Me, my son, and daughter all moved to Miami due to a job transfer. I had no choice due to this home school mumbo jumbo. We used to live in Fort Myers,Fl. I must say Ft. Myers wasnt much...it had amazing schools. They have no type of clubs that are interseting to join. I prefer my kids to go back to Fort Myers High School.Ft. Myers wasnt much.it had amazing schools. Miramar High school is for no student to attend. Theirs constant fights, Drug test, The staff is full of bad teachers, and dont listen to them about that they have gotten reopened and their better then they were befor.if you ask me no their not. They have no type of clubs that are interseting to join.They also don't respond to anything they always have these arrogant senior students in the front doing stuff even the teachers act like they dont want your child their. My son and daughter were great kids A+ students. Now they are terrified of even going to school. This school/district should be ashamed of themselves..they deserve ZERO stars.
Miramar IB/AP program is a joke. The teachers do a horrible job in preparing the students for the AP test. Most of these teachers are lecturing instead of teaching and care more about just surviving the year rather than caring if the students pass. The whole program needs a make over.
The school needs to hold teacher's and adminstrators responsible for their poor academics The majority of the AP teachers are very poor and the administration does nothing about it. They support the inept teachers. If your child is bright and IB or AP material do yourself a big favor and go somewhere else to learn. Do not meet with the prinicpal until you have your discussion with the superintendent. Be PERSISTENT with the superintendent. This school needs NEW LEADERSHIP. The "A" is because of the AP students who would succeed whereever they attend school.
If the public only knew what this school really has to offer, they would be horrified. All of the good teacher are running out of the school in droves. The school has extremely poor leadership and the current state definitely reflects that.
As a former student of Miramar high school I must say the school has improved a lot. When I was their I was a sophomore 2006-2007, but after that year I transferred to Everglades to complete my high school years. Anyways the learning their was sub-par, I wasn't in IB or magnet programs but I heard those were tough as well. At times I'd here people comparing Miramar and Everglades, but honestly they're about the same. Now Miramar is an A school for two years straight. So I just wanna say Miramar is a great place for students to learn. Yes you do have the bad apples in the tree but that's at any school, so the best thing to do is ignore them. Lastly parents must keep up with their children's school work. At this school if your waiting for a teacher to call you he/she won't unless it's something bad, then again that was back then and since then the school has seen so much growth
I currently attend Miramar High, and I must say, if your child is not planning to be in the IB program, do not bother going out of your way to send them here. Our principal constantly boasts about our being an "A" school, but never gives credit to whom the credit belongs to. Never have I heard him once congratulate the AP/IB students who are the reason behind that letter grade. Seriously, the teachers are so poor in quality. You can just tell which teachers care about the students, and which teachers only care about the test scores. It's pathetic. Not to mention the horrible condition of the school. Walking through the hallways, all you can smell is mold. The environment is just daunting. I'm taking 3 AP classes, 2 Pre-IB classes (I'm a sophomore) and an honors. If not for the type of student and person that I am, I would be getting into horrid things with horrid people. The good thing, however, is that everyone in IB is like one big culturally diverse family. I love it :) Unfortunately the program is so challenging, that this year, students have been dropping out of IB like flies. The school deserves rate of 3. Nothing more, nothing less.
First and foremost, As a student I must say that the school has definitely improved since Faso became principal. I like to see how active he is around the campus and really makes an effort to communicate with the student body. It's also nice to see something other than football getting attention too. We finally made an "A" school this year and I'm pretty confident it's because of the Ap/IB students. My only complaints are that I'd like to see a greater emphasis on SAT/ACT prep in class. After all, the point in high school is getting to college. FCAT is rather basic and holds no merit outside of Florida. We should focus on more real world applications of our knowledge. This school has made so many improvements. The kids inside of the programs are very accepting of all cultures and form strong connections with each other. Of course you have the bad eggs of the campus, but you hardly encounter them if you're doing what your supposed to do.
