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9-12
Public charter
Doral, FL
Students enrolled: 1,390

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11100 Northwest 27th Street
Doral, FL 33172

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(305) 597-9950
(305) 477-6762
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March 25, 2014
I'm a current student at Doral Academy and I must say that overall my experience here has been...meh. Over the years the school has been improving but recently I feel like it's lost what it means to be a school. The library was made smaller last year, and in order to stay, you either do 30 volunteer hours or pay $100. Not to mention how the school will often prevent student from going to class's all day for a simple uniform violation as having black and white shoes or shoes with a single white stripe at the sole. Not ideal. Honestly the only thing keeping me here are the multitude of friends I've managed to acquire. The curriculum is also meh. The teachers, at least mine, are alright. Great even. But sadly they don't get to shine as bright because the school is only focused on getting a higher test score on the EOC. If that weren't the main focus, then perhaps learning would be more fun. Ah well. Also, it's incredible how difficult it is for a smaller club at the school to get any recognition or respect. Similar to the real world I guess. If you do go here, you better hope you have some sort of connection or you won't get very far. It's alright but far from great.

- submitted by a student
March 20, 2014
My son doesn't attend the school waiting on raffle to get in but i have freinds that go to the school and i've been their the teachers are great,principal is very respectful and teaching wise it is a very good school my son is looking foward in attending the school

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2014
This is my third year at this school. i can't say its amazing, but is better than average in education. but the teachers.. most don't care, some don't even give you the right material to study, the halls are too small, and the lunch is terrible in my opinion. So i guess you can say it s best for middle school students but high school these days is too important to spend here. I've heard they are trying to become one of the best, but for now its not there yet.

- submitted by a student
July 11, 2013
I am an ex-student of Doral Academy, I now attend Belen Jesuit, and my god this school is terrible. The curriculum is horrific, most of the teachers don't even speak English. The teachers don't teach they just expect the students to learn, on top of this there is so much favoritism. Overall it is a terrible school and I think of you want a mediocre child, then put him/her in this school, but if you don't then at least put them in Ronald Reagan's Cambridge program.

- submitted by a community member
August 04, 2012
There are a great variety of programs to choose from at this school including the multiple performing arts opportunities (which will then be subdivided into doral academy performing arts and entertainment academy), the scholars program (which is dual enrollment payed for by the school should one qualify), multiple AP class choices (Such as AP Spanish Language and Literature, AP Biology, AP World History, etc.), expanding campus, huge outdoor sport space, and great benefits for students who truly try. Those who graduate saying that they have learned nothing, is because they got through school with no effort and no interest. Doral Academy is a great middle, high, and performing arts school, with a newly constructed and expanding Performing Arts/ College building.

- submitted by a student
September 24, 2011
I have attended this school for a year. To be honest they are very disorganized and the staff regularly disrupts classes.We lose games all the time. The school is really crowded and we shared classes with middle schoolers who are very immature. The good thing is that SOME teachers really do care about our education but that's about it.

- submitted by a student
August 02, 2011
I have three children, the oldest is graduating this year in 2012. All of them have been in Doral Academy since their 6th grade. The old principal was nice but the new principal is phenomenal. They are a strict school with their uniform policy and their late policy but it definitely appeased the traffic in the morning. I couldn't be happier! My son will now be graduating at the top of his class and he has almost completed his first two years of college with their Scholars program. They love the school and the teachers are marvelous. I've never had a problem with any of them. Administration is also very helpful and communicative. GREAT JOB DORAL!!

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2009
I am a buisness owner in the Doral area and my kids attend the school. It has come a long way from when we first started and the teachers have come a long way. One thing that I have noticed is if you don't do the work, you cannot be prepared for anything. This happens at all schools. If you don't do the work you cannot be prepared for anything. Doral does a great job at educating its students and the communication and information has gone through the roof. Congrats Doral and keep the vision going. There are always going to be dissatisfied people. Maybe they should of pushed themselves during thier time there and they would of been prepared like my children are. GO FIREBIRDS......

- submitted by a community member
no rating August 05, 2009
As a recent graduate of Doral, I have come o the sad realization that I dod not learn much at the school. While I was there, I was happy and thought I was learning. Now that I have just started my first semester at college, I realize that Doral did not prepare me at all for the future. I never learned how to take notes, how to write a research paper, or how to understand, rather then memorize, the material. I am very dissappointed.

- submitted by a student
no rating August 05, 2009
The curriculum is a joke. There are barely any activities. The principal plays favorites and only helps those he likes. Terrible school

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2009
Two years I had to endure the nightmares of attending Doral Academy High School. As if lack of resources and space wasn't, this school simply does not have it's priorities straight. Administrators seem to focus on test scores and uniform policy rather than the actual curriculum and education given to their students. Why you ask? Simply for an extra buck. The school is so poorly funded since they have the privilege of being a 'charter' school which means funds come from (or do they come at all?) from Academica. In addition, teachers that actually did motivate me those past two years decided to pack up and leave to pursue better opportunities in 'real' high schools and other careers simply because they are treated like punching bags by the lovely administration. Don't make the mistake I did and go to a real school suchas Ferguson. You'll be amazed of the genuine experience.

