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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
Imagine International Academy of North Texas is a top rated, public, charter school located in McKinney, TX. It has 1,406 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.

Imagine International Academy of North Texas Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1340
60 responses
Average ACT
30
31 responses
AP Enrollment
44%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$89,964
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,272
National
$949
Median Home Value
$281,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
33%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
  • Field Trips
    37%
  • Dances
    32%
  • Does not have many events
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Talent Show
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,406
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
11%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
26.2%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
25%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
8%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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I like that it has some classes that other schools don’t get to have, such as design for MYO and up and Spanish that starts in kindergarten.

However, I do not like that it doesn’t have a cafeteria or auditorium, so you have to eat in a sweaty gym and preform there, too. Also, you have very strict uniforms that you have to wear, and very strict rules as to what you can and can’t do. I don’t like that because they always talk about how we express ourselves, but they really don’t let us express ourselves at all. You aren’t even allowed to hold hands or hug for an extended amount of time! One time I got dress coded because my headband was both black AND white, not black OR white, and the white was more of a cream color than a starch white. It was only that color because I had just walked through the rain and so the headband was wet!

Overall, I think that they should loosen up a bit and let people express themselves for Pete’s sake!
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As I have attended this school since the 5th grade I have had wonderful experiences in watching this school grow. This school has truly become my home as I have grown very close to my class mates as our class sizes are comparatively small, with about 50 students. Despite the little funding limiting our ability to support sports and arts, as the students we have pushed forward and found new ways to build up our school through programs such as Youth and Government, NHS and many more. Additionally, our school maintains a unique school culture with students from all different areas around the Mckinney location, creating a positive mix of all different cultures and nationalities. This has been a wonderful opportunity for me, as I have been able to learn of so many different cultures and be open minded to different traditions. To help maintain this culture, I have been a part of the student led advisory council, which aims to ensure our school culture is strong and growing.
The Imagine International Academy of North Texas is a college preparatory school, equipped with a rigorous IB curriculum for students in grades K-12. The work is more challenging than that of a typical public school. The assignments often encourage creativity and critical thinking. Most teachers are strict but fair, and have very high expectations for each student. The school culture is healthy, and [in my grade, at least] there is little bullying.

However, the school's athletics program is not very high in quality (there are no football or soccer teams). Additionally, many of the facilities (such as the gym, bathrooms, and classrooms) are small and could use improvement. Furthermore, there is a LOT of stress for those in the higher grades (10-12, especially). At times, the workload is unreasonably difficult and time-consuming.

Despite its flaws, however, Imagine is doing very well in preparing me for the future.