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1775 South Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33756

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January 27, 2015
Pinellas Academy of math and science has come along way in three years. Despite the bumps in the road since it opened three years ago this school has surpassed my expectations. And despite the unhappy parents and the poor reviews on this site, the majority of the parents are happy with the school. Yes the school is on it's third principle (not forth as one student said). But that goes to show you that the organization that runs the school cares about the school if they don't like the principles performance they're going to get someone else. My son is learning thriving and is part of the school that's like a big family and we love it at Pinellas Academy of math and science. My son is learning about science, math, technology and engineering and this is in the second grade. The school didn't give up on us and we did not give up on OUR SCHOOL :). we love it here! There are after school clubs each day of the week including chess club, Lego club and math club. Another great thing about the school is your child can attend from kindergarten all the way to eighth grade.

- submitted by a parent

January 04, 2015
I am a student at pams they have been open for 3 years and are on there 4th principle. I would not recommend coming it is

- submitted by a community member

October 28, 2014
This school has had over 3 years, 3 principals, 3 APs and it is still an organizational mess and a joke to call it an "educational facility". Policies are not followed, district mandates are not followed, the poor students suffer at the hands of inexperienced administration that have no idea how to run a school. What a mess. Has been for over 3 years and nothing has changed. Your child will suffer academically at this school and lose ground. They will become withdrawn due to the bullying. As soon as I took my child out of this school they flourished academically and socially because they were no longer feeling the negative attitude and lack of leadership and teacher qualifications. Poor quaility, low education. Not a good choice for students that want to learn.

- submitted by a community member

October 01, 2014
I am a student at pinellas academy and i do not recommend coming here. They are very unorganized and fail to inform us of important information. It has been about 5 weeks and i have yet to have been informed how to purchase a locker. There are kids that steal my lunch and i have informed faculty but they have yet to do anything.

- submitted by a community member

September 08, 2014
This is our 3rd year at PAMS. I have a 4th grader and 2nd grader here. I have nothing but positive things to say; the teachers are awesome, the principal and vice principal are super friendly and helpful. The curriculum is based on the developmental level of each child. Every staff member is committed to making sure that each child succeeds. As a parent of a child with learning disabilities, I am pleasantly surprised with the help and attention my child gets. I am looking forward to another amazing year!

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2014
This is our second year at PAMS. My son had an awesome first grade year, and second is off to a great start! All of the teachers are caring and dedicated. I like our new principal and assistant principal. They have our children's safety and education as their top priority. I only see good things for the future!

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2014
Amazing administration. Great teachers. Focused on the kids. Huge improvements since last year. So glad we stayed.

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September 05, 2014
We have attended this school since it opened. This is our third year. We have been there through the wrinkles getting ironed out. We love PAMS! This school year has started out perfectly. We have had no issues. The teachers and staff are amazing. My daughter has grown so much academically, and I could not be happier. I recommend this school to everyone I know.

- submitted by a parent

September 04, 2014
Absolutely love this school. This is my sons second year there and I am very pleased! You have my 5 stars! Awesome teachers, awesome staff!

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August 16, 2014
My 2 daughters attend this school and have made excellent academic progress. Their teachers developed individualized academic progress plans. They identified teaching and learning techniques based on how each of our daughters learned most effectively utilizing creative best practices. The teachers scheduled quarterly meetings with us to go over their academic progress and develop plans for the next quarter for continued academic progress. Field trips and community presentations are done for the students. My daughters have attended this school since it opened a couple of years ago. Of course the school experienced done growing pains which is typical if any new organization. The current principle is excellent and focused on creative proven best practices to promote academic excellence.

- submitted by a parent

August 06, 2014
Our son has been at this school since the day that it has opened. Has there been a lot of changes in staff, Yes there has. Is this a bad thing, I would have to say no. All of the changes this school has made it has been for the better in my eyes. Our son is going into the 3rd grade and has loved all of his teachers and the after school staff. I compare our son's school work with his friend's that are at Saint Cecilia and Curtis Fundamental and they are all right at the same level. Our son gets one on one with a teacher if he needs it and he has loved going to school.

