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6-12
Public charter
Orlando, FL
Students enrolled: 515
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2427 Lynx Lane
Orlando, FL 32804

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December 19, 2014
this school is awesome even though we are in a very fancy warehouse we are 23 in the world in robotics and we won science Olympiad for five years straight.

- submitted by a student
December 19, 2014
This is an amazing school that you should join and the teachers are nice. We have nice clubs that help. so it is a good school that you should join.

- submitted by a student
October 22, 2014
Amazing school for those who can handle themselves. If you can not handle the amount of work, don't bother coming here. Anyway, the teachers are great at what they do, even though sometimes they may go at a faster cadence than students. Most of the teachers post the notes online, in case you miss class or if they were going to fast for you. The accents of some may be hard to hear sometimes, but that is a rare occasion. Bullying is something that the teachers do not support, and break up any and all beginnings. All in all, this school is a great school and has a perfect environment that is great for your child. But if you can't handle homework everyday, I suggest you go to another school that has work for your cadence.

- submitted by a community member
September 22, 2014
This is a horrible school! 1. no paper in bathrooms 2. Students have only 3 chances to leave any classroom during day... and if a girl is having her monthlies.. good luck to her. 3. Teachers leave every year, mid year... cross your fingers your child teacher stays. 4. Math 7th grade teacher... tells kids they are stupid. 5. If it is raining, thundering at dismissal.. kids still stay outside.. get soaked.. but teachers won't use walkie to signal kids their parents have arrived. 6. No working library. 7. Kids don't get to choose classes. 8. Music is a joke. 9. Does anyone speak English at this school? and we can go on and on..

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2014
Although at times, yes, this school may be stressful, and the workload is pretty large, I must say, this is an amazing school. I mean, who goes to school thinking, "I'm gonna have a lovely day just relaxing and playing on my Surface Pro 3. Lalalal."???? Sometimes, you'really just going to have to deal with it! That's life!!! Anyways, the curriculum that they are teaching is like any other, although they are a charter school, they are also considered a public school. The teachers really push the students to do well not only to keep the reputation of the A school we are, but to acknowledge that each student has a chance to succeed. Some 8th graders, like me, take advanced gifted classes (like biology honors, Language Arts 2, Geometry, etc.) And are pushed pretty hard to the point that hair being pulled out of your scalp doesn't sound too bad. Hehe. In my perspective. But, this school deserves 5 stars. They are really caring for all their students, and explain in detail after school at their tutoring days anything you need to know about the topic. GO OSS!!!!

- submitted by a community member
August 20, 2014
As a parent of two students at OSS I must say that I'm very satisfied with education my children are receiving. The school has various after school clubs which really enrich the students. This is not a school if your child is interested in sports. There are know competitive teams. I am really happy that I put my kids in OSS. It a small school and the kids are exposed to the junk and negative influences that exist in traditional public schools.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2014
This school is honestly so stressful, the school is is not even a school, it's a warehouse. there are no electives for students to choose from except languages. The teachers put the students through so much, and they don't even update oss connect regularly. Most of the teachers are so disorganized just by looking at their desks. most of my friends want to leave this school, and litteraly every summer you get a project where we have to read 3 books and do three different projects, as of they don't already put us through enough already. Hush schoolers don't even have a prom or homecoming, and all the field trips are rip offs except fr gadventure. we barely have any fun, all we do in class is take notes and have worksheets. Most of the teachers shoudnt even BE TEACHERS, it's honestly ridiculous, and no offense but there are mostly foreign teachers, and maybe a couple of American teachers. Most parents think this school is amazing, but they are not going through the everyday struggles of the students. I bet the parents wouldn't stand ONE DAY IN THAT SCHOOL.

- submitted by a community member
April 29, 2014
I love Orlando Science, my child is gifted and was not being challenged enough, also dealing with a bit of bullying at school. My child went from an A student to C's and being very anxious. Since starting at Orlando Science my child was placed in classes with gifted children like her and she is once again loving school, getting good grades and being challenged.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2014
Thank you to the faculty and administration of OSS for providing our daughter with 3 memorable years of advanced middle school training. The solid foundation of academic skills that she has acquired under your direction have enabled her to qualify for honors and Advanced Placement courses in any high school of her choice. Those AP courses will provide her the opportunity to earn college credits while in high school. Our daughter's 6th grade Advanced Reading teacher honed her critical thinking skills to help her earn a perfect score on the 2012 FCAT Reading Exam. Thanks OSS for supporting National Junior Honor Society. Thank you to our 8th grade Language Arts teacher for above average attention to our daughter's writing talents. Congratulations to the Music teacher for getting 8th grade adolescent youths excited about music class. A special thanks to this years Dean of Students, a caring personal mentor and professional, for investing much of his personal time and resources into OSS extracurricular programs such as the College Mentorship Program and the Model United Nations Team.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2014
From the place where I came from to get in to a Science School we have a competitive entrance examination. OSS should give an entrance examination to get more appropriate and deserving students rather than lottery.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2014
My son is in high school and I thank The Lord that we found this school ... He is doing sooooo well and his teachers are receptive to open communications. The Principal is a very nice man and is available when needed. Yes they do push the children - but that is how its supposed to be - how else are they to succeed?? You cannot keep them in a bubble - college will be way tougher - here they are preparing for that next educational step! Thank you OSS!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2014
this school not the best so far i went to so far everrrr and i am in the 7 grade when i get to 8 grade the graduation is going to be boring becase i went to my sisters its in a hotel because theres no room in the scholl becaue it was a warehouse

