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New Port Richey, FL
Students enrolled: 391

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3118 Seven Springs Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL 34655

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(727) 376-1916
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August 18, 2014
MY GRAND DAUGHTER HAS BEEN GOING TO THE ACADEMY GOING ON 6 YEARS NOW. I ALMOST PULLED HER OUT DURING HER FIRST YEAR.SHE HAD A HORRIBLE TEACHER. THAT TEACHER WAS REASSIGNED AND WE'VE HAD GREAT TEACHER EVER SINCE! LAST YEAR SHE HAD THE BEST 4TH GRADE TEACHERS. I HOPE THE 5TH GRADE TEACHERS ARE EQUALLY AS AWESOME. I AM ALSO HAPPY THAT WE FINALLY HAVE A MUSIC PROGRAM. I'D LOVE TO SEE AN ART PROJECT NEXT! AND YES, A GYM. I'VE BEEN TRULY AMAZED AT HOW ORGANIZED CAR LOOP IS. I HOPE IT CONTINUES TO RUN SMOOTHLY. I AM DISAPPOINTED THAT SHE IS NOT GETTING GREEK. THAT WAS ONE OF THE REASONS WE CHOSE THIS SCHOOL. AND I AGREE THAT THE P.E.FIELD NEEDS HELP. BUT I AM HOPEFUL THE SCHOOL IS ON AN UPWARD SWING.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2014
The schools motto" Our Kids are Worth Whatever it Takes" is a joke. They put very minimal effort into helping children succeed. There have been times where my child was struggling academically, had been stabbed with a pencil, busted his face on the playground, had his lunch stolen and the school never bothered to clue me in on any of it. I have asked repeatedly to get my child's homework on Fridays instead of Monday's figuring the kids could benefit from the extra 2 days, after all, it's just a photocopy. However, not even once did they do so and the principal wouldn't help either. I've seen how they handle bullies by giving them an I-Pad and tell the rest of the kids to just leave them alone. It wasn't the teachers fault, she just didn't have any backup support from administration. This is not a school you would want to send your child to. Save yourself and your child the trouble.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2014
I highly do NOT recommend this school. The lack of communication is a huge problem and has an effect on the children's safety and education. I think the new principal is definitely making some positive changes but it's yet to be seen if it's enough to turn this D grade school around. I for one do not want my child to be a guinea pig at this school any longer and will be changing to a nearby school with a long term positive track record.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
My girls are in 1st and 8th grade at Athenian. We love the school, we really do. They have some issues, but it is a work in progress. Overall, I have not had any major problems with the school or any of the staff.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
This is our 3rd year attending AAOP & I think our last. Not happy with alot of things there. The field is all dirt and full of ants...this we have to send our children out into during PE & recess. Not enough restrooms to the ratio of children and I hate that some of the kids have to traipse through the school yard just to use the restrooms and and the front office always seems so disorganized. I also agree that Dr A does not return emails (never called her) and I just get more disappointed as the year is progressing. I also see favoritism with certain parents/students with Dr A.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2013
All staff at AAOP are friendly and go above an beyonf to ensure all needs are met for everyone in the family. Whenever there is a question, time is set aside to answer them. This has been our experience at Atheinian , thank you to everyone at AAOP.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2013
This is my childrens second year at Athenian. I am very pleased with all the staff. They go above and beyond the call of duty. I saw a comment on here from a parent that said the school grade is dropping because of the FCAT scores. Well, guess what? Not all children are alike, and they do not all test like rocket scientists. It is very hard for some children. I do not think the school should be penalized for helping children with special needs to succeed. I commend them for that. The teachers are caring and honestly want to help thier students achieve thier highest goals possible.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2013
it is the best school that my daughter has been to, they work there best with my daughter

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2013
This is a great school for my son. The classes are small and the teachers really seem to care. They go out of thier way to make sure that the kids are on the right track and I for one really appriciate that!

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
My daughter has only been going for a little while but so far I like it!

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
My son has been with this school since kindergarten and I am pleased with ALL of the teachers he has had thus far. They really do care about the kids and do all that they can to make sure they are all learning and progressing as they should. ALL SCHOOLS can use improvements but the MOST IMPORTANT thing for our children is their education, and having not only teachers but ALL staff that care and are giving 100% of their time and effort to keep our children safe, learning and wanting to go to school.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
Very pleased with the school, the curriculum, the teachers & the administration!! All of my children are in the top of their classes.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
My daughter went to kindergarten at another local public school. We had a lot of issues with older kids bullying her and no real results from numerous complaints. She is in her third year at Athenian Academy and we love it! No problems with other kids. And more importantly, I think the curriculum is more challenging for the students. I only hope they add 9th - 12th, so that my daughter can stay through high school!

