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Andalusia School

Private | PK-12 | 280 students

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Posted March 10, 2014

Although the school and staff are doing their best, it is not a complete school. Many of the amenities and services that a public school offers...Andalusia does not. Btw, they are constantly begging for money and asking parents and staff to help recruit more students....however can barely manage the ones in-house! That alone says something. Save your money and teach the Quran and Islamic values to your child yourself.

Posted November 27, 2013

I disagree with the last comment. Andalusia School follows strictly the State Commin Core Standards. I can also speak from experience and tell you that compared to public schools, even some of the most expensive districts, Andalusia students are at a higher level in reading, math, science. This school however does not have the resolvers to care for Special Needs Students and that some parents refuse to believe their children need special attention. I invite potential parents to come and visit the school during some of the Academic events they have planned so they can see for themselves how challenged the students are and all that they are exposed to.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 26, 2013

The concept of Andalusia School in Yonkers is great but they have far way to travel yet. Their American education standards are very low in compare to other public school. I speak with experience as I send my child there and was forced to take him out after two years as I saw he was much behind in comparison to other public school standards. When I took him out and put him in a regular school it was true he was behind in reading, writing and these two are most important for all the subject. I wish best for Andalusia and may they come over the obstacles and get better in education and in Islamic education as well.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 20, 2013

I would like to say that Andalusia School is a great school. Teachers do their best to educate students and to develop their skills. The school has drastically developed over the last two years, keep going forward Andalusia !!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 21, 2013

This is a school that works everyday with immense effort to teach its students all of the values I mentioned above. They are an excellent school academically, and you don't need to take my word for it. Visit the school and you'll see that their senior students have been accepted to prestigious colleges and universities, you will also see that Kindergarteners partcipate in Spelling Bee competitions at the tender age of 5 or 6 and have to learn over 300 words, in addition to all the other work they do daily. This schools instilles Islamic Values not only for the individuals learning it to be able to contribute to the Muslim community but to be able to grow up as an honest, humble, strong-character, leader type of human being. A human being who can influence peace, tolerance, family values and the vital need of education. I personally am grateful and feel blessed to have been able to send my precious son to attend Andalusia. May God continue to bless Andalusia School with knowledge and wisdom to preserve this wonderful community they have built.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 15, 2013

I completely agree with the review from 1/9/2013. I worked there. 1. They don't treat employees equally. 2. If i had specifc questions they were met with vague useless answers, leaving me to just figure it out (and believe me it was the same no matter who I asked). 3.If I spoke out my concerns were met with 'We will work on it." and the results were inconsistant. 4.They don't train new hires well, they don't pay well or in a timely manner. Basically there are really no rules becasue they are bent so often. I know that some of these issues are not uncommon in other schools, but forgive me for thinking that an 'Islamic' school would have higher educational, professional, and moral standards.
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Posted January 9, 2013

Andulasia is an ok school because of its Islamic environment but it has no educational background One of the teachers screams to much and doesn't know how to teach Another is an amazing teacher but doesn't know how to contral a class One is too strict One makes non age appropriate speeches The principal makes insanely boring speeches And it goes on and on It went a long way from where it was but it still needs lots of improvement

Posted January 26, 2011

This school is a really good school. It educates you and increases your knowledge. I like that school because I have been to many other schools before, and I realized that they have the best behavior. The teachers there have a great amount of knowledge and they teach in many good ways.
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 5, 2010

i am a 7th grader and ive been in this school my whole was first in a different building(it was in the westchester muslim center).if these teachers and the board didnt care i doubt we would be in the building we are now. it is a beutiful place and i have to say it is not like a public school. the school is a great school. although i can see that many kids in this school do not appreciate it, inshaallah when they grow up they will. are teachers are kind. they help us study whenever they can. ofcourse its an expensive school but give it some time and inshaallah it will be one of the best schools
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 3, 2010

I rate this school a one star. this is because the way they teach the students; with no educational background. some teachers have masters degree but you always have to know the structural way to handle your class. i personally think that they do not do a good job in that. therefore this school is like this. if we have a better staff that understood the parents and students it would be a great school. sadly no one listens. listening to things like this should be taken into consideration, not ignored. the board members do not listen to what the parents may think. it all shows in the end. Communication is a key factor for every school. that is the key that makes a school better in every way. the rules are strict and most of them do not even make sense or they are not needed at all.
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 17, 2009

I am proud that my children are attending Andalusia School. Teachers are giving them all care they need. Principal is is working very hare. Board members are very suppotive to parents, staff, and students. My children getting great education at very safe enviornment, Alhamdolilah. I no longer worried about the well being of my children.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 16, 2009

I love this school is really nice but sometimes the lunch is noesty rice but the education is better the teacher are sometime strict but still love this school
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 15, 2009

Andalusia School is a work in progress and that is good. As others have noted, the physical progress made over the course of 3 years is immense; our children have gone from a small environment to a full fledged school building. The Muslim community, the school bd, the parents, students and all staff have invested alot of time, care and money to make this dream of having an alternative to public education, namely, an Islamic school become a reality. While many of the staff are either certified or working on certification there are some who need to further their education...this will come Insha'Allah. For the most part, the students are receiving an education based on NYS standards and where it falls short, the principal and board are working hard to improve. In the meantime, our children are receiving core subjects, Islamic studies, Quran, Arabic and are praying each day. Alhumdulilah.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 16, 2009

i disagree with these ratings this school is not organized the teachers are not qualified and there is no consistency of the teachers which is not agood sign. It is not safe and staff is short , kids are not attended at all times. I am taking my kids out of this school next school year.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 8, 2009

Unqulified teachers,very boaring environment for kids,no activities and poor standards
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 26, 2008

This school provide a great environment to All students, especially those those of Muslim faith. Andalusia School parent are greatly involved in various activities such as tutoring, shows, ..ect. Principal is active, staff are professional and passionate about teaching and caring the most about the students
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 12, 2008

My two children are in fourth and 7th grade. The truth is that the school is not better than any public school except for the fact that it is an islamic environment. There is no day that one of their teachers is not absent. My kids did much better in public school. I regret sending my children to the school. The result of the state exam is very close to that of yonkers public school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 12, 2008

i rate this school a one star, this is becuase the teachers are good but they dont know how to handle the students, uniform can go overhand, some teachers are very bad, the others are really good. yet the rules are sometimes not needed or not worth it. the students pretty much hate that school, they hate their injustice between girls or boys, their freedom in gym is bad because you also have to wear a uniform for that too. i doubt that this school is ready for another 10 years, and i hope that teachers do understand how i feel and also the students. their has to be change in this school, same old boring and horrible rules. thank you
—Submitted by a student

Posted July 25, 2008

Andalusia School is an excellent institution. The students learn in a positive and safe environment. The teachers are caring and loving. The administration is consistent. As per the students perform very well in all the State Exams. And for me as a parent is very important.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 5, 2008

i think this school has a good and caring staff, but the rules are very strict! education is okay, but i have seen better, students in the older ages have a tough time because they might not know the terms of education at all, strugglement, this school needs a little help but with a greater board that understands it can be an outstanding school, students can be really close to there fellow peirs, but sometimes this school can get out of hand with trips and the uniform, but you just have to deal with that.

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