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St. Mark's Episcopal School

Private | PK-8 | 380 students

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4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 5 ratings
2013:
Based on 15 ratings
2012:
Based on 16 ratings
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted July 2, 2009

I love the School and my Daughter is happy there............
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Posted May 19, 2009

In my opinion I would not recommend this school. The past 3 years that my child has attended this school the leadership is lacking. The Middle school principle does little to oversee the teachers and therefore there is no accountability. They do not post grades online and often my child received his grades weeks after they have been completed. Upon periodically requesting grades from the administration, I was informed, they will not provide this, and it is the student s responsibility. Teachers lack enthusiasm and often are not prepared for class. The students do not experience joy and caring from their teachers, instead there is a sense of fear. The school is more concerned with checking the length of your hair and if you are wearing the appropriate socks then what is being taught.
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Posted May 18, 2009

My children have been a SMES since PK3 and the experience has been very hit or miss. Each teacher has had a very different teaching style some are up to speed others lacking.
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Posted April 21, 2009

A terrific school! I have two children here and the environment is warm, caring, challenging, stimulating, and friendly. My kids are in the preschool and the lower school...we couldn't be happier! Thank you, St. Mark's!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

i am a former student at SMES and i don't know where to begin. first, that school needs to get bus service! besides that,if you are in middle school,you'll be harassed and bullied constantly by anybody in older grades! the kids cuss. the teachers are alright, but they give out detentions and academic notices left and right, and won't take 'no' for an answer! also, if you get in any kind of trouble,or have been blamed for something, the techers won't believe anything you say. finally, that school has a 'few' lazy teachers that sometimes don't even finish explaining the work, and don't come to help sessions ready to learn, 'cause all the teachers do is sit at their desk and drink coffee! another thing is, they're tuition goes up a couple thousand dollars each year yet they ask the parents for more money each month!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2008

i used to be a student @ st. mark's and i have to say, it's a bad school environment. all the kids 4th-8th grade cuss and listen to hip hop. also there are a lot of bullies in the middle school section. the teachers are o.k.,but when it comes to homework, they accept no excuses, it's an automatic detention or notice. all that the kids talk about are sports.
—Submitted by a student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 42%
Hispanic 11% 29%
Black 3% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Episcopal
Associations
  • NAES
  • NAIS

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • College prep
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Standards-based
  • Virtual school
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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
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1750 East Oakland Park Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
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Phone: (954) 563-4508

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