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500 East Chaminade Drive
Hollywood, FL 33021

(954) 989-5150
(954) 983-4663
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July 21, 2014
The faculty and most of the administration are wonderful. However, the school is literally falling apart. There is a major bullying and drug problem at the school. Many students are disrespectful towards faculty, other students, and themselves. Many students lack morals and modesty. Some of the guidance counselors are very liberal,and try to be friends with the students instead of good Catholic role models.

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July 18, 2014
I went through my four years at this school and I have to say that it is not worth the money spent to come here .. The teachers don't do what there suppose to be doing or at least they don't do it right , they do not put in grades when they need to as well as not focus on the students problems in class.. Also the school is very unOrganized for example with the iPad use at this school most of the kids I know we're unable to sign in to the programs necessary for school work for a month or two after school already started due to what they said were "student issues" ... Another thing I've realized is they have a promise that 98 percent of students go to a higher learning but most just go down the street to Broward college . Which is the same place kids from public school usually go to .. ( doesn't make sense to spend thousands of dollars to end up the same place as people who didn't spend dime on there high school career are going )

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2014
I am about to go into junior year at Chaminade-Madonna. After two years at this school, I can honestly say that my time there has been less than pleasant. Firstly, although there is not a heavy presence of bullying, children who do not belong to a certain clique WILL be left feeling left out in many things. Most students are only concerned about themselves and their popularity. To put it colloquially, they are extremely "fake." Also, the faculty doesn't seem to know what to do with the money we give them (which is way more than it should be!). The campus needs a major upgrade, we have a CENTIPEDE problem, and rainy days make it impossible to walk through the halls. However, they're raising money to build a fence around the school, which I think is completely unnecessary, because trust me no one is trying to break in. As an AP and Honors student, I do enjoy all of my teachers and their classes. I feel that they are all doing their best to educate us. However, I don't think academics at CM are really up to par with other schools. The school boasts that most of its students get accepted to college... but my question is: what types of colleges? This rating should really be a 2.5.

- submitted by a community member
May 06, 2014
Just OK. Not worth the $$ spent. The faculty and staff do not have as many credentials that most public schools have for faculty. Smarter and better educated faculty and the better public schools... just my 2 cents

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2014
Excellent school with caring teachers and wonderful administration. 98% of students go on to college or military upon graduation!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2012
Average school at best. Was there 1 year (senior transfer). Wish I never left NYC. The old adage: Those who cant do, teach. Those you cant teach become administrators and principles. Poor marks for all.

- submitted by a community member
August 13, 2012
My daughter has been there for three years, loves the school and from a parents standpoint she excels so we have only praise for there work

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2012
Faculty and Principal strictly Sub-Par performance. I attended for 2 years and most (if not all) teachers and faculty have "favorites". I believe it is the spanish culture inbred within the structure here. Too many cliques (groups). They would be best to get new principal and upper faculty. Clean house would be in best interest. Go Elsewhere for a truly good education.

- submitted by a community member
June 06, 2012
Teachers who refuse to provide students with a clear understanding of learning goals- who say they will provide clear student guides for comprehensive midterns and finals and mislead students to make them look badly- teachers who say they will provide prompts that will be included in finals ahead of time for student planning but fail to do so. If you believe that college prep means making it hard in an unfair manner then this is the school for you. In today's competitive college admissions environment, you would do well to go to public school or to another school that will help you maximize your potential instead of trying to hurt your chances.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2012
C-M has a great academic environment, with great teachers who really care about each and every student. After attending public schools my whole life, I cannot emphasize how refreshing it is to feel like more than just a "number". I love belonging to the C-M family. My one complaint is the unfairness regarding girls sports. Other than that, I have had a wonderful experience overall.

- submitted by a community member
February 13, 2012
This school has good academics, a wonderful social environment, outstanding faculty mentors, and dismal, dismal sexism for girls' sports. If your girl is an athlete, she will be swept under the rug unless she can play boys' sports. There is VAST discrepancy between boys' and girls' sports, no money for girls, everything for football and baseball. This is SO disappointing. My daughter has been extremely frustrated, in tears on occasion. There are many good things about Chaminade, but girls' sports is not one of them.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2010
I was a student for four years and found CM to be a wonderful place. I was in honors/AP classes for most of my coursework but placed into 'regular' math. I found all of the teachers to be creative and fun and genuinely interested in their students. The school offers a lot for students to become involved in, no matter what you enjoy. I never felt excluded from any students or alienated in any way. I never saw bullying of any kind occur. People were very welcoming and kind. I did not feel like it was a 'typical' high school environment with cliques, hierarchies, etc. Can't say much about the administration, however. They seemed only to care about how much $$ they could bring in. You can tell the staff is divided between who the admn likes and who they don't. Usually, the teachers admn doesn't like are the students' favorites.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2010
I went to this school for four years. You will get a mixed experience depending on what classes you get. Even if you are shuffled into regular classes, ask to get transferred into honors or AP classes or ask what needs to be done for you to "qualify" to get into those classes. My schedule was messed up one year, and I was put into regular English, which was just so piss poor and crowded that I rearranged my schedule to get into honors English at least. The administration of this school is not helpful at all and plays favorites to known families and athletes. As well, the administration does not inform you of ways to save money. I was angry to learn some time after I graduated that I could have attended the school for free. I was never informed of this by the tuition/financial department.

