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Mater Academy Charter Middle

Charter | 6-8 | 1437 students

 

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Posted October 22, 2013

Yes, at matter academy you have to pay for sports and activities, but they have good programs , the best books for reviews and a lot of caring teachers . The principal is a Latina yes, and she does and excellent work, FCAT scores talk, this is an A middle and high school in Hialeah ... Not too many around a poor place like Hialeah with the majority of kids coming from Hispanic fAmilies and been ESOl because of their lack of English knowledge ! I love mater academy and I am proud parent of this school not a teacher, this year my son has very good teachers , and I couldn't be more happy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

This is a Charter School owned and operated by Academica which is a for profit company owned by a latino family. The worst option in the area. The only people that give positive reviews to this school are employees of the school. They do not have textbook for students, the sports they have are not free, the after school activities are not free, the worst school in the area hands down, they have posters with rankings given by john does from non credible magazines saying they are the best of the best, obviously a ranking that is fictitious. Any public school in the area is ten times better than this for profit school called Mater Academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

I love this school because it teaches children how to behave and maintain well dress and teach them also to learn how to follow rules. My daughter was in this school and now my son started middle school and I can't be any happier for him to continue his education on this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2013

I love this school. My son plays sports, is involved in performing arts as well, and still maintains great grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2011

I love this school. My daughter has been in this school since Kindergarten and she is now in 7th grade. We were given an opportunity to transfer to another charter school closer to home (Miramar) and it turned out to be a huge mistake. My daugher attended only one day at the Broward charter school. I asked the Principal and Vice-Principal of Mater to allow my daughter to return and they received us with open arms. Thank you! I am eternally grateful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2010

Great school! Love strict environment with no tolerance for kids who do not want to follow rules.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2010

I had been at Mater since it opened its doors my older daughter graduated from this school. Today I have another daughter in the Middle school. I highly recommend anyone seeking for a charter school to come to Mater. There is great communication between staff, teachers, parents and students and great deal of involvement. Its a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I have two daughter's that attend Mater Academy and I have always been extremely happy with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2009

I am in 11th grade in this school. It's a very good school. There aren't many fights, considering that it's a Middle and High School. Everyone is very nice and helpful. I love the school and i recommend it. (:
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2009

It's a really above par school. Most teachers are excellent, and there's no fighting. But there are some small rules which do not make much sense, but usually it's not a problem.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 22, 2009

Mater is great school ! ive been at mater for 2 years and they been awesome. It might be a little strict but other than that its a fantastic the teachers are amazing and everyone is super friendly and you can ask anybody where a class is and they'll delightfully tell you i highly recommend this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2009

This school really awsome, I recommend all students and parents to go through this school because it teaches us how to be mature,academic progress, everybody friends with everybody..there no enimies at all and we have alot of cool activites in our school..just it so good, you are going to like everybody!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 8, 2009

I highly recomend Mater. If you need to reach the treachers marjority of them respond back through e-mail about your child. First meeting they give at the schools parents are giving e-mail address and you don;t have to wait until they are recieving a failing grade before the grading period ends. I love the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2008

i belong to this school and parents are always there for any help you need
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2008

this school is the best ! there are some fights that I've seen but they are quickly broken up by the security guards. there isnt so much drama, and everyone is open to everyone, so the kids arent really seperated into spicific cliques like in most school, instead, everyone is friends with everyone. I recomend this school to all parents and students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2008

I really like this school its the best. And no one fights! Awesome!


Posted August 8, 2007

Teachers need to improve there comunications skills with parents who want to be involved in there childrens education. Example if you want weekly or monthly updates on how your children are doing, whether homework or projects are being turned in on time, or if there are any work missing, before report cards come out and its to late to help them improve their grades. Not just progress reports that only give you about 3 weeks to make it up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2005

excellent academics programs , need to improve availability of sports, excellent level of parents involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

I am not very impressed with this school. The adminstration is very unprofessional. It may be due to this being one of the first years that the middle and high school students are together. It has taken me half a year to be able to establish relationships with the teachers. Not because I haven't tried. The amount of homework is enormous. During spring break my child had a packet from 4 of his 6 teachers and he worked 7 out of the ten day break. And not for an hour or two. I do not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

458 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

460 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
73%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

498 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

467 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

494 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
91%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 94% 29%
Black 4% 23%
White 2% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 82%58%61%
Master's degree 18%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 8%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Judith Marty
Fax number
  • (305) 828-6175

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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7901 NW 103rd St
Hialeah Gardens, FL 33016
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