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About This School

Ideal Academy PCS is a charter middle school in Washington. The principal of Ideal Academy PCS is 'George H. Rutherford II, Ph.D.', whose e-mail is grutherford52085@aol.com. 280 students attend Ideal Academy PCS and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 4% of the Ideal Academy PCS students are "limited in English proficiency." 85% of the 280 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Hope Community PCS - Tolson is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
Black, non-Hispanic 95%
Hispanic 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1%
Asian 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%
Multiracial 0%
White, non-Hispanic 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% 0%
Limited English proficiency 4% 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    We began our relationship with Ideal at the 2013-2014 school year. Our preschooler appears to be progressing very well. She's excited to go to school and we appreciate the dedication of her teacher. There is at least one key pillar missing that would make Ideal most successful parental involvement.

  • (9 months ago)

    Ideal Academy is a very loving and nurturing school. My son has been at the school since he was almost 3 years old in pre-school. He is now 6 in the first grade and reading chapter books. I love the interaction with teachers and staff and the hard work they do.

  • (11 months ago)

    My niece has progressed tremendously from pre-K to third grade during her tenure at Ideal Academy Public Charter School. Ideal Academy Public School provides their full attention to meet my niece s needs and full potential. My niece is so happy and absolutely loves this school. The staff is dedicated to the mission of the school and the whole child. The teachers bring extensive teaching experience. I highly recommend Ideal Academy Public School.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is National Children's Center. My school's is making great strides toward rewarding academic success.

  • (1 year ago)

    (If I could have given IDEAL a zero score I would.) This school is completely unprofessional. The leadership the office staff even the PTO president is just down right ignorant. I was looking to possibly send my child here but as soon as I pulled up I could not believe that the playground is in the front of the school facing a major intersection. At the time it was not even fenced in. That is dangerous. The office staff was rude and had no idea how to run a professional office. They were talking with a woman who introduced herself as the PTO pres. and if that's the case I'm appalled. I feel so sorry for these kids. Sad just sad. I would hope that these folks will do better by these inner city kids. I wrote a formal complaint to the board. This school needs to be shut down as soon as possible to give the kids a fighting chance.

  • (1 year ago)

    My grandson loved this school. He learned a lot and he learned to love learning. I love the caring great teachers the emphasis on reading and phonics and the African cultural experience.

  • (2 years ago)

    WORST SCHOOL EVER.........NEVER GO THERE.... they dont have good test scores and your not going to learn anything there

  • (2 years ago)

    At first I thought this was my solution. Child could stay at school all the way through high school. Luckily their high school charter was revoked and I had to find a new school for my child. After hearing negative comments from certain teachers /staff at Ideal I was shocked when my child tested for the honors program at another school. Needless to say I am happy and more importantly so is my child. I was very disappointed with some of the teachers/staff at Ideal.

  • (3 years ago)

    If you're ghetto then this is the school for you. This place is bananas...I visited the school to see if i should enroll my son in there. The kids are disrespectful. The teachers dont have much control and they are just plain old ghetto there....dont get me wrong....some of the teachers are good teachers but overall i give this school a 1.

  • (4 years ago)

    Both of my children attend ideal i love everything about it. I have a 3 yr old that i will be enrolling in the fall its a great school

  • (6 years ago)

    I absolutely love Ideal Academy Public Charter Schhool. My son has been attending since kindergarden & I love the interaction the teachers have with the students & the focus on learning.The fact that the school offers enrichment camp durring the summer is another PLUS!! I would highly reccomend Ideal Academy to any parent

  • (9 years ago)

    I would highly recommend this school to any parent. This is my granddaughter's second year. The teachers are well trained the students are motivated to learned the interactions between the students and staff is 'refreshing'. Respect for the staff students and parents is communicated at all levels. The academic program is grade appropriate and the children have homework every night except Fridays. The parents are encouraged to have an active role in the children's education. It is a very good school.

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