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2013
Relax... how can we relax when then school will probably loose another letter grade because of its failing fcat scores. This is absurd and I agree with the court decision not to allow this school to expand. They cant handle the kids they have . Every year this school falls lower and lower, I just feel bad for the children.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2013
My Daughter has been attending for 2 years+ I must say It has been a good experience for us. If I have any problems/concerns you can ALWAYS request to speak to and I have always been given an option to make an appt. Instead of calling and complaining if a parent is that concerned with issues, why not address them and get heard in person rather than on a website? I was very fearful of my daughter attending middle school because I had heard rumors of how horrible the teachers were. We kept her in and it has been the best thing for her! Parents who pulled there kids out and sent them to private schools ect that I stay in contact with regretted the decision. They had improved by hiring what I consider to be the best of the best. The school is not perfect, but hey neither or you or me. They don't have a fancy gym or cafeteria, but why does everyone feel so entitled? Once kids do get to a school that has more to offer they will appreciate it in the long run. One point my daughter did get bullied, but it was resolved with a meeting with the counselor, teachers and getting the other parent involved. You have to be proactive in your child's life, can't expect the world to raise them!

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2013
To all the parents that have complained, relax. It seems like you want to focus so much more on the negative than any of the positives. What a sad attitude to have. The administration is doing everything in their abilities to make our school a safe and progressive place of learning. Change takes time, and support. Do we need more space? Yes. Would it be beneficial to have a gym rather than a PE yard? Yes. Believe me, there are positive steps being taken to make this happen, and sooner rather than later. My advice? If you have a concern, make it known in a calm, concerned manner. Be patient. Encourage your student to be an active participant in any and every environment. We are raising the next generation. Let's teach them to be content, helpful, and hard working no matter their circumstances. For those of us sticking with Athenian, let's be proactive, not reactive. Proud to be an Owl!

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2013
This school is very poorly managed. They cram kids in every corner of that school. There is no where these children can have gym class, even the field does not have any grass, the kids play sports on a dirt field and constantly are getting hurt. Instead of planning to expand with more children, take care of the ones you have !!! They dont have enough restrooms for the amount of children. The schools grade has continued to drop every year, and as a parent I feel totaly disconnected from the school. I have spoken to many parents who are not returning for all these reasons and we will not be returning as well.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2013
I'm very happy with this school! My kids get the best education ever for free. Much better than any private school. The principal is allways friendly and caring. I highly recommend Athenian!

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2013
My child is a kindergartener there and so far I am satisfied. I am sure there could be improvements, all schools need improvement. This is why they encourage parent involvement. My daughter loves it, feels cared for there and definitely enjoys going to school every morning. Parents need to get involved if they want to see improvement.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2013
This school is a JOKE! Dr A NEVER returns calls no one knows what the heck is going in. There was supposed to be additional help for math which my child Never got and when I questioned why, no one knew. The bullying is out of control and no one does anything about it. I pulled my child out and would NOT reccomend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2012
Horrible experience for my child's kindergarden years, but there has been 3 new principals since then. I hope they improved

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2012
The teachers are great! I agree with the other parent. The bathrooms are a problem. There aren't really 6 bathrooms. My daughter says 4 bathrooms are in portables and you can't use them if you aren't in that class. Please spend some money on a decent building for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2012
Teachers are wonderful! The administration and staff support children, teachers and encourage family involvement at the school. Students academic and social needs are met and positive behavior intervention is part of this caring school culture. There are 6 bathroom facilities for students, which meets all codes (to correct misinformation posted).

- submitted by a community member
October 28, 2012
athenian is a well run loving inviornment for your child...im a grandmother and i have to say its well run and our childrens best interests are the main goal... ive never seen a better principal dr. agresfsky who treats children like important little people and goes out of her way to praise them for positive behavior..what a happy family atmosphere, that is the goal of the teachers and office staff in the school too.the children are greeted by name every morning..what a nice way to start the day.

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2012
Only one bathroom, can't get a straight answer from Dr. A or any one else at this school. Very poorly run. They all say they will call you back but they never do. The State should do an investigation on this joke of a school.

