Students enrolled 1065
Hours 7:30am - 2:25pm
School leader MS. KIM COLLINS
District Palm Beach County School District

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2065 Prairie Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

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(561) 967-2023
(561) 963-8975
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4 stars
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November 13, 2014
I am currently an 11th grader at G-Star and every time someone asks me if I rather be at another school I say no. I feel like this is the correct school for me. The reason I came to G-Star was their Theatre department. I can honesty say that I don't regret my choice of attending G-Star. Everyone respects each other's art and that is what I love the most about our school. It's never a competition when it comes to the arts or academics. Everyone is happy for the people that succeed at our school and no one tries to bring them down. Our Film and Theatre departments have GREAT teachers. They will make you love what you do even more. They help you in every way possible and you don't see that in every school. If I don't regret my choice then neither will you.

- submitted by a student
November 05, 2014
G-Star school is a Serious but Fun and Excited place for my child to attend. She is challenged but not overwhelmed. The administration and Teachers go above and beyond for each and every student. I, as a parent, couldn't be happier with my child attending G-Star. I believe its a school that can help make My Childs Dreams Come True. Happy and Proud to be a G-Star Parent. TG

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2014
I have attended G-Star School of the Arts since ninth grade, and am currently a twelfth-grader. When people ask me whether I made the right choice (choosing G-Star as my high school) I reply undoubtedly with a "yes." Aside from the vast array of academic courses and clubs offered, G-Star uniquely offers film, animation, and even acting courses. As a twelfth-grader, I see myself as a much more well-rounded (soon to be) high school graduate. This is because of my wide knowledge of editing, animating, and acting. These have already helped me in life. I currently have a job that requires me to edit and animate film. My boss was amazed with how much I knew, without him teaching me anything at all. I explained to him that I learned the skills at my high school, and that flabbergasted him even more. Conclusively, I have learned an exorbitant amount of both academic and life skills, of which only G-Star could've taught me.

- submitted by a student
October 27, 2014
I have been a teacher at G-Star for 10 years. It is a great school and unique - the emphasis is on the arts and academics. The teachers and students are all glad to be here and it is a pleasure to teach here. The administration is excellent, especially Ms. Collins the principal who helps everyone and is especially dedicated to student learning which shows in the "A" rating. The Arts are amazing - from film, to animation and acting and even the X-Scream where students learn make-up and set-design.

- submitted by a teacher
October 25, 2014
My daughter is a freshman in G-Star this year and she loves it! She was homeschooled since mid third grade due to the inability of the school district to treat her like a child instead of a number. She is an ESE student that received little support and was bullied by classmates and teachers. I heard about G-Star through a friend and was interested but not hopeful. Being a charter school, I thought they would not be "ESE friendly", but I was wrong! I signed her up immediately. June of this year and my shy, anxious kid started the X Scream camp and had friends on the first day. The upper classmen adopted her and made her feel welcomed. She went to the first day of school comfortable with her new friends and had a great day. Her IEP meeting was held almost immediately and was the smoothest process I ever went through. The curriculum is tough, but the teachers are wonderful and they encourage students to attend FREE tutoring during lunch. There is ZERO bullying and I mean ZERO! She is on the honor roll for the first time ever! I never thought I would be completely happy with a school, but I am. Great group of kids and staff have made this an amazing year! Highly recommend G- Star!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2014
My son has excelled at G-Star. So glad he made the right choice to attend high school there. He was never just a number, but part of the "G-Star Comminity"

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2014
My daughter is a 10th grader at G-Star in the pre-IB program. This is her first year attending any school in a year and a half due to a lengthy illness. She LOVES it! The faculty is top notch and the administration is so caring. It's rare to find a group of educators so committed to the process of every student's success. Thank you G-Star!

