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17990 Southwest 142nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33177

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September 07, 2014
I'm currently a student in the 8th grade at Ammons, and I can honestly tell you that it is a great school. Most of the teachers there really care about you, and how to prepare you best for high school. While there are some teachers that seem to give you too much work, they have your best interests in mind, and while it might seem tedious at the time, I promise you that it is worth it. It not only prepares you for the rigorous magnet programs in high school, but also helps you mature as a person. Before coming to this school, I often procrastinated and neglected my responsibilities, but after a year here, I soon realized that I had to be more mature with how I handled y responsibilities. Not to mention, Ms.Perlman is a great counselor, and she's bound to help your kids with any problems they might experience here. The workload here can sometimes be intense, especially if you're taking Biology/Geometry but it's all to prepare you for the dreaded EOCs. The teachers here really do know what they're doing, and while I thought my workload for Algebra & Civics was too much at the time, I realized after taking the EOC that they didn't give us anything we didn't need. Go eagles! :)

- submitted by a community member
August 24, 2014
Ammons was recommended to us by several people and our daughter is currently in 8th grade. We have not been disapponted in the least. The work load is very reasonable. Students at Ammons know what the expectations are. They work hard but they have sports And many activities to recognize And praise their efforts. Ms. Costa is the best principal we have ever come across. The teachers are fantastic and work great together. The only negative side we find is the actual infrastructure of the school. They deserve an actual building instead of a bunch of portables.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2014
the school is horrible. the work load is way to much. i spent countless hours a day doing homework and studying. i have no social life because of this school.

- submitted by a community member
August 24, 2013
My daughter who is now a Sophmore graduated from Ammons and I can say that it was a wonderful school. Teachers are really committed and dedicate their time to make sure the kids are on point and ready for whichever high school they decide to attend. I would say having my daughter attend this school was a great decision and would recommend this school to anyone who is seeking for a higher level of education for their son or daughter.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2013
I am a former student at Ammons. The 3 years that I attended there was truely an amazing experience. The education and dedication that the teachers and administration offered helped the students like me to strive and helped prepare us for high school. The curriculum can be challenging at times but the teachers there are more than willing to help you along the way to reach your goal. There are feild trips, clubs, teams, and many rewards for the students allowing them to have an incentive to keep on thriving in their work. Ammons is a wonderful and great school for any child to attend. It is like a huge family who help each other. There is no bullying, prejudice or fights. It is a safe and well coordinated academic environment that anyone from student to parent to community would fall in love with. I strongly recommend any student to attend this school. GO EAGLES!!!!

- submitted by a community member
March 18, 2013
It has been a great experience having my child attend this school. If you want your kids to go to what is in my humble opinion the best possible Middle School then, look no further. If your child is lucky enough to get into this school then make whatever sacrifice needed but get them here. Just be aware that as a parent you must be involved and be aware of all the requirements to graduate especially if you want the I.B. Certificate which I highly recommend your child strive for. Currently they have a great Principal and Program. The school is very safe as most children here are all serious students and trouble makers or children with poor grades are relegated to their home schools quickly. Going to Herbert A. Ammons Middle School is a privilege so act accordingly. Good Luck!

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2013
I am a student at Ammons and I think this is a great school. Sometimes the teachers do give a little too much work, but it prepares you in class. The i.b really helps in the future when youre signing up for high schools. I really do like the school even though it is a trailer park. If you are thinking about enrolling your student in this school you should! The teachers are great and very nice. Your child would be happy to go here, trust me. Execpt for academics, the school has great clubs and teams. The track team and cross country team are absolutley amazing and its a great experience.

- submitted by a community member
December 20, 2012
I love the school. It works as a community where everybody cares about everybody else. Excellent class environment and the teachers are always available to help you out with any concernes you could have about your kids. The kids have to work very hard and they are always challenged.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2012
Having been here at Ammons Middle for 3yrs. (8th grade now) - I have to tell you - This school is AWESOME!!! Really, the stories I've heard from other schools don't come close. I'm so happy I had the chance to expose my child to this school... My daughter is in Honor/advance classes - she gets the work, if ever an issue teachers work with her to make sure the work is understood. When I send emails and have questions, they respond. The band there is also amazing. Teachers, Academics, Staff/Principal all on point, they respond to any concerns childs academics etc. I see why they get a 9-10 grade and are always an A school. I'm so going to miss this school as we're preping for HS magnet applications. Other schools should mirror the way Herbert A. Ammons is run - we would have better prepared student going forward to build our future.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2012
i am acurrent 6th grader and ammons middle s AWESOME!!!!!! the classess are fun, the teachers are loving and caring, and the staff is very nice. there r a lot of security around the school so its very safe.

