This is the most unorganized school I've ever encountered. There is almost zero communication, and it is like pulling teeth to get anyone to speak with you or respond back to you, much less work with you in an effective and positive way. Every teacher there plays by their own rules, grades by their own rules, and changes those rules whenever they feel like it, and when going to the principal of this school one is met with remarks that make you as a parent feel like you are the problem. No one is accountable for their own actions as far as staff is concerned. No one is on the same page. The policies, or lack of, enforced by the "principal" are tweaked based on who they are dealing with and how much money that family gives to the school/masjid, and what nationality they are. The way the principal and most teachers, handle themselves, their position, and their responsiblity is, most of the time, extremely dissapointing as a Muslim. My children will not be going back to this school next fall, and unfortunately I would not recommend this school to anyone I know.
If I had known what kind of school this was I would have never sent my children here. They would be better off in the public school. The administration is the unorganized and unprofessional. The principal is bias and plays favorites children and families who donate large amounts of money to the Mosque. She will overlook bullying, verbal and physical abuse by a child who has money but, punish the other children without cause. She is also rude and speaks to the parents in a disrespectful way. Most of the "Islamic" aspects of the school are non existent because they are more concerned about politics and money and if you don't have money you don't fit it. Most teachers do what they want, when they want, grade how they want and have no communication with the parents. Unfortunately I would not recommend this school.
Horrible administration especially the ineffective principle who favors certain families. Even the BOE is biased. The kids know about this and know many other unIslamic things that go on so they make fun of there own islamic school. its a joke.
The school has grown and improved significantly in the past five years. Class sizes have more than doubled. Academics are strong. More extracurriculars are being planned and offered--we had a running club and gardening club this past fall. Recently we had an evening of student performed skits and songs that was truly impressive!
Great principal, very open to communication with all stakeholders of each student at her school. She establishes high academic and behavior expectations, and goes above and beyond to recruit and retain high-quality teachers. Creates a secure and supportive environment that is very much conducive to learning. Very ambitious in setting high goals for the school.
The school goes up to 8th grade. The school treats the students as they are all in elementary school. Other than that the school was good. It taught the importance and values of Islam and how they are to use these values in everyday lifestyles. The school does need to improve on having extracurricular activities to keep the students healthy and to help them live a balanced lifestyle.