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Immanuel Christian School

Private | PK-12 | 560 students

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Posted May 1, 2014

Immanuel School is awesome, unless you dig a little deeper and find the hypocrisy in the staff. I worked there for years and was totally accepted, but I made a mistake and EVERYONE at the school turned their back on me. Where was God's forgiveness and mercy? I would not recommend this school to anyone because we all make mistakes and one day, if you're not careful, they will turn their back on you as well.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted May 14, 2013

I highly recommend Immanuel Christian School for anyone who desires challenging academics, strong biblical foundation, and teachers and administrators who care and go the extra mile to see their students succeed. I felt loved and appreciated at ICS, I know you will too!

Posted April 29, 2013

I have been a teacher at Immanuel Christian School (ICS) for many years. My children also attend ICS and have enjoyed being there. I have had the unique opportunity to see things from a teacher's perspective and a parent's perspective. As a teacher we are loved by our administration. I have seen them go out of their way to help us, encourage us, and discipline us in humility. That is love. Which is the same way we try to be with our students. They lead by example. I am comfortable asking questions and voicing my thoughts and disagreements without fear. I know they will listen. As a parent, I have not always seen eye to eye with my co workers however I do know that they love all their students (to include my children) and they love the Lord. We are united and respect each other. When I do have an issue, I pray. God resolves it. Why? Because we love God, each other and our students. We are not perfect, but we strive to excel in our communication, honesty, respect, innovation, stewardship, and teamwork with our administration, teachers, parents and students. This is accomplished through our LOVE for our Lord Jesus Christ! so...Come join our FAMILY! We would love that!
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted April 26, 2013

I have been teaching here for 11 years. The school's atmosphere is loving and warm. Families are embraced with compassion and commitment to reach not only their children's heart but intellect as well. Both of my daughters attended ICS and enjoyed it much. When making a decision about your child's education, consider this: Do I want a school that would nourish my child's intellect only?- or do I want a school that would nourish both intellect and spirit ? Consider ICS, we are called by God to teach in this school and make a difference in your child's life :)
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted April 11, 2013

My wife and I are college graduates with Master degrees. We originally home-schooled as my wife's expertise was in elementary education. As our children grew, we decided that it was important for all of our boys to be academically challenged and socially adjusted before they entered college. Every private school in the city and surrounding areas was examined. Our oldest son was entering high school and after seeing what was available, his choice was Immanuel Christian School (ICS). Upon further examination, we agreed and our oldest son began his high school education in the accelerated academic program at ICS. Subsequently, all of our sons entered, excelled and graduated from ICS. At this time, the oldest son is the administrative assistant to the IT Director at Baylor University. Our middle son is beginning his graduate studies at Liberty University and working full-time at ICS. Our youngest son, is currently praying about which college to attend. All success must be first attributed to God and then to the excellence of all phases of student development at ICS! By far, this school is the finest training resource available in the El Paso area. Please, consider this school!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 10, 2013

This school is the best private school in the area. I have taught at ICS for many years, however, I chose this school after much research as to the best place to educate my daughter. I endured waiting lists, testing for grade level, and even waiting a year to be accepted. My child received such a good education in the years she attended that she graduated a year early from high school and even earlier from college. At age 23 she had her Masters Degree and a very good job! I know that her great foundations are because of this great school. I continue to work here because the students, parents and staff are the best anywhere - To God be the Glory! - A proud teacher
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted April 10, 2013

I have been part of the Immanuel family for over 20 years... first, as a student, then as a parent, and now as part of the faculty. I absolutely love everything about Immanuel. The teachers truly care about the children and I know my own child is receiving the best education. Once, I pulled my daughter out of Immanuel to try a "cheaper" school that was closer to home. She lasted only 3 months at this other school. I was so disappointed in the staff and quality of education. The following year, I had her right back at Immanuel. Now that my youngest is ready for school, there isn't even a hesitation as to where we want her to attend.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 9, 2013

