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Archbishop Edward Mccarthy High School

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Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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!
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Posted 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.
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Posted May 5, 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.
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Posted 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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Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 6, 2006

it is one of the newer catholic high school but it has a sound academic program.
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Posted March 1, 2006

Excellent academic programs. Good availablity of extracurricular activites. Moderate parent involvement
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Posted 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.
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Posted September 30, 2005

Typical private school. Very boring for a student coming from the public school system.
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Posted 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.
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Posted September 9, 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.
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Posted September 9, 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!
—Submitted by a parent

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Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 54% 29%
White 35% 42%
Black 4% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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5451 South Flamingo Road
Southwest Ranches, FL 33330
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