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Homestead, FL
Students enrolled: 632

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23255 Southwest 115th Avenue
Homestead, FL 33032

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(305) 257-3737
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June 02, 2014
In Spanish now, La escuela es muy buena. pero el personal es un poco anti profesional. Les hace falta tener mas contacto con los padres, en especial el grupo de After School...Son muy groseras. Gracias, espero q les sirva de ayyda.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Best Charter in town! Love the rules! Love the disipline and the way how the staff support all kind of krasy parents, lol... My kids and my housband love everything in there too. Nice activities and nice advanced classes.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2013
WORST SCHOOL EVER ! Not recommended for high school. No scholorships and the electives suck. Don't come here for high school. The rules are super ridiculous, as in you get in trouble for everything. Teachers expect respect from students when they disrespect them themselves. Few teachers are great. Most of the staff is rude, don't know what their doing, and they lie a lot. I'm very disappointed in Somerset. They were so great when they started a few years ago and now things are going down hill.

- submitted by a community member
September 09, 2012
My husband and I are very happy with the school. My kids are happier! Parking in the morning is good as well in the afternoon better than other schools. They update their website very often which I love that. Teachers are very caring and organize. After school care my kids like it a lot! I don't understand the bad comments that parents made of the school before. The school is very secure. Something I believe they should have is a gym or an auditorium. I see the school getting better every year.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2012
My child is new at this school. The people leading the school are amazing. The Principal is so caring and so Is the new young counselor, Mrs. Zuckerman. My daughter was upset the first day and the counselor calmed her down and made her feel so Much better. I'm so happy I found a school that cares.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2012
Great school amazing teachers... Read previous reviews and disagree parents complain about a change in administration and new rules... All the rules are for the better... We need to teach children take account for their actions and the new policies do that. Having to get off the car to sign a student in because they are tardy happens in every school, and I promise the first time it happened was the last... My son made sure to set his alarm earlier to avoid the embarrassment.. Job well done.. So glad to see positive change

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2012
I am disappointed with this school they changed the administration and not much improvement. I call the school and people never seem to have any information and cant communicate with you in english. They have a lot of ridiculous rules and dont worry about the most important thing which is education. The middle and high schools students dont have motivation. All they do is ask for money for everything. And speaking to an administrator is like asking to speak to the president of the United States. Think twice about removing your student from a public school to this they dont have the Gifted program.This school leaves a lot to be desired. The Elementary is amazing runs smoothly great administrator and amazing teachers.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2012
This is the 4th year of my daughter in this school. the first two years were great!! Everything started to go down the last two years: crowded classrooms, screaming teachers, of course behavioral problems as a consequence and very poor communication with the teachers. Now this year with the new elementary school building and the EXTREME DISORGANIZATION, especially during drop off, is bordering the absurd. Everyday I have to literally exercise my patience with staff who don't reinforce their own rules, parents who are very rude and at the end I don't know if its even worthy...honestly the school is not such a great school for my daughter or me to bear this stress every morning. The new building has MAJOR parking issues, they don't accommodate the parents and students who are ultimately the reason why the school is functioning. Please, look for a better solution in regards to the above mentioned problem, otherwise you'll see the enrollment numbers dropping dramatically...there are other very good and better planned schools around the area.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2011
I used to be very satisfied with this school until recently. My son who was recently diagnosed with ADHD has been attending this school for two years. In the last six months he has had numerous incidents and I have asked the school to work with him and I (since they are certified teachers). I have been told to put him on medication, and everything. I was also told by the principal (whom I have NEVER met) that maybe he is having outbursts because I work too much and don't spend enough time with him. I was super ticked off because my husband is disabled and I have to work long hours to support my family. I cannot wait to transfer him to another school because they are a bunch of two faced liars. There is one assistant principal (female) that is amazing....the rest of the staff needs to retrain!!!1

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2011
This school tries hard to work with the children and the parents. They offer a good program and they have an excellent principal and teachers. Its a bit crowded but all the Homestead area charters are crowded and all have long waiting list. This one is so close to the base and lots of military children that get moved around the nation. I think the school get an A in effort.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2011
I have to say that even though they are over crowded in the classroom, the teachers, staff and Asst. principle Ms. Mongeotti-Greer is the best. They really care about the students. They are finally building the second building and wll be moving K-5 to the new location, which will better furnish the youngsters. I am so happy with the staff and how they care for both my children. I do feel they need to improve on the quality of food and give more variety.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2011
Excellent teachers Strong principal/school leadership Challenging academic programs You name it this school will bend over backwards for it's students. The only complaint is that the lunch could taste better and have more variety

