Ashbrook Independent School
Corvallis, OR 97333
About This School
In 2010, Ashbrook Independent School had 9 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Oregon average is 20 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Ashbrook Independent School Reviews
Ashbrook Independent School is fantastic.
Ashbrook Independent School offers great educators, classes, and a wide variety of extracurriculars to choose from. Also, the small class sizes (about 20 or fewer students per class) allow the students to obtain more attention and interaction from the teacher. Ashbrook also offers foreign language, physical education and multiple art and drama classes, such as costume design and ceramics along with more traditional ones such as drawing and painting or improvisational theater. There is also a wonderful band program. The teachers & staff make this school a wonderful learning experience for students from Pre-Kindergarten to 8th Grade. This school is highly recommended for anyone who wants to get into a good college. At AIS, you are part of a community that also becomes your friends and family.
One Star: Unsatisfactory!
I have been a teacher and school counselor for over ten years, and I would NOT recommend Ashbrook Independent School to any student!
Worst school experience ever. This school seems to care more about the donor tree in the lobby than the well-being of all students and their families. We saw awesome teachers dismissed or forced out without cause, while cheaper, inexperienced staff took their places. We saw children unfairly targeted and families asked to leave the school when they had done nothing to warrant such action. We saw the retiring principal usher her assistant into the corner office, even though the former college cheerleader had only a few years of teaching experience, and then an even less experienced educator chosen as the new assistant principal. The board of only five people (including the couple who founded the school, the outgoing principal, and two handpicked parents) provides no real oversight, so admin does whatever it wants, whether according to policy or not. There is an emphasis on compliance and conformity here, as well as little tolerance for kids outside a very narrow behavior bandwidth. Most of the school s issues appear to be with young energetic boys (doesn't matter how smart they are), so steer clear if you have one. Looking for joy in learning? So were we. It wasn't here.