- submitted by a community member
February 08, 2014
I go to school at OSS and have since 6th grade i'll admit that at first I didn't like the school because i didn't really know anybody but after 2 weeks, i was at home. All of you "parents" complaining that your children are being treated unfairly, prove it. I have only seen my peers be treated badly or unfairly by one teacher. If your student is being "bullied", they can suck it up. At every middle school there will be problems with bullying and such but that's how it goes. OSS actually has less bullying than I have seen or heard of from any other public school. If your child can't deal with what it takes to be a successful student at OSS, then they probably either don't try hard enough or they just don't belong at Orlando Science. Yes, the school is small. Yes, the teachers work us pretty hard. Yes, the teachers may show favoritism sometimes. But if your child can't deal with that, or you can't, then you certainly don't belong at Orlando Science. -An 8th grader who is extremely mad about previous comments

- submitted by a community member
January 20, 2014
Our 7th grader is half-way through his first year at the school and he is thriving. This school is not a good fit for everyone as there is a lot of homework and no choice in electives. But, for us, it is perfect. There is no bullying at all, and the kids in the honors classes are taking their education seriously. The uniforms help for kids who want to learn and not worry about appearances as much. The teachers have listened to our concerns and answer our emails when we have questions. We also had a very nice home visit from two of the teachers and an administrator. The building is clean and in good condition. The student body is diverse, which we want for our child, and there opportunities to engage with the community, learn about other countries (meeting at restaurants w/a lecture), and participate in clubs. Very satisfied overall but you need to be dedicated to your studies to enjoy this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2013
An excellent charter school, and teachers that are willing to go the extra mile. This school has plenty of extra curricular choices, but clearly focuses on preparing their kids for college, and for a career in science, math and technology fields. We have been very pleased so far.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2013
If you want your child to be successful academically you should choose Orlando Science. Teachers are very dedicated in this school. They spend more hours with students in tutorings every single week. The school does have nice gym and sports teams unlike other many charter schools. The school has robotics team which went to Nationals and then World Championship last year, and the school has been champions in Science Olympiad for last three years. The schools has soccer team which is pretty good and is aiming to participate in the soccer leagues througout the central Florida. The school has very safe enviroment in comparison to the other schools in the district, Almost no BULLYING...Teachers are responding the emails very quickly..They also do Homevisits to the families to cooperate with parents for the success of the students. I would highly recommend the school for every parents and student.

- submitted by a community member
October 27, 2013
I have two children at OSS. One has been going there for years. The things I like about OSS is how well my children fit in. They were picked on at the school they went to before and now they fit in. This school has almost no bullying. My kids' friends that go to other schools say there is bullying daily, fights daily and lots of cussing. My kids see and hear very little of that at OSS. The school is about education, not athletics. My kids learn. They do have a lot of homework but they are getting a great education. Yes, the school is very diverse but my kids have never complained about not being able to understand a teacher. Some have accents but they all speak English. They don't have a fancy cafeteria so I pack my kids a lunch. They have a very nice gym room and they are working on expanding the school. It is a small school so there might not be as many options but there is also less trouble. The school offers AP classes, many after school clubs, activities and has many challenging classes. If you want your child to learn and get a great education then OSS is a great school for your child.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2013
My biggest complaint about this school is that they are hiring too many teachers who cannot hold a proper conversation in English and for many of the core subjects! How are these kids supposed to learn? This seriously needs to change and is the reason I am removing my child from this school. Two years of this problem is two years too many!

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2013
I don't quite understand all of the complaints about this school. Of course they have many flaws, but they are not that bad. Yes, we did get a lot of projects this summer, but if you can't handle it then you should find a different school. This school is for students looking for a challenge, and that is exactly what you will get. The teachers do have accents, but you are still able to understand what they are trying to say. You do get conduct points, but there are warnings before those are given. People are complaining about bullying and how little time we have at the lockers, but that is to make sure you don't have time to bully someone during transition. You have quite a lot of opportunities at this school. For example, we were allowed to go to Tallahassee and meet some state legislators. The school might be small, but their academics make up for that. We get a lot of practice with science and math. We also have SAT practice; even as a 6th grader you can practice. Since the school does not get that many funds, it is hard to expand and have a proper cafeteria and field. You can't really blame them, and they are trying their best to expand. It might not be the best, but it is good.

