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2500 West Taft Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32837

(407) 816-5600
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August 04, 2014
I am currently a junior at freedom & the staff is horrible the teachers don't care if you fail or pass they're still getting paid. One of my teachers was out of school for 3 months because she was pregnant, meanwhile we had substitutes and did nothing but read books and I still got an F on my report card. I even emailed her but no response

- submitted by a community member
March 12, 2014
this school is the only school that have very few honors classes.they mainly push you to do ap so they can get money.

- submitted by a student
November 02, 2013
Do not enroll your child into to Monticello Program; it is a scam. The school gets money for how many students take an AP class, regardless if they fail. So they load up the children on AP classes with incompetent teachers. In my Sophomore year, my AP World History teacher did not teach us the formatting for essays (half the AP test were essays), so imagine my shock upon hearing from my friend attending another school that there was a specific format. Needless to say, I did not get a score I wanted, and almost the whole class recieved 2s and 3s. (Most colleges only accept 4s and 5s for college credit). The administration does not care if you are failing, and even when I requested to be removed from the program, they refused. All of my friends in IB at Cypress passed all their AP exams and many got 5s. I regret choosing Monticello.

- submitted by a community member
October 23, 2013
The first impression a parent gets of the school is from the school receptionist. Freedom High School makes the best first impression all due to the fantastic receptionist! I have never been in that lobby without hearing a warm greeting from her and seeing her smiling. I've been in a lot of schools and been treated very poorly by the lobby staff - this is by far the most friendly, welcoming, and caring environment I've experienced. Great job FHS! You hired a winner!

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
I wish the school would utilize their website. As a parent trying to find out information about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities for my child, cost of tickets for an event, etc., this site is useless. The calendar of events has been blank since school started three months ago. You have to call the school with every single question because there are no newsletters. They assume all students are in quiet classrooms during announcements and that is the only way to obtain information.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2013
As a parent of a junior, I wish I has not fallen for the Monticello mumbo jumbo. It is a ploy to excite parents and little else. My daughter has fallen behind and there is no support from the teachers or the administration. I have fought to get her out of AP classes and almost taken her out of the school all together. There is nothing to the Monticello program. Send your kids to the IB program at Cypress if they are academically gifted.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2012
I am currently a Sophomore in this school. I so far enjoy this school. It had many mixed students with a lot of different ethnics. Our school has a one strong principle. He organizes everything, and doesn't do anything unfair. Teachers, are always good. They don't teach us with low grade stuff. They will teach us with what we are supposed to to in that year. For instance, reading is important this year, so all the English plan their way to get us pass the FCAT.

- submitted by a student
October 14, 2011
I'm thinking about relocating to Orlando next year and looking for a high school for my daughter. I'm truly impressed with what I've read so far

- submitted by a community member
March 16, 2011
School is clean and safe looking. One of my daughter graduated with little complain. The past two years I'm hearing complains of many student and my other daughter on lack of communication and possible profiling on certain students. I can tell you I did not get a fast email respond and/or phone call message return from ??? until I requested front desk office to pass me to someone I can speak too (I have Email/calls to show if anyone questions me). Dress code is getting out of hand, to my understanding certain students are getting picked on and on some for what seems proper dressing but not to the school. My daughter called me in to school for a dress code, which I had to snap a picture of because her shorts was up to the proper level. The school personal complaint was the hole on the bottom (styled at proper level) which is covered and you cannot see skin. My understanding, many students have been moved to other schools for low grades. The school is a "A" and they want to keep it that way. So I filed a compalint with Florida Education Department. Their are other issues I've heard from and about student. !Speak up and stop the bulling!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2010
I got expelled from freedom in august of 2009, I felt a bit mistreated but then again who wouldn't in my position, Freedom is a nice school, you have a mix of all different ethnic back rounds that attend there as well, But after my expulsion i had to take online courses (FLVS) which i am still taking (2 year expulsion). All of my buddies say that they wouldn't think twice about making the transition (They Obviously Don't Like The Administrators). Im saying, if your reading this and have problems with freedom, Withdrawal and take online courses. It's not worth trying to work things out with the school.