- submitted by a community member
August 29, 2012
I had my son in there for one year, last year and pulled him out. The bullying situation there is out of control. Definitely was disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2012
MY FRIENDS CHILD ATTENDS THIS SCHOOL & SHE TELLS ME THEY HAVE 1 BATHROOM IN THE ENTIRE SCHOOL FOR OVER 300 STUDENTS. I FIND THIS TO BE UNHEARD OF. WHAT SCHOOL COULD OPERATE LIKE THAT? WHAT HAPPENS TO THE LITTLE ONES? DO THE TEACHERS HAVE TO TAKE THE ENTIRE CLASS IF 1 STUDENT HAS TO USE THE BATHROOM. I AM TOLD THEY HAVE NO TEACHER'S AID TO HELP. SHE TELLS ME SHE IS LOOKING AROUND TO PLACE HER CHILD IN ANOTHER SCHOOL. SHE HEARD NICE THINGS ABOUT THE SCHOOL, BUT IS VERY VERY DISAPPOINTED IN WHAT SHE ACTUALLY SEES GOING ON THERE

- submitted by a community member
January 19, 2012
My son has been going to Athenian Academy for two months and I must say what a difference in him already! My son was struggling with his first year of middle school and I had to do something. Even though Athenian Academy does not have "high class" classrooms or suppplies, that is not what it is about. The teachers are loving and the staff is caring and wonderful. The teachers here actually communicate with me in regards to how my son is doing and keep me posted all the time on his studies and behavior. My son actually enjoys going to school and has made many nice friends. His grades have turned around and I am so proud of him. I know this is because of the teachers at Athenian Academy. Mrs. Bell is wonderful as well. I really hope this school doesn't turn into the other public school and overfill their classroom. This is what worries me and I hope that at som epoint they do stop enrolling children and "cap" the amount of students that can attend. This is what leads to failure, over crowding.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2011
I think its important for people to realize that Athenian has only been around for six years. It takes a lot to get a school off the ground, especially when they are not backed by someone with a lot of money. Sure we have had our ups and downs, but the heart has been there since day one. To put down the school and especially the teachers seems very counterproductive. Even though we have admittedly had a lot of change over in leadership we just haven't found the right fit, until now. Every person who has held this position, has had their heart in the right place. If you spend one day watching the teachers (and principal) interacting with the children you will see and feel the love. Dr. A knows what she is doing and is doing everything in her power to get us to where we need to be. There are no claims that we are perfect, but I challenge you to find a school that is. I love Athenian, the staff, the kids and the parents and that is why I have been there for four years and will continue to stay as long as they will let me!! :)

- submitted by a teacher
November 07, 2011
As a parent who dilligently researched schools to place my child in, I selected Athenian Academy based on its outstanding merits. My son had went to several top paying private schools and was miserable and his grades suffered for it. I then found Athenian, and was hesitant because it was not a "private" school. My son has since grown by leaps and bounds at this school. I asked him why he liked this school so much and he said , " they are nice to me, they don't yell at me, or rush me." My son is now a straight A student and loves going to school.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2011
I am proud to say that this school has truely made an amazing turn around now that we have new administration. Dr. Fern is amazing! I'm more than happy about the changes and there will always be improvements to be made but this year is a dream come true compared to any other year I've taught at Athenian. Sometimes you just have to weed out the bad apples to see the fresh fruit blossom:) Thanks to all the volunteers and hard working staff that make it possible to have such a great school. I find it humorous that another teacher said there should be an alternative for PE when it rains - out coach does his best with what he has. I thought teachers were suppose to work together not tear each other down. This year will be the best so far and it will only get better! Great job staff - your hard work will pay off! never give up!

- submitted by a teacher
November 06, 2011
As a guardian who has been involved with Athenian for five years, I am impressed with the changes made by the new administration, and for the first time am confident that there is indeed a bright future for this school. The teachers and staff who have left the school in the past year were part of the problem. Those who remain and the newly hired staff truly have the best interest of the children at heart. Unlike many of the recently departed (many of whom have recently posted here) those who remain hold no ill will, and wish those dearly departed would get on with their lives apart from Athenian. Sour grapes don't look good on anyone. I have to add that this is the first year, out of five, that there is a functioning Parent Teacher Organization. Kudos to the PTO board and all of the PTO participants - and many thanks to the parents who carried the weight all of these years - You know who you are :)

