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International Academy of Flint (K-12)

Charter | K-12 | 1114 students

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $57,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $590.

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted April 2, 2014

I'm in love with International Academy of Flint. My oldest daughter went there and now my youngest daughter attends. I love that they really care about your child's future, and are strict in the way they conduct the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

I have nothing but praise for I AF. I had two grandchildren who attended while they were in my care for seven years. After returning to there father's custody now atending school. My granddaughter was a member of the National honor society at IAF and excepted at her new school. My grandsons algebra teacher ask him what school he tranfer from because who ever his teacher was did a good job and that if he saw them again she said to tell them thanks. That teacher would be Mr. Hermon , forgive me if I mispelt the name.thank you I A F keep doing an outstanding job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2013

I have three grandchildren attending IAF and we just love it......International Academy of Flint is an excellent school for those who are serious about their education.


Posted August 1, 2013

I love International Academy of Flint. They care for their students and take time with them. My grandson has come a long way just starting kindergarten. I love the fact they do the Pledge of Allegiance. And he will remain in this school through to the 12th grade and not have to switch schools. He will be able to make lifelong friends.


Posted February 1, 2013

School was OK .... depends on if your child's a good tester. Every week they have a test..My child did ok here. However ....did much better last year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2012

Here at International Academy of Flint, it teaches you the better roles of learning. Even though it may seem difficult with all these classwork and homework, you'll soon get use the environment. I believe you can make a fresh start at this great school and learn something that no other school has to offer. Once you make a change at International Academy of Flint, you'll soon notivce that you'll be a step ahead into college.


Posted July 27, 2011

i strongly dislike this school. they have to take every single day of the week. they are to hard on the students , their uniform policy is redicolous. they dont have many activities nor sports. the school dont really teach you , it teaches you how take test and thats about it. the school isent what they make it out to be
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2011

IAF is a great place to work. I go home everyday knowing I made a difference. There is awesome communication between staff. All teachers go out of their way to educate students and contact parents. I wouldn't want to teach at any other school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 26, 2009

The education level in this school has been exceptional. I enrolled my son last year to the second grade. This was the first year he'd ever felt challenged. He liked going to school, and looked forward to learning. That's half the battle when education your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2008

IAF is a friendly place. Parents are welcomed by administration, teachers and staff. They are respected, and are considered real partners in the learning process. At IAF, parents are expected to encourage students, arrange a quiet place and time for homework, and have the health, clothing, and personal needs of students in order. However, when some of the needs of children are not met, IAF helps arrange for resources, whether they be food, clothing, or transportation. The extra help provided for students, and often families, builds a strong bond between the school and the family, which also helps IAF to distinguish itself as a caring and helpful school. The culture IAF builds with parents is one of trust. When parents believe and trust, marvelous things can happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2008

IAF is an excellent school, teachers are the best in the county and they encourage students to do weel and keep studying until they are done with college
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2008

My son attends the new Academy in Saginaw. We am very impressed with the faculty and parenting effort. We feel this school is the better option for our son, seeings the public school offers little activity
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2006

It is a high academic school. I personally believe they challenge the students in a higher level, and there is good discipline at the school. The teachers are responsible and there is also enough extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2004

This school has excellent academic programs but needs help with teacher, student and parent confrences. I would like to know more about what my child is doing and not from someone who is not in the class room but from their teacher, not their counseler.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2004

IAF is an excellent school with a faculty that really cares about its students. Their care definitely shows in the students respect for the faculty and each other as well as themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 40% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
30%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
7%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
13%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 35% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
4%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 26% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
8%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 29% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
7%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
14%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 38% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
21%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MME test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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ACT participation

98%

Average ACT score

18

Graduation rate

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2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Michigan high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
African-American 78% 18%
White 10% 69%
Multiracial 7% 2%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Flint Community Schools
Beecher Community Schools/or surounding areas
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • IAF named one of the Top 20 Charter School in MI (2006)
  • Top 100 Hundred School in the U.S. by US News & World Report (2007)
  • America's Best High Schools by U.S. News adn World Report (2008)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Kendra Giles
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (810) 600-5300

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

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  • Painting
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Mott Community College
University of Michigan- Flint
Saginaw Valley State University
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Flint, MI 48503
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