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Archimedean Academy

Charter | K-5 | 579 students

 

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2014:
Based on 13 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 7 ratings
2011:
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Posted July 11, 2011

Bullying Is a Big Problem. My kids wake up afraid to go to school. I do not care if that school is the best in USA when my children do not feel safe and comfortable in it. They can not control bullying. They need to make some changes, it is dangerous. Sorry but parents should get more information before we take our kids there. :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

Archimedean is a great school and has surpassed our expectations academically with our kids. Sounds like previous reviewer is upset at themselves for not speaking up. That responsibilty is the parents to speak up not the schools. The two stars should go to parent, who is not standing up for whatever concerns them. Archimedean is a great school not perfect but GREAT!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2011

Many parents think this is a great school. Many families are struggling financially and want to believe that the education provided at this school is as good if not better than at a private school, which they can't afford. Many families many turn a blind eye to issues that, if they weren't in a bind, they would take issue with, but they don't want to burn bridges and make things worse for their kids. Many families jump ship and move their kids mid-year based on issues they have. Unfortunately, they don't raise these issues with the school and the school thinks everything is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2011

After reading the reviews posted, here is a 2011 update: The school is growing out of its space. They matriculate the students each year and add new grades (currently at 11th) to accommodate. The school prides itself on its state ranking. Note that results of one test (the FCAT), do not make a Great School. The school days are longer to accommodate Greek language and Math. There is Saturday school starting at First Grade, to prep the students for the FCATs. This is mandatory. There are great educators and there are certified teachers. Do with that what you will. There is no music in the school. It is an afterschool activity that you pay for. Art is one week each month and will take the place of PE There is no gym/auditorium. The kids run around on the open fields. Activities/Ceremonies are held in the center courtyard, that is not protected from rain or sun. Communication is scattered. Many times you will see a message about something that happened weeks or months ago, yet you don't hear about an upcoming event until it's too late to plan. There is a VERY active PTO. Note that there is no budget estabished for fundraising goals. Be prepared for constant handouts
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2011

I went here for half of 2nd and 3rd grade back about 8 years ago, and I loved it. Small classes and good teachers. One of the highlights of my young life. Hope it's still as good as it was back then.


Posted November 6, 2010

Great principal, wonderfull teachers, We are so pround to have our daugther at Archimedean. Good level of communiction betwen principal and teachers with parents. God bless every employee of AA
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

Because its totally academy and i need thats the most important thing i that time for our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

It's an excellent school. I been very happy since my daughter started going in Pre-K.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

It is great b/c of the wonderful board and faculty, small classes and parent involvement!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Archimedean Academy is the best for several reasons: their employees, teachers and directors. All of them are extremely professionals. Their study fields are advance especially in Mathematics and Reading. They also teach their students to be fluent in Greek language.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Because it s a excellent school,excellent teachers,staff,students and dedicated parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

The best academic program in the state! Hyperbole? No thats a fact. Check the FCAT Scores and ratings within Miami Dade and Florida as a whole. Top 1 %. This is a Charter school specializing in Mathematics and Greek Language. The teaching methods are so advanced that the school is on par with the best private schools in the state while superior in most cases even to the schools who only allow gifted students to enter their classrooms. This school rocks ! Archimedean is the public schools with private school results of the highest caliber. Can't beat that combination. This is the one !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Archimedean Academy is a one in a million school!. They bring a very high education level in all areas. Family and multicultural oriented environment. Teachers are outstanding. Small classes. Excellent after school program. It is just the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Excellence abounds at Archimedean Academy. We find new solutions everyday to educate our children to the highest level!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

It's an excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2009

Archimedean Academy is an excellent school, it is out of the ordinary. Not only do the children learn advanced math but they also learn greek. Achimedean is the first charter school to be visited by the superintendent. I am very proud of the school my child is going to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 31, 2009

Excellent school. I am very happy, my son is learning so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2008

My 9 year old started this scholl last September. It is the greatest school my daughter has ever atteneded she is learning another language and they also offer 3 more languages to stdy. I hope to get my 7 year old next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

I am a parent of a middle schooler and I also have a child in the elementary, therefore I know about both schools. Archimedean's leadership, curriculum and faculty and staff have no comparison, everyone cares about everything that occurs in the school and their priority has always been the children and their success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

Archimedean is an excellent school. The teachers are dedicated to the students. The aftercare program is great with many activities for the children to choose from. This is certainly a 'A' rated school. The teachers and after care personnel are friendly and personable and they make each child feel important. Archimedean, thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 63% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
91%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 56% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
88%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
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".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 81%
White 12%
Asian 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 51%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/AN/A
Female 49%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 64%58%61%
Master's degree 36%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 26%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. SUSAN E SIMPSON
Fax number
  • (305) 675-8448

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
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Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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12425 Southwest 72nd Street
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