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2014
I also pulled my son out this year. In 2 years, he has never been to the library. They went on one class trip the entire year ( so a total of 2 class trips for the two years he was there), they do crossword puzzles if/when art class and have a poor excuse of a PE class once a week. There usually arent even enough balls for the ebtire class so some kids dont participate. They are definitely not getting the same experience thet would get at a regular elementary school. I feel like my son was not challenged academically and am looking forward to him experiencing a traditional elementary school again.

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June 16, 2014
This school lacks quality in its administration, curriculum, and procedures. From my own personal experience I have never seen a school so disorganized and mismanaged in my life. No one knows what they are doing. This school is a tragedy waiting to happen. There is no quality management, no concern for curriculum for students, no concern for safety of students, no concern for a quality education. There isn't even a concern to spell words right or to have proper grammar on the school newsletters online. I would be very wary of this school. There are much better schools in the area. This school is not worth your child losing ground educationally. From my experience, the bullies run this school and administration allows it. Choose another school. Not worth it.

- submitted by a parent

June 05, 2014
This school lacks leadership. Current principal lacks proper credentials and leadership degree and experience. Assistant principal has no experience in administration and was a dolphin trainer. Inadequate curriculum. Not enough books for students and admin refused to order more due to budget. Not cost effective to order enough books for each student. No ESE services provided even though funding is. Students IEPs are not followed or updated. Admin does not inform teachers that students have an IEPs. 504s are allowed to expired yet accommodations are still given on standardized testing. No background checks for volunteers. Art, music occurs randomly and mandatory PE requirement not observed. Many legal and ethical issues and violations of the schools charter. Teachers are doing incredibly with very little administrative support. Communication is spotty at best. Administration allows parents to manipulate them to move students from class to class. High stress. Hostile environment Not conducive to learning, but making making money

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2014
Spend one day picking up your child and you will be looking for negative numbers to rate this school. The teachers seem to stay half a term, my child is on her 2nd and 3rd principal. If you want to monitor a class, parents are not allowed in classrooms, I WONDER WHY the children in other schools are reading not here my child will need to take private reading lessons to get her up to speed at her new school. YES, she is out of there, run from this place as fast as you can.To the parents who think this school is so great I am happy for you but you need to get out there and see some real schools say Indian Rocks Baptist for one I know its not free but what is your child's future worth the child who starts behind stays behind and the child who starts ahead stays ahead, in this school you start behind. good luck next year you will need it.

- submitted by a parent

April 10, 2014
Considering all the animosity with the prior principal, how could anyone of you pass judgement on someone who had only been in the position for 15 days. Shame on you.

- submitted by a parent

March 07, 2014
If you are planning to put your child in this school, go meet the principal first. Such a disappointment !

- submitted by a parent

February 28, 2014
My son is a straight A student and always has been A student weather he goes to this school or not. I feel like the principal does not care and some of the teachers. This school has a lot of problems that the admin. and principal are hiding. Pull my son out going to a great school now and still performing well as always a straight A student Do not go to this school you will be unhappy here!

- submitted by a parent

February 16, 2014
I wanted a small, close knit setting for my middle school child. It is a smaller school with only 2 classes for each grade in middle school. This is exactly what we needed! The middle school teachers are great and very quick to respond to questions and concerns. Quite happy here!

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2014
My daughter is very happy and so am I at this school. This is our second year at this school and it just keeps getting better every day. Don't believe the bad reviews on this school, these parents want and expect their children to be coddled like infant's. If these so called parents are to busy complaining remove your child or children from My daughter absolutely loves her teachers, she is very involved in the sports program. Next year she is off to high school and I really wish that this school went all the way through 12th grade but I will be trying to find another charter school for that. the school, there is a long waiting list for enrollment into the school. The

- submitted by a parent

January 28, 2014
Administration and the teachers at this school are top notch. The complainers are parents who think they know more education than the true educators and gripe about not being able to control this school policies. Most of these same parents have children who simply cannot cope or fit in at other schools and are at their wits ends in where to place their kids, only to vent their frustration when the child doesn't do any better here. Why expect your child to do better at a more stringent school than all the others they've already failed to succeed in? I get the feeling most of these parents expect miracles. Don't expect teachers to work miracles when you've failed in parenting. I know that the parents that complain the loudest are parents of children with the worst behavior. Stop asking why Johnny isn't doing well if you're not reviewing his homework, or papers returned home, or not attending parent teacher nights. This is a school with strict behavior and academic standards. If your child hasn't made it elsewhere, he shouldn't be here impeding the progress of good students. This isn't a remedial school. Stop blaming someone else. Daily homework, reading, math, science. No excuses!