- submitted by a community member
August 08, 2013
My school is amazing. Oss has flaws and i mean many flaws. For example the campus is horrible. The lack of electives is unfortunate but bearable. Also I do have to complain about the organization of the clubs. I had to of my clubs end because of lack organization. But the school has many good aspects about it like the extra-curricular such as science olympiad and math olympiad. Also to be honest six book reports for the summer may seem a lot but when i was doing them they were quite easy, considering you have more than two months to do them. The teachers are either ok or GREAT. I would have to say the more committed you are the more you like the school. This school is for hardworking kids looking for unique school experience. Although there is bullying I think the world needs bullying because many people that change the world were probably called a nerd. The workload can be a lot at times but this challenges the students. I try to convince some of my friends to come here but the experience is unexplainable so I would not recommend this school to everyone. Ultimately this school is not for the average public school kid but for "nerds". Brought to you by Pierre Lesperance.

- submitted by a community member
August 03, 2013
I hate this school for my daughter i dont think i will send my kids back to oss it really should be an F school my daughter got a 2 on her math fcat score and thats her teachers fault

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2013
I don't like this school at all it's suppose to be a good school but it really isn't. First off this summer they had to read six books and do a book report and project. Its not even a school building it's a warehouse and we don't have a stage for talent shows and such no kitchen either somewhere else makes our food and they bring it in a random vanthe lunch meat is pink sometimes The chicken and hot dogs are pink.Also the teachers are just I don't even know. They pick favorites they give conduct points to everyone except the really super smart kids even if they talk in class it's not fair. Also the teachers can't even speak normal English they're accents are so strong and funny and they get all mad and such when we can't understand and laugh. Also they teachers sometimes make the students cry and it's upsetting seeing your fellow classmates cry because a teacher yelled at them or something. Also MANY students this year got referrals for being at their locker too long or standing in the hallway who does that? No one exactly. So send your kids here if you don't believe this they can tell you themself that this so is an F not A school.

- submitted by a community member
August 03, 2013
this is a sorry excuse for a school all they do is pull the science and math olympiad kids out of class and they leave the other kids in the class to do nothing they cant teach right I promise you that for a specific class you can even ask the teacher themself we took notes every day (maybe like 10 times we did something different) but otherwise notes and videos. after notes we turn them in and watch videos and guess what we do after the video ends we turn in the notes we took on the videos I promise you im being completly serious and im not lying. NOTES = ALL YOU DO

- submitted by a community member
July 26, 2013
I love the staff and teachers at this school! You will never see teachers as involved with your kids as in this school especially the math and science ones . The teachers give their best everyday and even spend most of their weekend supporting kids in science or robotics or even preparing them for Sat test .No school is perfect but this one will prepare your kid for success ! The reviews are mixed but believe me if your kid does not do well at this school , please do not blame it on teachers or staff but try to help your child . I have seen teachers pull children who were struggling in math or other subjects and spend one on one time to better prepare them for the state tests . You will never see that in any other schools even in private schools. It is no surprise that we see all those trophies at the entrance of the school. Those are the results of a very hard work done by students and teachers from OSS . We cannot deny that . 1st place this year for 6th, 7th, 8th grade Occtm ( math competition) and 1st for state science Olympiad . Thanks teachers and staff from OSS

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2013
OSS has potential but they need more organization overall and provide more electives and sports. Teachers give conduct points for petty non-disruptive behaviors. My child Also had issue understanding a math teacher who's primary language was not English and it had an effect on his grade. The teacher was also was not helpful with work in some cases. Elementary students do not have a playground to play at which supposedly they where raising money but not have seen it yet. After school care is not organized and not a lot of centers or activities for elementary students who are there more than 2 hours. On a good note there are some teachers who care about their students and future. The offer clubs for all ages and free tutoring. Classes are small which helps with teachers having the ability to work with students more. A lot of smart kids who are wanting to learn.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2013
I have had no complaints about the school. Any issues that may arise are easily handled by a simple phone call to the school to find out who can help. If we simply try to find a positive solution, the school will work with you. The staff, administration and teachers are all wonderful. The students are fortunate to have Orlando Science.

- submitted by a community member
June 23, 2013
The one thing that this school needs above all else is COMMUNICATION and PROFESSIONALISM. And by professionalism, I mean fairness. look out at your student body.. there are lots of eligible and smart kids out there that are being ignored and not enriched just because they are not in the "entitled" group.. you know? For just one example.... the robotics kids who were constantly pulled out of academic classes for special events.... the tension among the classmates was bad since many of those kids came back to the classrooms openly talking about how they were excused from classwork--rubbing it into other's faces with attitudes. did you know that not all the kids on the robotics team go to the school? I'm sure that there are some kids at the school that wanted to join but were told no room... ask yourself how that is done in a fair and just manor? it's that kind of "entitlement" that needs to stop. get the mom's out of the administration office and get back to the professional school environment that the school used to behave like. Just be fair.. stop showing favorites because when you do, you will never exceed, and barely achieve.