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2014
My daughter attends G-Star and as a parent, I can attest that this is a phenomenal school. The Administration is supportive and has an "Open Door Policy" for both students and parents. There is a "no bullying" policy at this school and it is a policy that is taken very seriously by faculty and administration. The teachers are fantastic and offer free tutoring everyday during lunch (something that is rare in any school.) The extra-curricular activities and clubs appeals to any interest, so there are plenty of opportunities for students to explore interests, learn new interests and collaborate with other students and staff. The fact that this school is unique on a film lot is even more appealing for my daughter. I would highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2014
I attended G-star for 3 years and took it for granted. I never took advantage of all the opportunities given to us by the instructors. I am now majoring in film in college and its incredible the things I know that most other students in my classes/major aren't familiar with. I now see the great opportunity g-star gives to its students regarding knowledge and I think it s amazing that a school is dedicated in helping students succeed in a field that is in the arts. If students skipped school then that is the responsibility of the parent and student themselves, and it happens at any high school in the country. Overall great school.

- submitted by a student
August 25, 2014
My 1st child has graduated after 4yrs @ Gstar with full scholarship, accepted straight to a specialty program at prestigious 4yr Florida University. My 2nd child is one of the so called neglected ESE kids and is on yr 3 with an "A" GPA and a tightly established safety network that rivals anything ever had up to this point. Both of my children were / are very active in the school and participate in EVERYTHING! Xscream, Plays, Science competitions, film competitions, student films, independent productions, professional films, photo shoots, etc, etc, etc... the list goes on and on. I cannot complain in any way about how they have been treated, what they gained by going to school there or what it did for their educational future. I am a super tough parent = on both my kids and on the school. By the time my youngest graduates I will have been with the school for 6yrs & I can say that never once have I ever thought that things the school did were not in the interest of my children. Our kids are so lucky. Love of Movies/TV/Plays or performing? - then Gstar is for you! To all parents that are reading these reviews and considering your options; I would do GStar all over again!!

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2014
I wanted to thank G-Star again for everything you've done for me. I currently work at Blue Sky Studios near NYC making over $100K/yr as a stereoscopic technical director and compositor working on Epic. I would like to thank you for all your support and quite honestly I wouldn't be where I am without G-Star and the amazing education I got there. I learned many things there, but most of all I learned not to stray from what you want to do in life and to never settle on any less than what you want in life. G-Star made this possible and provided me with the education to get me started. In the 4 short years I've been working in the industry I have a resume with over 5 feature films and 3 major studios on it. As you know I accumulated a number of box office releases ranging from Transformers to Prometheus. My G-Star family. You have looked out for me. You have recommended me. And you have made me successful. Thanks to G-Star I have an education in the film industry and no student loans. You have provided me with a future that I know many people wish they could have and I thank you for it.

- submitted by a community member
August 19, 2014
I am a parent of a student currently in the 10th grade. She is my third daughter to attend G-Star. One graduated in 2012 and is performing all over the world and the other just graduated this year and is starting college. I would not have had my children at any other school. The administration is kind and caring and are always there for the students. The teachers are always available to the students for extra help and tutoring. The atmosphere at the school is much different than a conventional school. The kids at G-Star are very ambitious and hard working and really thrive in the professional environment that is available to them. This has taught my daughter's so much about team work and the "real world" and they would not have had this opportunity at any other school. The curriculum is challenging and the focus areas of film, digital animation and acting are taught by film industry professionals. My kids have been part of x-scream halloween, the student feature film, major feature films, commercials, music videos, stage building for World Tours with big name music groups and stage productions. G-Star has given my kids so much! Thank you G-Star School of the Arts!

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2014
My son has completed his freshman year at this school and, overall, we are very happy with it. It's been a great fit for him. He is actively involved in the X-Scream program and loves it! Academically, it was quite tough (he is in the Pre-IB Programme). He had some great teachers (Mr. Adams in particular) and most staff have been quite helpful.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2014
I had such high hopes for this school. My daughter did not get into Dreyfoos, but we were happy to have the option of G-Star. We felt like the tour and open house were a bit like being inside of a commercial, and the Founder is a salesman more than an educator or businessman. But we decided to go for it anyway. Well, she had some teachers she loved, some that were incompetent or could care less. She made some great friends and was excited to get involved with E-Scream. But all that didn't matter because she was sick - all the time! Bronchitis, sore throats, headaches and stomach-aches. She had never missed a day in middle school. She told me she saw others have nose bleeds and seizures, and one of her teachers was sick for two months. . Something is seriously wrong with the buildings, and the administration just covers it up.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2014
The school brags about the graduation rate and college acceptance rate, but I don't know where they get these statistics from! The drop out rate is HUGE! And are mostly kids who choose to homeschool rather than subject themselves to the social bullying! Drugs are everywhere! Everything they tell the parents is a huge lie!