- submitted by a parent

January 27, 2014
We've only been at this school for about 3 months and were welcomed with open arms by both the principal and my daughter's 5th grade teacher. My daughter was really nervous the first day and the principal took the time to talk to her and her teacher was so supportive. It made my husband and I feel so happy with our choice especially since she moved mid-year.

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January 27, 2014
I am a teacher in Pinellas county and I chose this school for my son. He loves his school and is learning so much. I love the safety and the staff. I will continuing sending my son here even though I can take him to my school because I love the private school feel and the school overall

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2014
I had SUCH high hopes for this beautiful (from the outside) school. I have a child who is currently in 2nd grade. I would get complaints daily about the chaotic classroom. I wanted to see for myself, and was told with sheer vigor, that " parents are NOT allowed in the classroom." Certain this was a fallacy I approached the Vice Principal AND the Principal, only to find out this was indeed a FACT! Parents are NOT allowed anywhere NEAR the classrooms!! I was outraged, and instantly wondered..."WHY?"...What in the world is going on in the classroom that parents are not allowed to see??? This frightened me to my CORE!! Think long and hard about sending your child to a school where PARENTS are truly LOCKED OUT. Charter schools are BUILT on the premise of parental involvement. Parents volunteer hours are spent straightening books in the glorious library, which by the way, the children have NEVER been to; or cleaning up the cafeteria after the children have gone back to class. If you are a parent who wants to be involved...this is NOT the school for you. I have pulled my child from this school.

- submitted by a parent

January 16, 2014
This is my daughter's first year in this school and her first year at school in general. I was hopeful that this charter school would be a good one as far as the curriculum and how it is ran. Unfortunately, it has been disappointment after disappointment. The first week was one of the MOST stressful weeks I've ever had because of the mess of a carline pick-up/drop-off situation they were running. Parents were fighting with local business owners, talk about a LACK of organization. Then my daughter was switched into a different classroom only one month into school, so she had to adjust to that change. Then that teacher quit over the Christmas break so now she's going on her third teacher in her first Kindergarten year...pathetic! This school can't keep their teachers happy let alone keep them employed. Six teachers have left this year and it's only the beginning of second semester! I have seen numerous complaints about kids not being fed lunch, teachers blaming kids for the school's problems, etc. etc. My husband was even screamed at by the principal because he was unaware of a traffic condition at the school. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD HERE. This school is a trainwreck at best.

- submitted by a parent

January 15, 2014
There isn't anything even slightly good about this school. My son will have been there a year and a half at the end of this school year. The two kindergarten teachers he had last year were the ONLY slightly positive thing. They do not accommodate well for children with learning disibilities. The left hand does not know what the right hand is doing. My son's 1st grade teacher was unaware my child even had a 504 plan. When she was absent, the sub. was also unaware...This school is totally inept with communcation, professionalism etc. I will be filing a complaint with the school board. My son's teacher also wears inappropriate clothing to school, as I was a witness to during our conference. I have requested my son be switched to another class to no avail.. Parents think TWICE about this school!!

- submitted by a parent

January 08, 2014
This school had so much potential but I'm afraid they will never make this school what it could be. The management including principal do not attend any PTSO/school functions. Only a handful of the teacher's attend school functions. Huge disconnect in communication. 6 teachers did not come back from winter break. There is only one teacher who attends PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization) regulary. When I bring my child to school I feel that the teachers could care less what happens to him. Ask about the teaching staffs' credentials as well as the substitutes. This is my child's second year and it will also be his last.

- submitted by a parent

September 14, 2013
I think this is a great school with great hardworking teachers and all the stars go for them because without them this would not be such a great school. However, the principal seems to have a huge disconnect with the school. Agree with previous poster about professionalism. She is not involved with school activities and does not seem to care to be involved. The teachers are the ones that care and make this a great school.

- submitted by a community member

September 10, 2013
I can't even get a star to this school. This school has lack of everything. The principal's attitude is very unprofessional. My child's teacher has been absent 3 times during last 3 weeks. I'm regret that enrolled my child in this school.

