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PK-8
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Miami, FL
Students enrolled: 1,139
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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14250 Boggs Drive
Miami, FL 33176

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(305) 238-3688
(305) 232-4068
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May 27, 2014
My child came from a private school to FCM middle. This was the best move I made. As an educator myself, one tends to look at other teachers, especially your child's teachers. Its been two years and I am especially pleased with student learning and outcomes. My child is well adjusted and very happy.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2014
This school is very over-rated, especially the middle school. The majority of the teachers complain about their pay and the amount of work they have to do. Many of them are very lazy and leave most of the learning up to the students. My child has been at this school from 1st grade and still can not understand any Spanish. If you can get your child into Herbert Ammons, this is by far an all around superior school.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2014
This school is horrible. All the teachers where never nice to anyone and never taught anything! I would not recommend this school for anyone. I now have gone to the school "W.R Thomas Middle School" and it is so much better.

- submitted by a community member
January 07, 2014
Frank.c.Martin is the worst school on earth it does not provide the necessary materials for learning. Also the school does not care for the children. The teachers are rude and disrespectful to the parents and children. One time the principal did not give reading materials for the third grade classes and had to use unreadable photo copies of books when there were more than enough books. So a parent had to bring in textbooks for the students to read. And the reason that is important is because third grade is fcat year and needs to have smart students. I was a student from first to fifth grade and hated it that is why I went to Herbert.A.Ammons middle school which is ten times better than Frank.C.Martin. So if you have a child or is a child that wants a good school for middle school go to Herbert.A.Ammons middle school and for elementary school go to Jack.D.Gordon elementary school. Jack.D.Gordon was the school that provided textbooks to the third graders. Frank.C.Martin is like a prison it has no good activities or good teachers. That's why you should go to jack Gordon and ammons middle school. Thank you and pick the right school.

- submitted by a community member
February 19, 2013
This school is a wonderful place for kids to fell the love of a great education and to not only set goals but achieve them also.So thanks Frank C. martin for leading me to a bright future.

- submitted by a community member
December 18, 2012
The school is in a great community. I am very pleased witht this school. The staff and teachers work as a team to make it a good environment for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2012
This school is terrible. I've been a student here since 2nd grade and now Im moving on to 6th, and personally, these have been the worst four years of my life, There is a major bullying problem going on in this school and the teachers do nothing about it. The principal of this school does not care for the children more than she cares for the awards. I have not enjoyed my time here at FCM. If you want to go to a good school, this is NOT the school you're looking for. It's an absolute joke. But there are two teachers that have kind hearts and caring, positive attitudes towards all their students and their names are Dr. Santerre and Mrs. Davis. They are wonderful teachers who make it a goal to build a strong and meaningful relationship with their students and the parents.

- submitted by a community member
June 03, 2012
I was a student at Frank C Martin for 5 years and left to go to middle school. I am currently at my 8th grade year at Herbert A Ammons middle school. I personally felt that the IB program at FCM was a joke and it didn't prepare me for the IB at Ammons. I have heard from my friends that everyone recieves thier IB certificate even if they did nothing to earn it. Also there were minimal activities and extra curricual clubs and activity. I understand that it focuses mainly on academics but at Ammons we focus on academics and fun activites. I am grateful that I left FCM to go to a better school that offers so much more!

- submitted by a community member
February 10, 2012
I am a grandparent of a student. Two years ago I wanted to get permission from the principal to become the volunteer coordinator for the "Coke Rewards" , "Labels for Education and "Box Tops for Education programs. These programs provide recreational and school supplies, to name a few, in exchange for bottle caps and labels from their products. After two weeks I called the school hoping to speak to the principal. I left all of my contact information, but to this day I have not been contacted. I have decided to contact a school that is not too proud to participate in these programs.