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2010
I think the school is asking for too much money they ask for money almost every day with three kids is imposible,everything for this school is about money.Also they have too many student in the same classrooms they dont have enough classrooms for the amount of sudents.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2010
ok ok so many ppl hate the school or really like it..big whoop why not ask if your child likes the school. most of these parents dont ask how their child feels about the school and etc. school is good and bad..the bad thing is this tacky uniform i mean its so out of style . we have to pay for our children to wear jeans thats just whack..and they are to strict with the jackets ..about thirty kids got in trouble for wearing a diff jacket..its just a dumb jacket...and some teachers are nice bt some of them are to mean..they have favoritism and thats nt fair we should be all treated fairly..the principal should give us better lunches man were paying three dollars for this nasty food they should have more varieties and better healtheir lunches..a

- submitted by a student
April 26, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2010
if you want a good education for your child you has to pay, i love the school because the uniform its great and the rules are excelent for parent and student because the student learn responsability. i would recomend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2009
I think the school is a great school there will always be room to improve things that we can do to suport the school and the studants which I am willing to do.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2009
This school is just beginning it's 3rd year. My kids have been there since the beginning. At first, I thought I was paying for everything, book deposit, jean day, field day, etc. It bothered me. I know charter schools require a certain amount of volunteer hours our monetary dontaion, so I was ok with that, but the other stuff, come on. But as the years have progressed, I have seen the changes the principal has made at the school, and now I don't mind. She has made very positive changes within in the school. I don't mind giving the money when I see all the good it is doing for the school. Especially now, with the economic crunch, the schools are taking the cuts, but this school is still moving forward. My kids are so happy here. My now 8th grader, has had perfect attendance for the past two years.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2009
This is a grteat shcoll .Am a student at the school an teacher are really nice and freindly. it kinnda expensive for my parents.

- submitted by a student
August 19, 2009
if you want to go to this school you dont just have to be accepted but you also need lots and lots of $$$$$.Whatever you do involving the school you better bring your wallet.You have to pay for you childs books and its not only the money but also the ridiculous rules.For example if you have to miss class for some reason like a death in your family you must bring the cirtificate of death!!!I mean what do they care who it was that is personel they dont need to see that.And the only reason that the parent participation is so high is because all of the money coming out of our pockets.And the uniforms are so old fashioned.I mean what child of this century would want to wear a white button shirt with a tie(girls and boys) and no kakkies or capries and all black shoes, laces, and socks.I wouldnotrecomendthisscooltoanyone

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2009
this school is to much money and all it does is tell you to more and more things i dont recamend

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2009
Cah Ching! Make sure that you bring your wallet to this school! Everything costs $$. Students must pay for any priviledge. For example: Participation in Field Day costs $5.00 per student (they are required to buy a t-shirt to play or can pay to watch!) The principal is nearly unknown to the students, most probably couldn't pick her out of a line up of photos. However, Assistant Principals are very well known, professional, and popular. The uniform policy is extremely strict with harsh penalty for minor indiscretions. Faculty at this school is mostly outstanding, but constantly interrupted by intercom, and jaded by excessive requirements. Class size is pushed to the limits, hovering around 30+ students per class for lower grades. My child, an 8th grader was in a class with 38 other students. The constant issue is that academics take a back seat to money in the eyes of the administration.

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May 22, 2009
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May 13, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2009
I love the staff. It is not often that school staff takes the time to learn each child's name and knows of their strenghts and weaknesses. I wouldn't trade it for the world.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2009
Outstanding staff, well informed and educated. Eager to teach and form solid relationships with the students and parents. I am proud my daughter and son attend this school.

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September 08, 2008
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August 13, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2008
I love this school. The teachers actually care and the staff is wonderful!!! I am very happy here. Looking forward to another wonderful year!

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 21, 2008
The School is less than a year old. Very involved parents and great students. And Excellent teachers.

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March 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 24, 2008
The school is in it's first year and has implemented many new things. There is much enthusiasm among teachers and administrators. Parent participation is very good. Much academic support is given to the students.

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Somerset Academy (Silver Palms)
23255 Southwest 115th Avenue, Homestead, FL  33032
(305) 257-3737
Last modified Somerset Academy (Silver Palms) is a Charter school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Somerset Academy (Silver Palms) Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top