This school would have received a 5 star rating prior to fifth grade. Unfortunately, the 5th grade experience was absolutely unacceptable. Many of the 5th grade students lost a year of learning in 2011/2012 and need to play catch up in 6th grade. Makes for a tough middle school transition. Both of the 5th grade teams appear to be a disappointment. Both teams have a teacher that didn't have experience with 5th grade. The teacher we had not only lacked 5th grade experience, she didn't seem like she even enjoyed her job. Definitly not a good ending to the elementary years.
It was unfortunate but a long time 5th grade teacher left at the beginning of the school year and was replaced by a younger teacher fresh out of college. I realize now how important an experienced teacher is to the children's learning abilities. It takes real classroom experience for teachers to understand how children best understand what lesson they are trying to teach. I also find it funny that there are 6-5 star ratings written in this forum in a 2 day span saying how awesome the teaching staff is. I wonder who wrote those??
Indian Springs teachers and staff are GREAT! They are so enthusiastic about their school and the kids. They work well with the parents to make us feel part of their team. It makes for a great relationship to help our kids grow and excel. GO ISES!
The teachers are very involved with the kids and care about their lives inside and outside of school. They always go the extra mile in assiting kids and making them feel like accomplished winners. There are also amazing music, art and computer classes for the kids. They have so many resources to learn.
The school keeps parents involved at all times. Daily to weekly email to parent of activities and events. The online logs are valuable at understanding what took place during the day and what homework your child is responsible for.