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5451 South Flamingo Road
Southwest Ranches, FL 33330

(954) 434-8820
(954) 680-4835
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August 21, 2014
I chose journalism as one of my electives I was suppose to receive, and health as the other, I got neither, I am stuck with a class that teaches you nothing, I contacted them two days before school started they told me to wait till the end of the week to see if a spot would be open, I have heard no response, and if I would like to change to another class it cost 100. It seems like you have to harass the guidence department to get what you want, I feel like I've been forgotten...

- submitted by a student
July 30, 2014
High teacher turn-over rate. Very snobby students, faculty, staff, and administration. Students are immoral, and many have a drug problem. Not a true Catholic environment. Not worth the money when many of the graduates end up at Broward College.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2014
The good: mostly great teachers (they're great about weeding the bad ones out), fantastic education, a great variety of clubs and sports. Guidance is very good about helping with college, classes, or anything you might need. The bad: Administrative communication is absolutely terrible. Expectations for this school are also very, very high, which is something parents should take into consideration before putting their child in the school. Security is sub-par. The school WILL ask you for extra money as you go through the year (Maverick Games, for instance, a non-optional field day for the students, is $100. There's a schoolwide non-optional raffle that is also quite a bit of money) so be aware of what you're signing when you go to administration. As a student, there's more or less a place for everyone to fit in, but like most schools the clique problem is pretty prominent. In addition, there's not much school spirit. I'm sure most kids don't care about that, but it makes a difference when homecoming games roll around.

- submitted by a student
February 28, 2014
Archbishop McCarthy has challenged my former public school student in ways he never experienced before. Always an easy A student in advanced classes he has had to step up his game considerably to just maintain a 3.5 GPA. He is able to be himself and says his favorite thing about this school is the teachers. That the high expectations and respect they have for students inspire them to perform. Make no mistake, this school requires parent involvement and it is obvious everyone sending their kid here does it because they want the best for their child and are willing to sacrifice to get it.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2011
I love this school and the staff.. Mrs. Pierce is awsome.. and everyone is great!..... I love that the school has great security and also my daughter is in honors. and she loves her teachers.. never heard complaints from her and she would have told me immediately. Recommend this school a lot!. Kids are from good families.. that care ! and the high School Environment is A+ to me. I looked around at other schools.. and forget it. she has to stay here.. until she graduates... it is worth the tuition.. truly PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS have the worst environment

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2011
I just graduated from archbishop mccarthy this year and I believe our school is better than many public schools academically. i've taken as many ap and honors courses as i could and i'll be able to go to college with over 40 college credits due to the dual enrollment program. If students put effort into their education they will be prepared to do well in college with this school, not just be prepared to get into college (like many public schools do)

- submitted by a community member
May 19, 2011
Amazing School, the new principal had made do many wonderful changes. Academically it is striving for perfection. Spiritually, the students are guided in the right direction. I never feel out of the circle, Im informed of everything and anything going on in my child's education. The teacher are approachable, helpful and sincerly care.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2011
Best High School in Fort Lauderdale area. More than 98% of the students are admitted to the best programs and universities.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2011
Probably the most affordable private school in town, with the best catholic education. The school prepare the students to enter into the best universities. It is amazing how well the students in general behave in and out of the school. Ethics, moral, catholic and academic preparation are tied together to help students to succeed. Is not free, is not cheap, but is not the most expensive and way out better than public HS.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2010
Big waste of my time and money! the education honestly is not that great and they give too many regular courses in which other schools encourage you to take Honors and AP . This school is the opposite of college prep and is a waste i will never send one of my kids there ever again !

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2010
I am a student at AMHS and this is my senior year. The teachers themselves are nice, and most of them the student will like, but some of them are awful. I have talked to my friends that left for other schools and there seems to be no difference. The school has a major effciency problem. Several seniors, including myself, have had trouble getting the school to send out our transcripts to colleges. We have to be constantly harrassing the guidance department. It's all about the money at that school. The student center has awful food most of the time, whether in taste, quality, or health, and it's overpriced. A salad and bottled water costs around seven dollars. Parents be warned, even if you do your service hours you may still be billed the $250 like mine were!! (Lots of potheads too!!)

- submitted by a student
no rating September 16, 2009
It is a school with rules and upstanding students and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
I have two kids at AMHS and they love the school and their teachers. I'm glad when I pick them up at the school and they smile at you saying 'I love my school' or 'I had a great day' It's all worth it; the money is well spend.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2009
It's my junior year and i have to say that this is one of the best high schools I've ever known. The teachers push you to do above and beyond anything you ever thought you could do. The academics are top-notch and the courses are designated so that you take the challenging courses, the ones that colleges look at the most. They truly prepare you for college-level academics with AP courses available from sophomore year. All in all I would definitely recommend this school to anyone looking for a school that prepares their child for college.

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August 25, 2009
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July 29, 2009
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February 03, 2009
I have three children who have grown up in the Catr=holic School system. My youngest started at McCarthy this year, and I will be pulling him out at the end of this year. They are all about money. If you have it, you write your own ticket. If you don'y, good luck !

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January 26, 2009
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January 23, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
December 18, 2008
One of the better, affordable private schools in the area. The stringent rules do get excessive and sometimes seem to take time and resources away from actual teaching, but overall, almost everyone in my graduating class went on to college - most to some of the better state schools. For those who aspire to higher ranked national universities (top 20ish), don't expect the guidance department to help you get there. Facilities are pristine.