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2014
Parent.... My son has had an exceptional experience at G Star School. The staff is very attentive and truly help the kids grow indivudually. My son has has matured and mastered tremendous skills in the film dept. And has super high goals for his future because of the hands on experiences he gets at G Star. His friends are delightful teens that are respectful and have focus and direction, as he does. Thank you for making high school fun and interesting!

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2014
My daughter is in the 9th grade there and I have to say there are some great qualities. there is zero bullying and I have not seen any behavior problems. Some of the teachers are really great and go out of their way to care. However that is not the norm. Some don't reply to emails and others get annoyed or upset when you email them. And her Spanish teacher barely speaks english. There is a cafeteria but it's so tiny that most kids have to eat outside at picnic tables. There are broken Windows and roaches. The classrooms are TINY and one smelled really bad. I wish they would allow parents to tour the school before enrolling. I do not know if she'll go there next year. The promises are good and I'm hoping some of it comes true I have not seen any Hollywood film companies come and in 1/2 year they have not had any real world experience. She made great friends.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2013
I am a long-time staff member of G-Star School of the Arts. My children attend the school. I ll answer critics with facts: G-Star is an A rated school; Graduation rate of 98% with 94% going on to the colleges of their choice, most on scholarships; FLDOE rated a High Performing School . The Washington Post rated G-Star academically in the top 1.4% of all high schools in the nation; US News & World Report: Silver School Award . Last year 41% of students had a GPA above 3.5 and 21 % had a 4.0 GPA and above; G-Star is an International Baccalaureate World School; G-Star passes the Palm Beach County Health and Fire Inspections with the highest ratings; Of course, there is a cafeteria. Visit www.gstarschool.org and click on Environmental Information for OSHA approved testing proving that there is no mold or any other environmental issues. Click on Parent and Student Comments to see what students and parents truly feel about the school. Safest school in the County - no bullying, drugs, fights or gangs. G-Star was named The Number One High School for Film in the World in London by the Raindance Film Festival, Europe s largest independent film festival. Come see for yourself.

- submitted by a teacher
November 05, 2013
I am a student at G-Star, and was ecstatic to attend at first. However, when I arrived to the campus, I learned that the buildings are improperly labeled, the rooms are small and over crowded, most of the classrooms have horrible mold and cockroach problems and the owner of the school does nothing to help the students. I and my parents have personally tried to reach him, and we have never gotten an answer. The teachers don't know what they are doing (I have had 5 different AP stats teachers, it is the second nine weeks) and the school barely offers any courses. Gstar stopped offering dual enrollment, and I do not have any math or science courses to take next year. I am leaving the school so I may get a better education! Not only is the education lacking, but all the owner seems to care about is money. The campus is filthy and we don't have a cafeteria. Bottom line, your homeschool isn't as bad as you think it is.

- submitted by a community member
August 02, 2013
I was sent a letter to go to G-star School of the Arts, at the time I had no other options therefore I applied and was accepted. I learned many things, 1) G-star didn't have a clear Bus schedule 2) Classroom were improperly labeled 3) The Lunch service is a disaster 4) The classrooms/building are dirty & old 5) G-star has a Cockroach problem (and I am really scared of cockroaches) Unfortunately as many of us students say G-star has a certain curse, once you get there it's very hard to leave there. Recently, the handful teachers/ administrative staff who cared about us students, and invested their time in making sure that we were comfortable and safe we recently fired, or left due to changes. Alas, I am going to remain there b/c I don't want to go through the hassle of switching schools and having to learn a new curriculum. Even through all of that, If someone asked me if I would recommend my school...I would probably say...yes. It's not the school that makes me stay it's the students, and brilliant friends that have made my high school experience really really awesome. I have never experienced anything at the hands of another student (bullying or otherwise)