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2011
I have to add that this is the first year, out of five, that there is a functioning Parent Teacher Organization. Kudos to the board and all of the PTO participants - and many thanks to the parents who carried the weight all of these years - You know who you are :)

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2011
I had visited athenian a few times in the last few years. I did not enroll at that time. Recently I visited and met with the kindergarten staff and Dr. Aefsky at length. I quickly realized this was a whole new school. Professional and clean. Dr. A quickly turned things around here. I am so glad I revisited and that Dr. A was there and welcomed us. Ms. Byers is great and my child is so happy to be going. He is coming home counting in greek and told me today he learned his colors in sign language. Also, staff seems much more happier than in times I visited. Office is calm and organized. So far so good.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2011
We left the school last year due to the issues everyone has complained about. We are now back and the new year already seems amazingly different, better attitudes, no more cliques, better administration, BETTER Principal. The new feel to the school is great, the school is clean and freshly repainted. The teachers seem positive and supported. I am happy to say this is a school again where parents want to volunteer and bring their children.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2011
This change of principals is outrageous. There is no stability in this school. The best teachers are gone. There will be no more family atmosphere as there was. This school has been an A school for two years, why fix what was not broken. My child will not return.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2011
What is wrong with this change in principals?? I mean really....every school year we have another leader in this school...my daughter will be going into third grade...she has been going to Athenian since first grade...she does like the teachers....the bullying is bad here and I do not like the change of leaders every year...I don't want my daughter going here anymore...and this is sad to say!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2011
We will not be returning this year. I have lost the minute amount of confidence I had left when I heard that several wonderful, competent staff members had resigned. It scares me that the school has such a high turnover. I read in a press release that the new principal is the 4th one in 2 years. This gets me wondering. Is this really a principal issue as we have been led to believe, or a management issue? I attended the orientation and as qualified as the new principal seems, she lacks the charisma and amiability the former principal had. She had a way of making everyone feel like they mattered. I get a very no nonsense, my way is the highway vibe from the new principal and while I understand that is needed to run a school, I also feel it is important that principal be approachable and accessible. I don't get that from this principal.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2011
This is an amazing school! The teachers and staff love the kids and are willing to give them their all! The past was a little bumpy but the school has amazing things to come! The new administration is amazing!

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2011
My kids will not return to this school. They have been there for a long time and i saw things getting better then more changes. It seems the school is unstable and can not get things off the ground. I attended one or two board meeting but it seems the board and their disorganization has caused additional issues for the school. I was not at all impressed. My son calls the adminstrator the phone man because he walks around talking on the phone all day. No one knows who this man is or what he does. Kind of scary! Kids with behavior issues that can't succeed in the public school, this is a great school for but kids that are advanced get left behind. Just like every year or so...new staff. Four principals in two years seems like a problem.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2011
Not a very good school when it comes to communication.If you want to see the principle, don't call and expect a call back. You are better off going into school to see her. I am not sure messages are given to her. Too much gossip and personal things happening during school hours. Teacher bringing baby to school and hanging out in the office. Not sure whether or not if she was on the clock or not. non the less, not very professional. Certain kids seem to get away with things that shouldn't be overlooked. Rules are rules and they apply to all the students the same no matter who your parents are. I really hope this new principle can fix these issues. She has a big job cut out for her. Maybe we will even get a proper P.E. field for the kids to use and some equipment as well. Not a part time P.E. field part time car loop. Also they need to be stricter about the volunteer hours. so many people never do any. Very sad.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2011
Were the parents informed that the school would be getting a new principal? I really thought Ms Denicola was here to stay, it is sad to have her go,i think she was doing a great job and transformed the school alot compared to what it was. Guess we will see whats in store for the new school year with the new leadership.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2011
This school is poor. They don't have much homework, and if it's missed nothing is said. They are terrible with handling bullies. The kids are told "to be friends" Do they think that actual works? Watch the news lately? The counselor is worthless. Seems to be going through the motions. How about paying attention to the bully policy.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2011
If it weren't for 1 teacher, we'd have moved to a different school within the first 6 weeks of the school year. It gets 5 stars for teachers because of 1 teacher, otherwise it would be 1 star. Poorly maintained, filthy, lackadaisical non-teaching staff, poor or no communication with administration - even when parents ask (I've had emails with questions to the vice principle go unanswered) and an overall just do enough to stay afloat attitude. This school may be an "A" school becasue of FCAT scores, but the overall experience is an F. At the end pf the school year when our child is finished, we move - and if the one teacher is smart, she will too. The play ground equipment is poor, the playground is poor. The car line arrangements are a hodge podge of mistakes and actually dangerous. If Pasco County had any sense, they would shut this school down.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2010
A school does not get an "A" by passing every student. The "A" rating is based on FCAT results and since FCATs are not scored by the actual school, it would be quite difficult for the school to skew the results. The school could not keep their "A" by just passing "anyone" as was suggested. If that were the case, every school would be passing everyone since an "A" rating means more $ for their school. I suggest you take the time to look up the rating system. All the info is available online. That way the next time you feel like posting, you'll be better and more accurately informed.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2010
It's easy to sit back & point out the flaws when you don't have to offer up the solutions yourself. The people who believe in this amazing school & its dedicated staff know that the positives far outweigh the negatives. This school has had enough naysayers & skeptics to last a lifetime but it's still going strong. It is one of only a handful of schools in Pasco to maintain it's "A" despite the fact that it lacks the funding of other schools. How is that? The answer is superior education from superior educators. I have never seen a school as invested in the success of its students then this school. That is why my children will continue to attend Athenian Academy of Pasco. We need to stop wasting our energy on complaining & put that energy to good use. Get involved!