- submitted by a community member
September 04, 2012
My oldest son graduated from this school, it is such an excellent school that prepared him for high school and got him into a magnet program for HS. He made great friends and got a great education!

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2011
I am a current 8th grader at Ammons M.S and I honestly can't think of a better place to be in the past 3 years of my life! My elementary school was so boring compared to Ammons. There were barely any field trips, the yearbook was stupid, and they barely congratulated us for doing well in anything! However, when I entered Ammons, I felt like I was just so loved by everybody! The teachers, the students, even the administration!!! Ammons is truly a unique place that everybody will immediately fall in love with. Ammons has taught me to take my education seriously, strive to succeed and go exceedingly far in life! Ammons will always be kept in my heart.

- submitted by a community member
October 10, 2011
Hi there! Our son is a 6th grader at Ammons. So far we are extremely pleased with the way this school is run. Most teachers seem to be genuinely dedicated to making sure your child is successful. Of course there are some exceptions! I have already had a significant run in with one instructor that thought she could judge & label my kid. I was not shy about giving her my thoughts on her behavior and now it seems like we are going to be ok. Lesson for parents on this one is stand up and be an advocate for your child. One GREAT thing about ammons is the PTA. They make sure parents have a chance to be involved. We both work full time, but there is ample opportunity to be involved. Finally, I have to comme on some of the amzaing staff at ammons. Ms. Garcia in the Media center is amzaing. she is always there for the kids. I have never seen a library that is such a popular hot spot. Mrs. Santiago, Mrs. Torres, Mrs. Cabrera, and Mr. Pardo..................THANK YOU for making my son LOVE going to school!!! you guys ROCK!!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2011
Hey! I am a student at Ammons Middle and I love it. There are a few teachers who give a lot of work and are very strict but then you have teachers like Mr. Mullin , Ms. Fletcher , and Mr. Mike for science who are just great teachers and make the class fun. Electives are a lot of fun too. Chorus is amazing it's such a fun class and you really learn a lot. I've heard that art, drama, and all the other electives are a lot of fun too. They also have many activities to help you get your service hours like school beautification day and the walk-a-thons and they can be really fun. The IB portfolio can be a lot of hard work, but it helps you to understand the work you are doing at Ammons and the purpose of doing it. My past years at Ammons have been really good and if you are thinking of coming here, I think you will realize once you go that you have made the right choice. We have a lot of fun activities and classes here that I'm sure you will enjoy so go to Ammons!

- submitted by a community member
June 04, 2011
I am a student at Ammons currently, and I can say that this school is great. It isnt completely perfect, however. Like all public schools, there are a couple of batty teachers or staff and administration that aren't very popular with other students. However, the good teachers outnumber the bad by a lot. Teachers such as The Earles (algebra), Mr. Mike (earth-space science), Mr. Hutchinson (band+guitar) and Mr. Mullen (6th grade geography) really stand out. Additionally, the IB program gives students a half-semester of P.E. and Technolpgy each, a foreign language, and a 40minute study period every morning to read and study. It also adds community service requirements, which aren't bad, and IB "learner profiles" and a portfolio required to get your IB Certificate. Thus, the school is slightly more angled to those better at reading and Language Arts. The school isnt as demanding as thought of, unless you get an elusive teacher that assigns a lot of work. There are only one or two points in the year when it gets really frantic. As for the kids, just remember that admissions are randomly chosen out of the eligible, so all arent that well behaved or smart. Current 7th Grader

