- submitted by a parent
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Star International Academy
24425 Hass St, Dearborn Heights, MI  48127
(313) 724-8990
Last modified Star International Academy is a Charter school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Star International Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 91 reviews. Top