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2010
I remember receiving a School Connects message from the school Administration asking for parent volunteers to come out and help clean and refurbish the school in time for opening day. I showed up and to my amazement the only ones to shoe up was another family. They painted, built walls, set up a library, cleaned out closets and many other tasks. I could not believe the time, effort and money this family put into MY child's school. My personal thanks to them. It is said if you have a complaint, then provide the solution. Criticism is cheap. Supporter of Charter Schools

- submitted by a teacher
August 23, 2010
As a volunteer I see a lot. I must admit that things were a little hairy the first week, especially with car loop, but things were much better by the end of the week. The kids were eating lunch in the classroom because of a delay with the delivery of new furniture. The kids were back in the cafeteria by Friday. And as for lunch, parents order lunches in advance and the lunches are picked up FRESH every day. I heard it explained but then again I was paying attention. As a parent I can honestly say that the only unfriendliness I witnessed was on the part of other parents. I was appalled & embarassed by the behavior exhibited by these adults! What an example for our children! I love this school & plan to keep my kids here for a long time.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2010
Athenian Academy has been my child's best school. The education is superior to any District school, and the teachers and administration, competent and friendly. Lots of great changes this year. It has grown a lot, and I hope they open a High School next year. My daughter will be the first to enter. Look at the Middle school grades!

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2010
Clean up that school!!!!!! It's a mess, every time I'm in there it's dirty. Come on parents, I'll help if you help. together we can beautify the school and make it clean for our children. Otherwise, love it love it love it! Best education my children have gotten by far!

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2010
I have been at Athenian for three years. I must say lately there clearly are some good changes. Along with the good are some bad issues. We have a wonderful principal team. The front office is chaotic with the usual happy go lucky girl behind the desk looking razzled. The friendliness is slowly going. There are also some teachers and staff who just have attitude problems these days. I watched a teacher snap at a parent the other day and its not the first time I have seen this from the staff. I understand people have bad days but I feel as a rule , this is a school atmosphere with our children in mind, keep your attitudes at home and your personal feelings out of your job. If this is the new overall friendliness of the staff we may rethink returning next year. The chaos is just too much.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
In response to the post regarding the large amount of communication coming home in the backpacks....I would agree with that statement up until Christmas break, since then I would say that less than a handful of documents have been sent home. Prior to Christmas break, my child was involved in a different activity every day, unless I have not received the communication regarding the new programs, I am unaware of the reinstatement of the enrichment activities that were previously available. Also, as a volunteer I am more than cognoscente of the changes. My post was simply an expression of my findings, and not at all in comparison to that of a larger public school and far from being critical or without factual information. I more than praise the teacher we have be so fortunate to have, and give that dedicated individual the acknowledgement of changing my child's educational path.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
All children & parents would benefit if all the schools were staffed like this. Everyone, and I mean everyone, from the front office to the janitor is always polite and professional. Miss Kim is the 'go to gal' in the school. Anyone who spends any time volunteering knows how important she is to the school. And the kids love her. What more do you want? Kids come in just to say hello to the principals. Did you do that as a kid? I didn't think so.

