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, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 712

Students Per Teacher: 19

Parent Reviews

56 Parent Reviews for Inter-american Elementary Magnet School

Extremely disappointed in this school. We hoped that the focus on language and culture would support a sense of community and identity that we feel so passionately about. Unfortunately there is little to no communication between school and families. The new principal only talks about discipline and excellence ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/22/14

IAMS was the perfect elementary school for my children.My oldest one got into Walter Payton HS and he is now a Senior in Archtecture at Carnegie Mellon University and works as an Assistant teacher in technology at CMU. My youngest got into to Lane Tech ( a terrible school based on test taking) but now ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/22/14

If you want your children to learn Spanish and be a world citizen. This is the school for you. It's not perfect (what school is) but the parents care, are awesome, and the kids are even more fabulous. Read up on bilingual and learning two languages before you come. It's heavy on Spanish in younger grades ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/22/14

My son currently attends preschool at Inter-American and I couldn't be happier. He loves going to school and he really enjoys and takes pride in learning to speak Spanish. His classroom teachers are constantly doing fun, creative art projects and his confidence in his ability to draw and write has ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/23/14

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

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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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