Students enrolled 280
Hours 8:45am - 3:45pm
School leader 'George H. Rutherford II, Ph.D.'
Transportation options None
District Ideal Academy Pcs
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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6130 North Capitol Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011

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(202) 729-6660
(202) 729-6677
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3 stars
Based on 14 ratings

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April 02, 2014
We began our relationship with Ideal at the 2013-2014 school year. Our preschooler appears to be progressing very well. She's excited to go to school and we appreciate the dedication of her teacher. There is at least one key pillar missing that would make Ideal most successful: parental involvement.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
Ideal Academy is a very loving and nurturing school. My son has been at the school since he was almost 3 years old in pre-school. He is now 6 in the first grade and reading chapter books. I love the interaction with teachers and staff and the hard work they do.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2013
My niece has progressed tremendously from pre-K to third grade during her tenure at Ideal Academy Public Charter School. Ideal Academy Public School provides their full attention to meet my niece s needs and full potential. My niece is so happy and absolutely loves this school. The staff is dedicated to the mission of the school and the whole child. The teachers bring extensive teaching experience. I highly recommend Ideal Academy Public School.

- submitted by a community member
June 04, 2013
My school is National Children's Center. My school's is making great strides toward rewarding academic success.

- submitted by a teacher
March 06, 2013
(If I could have given IDEAL a zero score, I would.) This school is completely unprofessional. The leadership, the office staff, even the PTO president is just down right ignorant. I was looking to possibly send my child here, but as soon as I pulled up, I could not believe that the playground is in the front of the school, facing a major intersection. At the time, it was not even fenced in. That is dangerous. The office staff was rude, and had no idea how to run a professional office. They were talking with a woman who introduced herself as the PTO pres. and if that's the case, I'm appalled. I feel so sorry for these kids. Sad, just sad. I would hope that these folks will do better by these inner city kids. I wrote a formal complaint to the board. This school needs to be shut down as soon as possible to give the kids a fighting chance.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2012
My grandson loved this school. He learned a lot and he learned to love learning. I love the caring great teachers, the emphasis on reading and phonics and the African cultural experience.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2012
WORST SCHOOL EVER.........NEVER GO THERE.... they dont have good test scores and your not going to learn anything there

- submitted by a community member
November 12, 2011
At first I thought this was my solution. Child could stay at school all the way through high school. Luckily their high school charter was revoked and I had to find a new school for my child. After hearing negative comments from certain teachers /staff at Ideal , I was shocked when my child tested for the honors program at another school. Needless to say I am happy and more importantly so is my child. I was very disappointed with some of the teachers/staff at Ideal.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2010
If you're ghetto then this is the school for you. This place is bananas...I visited the school to see if i should enroll my son in there. The kids are disrespectful. The teachers dont have much control and they are just plain old ghetto there....dont get me wrong....some of the teachers are good teachers but overall i give this school a 1.

- submitted by a community member
no rating January 31, 2010
Both of my children attend ideal i love everything about it. I have a 3 yr old that i will be enrolling in the fall its a great school

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2008
I absolutely love Ideal Academy Public Charter Schhool. My son has been attending since kindergarden & I love the interaction the teachers have with the students & the focus on learning.The fact that the school offers enrichment camp durring the summer is another PLUS!! I would highly reccomend Ideal Academy to any parent

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2006
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- submitted by a student
July 13, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2005
I would highly recommend this school to any parent. This is my granddaughter's second year. The teachers are well trained, the students are motivated to learned, the interactions between the students and staff is 'refreshing'. Respect for the staff, students, and parents is communicated at all levels. The academic program is grade appropriate and the children have homework every night except Fridays. The parents are encouraged to have an active role in the children's education. It is a very good school.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2005
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Ideal Academy PCS
6130 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC  20011
(202) 729-6660
Last modified Ideal Academy PCS is a Charter school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ideal Academy PCS Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top