Students enrolled 332
School leader DEBBIE DELEON

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4616 San Pedro Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212

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4 stars
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October 03, 2014
In regards to your comment about Special Education..... Under the realm of Norma Hernandez, I question your authenticity about Special Education. She is superb in her job and has an authentic reason for being the Special Education Coordinator. SASIC is an exceptionally unique school that is willing to go far and beyond what most traditional schools will not. The coordination between Special Education and Administration is the most reliable effort I have ever seen. It may not be faultless, but it is authentic!!!

- submitted by a teacher
June 03, 2014
This school has teachers that genuinely care about their students and provides decent education in arts and music to high schoolers. That being said, the special education department is SEVERELY out of compliance and needs to be audited immediately. If you have a child with special needs and think they will benefit from the small classes and close-knit community, think again. You would do much better to send your child to a different school.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2013
I am still waiting for this school to follow through on their promises. My child is gifted but spends most of his time just hanging out in class as he flies through his school work. He is also rarely given homework and recently told me that they don't have much homework because the copier is still broken. The office staff seems to be nice enough but there is very little, if any, communication with parents about their child's classroom activities as well as any school function they are planning. I didn't even find out about their big Fall Festival until two days before it was scheduled and only because my child told me directly. I really want this school to be all it can be and better itself. To this day I have never even seen the principal and don't even know if they have a program planned for a PTA type of parental involvement in the future or not. My son feels important here, he says, and he really loves it, but I am starting to wonder if that is because he gets to help teach other students. I am still waiting it out for a bit, but there is a Great Hearts school opening here next year so SASIAC better step it up. If they do I will certainly update this review.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2013
These teachers and staff truly care about the students. All students are treated equally non more special than the other. My daughter is excited to go to school in the morning. She truly enjoys learning here. The Vice Principal and Principal have a hands on approach to teaching. I have 2 children at this school. And the entire teaching staff and front desk know me by name. My child is more then a number at this school. I was very impressed with the student and teacher involvement at their school activities. I was also impressed with the creativity expressed at there harvest festival. They care and it shows.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2013
This school is the best. Strong teacher involvement. This school is strong with the reading, writing, and arithmetic. But most importantly the care deeply about their students.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2013
Quit complaining and take your kids elsewhere then!!! My kids love the school and have been able to express themselves freely. (Regarding Dec 20 post)

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2012
So much wasted potential. I have given this school a good long time but it has become apparent that they just cannot be taken seriously as a quality school. Their premise is great but it isn't put into practice. No PE, promises of new programs that never happen, and underpaid and stressed out faculty leading to horrible teacher turnover. It's great to have no uniforms, kids can have purple hair, but my teenaged child is begging to go somewhere where there is an academic challenge! Not good for gifted or special ed (we have both) as teaching is to the test and individual learning styles are ignored. An abundance of thuggy types that were kicked out of other schools. Good place to go for pregnant teens or those who have nowhere else to go, but if your child is especially bright they will be bored here and if they have any special education needs they will not receive adequate accommodations. You'll be dealing with the upheaval of a special ed kid getting a new teacher 2 or 3 times a year! Horrible communication too, never know what is going on at school until the kids say something directly. The good teachers move on to better pay and respect, only a few good ones remain.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2011
This school is amazing! I was having a hard time at my old school i was pregnant and every teacher at my school would judge me n said i wasnt going to graduate . Kids would look at me and talk about me so i decided to move to this school. Here i found the love and support from everyone especially teacher. They understood my situation and did everything posible for me to get my education on track. what ever question i had about my work they had the time to sit there with you and teach it to you untill you would understand. In about 3 months i went from a junior to a senior and was ready to graduate. I thank this school for giving me the opportunity to graduate and be able to give my son a better life. Thank you