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October 22, 2008
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August 04, 2008
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March 24, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 21, 2008
I have two kids that attend this school, my kids came from a public school and I thank God that I was able to remove them from the public school system. This school is preparing them for college unlike the school that they attended, public schools are to busy concentrating on the FACTS, thats their mission and only mission. Now I know my kids will have a chance to go to college.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2008
It is not micromanaged. In fact, they delagate quite well. Also, it is a newer school and is still experimenting with what does and does not work for the betterment of the student, as well as the school community as a whole.

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January 15, 2008
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January 02, 2008
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December 11, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating December 02, 2007
Way toomuch micromanagement and too many inconsistancies in policies. The only thing that makes this school anything close to normal is the tremendous efforts of the coached and the fine arts department and how they constantly take us out of that school on trips, competitions, sports events, etc.. and make us see that their is and actual life. the administration is extreamly strict. I can say something good about this school. It has a great band program that actually represents our school very well. And thats about it!

- submitted by a community member
September 25, 2007
I graduated in 06 and I will honestly say that I miss high school for some of the teachers and fellow classmates. The school in all honesty was not the greatest. It was overpriced for the information we got.It was supposed to be college prep but it really was not. Both my brother and sister graduated before me at the school. My younger sister is not attending the school do to the fact that my parents tried three times and never got satisfaction of the school.

- submitted by a former student
September 24, 2007
Our son is a Junior. This is an excellent school. Good Christian environment...strict but caring. Students leave well prepared for college.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2007
The Principal leadership and teacher quality at this school are unparalleled. I graduated 5 years ago from this school and went on to New York University with a scholarship. The academics are an excellent foundation for college. The safety and structure of the atmosphere at this school are conducive to the learning environment and set it far apart from other high schools. Once again the dedication of the faculty, staff, and Principal are worthy of recognition and have my gratitude for their very positive impact in my life. This is a first class high school institution.

- submitted by a former student
June 20, 2007
I am going into my fourth year at AMHS and think that it is a fine place for higher learning. AMHS curriculum is for those who are motivated and ready to work hard. The teachers are pure quality at McCarthy, always willing to help and spend time with the students, even outside regular school hours. A Catholic environment is clearly present, which makes the student body be more united, and spiritually focused than those who attend others schools. As a member of the Drama program, I can honestly say that talent, and dedication is always present in the schools performing arts. The Administration does seem to favor the sports teams (which are no good) over the excellent Fine Arts students and National Chess Team Champions. However, other than that, the school works effectively and efficiently. My experience has been nothing but pleasant. Go Mavericks!

- submitted by a student
May 29, 2007
My sons have both attended Arch Bishop Mc Carthy and I have found that this school promotes academics and education. The structure and environment of the school is excellent and it provides a strong spiritual and safe setting for student to learn. The school still has a ways to go to compete with Saint Thomas Aquinas but it has a charm all it's own. The sports programs are still growing but have future potential. I would recommend this school to others.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2007
My daughter is graduating this year. She, and I are so happy to be done with this school. She is totally burnt out from the massive amount of testing, large class sizes, and teachers which are so overwhelmed with the number os tudents they have. I will be sening my other child to another school.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2007
I'm a student at amhs. I don't recommend this school. I personally think this is the worst private school in south florida. The school is overcrowded, some classes had to be cut in half. No freedom. Too strict.

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January 08, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2006
A 'D' for AMHS: If you are looking for your child to be sheltered, AMHS is for you. If you are looking for your child to be successful, look elsewhere. The key to any college preparatory institution worth its salt, as AMHS claims to be, is the ability for said institution to prepare its students for entrance into and eventual success at a top tier college or university. Prior to sending your son or daughter to AMHS, be sure to carefully review its college placement record. AMHS's inability to consistently place students into quality undergraduate programs can be directly attributed to the lackluster academic curriculum combined with the failure of its faculty to support those efforts by parents and students to improve the situation. The issues noted above can be addressed, but it will require a level of administrative leadership that does not exist today at AMHS. Best of luck!

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July 10, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2006
it is one of the newer catholic high school but it has a sound academic program.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2006
Excellent academic programs. Good availablity of extracurricular activites. Moderate parent involvement

- submitted by a parent
November 26, 2005
I am a student and I dislike the school greatly. As a student it's terrible, as a parent it's probably good. That's because parents don't go to the school. I don't have one friend that likes the school. This school is overrated for its money and academics. It's not terrible but not worth the price. Don't send your kids here.

- submitted by a student
September 30, 2005
Typical private school. Very boring for a student coming from the public school system.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2003
This school is a great school. Parents are very much involved in the school. They have great activities after school for the kids. the deans office and staff are very caring. the security is excellent I feel very safe when I leave my daughter at a dance at school.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
My son been a student here for the past three years and has done great overall. Safety has been a plus(+)as well as the discipline. Being able as parents to get involve should always be a prioity and at our school thats what parents do. I thank god for allowing us to find such a school for our son. The tearchers are great and our principal is a leader. At the least our son is safe and getting a great education. We are proud parents.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
Not a good school! they do not follow up with parents! they are not getting the students ready for college. activities are very poor, and sports program is not good. experience at this school was very poor!Not organized! and not safe!

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September 09, 2003
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Archbishop Edward Mccarthy High School
5451 South Flamingo Road, Southwest Ranches, FL  33330
(954) 434-8820
Last modified Archbishop Edward Mccarthy High School is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
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