- submitted by a student
August 02, 2013
G Star School of the Arts is anything but that! We moved here specifically so our child could attend G Star. It has been extremely disappointing. I feel everything was misrepresented to us when we visited the school prior to our move. We were told the kids would have "hands on" experience working with "some of the industries finest directors, producers and actors." Well, a year and a half later I have not seen any of that. The few times anyone came to use the sound stage the kids were told it was a closed set and could not help or even watch from a distance. That is not what we expected. The piece on the Today Show was just fluff and the schools founder is more like a used car salesman then an educator. My daughter was enrolled in an AP Physics class and had three different instructors the fist semester. Needless to say she did not do well on the final AP test. She also enrolled in 2 other AP courses but they were cancelled last minute due to lack of interest or teacher. The buildings are old and filthy and some have mold. Turnover rate in teachers is high and they just dismissed the Asst Principal who was the very last good thing the school had going for it.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
The class rooms are filled with mold and infested with rats and insects. Students and teachers both have recieved mold induced asthma. there is no cafeteria, and there is a lack of school supplies.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2013
i think that G-star is an amazing school and people have told me that everyone there are like family i would absoluty love to got to a school where everyone is treated like family and i also heard that people get along well thats good because i am a very good person when it comes to friendship and family they are more important for me because i think that people should be treated equally and they should be respected the same way :)

- submitted by a student
January 18, 2013
Beware this school is not for everyone!!!!! My child attended Gstar for a year. and half. He is a gifted straight A student and then his grades plummeted!!! As a concerned parent, I asked for assistance to help my son to bring his grades back up and nothing was ever put in place. Some of the teachers were excellent, others not so much. Mr. Anderpont is the gem of the school, always there to listen, encourage the kids, and has a smile on his face The school is in bad shape, renovations needed. Some of the rules are crazy!!!! (in school suspension for being late too many times!!!!) Just be careful when selecting this school. May not be a good fit for your child. We removed him from school and he is back in private!!

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2012
I am honestly appalled at all of these terrible reviews. I, like many students who attend G-Star, auditioned for Dreyfoos School of the Arts and did not get in. Needless to say, I was devastated. I reluctantly applied to G-Star and got in. Great. I really was dreading high school, but now after 3 and a half years here, I can honestly say it's one of the best choices I've made in my life. Of course, there are teachers who do the bare minimum, but there are also MANY under appreciated teachers who are dedicated and talented at what they do. Being in all honors and AP classes, I can say there has only been one teacher who I've had problems with in all my time at the school. True, our founder has gone a bit over the edge with a few new rules (which, I'll admit, is very annoying to staff/students), but he truly does care. If more students took the time to get to know him/other teachers, maybe they wouldn't be so ignorant. It's difficult to deal with children who, most of the time, don't even want to be in school/disrespect their elders. But they do it, and they do a nice job. I'm not saying it's a utopia, but it's a million times better than what it's been made out to be here.

- submitted by a student
August 19, 2012
I am currently a sophomore here, and trying to switch as soon as possible after a year of 'schooling.' Too much revolves around the schools' owner trying to keep this mockery afloat, like letting celebrities use the only prestigious thing about G-star, the sound stage. The air conditioners normally don't work in the buildings, and buses. Inadequate staff in the commissary, and most of my teachers don't really teach! They're all nice (to me anyways), but it was as if every teacher was a substitute that wasn't even certified in the first place! One of the only things positive about this school, is that there aren't really any belligerent students, and last year I almost didn't have any incidences. The English department seems to excel, last year I had a fantastic teacher who was tolerant, connected with the students, and best of all knew what he/she was doing. I'm almost certain the only reason this school has such a nice rating is that everyone just watched that Daily Show. Trust me, I fell for it too! I'm switching to my home school very soon, and I advise you not to enroll your kids into this school!