- submitted by a community member
June 10, 2013
Due to the size of the school, there are no electives that get to be choosen by the students. They are just given a schedule for the year.If your child has issues with a teacher or a student, there are no choices your child is stuck.If your child is advanced/gifted your child will be in the same classes with the same students all day.That means if your child has a child bullying him/her, they deal with it all day everyday.Bullying is not taken seriously here.We dealt with repeated bullying issues.A few of the teachers were great, the rest well probably shouldn't be teachers.There is a lot of worksheets pushed to keep the kids busy and very little hands on activities.The communication from the school was horrible. My child had to stay over an hour after school to take fcats.I received no notification he would be staying.I went to pick him up and he just never came out.The school is just very unorganized.They labeled the 6th graders as bad kids and took away many of their privileges.Including bathroom rights and awards ceremonies.There was a high turnover for 6th grade students during the year.There are many more not returning next year. Overall just a horrible experience.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2013
Oss, is not a bad school,I really think the do an excellent job of preparing the student and keeping them ahead, my son was there for a few months, didn't like it but he did so much better when he returned to public school, I do think the teachers need better supervision, they can be very incentive and petty. Some of the work is over kill and can cause the students to be confused or frustrated. There is a lack of enough extra curricular activities and electives for High schoolers. Over all Academically they are a 4 , parent involvement dropped this year so that's a 2 and admin gets 3. They need to recruit good teachers for the elementary program is new but,the teachers need to understand this is an alternative to public school if we want rude and insensitive teachers we will keep the in regular schools.The elementary program is bringing down the school image .

- submitted by a community member
June 04, 2013
Parents may be in love with this school but they don't have to deal with what goes on daily at this school. Almost all my friend want to leave this school. I love to sing and act but we don't have elective to choose and as far as im concerned there is no drama club or choir after school. The teachers and administrators give out conduct point for ridiculous reasons. My friend got one for asking what a teacher with a Turkish accent was saying, another one of my classmates was sent out of the classroom for asking for a pencil. It is the end of fourth quarter and my Turkish teacher hasn't put in one grade into oss connect! My parents had very high expectations but myself, not so much... i guess i have very good judgement.

- submitted by a community member
May 21, 2013
I love most of the teachers at this school, esp. Mr. Parrella, the history teacher. You probably will not find a single kid that does not love him. But I also have issues with some teachers. One Spanish teacher has no interest of teaching, all she does is giving out worksheet, and she does not allow kids to talk in her class at all or you will get a conduct point. Then they hired a language art teacher that does not know what she is doing, even though some of her students have to take FCAT writing. I do like the dedication of most of the teachers, esp. the science and math teachers. There is always something going on at the school on Saturday, no matter it is science Olympiad, robotics or math competition. Unfortunately, this year Robotic dominates the game, kids got pulled out of the math classes to build robots and it is very disturbing for others students. I also think if we can have more parent involvement and better communication, the school will have a better rating from me.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2013
I had such high expectations for the school. A few of the teachers have been great, but mostly mediocre. The 6th science teacher has done nothing hands-on with the kids all year, gives worksheets and when parents inquire about updating grades, it takes weeks and multiple emails to get done. He actually told the kids at beginning of year that he was leaving to become a scientist. What? Lack of school supervision in after school activities. Lots of bullying problems during school day. Parents drive like crazy nuts in the parking lot and let their kids out in between traffic to dodge cars so they are not late, nobody tells them to stop. Academics are average. The school is so focused on winning Science competitions that they will do ANYTHING to win. I have seen kids on the Science Olympiad team (who started in fall) removed from the team and replaced with "smarter" kids before state in spring. Cost was BIG hit to kids self esteem. What does this say about OSS? They care more about winning than about the kids. Ms. Becc and Ms. Palmer are amazing but male Turkish administrators are out of touch. Filing a complaint with school board. Could be a good school if OCPS takes over.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2013
My daughter attended OSS from sixth grade to seventh grade until we moved at the end of her seventh grade year to Boston, MA. I am surprised by some of the comments as I know firsthand that this school is excellent. My daughter is in Massachusetts outshining her peers. She was prepared well by OSS! The only concerns I have ever had are money issues and teacher issues. Money - OSS has a tendency not to understand the fact that single parents exist and that individuals do lose their jobs. Also, Teachers - I found some of them to be unresponsive at times. For example, not returning my emails or contacting me back. I hope that has changed since we've left. Overall my daughter still cries for the friends she has made and remembers the lessons that she was taught. Hands down you cannot get a better public education than OSS in Orlando!

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2013
My daughter attended OSS before we moved overseas. Now she is attending one of the best private international schools where kids are from every corner of the globe (Singapore, UK, USA, Canada...), and let me tell you that folks at OSS did a fantastic job school educating my daughter; she is doing very well in all her classes especially in math, science and english, the basis classes needed for a successful educational path. It is easy to say negative thing on the lunch being served cold, this and that, but when it comes to learning, what you send your child for, you can't find anything to say. Truly, we are grateful to the teachers and the staff of OSS. But wait a second, just send your kids to your "dream" public school, and truly good luck with that.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2013
This school is AMAZING! I've been here for years, and I've loved it so much! The teachers are nice and the students are friendly. I highly go against any negative comments; this school is worth sending your child to. It is just amazing, and it beats other public schools. Thank you!

