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Riviera Beach, FL
Students enrolled: 177

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251 West 11th Street
Riviera Beach, FL 33404

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(561) 841-7600
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April 30, 2015
My child has gone to RBMA for 4 years and is a graduating senior this year.The staff at RBMA are very caring and giving of their time and devotion both to the school and the students. There are many opportunities to learn new things , earn certificstions all the while enjoying your time at RBMA and being recognized for your accomplishments. This school has plans to continue growing yet never loses site of the students needs and goals. This school stays on top of things with constant communication reminding students what is required and what needs to be completed. I am glad my son chose this school for his high school education i will miss them for a few years till my next child enters but would like to say i couldn't be more proud of my son who is now a young man, RBMA and the education and opportunities they provide, The caring teachers and staff that help meet the students needs on a daily basis and to all the businesses that work along with RBMA. Kim Leaver

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April 14, 2015
This is my daughters first year. Love it. What a change in teaching. Excellent teachers!!! Mrs hicks the principal is hands on. Knows all her students. Very involved with parents. Mrs daniels does a great job of keeping everything running smooth. If you are looking for a small maritime school this is the one. I am just si happy for mt daughter. Please come check out the schiil and meet some parents. Im not the only on that feels this way. If you want your child ti have the best educa try uin. Loom no further

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October 08, 2014
This school is one of the best kept secret in Palm Beach County. As a business owner and parent I can see the passion the staff has for teaching the students that attend. Over the years I have followed and watched this school take what little they have and give back to the students and the surrounding community 210%+. The teachers and staff members really care and want these students t to be successful in years to come and that is evident through their interaction with the students and the individual time they take out of their day to make sure that happens. The children that attend this school are not a number, not just another student, they are recognized as individuals with goals and personality that make that student who they are. The staff at RBMA strives every day to do the best they can to educate and guide these students in direction to make those goals and dreams a reality for the students. There is a saying "You can not judge a book by it cover", I encourage any one who has a child that will be attending 9th grade in the upcoming years to not just look on line at this school, but go there. Talk to the staff, meet the students you will not be disappointed..

- submitted by a parent

November 05, 2012
As a parent I can say that this school has NOT helped my child be college ready. As I was inquiring at another school, when I mentioned what school my child attended, the school official laughed and stated they have heard all of the horror stories of this school. They also warned me that students transferring from RBMA most likely will have a hard time "catching up". It is true that your child's progress is based on $ you donate. The most telling sign about this school was the open house we attended before the school year began. Two-thirds of the faculty was dressed as if they lived on the streets. What a horrible representation to our children. How do you expect a child to respect you when you dress like trash! This school is a joke. AP classes are a joke. Discipline is a joke! Don't call and talk to the principal, you won't get a word in edgewise. Your opinion does not count here.

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2012
This is an awesome school. Two of my four kids attend, and the other two will be starting there next year. The teachers really care about the students and their learning. This is one of a handful of "A" rated high schools in Palm Beach County (which was acheived during a four day school week)! With their small student body (150 students), the teachers have smaller classroom sizes & go ABOVE & BEYOND to assist struggling students. Their PTO is active and hosts quite a few events thoughout the year (Spaghetti Dinner, Super Bowl Tailgate Party etc.) My son is in the SCUBA club, but they also have the ROV (underwater robotics) club, Fishing club, Garden Club, Computer club & the National Technical Honor Society (which my daughter is a member of). They also have a floating classroom (large boat which they take out often) & many trips they take to Peace River, Venice Beach, Sea World and even the Florida Keys! They have a bus schedule, that is strategically placed around the county to get our children to and from school safely. I am confident that my kids are learning what is necessary for them to attend a good university!

- submitted by a parent

January 14, 2012
I would not send your child to this school!We made this terrible mistake and I would hate for other caring parents to do the same...Let's start with the Principal, Mrs. Hicks.My experience dealing with her was shocking to say the least.She speaks to you as if you are having a conversation on the "streets".She is not professional or consistant at all.She makes all the decisions regarding the student body.She makes choices based upon parents who give $ to the school.The teachers and very limited staff do not make any decisions pertaining the students. The students wear their pants hanging off their bottoms.The students are rough and the environment of the school is poor.The children eat lunch outside in the heat...This is not a good school, please do a surprise walk of the school during operating hours and you can make an informed decision yourself.I rate this school one star for a couple of good teachers.Also you will see random students hanging around the school while class is in session.They do not have any consistency with rules for the students.

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no rating
April 19, 2010
Unfortunately my family and I have had to move around a lot these past few years. RBMA is the first school my son has really felt comfortable at. He has made friends easily and has been excelling in academics. I highly recommend the school to anyone who does not want their child to just be another number out of the 1000s in the schools.

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April 15, 2010
I am a parent of a student at RBMA. He has only been there for this year and has adjusted well. He seems to like his teachers and they seem to like him. He feels that his science classes are chalenging and likes his boat and yacht classes (he built a boat today and says it is quite the experience). If you are interested in marine related fields, this is the place for you.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 24, 2010
This school is the WORST when it comes to education. The teachers are interested in what goes on outside the school, rather than teaching the children. Good luck with getting your kid into a fine college if they go to Riviera Beach Maritime Academy!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 11, 2010
This school is great, has 147 students (2/10/2010) very small teacher/student ratio. Active PTO, great learning field trips, a 40' floating classroom, active teachers and staff. Great for children who want to learn about maritime studies and boat/yatch building and repair.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 02, 2009
If your child is truly interested in the Maritime Industry, I would consider enrolling them into the academy, as it's a great school if the child has those interests. I think some students enroll just so they don't have to attend the overcrowded public high schools, which disrupts the learning environment for those students who are interested in Maritime academics. The students do have the opportunities for fishing, boating, and club days, all which make learning enjoyable. Yes, to sending your child their if they have the interest, other non-interested students...need not apply. The school has small enrollment (150 approx.) of both boys and girls. Nice small class sizes, uniforms are worn, teachers all seem interested in education, and administration does a good job.

- submitted by a parent

February 18, 2009
It is a fun school with many extra-cirricular activities.

- submitted by a student
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Riviera Beach Maritime Academy
251 West 11th Street, Riviera Beach, FL  33404
(561) 841-7600
Last modified Riviera Beach Maritime Academy is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Riviera Beach Maritime Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top