- submitted by a student
March 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2009
I currently attend Doral Academy Charter High School. First of all, the lack of space won't be an issue any longer. It is currently under construction and they are expanding it and making new buildings. I am an honors student. Yes, some teachers are extremely hard to understand but if you study from the book, your perfectly fine. Its not like there is a lack of resources. It is not disorganized. The principal checks the uniform policy on a daily basis and its very strict.

- submitted by a student
February 11, 2009
I'm very proud of my daughter, she is her first year at Doral Academy and she is very motivated from her teacher, really I don't have words to say thanks to the teachers, they are outstanding.....Congrats!!

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2009
this school is outstanding, i go to it and there programs are the best. The sports and academics are equally extrordinary

- submitted by a student
September 06, 2008
im a student in doral acadamy im a 6th grader i think it's alright. A bigger school will help a lot and more teachers. I have music piano and when im in class i have 8th graders 7th and 6th graders in the same class oh and we have a binder for each class and binders so my bookbag is really heavy, i carry some in my hand but still but i love it because it has sprots and competitions so it's cool

- submitted by a student
August 29, 2008
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July 04, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 17, 2008
Lack of parent involment. No programs for students.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2008
It is unfair to compare a small charter school of 1000 students with a public H.S. of 3, 500 students, as Coral Gables H.S. My daughter was attending Doral Academy( she has always been an honor student), Doral was not providing my daughter with the competitive classes to exploit her potential. Coral Gables H.S. is, with their IB Magnet Program. Parents should not be fooled by just test scores alone, do your homework first. As a parent of honor student, I do not recommend Doral Academy. It will not prepare your child for the acceptance/competitiveness of pretigious universities.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2008
My child is graduating from Doral Academy Charter this year I am super happy with the school and the staff she has recieved a full paid scholarship and all the teachers and staff have been great and have comunicated great with us throughout the four years. We would like to say thanks to all the teachers and the Staff. Thank you and I wish the very best for the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 27, 2008
I moved my kids from Miami Springs to Doral since middle school. I love the school, teachers, and the education. Both my kids are honor kids and they also love the school

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2008
This school has failed my expectations being rated A. Academically it is a joke. Principal is never available and is very condescending. School is Very disorganized. Your child's motivation to learn will be destroyed. Terrible school.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2007
Doral Academy does not value parents input/concerns. Staffs have very poor communication with students and among themselves. Poor attention to students's needs. I do not know how it could be rated an A school. A rating should include cooperation with students and parents and valuing parents concerns. Terrible school....

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2007
I graduated from doral academy last year, and i have to say that the school isn't as bad as it is said to be. Yes the school has alot of issues like lack of space to be able to hold an activity in and very few classes to choose from when it comes to choosing an elective. But as far as the teachers go the majority of the teachers are great.

- submitted by a community member
November 21, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2007
I don't know much about the academic program, for me it's obvious it's not too demanding. It's also true that the results will depend on the student's effort. However, the education-social level from families are pretty good and closer to what we are used to and that's why I wont change my girls from Doral Academy. It needs to improve in arts and sports, now it's kind of poor. Two things that always bother me is the complete lack of a good telephone system, the main phone could ring for more than 30 min or worst, they put you on hold that long and nobody cares or call you back. The other thing is that there's no control of the speed some parents use in the morning when we drop the kids at school, they don't respect the minimum speed we have to meet in a school zone.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2007
The principal makes up the 'rules' and changes them as he goes along, and plays favorites. There are no consistent school wide behavior/discipline policies, and no school wide attendance policy. Many teachers are uncertified and/or young recent college grads. Your student will get no help getting into college. With endless classroom interruptions and a principal who pulls teachers out in the middle of a lesson, it's a frightening school. The negative reviews here are accurate.

- submitted by a teacher
April 21, 2007
I must say that this school, as the rest of the at DOral is very much a joke. If you are interested in having your child really be preapred for college, then do not send him/her to this school becasue as it did to me, it will fail your expectations. The school is also terribly diorganized, it is basically run by students. I highly recomend sending your child to any other place other than this school, even to MIami Springs in the worst of cases.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2007
This school is a horrible school. I have been in the Doral Academy school since I was in 4th grade. The Middle school is great and offers many opportunity but unfortunately the high school doesn't. It has a bad staff and very disorganized when it come to events. The worst part though is that they try to convince you other wise about the high school at orientations but that speech only last those couple of minutes. Where are the actions of the speech in use because no one sees it. I recommend not sending your child to a school that granted have a selected few of good teachers but what are the odds of getting them ? slim to none and the really good teachers get cancelled out with the other horrible few that don't even know the language. Take it from someone how go's here daily.

