I believe the school is satisfactory for education, and it's quite easy to make friends, however there are a few problems that should be assessed. One being, don't address students who want to report bullying and the accused in the same room, this can start a fight or make the victim (whoever they are) uncomfortable telling the entire story. Two being to arrange/transport a student to a different pace than school ONLY under parents notification or consent (this is a personal matter that affected me greatly), and only a few teachers need to be a bit more sensitive and "benefit of the doubt" like when handling a distressed student (myself). Otherwise most of the teachers were friendly and didn't take anything when it came to discipline. I was mostly happy with the results, but that is my personal opinion on the entire matter here. As long as the right principal is in, the possibilities are endless. Thank you.
I love this school. Basically if you don't have a type of art in mind you can find one that you'll like because of the many electives they offer. Most of the teachers will practically bend over backwards to help you. Our art programs are so spectacular that last year we were named best art school in the country. People constantly walk out of our shows amazed that it was a middle school production and that middleschoolers sewed the costumes, designed the set and backdrop, manned the lights and sounds, and preformed in it. They have a strict uniform policy which can help prepare students for real life. Even if you're not artsy you'll love this school, there are other electives like TV production and computer.
I absolutely love this school! 4 out of my 5 children attend this school grades 1st, 4th, 6th and 7th and they all are doing wonderful, they love this school and so do I! I would recommend this school to anyone!
This school doesn't care about your child's success. My child scored high on the FCATS entering the school and was in all advanced classes. After a year with this school she is one point away from failing math and hates school now. When I asked the school for help, they said they only provide tutoring for students who are failing the "FCAT" not a class. Seems they only care about keeping their "A" grade status and getting more grant funds for their special arts programs. It's hard to rate this school because there are a few shining stars fon staff and I do love the arts program, but when you need help - you will not get it.
I love this school I dont want to go to any other school but this one its so awsome
this is the best school for both of my childeren everybody is nice and even respectful
This ia a great school. It made an A anmet all AYP for NCLB. It is also an Arts Achive Model School,a Positive Behavior Model School, and a CRISS Demostration School. What a great placefr kids
I am a former student of NFMAA. I absoultely LOVED it. Teachers actually care. They want you to succeed. Great Arts program. I recommend Drama, and Physical Education, Ms. Black is a excellent teacher. The only thing I don't agree on, is the DRESS CODE. If the werent worried about punishing us maybe we could get or A+ rating. I hope this review helped.
i have had my issues with the school, but honestly, they have always made a quick effort to get them resolved. The teachers are great at communicating, but you have to make the first move. Otherwise my children enjoy the variety of arts they didn't get in a non-magnet school. Uniform policy is strict, and they have stiff rules about fighting and bulling...but that is a definite plus to me. Dr. Santini is wonderful and they have alot of positive reward systems to inspire the children to do thier best.
This school would be a fantastic school if they weren't so preoccupied with what the children wear and how they wear it. Harsh penalties are doled out for even the slightest offenses and are tallied up to equal even harsher penalties as the school year progresses. If they focused on education as much as clothing and discipline, their school grade would probably be able to move from the 'C' that they have now. They also have low FCAT scores (probably due to the lack of educational focus). No help is afforded by the teachers, with whom I have had conferences to get past these issues. Discipline is their main focus at this school.
The school has a lot of fantastic teachers who get to know the students as individuals. I am impressed with their dedication and commitment to creating a welcoming and comfortable environment.
This is my 1st graders first year at NFMAA. I can't say enough about the staff that deals with him. I have never seen him come home happier than I do this yr. Anytime that I have had to deal with the staff they have been overly friendly and concerned. Most days you can walk in any time and see them full of smiles... Mr Santini seems to be right on the level with them, such as when he ate the worms to help with morale! My hats off to you all at NFMAA.
I personally love this school. I moved here from NJ 3 years ago and my two children have been enrolled in a school in Fort Myers and another in Cape Coral. I found this school to serve the children better in all academic, arts, and displinary areas. The principal Dr. Santini has brought so much to the school and really shows genuine care for these kids. I wouldn't send my children anywhere else!
I am in the 8th grade at this school. I have been going to NFMAA formerly known as Suncoast since Pre-K. They have great opportunitys for students. We also have alot of parent involvement. I would recomend this school to anyone.
My child has been at this school since August and has shown such improvement in his learning skills, I think because of the efforts the teachers here give to each and every student. Children learn because they want to. Thank you N.Ft Myers for having such wonderful faculty members and a Board of Education that really is all for the children.
I have two daughters one in 2nd and one in 8th grade they have been there three years and love it! We live right by other schools but rather take an hour bus ride to go to N.F.M.A.A.Teachers are great! New school is wonderful! We will be very up set if school chioce stops for us next year and we have to stay in the Cape.
My son started kindergarten this year. So far, I think it's a great school. He has violin and Spanish once a week which I think is great!
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