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About This School

Indian Head Elementary School is a public elementary school in Indian Head. 396 students go to Indian Head Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0% of the Indian Head Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 56% of the 396 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Indian Head Elementary School is 14:1. Gale-Bailey Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 58% 53%
Multiracial 5% %
Hispanic 5% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Asian 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 29% 39%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 25%
Limited English proficiency 0% 2%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has attended this school for sometime and I think it's great. Administration as well as teachers We are in the Second report is great to know that my son and others are going so well. thanks to all the staff and thier support. My wife and I would like to thank the Strong principal and the Excellent teachers as well their leadership and new programs.

  • (1 year ago)

    I was just wondering why the test scores haven't been updated. It says you are using the test scores from 2012 - 2011. The 2011-2012 data has been in for some time and Maryland is now using a new system to analyze certain schools identifying schools as a strand 1 to strand 5. (1 being the best and 5 being the worst requiring intervention). Indian Head is currently a strand 2 school which is the top 50% in the state.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son attends Indian Head Elementary School and my daughter will start kindergarden there next month. There is an active PTO and the school has lots of fun activities for children and families. It s easy to contact teachers to request conferences and I ve felt that my son s teachers have genuinely had an interest in him succeeding! There are pretty cool extra curricular activities like the math team and an awesome jr. robotics team for younger kids! Parents are also welcome to volunteer!

  • (1 year ago)

    My child has attended this school for sometime and I think it's great. Administration as well as teachers have worked to pull out the best in my child. The school offers challenging programs great extra curricular activities (Math Team DI MESA) and lots of after school events for parents and children to attend together (Math Night Family Fitness) that are both fun and educational. As a parent I am given many opportunities to volunteer and be apart of my child's learning. The school has so many technology resources that they have the ability to reach all types of learners. When I had an issue with my child's teacher the Principal was always available to meet with me and to understand my feelings about what was going on. I was offered guidance that allowed me to not offend or make the teacher feel attacked but to get the results needed for my child. They have a very active PTO that sponsors events and drives that teaches my child and reminds me to be more civic minded. AWESOME SCHOOL!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Indian Head Elementary School is a wonderful school. Our adminstration is supportive and cares about the teachers and students.

  • (2 years ago)

    There are no walls and no doors on the the vast majority of the classrooms making it a very noisy environment for learning. The classrooms are small under-equipped and overcrowded. My son's assigned seat this year is right *behind* the overhead projector. I have mentioned that they current layout of the classroom obstructs the view of 4 students and I suggested an improved layout. The classroom teacher has still not corrected this significant impediment to learning. The Principal is not on top of her responsibilities and relies on parents to reveal the most efficient way to ensure the safety and orderliness of school. My son has been bullied targeted harrassed and is scared to attend that school. Office staff and teachers are rude untruthful and do not appropriately respond to parent concerns.

  • (2 years ago)

    the school feels like a prison no solid walls that divied the class rooms no doors or windows This is a tremondous distraction as you can hear other classes going on. We have been lucky to have excellent teachers Loved Ms Pounds for my daughter when she was in 5th grade and my son loved Ms Heard for 1st and Miss T Davis for 2nd. My husband is military but I am glad we are moving soon! Not a very good learning enviroment when all you hear is teachers yelling at unrulely students and everyday lessons of other classes

  • (4 years ago)

    This was a wonderful school for my daughter to attend K. Her teacher was excellent along with the aide. She learned to read so well it is amazing. We have moved and I was sad that this school would not allow a waiver for her to continue attendance. The only down side is that sometimes the office staff is less than friendly and the Principle would not grant the waiver (I think b/c my child is difficult).

  • (8 years ago)

    My children have attended IHES over the past 5 years. During that time we have had 2 changes in the school leadership. That however has not dramatically impacted the nurturing and supportive environment that exists. IHES has several teachers and staff that have worked there for many years.

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