- submitted by a community member
January 17, 2013
Been at the school for a few years (not weeks) and past experiences (too many) demonstrated that the lunch needed MAJOR improvement! On most days students were served cold grilled cheese sandwiches or by the time they were ready to be served their lunch they would be completely out. My child shouldn't have to go to a public school to get a decent lunch when we are paying to have him fed. I must add that this year lunch has improved significantly. It is good that they heard the voices of the students and parents and worked to solve the lunch problem.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2013
If one could rate this school below a One Star, I'm sure many of my fellow classmates would. I've talked to many parents and classmates and the majority agrees that this bases everything on it's outward appearance to others that way they can reel in more money and whatever it is they desire. This "school" has no business being one, and I mean that with great concern for the elementary schoolers (They have recently added k-5). Some of the teachers are great, in fact they're fantastic; although, look at the keyword, "some". The rest are teachers who put shame on the teaching jobs out there, in fact some of these "teachers" are disgrace to working class! I cannot tell you the joy that many students I have discussed with on this issue are very, or would be very happy, to leave this madhouse. There is no order in this school whatsoever! Every year it's nothing but chaos with the lockers,schedules, and generally anything that the school administration is supposed to handle. I've cut my hand several times on mine this year and last ,and both were very different lockers, on the metal that's all warped, twisted, and bent that sticks out and catches hands on their evil sharp edges.outofroom

- submitted by a community member
August 27, 2012
We are two weeks into the school year and my students combined have not meet three of their teachers, only the substitutes that are temporary. I think this is sign of poor leadership and planning. The administration does not give direct answers and the front desk is chaotic in the morning, many of their employees cannot give you direct answers. They say they have high expectations from their students but don't hold high expectations for themselves.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2012
I am reading some lame excuses for putting down the school, each child has the opportunity to participate as they wish, and they are encouraging some are just not interested. My child brings lunch because they provide the public school lunch. (its still has to follow the orange county standards on most things.) parent involvement is encouraged and no one is favored if you can't contribute , they do appreciate parents who take time out to contribute and participate because there are a lot of activities. Orlando Science charter really tries to be different and make a difference in the children lives, feels like a private school. You are always welcomed and greeted with a smile, it is not for the narrow minded . Children are encouraged to be great at their school work . Teachers are serious and Parents expected to be involved in their child's/children education .Show you care and you will be kept up dated .Encourage your child to participate and they will get the best out of their middle school experience. I enjoy this school and my child is not the most active . I have to push we I admire their effort in tying to help the children in having a well rounded educational experience.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2012
most of the staff is amazing! But they have serious faults. For one thing science Olympiad seems to be held above every other club in the entire school. It seems like they have unlimited money to spend on them but nothing for any other club. Also the school told my parents and I that they had vegetarian lunch options. I had nothing to eat but hamburger buns my parents were so mad.

- submitted by a community member
June 15, 2012
My daughter is a high school student at OSS. Her Science, Math and Spanish teacher are pretty good. My major concern is that they advertise the school as winning all these competitions for various programs such as Science Olympiad, Math Olympiad, robotics etc but it's really the same group of students, over and over again, that are in these competitions! It would really be more beneficial for the students if the school highly encourage all students to become a part of these competitions rather than just a select few. They offer these clubs and programs and many students dont see the benefits of the ones that require competitions at that age. If the teachers and administration REALLY encouraged those students who don't normally participate in these competitions to join, then most students would benefit rather than the same students that do.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2012
This school is Amazing! My daughter has been a student at OSS since the school opened, best decision we ever made! We have watched this school grow and now that they have added an elementary school, all four of my children are attending! The potential to learn and experience at this school is limitless! Teachers and staff are very professional and eager to see that spark our children get when they have learned something new. And it doesn't stop there folks... The things that this school has done for the community are amazing as well! This school has accomplished GREAT things in such a short time of being open, I can only imagine what great things are to come. Thank you to all the teachers and staff at OSS, all of you have really gone above and beyond!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2012
My child loves this school and I do too! I think the teachers do an excellent job helping my child learn the best way he can. He is involved in a lot and has learned so much in the few years he's gone there. I love Ms. Becc! She is always friendly and does anything she can to help my son and me out!

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2012
Excellent education Quality, wonderful amount of cluibs in a variety of interests, Teachers are very involved and actually communicate with the parents. Tutoring is always available.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2012
As a family we are very pleased with the school. The academics, student body, teachers, administrators, support staff and after school clubs are fantastic,challenging, and eclectic. We appreciate the environment very much, and are thankful that this school exists.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2012
My child will not be attending this school for high school. The school charges you for everything little thing and the teachers have issues. Some of the things a couple of the teachers have told my daughter/class in regards to their personal lives is ridiculous and more than what I care for my daughter to know.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2012
As a parent of a OSS student it has been great to see my child eager to participate,grow in knowledge, and confidence. The Teachers are the best in their field of studies and methodology. Orlando Science School is a Wonderful safe and futuristic learning environment!

