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James Irwin Charter Middle School Overview

5525 Astrozon Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80916 , Tel: +1 (719) 591-2122 Harrison 2 School District
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    Type: Charter Middle School
    Grades: 6-8
  • 448


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James Irwin Charter Middle School Ratings & Reviews

February 03, 2016 Submitted by a parent
My children and I love James Irwin. I am very pleased with the level of education they are receiving. They are challenged in all their subjects and homework is of high importance but not overwhelming. Never have they came home with something they did not understand. Their dress code they follow is modest and respectful for all students and teachers. Communication between the students, teachers, and parents is always welcome. I am made aware of tests and assignments my student has before hand which is a helpful tool I can use to remind them that their studies are important to me as their parent. JICMS is a school of choice and if you want the best for your child this is a excellent choice.
October 26, 2014 Submitted by a parent
We love the school!! Yes, it's a great challenging school and has homework. What Charter School doesn't? Parents are told was is expected of their child at the beginning of the school year. James Irwin is a Charter School. Parents who have their children here have placed them here voluntarily and can remove them if they are not happy! The teachers and administration are always available if we have any concerns. The receptionist always has a smile on her face when you enter the office and is eager to help. We plan to keep our child here till she graduates High School.
August 28, 2014 Submitted by a parent
This school is SO negative. The "character emphasis" is NOT done in a positive way. There is NO personal encouragement done in this school and the turnover rate of the staff is ALARMING. The only good thing they had at this school was the band teacher - and even he left. Oh, and if bullying occurs - they will deny it and try to blame the victim. The car line is a DISASTER and three of the last four secretaries have been SO RUDE to the kids and they talk to them in a way that our kids would get in trouble for if they used that body language. My child also told me that the gym teacher was angry at a student last year and that the teacher started yelling and slamming his fist on the wall? Great way to role model! JICMS has way more negatives than they will ever have positives but unfortunately - it's our only choice so we will have to brave through it but now I understand why there are so many kids that don't return in the 7th grade.
August 14, 2014 Submitted by a parent
I have been sending my 3 children to James Irwin for years now. Am I happy? Not really because of tooo much homework they have to turn in even in summer. The carline is ALWAYS a challenge for a busy working mom like me. As for character that the school is focused on, I am satisfied. My children are respectful as they have been, and they are more disciplined now more than ever. I give it a 3 because of the facility and staff... huge turn around of students and some good teachers have left . They need to repair the restrooms- they are old and disgusting. School needs to fund school buses. Over all this is not a bad school at all. Good but not great.
August 10, 2014 Submitted by a parent
Honestly, all three levels of the JICS system are struggling and they are compromising their standards of excellence. I see the students pushing the limits of wannabe thugs, gangstas and basically girls gone wild but no serious consequences. I heard the excuses of "But we're in District 2...we deal with poor families" and "A lot of our parents can't even speak English", which has translated into " we can't expect much from these kids" in recent years. I believe the schools are afraid to take hard lines on behavior, cliques, and bullying. The only reason we're staying at JICS is the middle school administration. I have faith in Mrs. Varnum - I DO NOT know her personally but I feel she knows what is exactly going on and what needs to happen. Now, will she be allowed to lead and make changes? We'll see.
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Apartments and homes for rent near James Irwin Charter Middle School

Your child’s education is your top priority. We know that because—well, you’re looking at this page, aren’t you? If you think your kid would feel right at home at James Irwin Charter Middle School, and you are contemplating moving closer so the little rascal will never miss a class, we have some good news for you and your family. Commute will never be an issue if you pick an apartment within 5 miles of James Irwin Charter Middle School, and that should not be hard as you can currently choose from 75 apartments for rent available in this part of Colorado Springs. Not familiar with rent prices in the area? The cheapest apartment near James Irwin Charter Middle School is currently at Woodbine Apartments, renting for $528 per month, but if $1,486 is still within your budget, check out the more luxurious offers at Copper Chase. Or just do what most other parents do and go for the middle ground—that’s where you get the best value for money most of the time.

Things you should know about James Irwin Charter Middle School

Before you start packing, make sure James Irwin Charter Middle School is really the best option for your child. To recap, James Irwin Charter Middle School is a well-known charter 6-8 school in Colorado Springs. It is located at 5525 Astrozon Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80916 and it is the second home of 448 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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