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Bridgepoint Academy

Charter | K-5 | 304 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 5 ratings
2013:
Based on 7 ratings
2012:
Based on 12 ratings
2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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Posted April 15, 2014

All about profit... The teachers are very good they seem to either be new and still have a vocation for teaching or have tenure and love what they do. Unfortunately, the management of this school is poor at best and it is clear that there is preferential treatment of kids who matter to the bottom line (those whose parents donate/fund-raise the most. Even if you are involved be prepared to be overlooked if you don't have funds or connections that matter to them. THIS IS A BUSINESS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2014

best decision i ever made to was to pull my kids out of this school. this is the perfect example of how giving a corporation money to run a school is not always a good idea. The bottom line is profits and it is apparent in everything they do and how the school is run.


Posted April 13, 2014

Educationally, the school is very good. Teachers are friendly, professional and thorough. The experience with the management company is horrible. It's clear that the focus is money and profit. The school is overcrowded, they have no cafeteria, and the limited campus resources are maxed out. Yet, they keep increasing the number of students year after year. The facility simply cant handle the demand. The PTA is horrible, run by incredibly unprofessional people with close ties to the management company. The PTA is essentially the fundraising arm of the management company and coordinates almost no educational functions. They constantly raise money, but we see no results. The Principal is a very sweet lady, but is obviously being run ragged by the management company, which is forcing her to run 2 campuses. If you call the management company, you are met with hostility and threats. If it wasn't for the quality of the teachers, I would have pulled my kids out a long time ago. Unfortunately, we see the down side of privatizing education here, as the management company clearly puts profit before what's best for students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2014

The TEACHERS are AMAZING! BUT! The management company that runs the charter school is an utter disaster! Horrendous and unhelpful attitudes, plan ridiculous time consuming events that are NOT educationally focused! They should open up a event planning company, not run a school. These kids need to be challenged academically not socially. The Principal is running TWO schools and does not have the energy to make the commitment it needs for improvement. It began to become overwhelmed with the additional students this year and the quality has suffered. The next two years, as they expand into 7th and 8th grade, it will only get worse :( Such a shame for the sake of MONEY they are making poor decisions. The best teachers are whispering of leaving :( I don't want to change my sons school for his stability but seriously considering it. Lastly, don't even bother getting involved in the PTA its run by the management companies friends, lol.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2014

Im very disasppointed with this school. The kids are not challenged enough and the principle can care less for the overachievers. They spend more time planning and executing mindless events then they do preparing our kids to be at the top of the class. it also concens me that when I pick up my child from the after school program kids are roaming the hallways unattended. Needless to saythe principle needs to step up and prepare our kids to be leaders. recognize talented kids and introduce programs to standout. cut back on the custom parties and implement more activities to challenge their minds. are s are roamingthe wallsways
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2013

The teachers and staff are in touch with every aspect of the students' progress. The communication between the school and the parents is excellent. Strong curriculum and very knowledgeable teachers..LOVE IT!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

So pleased with the changes in teachers this year! The principal has done a great job in maintaining the best teachers year after year as well as hiring new teachers. I greatly appreciate the principal's continuous involvement in addressing and taking action to support our children's educational needs. Looking forward to yet another great year with Bridgeprep South campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

My child has been going to Bridgepoint South since it first opened its doors. They have had great teachers however, many of those great teachers have left due to the Principal and/or management issues. Even though my child has been happy in this school and as a parents I love the fact that it is a small school and everyone is very acquainted with each other, I believe there is some major issues with the Principal and/or management too. They need a new Principal who understands every child's needs and who is more "updated" with today's education. One who is not manipulated by management and/or afraid to stand up when he/she has a strong opinion on what needs to be done in order for the school to succeed. I am very doubtful that my child will continue to attend this school if changes are not made within the next school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2013

Great school, teachers are very educated and well organized. I've had my child in this school since he was in Kinder and he is doing extremely good. He learns something new everyday and seems to enjoy learning. Parking is way better than what I've heard at other schools. I would definately recommend this school to anyone and everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2013

My child's love for his school is a true reflection of the dedication that all Bridgepoint teachers and staff have. The small school approach is so wonderful. Everyone knows each other and there is a true sense of community. The academics are very challenging and seem to always be of great importance to the school. Overall, I can sincerely say that the school has exceeded my expectations! I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2013

Pleased with the school! The teachers and staff are wonderful. We could not be happier with the great education our son is receiving And we are pleased with the learning enviroment our son is surrounded with. The principal shows excellent leadership and takes great pride in her school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2013

Bridgepoint downtown. My child is happy in the school, he makes friends easy and absorbs everything he is taught. However, I agree with another parent, the main office seems overwhelmed and unorganized, they are not very receptive to parents concerns or requests. The aftercare program is the MOST UNORGANIZED, the staff is nice and friendly but lacks structure and/or experience. They don't really track who sings the pick up sheet and anyone could potentially take off with any kid; they also can't keep up with children's behavior, they report a problem but can't tell exactly what happened or who did what. If parental involvement is really strong, they should work with the parents in addressing some of these issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2012

Good school, strong academics so far. My child is very adaptable but yes, she loves going to school and transferred from a private school. Too bad the Village Green school lost Mrs Bosque this year, she was an outstanding principal and is sorely missed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2012

Bridgepoint Academy Downtown Campus.They are very UNORGANIZED, staff is nice but they seem to be overwhelmed. Good atmosphere for the kids but academics are light. Not a good school for a child that needs constant challenges or advanced programs. I am already looking for other school options.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2012

My children have been attending Bridgepoint Academy for the past two years. The atmosphere of the school is like a private school. The classroom sizes are small and they offer many family events to encourage a family oriented environment. The teachers and staff care so much for the kids, are professional, and are attentive to their needs. Our children love going to school, they love their teachers and they feel motivated and encouraged. The school offers art, music, Spanish and enrichments after school. I would recommend this charter school to anyone wishing a private environment that is publicly funded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2012

My children have been attending Bridgepoint Academy for the past two years. I have been so impressed by the staff of the school. They truly know my children by name and are very attentive to their needs. I would recommend this charter school to anyone wishing a private environment that is publicly funded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2012

My daughter is in Kinder in the downtown campus. She transfered from a private setting . She has had a great year. The atmosphere of the school is the same feel as the private school my other child attends. The parent involvement is very strong. The teachers and staff are very professional.It is exactly what this neighborhood need. A great public option.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2012

I have friends in both the South and Downtown campus and I am looking forward to possibly attending the new East campus in the Fall. Everyone I speak to has only great things to say. Can't wait!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2012

We are very happy with Bridgepoint Academy's Administration and teachers. Our kids have flourished since they started in August 2010. It was a hard adjustment, but the teacher's really help the kids with the change of a new school and the more demanding curriculum. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for great teacher's and small setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2012

The kids love going to school, learn so much, and have so mant activities. Parental involvement is highly encouraged. The schools focus is on the quality of the education and care provided. I could not be happier and have recommended many who are all just as happy.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 58% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
86%
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 61% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%
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 81% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
n/a
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".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2010-2011.
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2009-2010.
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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

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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 88% 29%
White 8% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Black N/A 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races N/A 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 91%58%61%
Master's degree 9%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 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Miami, FL 33165
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