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2012
Orlando Science Middle High Charter School is #1. This is going to be my son's third year at this school and I'm very happy with son's education .The teacher's are well prepare and highly educated I give this school five thumbs up. Soon my two daughter's will be going to Orlando Science Elementary School" so excited" .Thank you so much to all the Staff,Teacher's and"Principal" for every thing that you do for my kid's .. :)

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2012
I just love this school, I wouldn't dream of sending my daughters to any other school. The only thing I wish they had more of is music and drama as classes not after school club. Other than that I wouldn't change a thing.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2012
School exceeds my expectations of a higher level academics achievement school. I am concerned about some of the disciplinary actions when it comes to bullying.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2012
I have 2 children currently enrolled and they love it! Teaching staff, Administration are all wonderful. I can't wait for them to open up an Elementary School!

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2012
When I was looking to find a middle school for my son that met the standards of education that would meet his needs, the only one that topped my search was OSS. OSS not only met the standards of education at a high level in Math & Sciences, it exceeded the standards in every area of study! The school has a competitive spirit and students are encouraged to participate in areas of interests that allow for them to explore and showcase their talents. As a working parent, it's a little difficult to volunteer as much as I'd like to, as the volunteer support is usually required during the school day. OSS is a great school! I'm very proud to be the parent of an OSS student!

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2012
My daughter began this school over a year ago and we both love it. The school encourages the children to sign up for clubs and there are plenty of them. They have also opened up more clubs throughout the year. The school staff is awesome to work with as they encourage a positive relationship with teachers and administrators. The projects assigned are fair and encourage analytical thinking. The only thing I will say is that they need to provide breakfast in the morning since it is the most important meal of the day, but other than that we love the school and look forward to another year at OSS. It s a safe learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2012
OSS is a great place for children who need a good environment to learn the importance of learning. The teachers are always involved in the students progress, Ms. Becc at the front desk is the key person that keeps all together. the principal shows commitment to a higher level of academy. I am so happy I made the decision to bring my son to this school, he has grown and matured and really, really enjoys going to school.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2012
Best school and staff in Florida State. Al teaches are very helpful and hey give all their time for kids.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2012
i recommend this school to other parents. From the start my daughter has been very motivated. Until now I can say that the school is very good and my daughter is doing very well in school.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2012
This is an excellent school. I know everything my son does during school hours. All the teachers are there to help any students. Every school should be the same as Orlando Science Middle High Charter School. I can say this is just simply beautiful. I love the school. Thank you for giving my son the best education.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2012
I love OSS MS. The teachers and staff do a great job with my son. The teachers are very involved in giving feedback. Soon, my three daughters will be attending the elementary school, and I am so excited about that!!! Ms. Becc is amazing, she is so efficient and on the ball. She answers the phone with a smile on her face! Thank you for all you do.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2012
The Teachers' dedication at Orlando Science School is unmatched. The curriculum is challenging and the academic clubs offered expose the students to advanced science, robotics, foreign languages and many other subjects. The opportunites the students at Orlando Science have are unprecedented.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2012
OSS is a great school. I chose this school for my daughter to attend because of the Math and Science program. The teachers are knowledgeable and go the extra mile to help student who may have difficulty with their studies. The principal and adminstrative staff also take special interest in all the chilldren attending OSS. The weekly newsletter is very informative about school events.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2012
I have always tried to do the best I can for my child and I have found it at OSS. The staff are incredible and go out of their way to make sure that my child is getting the best education possible. If you want the best than look no further than OSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2012
This is a remarkable school. It is a caring community of skilled and academically talented people who allow my child opportunities unparalleled in Florida. I am a tenured associate professor of ethics, and have long been concerned about the preparation most students receive toward success in college. I can say, without a doubt, that my child is being prepared fully, and will benefit greatly from this experience. I could not responsibly support her attending any other school in Central Florida.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2012
I am always searching for the best school options for my children. This is our first year here and love it. All the good remarks and scores are well deserved. Great club choices, teacher and staff involvement. Smaller numbers allows for better school moral and control. Glad we found this school. We are here to stay.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2012
This is by far the best school my child has attended. The teachers care about each and every student and help them to achieve their potential. I would highly recommend this school! Thank you teachers and administrators.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2012
My daughter started at OSS this year as a 6th grader. The teachers at her elementary school recommended OSS and so we checked it out.We were so relieved to find a school that we could feel comfortable sending her to. From the start the teachers and faculty have been amazing. They are always willing to help, even setting up tutor times for students that need that extra help. There is always something going on to boost school spirit and keep both students and parents involved. I have never had a question that my daughter is safe while attending OSS. That was frankly my biggest worry about sending her to a regular middle school in Orange county. The schools are known for the bullying and chaos. At OSS she is able to learn what she needs to be a success without worrying about the drama. We also found out that OSS will be adding elementary school next year. So of course my younger daughter will be attending. Thank you OSS principle, teachers, and staff for making a great learning enviroment for our kids. I know you work very hard to create the atmosphere of learning and family our kids experience everyday. I truly appreciate all you do!