- submitted by a student
September 13, 2010
My son is a Sophomore and very involved in the arts and music programs. he has caring teachers, is motivated (cant get him to come home some days) and would not dream of going anywhere else. I got a call from the 10th grade counselor today and was impressed by her dedication and courtesy. The campus is clean and my son feels safe there. Only problem so far was his math teacher last year-he did not seem to get along with her but other than that, we are glad we stayed.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2010
I m currently a junior at Freedom and I have to say I love it here. The guidance department is well run, though there are strict rules to abide by, but it is for the best. I personally don t like most of the rules but we are still kids and discipline is necessary. Otherwise who would be running the school? I would like to say, most parents that leave their reviews aren't speaking their mind but more of their child's. With that being said most kids speak of the bad and not the good, to their parents. This then affects the view of the school in their parents mind. The school is excellent; the students are very diverse but great, though my only concern is that we have many 'older' teachers that should have been done with their careers by now. But this isn t the schools fault, its the public schooling system.

- submitted by a student
January 13, 2010
My son is currently a senior there. I have very mixed feelings about this school. I am happy to see the foucs on getting more kids into Advanced and AP courses, instead of just on the lower performing students. My son does feel comfortable and safe there. I think the new principal is a real improvement, and give him kudos for bringing the grade up to a B. However I think he is very out of touch with reality with some things, as exhibited by his ban on PDA - come on, these are teenagers - what do you think they do after school? My biggest complaint is that there is almost no guidance provided to get the kids ready for college. The counselors will advise if asked, but there are no guidelines or timelines to let the students know when they should be taking tests and filling out applications,

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 13, 2010
My duaghter goes to freedom and she say,'I am a junior at freedom and proud to say i hate it there.If i had the choice to leave i would. Most of the teachers are okay. The administration isnt so well. We get in trouble for the littlest things. The principal, dont like at all! Freedom shouldnt be called Freedom, because theres no Freedom what so ever.'

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2010
This school is exceptionally high in its standards and my children are in a safe environment. I don't like the ghetto schools so to parents out there pondering on the idea, make that decision to place your child there you wont be disappointed. My daughters self esteem went up so high from being here and all students and staff are very friendly. My son likes photography and daughter love drama and chorus she feels she can truly express herself and teachers have the students best interest at heart.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 29, 2009
Its a great school. the teachers are awesome, the school itself looks very nice and everything is very under control

- submitted by a student
June 02, 2009
I have/had 3 students at FHS. The difficulties for this school's administrators (besides the typical for all large high schools) is the multi-cultural challenges. The school has a large 'english as a second language' group coming from South America and the carib. Helping non english speaking kids integrate and learn is a challenge. The population tends to separate along those lines creating two schools, and I think it's the main reason this school rates poorly on FCAT. Regarding the last posters comment about teachers; I agree. Quality of teachers at the High School level is disappointing. However, I wouldn't single out FHS on that. This is a problem for all public schools everywhere. Union tenure is more important than performance and you typically find older 'worn out' teachers in the High Schools. Administrators have their hands tied.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 01, 2009
FHS has been a huge disappointment to us. After spending 2 years at Hunter's Creek Middle school where they have an A rating and MAGNIFICENT teachers; you'd think the local high school would have some of that too. NOT! There are teachers that shouldn't be teaching but when I told the administration there is a problem with the curriculum and that my child was not learning anything, I was told to work it out with the teacher! That's all my child needs. There are too many more issues to mention now. Thankfully my child will have dual enrollment next year and will only have to be at the school for half the day. I'm sure these issues exist at other schools but this school should be far better than it is located where it is.

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May 26, 2009
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May 05, 2009
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no rating November 23, 2008
This school has it together and the B Rating is comijng soon!

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November 02, 2008
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April 24, 2008
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April 07, 2008
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March 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2008
I think the school shows a sincere concern for the students becoming life long learners.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
My overall opinion of Freedom High School is that it is a good school. However, every year there seems to be a problem with the teaching staff -not enough teachers and then students are forced to 'double up' their classes. We need more honor and advanced classes and possibly a 'magnet program'. Teachers need to give out more homework assignments at least from Monday thru Thursday (there's too many nights that my child has no homework assignments). I think we have enough art classes as well as sports and extracurricular activities for the students to be involved in. What we really need to make Freedom High School 'a top notch school' is more involvement from all the parents. We need to have 'standing room only' for any sports and/or extracurricular events'. If we want more from our children, we have to give more as parents - we lead by example.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
July 24, 2006
For a school that is only three years, I think Freedom has really improved. It takes a lot to make a school successful and we're making progress. The new principal has a very strong hold on what an outstanding school should look like and is bringing FHS to that level. Discipline is continuing to work through their kinks and making FHS a safer place. There are some weak teachers, but you have weak teachers at every school; the principal is working really hard on increasing professional development and weeding out inefficient teachers. Parent involvement is very low and needs to increase in order for this school to be all it could be!

