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The Rock School

Private | PK-12 | 252 students

We are best known for academic & athletic excellence.

 
 

Living in Gainesville

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $120,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $760.

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Posted October 5, 2011

THe Rock school has great teachers, a strong hard-working principal and vice principal, and a challenging academic program. Although I will never say any school is perfect and I have known some problems to arise, the comparison of this school to my children's prior public school is like night and day. No profanity, no teasing, no writing on bathroom walls, and only students that want to learn, care about grades that are respectful to teachers and parents exist here. Occasionally rules are broken but repeat offenders are removed from the school. The Christian guidance is great! Also as students graduate from the Rock, they clearly stand tall ready to face the world outside, unafraid of the future!
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Posted July 1, 2011

I emailed the school to ask if they were still enrolling. I sent a very nice letter almost a page. I got a one line response back telling me (the Principal) that he did not know if there was an opening and I just needed to stop by and get an application. No greeting, no closing. I was NOT impressed at all. And it is even a "Christian" school. What a dissapointment. It is very difficult to find a good school in Gainesville FL.
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Posted March 24, 2011

This is a truly amazing school. I am beyond pleased with The Rock and my children absolutely love it there. The teachers my children have had so far have been AMAZING! (dedicated, the highest quality, creative). There are high academic, behavioral and character standards. Also, for a smaller school, I was blown away at the quality of the sports program. There is also an atmosphere of peace, order and God's love on campus. I am so thankful for this school!
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Posted July 27, 2008

The Rock School in Gainesville Florida has taught my three children for the previous five years. The school has given my children a excellent education, confidence in themselves and a desire for truth and wisdom. I would recommend every parent find a place like the Rock School for their children. Sincerely, H.Moses
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Posted August 31, 2007

By far this is the best school for education, teaching core values, and for instilling a deeper love for Jesus Christ. I'm proud that my son attends this school!
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Posted August 19, 2004

There are not adequate words to describe this amazing school. Absolutely the highest quality of teachers, academics and sports. Firm but loving discipline.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 42%
Black 28% 23%
Hispanic 9% 29%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Colleges most students attend after graduation Santa Fe College
University of Florida
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Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Rosetta Stone

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

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

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Bob Carter
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • FCCAP
Fax number
  • (352) 331-9760

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Core knowledge
  • Honors track
  • Virtual school
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Foreign languages taught
  • Rosetta Stone

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  • None
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  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

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  • Yearbook
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School culture

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  • Uniforms
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  • The atmosphere at our school is conducive to learning; my teachers are born again Christians that care for their students and try to instill in them more than academics. Character and integrity are integral parts of our daily lives.
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Santa Fe Community College
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9818 Southwest 24th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32607
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Phone: (352) 331-7625

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