- submitted by a community member
June 02, 2011
My child attends Herbert A. Ammons Middle School and is in the 7th grade. I think the truth about the school is in the middle. The IB curriculum is great. Each teacher has the opportunity to be great. Some abuse the priviledge. The environment is excessively competitive and can be deterimental depending on the child. I have personally met with several teachers who have no shame or conscious when talking to children and neither did I when I talked to them. The administration does nothing to provide a positive "tone". The teachers appear to know the curriculum but that does not a teacher make. Some definately need to retire and find themselves. I would advise any parent to remember that you know your child. Weigh their concerns and act accordingly. And the student was right, the things they say to your children are not the things they say to you. That is why there is a region and a district!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2011
My child is a 7th grader at Herbert Ammons MS. My child attended a Christian based school from K2 thru to the 5th grade. I would not have sent my child to any other public middle school in Miami Dade county with the exception of Herbert Ammons. This is a great school with a lot of parent and student involvement. Obviously, the student below has a lot of issues he/she need to work out with their parents and a therapist.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2011
I am a student at ammons and i can honestly say this is the worst school in dade-county. The atmosphere is horrible. The school is baisically a trailer park. the bathrooms are repulisive and the walls literally drip with tar. The a.c. always breaks and the rooms are either extremely hot or extremely cold. Besides the fact that the school itself is ugly, but the teachers are horrible. They are mean and mostly just a joke. The teachers there love to play tricks with your mind and make you feel dumb, then when your parent comes along to talk to them they lie and tell them nothing is wrong. Not only the teachers are bad, but the people to, everywhere you go you are put down or there are people talking about you. This school needs an absolute attitude check. The school only acts its best when a. i.b. representative or someone else comes along for a checkup. I can truly say if the school was secretly video recorded it would be stripped of all its rewards. And not to mention that the school gives an overload of work. If you want a students opinion, don't go to Ammons Middle School it'll be the worst decision you make.

- submitted by a community member
February 15, 2011
A great school has excellent leadership, caring and competent teachers who challenge their students, and a well-rounded academic program. Ammons has all of these attributes.

- submitted by a teacher
February 12, 2011
Getting a hold of any teacher is impossible! and when finally someone calls you back its a counsler that takes a very defensive roll on explaining how the teachers are never wrong. For the most part there are wonderful teacher at ammons, but on the other hand some others are a joke.I am not happy when the counsler tells me that a B grade is alright and that theres nothing to worry about instead of finding out or siding with teacher and feeling he has to protect them, He should realize that the school along with the parents have the same goal making sure that the student reaches his/her full potential.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2010
My daughter just graduated from 8th grade and I can tell that its an excellent school. The teachers are incredible, the extra-curricular activites are outstanding. Not to mention the amazing drama program and its dedicated teacher Mrs. Barson. The students work hard but get their rewards for it. The school is in a safe environment and they motivate the students to be envolved in clubs and sports.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2010
I don't know what the parent before is talking about. I have taught at Ammons for 10 years and I can confirm what others students have said. The workload is a bit much, but once you get a handle on it, you're off to a great future. This school is not for slackers, but for kids are truly serious about their school goals and their future. I LOVE AMMONS, THE FACULTY, THE KIDS, AND YES, EVEN THE PARENTS....

- submitted by a teacher
May 16, 2010
From my experience the 6th grade curriculum was very impressive. After that I do not even know what my child is learning in school for the exception of his math studies due to the lack of teacher parent interaction and lack of homework. The curriculum seems to have declined and homework is minimal if any at all. Not a challenging school after 6 grade.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
Exceptional school. The administrators, teachers and PTSA actually CARE about the progress of the students, both their academic and personal development.

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May 04, 2010
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no rating April 29, 2010
Because it has a great staff. They involve the parents and make them accountable. Even though the studies are hard & time consuming, still manage to implement lots of activities to make going to school fun. They reward good students, which is most of them. The schools is all portables but that has not stop the teachers, students, staff, & PTA from making this school top rated. Love it.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
I'm a current 8th grader at Ammons, and the IB program is great. I never found it to be very difficult and it's very much worth it in the end. It's a pretty small school compared to all the other middle schools out there, so of course socially there is a lot of 'middle school drama' but overall most if not all of the students get into magnet high schools and i can safely say attending Ammons with a HUGE growing experience for me. I do think the school is a bit overrated in a sense but looking back on my 3 years i am proud that i was an eagle.

- submitted by a student
April 17, 2010
i go to ammons and it has been a great learning experience there

- submitted by a student
no rating April 16, 2010
Hello, I am a parent of a child who went to Ammons. I am thankful that she attended this great middle school. She is now in one of the top rated high schools and will be on her way to an even better college, all due to the great start that she received in the IB program through Ammons. Next year my twin boys will be attending Ammons. I look forward to the many opportunities that Ammons will bring to them as well. Mind you, it is not just about Ammons, the student must perform as well. If the student is motivated alot can be achieved!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
Excellent school! Great teachers! This school really prepares your child for a future!