- submitted by a community member
May 03, 2011
i GRADUATED FROM SASIC IN 2006 THE MEMORIES I CREATED THERE IN THE SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME I WAS THERE ARE PRICELESS. THE FACULTY THERE REALLY CARE ABOUT THE STUDENTS AND GET INVOLVED MORE THAN ANY SCHOOL I HAD ATTENDED. IT IS THE BEST SCHOOL BY FAR. THE ACADEMICS, THE TEACHERS, THE SURROUNDINGS, HARD TO IMAGINE THAT TEACHERS COULD CARE SO MUCH ABOUT A STUDENT'S EDUCATION. I NOT ONLY ATTENDED THIS SCHOOL I WORKED THERE FOR A YEAR AFTERWARDS, AND LET ME TELL YOU THE EXPERIENCE I GAINED WHILE EMPLOYED THERE WAS MORE THAN I COULD EVER HOPE FOR. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE ANY DAY.

- submitted by a community member
April 04, 2011
SASIC has blossomed over the years. I recommend that you always try SASIC first. If it doesn't fit you, you'll know it pretty quickly. No uniforms - if this is important to your child, SASIC is the answer. Individuality and expression are subtly encouraged in all classes. Behavior problems are quickly expelled so if you have problems with fights, don't even put yourself through it. Awesome special needs department guys will personally tutor your child. (not wheelchair friendly, but GREAT with LD and ADHD kids)

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2010
This school has the right focus. Make education enjoyable and challenging. My daughter is learning for the first time in 8 years. I wish we had enrolled her earlier. She got commended on all of her TAKS tests this year. At her previous public school she would barley pass.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2010
I think you are doing an excelllllent job.I really appreciate all your hard work and dedication.I couldn't ask for a better school to help us out .In our time of need.You make me proud.Thanks SASIC.From the Arispe family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
All three of my children started this year and they love it. I am so glad my 13 year old son is doing well, and loves school better now that he is there. I was very worried at first, but they told me they can't miss school for any reason at all.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 22, 2009
What so great.... They allow kids to be kids and fun interactive learning, love it.... Great school

- submitted by a community member
February 27, 2009
This school was amazing! the teachers were great, friendly, and caring. My parents agreed as well. I learned to play the drums and very well at age 13, and already study math at a college level. They take the time to explain everything and make it fun for me to want to learn! mrs. Parker is a wonderful teacher, maybe if the best i've had. Sure, some parents see kids with different behavior and clothing, they're just trying to be part of the new 'cool' around there. They seemed so 'horrible' when i first saw everyone, but they are all very good people.

- submitted by a student
October 14, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 26, 2008
I attended S.A.S.I.C for about a year . Up untill I went there I thought of school as a joke. They taught me not only to be myself but to always do my best in any and everything I do. The staff is incredible its like they care.

- submitted by a student
August 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 11, 2008
SASIC is a wonderful school. My daughter attends the middle school and she actually loves to go to school. She has learned so many things out of the 'norm' as well as the state required work. There is a lot of art going on. The teachers are wonderful and the administration seems to be doing a great job. If you want a memorable education for your child - this is the place!

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2008
My son was totally transformed for the better at the San Antonio School for Inquiry and Creativity. Teachers care about the students and the superintendent is the greatest. I highly recommend this inovative school. I never thought my son would say he wanted to go to college, now he is already registered. I am so proud.

- submitted by a parent
November 26, 2007
It is the best school you could ever imagine! I've been in this school because of an exchange program and I really enjoyed it.[Germany]

- submitted by a student
no rating August 05, 2007
this school is so great. they truely showed me how a school should really be, great and understanding teachers, fun actives, and laid back atmosphere...i was slipping thro the cracks of my reagular school and no one cared...but i am an A & B student now and i have been gettin the best scores on my TAKS then i have ever gottin if your child is normal and can thrive in a dull school then keep them there but if he/she is different in anyway sasic will be beacon of light

- submitted by a student
June 20, 2007
My child attends the Sasic Middle School. I have never in my life met a more caring teacher than the English teacher that my son had this year. The principal leadership is evident in that her teachers are allowed freedom to teach in a way that reaches the kids at this school. Parent involvement is there for the taking. They love it when parents come to help out. I would recommend this school to anyone that wanted their child to have an uplifting experience in school!