- submitted by a student
March 27, 2012
I moved here just so I could go to this school. I am very interested in film and acting. I entered into this school as a junior. The today show and their website is purely false advertising. The film department rarely makes any films and if there is any company using the soundstage, they are usually exclusive or just ask you to set up and strike the set. You get NO hands on real life experience. the cameras in the film dept I can purchase at home and I even have the s20 at home. G-Star is more like Ghetto-star and everyone has an attitude. they say "everyone is friends" but they arent. people judge and are loud and rude. The administration doesnt let you express your personality in ANY way and are very strict about dress code. I am very disappointed in my move JUST to go to this school. if you are planning on doing so. dont. all they want are more students so they can get more money to make another sound stage. they DONT care about the students and they accept anyone. half the people there dont even care about film or acting. they are only there bc they hate their old school. my suggestion: don't move just to go to g-star.

- submitted by a student
June 20, 2011
I knew that my child would succeed at this school. It is a good fit because of her interests, talents and choice of peers. Do your homework. Don't apply just because it looks like your kid would have fun. This is not summer camp. Look for three general complaints. First, that the faculty and admin focus on nothing but stats. Say that to an audience of grateful parents and thriving students and you will hear, at best, the sound of chirping crickets. Second, student diatribe with high frequency usage of "I" and "me" - Mere 4th year drivel about how the school will not be able to get along without them. Snivelers should try a one week reality check at another pbc public school. Third, disillusionment from parents of students with average academic performance. Sadly, academic rigor has an unforgiving quality. Some charter schools may consider this a tolerable limitation on what their school can offer. Please don't let the negative comments drive your decision. Bottom line: Gstar is really cool. I see caring, sensitive and hardworking kids. The kind of kids I want my daughter to be around. peace

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2011
I'm going into my senior year at GStar, and I've been there for my entire past three years. The film and acting departments at GStar make up for it's lack of academic thrill. I'm strictly in the film department, but I've many friends in the theatre department and the biggest complaint is the lack of funding. The film department seems to get money for cameras and other equipment handed to them. There's always award ceremonies and such going on for communications, however the acting department must raise their own money. Favoritism? Seems to be so. There's a few common jokes among the upperclass students that the teachers don't even need a degree to work here, as long as they're willing to work. Another being that after the class of 2012 graduates, there is little to no hope left for the school. No one in the underclass seems to really take the school seriously, because the school basically lets you in if they like your name. I know GStar prides itself in the "no audition" category, but if you're running a school of the arts, you need to have some boundary of talented people. I can say 80% of the kids there only attend because they don't want to attend their home school and get beat.

- submitted by a student
April 05, 2011
Don't Listen to haters, G-Star is a great school for 3 reasons 1.) WE HAVE AN A AVERAGE 2.) THE SCHOOL IS THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD (as announced by the british film festival) 3.)And the student benefits excel that of any other A, B, or C rated school.

- submitted by a student
October 12, 2010
Hi I just joined this website and I was wondering if Gstar is a good school? because i'm comparing this school with dreyfoos. I would like to know is Gstar just theatre plays and musical theatre because I am not interested in that AT ALL, well the musical part that is!!! I'm into monologues . I want to be a actress and a director when I grow up so I was wondering..... does gstar participate in film festivals?I'' really into that. Also hows the communications program because I was thinking of doing that since I want to be a director?

- submitted by a community member
July 03, 2010
Based on the box telling me what a great school has, G-Star get's a one. The teachers don't teach, only a small handful have taught me anything, the others sit there and blabber on and on about nothing. I've even had some COMPLAIN about the school. Our principal is completely absent from the school, and our founder just sits in the spotlight and tries to mask our low budget everything as grand and spectacular (something we are not). The academic programs are not challenging what-soo-ever, as you can tell by our C average. I find that parents are often misslead by their children's praise of the school. Of course they praise the place, there is no dicipline, no morale and a lack of academic drive like I've never seen. The place is falling apart too. There's electrical all over the place, and drug heads running around like lab rats.