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2010
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- submitted by a student
March 12, 2010
I am currently an eighth grader at Ammons Middle and I am proud to say that I am an eagle. To all of those who are scared of receiving to much work and not having a social life your going to be surprised when I tell you this. the curriculum here is not that hard. we have wonderful teachers who dedicate themselves to the students and teach them everything they need to know. I myself am in the cheerleading squad and i am a straight A student. I promise you that if you choose this school you aren't going to regret it. I am proud to be class of '10. (:

- submitted by a student
no rating March 11, 2010
i belive this school is going to be amazing for any student that want to enter in it!!!!

- submitted by a student
February 22, 2010
I'm a seventh grader now at AMS , and I have to say ; it's been great ! I mean everyone is nice -& friendly . If you have any problems , the counselors Mr.Parra and Mrs.Pearlman are always there for you . Education has been great , Mr.Earle who teaches Algebra is ah-mazing :) He makes make cool and fun while you're learning . They prepare you hard for the FCAT and push you to do your best . I fear of eighth grade because I love AMS !!! I know I will be missing them ':)

- submitted by a student
February 05, 2010
I am currently a 6th grader going to 7th attending ammon. and I really enjoy this school alot..

- submitted by a student
no rating February 05, 2010
I'm in 9th grade now...but I will always cherish ammons they teach you a lot about yourself as well. I never would have thought that one place of education could improve me so much, but there the teachers really care about you and make sure you achieve greatness. it's one of the best schools...no one compares. I miss it a lot.

- submitted by a student
January 26, 2010
I'm an 8th grader at Ammons, and I just have to say that I love and will miss miss this school very much. Mr. Adler was great, and although he isn't our principal anymore we still have great teachers and other faculty members. They all want you to do your best and do great things. The work load is pretty heavy, but once you're in your last lear like I am, it's very easy and do-able. The sports are great and we do very well and we have a cheerleading team. I myself am in track and on the cheerleading squad. This school is just amazing, I had so many great memories and I will miss it. If you want your child to have fun, be in a good school environment, and get a good education Ammons is for you.

- submitted by a student
November 06, 2009
The teachers are dedicated to making a better future.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 01, 2009
Herbert Ammons Middle school is a fabulous school with dedicated teachers who always put the well fare of the students first.Imagine being able to call a teacher at home for help with an assignment.This is one of the many benefits this school offers to our students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 31, 2009
They have their act together and the kids want to learn

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2009
This school is the best! i love it so much. The teachers are the best. Especially mr and mrs earle. They are the algebra teachers. But i love all my teachers this is an a school.

- submitted by a student
September 03, 2009
I love this school its so much fun and im sorry to see mr.adler leave but oh well i have had so much fun.

- submitted by a student
May 23, 2009
this school is amazing it is really fun here and i learn a lot Mr.Adler is a great principal and the teachers teach great

- submitted by a student
March 31, 2009
Amidst all the budget cuts and setbacks that are happening in our educational system, Mr. Adler and his staff have done an excellent job of keeping the school and its activities and curriculum going. I think that going to Ammons Middle has been a great experience at a very difficult stage for my children. The students are constantly challenged by the curriculum but there are a lot of incentives for doing well. The school should be benchmarked by others as an example of what they all should be doing. The down side is the facility itself. It is a portable school and does not have its own cafeteria. The staff makes up for it.

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March 20, 2009
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- submitted by a student
September 10, 2008
This is the best school my son has attended. We are a military family and he has seen his fair share of schools. He has attended both private and public schools. I would gladly pay my old tuition to attend a school of this caliber. He has always been an A student but we never felt he was really challenged after leaving the private school. He has alot of work and there is little time for video games (yeah) but he loves this school and speaks highly of all his teachers. There is a real enthusiasm at Ammons starting at the top. When you meet our principle, there will be no doubt in your mind that this man loves his job and has worked his tail off to help make Ammons the school it is. Its refreshing to be aroung teachers that really want to teach and not babysit.

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August 02, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating April 28, 2008
It is a wonderful school.I am very pleased to have my daughter at the Ammons school. A caring , energetic Principal. Devoted teachers.Friendly Administraters. Great studends who are eager to learn.Janitors keep the place clan and orderly. A big thank you to all the employees from Herbert Ammons School.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2008
i'm an 8th grader here. i love the school, everybody knows eachother, the teachers are very nice and they know the student's potential. it may seem like a lot of projects and essays, but they're just preparing you for whats ahead. Mr.Adler is very involved, he communicates with the students very well and always tries to encourage us.