- submitted by a community member
April 20, 2010
My son has been at Athenian for 3 years and I have never had any problems,He loves it there and I will keep him there,high 5 to Athenian Academy of pasco.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
To the parent who indicated there is no communication from administration, I must disagree. I could wallpaper a small closet with the amount of written communication that comes home in my child's back pack. In addition, I've been at the front reception area when announcements are made over the PA system for students who attend the various after school enrichment programs. As a volunteer, I am aware of the many changes that have occurred for the better, including the Before and Aftercare Program. It is my understanding that it was recently reviewed by an outside agency and was given a passing grade. Does the school have the same 'bells and whistles' as the larger public schools? of course not, but our level of education and teacher dediction supercedes many of those schools. Why is it the ones that criticize do so without verifying the facts.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2010
I love this school so much! I learn new things all of the time and I wouldn't go to another school if someone paid me.

- submitted by a student
March 15, 2010
my son is new to this school and absolutly loves it. he is excited to go to school every day.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2009
Out of the mouths of babes...that amazing 8th grade homeroom teacher mentioned in an earlier post is now one of the new co-principals, and I for one could not be happier. Both principals are not only the nicest people you'll ever meet, they are exceptionally intelligent. That family feel is back to the school in just the few short days since they have taken over. There is already a difference in the staff and students. For the first time in a long time, I am excited about the future of this school. My children may not realize it yet but they have hit the education jackpot. A very warm thank you to the management company & board members for truly listening to the concerns of the parents & taking the education of our children seriously. What an amazing time for Athenian of Pasco!!!

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2009
Parents are the only ones writing these reviews so I thought as a student you should hear what I have to say...I love Athenian with every inch in my body. Yes, we can be alittle disorganized sometimes but it wouldn't be Athenian with that! Things change for reasons and the new principal isn't the best but she's trying I believe but the real person you need to be thanking for the school not to go in complete chaos is the 8th grade homeroom teacher... She's amazing!!! Next time another parent has anything to say ask students they are in the school 24/7 they would know a lot more..!1

