School Details

Special Education Division

750 Ransom Road, Valparaiso, IN 46385
(219) 464-9607

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About this school

Special Education Division is a public high school in Valparaiso. The principal of Special Education Division is Ms Sandy Bodnar.Students here identify primarily as Multiracial, Hispanic, and Asian. 0% of the students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Valparaiso High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 0% %
Hispanic 0% %
Asian 0% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am going to complain and have been. My daughter has attended Self for almost 4 years and she is unable to communicate her needs and wants. This school year is the worst! She has been consistently getting injured and when I address this to with her teacher Caroline and principal Sandy I am told they don't how that happened or maybe it happened on the bus. I am seeking out legal avenues after seeking help from the Director of the school.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son attends this school. This is his first year and we love it. They are very patient with him and take up lots of time to make sure he learns a lot.

  • (3 years ago)

    I get notes work and am informed what my child did in school that day. I have seen a HUGE improvement in him and he loves going to school. I would recommend this school and have done so.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am not going to complain about this school what so ever. I have seen dramatic change in my son and this is his first year attending. His grammar was that of a 2 year old and he is 4. He now speaks full sentences and he knows his abc's numbers shapes and colors. I am a firm believer that it starts at home. You cannot just send your child to this school without working with them at home as well. They do strap your child into a chair with a seatbelt mechanism. My opinion to this is that if your child is not responding to the teacher or throwing tantrums there has to be a way to make them respond so that they do learn right from wrong. To those parents complaining you CANNOT teach a child appropriately if you do not have a way to catch their attention.

  • (4 years ago)

    Porter sp ed system at one time was the best..Now it is top heavy w costly and inept administration...Some great teachers some pretty bad...Morale is horrible and students suffer..Isnt there any accountability here for sp ed??

  • (6 years ago)

    A lot of that review is true as far as the board goes but like in any school you have your bad teachers who shouldn't be able to teach a rat and some who are the most amazin people to come into your childs life. When my son started there lst fall he had 5 words. Due to Robin Nelson's teaching skiulls and pure dedication my son is now having understandable conversations!! If you can get past the politics of the board and get with the right teacher you could have a great expirience. Also I agree with the therapies need to be one on one and more frequent but Barb and Emma use their time very well and have had great success with my son!

  • (7 years ago)

    Parental involvement discouraged; almost no communication from school to parents; no PTA except for asking parents to work once a year at a school bazar; parents have to ask permission 48 hours in advance to observe their children in class; no extracurricular activities (insurance issues); problem behavior is dealt with by strapping children to a chair (with parental approval); little or no speech therapy; administration will tell you anything true or otherwise to get you to agree with their plans for your child; board meetings held behind closed doors open to public once decisions have been made;

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