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About This School

Islamic Academy of Alabama is a private middle school in Homewood. 200 children attend Islamic Academy of Alabama and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The student to teacher ratio at Islamic Academy of Alabama is 6:1. Our Lady of Sorrows is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 86%
Black, non-Hispanic 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10%
Hispanic 1%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    This school is the best school ever. They have ap classes or advanced placement classes. They are very advanced and they give you an amazing treatment the staff is the best the give you so much. They teach Arabic which is one of the best in America they also have one of te first Quran labs. It has it has it's own sheikh and he teaches the students Quran through technology. It has many activies like debate club wrestling team student council soccer team and ect. The principal is the best he gives 110% and lives with the students and basicly works only for the sake of Allah. May Allah keep this school for many years inshallah. Ameen

  • (9 months ago)

    I really like my school because of the principal and also the teachers and students around me. Everyday I walk through the doors of my school I feel welcomed and always happy and excited to learn new things. I think others should know about this school because I also want the other kids out there to love and cherish this school like I do. My school could improve in alot of things even though I like the school the way it is but some students have been complaining about a lot of things in the school and if they had the opportunity to change those things the school would be better than ever. But I do not thing the school is able to afford this stuff and I want the school and the students and staff to experience these changes in school I hope.

  • (10 months ago)

    Good morals and character building. The school is small and very "student" focused. Some big schools are all about bureaucracy which makes innovation and teaching advancement difficult. IAA is different has clear focus on students.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have been at this school for my whole life! ITS GREAT!! All the negative reviews are full of lies. This school is an amazing school! Advanced math is available the students enter CARSEF and win honors and 1st 2nd and 3rd places every year. We also get to compete in sate spelling bees! It is an excellent school that people would be lucky to have there child in!

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter attended IAA in K-3 and K-4. Since she has attended public school and another Islamic School in Florida. The worst part of IAA was not their organization or failure to do basic things (such as empty a bucket of putrid smelling water from beneath a water fountain) but that the teachers would allow the children in K-4 to watch television in the classroom. They regularly showed the children PG films that were not only not age appropriate but not in keeping with the values that the children should be learning at a private religious institution.

  • (4 years ago)

    The best thing i could have done for my son.great school great teachers great adminstration...

  • (4 years ago)

    This is my first year at IAA for my preschooler. I have found it amazing. The teachers are great my child has learned more in the 3 months there; where as I have tried to teach her before nothing compares to her teachers and how they love my child and how they work with her. I love that fact my child has learned more surahs and arabic letters in a short period. I love the all the staff from the awesome principal they have he is a man of importance. He lives and loves his students. His office staff is on top of their game everyone day. His teachers are all very well groomed for thier job. The teachers at IAA are very well educated and understanding of their students. . I pray to Allah the school always does well. Thank you

  • (4 years ago)

    This previous review is not true this school is the best. I have been in iaa for 9 years and am in my tenth and this school is the best school anyone can wish for. The math here is advanced in which 6th graders take 7th grade math and eighth ninth and so on. The curriculum is very advanced and any child who grows up in this school will be proficient in Arabic and mini scholars in Islam. The environment is extremely safe and comforting and Islam is really in the air here. The children pray the midday prayer at school every day. The school has also recently opened a ninth grade and it is a successful endeavor. I hope that the muslims in our area will attend this school because this is really the best school any muslim child can attend.

  • (5 years ago)

    A great school with a well-rounded curriculum for students and teachers. If parents are eager to give their children a comprehensive education that is both engaging and culturally sophisticated then this is a great place. The students from IAA were consistently invited to attend ASEF after winning top awards at IAA as well as top accolades at Regional Sciecne Fair organized by the University of Alabama.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is awsome. I love math and science they are the best part of the day and language it is breataking and p.E well its ok my only regrat is that they need more powere in socil studies and hire a permant teacher.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a great school! my child goes to it! perfect! the children here interact with each other in a very nice way. The teachers help students - unlike in other schools! they take things that are way above their level and they're very good at it....100'S every time. They have an art class and the teacher is very creative. The sports (p.E.) Teacher isn't really just focused on the physical part but the eduacation part as well (physical.Eduacation.) The parents hear are also so kind. And they have fun activities every once in a while as well as suitable breaks. The principal is absolutely wonderful.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is still a new school so it has many challanges ahead of itself. Most of the staff is really helpful and give 110 percent of their heart into the school. The problem with this school is micro managed beyond belief by its board of directors. As a parent if you have to many concerns you will be labled as a 'problem parent'.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has no organization. It is the worst school i have ever attended i had a math credit for Alegrebra already and instead of teaching me Geometry like they should have they just gave me Algrbra again they put me a year behind in my new school in math and science i regret i ever went to it please do not send your children hear. It is also very weak in Arabic and Quran.

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