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Archimedean Middle Conservatory

Charter | 6-8 | 330 students

 

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Posted Thursday, September 18, 2014

I believe that this school is excellent. You do have to make a commitment because it is not an easy school, but they do prepare the children well, I see it as an investment in my child's future. The principal is responsive when true issues arise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2014

The culture of this school can be very problematic. They seem to confuse discipline with being rude and brusque. Their striving for academic excellence is admirable and honestly, very attractive to our family. However, it would be wonderful if they had a principal who would strive for such level of excellence also in communication, safety and efficiency in overall school operations. The parking and pick up is archaic and extremely dysfunctional. The emails from the school do not contain phone numbers for follow up even when they request parent help for volunteering and the email itself is a do not reply. The teachers and administrators report being afraid of the principal and literally run and hide when they see her coming. This, to me, is a sign of problematic leadership. It is important to be successful academically but school is a culture setting institution and I am very weary that the culture they are setting is not conducive to overall success in the 21st century. My son is an excellent student and has strong FCAT scores but still we are looking elsewhere
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2013

This is my son's 2nd year and I can honestly say it has been the best move we've made. My son's ex- elementary special program basically gave up on him and labeled him lazy not preparing him on the basics such as reading and math. This wonderful group of educators have cared enough about my son and have helped him embrace education and believe in himself again! I will be forever grateful and honestly appreciate this school's strict approach to education. I find the teachers to be selfless and caring enough to come in on their own time on Saturday's before the FCAT and tutor these students for Free. This truly is an amazing school we consider home!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2013

I BELIEVE THAT THE PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP OF THE SCHOOL IS EXCELLENT. HOWEVER, I FEEL THAT THE QUALITY OF THE TEACHERS COULD BE IMPROVED. STUDENTS SHOULD NOT BE INHIBITED TO ASK QUESTIONS IF THEY DO NOT UNDERSTAND ANYTHING. TEACHERS SHOULD BE A LITTLE MORE RESPONSIVE TO STUDENTS IN THAT AREA. OVERALL, THE ACADEMIC CURRICULUM OF THE SCHOOL IS EXCELLENT, BUT I THINK THAT THE OTHER AREAS SUCH AS SPORTS SHOULD BE IMPROVED. ALSO, I FEEL THAT THE SCHOOL NEEDS TO HAVE ITS OWN AUDITORIUM, WHERE THE PARENTS & STUDENTS CAN GATHER TOGETHER. ALSO, THE TALENT SHOW CAN BE PERFORMED THERE, AND THE AUDITORIUM CAN BE USED FOR OTHER ACTIVITIES, AS WELL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

First year in the middle school and the transition has been excellent because teachers may have done everything well so i can adapt faster in this new challenge.


Posted August 29, 2013

So far,so good my daughter just start it and she is still adapting her self, but i have to say the 6 graders teachers has made the transition easier
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2013

My school is a great school, it's very good, how they teach is excellent, the teachers are very good and they explain very well. Our principal is very good too she is very helpful. I really like my school and enjoy learning and being in Archimedean Academy.


Posted April 1, 2013

I meant.... Middle and Upper Conservatory principals are NOT open minded....It is an A+ school as they teach kids how to answer on the FCAT (scores) but they do not concentrate much on anything else...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2013

THIS SCHOOL IS AMAZING I ATTEND THIS SCHOOL AND IHAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM SO TO ALL THOSE PARENTS WHO COMPLAIN THEY ARE NOT PREPARED TO MAKE A COMMITMENT AND THAT IS IT. ABOUT BULLYING THERE IS NO BULLYING MAYBE THERE ARE SMALL PROOBLEMS BUT MAJOR BULLYING HAS NEVER HAPPENED AND THE PRINCIPAL IS AMAzING SHE CARES ABOUT ALL HER STUDENTS AND IF SHE PAYS NO ATTENTION TO THE COMPLAINING PARENTS IT IS ONLY BECAUSE THE PARENTS ARE COMPLAINING FOR NO REASON. THIS SCHOOL IS AMAZING AND I RECCOMEND IT TO EVERYONE.


Posted August 7, 2011

The principal is no-nonsense and has dealt with the bullying situation of my daughter within 24 hours PERIOD!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2011

This is the worst school I have ever dealt with! The principle is very rude and does not address parents' concerns or comments. Bulling is a big problem and it seems that it will not get better. The school is too concerned about expanding, for what? If you want your child to attend the High school you will have to reapply. The only reason the school scores high in the FCAT is because they require MANDATORY Saturday school. My kids will not be returning to this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2011

My child was to this school in 7th grade, and I can honestly say it was the worst decision we ever made. Every night she comes home bombarded with homework, and she stays up studying until the late hours of he night. Yet she still fails to get decent grades. Every morning she detests going to school. In addition to that, my child is very artistic and doesn't fit in with the environment of this school. The level of maturity in this one differs from other schools. The language arts, science, and social studies courses were fantastic, but the math taught in 7th grade was below par. Even with that being said, she still struggled with homework every night to maintain average grades. This school also has MANDATORY saturday school, which is ridiculous. Can't they fit it in sometime during school hours? This school also has more school hours than a traditional public school, and students have no choice in electives. The computer elective is only an excuse to assign unnecessary homework. This school was disappointing, I don't see why there is so much hype over it. I'm glad we are no longer in Archimedean.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2011

MY daughter goes to this school, it has a very high academic curriculum. i love that she is in st. government as a vice president, she goes to school does her work, during lunch she has various meetings(editor of news crew,st. gov't. ) or goes to a teacher and they give up their lunch to tutor her. then after school she either has a game for basketball or volleyball or has practice. this school teaches my daughter how to interact and how to get things done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2010

The school has created a setting where all students will thrive!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2010

It has great curriculum, well focused on child learning and great discipline. Well prepared staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2010

great school, great teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2010

I am totally convinced that this Charter school is one of the best one, Oustanding principal, teachers with dedication no schedule stablish 24/7 available. and 100% parents retribution, life becomes a lot easier when the most important aspect in parenthood is met by this wonderfull school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2010

Major focus on discipline , education and safe environment for the kids they have a wonderful staff .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2010

Every person at Archimedean is commited to provide the best education possible to all the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2010

I love Archimedean becouse the teachers and staff truely cares about the students and that is what matters.If a child is not making the grade the do what they can to help that child bring up the grades.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

2014

 
 
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%

2010

 
 
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.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%
Biology I

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

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
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.

2014

 
 
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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