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2007
Sasic is a wonderful school. A parent [to] like this school [must] understand the concept of freedom of choice, creativity in learning, and the use of an inquiry mind.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2007
If you want discipline and PTA meetings, go to a public school. If you want an environment conducive to inquiry and creativity, come to SASIC. They give the students the freedom to make choices concerning their academic careers. They guide them to make the 'right' ones. There are a lot of things that may seem unusual and unconventional to the narrow minded, but seem to work well for this unique population of students. Parents initiate contact.they are listening! Go by the school sometime and see what a warm reception you will receive. SASIC is not for everyone, but if your public school isn't working, give SASIC a shot. Different is not wrong.

- submitted by a teacher
March 20, 2007
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- submitted by a student
March 19, 2007
no curriculums no disicipline too much free time not enough class time there are no extracurricular activities for the students

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2007
Total lack of education lots of complaints by parents and nothing is done The teachers have no control over their students There is absolutely no disicipline parents are never informed about the students behavior or academic progress

- submitted by a staff
March 11, 2007
In Feb. my child took the TAKS test. He passed for the very first time ever. My high school child took a retest in October and also passed. I tell everyone about the time and care these teachers take with their students. Some of my friends and family have enrolled at SASIC and are as happy as I am.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2007
This school needs teachers that care about their students; teachers with education. My child learned nothing for an entire year.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2006
I am impressed with the friendly staff and dedicated teachers. My son has been in public school for 6 years and I have tried two other charter schools in the area. I was not satisfied with my sons education in any of these. My enrolled my son in September after a bad expierence at another charter school. My son and I are very happy with the attention and creative atmosphere at the San Antonio School for Inquiry and Creativity. My son was beginning to lose interest in going to school now he loves going. I would recommend this school to any parent who has a child that has an inquisitive and creative nature.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2006
There is a total lack of discipline. I wrote a letter to principal re my security concerns - she never reponded. Kids are carrying cigarettes, wearing tshirts with rude/sexual connotations and all they can say is that the kids should be free to express themselves. They had to bring in an extern because the math scores are deficient. I went into the high school girl bathroom- broken toilet seats and feces on the wall! There is no active PTO, no extracurricular activities. They promised daily music, art and PE which has not been provided! I am looking for a new school for my child.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2006
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November 11, 2005
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- submitted by a student
November 02, 2005
This school has potential- good location, on bus line, easy access, art and music.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2005
This school has a number of problems. All of my children were being taught below grade level. It was very apparent once they reentered public school. They have a high teacher turn over rate. They are some very committed and caring teachers there but bottom line is the children are not getting the education they deserve at this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2005
The music and arts have great potential at this school.

- submitted by a former student
June 07, 2005
It is a school with potential. All students deserve access to a quality education. It may not be at this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2005
The superintendent of this school has done a magnificent job working toward the improvement of this school. It shows. I couldn't imagine sending my child anywhere else. She is flourishing here compared tothe public school she had tranferred from. The resource team and her teacher has done a wonderful job making her into a confident reader and student. The greatest compliment to any school is the fact that its students want to be there. I know this is true for my own daughter and other students that attend SASIC. If you are looking for a school where you or your child will not be prejudged and is conducive to learning this is the school for you and your child. Thank you to Ms De Leon all the staff and teachers for what you all you have done for us.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2005
SASIC is a school that tries to do its best with what it has. There has to be parent and school communication in order to help students. There is alot of potential for student success.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2004
The school in very helpful and willing to work with students that have fallen through the cracks in traditional schools. Staff was professional and very nice.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2004
Aside from the principle, the rest of the staff was great. The new administrator does promote the arts and the music programs, which was what the school was intended for.

- submitted by a parent
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San Antonio School For Inquiry & C
4616 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, TX  78212
(210) 738-0020
Last modified San Antonio School For Inquiry & C is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
San Antonio School For Inquiry & C Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top