"Academic academies art music and sports"
Students enrolled 356
Hours 8:00 AM - 3:05 PM
School leader DR. MARGARET FAHRINGER
Transportation options Yes
District Dade County School District

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2251 East Mowry Drive
Homestead, FL 33033

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(786) 601-1969
(786) 377-5759
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3 stars
Based on 12 ratings

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September 27, 2014
I think its "fishy" that at least 3 "different" reviewes kept using the word...."fishy" in their reviews.

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2014
I have attended this school since it opened and I can personally say that it isn't the best but it has improved. Many students left after the first year of the school being opened because of lack of student involvement and lack of student privileges. Many teachers have left because of the ridiculous rules here and many were actually fired for doing silly things like signing recommendation forms. If you are looking for a high school "experience" then don't come here. If you like Marine Biology then our academy does have amazing, experienced teachers. If you love the arts then you probably don't want to come here. The film teacher is very strange and nobody takes him seriously. The art teachers come in and out and the music program is okay. Overall the high school is mostly separated from the middle (with the exception of a few classes in the middle school building). Lunch is terrible, administration is mostly friendly, & teachers are caring for the most part. Dress code rules are crazy and be warned, after one violation for any behavior you already have scored yourself detention. Coming to this school isn't as good as some surrounding schools but it is great compared to most.

- submitted by a student
September 04, 2014
The school could really improve their education is general. A lot of kids fall under boredom and lack of enthusiasm. This school really relies on stealing work from other teachers then making their own. I think this is a vital part of why the school falls behind. They are teaching other word that is not their own. You also want to be sure to check the was the teachers and staff run things. I've tried out for a role and the school and if you were there I did better then the opposing team and they got pick instead of me. Popularity? Favoritism? I don't know all i can say is I would not recommend your child goes here. Also my teacher just gave me a detention for not turning in a form that i forgot to turn in.....it doesn't get any sillier than that.

- submitted by a student
August 17, 2014
We are ready for a great school year. Our STEM focus will include coding and robotic clubs. We have smartboards in every class room. We invite parent feedback to the administration. We are a B school this year so we must be doing something right.

- submitted by a teacher
August 03, 2014
This school definitely needs improvement. During the first 3-4 days of school, your child will be sitting in homeroom doing absolutely NOTHING productive until they finish printing out their class schedules. My daughter took the same physical science class for two years in a row, and the same math as well, and she was in the advanced class for these areas. A schedule change request form was filled, and they simply refused to fix the issue, putting her back into regular classes when she was meant to be in advanced. The experienced teachers began resigning, and were replaced with teachers who were unfamiliar with the curriculum. During the FCAT testing periods, several teachers were replaced for MONTHS with substitutes. Good luck trying to transfer your child to another high school once they're here. Teachers are not allowed to sign any recommendation letters for other schools. The principal REFUSED to speak with the parents when this issue was mentioned. I do not recommend that you enroll your child to EPA if you wish for them to receive a proper education.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2014
First time my son is attending this school. I hope this school influence him to follow a positive path. Influence him to get good grades and take his education seriously. I am so glad and proud that he was accepted to be apart of the Everglades family.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2014
My personal opinion is that this school is great. The teachers and administrators are outstanding they will always be there to help you the most they can. The students are well behaved and do not disrupt others. This school is excellent I recommend people to come join the EPA panthers

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2014
I am not pleased with this school. I loved my high school years and this school it's not about high school at all. I have to agree with other comments about student and teachers relation, they are fishy!. The counselor is a total mess. I hate to admit that my kids go to the worst high school?

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2013
This is my son's 2nd year at Everglades Prep, so far I haven't had any issues with the school or administration. It could just depend on the student and how they handle certain situations. It's really who you know and how you present yourself. Believe me, I am a 100% involved parent with my son's education. I waiting for open house date, so I can have the chance to really get to know those teachers. It is an inconvenience that its the 3rd week of school and we still do not have access to the Edline.net. :(. I rely on that big time! I'm blind without it.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2013
WORST SCHOOL EVER. do not send your child here. it is a waste of your time. if the administration would pay attention to the needs of their students, and would play an active role in engaging their students to learn and to succeed, i might have stayed. the administration has NO clue what they are doing. they fired the best teachers at this school for bs reasons. the counselor is joke, she never replies to emails or makes time for the students who actually need some guidance. there are some fishy relationships between students and teachers which should be investigated. all of the gifted students left everglades. now, the school's test scores are going to plummet, and they have no one to blame but themselves. i feel sorry for the incoming freshman who don't know what's coming to them. if you want your child to have a real high school experience, they will find get one here!

- submitted by a student
June 27, 2013
I think something is fishy about this school. My child spent weeks selling chocolate for a Key Club that is not nationally registered. Where is that money going?

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2013
This is a wonderful school. I would highly recommend it. The teachers, the staff, everyone in the school is very invovled and are all very caring about the students. They make you feel very welcome when you walk into the school and they are extremely helpful in anything you might need.

- submitted by a parent
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Everglades Preparatory Academy High School
2251 East Mowry Drive, Homestead, FL  33033
(786) 601-1969
Last modified Everglades Preparatory Academy High School is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Everglades Preparatory Academy High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top