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Archimedean Middle Conservatory

Charter | 6-8 | 330 students

 

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Posted November 2, 2010

This school is serious about teaching, your children will be prepare for life, we love Archimedean.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2010

THE BEST EDUCATION GIVEN TO THE CHILDREN. WITH DEDICATED TEACHERS. THEY TEACH THE KIDS TO THINK AND UNDERSTAND THROUGH PHYLOSOPHY.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2010

Because teachers, parents and students do care about learning and the administration is so open minded!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 24, 2010

I am a parent and a teacher and I love this school! The whole community works to make it great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2010

I love the curriculum, the fact that it is a safe school, and the fact that it is small, which makes it like a family. Students feel safe, teachers give their 100%, parents are involved in their children's education. ARCHIMEDEAN IS NO. 1.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 20, 2010

The Dedication Teachers have for their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

The teachers really care about our kids education and future and give them the one on one attention needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

I have taught music here for almost 5 years now. I look forward to work every day because I have colleagues that I respect and have grown to care for a great deal, a supportive administration that allows me the freedom to expand my curriculum for the benefit of the students' artistic development, and students that are kind, enthusiastic, and willing to try their best--even if it takes them out of their comfort zone. Together, we accomplish great things every day.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 19, 2010

Being a part of an educational community like Archimedean makes us proud parents. The education that is given to our students is not easy to find in other Miami-Dade schools. Our school provides an opportunity to start in elementary, go on to middle school, and the possibility to finish 12 years of a good education in a high school. During the years our daughters have been at Archimedean Schools we have seen that our school is committed to the rigorous development of student intellect, curiosity and cooperation with a focus on helping students value themselves, their peers and their community. A safe and nurturing environment supports the social and emotional development of students, which is fundamental for effective learning. Archimedean made up of students, teachers, staff and families working together - initiate the young minds to the art of thinking through the teaching of Mathematics, English and the Greek language, and believes that students require multiple opportunities to demonstrate their mastery of concepts. Student s understanding of how they learn empowers them. In their pursuit they promote participatory learning that is experiential, student-centered, developmentally based and individualized to student s particular learning styles and strengths. Also, Archimedean recognizes parents as an integral part of the learning process. Parent-teacher partnerships are important and strongly encouraged. The keystone of the partnership is a circle of communication where information, ideas and concerns are freely shared. Archimedean Schools can demonstrate its achievements through the results in all the Miami Dade tests like FCAT, SAT, NRT, DIBELS, and some important competitions like, spelling bee, geography bee, philosophy competitions, SECME & Science Olympiad at national levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

This is a great school! Kids always give their best and the teachers are very devoted to the students. My kids have been in this school since 2004.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

I love this school. The administration is very devoted and caring, as well as strict - like she should be. The teachers are excellent, spending endless hours on their students and very knowledgeable. The math they teach is different from the regular American curriculum, they follow more the curriculum of countries that are SUCCESSFUL in MATH, with more depth and less breadth. THEY GO DEEP AND MAKE SURE THE STUDENTS GRASP THE CONCEPT BETTER, as opposed to teaching them everything, but on a superficial level. Learning the Greek language will help the students with science and technology, since it is the basis of so many technical and medical terms. This is a school which managed to become THE NUMBER 1 CHARTER SCHOOL only after 4 years in existence, based on FCAT 2010 results.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2010

I only have good things to say about AMC. Starting with the Principal, what an AMAZING job she does. Very dedicated teachers that spend their own time in helping the children to succeed. Yes, it is a kind of old fashion teaching with extra homework, but among other benefits, it prepares the kids to the huge competition in getting to the best Colleges. If you you want your child to receive the best education available, you can trust AMC with your eyes closed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2010

This school is NOT what they claim... My child graduated in 2009 and has problems with Math. Ask the principal of Terra. Every student had to go back to Algebra. Even the kids from gifted had problems in different High Schools. DO YOUR RESEARCH.. you will be sorry if you don't. Ms. Moysidis has a personality problem. If you don't agree with her. you're on her hit lis. and your child will suffer. Now that my child is out, she is so much happier. Ask students who have graduated and gone on to other HS. The truth is out there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2010

Congrats to AMC. For 2010, it is rated 1st in Miami-Dade and 2nd in Florida. Its dual curriculum in Greek and Math is very challenging tailored for success in post-secondary education. Greek, along with Latin, are the foundation of the majority of all technical and scientific terms, and about 60% of all English words. Knowledge of Greek increases English vocabulary, and grammar comprehension and develops the habits of precision, attention to detail, and intellectual rigor. Not to mention that students who know Greek and Latin outperform their peers on the verbal SATs. This school teaches also math in both Greek and English. Through the study of math students develop their critical thinking, problem solving, increased comprehension, and organization in thought. Good knowledge of math is invaluable in the contemporary world. Also, the top highest earning college degrees require substantial math skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2010

The school's education program is great. BUT, the students don't absorb much of the information and detest going to school every day. Many of the Greek teachers have outburst and horrible tempers. The students fear the principal, and the teaching techniques are horrible and boring. If you want your child stressed over-studying daily until 2:00 in the morning (guaranteed) then send him/her to this school. Otherwise they will fail. I personally think this school makes for anti-social, depressed children for there are only 201 students compared to the thousands in other also good schools, which means the probability of your child finding a compatible friend is utterly low. Greek is a language that your child will have a very very difficult time learning, and will not serve them for anything in the future, as well as Greek Math.


Posted May 2, 2010

The teachers at Archimedean are really devoted. My son is able to excel in part thanks to the caring teachers who go above and beyond. I have observed that the administration does not recognize and compensate teachers appropriately. It is very possible that labor laws are being broken here because there is no union membership allowed here and the administration are concerned about there own glory and not cultivating a healthy work environment. For example, teachers were required to work Saturdays one month to tutor students for FCAT and were not paid for this work. I sincerely hope that this school gets corrected for this because it is immoral and abusive to the teachers. Happy teachers make happy, well educated students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

This year Archimedean achievements: State Champions: Science Olympiad, History Bee, Geography Bee champions, Brain Bowl Champions, Best In the FAIR, Junior Division at the State Science Fair and First in the Microbiology division at the State Science Fair and we're waiting for the National Science Olympiad Competition in Chicago. These are some of the reasons that Archimedean is a GREAT!!!! school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

Not good in administrative matters. I do not see organization at any levels. Teachers do not have good attitude towards the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Archimedean has very strong academic classes including greek, greek math, and philosophy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

The first reason my son goes there and I teach science. The teachers are all great and they care about the students. The school has given opportunity for my son to compete in various competitions like spelling bee, geographic bee.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 53% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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86%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%
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 47% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
99%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
100%
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 78% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

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100%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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97%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
94%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

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n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 79%
White 15%
Asian 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 54%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/AN/A
Female 46%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 62%58%61%
Master's degree 38%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 32%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

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  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
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School basics

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

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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12425 Southwest 72nd Street
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