« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
K-5
Public charter
North Lauderdale, FL

Contact this school

8200 Southwest 17th Street
North Lauderdale, FL 33068

School website
(954) 718-2211
(954) 718-2215
Nearby homes for sale
Map of North Broward Academy Of Excellence address.

Profile Completeness

INTERMEDIATE

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
 
October 22, 2014
This is my son first year at NBAE and he is in 1st grade from transferring from Pinewood Elementary across the street. So far I am please with the level of communication. It is October and I have already had 3 opportunities to meet with his teacher and already met with the new principal. The security at the school is definitely where it should be. The pet peeve is the parking lot and car loop, the school is way too small for it. However the playground, the pool and the fake grass is a plus for the kids when playing outside. I recently got a listing of clubs and activities that my son could get involved in and I was happy to see that. Another plus is being given access to websites like ReadingEggs.com to help assist my son in his reading. I do feel his homework is well put together for him and being on campus the school is up to par. Next year since we have moved my son maybe placed at NBAE sister school Renaissance Charter Coral Springs but now NBAE makes me feel more comfortable that he is being pushed versus Pinewood Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2014
My twin daughters just finished their Kindergarten year in the advance class with Ms. Morales. I feel my daughters were well-served with a teacher who recognized their skill levels, and encouraged and challenged them to improve. I was considering putting them in a public school gifted program but am glad I took a chance on NBAE. They were already reading at above K-level when they started. They are now at a 3rd-grade level! Also, it is so easy to communicate with teachers and staff at the school. Sad to see Principal Self leaving, but I believe he left the kids in good hands with the incoming principal. I also believe the extracurriculars could use some improvement, but there are choices. All in all, I am pleased with NBAE this first year and looking forward to a better experience and more involvement (on my part) next year.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
I am a new parent to NBAE my daughter is in Kindergarten there with a great teacher. I feel the amount of homework is adequate. Security precautions are executed very well and, above all my daughter is learning. My only problem is the drop off and pick up process (very time consuming), but everything else is great so far.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2013
I have a daughter and son that is attending this school, and I could not have ask for a better school. There is a lot of parental involvement. You do have to volunteer hours every school year for your child to continue attending. Both my kids are on the honor roll. The teachers are awesome, I have not have a problem with teachers or administrative staff. The principal is really friendly. This school feel like home. If you are a parent who are not involve in your child education, do not bother to send your child.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2010
The school takes in the worse of the worse and treats them like prisoners and there is a serious lack of admin support for the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
I have seen this school grow from the days at the Riverside Christian Academy to a now state of the art new school. The staff that work there from the front office to the janitor are very friendly and attentive to the kids. The class sizes are small and its like a small community where everyone knows each others names. There is a gifted/advance student program at the school. While other schools are cutting so many programs NBAE has managed to avoid doing so. There are many extras being offered art, music, science lab and PE. There are clubs that have been formed like the environmental science club, drama, cheerleading and now there is violin classes being offered in the aftercare program. For a tuition free school it is wonderful and I love the strict uniform policy. I have 2 kids there and would not consider another institution to educate my kids.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2010
I am a parent and I have a daughter that goes to this school, her teachers are ok when it comes to responding to emails about her work, but the discipline at this school is not very good. It seems that a child has to say bully before anything is done.My daughert was really good in her subjects prior to attending but due to the disiplinary actions or lack there of she has gone done. Another thing is that I have never meet teachers and there has been no teachers conference. I know the budget has gone done but not to speak with parents face to face iwas not a good idea.She is now saying how much she hates school and this is coming from a child that loved school.She will not be attending the next scool year. My advised would be to go to NBAE only as a LAST

