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1250 Reed Canal Road
Port Orange, FL 32129

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(386) 322-5600
(386) 506-0001
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September 26, 2015
I used to go to Spruce Creek, doing the IB program there, and it was horrible! The students were mean, the work load was too much, and I had to take public transport to school every day because, even with all the money being pumped to that school, they don't have enough to send a bus out for the out of zone IB kids. You know, the kids who are the only reason that school is an A school. So, I transferred and came to Atlantic, and I haven't regretted it. The students are much kinder, and welcomed me with open arms. The classes are much easier to understand, and are taught by teachers who actually care and actually like their job. At Atlantic, everyone here has a passion and are proud to be a Shark. It's like a home away from home, and I will definitely be proud to graduate in my teal cap and gown come 2016.

- submitted by a student

August 11, 2014
I think that Ms. Marcks is a great administrator, and even though I left the school I could see the changes she was making. She knows how to treat and speak to her employees. I hope the school thrives.

- submitted by a community member

October 13, 2010
The teacher student ratio is wonderful, my child received one on one time with each teacher. The staff at Atlantic really care about each individual student!

- submitted by a parent

September 21, 2010
This school is the absolute worse. I am in class right now, using the computer. Do you think the teachers care? NO they don't. The students are horrible, they pick & tease on kids that are different. Drug activity and poorly and skimpy dressed girl are all you will ever see here. They truly live up to their UNDERDOG reputation. I hate to admit that I go here.

- submitted by a student

September 21, 2010
The folks at Atlantic are friendly and welcoming. The campus is well maintained.

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February 03, 2009
My child has attended Atlantic High School for each of his 4 years. The staff has been nothing short of impressive. My son has participated in multiple sports and activities in which the Teachers have been supportive and the leadership there under Mr. Pagano has always been superb.

- submitted by a parent

July 18, 2008
this school is seriously my favorite school! The teachers are great. Even the people are nice. Everyone there is so friendly i would not leave that school even if i was paid to leave i wouldn't :] Go Sharks!

- submitted by a student

August 29, 2007
I love Atlantic High School! When my daughter 1st entered the school I didn't want her to attend the school, I was very unsure about the blocking program. After a few weeks of her attendance, she had blossomed. She couldn't wait to go to school and for her this was a major difference. She was on honor roll 3 out of the 4 semesters, something that had never happened to her before. She had teachers that took the time to make sure that she understood the math and never let her leave until she knew it. This is something that never happened even after years of paying tutors, she understood math and began to love it!! I also would like to say how much as a parent it means to see the principals standing out front welcoming the students as they approach the school.

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2007
Atlantic High School has been a nightmare! My son will not be returning to Atlantic High School. They've done enough damage.

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July 18, 2007
I moved to Florida in 1997 from West Virginia and attended AHS. What a culture shock! The student diversity is great, but as with any 2000+ student high school, there are plenty of rotten apples. Atlantic offers a ton of extracurricular activities and venues for student exploration, but they don't advertise them as they should (for shy students like I was to get the nerve to join new clubs and events). Overall safety is good. They routinely bring bomb- and drug- sniffing dogs, keep suspicious activity in check, and have strictly upheld policies. I suggest AHS to anyone who wants a wide variety of opportunities to pursue. Parent involvement was minimal when I was there; it may have changed. Class of 2000!

- submitted by a student

November 04, 2006
we have a senior this year and a sophomore...atlantic has been a fabulous place..we have found the teachers extremely willing to communicate and help us...(.let's face it; if the child isn't completely willing to make his/her high school experience positive and obey the rules) it'll be difficult...as far as being prepared for college I feel completely confident..we were constantly urged to pursue harder and harder classes for that reason...this is an excellent school with great leadership and very, very innovative teachers.

- submitted by a parent

July 21, 2006
Atlantic High School is a unique educational experience. Atlantic provides students a high quality education as well as excellent extracurricular activies. As a graduate of Atlantic, I strongly disagree with the critic who stated their family members were not ready for college. In my college experience thus far, I have found that the excellent teachers at Atlantic prepared me very well for college years. Atlantic also offers students a unique opportunity with the Academy of Law & Government as well as a new academy opening this year related to the field of education. Atlantic also has an outstanding principal, guidance department, and activities director. Go Sharks!

- submitted by a student

September 16, 2005
Atlantic is a great school, there is a variety of educational programs and awesome teachers. The students are very open-minded and the teachers are too. The academic are vary wildly. There are programs for everyone from AP and DE classes to Honors classes and regular classes that are less challenging. Extracurricular activities are in abundance at Atlantic. Kids are encuraged to join many different activities/sports/ and clubs. Parents are very involved, but it tends to be the same parents that are always involved. All in all Atlantic is a great school and anyone should be happy to send their student there.

- submitted by a student

February 17, 2005
Atlantic High School has beautiful intentions yet they do not take there time to abide by them. Insted they focus on nessecity and punishment more than anything. Teachers would consistantly nagg about technology rather than worry about the important things like the education. My kids and there friends also have issues with dress code. All clubs are great they just need a more up to date band director and they could recruite more members its only twenty band members including auxilary!!! Kids dont really have a say unless they have a 2.0 meaning to me that if you are stupid you dont have anything to say. Yes, students should maintain an sertian GPA but they should also be able to voicethere opinion. Thank you and God bless you!

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March 23, 2004
I am a soon to be a parent of a student attending Atlantic and I would like to say, in response to one critique, that I have a niece who graduted Suma Cum Laude and is attending Stetson University. She is a straight 'A' student and was well prepared for college. So in response, I think that the kids that weren't ready for college in that critique, did not put enough time and effort into their studies in high School.

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February 23, 2004
Atlantic High School is in many ways a wonderfull school although after graduating 2 nieces, 1 nephew, 2 sons with 2 more attending now, it is lacking in its class curriculum. We have found that the four block schedule is hurting our kids. They are all A students and do not come out ready to face college level studies. They all have had trouble in the first year of college. We also don't understand the constant change of head coaches in all the s sports. 5 football, 3 basketball, 3 wrestling, 4 baseball and so on what is with the administrtion, why they can't keep coaches?

- submitted by a parent

October 03, 2003
this is shakeema and i wanted to say atlantic is the best school in datona beach! love this school

- submitted by a community member

September 02, 2003
I'm a student, and I love our school! I hated school until I became a student at Atlantic. Our teachers are the best, our school is the cleanest school in Dayton!

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Atlantic High School
1250 Reed Canal Road, Port Orange, FL  32129
(386) 322-5600
Last modified Atlantic High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Atlantic High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top