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2012
Not very often will you meet such a nice dedicated team, the children's well being is at the forefront of their concerns, the education and life skill they will gain here are second to none.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2011
This school is terrible. The food there is always cold, the teachers barely speak english, the bathrooms are dirty, broken lockers, and rarely wax the floors.

- submitted by a community member
July 12, 2011
Since we have moved around, my sons have assisted to various public and private schools. Orlando Science Schools is the best school my family has experienced. The schools have surpassed all of our expectations. No only my son has learned to his full potential, he actually enjoys going to school and he do not want to leave in the afternoons. The great dedication of the faculty and staff can not be described by words, it can only be experienced. The excellence in education doesn t stop at the class room, their Science Olympiad team competed at a national level in just their 3 years of competition; the school also hosts a Science Olympiad tournament. In the first year of robotics First Lego League competition, the school hosted a robotics tournament and advanced to their regional event.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2011
OSS is a great school that challenges students especially in Math and Science. There are great after school programs like Science Olympiad, Math Olympiad, Drama Club, Odyessey of the Mind and many more. All the teachers stay after school to run these programs and help students. The teachers will even come in on the weekend on their own time to help students. It seems to have almost no bullying at this school. And it is great if you need a school that you can afford (free) to get your child a great education.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2011
GREAT SCHOOL. TEACHERS ARE VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND DEDICATED. IT WAS THE BEST DECISION I EVER MADE REGARDING MY DAUGHTER'S EDUCATION. STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THIS SCHOOL TO PARENTS.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2011
Overall, Orlando Science Middle School is a great school. My daughter's elementary school gifted teacher suggested this school for my daughter because it challenges her and although it has been a challenge, she still manages to keep her record of all A's and one B

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2011
OSS is the best school you can find if you don't have the money to send your kids to a private school but still want your kids to achieve great academically. The teachers are awesome, it seems to me that they are working 24/7. Not only do they spend a lot of time with gifted kids, they also reach out for the kids who have difficulty in their study. OSS's science olympiad team is wonderful, with dedicate coaches and the team made it to the National Science Olympiad this year! What a great achivement for a young school! The only drawback is that you have to send your kid to the school everyday. But only dedicated parents and kids can make it so we know how attactive the shool is!

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2011
Orlando Science Schools is one of the best schools in Florida, hosting academic competitions tear-round, along with a newly developing sports program thrown into the mix. The principals are often seen in hallways, checking, greeting students, and sending out friendly warnings about any violations to the dress code. If your scores are high enough, you will be placed into an advanced class, taking above grade level courses to accelerate your education. I was satisfied with my time in OSS.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2011
Orlando Science School is just what my child needed. The school is a close knit "community" and its' teachers and staff take a personal interest in every child who attends. I too believe they are on the clock 24/7. I have never observed teachers work so hard to encourage and educate the children in their school. Thumbs up to Orlando Science School! and Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2011
ORLANDO SCIENCE SCHOOL. ONE OF THE BEST! TWO DAUGHTERS 8TH AND 6TH GRADES. BEST TEACHERS!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2011
OSS revitalized my kids interest in math and science,I felt they were not being challanged enough in the traditional public school setting.They enjoy the individualized treatment afforded by the smaller class sizes. The school plans well learning activities outside of the classroom giving the students "real world" learning outcomes. I love the diverse student population,it gives my kids the opportunity to learn and respect other cultures and ethnicities.Overall I give the Orlando Science Charter School a big "thumbs up!"

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2011
I don't have enough words to describe how well this school performs. Never could I have imagined such a superior public school. This school is superior to any school I have had my daughter in and unfortunately there have been many. This school makes me feel like we have finally found a truly exceptional school. Here is what you will find: Very attentive teachers and staff, warm and friendly reception, your child will have to work hard, homework (even on weekends). Simply put my daughter is encouraged to do her best and to fight for a better future. The numerous clubs available allow for a well rounded kid! Love this school!

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2011
My son has attended OSS for 2 years and has had a positive experience. The teachers are dedicated to the students learning and are very accessible for communication. My daughter will be attending this coming school year.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2011
If you are an interested parent and your child is academically focused. this is the school for you. If you are not and you know your child is not , please keep your child away from other children who want to learn and DO NOT bring your child to this school. This school is awesome and the staff is great.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2011
Our child transferred to OSS in 8th grade from a college preparatory school. OSS's staff and teachers are offering their students the best approach to education: a balanced academic curriculum, challenging extracurricular programs and clubs, and complimentary tutoring for those who need the additional instruction. Somehow they make learning fun, while motivating the students to greater heights of achievement. OSS deserves to cost a fortune! We could not think of a better school and only wish we would have found it earlier.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2011
Our daughter is in her second year and continues to experience an academic and social setting sure to prepare her for any high school or college. These teachers are dedicated beyond measure! This consistant interest in learning is projected to both students and parents. We continue to see the student/parent involvement rise. It is very much like a middle-school-family. We have an upcoming 6th grader and she too will attend OSMS. We are thankful to have it available to us.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2011
Fanatastic middle/high school. Small class sizes, individual attention. The teachers, administration, and staff go way beyond what is expected of them. This school should be a model that is followed by all other schools.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2011
This is our first year at OSS and we are thrilled! The classes are small - 15 kids in my son's 6th grade class - and academically rigorous. The teachers and administration are very friendly. They take teaching very seriously, but somehow they make it fun. Parents are involved in all aspects of the school. All grades are online so you can check your student's progress any time. Bullying has not been an issue here. The worst part about this school is that there is so much great stuff to do that my son can't participate in all of it ~ LOL. There's Science Olympiad, Math Olympiad, Lego Robotics, Future City, Odyssey of the MInd, Solar Cars, the list goes on and on. If you go to their web page you will see all the clubs & activities, there are several pages of them. Uniforms make my life easy, and there is always a potluck dinner or sleepover party (known as "lock-ins") or barbeque or something going on. With OSS I feel like my son is getting a private school education for a public school price. It is a joy to hear my son say every morning, "Hurry up mom, I don't want to be late for school!"

