Zero tolerance to bad behaviors , wide range of AP classes,Excellent teachers specially for APs .....We couldn't ask for a better school. For ounce I feel I'm getting my tax money's worth when it comes to education.
My son transferred from Boca High, which is also a good school. He has had a good year so far. If you are lucky enough to get Jill Rockwell as a Guidance Counselor, your child is in good hands.
This is a great school. Most teachers are excellent and care about their students. They all offer to help before or after class and during lunch. You can even email them anytime with a question. The PTSA and the school websites have all the answers a new student might have. As for the nasty creatures they could crawl into your house and this will not make it a horrible house. Most students are nice some are mean. SORRY MATE our school IS NOT HORRIBLE.
This is a horrible school. Most of the teachers and staff do not care about anyone and they're pretty unhelpful. The students here are horrible. The don't care about others and don't like to welcome new students into their "cliques." So, if you are considering moving here, I reccomened that you don't, you will regret it. Not to mention the gross campus and the nasty creatures like rats and cockroaches.
We can't be happier that our kids attend such an excellent school where they can be challenged in a real competitive environment. The Biotech Academy along with the Science and math departments are sure to prep our kids to take on any discipline anywhere they choose. Excellent caring teachers Dybas,Tuffo,Leeds,Lori Eaton ...to name a few.
spanish river is a great school. there is a zero tolerance policy that cuts down on bullying and bad behavior. the staff are very nice and are always watching the hallways. the teachers want to help you succeed and will help students in anyway.if your child wants to do journalism this is the right school. mr delaney teaches journalism and is very knowledgebul about it
Having a great experience at this school! One child in 11th grade and one in 9th... they are both receiving a fantastic education and i know they are getting the best at Spanish River. Academics come first, the school is competive in the futures market, there is fantastic parent/student involvement with many great programs offered, and for the most part students seem happy to be there! :)
Spanish River is a well rounded school from the teachers and Administration to the parent volunteers...this is the place to be. They look at the whole student and make sure that each student has what is needed to succeed both in and out of the classroom.
This is probably the most honest and straightforward review of the school that is unbiased. If you are the parent of a child that you would consider average, or demanding extra attention, this is probably not the school for you The school has amazing teachers but they are mostly in the AP and honors level classes so any regular student is not going to experience them. They have amazing teachers in that area and we boast the best AP exam scores in the area beating all the specialized schools with IB and magnet programs. On other notes our school spirit from what I have observed is lacking. Students are very involved in leadership and such but it is for academic advancement more than for spirit. The school is very very competitive in nature and any bright kid here can easily be ranked in the hundreds. Intelligence here is remarkable and the school always has students in the best Ivy league schools. On another note athletics are good except for football which is almost like a joke to watch now (almost all games from the schools entire existence has ended with scores such as 0-57). The guidance department is great the PTSA is amazing clubs are great and sanitation not so much.
I have a kid , can I join him to this school next year 2013/2014 Big one will be in grade 12 , SAT 1350 last January that is before May & June exams , GPA about 3 , last certification in grade 11 term 3 " straight A " . How can I make applications for both , I have to inform you that we live now in Egypt & we all be in Florida next July 2013 Pls provide me the fees and when & how can I pay Finally I want to know required documents Thanks
I just watched the video of this schools administrators throwing out BradLee Dean from a scheduled speaking engagement. The statement that no one has first amendment rights in a public school is ludicris! These are supposedly educated people that are lying to our children, and not teaching them about our country. I'll bet none of the teachers know what our constitution says about the right to assemble and the right of religious freedom. None of them have been taught american history or civics. This is an example of a poorly ran school with poor education standards.
Yesterday, February 13, 2013 the principal without cause or reason removed from the premises nationally known Christian speaker/musician Bradlee Dean after his having been invited by the student group, The American Club. This is in direct violation of the Policy and Procedures of the district and of the student's civil rights to operate their club on school property. Why would an educated, professional behave in such an irrational manner? Why would he violate his oath of office to uphold and protect the Constitution?; and by that oath he should honor our students Constitutional rights of assembly and of religious freedom. Instead he violated them. Does this make him non-professional? Has he violated the DOE's regulation of Professional Conduct? This would not be the leadership that I would want our future citizens to emulate. He owes everyone an apology for his bad behavior.
I am a student here and I dropped out right after freshman year. I transfered to North Broward and now back on A-B level. My sister spent all four years at this school and now attends the University of Miami. Saying that, she could have done a lot better. The teachers are good, but the staff is horrid. Campus is gross (for the most part) and the school is way to over populated. I've gotten countless detentions for just trying to get through the hallways. After all of this the senior classes get into only state schools and the school can't even afford to have enough honors and AP classes. Please take my advice and consider another school like North Broward or Pine Crest.
To get an idea of how this school is run, go to the website and look for current and helpful information. The staff is unfriendly and unhelpful. The left hand doesn't even seem to know it HAS a right hand. That said, the teachers generally are very good.
Mrs. Carter is a gem and makes her classes interesting but some of the better teachers have retired. As a parent I have been disturbed with the amount of cheating that takes place at this school. It seems students from wealthy families are favored. There are several well versed guidance counselors all though more preparation and education regarding college prep should be done junior year instead of senior year.
Entrepreneurial Academy offers priceless business education and opportunities. Mrs. Carter is a GEM. The new principal, Mr. Latson CARES. He is a wonderful addition. Student body is not what one would expect in central Boca Raton. Plenty of diversity - kids bus in from near and far. Very competitive school academically. Kids here want to excel.
im going to this school next year so i have much to learn. but my sister is a senior there this year, her thoughts about this school have been mixed. freshman and sophmore year she loved it but due to fitting in, teachers, clubs ect. she has changed her mind her last two years.
Spanish River is like a private school education with a public school price. My daughter has been in the Biotech Academy for three years and all of her teachers have been wonderful. The kids are really encouraged to do their best and challenge themselves. The administration and guidance are always helpful and there is a tremendous amount of parent involvement/support.
We bought a house in that boundary just because of this school and turn out this school was a big disappointment, unimpressed teachers with dysfunctional students behavior.
I'm very proud to be a parent of a student's in Spanish River Community High School. Teachers are good and social activities are very satisfactory.
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