- submitted by a parent

August 30, 2013
Must be some of the same parents posting good reviews over and over. I give two stars instead of no stars for the teachers. They are amazing. Everything else about the school lacks. I have kids in other area charters and there is NO comparison. Be sure you fully investigate this school before you apply. "new school" sooo sick of that excuse. 2nd year and still a mess. The management company runs several schools all over the state and has for years...nothing NEW about them! Oh and the new principal's last school is rated 3 on this very website.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2013
This is my daughters first year at this school. I'm protective of my child in so many ways and I must say that I'm very positive and please about this school progress. I applaud the principle for working so hard to make things work smoothly during car line. Sadly few parents intend to shadow her hard work.They complain, cause drama, fight with other parents during car line and yell at the teachers at pick up in front of their own and our children because they don't know how to be a good civilian and they don't like to follow rules because they are adults. Some PAMS Parents don't know how to behave during car line and ignore traffic norms but that is not the school's fault. Drop off and pick up was great after the first day of school and its getting better day after day. Thank you principle and teachers for your hard work. A parent suggested to put bad reviews from a Facebook post. I bed she is one of the unruly ones; Misery needs company!! Be positive and loving for the sake of our children!! I love the school, the program, the principle and the teachers. This school is here to stay and is going to be one of the top schools. Peace and love!! I'm a happy PAMS parent.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2013
Love the school. I have no complaints. Safe campus, security cameras and more!!! High standards! Even higher behavior expectations! This school has got it together. It might have had a rough first year with the prior principal, but NOT this year! The bar has been set. If you can't handle rigor and high expectations and don't want to follow rules then I would say to save yourself some time and go to a different school because Pinellas Academy only has room for the BEST OF THE BEST Students, teachers, and administration.

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August 24, 2013
The teachers at this school are amazing. They go above and beyond for the students.

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August 21, 2013
OK, So this is my daughters second year! I realy like the teachers however the drop off and pick up are insane! First Day was typical but was so disorganized. Last year they were held in the cafeteria and called out to there cars and it worked great. This year they are held outside in a mass group calling them when there cars are there to pick them up. First day i was on lake and was side swiped by a car going through the grass to get around the line of cars they took my side mirror off, there was nothing i could do as he went by because i was stuck in a sea of cars. Second day I had to circle the school 4 times before i was lucky enough to get to turn down Cambridge 1 hour later. This morning i dropped her off and was headed out when we were blocked by a police car in the out drive, the officer was standing next to his car watching the line back up with almost no traffic direction .....Last year was a dream compared to this year.

- submitted by a parent

August 20, 2013
This is a great school with phenomenal teachers. Every school is going to have its kinks to work out, especially in a county that holds up building permits to schools. Last year the management company saw a need to change the principal, and did so. The Dean was not fired, she moved out of state. The new principal and Assistant Principal are phenomenal individuals who are motivated and will get things done. Give them a break, it was the first day.

- submitted by a parent

June 30, 2013
This school has to do a lot of improvement in order to be a great or even good school. The school lacked communication in all realms. (Admin-teacher, teacher-parents, admin-parents). No one knew what the exact rules were regarding policies just lots of rumors as to what the policies were. Also, my child said the teacher had threatened to quit to a group of young children! Unacceptable! Do not consider this train-wreck of a school for your child's education! There are much better charter schools in the area! My child had the opportunity to switch to another charter school during the school year and her grades and behavior have returned to what they were prior to PAMS.

- submitted by a parent

June 24, 2013
So, the previous commenter appears to be upset that he/she had to look on the website where the students' grades are published in order to find out his/her student's grades? Why? Isn't that how (in addition the customary report cards, progress reports, and graded papers which are sent home) a parent finds out a child's grades? The reason teachers publish grades on the website is for the sole purpose of parents taking a proactive role and looking at them. Why should an educator have to call you and let you know what they are in addition to posting them where you can look at them any time day or night whilst wearing your pajamas. Is that too inconvenient? Hmmm. Also, the principal with whom you are expressing dissatisfaction was removed, and another one put in his place, which is an example of the "Let's fix this problem" attitude of the Charter School Associates. I saw them make multiple adjustments in many areas over the school year which improved situations that had arisen. No school is perfect, but at least this one made many adjustments in the first year, striving to be better. I am keeping my child enrolled.