- submitted by a student
December 03, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2009
My children have attended this school since the day they opened to doors. Yes it was a very crazy time, but it had a family atomosphere. There were problems and they were taken care of. Now your child is just a number. When you speak to the principal she acts as if she knows your child personally, but why does my child come home every week & tells me that the principal asked if she was a new student or addresses her by a different name? The principal is fake & the kids know it. The middle school teachers are wonderful & it is the only reason my children are still at this school. A Greek school? Where is the Greek, in an after school program. If you have mulitiple children in this school & in different grades it makes life very difficutlt arranging for pick ups. Reconsidering options.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
Is anyone aware of all the hard work the new principal has and is still putting in? Did you think we would have a 100% effortless transition? Our school is advancing forward in countless ways. She is working diligently and is very meticulous about her new position. I encourage all to spend the time on your child s education, and devote some time in the school as well. At the very least, unproductive comments do not impact the environment that will be shaping our children s future. Having an upbeat, approachable principal confirms the numerous reasons why she choose the responsibility of being the new leader. Please allocate some time on gathering facts and data before making uninformed statements.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
We also came to Athenian last year. This year is a joke ! The stuck up atmosphere of the school is very uncomfortable. The principal in her brightly colored ensembles and phoney hello's, Come on people, nobody is that happy everyday! Its a facade!! Let your hair down, throw on a pair of jeans and be real for the kids. While still implementing rules. It can be done, it was last year. No more jeans on friday ? Do you know how much money the school made doing that alone ? Unorganized activities afterschool, thats an understatement ! Lets get real people, these are our childrens best growing times. The less stressful and more friendly it is the better our children learn. The frustations are !!!! Very Noticeable here !!! Kids are dropoing out of our school ! Thats the facts ! Just ask your kids how many left there classroom.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2009
My kids have attended Athenian for 4 yrs now and I've seen GOOD changes that have been made throughout the years.This year things are not going so well. The middle school students are not having Greek, the elem students are not having spanish, good teachers and staff members are quitting, the classrooms are full and they're loosing students mostly everyday. With the new management the teachers/staff look miserable.The new 'principal' is nice to everyone except the staff. Have you gone to the front office lately? It's a total disaster!Theres no waiting area for the parents, there's always ppl hanging around and its VERY disorganized.The school has a new security/background check system but what happened to the monitor to see whos at the front gate? Anyone can basically walk in because the gate is always opened or broken. I hope things change FAST or they will be loosing 2 more students.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2009
09-24-09This is our second year at AAP. The last principal was very nice but seemed to be in outer space half the time. The children did not respect anything he said. That said, everyone seemed much happier, The teachers wre much more approachable. This year is almost scary. The teachers are not happy, they just want to keep their jobs, and who can blame them. The lower grade parents seem much happier with the school then the upper grades. I have my child here for safety and convience only. I do not think the sandards of teaching are very good at all. My child is not even allowed to take her text book home to study. Rediculous. Also, the pick up que situation is a disaster waitng to happen. What nut came up with that? I resent that the teachers have to teach to this test, it limits a real education.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
We came to Athenian in the middle of last year. we are soooooo pleased with the wonderful changes the school has made. As parents we finally know what is going on for the very first time. The front office isnt a mad house like last year. The principal is wonderful, and Respect Responsibility and Ready to Learn really means something this year, not just lip service.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
Just reading the reviews says alot. Look at last years comments and then this years. I am not at all happy with the new management or leadership. The school has lost the family feel atmosphere. I do not feel welcome when I am on campus. I feel nothing but tension when I am there. My child will not be participating in any of the after school activities, as things are so very unorganized. Hopefully, I will have other options next year.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
This is my first year hear and I am very happy I have two children at this school and I love the principal, communication is great, teachers are wonderful. I would recommend this school to anyone. I love the environment at the school. My kids say this is the best school. That makes me very happy as a parent.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
I have to agree. I have also been at the school for 2 years and was shocked to hear about our scores. Many of my family members are teachers and explained AYP to me. Guess what it was broke so thank god they fixed it. There finaly is dicipline at the school, I volounteer at lunch and it is civil in there now. We lost along of wonderful parents last year because of how things were. If your not happy please leave the school. Those of us who actually care about our children getting an education, are very happy. After school sports start later in the year, same as last year.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
I'm not very pleased with the new management and rules, they made changes on things that didn't need to be changed like the car loop, I don't even bother to show up until 3:00 pm because that place is a mad house and I saw a parent in a fender bender pulling out of the school the other day. The principal doesn't listen to those type of concerns. The teachers look stressed and staff members who have been there for years are quitting. The language program has been reduced and the school is a mini representation of the district type, public schools. The teachers are wonderful but I'm down to feeling that's the only reason I'm still driving my kids there and spending so much money in gas.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
I have been at Athenian for the second year now. I feel some things have definitely improved and some things are lacking. The things we're lacking may just be trial and error on those brought in new. My chlidren have the absolute best teachers I could imagine. They get more individualized attention , which is what is truly important to me. Would I like to see some of the same things as last year continue (Definitely). I will stick it out and see what changes may bring and hope it continues on a positive note. I won't lie, there are a few undesirable things going on. My biggest concern is the monitor in the office is not back up ? This is a severe safety issue for anyone knowing who is at that gate. Overall I am giving the new company the benefit of the doubt for now.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2009
Yes, the school needed to go in a new direction and yes, the school needed better management and organization. And yes, the new school leadership has brought some of those changes but they have also brought a lot of problems. I am also a parent that spends a lot of time at the school and I KNOW what the school is there for. Like others, my child is still there because of the teachers. They are dedicated and committed to the education of the children. I have no words to express my gratitude and appreciation when it comes to the teachers. But there are problems here people. You want to know what I find sad? When people don't bother to look beyond the facade. Everything looks pretty on the surface but dig a little deeper and you see it's not what it appears.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2009
Last year my kids had an amazing year . This year things are going downhill fast. No free sports , no more emergent learning of other languages unless you stay after school. The sweet office girl is gone, not sure what happened to her? The front office of that school is an unorganized mess now. As a parent I urge you to stop in. I tried calling the school one day for an hour and got no answer. Then I went to the school and walked right through the 'BROKEN' safety gate an into an office of chaos. Public schools have at least 3 professional looking people running the front office making sure your kids are safe and concerns are handled. This year Athenian is lacking an organized front end. They are lacking the activities we as parents loved about the school. If it doesnt change were out of there.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
My name is Jay Shellem . I have been a A.A.P student for 2 years and am a S.A.C committe.I love this school because it gives me support.Also it is easy to learn because of the great teachers. This is the school that has given me the most oppertunites

