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Ransom Everglades School

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Posted May 14, 2014

I am currently a student at the ransom Everglades middle school and could not possibly love it more. It's academics very tough and require your full attention. It is not uncommon to have three hours of homework every night and six in the weekends. It is also very common to have multiple pop quizzes every day and occasionally two tests in one day. Most students in Ransom Everglades graduate high school into top 25 colleges and almost have of the students attend Ivy League universities. Achademics are also extremely tough due to the amount of competition between the students. Every single student in ransom is an overachiever and every single student is driven to be the best. Doing sports and attending this school may seem like and impossible task but it's really not. I train three hours a day for my sport and do all of my homework and still manage to get mostly A's and one or two B+'s. Sure you may be going to sleep relatively late but it teaches you that you have to put in work in life to achieve great results. If you are considering sending your child to Ransom Everglades do your child a favor and send him to Ransom because the experience will last him his entire life.

Posted December 15, 2013

I'm a student at Ransom middle school, and I find myself enjoying the campus (it's setting is amazing, beautiful weather, I come from the northeast so hot, tropical weather is really nice for me) but the academics and social atmosphere are not enjoyable at all. In academics, you deal with a lot of toxic stress, and the teachers teach by memorization and grueling busy work rather than lessons that stick in your mind. I have straight A's despite this, but only because I go home and teach myself the material. The social life is even worse. Many girls my age are (excuse my language) sl*ts. They wear short dresses at every party, have no self respect, and yet still act like goody-two-shoes in front of their parents to get designer shoes. It sickens me how much of a "rich kids club" it is, and the 'popular' kids treat you like trash, as if you are beneath them. I have found a few good friends, but they were hard to find even though the class is 160 students! (In my eyes, another disadvantage for learning). Some teachers are supportive and love what they are doing, and other just hate their job and hate children. Not an enjoyable school, don't send your child for their sake. -student

Posted December 3, 2012

I have 2 teens in this school and think that there is no finer school on the planet. The academic curriculum is rigorous and the administration is responsive and helpful. The teachers are excellent and approachable. The campuses are awesome. The students are thoughtful and courteous. I drop my teens off without a care or worry. Worth its weight in gold!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 17, 2012

I am a recent graduate who adored Ransom. It is not a school for everyone, and there are some teachers who aren't up to the 28k/year standard, but in general my experience was great. The vast majority of the teachers are excellent, and they are by far the best part of the school. The college counseling department is also phenomenal. I've found that most people who are dissatisfied with their experiences or college placement wanted to get away with doing no work and still being rewarded; that won't happen, but Ransom provides the resources and support system for just about any student to succeed.

Posted February 17, 2012

My son is in 7th grade. We moved to Miami last year from the Northeast where he had attended a well-regarded prep school. At first he found the size of his class to be overwhelming (160), but now in his second year at Ransom, he is blossoming academically and socially. The teachers have been very supportive and there are many events that allow social interaction. He is loving playing his Middle School sports at the Upper School - great facility!
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Posted January 25, 2012

My daughter is a student in 6th grade and is miserable. She was a straight A student at her other private school. She is finding herself isolated, frustrated and very stressed. She finds that she is not making friends. The whole mentality of the school is academics. It seems that it is not a good fit for her. Regardless of the fantastci opportunities for her future, if the fit is not right, it is not right. Her happiness and self growth is more important to me. I agree that it has to be the right kind of child....she is miserable. cries daily on her way to school. Considering moving her out!
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Posted December 17, 2011

Wonderful School and teachers but horrendous leadership. Primary focus is not on the child but on the schools image. Ellen Moceri the schools head master, runs the school as a totalitarian state ans she is in my opinion feared by the Board of Trustees, the teachers and the students.
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Posted October 20, 2010

RE is a phenomenal school for the the right type of student. It is definitely academically challenging and the students are required to not only carry their academic load, but also to take part in sports and various clubs. Several parents have a child here and a child elsewhere, it has to be the right place for your child otherwise they would be miserable. The costs are more than college, something else to consider.
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Posted August 1, 2010

Excellent in many ways, however if your child is not at the top of the class academically, not a top athlete or hasn't won a Nobel Prize yet, you will find the class sections are limited as the top choices go to the mega overachievers, leaving your child behind. One would think with the amount of tuition being paid more sections of particular classes would be opened up rather than limiting who can attend. The language program is in bad need of improvement (a general comment but especially applies to Spanish and despite being brought to faculy's and principal's attention, nothing is done. They do a good job of getting you into a good university, howver, I sometimes question whether they are thinking of the best fit for the student or for the school.
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Posted February 28, 2009

Ransom-Everglades was a place where my siblings and I (from a truly middle class home) were able to excel and flourish academically, athletically, and socially. We all attended top universities (half of us Ivies). Ransom-Everglades is not a 'rich-kids club' as it is portrayed by many from outside its walls. It is a place where students are challenged and encouraged and where friendships are made that will last a lifetime.
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Posted February 22, 2009

The school is a great school, academically. If you have the money to pay for it, then your child/you will be going to a good school no matter what. The faculty is intelligent, the atheltics are focused, and the student body is 99% top notch students. But the school is very socially handicapped- everyone is either a bookworm or very egotistical. Prepare to have a social life stabbed to death in return for college.
—Submitted by a student

Posted November 7, 2008

I attended & graduated from Ransom Everglades - and loved it! The classes were smaller, the teachers knew you by name - even if you were not in their class. I went on to Georgetown University - but I have to say that the friends I made in High School mean more to me then the ones I met in college. I will always hold Ransom near and dear to my heart!
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 14, 2007

An excellent school with a diverse faculty and student body. My daughter loves the challenge; and because I would like for her to attend an Ivy, I have resisted moving to Seattle. The administration is very supportive.
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Posted October 4, 2006

I have 2 children attending Ransom Everglades. The faculty is fabulous and the Athletic Department is superb. Everyone here cares about your child's emotional as well as academic well being. The children as students and myself as a parent have had a great experience at this school. We are moving and I am leaving my oldest son with my mother to finish his last year and a half there. I am that confident of the support he will receive from faculty and friends. Good bye Ransom and thank you all. We will miss you.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 19, 2005

Superb educational opportunity. For those students who excell, Ransom offers an unequalled chance to gain admission to top colleges.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 22, 2005

excellent educational opportunity for students in South Florida. Ransom everglades offers an amazingly wide range of academic selections. These include many AP classes, electives and a broad range of athletic opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 25, 2004

Tough school, but has the one of the highest potential Ivy League attendees.
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Posted February 23, 2004

The best school in Florida, and among the best in the country. We have had 3 children attend Ransom. Expensive, but well worth it.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 14, 2003

Both of my children graduated from Ransom Everglades - both attended from the sixth to the twelfth grades - it was a wonderful experience, for me a parent and for them as students.
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Posted September 4, 2003

What I learned in the 7th and 8th grade at Ransom-Everglades (at that time Everglades School for Girls) was on the level on 1st year college academia. I am now an attorney and cannot praise the quality of education enough. You get what you pay for.
—Submitted by a former student

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 45% 42%
Hispanic 43% 29%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Black 5% 23%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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