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Academy of Arts & Minds

Preschool | Grades 9-12 | Dade
3138 Commodore Plaza
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 448-1100

About This School

Academy of Arts & Minds is located in Miami, FL and is one of 148 high schools in Dade School District. It is a charter school that serves 440 students in grades 9-12.

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 Academy of Arts & Minds's test results to learn more about school performance.

In 2011, Academy of Arts & Minds had 16 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)

440

Students Per Teacher (2011)

Female/Male (2011)

65% 35%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)

46.6%
eligible

District Spending (2010)

$9,093
per student
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Grade 9 Math Performance

FCAT Results
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Academy of Arts & Minds Reviews

By a Parent on

Congratulations A&M on your 2013 Gold Medal Ranking by US News
#18  Top Florida High School
#2   Top Miami Dade Charter High School
#7   Top Miami Dade High School
Great school.....A&M Rules!!!

By a Parent on

Wow! What a great honor for the Academy of Arts & Minds Charter High School to be ranked #18 Top Florida High School.  So proud  of this performing arts school.  Nestled in the heart of Coconut Grove this school is a gem....what students call their" second home and with good reason they are save , cared for and loved at A&M.  Congrats A&M for a job well done!!!

By , a Former Student on

I graduated this year and I am very happy and proud to have attended such a great school.....I would recommend other performing arts students to go by and see how awesome A&M is......proud to be an A&M alumni!!!

Reviewed on

This is an A+ school....with excellent academic and performing arts programs.....see for yourself...come by take a tour learn about A&M.   The kids love it here!!!!

By a Parent on

This school has really serious problems and no parent should consider it without first learning about what is going on behind the scenes there!!  Do your research-- read the critical articles in the Miami Herald in October of 2011 and June of 2012 talking about the governance problems and the lack of school resources and MDCPS withholding money; look up the results of the MDCPS forensic audit of the school released in June 2012 that found that the people running the school are operating with conflicts of interest; look up all the noncompliance notices from the school board and other critical documents that are uploaded on Scribd; research regarding the school landlord and management company and food service co. that are getting all the money received from MDCPS for the school.  Almost all of the teachers and principals that were there in April 2011 had left by June 2012.  Between April and October 2011 two principals, two assistant principals and two counselors left the school because of problems with the school founder and landlord.   There was an exodus of students during the 2011-2012 school year, as more bad news came out in the press and more professionals left the school.  The school has also  been reported in the Miami New Times, local CBS4, by NPR, and in national blogs like Charter School Scandals.  Be forewarned!

By , a Parent on

This school is a nothing good!! The academics are poor because the good teachers are fired. The administration is the worst I have ever known and it has no consideration for the students. Prety much all students have left during this school year. They have admitted kids without any interest in the arts, they just need a higher head count for more money!!!! My child has been there 2 years and we are leaving at the end of the year. Please do not consider this a school for your child if you want the best for them and don't believe they are an A school, remember the scores are from the previous year, wait until the scores come out for this year. Be carefull

By a Parent on

I am very proud of A&M it has received an A+High Performing designation from the state of Florida.  This means the school met its academic standards (at least two A grades  and one B) and financial stability for three continuous years. This is a great unique  urban performing arts high school.  My son loves it, he soon will be graduating. Go Class of 2012!!

By a Parent on

This school is a joke!! The academics are extremely poor because they have a high turnover in teachers yearly and the good teachers are fired. The administration is horrible and it has no consideration for the students. Many children did not return after last year and a good majority has left during this school year. They have admitted kids without any interest in the arts, they just need a higher head count for more money!!!! My child has been there 2 years and we are leaving at the end of the year. Please do not consider this a school for your child if you want the best for them and don't believe they are an A school, remember the scores are from the previous year, wait until the scores come out for this year.

By a Parent on

This is a great " A" school that not only provides a rigorous academic curriculum but it provides performing arts programs for students are are interested in music, dance, creative writing, photography, singing (chorus), theater/acting (drama) and visual arts. My son loves the school. He will be graduating this year.

By a Parent on

My son transfered as a sophomore to AA&M.  I heard the school had problems in the past but our experience this year has been great.  The administration & counselor are truly interested in kids.  It is academically challenging with many honors & AP classess to choose from.  many electives are offered & the students are accepting of each other regardless of who they are.  Ther is parental involvement.  I was apprenhenisive but after my experience this year I highly recommend it as an option.

By a Current Student on

I have wasted one year of my life at this school.
The staff in the office is rude and doesn't care about the students. They "forget" to do things and then are rude about it.
Many of the students do not care about school and a lot are not even planning to go to college.
There are many teachers that are horrible and either don't teach or have no idea what they are talking about. I would never suggest sending your child here, this school is a joke.

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