- submitted by a student
September 22, 2006
This school is an abomination. I've watched my children attend this school over the past couple of years, and seen them beat down and demoralized to the point that their enthusiasm for learning has almost become non-existent. The stories told by both of the indifference, and even hostility, of the teachers and administrators who are responsible for their education would have, under normal circumstances, made me pull them out. However, due to the fact that the other schools in the area are even poorer educationally, and more dangerous places for my children to attend, I feel as though I am making the best of an otherwise very bad situation. Another bothersome aspect of this school is that many of the educators are not very fluent in English, which causes problems for my children because they were not brought up to be Spanish speakers.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
As a parent of Doral High School, I consider the quality of the teachers is Excellent! I had the opportunity to see that in several times, but I got impressed at the last open house with Science, Math, History and Language Arts. I think the extra curricular activities, like sports,art, dance, music have to be revised there is a lot of tallent on our children, they have to be more competitives with better instructors.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
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August 30, 2006
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- submitted by a student
April 27, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2006
This is school, is great if you are concerned with your kids not being expose to the bad enviroment of other high schools in miami, however the academics are terrible, there is very little choice for your child to pick the classes he needs besides that extracurricular activities are very poor, the atheltics department is almost non-existent. furthermore it has very poor vocational, or alternative programs for students leave alone, the broad array of opportunities the school distric offers.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2006
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October 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2005
My child had previously attended Doral Middle from which I changed here to Doral Academy because I felt the former school lacked discipline. Upon entering Doral Middle I noticed a marked improvement in my childs school work as well as her involvment in the various extracurricular programs offered. This has continued into high school where my child continues to demonstrate enthusiasm both in her studies as well as her participation in after school activities. On the downside, I understand the schools overall score on the FCAT dropped from an A to a C. To be honest, I have been remiss in not finding out more about the causes but plan to delve into this with the schools administration once classes begin. Finally (and this is my daughters input), there is room for improvement in the number and variety of extracurricular activities being offered.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2005
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- submitted by a student
June 09, 2005
The quality of the academic program is ok, but nothing compared out of the ordinary. Very basic, to the point of boredom. The music program is small, with barely any instruments, and not even a band. At the high school the art program is non-existent. The sports are there, but poor coaching and facilities limit the progress of a team. Very few extracurricular activities. Parent involvement is minimal. Must don't even care about their childs well being.

- submitted by a student
May 01, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
April 06, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2005
A great school! Teachers are receptive to students needs. Curriculum is pretty good and I was very pleased with my kids.

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January 15, 2005
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May 21, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2004
The school has come a long way. Solid core teachers and an administration that goes the extra mile. Courses are added every year and opportunities for dual enrollment, extra curricular activities and athletics are expanding. Parents looking to enroll their children need to be committed to the school and its success as volunteering is a requirement. Uniform codes and tardiness are enforced. More advanced courses and labs are being discussed along with added electives.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2004
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- submitted by a student
April 06, 2004
Charter schools are funded with taxpayers money making them public. They must follow the guidelines as regular public schools. However, the principal thinks it's a private school and strongly requests those parents and students who do not behave or get the grades to his standards to withdraw their child from the school. Parents do not fall for this no one can make you withdraw your child, it is a public school. Further there are not too many electives for the students because that would cost the school money. Teachers do not have resources because it would cost the school money. Yes there are many good teachers that spend there own money but what about those who just can't afford it? Bottom line is, this school is out of control!

- submitted by a teacher
March 03, 2004
To begin with, Mr. Montero, the principal of Doral Academy Middle School is one of the best principals. This school runs like a private school and is a charter school, which is one of its many cons. There is no violence, boolying, gangs what so ever in this school, I'm extremly glad I enrolled my child here. The Doral area is great!

- submitted by a student
September 20, 2003
It is a newer school, some discrepancies need to be ironed out. I was incredibly distressed when an administrator took my information off my child's emergency contact card and had her political campaign volunteers calling my cell phone on a daily basis, ignoring my requests to stop calling- it is a private number I only give out to my children's schools for emergencies,also when she offered the kids community service hours to stand outside and campaign for her. Both incidences are incredibly unprofessional, and only added to the underlying problems and lack of organization that are percieved by the parents who are not blinded by the 'private school' feel. It is still a public school bound by the rules of Miami-Dade and those parents who try to bring up many questions regarding discrepancies are ignored.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
I love Doral Academy, because this school is similar to a private school, of my school days in my country. This is most better than the regular public school here; The regular public School have a lot students and the teachers can't help to all. The building, the decoration, the people, everything is better, I also believe the school provides an excellent education. The workers,and, the teachers always are available.

- submitted by a parent
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Doral Academy Charter High School
11100 Northwest 27th Street, Doral, FL  33172
(305) 597-9950
Last modified Doral Academy Charter High School is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Doral Academy Charter High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 54 reviews. Top