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December 30, 2007
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December 09, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 22, 2007
This is my son's second year at Ammons. This school has brought out the best in him. He can play guitar, has mastered the computer, is fluent in Spanish and he is excelling in academics. I like that the IB has set a theme of recognizing academic achievement. The principal is second to none. I highly recommend this school for its positive environment, rigorous curriculum and excellent teachers. Thank you Mr. Adler for making this the best school in Miami-Dade.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2007
I love this school as soon as the first day of class. my son has been so motivated that we are in shock. Thanks for haveing such a wonderful program that finaly my son enjoys going to school every day.

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September 03, 2007
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- submitted by a student
July 23, 2007
My daughter just graduated from this school, she improved all the way, it's a great school, the best of the best and now she will be going to Coral Reef. I. Vazquez

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2007
I loooove my school, it rocks...I think that they couldn't do any better...:-).

- submitted by a student
March 01, 2007
I was a student at Ammons,(2003-2006), and I did enjoy my expierience. I went on a band trip in my 7th grade year to Atlanta, GA. We would always have super fun fundraisers, and great treats if we did good on the FCAT or raised a certain amount of money for the school. I can say I really enjoyed it and I learned alot. My straight A/B grades are a result of attending this school. Now I am in my freshman year at Sebring High, and I used to attend Homestead High. Much love, Samantha

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December 06, 2006
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- submitted by a student
December 05, 2006
I found the IB program very restrictive. Middle school children should be able to explore their interests.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2006
My child has attended Ammons for the past three years and has had an outstanding experience. The teacher's interaction with students as well as parents is impressive. The academic levels are basically limited to as far as your child can take them. This is a school for any child who can has the ability to excell.

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December 18, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2005
This school is very good. My child improved her academic status in her first year. It is very organized, and there is no vandalizim. The students are alot better than at other schools in the area. And they are given freedom and are respected.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2005
Parents cannot speak for the students as they are not the ones in the school. But overall it seems good. The students get text books at home and text books at school and so they don't need to carry them back and forth, which is a huge plus. And the clubs are great. My child enjoys it and the curriculum is spectacular.

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June 10, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2004
My chid is in the ESE program at Ammons. She has had an outstanding experience at the school. The teachers and staff are totally committed to student success. Very caring and dedicated school.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2004
One of the greatest schools with one of the greatest principals in the county. I have nothing but praise for the Ammons program, and especially the principal who goes well beyond the call for his students. Consistently a top-rated school, Mr. Adler ensures his teachers have the tools to promote high achievement from the students. A hands on principal for whom I have nothing but praise. My son has excelled in this program, and I hope my younger one will be able to attend.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2004
My son attends Ammons and loves it! This is the best middle school in the area and it compares very well even against schools in higher income areas. My daughter has also applied to attend this magnet school. There is a great deal of parent involvement and most teachers really care about the kids and participate in clubs and after school tutoring. Some drawbacks are the school is overcrowded and this is problematic during lunch and class changes or parent events, they do not have lockers except in music forcing kids to lug around a bag full of books, projects and instruments all day, the online grading system could use some work with items not regularly updated as stated, arranging meetings with individual teachers is problematic and group teacher meetings too time constrained to be meaningful, there are also too many substitute teachers in classes at at times or too much movie watching. That being said, I have found communication via email to some teachers to be effective and for the most part the school seems to try to help the students as best as possible including giving them a ride home after extracurricular activities if necessary. They are also working on the locker situation. All in all the problems are minor for a fairly new school and the staff seems interested in working out its problems.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2004
The school is a campus comprised totally of 'portable classrooms.' However, they are modern and clean. Construction abounds, limiting room for the kids to travel to class. The teachers are mostly young and the turnover is somewhat high. The principal is a great guy, even though he tends to brag a bit too much about this A-rated magnet school. He's big on attendance and the school's image in the community. However, my kid loves the place, and it's about the best middle school around. Strong Spanish language and gifted program (half the student body is in gifted) and lots of kids take h.s. courses as 7th and 8th graders.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2003
Two of my children attend this school. Except for their running of the sports program and few insignificant nitches here and there. Ammons I think your wonderful.

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Herbert A. Ammons Middle School
17990 Southwest 142nd Avenue, Miami, FL  33177
(305) 971-0158
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