- submitted by a parent

June 16, 2013
Being a first year school they failed in many areas including communication and child safety. My child was receiving zeros in class work and bellwork in several classes. I was never informed by any of the teachers nor did they request conferences. It was only addressed because I watched Edline and finally requested the conferences. Upon finding a note while cleaning out backpacks that was written by several students with specific details of bullying, I was horrified when I brought it in to the school, to find out that the admin. staff and a teacher were aware of the situation and had been having meetings with my child. The principal was not aware because he only becomes involved when the situations become physical. We the parents should have been informed by admin. when they first became aware and as well as if they were having meetings with my child we should have been informed as well. My child wanted to finish out the school year against my desire. They did make staff changes but it was far to late. My child will not attend this school again. First year or not the school should know how to address the above situations.

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2013
Wow! Too bad some parents were not happy with this school. For being a first year school, they have taken GIANT strides and had made many fabulous accomplishments. In my opinion, there will always be an "issue" in every school. There are good people and not so good people and the same goes for teachers and administration. Anyone hired in a company is given an opportunity to prove themselves to be their best and when changes took place at PAMS, that was their way of saying, "We are going to nip this in the you know where before it really takes a toll on the school!" To be "disgusted" because of the changes made in a positive way is a horrible thing to say about a 1st year school. They seem to be forgetting a lot of their firsts and that's too bad. Running from school to school won't change the fact some parents do not put 100% into their child's education. The teachers at PAMS work extremely closely with the students but the facts are if a students isn't going to work, then they can only get what they earn. Parents, wake up and stop pointing the finger that most get tired of looking at all of the time. However, that is easier to do after all, isn't it... GO PAMS!!!

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2013
There is something wrong at this school. They hired a new Principal. We will not be coming back.

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2013
I am shocked at some of the comments on here. This school is A+ in my book. It has a wonderful private school atmosphere (at no cost to us, I might add). The teachers and staff are all VERY CARING and want to make sure your child succeeds. The parental involvement and communication is beyond anything I've seen in the public schools. As with all 1st year schools, there will be issues that need to be addressed. This should have been expected by all before they brought their child/children here. If you didn't want to deal with the kinks given a 1st year school, you shouldn't have put them here. Please don't take the negative comments noted below to heart. If you want your child to be in a healthy, happy place full of learning, PAMS is where you need to be.

- submitted by a parent

May 01, 2013
Disgusted with this school and charter administration. My 3 kids won't be coming next year.

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April 15, 2013
I too have a middle school child at PAMS. I am happy with the school thus far. It is a new school and obviously there were some kinks, but they have been addressed. The administration has been awesome, and the Dean is VERY hands on and involved. She has always made herself available to address parents concerns or questions. I personally am not aware of any incidents with profanity or rowdiness in the classrooms. Any discipline issues are addressed immediately. With monthly PTSO meetings, classroom parents and Edline, we are always in communication with the school staff. Anytime that I have contacted one of my child's teachers, they have almost always responded within a couple of hours, and certainly by the next day. My stepson goes to a traditional public school, which pales in comparison to Pinellas Academy. I can only hope that they do open a high school. I would hate for my child to have to go to a traditional public high school after the great experience we have had with PAMS.

- submitted by a parent

April 05, 2013
I am sorry the other 7th grade parent had issues. I also have a 7th grader at the school, and although there were the typical kinks in procedures, etc. at the beginning of the year, I feel that the main concerns have been handled, and the feeling on campus is more relaxed and beneficial now. Yes, replacing the Spanish teacher was a necessary thing, and they now have a very competent and understanding teacher in that position. They have done a lot of fun/educational things as they near FCAT testing, and my child is very happy and looking forward to the many things that they plan to add next year. I feel the teachers overall are very dedicated and qualified--many have advanced degrees, and when I have needed a conference or any form of communication, they were all just an email away. Often, when you have an issue, all you need to do is talk to the classroom teacher and they are good about getting it straightened out. If you use the tools they give you, such as edline, email contact, and newsletters, you can't help but be informed. I am looking forward to seeing how things go next year with the new science building and the addition of the eighth grade.

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Pinellas Academy Of Math And Science
1775 South Highland Avenue, Clearwater, FL  33756
(727) 330-9449
Last modified Pinellas Academy Of Math And Science is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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