- submitted by a student
March 13, 2010
As a senior at g-star I think that I have a better understanding of the school and how it is run. The teachers there are predominantly empathize with the students and are sure to provide for our educational needs. Considering the disrespect they get from their students the adults are patient and respectful, even though they may be having a bad day. The film and acting departments are very exceptional, considering how limitted their faculties are but the students leave the school with at least a basic understanding of how to act and/or techniques for filming. The only complaints I have are about the shortage of cameras available and the size of classes since our school has grown.

- submitted by a student
March 11, 2010
I go to Gstar school of the arts and I absolutely hate this school with a passion!!! I am a student who actually enjoys learning but the teachers here seem to have a problem teaching. Half the time they don't know what they are talking about and the other half we just have to sit there in silence. Most of the teachers there are rude to not only the students but other teachers as well. We had one man yell at another student rite in the middle of our class. The founder of our school who claims to love kids called this student dumb and told him he was ridiculous. I will be transferring schools after spring break because I can not bare to wake up every morning extra early just so I can have a bad day.

- submitted by a student
March 05, 2010
As a parent of a freshman with a learning disability, I must say I am quite pleased with the school and its faculty. My daughter is not a scholar and school has never been a favorite of hers. While her grades are still not stellar, she is eager to go to school and has truly grown to appreciate the unique opportunity G-Start provides. I am especially happy with the care and sincere concern shown by her teachers. They are quick to respond to questions, willing to go the extra mile, and truly happy to communicate their concerns or ideas. Special kudos to her TV Production and her Algebra Teachers - they exceed expectations providing extra help and attention. I can only hope my duaghter becomes a famous, if not brilliant film star because of G-Star, but I will settle for the fine, young lady and citizen they seem to be shaping!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 04, 2010
I am a freshman here at Gstar and i must say its an extremely fun and rewarding enviroment. Im so disapointed that the school year is almost over. I dont live anywhare near the area but they provide me a shuttle. And the school has grown and produced after the last few years. Im so extremely happy to go here. Best school ever. Recommended =]

- submitted by a student
no rating September 21, 2009
I was supposed to have my daughter go to G Star last year but I listened to a few people telling me that she should go to another local high school and she didnt like it. Now it is a bad grade school so we decided to try and get into G star this year and she did. She absolutely loves it! as do I and my husband. The best decision we have ever made. It is a great and fun school. She has gotten all A's on her progress report, loves the teachers and the dress code. I recommend it to everyone!!!! Angie Ford :)

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 28, 2009
i love this school so much it so fun the academics are amazing and just the fact that they teach more than just the fact that they help progress in you acting or film making skills is so incredible.

- submitted by a student
no rating August 13, 2009
My son has been a student at this school for the past 2 years, and is eagerly waiting for the start of his 3rd year!!! There have been several occassions where I have requested additional help from teachers and staff, and they have never let me down. All that I have found that is needed is a nice polite request for assistance and it has always been given promptly and with more than enough detail to enable my son to get his work done. The PTSO offers plenty of opportunites for parents to be involved in their childs education. My son loves this school, almost all the student I know love this school, and as a parent I love this school too.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2009
I have been disappointed with G-Star. I have requested help with my child from the teachers and received none. the communication between teachers and parents is non-existent. The school administration does not get involved for the children sake it's only concern is money and their stats. So they tend to weed out the struggling students in their senior year so the graduation class is only the talented and higher grade students.I would think twice about sending your child to G-Star if they are not high achievers. Write your own review

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 02, 2009
I am a student currently going to this school. I am in fact a freshmen, and I also have no complaints at all. This school is different from any school that I've ever been too. The teachers are very understanding and help us as much as they can when it comes to the students. I know very few students that do not like the school, those students are normally the ones who were forced into the school. There isn't any major problems and I've never seen a fight here. I know many students who are very involved in the school. And everyday it seems to be improving. Almost everyone at the school gets along and almost every teacher is loved. The classes are fun and involved. I'm very proud to go to this school and I would really suggest to any of my friends and other kids to go