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 22, 2010
This high school has teachers that bend over backwards for their students. Most of the teacher truly care about the students and want to help them. This is a great school. My child graduates this year.

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March 04, 2010
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- submitted by a student
October 27, 2009
Great school to send your children to. Chaminade Madonna truly supports the mind, body and soul of all of it's students. The small community allows students to create relationships with their teachers as well as making countless friendships along the four year journey.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 03, 2009
small, faith based. encourages a balance of academics, sports and community service. the teachers are encouraging and available.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2009
It was horrible. I did not enjoy it. I got out as soon as I could to go back to public school.

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June 26, 2008
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March 29, 2008
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March 20, 2008
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February 05, 2008
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August 09, 2007
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June 19, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
May 14, 2007
The only problem I have experienced at Chaminade-Madonna was the inconsistency of decipline.

- submitted by a former student
April 24, 2007
The school has a pretty good reputation, but there is little socioeconomic variety.

- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2006
I transferred here from public school. It was okay. There was some unfair treatment of certain students. Punishments were not given out fairly. Some teachers played favorites very noticibly. Eh, should have stayed where I was.

- submitted by a former student
August 02, 2006
I attended Chaminade-Madonna from 2001-2005 and graduated in May '05. I had a wonderful experience. The school expects a lot from its students and really does prepare a person for the college experience. My sister now attends CM and has found the same is true for her experience. The only problems ever encountered by myself or my family was slow response and assistance from upper level administration. The leadership of the school is run much like a corporate office so you might be hard pressed to get a response from them. If you're looking for a good school with an excellent track record in discipline, academics, and now sports, CMS is the school for you or your child.

- submitted by a former student
May 23, 2006
Chaminade's learning envirnoment, teachers, staff, as well as the entire experience was great!

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March 28, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2005
We took our son out of public school last year and into CM hoping for much better attention and academic results. However, thus far, the results have improved only slightly. Most teachers are willing to help out but a significant amount seems overloaded. There are some who do not even stay extra hours (or minutes) after school to help out (they dash out to their cars faster than the kids when the final bell rings). There are others who try very hard. This creates a significant inconsistency in quality. The principal (Gloria Ramos) seems to become defensive when challenged and gives the impression that she does not hold teachers accountable. Thus, it is hard to get in touch with some of them who take advantage of this unaccountability. All in all, there are many good teachers but if your child needs follow-up and special attention, this school is not for you.

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November 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2005
The academic programs in the school are stellar the only problems Ihave encounered are that the teachers are on their second career Ex. they went back to get cretified after being a stockbroker for 10 years. The sports programs are not so great but they are implimenting a scolarship program to recruit better players parent involvement is very high.

- submitted by a former student
August 09, 2005
My son will be entering his Junior year and both he and I have had great experiences at the school. The faculty and staff are professional and down right kind.It is a smaller school in comparison to other high schools thus allowing everyone to know a little bit about you and your child.It is a beautiful campus in a beautiful neighborhood. I believe academically, it is up to the highest standards. I would love to see more parent involvement and attendance at home school meetings. My son is part of the baseball team which fulfills most of the year so I am not one to comment on the arts and music dept.

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July 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2005
This is a school that focuses on the whole student. Although academics are of paramount importance, all students are encouraged to participate in a myriad of available after-school activities including athletics and campus ministry. What's really nice is that even if your child is not a world class athlete, there is a place for him/her in a sports program which helps foster self-esteem.

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February 21, 2005
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- submitted by a student
November 18, 2004
very heavily focused on athletics.

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October 28, 2004
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August 14, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
November 29, 2003
Chaminde provides and education for the mind and body as well as the heart and soul! Its unique family-like community cannot be compared to any other! I could not ask for a better environment for my child to learn and get involved in extra curricular activities!

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
Solid, close knit family atmosphere. Great enviroment for kids and parents alike.

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August 22, 2003
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Chaminade Madonna College Preparatory
500 East Chaminade Drive, Hollywood, FL  33021
(954) 989-5150
Last modified Chaminade Madonna College Preparatory is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
Chaminade Madonna College Preparatory Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top