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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
I loooove my school, it rocks...I think that they couldn't do any better...:-).
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
I found the IB program very restrictive. Middle school children should be able to explore their interests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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