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Hollywood, FL
Students enrolled: 466

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1705 Van Buren Street
Hollywood, FL 33020

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(954) 925-6404
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June 11, 2014
I have to Kids in this school and we are very pleased with the education system, the teachers and all the staff in general, the only complaint I have is that the playground is so limited, kids need bigger open area to play.

- submitted by a parent

January 28, 2014
1. They don' t have an open area. . Kids need an open area with air/ A place to run and do exercise. They have a very small playground for more than 1000 kids. 2. The principal is very rude. ( at least the one at the after care is the one I know) 3. When I saw an incident a few months ago when I saw kids hitting each other and kicking on their faces at the playground, I told the staff in charge and they don't even care about. They answered: " oh.. that's the way they play " 4. Teachers can't handle the kids and they send email every day instead of do their job 5. Her teacher has not experience at all and she doesn't know how to handle kids. That's why she has to send emails every day. Instead of do her job and control the situation. 6.Impossible to talk with the teacher. Is like her time is more important that the issues itself. Not only that: when she set what they call "a conference", she didn't made it for a third time. I was like an idiot waiting for the phone to ring with my notebook ready to say what I wanted to say and she never call and never said she sorry ( she didn't).

- submitted by a parent

December 30, 2013
I pulled both of my kids out of this HORRIBLE school. Both of my kids are A honor students, quiet, and respectful of adults, but this place had them both coming home either depressed or angry. The teachers are miserable and have no teaching skills. My son's teacher had one of those "online" teaching degrees and had no clue how to teach. The Principal is a joke as other parents have stated and their entire staff is rude. Do not send your kids here! Both of my kids are in a new school that has an exceptional Principal and staff.

- submitted by a parent

October 12, 2013
After many years at HAAS, I have pulled my two girls. The Principal retaliated against us after I met with her last year. I was told I was lucky that she was meeting with me because she didn't meet with parents. She wasn't happy with any of the points I brought up, arguing against all of them. In retaliation, she put my kids in the lowest 8th grade class she had. My kids were in class with kids who were 15 in the 8th grade due to time in juvenile detention, who threw kids up against the wall demanding money, and kids who were known to be "low". When I asked her to move my girls back, she told me they could do Florida Virtual School. My kids got tested on how they could get demerits. There was more emphasis on discipline than creative and interesting teaching. The kids have to walk on a line in the halls. The Principal's emphasis on "saving" lower income children at the expense of other types of families, has caused an implosion of kids whose families don't care. This is a downtown Hollywood school, and almost no one from the surrounding neighborhood attends it. You can't complain to Charter Schools USA, because you are labeled a "problem parent." We love the new school.

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2013
I have been attending HAAS in general for 8 years (6 years in the elementary and this is the 4th quarter of my second year in the middle school), so basically 7th grade. I loved the old school, except it had bad facilities. Charter Schools USA generally provides a safe and higher-quality education environment than the typical public school. Unfortunately, the teachers and staff are a little obsessed with giving demerits and punishing/threatening kids. Most of the staff, including the principal and vice principals are under the age of 40. It would be nice if the facilities and extra-curricular opportunities were a little bit better, even in the new school, which is about 1/3 the size of a normal school when it comes to grade sizes. Also, if there were a few teachers that were not there, you know, the aloof, cranky, lazy, and mean ones, we'd be an excellent school, not just a great one. Oh yeah! A few more school-sanctioned social events would be nice.

- submitted by a community member

February 26, 2013
My kids hate this school, my daughter has always been in gifted classes but since attending this school she was not accepted into the program and they have her in 2 different tutoring programs, I just really don't understand this school, When we first came to this school we had high hopes and expectations what a big disappointment. Also some of the staff members are very rude and disrespectful especially in the cafeteria and they never let the kids finish eating, one or two bites and then they have to through out there food. I'm so sick of this school already and this is there first year there, I can't wait to get them into a better environment....

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2013
I attended the information session for parents prior to enrolling my child. I was not too thrilled. They say first impressions mean a lot. A parent hurt himself walking to the entrance and injured his knee. He could not walk so an ambulance was called. Not one teacher showed up to assist. Glad it was not a child who needed help. To top things off, I was scolded by another parent for parking in line with all of the other cars. Really? Time to find another school.

