Inter-american Elementary Magnet School

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851 W Waveland Ave

Chicago, IL 60613

(773) 534-5490

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Grades: PK - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 712

Students Per Teacher: 19

Parent Reviews

52 Parent Reviews for Inter-american Elementary Magnet School

My son goes to pre-K at inter-American. My wife and I were concerned about all the normal school issues, combined with the language and cultural specifics as well. My son had the benefit of a wonderful baby sitter that is from Mexico, so his comprehension is already very high. We could not be happier. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/28/13

This is so sad this lady passed up the chance for her child to go to such a great school. I have three children there and I could not be more proud to say I'm an IAMS parent. We are an English speaking home and my son's Spanish is perfect. This summer we did an immersion trip and everyone we came across ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/20/13

My son speaks better Spanish than his pre-school teacher. We met her, realized she doesn't speak adequate Spanish to teach ANYONE and removed him from the school immediately. The new principal was unwilling to switch my son to the other classroom. What a huge disappointment!

Posted by a parent on 08/27/13

I am an alumna of this great school from which I graduated back in 1993. My first language when I entered this school was spanish and I learned English there, perfectly mind you. I was there from the time of pre-school to 8th grade when I graduated. I never had a problem, the teachers were great and ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 01/25/13

Inter-American is a beautiful school with very intelligent, sensitive and perceptive teachers. I am very impressed with the amount and quality of "specials" that my sons receive. This is a first rate school and I feel fortunate that bilingual education is available as a public school in Chicago. My ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/03/12

We have 2 kids at Inter-American and will definitely send our third there as well. I still can't believe that such a wonderful program exists in CPS! We absolutely love the immersion program and have been thrilled with the quality of the faculty's instruction. The principal, Dr. Vallez, is doing a ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/30/12

worst school to send your child too. there is little to no communication between the teacher and parents regarding the child's education. children have no textbooks and test our hand written and meet up by the teacher classes spend more time learning about arts and music then they do about the fundamentals ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/22/12

BEST SCHOOL EVER this is my school im in 6th (2011-2012) i love my school it is so fun i have learned so many things in this school. my teachers are really fun and they are really nice i know 2 languages and im glad i do. im so happy i go to this school :)

Posted by a other on 01/26/12

My son has attended IAMS since Kindergarten. He is now in 3rd grade. He loves his school. We have had excellent relationships with each teacher every year and our principle Dr. Vallez. Our principle is tough; she is not a push over but that s what we need, a strong leader for our kids. Her Spanish ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/29/11

This is a great school headed in the right direction. The new principal is making good changes that make some people uncomfortable, however I am optimistic about her efforts. I think she needs to be given the space to figure out how to improve student learning and maximize the benefits of the unique ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/18/10

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Test scores for Inter-american Elementary Magnet School

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Test Year: 2012
Inter-american Elementary Magnet School
City Of Chicago Sd 299
* In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Chicago schools — Inter-american Elementary Magnet School is located at 851 W Waveland Ave, Chicago IL 60613. 851 W Waveland Ave is in the 60613 ZIP code in Chicago, IL The school district for Inter-american Elementary Magnet School is the City Of Chicago Sd 299. Inter-american Elementary Magnet School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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