- submitted by a community member
February 09, 2012
i have a big problem with the principle, she does not have the heart of the choldren in mind, but rather winning awards, and creating a false image of the school, the school is very slack and unproffessional, i know this from hearing the teachers express their grief with the school. they do everything last minute as well. some of the teachers are rood, and they curse in front of the students, which bothers me greatly. there is no family type atmosphere the students are rood and make fun of other students, they have no moral values,

- submitted by a community member
November 09, 2011
I am currently a student at Frank C Martin international now into my 8th and final year at this school. I have watched the school change and grow in size. I have been attending since 1st grade and my younger sister continues here too. The teaching styles differ from teacher to teacher and if you are lucky enough to have a good and experienced teacher it is a blessing. The school mostly focuses on academics which is why there are so little sports and the extracurriculars are all geared towards academics. Although many of the 8th graders are relatively new, all of us old students treated them all like family so the atmosphere is always familiar and warm. We all join as a family and the family pride is shown during rallies and dances and other school-wide activities. The principal is really quite excellent but she does not seem to have the needs of the children in mind. The PTA works very hard to create so many nice things for the school and parent involvement is crucial to the working of the school. As a student I would say that it would not be hard to make friends and there is a place for almost everyone. We are, after all, an International school with more than 53 nationalities.

- submitted by a community member
September 16, 2011
My son just started 1st grade at this school, and so far I'm very pleased. The classwork is on par with what he was learning in private school, so so far it's been a smooth transition (and without the private school price!). The PTA makes a big difference in this school, they're so involved with everything, it makes for a caring enviornment.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2010
Not only does FCM have a strong leadership, the teaching is at a high standard as ALL children are regarded as "Gifted." There is a high parental involvement which allows so much more to be done in the classrooms and around the school in general. I highly recommend interested students to apply early and take a tour of this wonderful, global community of students, faculty and staff.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2010
I rate this school a 2! I dropped my grandson off today at school and was yelled at by a teacher to "get back in the car". I explained I was dropping him off at his step mom's class because he had two heavy bags and the teacher was rude. She continued to yell at me and my grandson and told us to get back in the car! Totally uncalled for behavior! Another time a parent swore at my daughter in front of my grandson and several other children and parents because of a parking situation. She physically got out of her car and went to my daughter's car. Security was no where in sight!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 26, 2010
The school is in a great community and the staff at Frank C. Martin is awesome as well as the parents. They all work together to make if exciting for learning and safe for our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Frank C. Martin is Florida's first fully authorized International Baccalaureate K - 8 Center. We have over 60 nations represented within our school. Our school has also been recognized as one of the top 3 magnet schools in the nation!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Great music/chorus and art program the ib curriculum is challenging therefore it pushes students to suceed the head of school is the best around and so is the staff

- submitted by a student
September 02, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 19, 2009
my child joined this fcm since the 3rd grade.its a great school we have no complaints but now that she is graduation from 8th grade and having such great education under her belt she didnt get accepted to any high school. (coral reff, robert morgan ,ect) shes just in the waiting list..but if she goes to a public school going to fcm was just a waste of time.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2009
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July 07, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 13, 2008
This is a horible instituion of learning. The teachers are rude, unstable, and don't know how to express themseleves to students and parents. The principal isn't aware of what goes on at the school.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2008
this school is exellent for both of my kids to go to

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2007
F.C.Martin is known nationwide. The academic quality is superb. The head of the school and her staff are the best around.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2007
My daughter attended this school for Pre-K and then I withdrew her and after two years at other schools, I fought for her to return. Once she got in, both of us were overjoyed. Everything that has happened since her return, some negative, have resulted in a positive effect. She had a hard time in Math this year (4th grade) but her teacher took time with her and she ended up with a 'C' average. The teachers take time with the students and whatever they are struggling with, and make a valiant effort to pull the student through. I love FCM and now that it's a K-8 center, my daughter will remain in the school until she is done with 8th grade.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2007
My children have been at F.C. Martin since Pre-K and my oldest boy is now in the 6th grade and I could not be happier. The 6th grade teachers are very qualified and approachable. I Love the school. Parental involvement is also key to its success. Thank you all! Guylene

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2006
Frank C. Martin K-8 Center is an awesome school. The IB Curriculum challenges the students to excel above and beyond others. I ahve two children that attend FCM. They are in 1st and 2nd grades in the Spanish program. I find this prgram enriching. The children are learning how to speak and understand the language. I am also pleased with the expansion of the extra-curricular activites at the school. Parental involvement, communication, educational excellence and student safety are all integral parts of the daily atmosphere. As a parent I would not and could not select a school that prepares my child to excel locally, nationally and globally. This school should be the model for all schools around the country.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2006
I have just pulled my child from this school. The art program is extremely poor, there are few extracurricular activities, and the language program is more about singing songs and coloring than taking advantage of children's inherent ability to acquire language skills. The school is very focused on its performance on standardized tests, resulting in extensive preparation for the tests. Many of school's resources are being redeployed towards its expansion to a K-8 Center.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2006
Frank C. Martin is a wonderful school, the teacher are really prepared to challenge the kids in all subjects, my son wasn't a good reader before to go there, but a few months later read everything and enjoy it. My two kids attended to Frank C. Martin and today both are ready to go to High School, they are in Advanced classes and in Honor roll.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
I am extremely happy with the school overall and my daughter is doing well. She is enthusiastic and enjoys her experiences there. I only wish there were more afterschool / extracurricular activities. I can take her to yoga or sports at a separate location, but it would be great for the kids to be able to explore some of these things, especially the arts, together. They really need some time to socialize and get to know one another outside of the classroom setting. There is always something to improve upon, butI would not have my daughter in any other school in Dade County.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2005
The international bacculaurate primary years program should be the US standard. It makes FC Martin what it is...The best! all parents should familiarize themselves with this wonderful approach to learning thru diversification, caring and respect for all.

- submitted by a former student
August 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2005
This school has a great academic program. The children get very well prepare. Their FCAT scores are always very good. The school has scored the best in the County different years. The PTA works very hard for the children and the school. Parent involvement is very high. The students can be in the Spanish program or the French one. Language education is very good. The instruction of Art, Music and P.E. is just average. The extra curriculum activities varies throught the school year. They are great, fun and enhance the children education and participation in school. As a parent, to get the best out of this school is to be involved and learn from other parents.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2005
My girls both attend this school and they are both on honor roll. They have a great music program and I plan on keeping them both there.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2005
This is my first year at FC Martin, my daughter is a second grader. The whole academic program is outstanding. The projects are educational as well as fun. The whole school is very involved in the children. Parents are always around helping out or planning the next big event. This is one big happy family.

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March 06, 2005
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January 31, 2005
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August 15, 2004
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- submitted by a student
June 17, 2004
Frank C. Martin is the best school in Miami- Dade County. The staff is dedicated to giving the best education to each child in their care. The atmosphere is a loving, warm place where each student feels encouraged to excel.

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May 12, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2004
I am a teacher myself, so I know a good school when I see it. The principal is one of the best in the County. Parents are extremely involved. The students love the teachers. It is a warm, inviting campus and everyone looks after each other's kids. The curriculum is vigorous and challening. Like every school in Miami Dade, class sizes are large, but all around, it's the best elementary school education available in the area. I would recommend this school highly!

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2003
My child have learned a lot at the school. Not only she learned to read/write/add/subtract, but also how to communicated and conduct herself with other people

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2003
This school is a great school because it is parent or caregiver friendly. Each teacher is eager to teach your child any skill at hand. The gifted program at F.C. Martin is awsome everyday my daughter would run home to tell what she learned. She even love to do math now because of the teaching style because she hated math before. As stated before this school is awsome

- submitted by a parent
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Frank Crawford Martin K-8 Center
14250 Boggs Drive, Miami, FL  33176
(305) 238-3688
Last modified Frank Crawford Martin K-8 Center is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Frank Crawford Martin K-8 Center Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top