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50 East Henderson Rd
Columbus, OH 43214

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(614) 365-6032
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August 20, 2015
We're going on our fourth year at Indian Springs. We love it there. The parents and teachers go above and beyond making for a very warm and friendly learning environment.

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Develops empathy: Strongly agree
July 23, 2015
Indian Springs has a wonderfully diverse student body. There are many opportunities for students and families to take part in activities motivated by civic-mindedness.

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July 23, 2015
My children are excelling both academically and socially at Indian Springs. The teachers, staff and administrator all work hard to ensure every child is meeting their potential.

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July 13, 2015
The teaching staff and support staff is wonderful. The principal is not - she's about herself not her school. That is the definite vibe. And when my three kids started there 9 years ago the school had much better ratings all around. The principal has really let things go and good teachers have left due to poor leadership.

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Amount of homework: Too much
June 07, 2015
Its hard for such little kids to do so much. There is a lot of homework already for 1st grade!

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June 07, 2015
We are very pleased with the school. My daughter will be starting 2nd grade there in the Fall, so far her kindergarten and 1St grade teachers have both been fantastic. She has learned so much! I appreciate how much pride the school has and how interactive the principal is with the students. There are a lot of active parents and volunteers. The school reminds me of the one I went to as a kid. A very safe and fun environment.

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May 19, 2014
My oldest is in 5th grade and has had a great experience at Indian Springs. We are proud to call it our home school and will be sending our youngest there in the fall. The staff is caring and the parent involvement is very high. We look forward to another great 6 years.

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April 07, 2014
Indian Springs is GREAT! My daughter is in Kindergarten at IS and has had the most amazing experience. She has learned so much and I couldn't have asked for a better school for her to be a part of. They have skate nights and fun things going on all the time. The only thing I would suggest doing differently is K students go to lunch at 1130am & they do not get a snack, by the time my daughter is picked up at 330pm she is starving. I would like to see them get a snack sometime after lunch to hold them over until dinner. :)

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November 09, 2013
This school has gone so far downhill it is crazy. Clinton is a better choice.

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October 24, 2013
I absolutely love Indian Springs! The teachers and staff are friendly, knowledgeable and genuinely care about their students and their education. They go above and beyond to help the children excel. The parent involvement at this school is amazing and the overall atmosphere is one of community and acceptance. I have a student in fourth grade and one in kindergarten and truly could not be happier with their education. I highly recommend Indian Springs to everyone, and will be sad when my children move on and leave this school.

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January 16, 2013
There is a distinctive dysfunctional environment at this school. Parents are discouraged from articulating concerns. When their concerns are made public, there is usually a concerted and bizarre effort on the part of the school community to discredit and silence the parent concerns. You can see this on several local discussion boards. School parties are not permitted, running on the blacktop (recess spot) is not permitted. There is very little joy in this school, the hostile, suspicious environment is pervasive (as it is truly represented on this board).

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September 06, 2012
My family has been an active part of this school since 1997 - 98 school year and has had three older children graduate from here; currently we have one in Fourth grade and one in First. We have experienced four Administrators and are very happy with the current one who is kind, dedicated, professional, and hard working. Standards have not slipped and continue to rise with parent expectations every year. The staff too are hard working and dedicated and both the staff and Administrator respond to parent concerns in a timely manner. Children are treated well with a balance of affection and discipline. Parents are always on sight and very vital to the function of this school. All of my children have had Special needs and all are Gifted and Talented, the school is able to meet the needs of these groups without sacrificing the needs of their core students. The school works to help children with both learning Disabilities and learning differences and offers a comprehensive learning environment that has both strong academics but that seeks to make learning fun! My children enjoy coming to this school. The staff here as well as the parents and students are part of our extended family!

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August 16, 2012
Untrue gossip it is not. The LAST principal--he knew how to run that school. I have been involved with IS since my daughter started kindergarten in 2004. I still have a second child who attends. The current principal does everything she can to AVOID contact with parents and things like bullying are allowed to go on, and on, and on...That said, the parents and the teachers do their best to make-up for the lack of leadership and, for the most part, are successful. The last principal showed the I.S. community what WAS POSSIBLE with an enthusiastic, competent leader at the helm. It is sad to have to go back to sad days BEFORE he came along.

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August 02, 2012
The other reviewer is unfortunately spreading untrue gossip that is hurtful to our school and our community. The principal at Indian Springs is wonderful. We have had numerous experiences with her and found her to be fair, honest and calm in all instances. She loves the students and has a true commitment to education and our community. The school has amazing teachers and fosters a loving and caring environment every day.

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August 02, 2012
I have two children who have been in this school, one of whom is at Dominion Middle School and the other of whom is still at Indian Springs. In contrast to the previous reviewer, my family has found that the current principal has greatly improved Indian Springs, which was already a good school. Some parents were not happy that she wanted to treat children more equally than the previous principals had, and resent the loss of their privileges in the ECLIPSE program, which was way out of control. With the loss of a couple of the few incompetent teachers that the school had, though, Indian Springs is now better than ever. Evidence of this is that the staff all agree that the working environment has dramatically improved since our new principal started and very vocal negative elements departed.

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November 24, 2008
My children both attended Indian Springs elementary -- k-5. They are now at Whetstone High School and Columbus Alternative, both high-performing Columbus Public High Schools. Indian Springs was a wonderful, loving environment that offered the academic emphasis necessary to prepare them for the rigors of Dominion Middle School and their respective high school. I would recommend this wonderful place to every parent!

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November 14, 2008
My son is in 3rd grade here at Indian Springs. He's been attending the school since he was 5 . This is the best thing I've done for his education so far.

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August 17, 2008
Indian Springs is more than school. It is a community of administrators, teachers, parent and grandparents who all believe and support their children. The cooperation, dedication of all make Indian Springs a place where children want to come, and parents want to help, and teachers want to stay. I am a parent of two Indian Springs students and wouldn't want them anywhere else.

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no rating
August 03, 2008
This school is rated top 10 because they do take pride in helping those whom need some financial aide such as glasses and warm meals that alot of children don't get at home.We are proud and the schools persistance in seeing that the childrens needs are met when the parents aren't always capable of doing so.Pround to have children at Indian Springs.Thank God for people who really truely care.amen

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March 07, 2006
Great school, nice kids, awesome teachers. Great urban education in a diverse population. Suburban test scores in an urban setting. The best of both words.

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February 01, 2006
Great teachers at all levels. This is my son's 4th year and he loves it. The best elementary school in Columbus.

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March 12, 2005
Indian Springs is a high performing Clintonville elementary school. The student body is diverse, well behaved and respectful of individuals and differences. The staff is focused on instruction. Teachers are well prepared and held accountable by the administration. The chess club won two grade levels at the state chess tournament. An ECLIPSE class is available for gifted students. Special education programs are represented as well. PTA is well attended and parent participation in a variety of programs is high. This school rivals any private schools in the area in the quality of instruction.

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Indian Springs Elementary School
50 East Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH  43214
(614) 365-6032
Last modified Indian Springs Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Indian Springs Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top