A former student of miramar high's IB program the school it's self is really good has improved much since a decade ago. My only complaint is that the ap teachers throw too much work at you assuming that you can do it because you're an IB student. Most of the students themselves are open minded and diverse room for just about everyone to fit in. My only complaint is security guards are biased and drugs are the only problem.
I am a parent of an IB student at this school. I think the administration is incredible and the teachers are great. They have given my son an opportunity to succeed and with determination and much hard work, he is doing just that. I think this school is wonderfully diverse and appreciate all of the student involvement in band, chorus, athletics, etc. Iam proud to be a Patriot parent.
The IB program is nothing but a stressful mess. I attend this school and I am an honors IB student. Taking 2 ap classes. The teachers constantly vote off anything useful because they think IB kkids can handle everything thrown at them. Too much work that teaches nothing. They barely prepare you for exams with the notes or anything. If you really want to pass buy an AP review book ASAP. The teachers don't understand that you need to study since they find it necessary to throw a load of work at you. And by the time you finish the work you are dead tired. By senior ear only about 35% of the frshman starters will still be there. You're better off somewhere else. Sure the IB title is great to have. But it really isn't that prestigious. A very flawed program.
I have two students that have attended Miramar High school and my third daughter presently attends the school. I find that the school has a good balance of academics and sport with the focus on the academics. I find the administration willing to work with parents to resolve issues that arise and that the school provides extra resources and assistance for the students. The school provides a positive learning environment for the students.
Miramar High School is structured to help and encourage all children to learn and to prepare the young adults to reach for the stars. Miramar High School was named in the TOP 6% of high school in the nation for the last school year. I am proud to be the parent of two young adults are are contributing to the very positive environment at our school.
Miramar High is a great school of diversity, unity, and athletics! We all have a common goal, and that is to succeed not only in school, but in life.
I attend Miramar High School. I commend Principal Davey because my brother who went there during the early 2000s said 'the School has changed before Principal Davey was there he said people could sell drugs there, people were getting stabbed and shot over there and the Fighting has decreased'. The main building is not as clean as the freshmen buliding, the bathrooms are disgusting. The education in this school revolves all around FCAT, I have not learned anything in Reading, but my Math comprehension has enhanced.
I have an ESE child that attends Miramar High School, and I couldn't be more pleased with the support that the teachers and administration have given both me and my child. He has flourished during his years at Miramar and I can rest assured knowing that he is well prepared for his future.
The school's ESE department is a disappointment - not the best place for a child with autism or low to medium functioning. Program leaves much to be desired. My advice: If your child finds himself/herself there, start trying to get out immediately!
A terrible school - no respect or regard for parents; don't see parents as partners. They need to re-read IDEA and NCLB. Very defensive staff - poor environment with a very poor ESE program
The current principal at Miramar High lacks the requisite leadership skills for her position. Her focus is mainly on coercing her staff to perform to her autocratic dictates. She needs to learn to listen to the teachers in the subject areas as to what methodologies they should implement to teach the children. The school has the potential to be an 'A' school. However this goal cannot be achieved given the existing hostile work enviroment that the current principal has created for her staff which has in turn has filtered down into how the children are taught by their teachers. I believe this principal's focus is not on educating our children but rather on rote drilling the children to 'pass the FCAT.' I believe if we educate our children first then passing the FCAT will become a non-challenge to them as education equips them with the necessary skills to master the FCAT.
the IB program is the best when you are up for a challange. The teachers are great, though some students hate them because of the work given to them and the student enviroment is calm. after being in another school (Somerset Academy) this school has my every need to prepare for college and graduate successfully.
I moved to Miramar and I can say I'm actually kind of suprised because people may have heard bad comments about this school, but to me it actually has alot of good activities and the teachers are doing their jobs at their best. I don't know alot of students at the school, but I feel comfortable and I know that I'm motivated for a great future here.
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