"We are known for an engaging and challenging curriculum, utilizing technology."
Students enrolled 260
Hours 8:45 AM - 3:40
School leader Jennifer Carter
Transportation options Yes
District Milwaukee School District
Preschool capacity no info
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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1420 W. Goldcrest Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53221

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(414) 267-1600
(414) 267-1615
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4 stars
Based on 13 ratings

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March 21, 2014
I am very happy with this school. My daughter has really thrived here academically. It is a small school, she wishes there were more students, but I have seen such great growth from her. It's been wonderful to see her transformation.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2014
IDEAL school is really great!!. The teachers are excellent and so is the support staff. The facilities are also good. The multi age classrooms really help the children in helping them reach better potential. My daughter is really having a good time and I see her learning a lot even though it is just the K4 class. We may need to move her to the neighbouring city that we live in since we are both working parents time is critical but we shall definitely give it serious consideration to her staying there for more years. Kudos to the staff and teachers....you guys are doing an amazing job!!

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2014
Definitely not a comfortable atmosphere for a learning environment. There is constant yelling and bullying from the staff. Constant chaos in the halls and classrooms and a very unprofessional staff. My son has been marked as a bad student and therefore never receives positive reinforcement. Will not return next year for his self esteem is gone.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2014
I.D.E.A.L School. I like the school to being with but after that not so much one mistake your child makes it will follow him/her through the rest of his/her time their. They could be doing their best and trying and the staff with rip them apart. It could be the child next to them or three children down and your child is the bad one and she/he will be torn down. Their self image and self esteem will be destroyed. They will be basically bullied by the staff that is suppose to make them people of our future. My daughter has nothing anymore she don't look at herself like she use to. A beautiful talented raising star is loosing her shine. Am trying to recover her but my heart breaks to see her this way.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2012
I love Ideal school, the teachers are very caring, I love the way the class rooms are set up. Everybody takes a special intrest in your children, and everybody knows everybody, from the children to the teachers to the parents. my children have been going here since k4, now there in the 3rd grade, I'm hoping they'll continue to go here till the 8th grade.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
they work with me on how to reach my children with school work and disciplinary actions that will help them learn responsibility. They, know each childs name and knows who the parents are. They greet and make you feel part of your child(ren) learning. They offer so many ways for you to be part of the activities of what goes on to help out the school and children. I feel the close open relationship that they try to have with the parents is very forthcoming and nobale. My boys have been in a christian school and we had problems and they weren't willing to work with me. I'm very pleased and happy that my children are there and the way they run the classes mixed the way they do I find extremely worthwhile. I applaud all who work there and all they do. It's nice to know teachers care still and these wonderful people have shown me that.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
I think IDEAL is a great school, they really take the time to insure a great education for all students no matter what skill level they are at.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
I love the multi-age classrooms that allow my son to work at his own level in various subjects, the passionate teachers, and the diverse community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
IDEAL lets me have a voice as a parent and I am able to communicate easily with the teachers, even if only by a note. The hard work and dedication of all really shows.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Our son has been attending IDEAL since it's opening. A more dedicated team of teachers I have never seen. The unique governance structure, involving teachers, parents and students ensures everyone has a voice in how things are run. Our son exceels and I am convinced it is due to IDEAL's individualized approach to learning, making sure everyone succeeds!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
IDEAL teaches all children to read and think, no matter what abilities they enter with! The teachers are amazing!!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2007
My children have been coming to this school since K-4. My oldest is completing 2nd grade this school year, he has been there for 4 school years. The teachers give 200% of their effort and time. They are dedicated to educating the students and teaching them to always show respect. There are family activities to take part in and enjoy time with other parents and teachers. The school is growing in many respects. Good job on all your hard work! Thank you for all you do!

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2006
I.D.E.A.L. is a wonderful school. My daughter has been going there since 4th grade and is now in 8th grade. I am so happy that I moved her from Cooper Elementary two blocks over. The kids get to stay with the same teachers for years on end so the teacher gets to know them really well inside and out. Also, the classrooms have combined grades so the kids are taught based on their skill level not just their grade level. I'm sorry to see my daughter leave this school, but I do think that for high school she needs to spread her wings and fly a little bit. It will probably be a shock leaving I.D.E.A.L. after all these years, but she will always have fond memories of her years there and of the teachers she has grown so fond of.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2004
My sons are attending this school and I am glad they are. Yes, this school is behind but you have to realize it is a brand new school.The school is only 3 years old and it takes a school aleast 5 years to show progress.It took some great parents and teachers to come up with a new ideal to teach the children a concept that they believe in and will work for all children. It will take time for them to get the plan in motion. My son's teachers are caring and supported about their education and they keep in touch with me. Some teachers in other schools do not take the time to contact you. As a parent I do my best to support the school.So give this school a chance to approve.With the school and myself working together my son's are doing excellent in their skills.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2004
if you want your child to fail then this is the school to send them too. i put my daughter in here in k5 and they never taught her to read. or math or anything for that matter. when i transfered her in second grade she had to be put back to first at her new school and she never even was at that grade level. so her new school tested her to see if she had a learning disabilit which she does not. later it was learned the school just isnt very good at teaching children. so my daughter only learned there at k5 level never higher. please think twice about enrolling your child. my son who was in fifth grade when he left was only in fourth grade level at his new school. they are very far behind.

- submitted by a parent
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IDEAL will ensure the healthy development and high academic success of all students through our unique multi-age program.

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IDEAL School
1420 W. Goldcrest Avenue, Milwaukee, WI  53221
(414) 267-1600
Last modified IDEAL School is a Charter school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
IDEAL School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews.