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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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