Find a different school. They have a very large failure rate and teachers don't understand the IB/PYP program. I relocated to the Killeen area as a contractor on post. I read the reviews and expected typical greatness from a Texas school, especially with a IB program in place. After being there a year and contacting the principle several times and dealing with the teacher we determined that the school is over crowded and they are not willing to deal with the root issues causing student problems. Living near the school we have several friends with kids going to the school and all have had the same issues. Straight "A" kids barely passing, not being notified of deficiencies until right before a report card comes out. No complaints from the teacher about our child every day we pick up our kid. What are these people thinking??? On a different note, you must pay to background check yourself if you want to chaperone, you must pay your own way for field trips and when our child went to the Zoo no parents wanted to chaperone so a teacher had to tag along and 12 students were with each teacher. One student was lost and so they found him and left the zoo early. Talk about a cluster.
Iduma is a wonderful elementary school! They have the IB PYP program and they really live those learner profiles! We love the staff and all the little extras they offer for the students. I have had children at this school for 5 years now and I love it so much that I have them transferred here every year!
I love this school and the friendly atmosphere. My child has been attending this school since Pr-k and she has learned so much here. I think its awesome that they are able to learn French and have computer lab, science, Art on a daily basis along with thier curriculum. The principal is awesome as well as there staff. Having to deal with over 1,000 kids they do a great job
I loved this school also. We recently had to moveto nashville and my son is way advanced than the other students in his class. They really did teach the children at Iduma Ihope that I can find another school that is as dedicated to the children's learning.
I love this school. All the staff are dedicated to teaching our children the wonderful IB principles. My children have grown tremendously. I am so honored to be able to have my children attend such a wonderful school. Iduma is the best!
Iduma Elementary School and its community raises knowledgeable, caring, risk-taking students who show great integrity.
This is my child's second year and i love it, The enrichment program is great and my child learns so much here
The best school I have ever been involved with. My son has gone to Iduma for the past 3 years K-2 and I am so impressed every year with the teachers, the areas of study, and how all the staff is truly there for our kids.
My child has been a student at Iduma for 4 years. I love entire staff including the office staff, many may complain about them however we need to look at what they deal with on a daily basis with over 1000 students enrolled, they have alot on their plates in dealing with so many parents. Over the years I have seen the staff come and go. However, no matter where they may have been before Iduma they become a very valuable asset to the school in helping each child to succeed in all that they do. The IB/PYP I feel is enhancing my child as a unique individual, and I am very glad that such a program is available in the Killeen Independent School District, at the elementary school level. Iduma/J. Tyson keep up the great job that is being done.
I have two children in Iduma elementary. I like both of there teachers. I do however, have a problem with office staff and others. They are unfriendly and unhelpful. If you do have a complaint, don't exspect anyone to respond or take care of it. If you have a problem with a member of there office staff or one of there aids, don't exspect it to get resolved.Some of there staff that does crossing gaurd duty are also unfriendly.
I just moved from this school and wish we could go back. I love what the PYP program was teaching and how they were teaching it. The teachers that we have had all were wonderful.
Iduma is a good school as long as you don't have any complaints for the front office. You either get the run around on the phone or if you do go in person be prepared to sit there for a while.
Iduma is a learning community dedicated to each and every student. Parent teacher communication is highly valued by the teachers and administrators. The PYP is teaching each child to discover and view life with an open mind and healthy curiosity. Empowering them to exceed expectations and goals set before them with integrity and compassion. I could not say enough about the love and spirt of family that is present at this school. I not only trust each and every staff member with my children's education but with their lives. With the majority of the students having military parents who in most cases are on a second deployment. The staff of Iduma has provided these children and military spouses with love, understanding and support they need and deserve. As a parent, military spouse, and teacher this is a rare school that I and my family are blessed with.
Great school the best in the area. My child wakes up early just to go to school with all the other kids. The adminstation is young and willing to help every child. Dedicated teachers... 1 of a kind school
This school is very different. In another school district the parents were able to be involved more. My daughters Kindergarten teacher was more receptive to the childrens needs. She also broadened their knowledge and kept things more interesting with more field trips and parental involvement. The office staff is friendly and helpful. The principal seems to try but has her hands full.
All in all I am happy with this school. My boys have been going there for the second year now. The only thing I do not like are certain teachers and sometimes unfriendly office staff on the phone or when you go in. But then we also had some incredible teachers who gave their all to help our sons.
Overall I am pretty happy with this school and my sons' education. The office seems somewhat disorganized at times but everybody is nice and helpful and I really like how much effort my son's 1st grade teacher puts in him being successful. On the other hand my other son's Kindergarten teacher does not communicate with the parents very well.
Everyone is really excellent. Their main concern is the children. I think that is a wonderful thing. My children are important to me so I am glad to see a school who thinks the same.
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