I have been a part of Immanuel for a decade and have a great appreciation for its loving community. I am glad to serve here! I love the professionalism of my co-workers. We all work together to provide the best education available in El Paso!
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted April 4, 2013

I have been a teacher at Immanuel for many years and I believe it to be a great school. I believe our academics are the challenging, the faculty, staff etc are caring, and the Spiritual life is always active, alive and growing. I love it!
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted March 31, 2013

I have been a teacher at ICS for many years and I am thankful to be serving in this school where God is working daily in the hearts of His people. Here you will find that the administration is approachable and supportive. Here the staff is committed to helping the students achieve their best. Here we speak one language - Love. There is no better place to be.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted March 27, 2013

This is the best school in El Paso. I wouldn't have wanted my three children to have graduated from anywhere else. Top notch academics and spiritual emphasis.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 27, 2013

We are a military family. My son attended Immanuel Christian School for three years. The school provided an excellent foundation for college. Coach Rodriguez and Coach Frazier gave him the opportunity to participate in sports. When he needed letters of recommendations, his teachers were glad to help him. I am always recommending the school to other people.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 26, 2013

Awesome school!!! My three sons graduated from Immanuel. The academics were challenging but have made university work and graduate studies very manageable. If academics are your main concern, check this school out. We actually made the decision to send our boys to Immanuel because it is unashamedly Christian. We have witnessed "Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it."
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 25, 2013

My sent went to this school from the age of 3 to 13. He only left because he wanted to join Jr. ROTC. He was well prepared for public school and was placed in AP classes. We loved the school and the teachers. He has a strong Christian foundation and made many lifetime friends. He has since joined the military and still speaks highly about Immanuel Christian School.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 15, 2013

Love the school! As a parent, we went to various schools to determine which school was the best fit for our family. While there may be other private schools in El Paso, Immanuel provides the exact support we needed to encourage, reinforce and sustain the values we believed and found were important as a family that sought to put God first. From academics to extra-curricular activities, they utilize every opportunity to teach students to give glory to God first. A school should be a home away from home environment and that is what Immanuel is for our family.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 12, 2013

My daughter has been attending ICS since she was 3 years old. She is now a junior. Immanuel is simply the best school around. The atmosphere is a godly one. Everyone you meet greets you with a smile. The teachers are loving, and they really care about each student. They often go the extra mile whether it is helping with studies or supporting the students by attending games and activities. The administrators are wonderful and lead by example. It is evident that they want this school to glorify God. The curriculum is challenging, and it prepares the students for the next step--college. I love the fact that ICS is multicultural and also has several military families, so my daughter is exposed to many lifestyles. My family is so blessed to have ICS; it is our second home, and we love it!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 6, 2013

This is a great school. The academics are challenging, the leaders and staff love the Lord and they are always looking for ways to improve.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 12, 2012

Military family-our son and daughter attended here for a combined total of 6 years. Hands down the most academically advanced school they have been to in 4 states. If you make good grades here college will be a breeze. Teachers and adminstration always addressed our every concern. Best school we have attended!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 26, 2012

iCS is a school full of hypocrisy. It's a typical religious school, one has to be in the "in" crowd to receive any kind of mercy or grace. It's a school full of judgement. I never saw or felt God's love in that place including the church. Send your children to public school where they have a better chance of kindness and acceptance .
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 6, 2012

I attended this school the majority of my school k-12 life as well as schools in the YISD. I truthfully can say they are not connected with God. I had one teacher, Mr. Smith who was the only AMAZING teacher I had the entire time. They teachers and staff are very hypocritical especially the teachers, the curriculum is actually pretty decent, the food is overpriced, there are a lot of "who knows who" in that school and that is how the school is run as well. If you are doubting my statements, I was there long enough to know. My best friend's mother was criticized for being married more than one time, that is not a Christian way to view a person. Try Faith Academy.....

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 70% 51%
White 24% 31%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Black 2% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1201 Hawkins Blvd
El Paso, TX 79925
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