- submitted by a student
no rating March 29, 2009
This is not a good school they have a lot of gothic people in the schools and the teachers do not even see that they need to step it up. Get more proactive with the children and dress code.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 16, 2009
As other parents, my child got on that waiting list for Dreyfoos, and because she has a passion for Theatre, we decided this school would be the best for her. We have been pleasantly surprised. The opportunity here has been phenomenal. She has been able to grow in her acting skills because of the excellent teachers in this dept. They work with her, encourage her, and support her. Her academic teachers have done the same. Early in the year, they noticed she excelled in science, so they moved her up a grade - I'm not sure that would have happened at any other school. We have been very pleased with this school, and more importantly, our daughter loves this school. I would have no problem recommending this school in the future

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2009
My child is In love with this school! She has amazing teachers! and yes there have been two professional feature films in the last 2 years and they are filming another over summer. And yes there ae no after school buses..but neither do most public schools..I'm not sure about charters. Also, this school is extremely strict about discipline. So any bad reports about the school is probabley just the student coming home mad about him/her getting in trouble so they trash the school. ANyways..don't worry about sending your child here..it's amazing! Plus there is a great after school and during lunch tutor program now! :)

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2008
This school is not developing into what it advertised. There have been no 'movies' shot here is some time and the only theater activities are self-serving plays put on and performed by the teachers. Very self-serving. Add to that the lack of after school activies and transportation and my daughter is leaving. We are very sad about it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2008
My child also wait listed at Dreyfoos and is enjoying the theater program and the small atmosphere. There is a major defecit in transportation. There are no after school shuttles so parents must pick up the students at 4 p.m. This is a difficult task for working parents. Other than that we are happy so far at G-Star. There are good teachers, caring staff and interesting opportunities. The school will not move forward though until they provide better transportation and more activities for the kids. My daughter is a freshman and we remain hopeful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2008
i graduated last year and loved my experience here. It has a small atmosphere absolutly great motivated teachers and yes it does have a few problems but what school doesnt. And compared to other schools the problems here are small. Every one is nice and friendly and I feel that I got a great education. Like others have said you get out what you put in.

- submitted by a student
August 28, 2008
G-Star is an absolute up-and-comer, and parents should not be concerned about sending their children here. Still a relatively new school, we have had our share of growing pains, but it consistently gets better every year. You reap what you sew, and if parents take the time to get involved, they will not be disappointed. My daughter is a senior this year, having started as a freshman 4 short years ago. Since then, I've seen great strides, both academically and within the administration. It's been a great experience for our daughter, who has not only received an academic education, but is honing her skills in a field that will translate well into the working world following college. How many other schools have as their goal the creation of an industry for their students to return to following completion of their education?

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2008
My son is about to graduate next month and he has not only learned about tv and film, (what the school is geered for) but has also made great friends. the teacher are always able lend a hand. Regarding drugs. There are problems with drugs in middle school, you can't expect it to be less in high school.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2008
G-Star is a fantastic opportunity for the motivated student with an interest media arts production and performance who also wants to attend a good college. The school is on the small side and the teachers get to know almost everyone. They care and the students know it.

- submitted by a teacher
February 04, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 29, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 25, 2008
This school is the worst i've ever sent my child to, i would not encourage your children to come to this highschool, unless you want poor educational services for your child i would never in my life recommend this school. They have a huge drug problem. dont send your kids here.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2007
I currently attend G Star School and I admit that I wasn't to thrilled to attend this school when I first came. But then I gave it a chance. That is what this school is, a chance for kids to understand and build upon a basis for a career for the future. There IS a drug problem at this school and yes kids do, do drugs but what school doesn't have one? I know for a fact that this school has opened my eyes and has prepared me and is still preparing me for life

- submitted by a student
November 30, 2007
G-star is a good school my son likes it allot because its a small school and their aren't allot of students. However some teachers are really mean and they don't understand the students. Also I don't like the juries to much work for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2007
I think G-Star is a wonderful school. My son just started this year as a Junior. I only wish I would have known about this school when he first entered the 9th grade. This is the first time ever that he has shown an interest in learning. With only a few weeks behind him, he has finally figured out what he wants to achieve in life. Thanks to all the teachers for caring for our children's future and helping us to help our children achieve their dreams.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2007
I attended G-Star and was one of the first kids who graduated from this school. This school helped me improve in my way of thinking. I owe a lot to the staff, if it wasn't for them I wouldn't have gotten to where I am today. When I graduated I was almost a straight A student because of who I had for teachers. I owe a lot to my teachers, they never gave up on me and they showed me which way to go. I loved this school, and wish I could do it all over again. For those of you who hate the school, it may not be the teachers or staff, sad to say what I saw some kids doing, it was their own fault for doing bad. they chose that path and there was nothing you or your kid would do to help the problem. The teachers know