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2010
This school has a wonderful director,staff and curriculum. It can use all the support it can get. It is a wonderful school in many ways!

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2010
This is my daughters first year at Orlando Science School and even though it is the beginning of the school year, we are thrilled! My daughter loves her teachers and classes. It is obvious that the teachers and staff are highly dedicated to the school and their students. Teachers are quick to respond to you (some have answered emails on the weekend). If you are looking for a great college prep school that is geared towards Math and Science and is culturally diverse then this is the school for your child. We could not be more pleased. My daughter is being challenged and loves it! This school is all about getting a good education. They encourage parental involvement and want parents to be involved in clubs if possible. Their online system for parents and students leaves no doubt about homework/due dates/grades. We need more schools like this.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2010
Well where should I start!!!! It seem like a good idea and a challenge for a student that had excel academically until she joined OSMS. Even though because of my parenting skills and support she has done ok her conduct and attitude has change because of the lack of understanding and the lack of leadership the Assistant principal and a so call principal that is never available to parents. Students are micromanaged. There is no breathing time for students even their lunch period is managed. Students are not able to mingle or socialize with other students other than the 10-15 in their classroom. If you are looking for military reform and are willing to be at the school advocating for your child 24-7 then this is the way to go. Don't get me started on professors that can't control their 15 student classroom.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
This school is a great choice for the bright middle schooler who isn't ready for, or interested in, the huge public middle school. Academics are good and the homework load is very reasonable. The unifrom policy makes my life easier. The school has great field trips too -- from Atlanta to Istanbul!! I have been pleased overall. My only complaint is that there are a number of trouble-making students and the school is small enough that its impossible to avoid them. I wish the troublesome kids would get expelled,

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 05, 2010
I think this school gives a lot of opportunities to its students. Extra curricular and after school programs are vey rich. School had a lot of science and math Olympiad achievements in a very short time and my daughter loves the teachers at school. It is definitely for students who like math and science.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2010
I think this school is not good for my child, because they do not understand the turkish people's accents, and becuase the students are not learning, all they are doing is coming home with refferals,conduct points,and bad grades. I have recived 5 calls in a week for no reason because the teachers are being ridiculous and unreasonable. My child is getting a lower grade in their classes. My child is not coming to this school next year and they are getting a bad permenent record, because of the ridiculous conduct points, teachers, and refferals for no reasons.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2009
I believe this school is OK. I have experienced the fact that the teachers don't care about how the student's feel. Many teacher are un-fair with their diceisions, and some are very rude at times. You have to be very cautious when putting your student in this school. Besides all it's faults, the school has good extra-curriculars, and has a very different ethnicities all around. As for the uniforms, you are not allowed to express even an ounce of yourself.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 07, 2009
It is the science and math focused school. Students gave got lots of medals from different competitions. Teachers and parents are hand in hand to build better education for the children. I love OSMS.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2009
This is my son's 2nd year at OSMS,and already has had wonderful experiences . The classes are very challenging,and the teachers really care about the students. I would highly recommend it. It is a great school

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
It's a really good school that focuses on education and is doing a good job of preparing its students for college.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2009
This school provides a great curriclem,but has HORRIBLE amounts of homework. This might not be the case in the non college preparatory classes though. The food is not the promised land,but you are allowed to bring anything you want to lunch! The school is a nice learning environment and provides a nice experience. Still,it is lacking in choice of classes.

- submitted by a student
no rating August 27, 2009
My daughter attended this school the 2008-2009 school year, which was their first year. If you have a child with disabilities, I don't recommend this school. My daughter's FCAT math went down to a 1. They need more teacher's that our children can understand.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2009
I am very proud to be an OSMS teacher. OSMS has very professional and friendly environment.

- submitted by a teacher
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Orlando Science Middle High Charter School
2427 Lynx Lane, Orlando, FL  32804
(407) 253-7304
Last modified Orlando Science Middle High Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades 6-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Orlando Science Middle High Charter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 99 reviews. Top