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I've been a student in Islamic School of Irving since pre-k and will be graduating this year. I've witnessed the facility develop and change for the better over the years. What I love and appreciate the most is the development, school expansion and the addition of classrooms that was very much needed for the growing school. Moreover, the dual credit program and AP classes are exceptional and really helped with my college career and my future studies.
I would like to see a wider variety of AP classes as well as more varsity and junior varsity sports. There should also be more after-school tutoring for those struggling to keep up with AP classes and honors. I would also like to see more volunteering opportunities for the students.
I have been going to this school since 7th grade and I am a senior now. Though it is not as Islamic as they advertise, it is better than most public schools in the area.
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The Islamic School of Irving has one of the best social environments of any school I've seen. The students are taught to be respectful, kind, and helpful, and they have made the school very inclusive and welcoming to new students and guest. The teachers challenge their students and many dual credit kids have noted that they are very prepared to handle classes at the local community college. Teachers are very helpful and patient with the students. If there is one thing that needs to change, the school should improve their sports program. It offers basketball, archery, and a few other sports for both boys and girls, but the level of rigor and organization can be improved.
This school really prepares you for college. In addition to really rigorous school work, students already complete a number of college credits by the time they graduate high school, through the dual credit program. School environment is like a family everyone knows everyone.
I used to go to this school. It is a private school located in Irving, TX, approximately 10 minutes from the airport. It is a very nice, rigorous school.
The coursework is challenging and requires thinking outside the box. The teachers are helpful with anything you need, like help with homework or life issues. Everyone is there to help the student succeed.
This school has a reputation for grandstanding and exaggerating its own reputation for the sake of pulling in more students. As a private school, it must inflate its own ego in order to support itself, which makes it destined for destruction. The school would be much better if it weren't for the convoluted processes of bureaucracy and apathy that control it. The majority of the teacher lack empathy towards the students, and the fellow students prioritize competition and popularity over getting along with one another. As such, there is no school spirit at all. As for resources and and extracurricular options, it may as well be a desert. You may have a relatively well experience in this school if you're lucky enough to make connections with the right people on your first day, but, objectively, the school has basically nothing to offer. As a whole, the culture is one of toxic showboating.
I have been a student at this school since I was in elementary. I really like how everyone is so close-knit with each other. There is a good bond between the teachers and students.
The school is very welcoming. Academically, it is challenging, however, the teachers will always be there to help as well as the fellow students. The school is in the process of improvement and so will be open to new ideas. One thing I would change is the policy of classes students are allowed to take. Some students wanted to take a certain subject as a dual credit class but were not allowed to because it was already available at the school. This policy should change especially for the senior class since its their last year and they won't be able to get any more dual credits on their transcript.
ISI being a small private school, there were some upsides and downsides to the overall school experience. I personally enjoyed my experience more due to the people than anything else. Most of our teachers were spectacular. I was enrolled in dual credit and AP classes and our students as a whole did very well in academics. However, we lack in sports and clubs.
The school is academically excellent. It offers dual credit and AP classes. The teachers are amazing, nice, and helpful to all students. The atmosphere of the school is amazing, everyone feels like they belong even though there is great diversity in races.
I've been in this school for 13 years. I really love how they treat you like a family even if you're a new member of the school. The students and faculty members are very friendly and wonderful. Most of the teachers are very helpful and their only goal is to get you to pass with a very high score and also to understand the lesson.
Some are good, most suck.
Very fer facilities and resources.
Things happen lowkey in the school.
Terrible administration; the school is trash.
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They do give a certain amount of financial aid.
Many teachers about 90% are very friendly, understanding, helpful, knowledgeable and engaging. They set high standards and help the kids reach them. They are a few, as in every school, that are very high demanding and expecting from students, yet are still knowledgeable and engaging, and when approached after school by sincere students, VERY kind and helpful.

There consistency varies, usually within a week the online grading system is updated but sometimes, if its a very busy week at school then it can be pushed to two weeks. A few teachers (can think of about 3 from 40) get a bit behind (3 weeks or so) in their grading and organization skills but are still excellent teachers in the teaching/explaining department.

Their teaching styles vary but most are a balance of hands on, explanation on board, and interesting videos that explain the concept.

Communication skills are generally excellent. Teachers stay in close touch with parents if requested (daily sent-home messages in younger grades, weekly in older ones) Some older grade teachers have to be requested as they have expect students to handle themselves and only message if needed-not weekly)

(Basically, in this school students are expected to show a LOT of responsibility, respect, and honesty. They are helped through this process if they show obvious need or request, otherwise no. Requests are never abandoned but they need to usually go and ask themselves)
They are limited on space and a new building is being contructed whihc will more double the size to accommodate eevrything. Currently the library/study hall, science lab, computer lab, english lounge, math lab, and geography lounge are kind of cramped depending on how large the grade or section currently using it is. Bags have to be placed outside do kids can freely move between tables and desks.

There is a lot of parent involvement involved since many active parents run many programs and classes afterschool such as quran, tafseer, seerah, spelling, maps and graphs, calculator applications, poetry, dictionary/thesaurus skills, vocabulary, biology/physics/chemistry, and non academic programs as well.

If the child is not yet at the level to complete their homework on their own or effectively manage their time (not procrastinate etc) then parent involvement is needed for the child to fully succeed. The school expects children to be on top of their work and not have missing assignments, bad study habits and time management skills, or late assignments. Teachers are more than willing to help if approached by the student and aid those they see struggling in either grasping the concept or otherwise.

If parents can not help, guidance counselors do through and intervention type program which teaches children step by step how to manage their resource and time and how to get things done. This is an absolute must for older grades at this school.
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