I have no problem with the Principal, but want to comment her staff in the office. One day I came there, and one of her staff treats me like a Child. But I am parent of the student. And she does not show any respect nor flexibility. She has a problem on how to communicate to the parents seriously.
Love this school!!! Parents are encouraged to be involved and this has made a huge difference with my daughter's way of looking at school. She had an awful experience at her last school and the teachers at Illahee have given her a whole new outlook on learning. The teachers at Illahee are encouraging rather than critical of their students work. They are even supportive and encouraging to the parents of children that may have a learning disability. They always are quick to offer solutions rather than complaining about their students. This is a complete turn-a-round from the school my daughter first attended. Love them!! Go Illahee!!!! You rock!!!
We recently moved from Vancouver and my daughter was very sad to be leaving Illahee. It is a great school with teachers who care and a principal who is very much hands. I will miss the positive environment that Illahee has created for my daughter and we will greatly miss everyone.
Principal Joel Hauge leads with a gentleness and calmness needed for such a big elementary school. Great staff.
I love it and my kids love the school too! My children learn a lot and the have many good and nice friends. They want to stay forever. One of them is going to Shahala Middle School. They are growing up soo fast! By the way give the school a ten! They earned it. Please give them a chance. Please?
This is a great school where the family is part of the schooling community and learning efforts. Love the teachers!
Illahee is an amazing school with a real family and community feel! We sometimes have as many as 75 volunteers in our building on a dialy basis! Our PTA rocks! Parents are always welcome and kids are treated with respect, and dignity. Mr. Hauge is an wonderful principal who actually knows childrens names and remembers them and even takes time to have a conversation with them. He is always looking out for safety issues, helps out at school functions and is very hands on as a principal! The teaching staff is great and they have given both my children the learning tools and educational knowledge to become lifelong learners. We feel fortunate to have Illahee as our school!
The school is excelent! all of my kids go there and have fun and learn lots! excellent school!
About the principal... I love that he is out greeting kids every morning as they arrive at school. He is very visible and involved. My 7-year-old told me recently that she really likes the principal because he makes sure that everyone is nice to each other and everyone is following the rules. My 10-year-old came home from school recently feeling pretty jazzed because the principal saw him (and his friends) playing football at recess, and the principal actually stopped and played with them! I was pretty impressed by that. We love Illahee, and the principal is no exception!
I have two children attending Illahee and could have been extremely happy with Illahee. My kids have had seven of Illahee's teachers, and we have been happy with all but one. They have had six excellent teachers! The overall feel of the school is great--parents welcome. The music program is fantastic. I don't know about special needs programs at Illahee, but I think that would be directed by the district, not Illahee itself, correct? Also, everyone should keep in mind that a given teacher or a given program can be a perfect fit for one child and not for another. Still, we have been pleased with the entire staff, principal, teachers, and the school atmosphere. We love Illahee.
I have had two kids go to Illahee and it's is fabulous. We loved the staff and the teachers are excellent. We have moved a lot and gone through several school. This is the best school system we have attended. It's nice to have teacher care for your child and care what they learn.
We've been thrilled with Illahee for the past three years. The parent involvement is incredible and a real testimony to the welcoming attitude of the faculty. The teachers are excited and motivated. We love it here!
My daughters first year at Illahee was 04-05 year. She coming from Image, I was excited about the change, but months after she started this school, I'm very upset, and displeased with the fact there class sizes are big. I think 29 kids is too much. My daughter has a learning disability, and I found out Illahee doesn't offer Title 1. Thank God she qualifies for learning disability classes, but what would happen if she didn't qualify? Where is the middle ground, does a student struggle, if they don't qualify for learning disabilities? My son will be starting Illahee next fall. I'm now worrying about him attending Illahee, big class sizes, and what if he needs that extra boost of Title 1. What if he doesn't qualify for Learning disabilities, who's going to help me son?
This school is the best school that any of my kids have ever gone to! The school is brand new, the staff is handpicked to perfection. Even the school secretary is perfect for the kids. It just couldnt be any better!
Illahee is a wonderful school. I have one child there and he loves the school and the teachers. They have always made me feel welcome and have invited me to volunteer when I have the time. I would recommend this school to anyone.
We need to be very careful with,'Special Needs' kids/parents. If the school separates these kids to offer them the one-on-one instruction time that they may need, they are called insensitive,irresponsible and disorganized. If they do not they are the same. How are they to deal with this issue? We do not have a 'Special Needs' kid but, we do have a kid who needs to feel special. This is not the responsibility of illahee or any school district. It is our responsibilty. Eric Haynes
This school may be ok for typical children, but as for their special needs program, it lacks structure and academic instruction. The teacher and principal encourage segregation from the rest of the children. This program couldn't be farther from the word inclusion! Our family is very disappointed with this school and the program.
I have 2 children attending Illahee and they both love it. Their teachers are really good and the school seems to encourage parent involvement. Our expereince has been great with Illahee and I would recommend this school to other parents!
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