- submitted by a teacher
June 29, 2006
Both my kids haveand are still going to Freedom. The school is great, it is safe also. The only concern I have is that the teachers seem to have burn out syndrome sorry to say.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2006
School is a little below an average public school. Many inexperienced teachers. However, ther are some very good teachers. Parents should monitor their students teachers if they want to insure their student is getting a good education. Freedom has many Advanced Level classes if you have a highly motivated student. These teachers are, for the most part, very proficient. Freedom needs improvements. It is a relatively new school, but should not still be plagued by many of thier 'new school' problems. It seems to be taking a while to work out the kinks. My child will more than likely not go to Freedom High School.

- submitted by a teacher
February 23, 2006
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- submitted by a administrator
February 13, 2006
School is terrible, adminstration seems to think its some sort of dictatorship, serious problem with the principal.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2006
I can see a positive difference happening this year at FHS.

- submitted by a former student
January 20, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
January 10, 2006
I think it is a very good school. I also think that they could improve the music and art programs. The quality of the academic program is on par with other schools. I would like them to have more involvement with helping students deciding which college or even if they should go to college.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2005
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December 06, 2005
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- submitted by a student
November 22, 2005
This school has had some problems with discipline; and while there are some good teachers, some seem to lack the enthusiasm for teaching. There have also have been problems with 'vacant' classrooms, were there are no teachers.

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October 25, 2005
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September 25, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
September 16, 2005
Great school and staff looks great and is pretty new.

- submitted by a student
August 26, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2005
Nice programs, very nice staff, pretty good school in nice area and deserves better than a C.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
Freedom is a great school, every school has problems atleast ours are on a small scale compaired to others we are quite crowed this year at 4,000 students. The new principal Mr. Brown WOW he's AWESOME!!! I see many positive things happening this year. We need parent involvement, come on parents your kids are almost going off to college, you don't have much time left, enjoy them while you can. They are the future let's help them be their best by supporting them all the way.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2005
Great principal! Good teachers!

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August 04, 2005
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July 30, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2005
The first 2 years were a little rocky with teacher changes and policy changes but the new principal seems to have his head on straight and seems to want a fair, balanced learning environment. Hopefully there won't be as much favoritism.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
July 17, 2005
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June 20, 2005
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June 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2005
A great school with many extracurricular activities. The teacher quality is awesome.

- submitted by a student
May 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2005
A technologically advanced school that offers high end curriculum as well as serving the exceptional education student in a comprehensive and well organized environment. Great teachers, staff and very supportive administration foster an atmosphere in which any willful student can achieve academic success and have a positive high school experience.

- submitted by a administrator
March 30, 2005
Teachers are not keeping parents updated. Most of the time they really don't know what's going on in their classrooms. Lots of gangs and crime. I took my son out of there after the 6th month of being there.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2005
My overall opinion of this school is definately not positive. However, I can see a marked improvement over last year. The level of violence is still out of control and they really cannot adequately guarantee our children's safety while attending.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2005
School looks like a prison to most students. Adminstration is very dis-respectful and troublesome. Go to Cypress or Oak if possible.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2004
It seems to me that Freedom had a successful first year. I appreciate the teachers that consistently use the K12Planet as it makes it possible to keep up with my children's academic schedules and grades. I would hope that all teachers would make the effort to use it. In my opinion, the teacher quality is strong which is encouraging to see at the high school level. It is a diverse school population which I am glad about because I want my children exposed to different cultures. Keep up the good school environment!

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2004
The only concern I have in this school so far is that student can skip class stay inside the school stay on the restroom doing I don't know what, without any consecuent in short term.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2004
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Freedom High School
2500 West Taft Vineland Road, Orlando, FL  32837
(407) 816-5600
Last modified Freedom High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Freedom High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 64 reviews. Top