- submitted by a student
September 07, 2009
I used to love this school but I'm having very serious doubts about the abilities of those brought in over the summer to 'straighten' the school out. It's been noted that most of the people that approve of the new administration spend very little time at the school and therefore have no real idea of what is going on. There are serious concerns with the new management company and the new school leader seems bent on turning Athenian into a district school. I brought my child to Athenian to escape district. We dealt with the district for years and found it lacking. And lacking is exactly what Athenian is right now. The teachers are wonderful and they are what is keeping us here. But if things don't change soon, we're going to have to reconsider our options.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2009
I have been at this school for 2 years and what a difference the new school leader is wonderful. The school has finally got its act together. !!!! WONDERFUL

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 30, 2009
I am very pleased with the progress my daughter has made at this school. She has brought her math grade from a D to an A since she started attending Athenian Academy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 05, 2009
I love the teachers at this school. They give alot of one on one attention to our children. They even know all the students and their parents by name without looking it up. They make you feel like family.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 04, 2008
My Children love this school. I really like it also because its very small and all the staff knows my family by name and has no problem calling when theres a need.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2008
This school is very well rounded and has it all together and the safety is the best

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2008
I think this school is awesome. I have three children attending Athenian Academy of Pasco. They have been there since the start of the school. I like the quality of education they are receiving here. I like the individual attention each student receives. The teachers are great and work with the students and the parents. I like the smaller class sizes and the fact that the teachers let you know what it going on.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2008
Do your research! This school has many problems. It is only in it's second year, but it will probally take several years to get up to speed. The website boosts of the immersion method, but they do not use it. The turnover of staff and students is enormous. They are very organized and do not have adequate teaching supplies or books for the different levels. I moved my children to a public school and now they have everything they need. Their class sizes are smaller also. They raved about smaller class sizes but they filled them , and would shuffle kids around when teachers were out sick. I did not want my children to suffer through what they called growing pains.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2008
I love athenian acadamy, First of all I am a parent the volenteers in the cafateria every day, and the students are allowed to talk, second, my kindergarden daughter just tested so high in reading that the school is moving her up to advanced classes, and the read every day, fist in english, and then in greek, and spanish. Athenian Acadamy has an open door policy, so my word doesn't matter. I would recamend this school with high rankings.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 12, 2008
Great school.My kids are learning Greek and Spanish in kindergarten, the school leader is extremely dedicated, and I love that the school is small. Not sure where some of these other parents get their information, but everyone at the school has an open door policy and is committed to surpassing the state's and county's standards for education. I love that my kids wear uniforms. The school personnel and most parents are working towards improving the school, and since this is only their 2nd year of operation, I am looking forward to new programs and offerings. Your kids will do well at this school but you must be willing to get involved!

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2007
This school is better than my last school.The teachers are nicer.And Mr.G is the school leader.He thinks the word principle is to harsh on kids and he's right so I reccomend this school to anyone.And I come from a priviate school.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 25, 2007
Avoid this school. My children went to this school for 2 1/2 weeks. In this time they did not bring home 1 reading book. Not one reading assignment. There is no art or music class. the gym activities consist of soccer only, as the school has a soccer team. The children are not allowed to speak to one another during lunch. This is what they call a 'silent lunch'. Avoid this school!

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2007
I think this school needs a lot of work before it becomes a great school. I was promised that there would be no more than 16 to 18 children per class. Last week the count was 22 up from 15, a week before school started. The homework and class work is very inconsistent for a second grade level. One week it is a kindergarten level and the next it is a fifth grade level. The class room sizes are way to small for the amount of students. They say they want parent involvement but you can not even walk your child to class. I asked all the right questions months before school started. Once my son was enrolled everything changed.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2007
This is an excellent school. My son goes to Kinder here and his teacher is absolutely amazing. The coach here is so friendly and gets the kids pumped for gym. The principle is energetic and very motivated to all the kids excell. I am so happy my son attends this school and I'm happy to see all teachers, principles and employess be so excited about the childrens future! Its an amazing school.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2007
I have a second grader in this school.My daughter has done very well this year,she is very happy,and learning a great deal more than what the state requires.The teachers are wonderful,and the principal is a motivated,energetic leader who cares.I highly recommend this school.They do need to work on organization,but they did just open this year so I believe that next year will be much better in this area.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2007
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Athenian Academy Of Pasco County
3118 Seven Springs Boulevard, New Port Richey, FL  34655
(727) 372-0200
Last modified Athenian Academy Of Pasco County is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Athenian Academy Of Pasco County Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 98 reviews. Top