- submitted by a parent

November 02, 2012
The Pricipal and her assistant are so angry why?the school staff need to stop showing favoritsm to privilidge kids and please cafeteria lady stop being so mean to the kids.

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2012
I'm shocked. I thought this was going to be a great school but what a huge disappointment. I understand the fact that it was a hard transition into the new school but you can only use that excuse for so long. I can't believe how unorganized the staff is and how rude. Nobody takes responsibility for anything and nobody can give you a straight answer. My child was so excited and couldn't wait to start school. Now we might be transferring. I'm just not willing to let my child s education suffer because they can't get it together. I've spoke to several parents that feel the same way and it's not fair. We all work very hard to make sure our children are able to succeed in life. I really feel that the head staff at this school doesn t really care. They set a bunch of rules but fail to set an example for our children. I can t believe the things that have been going on and I feel like I ve wasted valuable time for nothing.

- submitted by a parent

May 10, 2012
This school is HORRIBLE. Most of the teachers are angry and inequipt to deal with children. They do nothing but yell and hand out demerits. Kids are not allowed to speak. If you an LD or gifted child they will make sure you leave. Emails to the principal are not answered. The vp is the gatekeeper to not addressing issues parents attempt to discuss. No clubs. No sports. No positive reinforcement. Just whats wrong with your child. Never homework in what they call "AP" classes? And the school board states they do not deal with issues regarding charter schools so good luck!

- submitted by a parent

January 02, 2011
my son has been going for 3 months now .it's Great ,A little strict but great.

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April 24, 2010
My child has attended this school since they started and has succeeded academically extreme well. I've always felt that the principal,teachers and staff truly care for the children. As a charter school, the parents involvement is required by volunteering 20-30 hours yearly, which makes everyone, including parents to get involved with school and to get to know the students and staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 24, 2010
Hollywood Academy of Arts & Science is an educational institution which strives to educate and nurture each individual. Through the academic health and emotional health of everyone, from student to staff. HAAS goes outside of the school to introduce and incorporate the community as well. Fundraisers go on to feed the community and provide assistance to others at need. CSUSA Charter equally supports their school system through multiple methods. As a teacher who has known private, public and charter schools, Hollywood Academy of Arts and Science has prooven itself to be superior.

- submitted by a parent

February 26, 2009
Well, I am a student of this school, and I pretty much like it. The only thing I don't like is that they don't focus on middle school, only on elementary. They also don't let us wear our own style, only uniforms.

- submitted by a student

January 02, 2009
The school is small, but some teachers have no clue how to teach. They are not nice to the kids and The principal is on her little world she does not even care about the welfare of the kids

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 17, 2008
it so good for my child to come to this school

- submitted by a parent

April 06, 2008
Think twice and really do your research before sending your child here. Its pluses are small, close knit community but the disadvantages are larger class sizes (25-28 on average, there was a 1st grade class with 29), no extra curricular sports. The teachers are always leaving and those that stay are brand new to teachng and therefore don't have a clue about teaching. This school is great if you want your kid to live in a bubble. It does not prepare them for the real world. I pulled my children out before they even finished their first year there.

- submitted by a parent

September 30, 2007
this is my second year at this school. i hate it. there is nothing to do after school exept detention. the only reason im still at that school is because of my friends. the teachers are horrible(exept for mr.amon, mrs.rogers, and ms.martin) this school is very unorganized. the idea of having a school under an apartment is a very bad idea. you feel like your in jail, not school. the closest you get to seeing outside is the windows, and in most classes the windows are covered. during lunch we can`t get a little loud or we will be put on silent lunch. i am 15 years old and get treated like a baby or like a did something wrong and is being punished for it so i got put in this school. they do not prepare us at all for the real world or even high school.field trips are rare

- submitted by a student
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Hollywood Academy of Arts and Science Middle School
1705 Van Buren Street, Hollywood, FL  33020
(954) 925-6404
Last modified Hollywood Academy of Arts and Science Middle School is a Charter school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hollywood Academy of Arts and Science Middle School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top