About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Gary Lighthouse Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Gary Lighthouse Charter School had 21 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Indiana average is 18 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Gary Lighthouse Charter School Reviews
I have never in all my parenting years experienced such unprofessional admin and staff. My son was constantly suspended and I was never informed by staff or admin. I beg them to keep in contact with me, being that we are new to the area and school. My son has never had any problems similar to the problems he is having now. During parent teacher conference I noticed one teacher with 2 pierced ears (earrings in them) and one teacher with a punk rock hair style!! Really? Teachers are screaming and yelling how they need more parents to be involved. This is opposite; the teachers do not involve the parents. My son was suspended for fighting while changing classes. He sat in the school with a bloody lip and knots on his head for hours. No one notified me until the end of the school day. My observation, they knew I wanted answer, and they were not willing to provide me with any. Also, humiliating enough the students was moved around after placement testing; my son noticed he was in a class with 6-7 graders. I never received any letter or phone call stating why or the procedures moving forward. you"re looking for a school that does not involve parents, this school is perfect.