By the way i wrote the review where i attended from '97-01' and i was trying to put in five stars for excellent but for some reason the computer wasn't letting me so yes it is 5 STARS as in excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Francis W Parker Montessori School 56 is a public middle school in Indianapolis. The principal of Francis W Parker Montessori School 56 is Ms Lauren Franklin, who can be contacted at email@example.com. 280 students attend Francis W Parker Montessori School 56 and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 9% of the Francis W Parker Montessori School 56 students are "limited in English proficiency." 88% of the 280 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Francis W Parker Montessori School 56 is 10:1. The Oaks Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.
|American Indian/Alaskan Native||0%||0.1%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0%||0.01%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||88%||84%|
|Limited English proficiency||9%||14%|
I attended this school as a student from 1989-1996 and can attest to the fact that it is an amazing school. Much of the staff is still the same and they are truly exceptional educators. I am now a junior in college and a firm believer in a Montessori education. I am not sure where I would be without school #56 but I do not believe I would be as critical a thinker or as conscious a citizen had I not attended such an amazing school.
My daughter has a bad attention problem. I felt like alot of schools had given up yet when I enrolled her at 56 I was surprised. The teachers and the principal are so understanding and caring that I was amazed I was in an inner-city school. The atmosphere and strong leadership skills are wonderful. I highly recommend this school to anyone.
For being an inner city school this is an astonishingly good application of the Montessori philosophy dealing as well as possible with the challenges offered by their environment.