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2009
Our daughter continues to be the 'A' student she was at previous public and private schools and we are all very happy with NBAE. However, I agree with the previous post about advanced/gifted classes and parents taking more responsibility. If your children belong in an advanced or gifted program, then put them into a school that offers that! Don't blame the school if YOU, as parents, didn't do YOUR job and didn't do your research properly. Although it seems to be better lately, lack of parental responsibility is a growing problem everywhere, and yes, even at this school. Remember, our children don't learn from their school teachers alone, they learn from us as well.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2008
I have reviewed this school at a prior date and time. This is my son's 4th year at this school, and I am very impressed with his teacher. She is very organized and challenges him A LOT! I know there is not a gifted program; however, as a parent you must give extras at home...I don't think by offering a gifted program ensures a more gifted child. Parents must take the responsibility as well.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2008
Great school. Teacher's take pride in their students wellbeing which creates an foster learning and development . Keep up the good work everyone.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2008
Our child started at NBAE this school year and so far, although we've had a few minor issues, it is much better than our regular public school. Just having a smaller setting is a plus! Teachers will be the luck of the draw in any school, but there is a lot of PTO involvement that is truly appreciated by the school. The one negative thing I would say is that better communication and some personality shown by the school/teachers and parents could be done. Otherwise, we love this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 11, 2008
With this school, it's the luck of the draw. There are some excellent teachers, and then there are some very poor teachers. There is not a mentoring program for new teachers as in district schools. Team leaders are chosen by default because they have been with the school the longest not necessarily because they are qualified. There is a high rate of teacher turnover and lately student turnover. I have noticed an increase in discipline problems this past school year. I don't feel that administration is honest with the parents.

- submitted by a community member
June 06, 2008
I was a teacher there! The school was run very well for a while, turned into an A school and the teachers were proud and happy! Then, CSUSA became to involved, the teachers had to answer to them, and they cut salaries and money for materials. You do the math! There is no wonder why all the teachers left!

- submitted by a community member
May 24, 2008
I have a chld in both the elementary school and the middle school at NBAE. The administration has been working very hard to build in an athletic program as well as more electives for the students. The school has an active PTO that works hard to create fun events to help parents come together such as picnics and CiCi Pizza Nights. Teachers are certified and work hard to get students ready for the FCAT Testing. The elementary school is an 'A' and the middle school is a 'B'. The school has a wait list for the 2008-2009 school year so you better not wait another minute to fill out an application!

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2008
My daughter has been attending this school since 1st grade. Now that she is in 3rd grade, I'm seriously considering taking her out of this school in favor of a private school. When my daughter attended 1st and 2nd grade, her school experience was much like other parents here have mentioned: caring teachers, pleasant learning atmosphere, and heavy parental involvement. In 3rd grade, however, it seems the vocation of actually teaching has been thrown out the window in order to appease the FCAT gods. Teachers are not prepared to truly teach, only to drill and pressure students to pass the FCAT. Combined with the lackadaisical communication and growing discipline problems, NBAE is little better than a regular public school. If you believe that charter schools are supposed to be a higher quality alternative to regular public schools, avoid NBAE.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2007
I am dissapointed at the fact that so many teachers come and go at this school. Not sure why this is. Children need to see/have consisitency, especially in school.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2006
Good School! Mixed crowd of people.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2005
Great school with very good teachers. The Principal neeeds a little more organisation also the extracurricular program just started so I have to give them credit for that but it needs alot more organisation.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2005
This school is an A rated school with excellent teachers and extensive parental involvement. The only things lacking is the availability of sports programs, extracurricular activities & the fact the school does not provide transportation. The school is split in to two different locations; which makes having a child in K-2nd and also a child in 3rd or higher more difficult when dropping off morning and picking up after school.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2005
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2005
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2004
I love this school. My daughter has learned a lot from her teachers. They are wonderful and my daughter looks forward to going to school everyday. When you walk in the school the staff acknowledges you and the Principal takes time to talk to you. My daughter is 6 and she can read and write in sentences. Something that she could not do before. I know 7 and 8 yr olds that can't do that, let alone speak properly. So what the school is in a small building. It's not the building that makes a great school, it's the teachers and the students who attend there. I like the small school atmosphere. There is more one on one help when needed. And would it be nice to have sports? Of course it would, but academic education is more important in life. I am proud to have my child at this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2004
The worst...Not even a school...Its a rented church with limited funding, no space, tiny playground, and no activity programs offered. And...You have to watch the supplies...When the church kids come in over the weekend, they use the students supplies causing things to disappear and/or broken.Executive levels have made empty promises from day one...Told parents that this is only temporary housing and a school will be built for the children, then why did they just sign another 4-10 year lease. Don't waste your time with this school...Your kids deserve better

- submitted by a parent
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: November 03, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2014 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

North Broward Academy Of Excellence
8200 Southwest 17th Street, North Lauderdale, FL  33068
(954) 718-2211
Last modified North Broward Academy Of Excellence is a Charter school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
North Broward Academy Of Excellence Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top