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International Academy Of Saginaw

Charter | K-7 & ungraded | 245 students

We are best known for college prep curricullum.

 
 

Living in Saginaw

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $50,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $640.

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3 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 5, 2014

A lot has changed at IAS since the reviews here were written. There is a new principal. Parents are allowed to come in to observe the school. Most classes even have extra chairs specifically for visitors to observe classes. Parents can talk with teachers anytime. There is a great band and basketball team. The MEAP test scores are higher than any other school in Saginaw or Bridgeport (not inc. magnet schools). Do your own research: the state of Michigan publishes a list that ranks all schools in Michigan. IAS is ranked MUCH higher than any nearby school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 3, 2012

I need to keep inform on with all the new addition, to the school year and try to be the best support for the kids


Posted January 18, 2012

I throught this was a great school parents said it use to be a great school I recently taken my child out because of no learning and a lot of referral, no communication with teachers, cant go on the inside to help your child out if they are having problems, school is dirty bathrm not clean, water fountain dirty with rings, floors filthy and they do not try to work with you and your child, selective kids are allowed to go to computer class,not all teachers are bad but they do have several Principal cant talk for hisself, so if you want to take that chance send your child to this school it is not what they they say it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2012

This school could be a good school if they allowed parents to have a one on one with teacher's. I am pulling my daughter out of this school after 3 years of attending. Their rules make no sense. Parents are no longer able to go into the buliding with their children and it raises a red flag with me... What are they trying to hide? I also don't think they're test scores are as accurate as they portray them to be. I'm just very skeptical about this school. If you're thinking about putting your child here really do some research...They have no music program and no sport programs.
—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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
10%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
0%

2013

 
 
0%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
0%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
6%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
41%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

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.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
African-American 80% 18%
Hispanic 11% 6%
White 9% 69%
American Indian N/A 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Multiracial N/A 2%
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 179%N/A48%
Female 254%N/A48%
Male 246%N/A52%
Source: 1 MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Top Performing public school (2010)
  • Straight A report card from Department of Ed (2010)
  • Straight A report card from Department of Ed (2009)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Christopher Matheson
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (989) 921-1001

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Special education
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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  • IAS has achieved AYP each year we have been open(since 2007). For the years of 2009 and 2010, we have received a straight A report card from the department of education because of our excellent test scores. After test scores were released for the school year 2010/11, we were ranked the 10th highest school in Saginaw County. We offer a very structured and strict college preparatory curriculum.SABIS Educational Systems currently serves nearly 80 school worldwide and has 125 years of experience in managing schools.
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1944 Iowa Ave
Saginaw, MI 48601
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Phone: (989) 921-1000

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