I was a student at Idlewild Elementary School and I enjoyed my years there and it set me up for a great transition into middle school.
Idlewild is a great school and my son loves going everyday. The teachers and staff are wonderful.
Second year at Idlewild. The staff and teachers are incredibly dedicated to all the students. Academics in the magnet program are second to none. My child is a person at this school, not just a number. My child has received opportunities not available at his home school including the elective program, clubs and academic competitions. Students are given the tools to succeed and encouraged to do so here. Glad to have found this school and looking forward to finishing elementary school here at Idlewild.
Very disappointed with the school. Academics within the magnet program have been acceptable; however not worth the trade off of violent infractions and bullying that occur on the playground and especially the before and after school program. Also, county will only allow transfer back to home school on the quarter mark...... So, if your child is bullied and unhappy - you are stuck! They need some intensive work on bullying and playground safety within the mainstream school. Looking forward to going back to home school.
My son completed kindergarten at Idlewild and is now preparing to start first grade. I often refer to it as a hidden jewel. I am particularly pleased with the magnet program and the after-school program. The magnet program has exposed my child to things that I did not expect such as theatre, dance and different cultures. His reading and writing skills are on a third grade level. After-school has been a supreme blessing. This is not a baby sitting program. Your child focuses on his homework and is encouraged to not just do it, but to do it well. In addition Ms. Adderton helps the children to grow in terms of public performances, manners and doing what is right. Discipline is always at the fore front. It has not all been a day at the park, but I think that my family has grown so far with our time at Idlewild.
When we had to give up home-schooling we were blessed with Idlewild. They respected and supported our religious views and we have had great success with all three of our children's tranistion into public education. This will be thier 3rd year and we purposely stayed in the area to guarantee this school. We highly recommend Idlewild to everyone!
I have a student in his 2nd.year at Idlewild. The staff has been very helpful and extremely concerned about my child. He has grown in maturity as well as educationally since he came to this school. He is held accountable for his actions and is encouraged to be the best that he can be. I have enjoyed his time here and look forward to him completing the remainder of his elementary education at this school. I am very involved with the school and participate in outside activities held by the school. There are lots of ways for a family to be involved and they work very hard to include all members of the child's family. What a breath of fresh air in the school system with so many issues and concerns for students, staff and the community.
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