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 Archimedean Middle Conservatory Middle School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Archimedean Middle Conservatory Middle School had 12 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Archimedean Middle Conservatory Middle School Reviews
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The facade this school presents with its website and high scores on tests is everything that a parent would hope for but it IS NOT what it seems. Tutoring as they call it on Saturdays is mandatory and is equivalent to a Kaplan course for the FCAT. What school wouldn't get high scores if they put in an extra 50-60 hours toward preparation for the test? Saturday's are mandatory and the children are threatened with multiple detentions for each Saturday missed. In the classroom, teachers refuse to answer some of the children's questions; even insulting them in Greek at times. If your child has always excelled in school, this can really affect their self- esteem. Frankly, it's abusive and unnecessary. Please don't misunderstand in thinking that only problematic children get detentions. Discipline is one thing but they treat the children unfairly and ask them to tell on eachother creating an unhealthy environment. The principal admits that ALL of the students there get detentions. Something definitely wrong with that picture! I agree as with other reviews, my child also became depressed and lost some of his self-confidence. I can't begin to imagine how many children attending the school have problems with their parents at home when they are simply being treated unfairly. Upon withdrawing my child, I was told by teachers and other staff to please submit a review, let the board of education know; to do something!!! They see perfectly good children come out of the elementary and once they hit middle it's all downhill because of the principal's methods. Apparently, many parents have pulled their children from the school and the reasons need to be known. There is improper supervision where children are supervising other children, detentions for trivial things like a child not bringing in exact change, forced fundraisers, medical situations handled improperly where they won't call an ambulance because they have to pay for it, overcrowding of classrooms that are in violation of fire codes, improper sanitation in the cafeteria...the list goes on and on. As a charter school, you have no recourse with the county should a situation arise with your child. It is truly frustrating. My child is in a full gifted program at another school and is back to being happy. Please look into other options. There is good education out there balanced with a positive and healthy environment.
this school is very academic but if your looking for soemthing easy then dont send your kids here this is a place for people who want to get places and work hard. dont expect many facny things because were only about academics. this schoool is very good but very hard to get in so better start thinking now.