- submitted by a student
August 14, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating July 11, 2007
G-Star is a great school in regards to the film-making aspect. However, our family has been disappointed with the academics and teacher quality. The school administration has imposed the most ridiculous rules and the communication between teachers and parents is almost non-existant. For these and other various reasons, our child will not be returning this next school year.

- submitted by a community member
June 12, 2007
G-Star School of the Arts is one of the best high schools I have ever witnessed. Not only has my son improved his grades tremendously, but is now attending many major extra-curricular activties. No doubt this is a well put together, if you plan on pursuing as a career or hobby, school for film.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2007
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- submitted by a student
April 27, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
November 13, 2006
I usually stay after school until 4:30 or 5:00, by choice. But that's what G Star is, a choice. It's your choice to be there and it s your choice to get yourself involved. It's your choice to get prepared for the future. Nobody can choose for you, because only you know what you want. G Star helps you realize this.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2006
My child has attended G-Star since the beginning. He is now in 12th grade. The school staff has been nothing less than great. The film department is second to none. The academic level continues to rise as this school grows. Students are encouraged to achieve excellence in academics. Mr. Boffice, Ms. Collins, Mr. DeCarmine, Mr. Benjamin, Mr. Plumb and all other 'original' staff we say 'Thank You' for your tireless efforts. What other teachers worked all summer long to get a library completed? Mrs. Bonacci for setting the 'round-up' standard and to Mr. Green for helping raise money for books. I am proud my son was part of this special school. We can't wait to visit in years to come. Because of location and transportation and the type of school G-Star is, you cannot expect to have the extra activities a regular public high school has. Go visit!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2006
G-Star is a college prep high school. TV/Film is an attraction. By the 4th year most of the excitement of making movies has wore off and the realization of graduation has set in. Many students come here because they want something different and they get that, but in the end it's all about your future. G-Star administration is devoted to ensuring your child gets the education needed to excel. I've never seen a closer knit 'student community' everyone is welcomed with open arms. The staff is wonderful. From top to bottom. A library has just been completed. My son has attended 4 years and wouldn't change a thing. Your child can always participate in your 'home' school sports. I consider my son fortunate to have attended G-Star. Academics are significant, it's not all fun and games. Please remember you can visit the school and good things take time.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2006
not very happy, I feel the school offers limited support when needed and unless your student is highly motivated they are basically on there own with no teacher support.

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2005
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- submitted by a student
October 27, 2005
The school is fabulous. It is one of those schools that offer so much for kids who are majoring in the Motion Picture business.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2005
This school is the best in Palm Beach County when it comes to offering students the best opportunity to learn about the film industry at their age.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2005
This is THE school in the area for High School students interested in Film Production and related fields. Sucessful actors have visited the school and it has a viable dream to be a premier film studio in the area. Problem areas are: Limited Guidance for the future (no counselors), No Physical Education classes offered on-site, Classes are mixed up on different days and school time is loosely monitored due to projects off site.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2005
The teachers are very good. However, as someone else said it lacks the extras. They NEED guidance people. A lot of the kids have problems and there is no one for them to talk to. Instead of the big lion statue that was recently placed in front of the school I think they should invest in a guidance councelor so the children who are cutting themselfs and doing drugs will have someone to talk to and the children who are their friends can also gain some support and insight.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2005
I am a bit disappointed with the school's academic program. Though the art portion of the curriculum is strong and teachers are skilled and adequate, the academics leave a lot to be desired. Academic teachers are highly qualified. However, overall the teachers are too lax when it comes to acountability and leadership. Who's in control here? Students seem to be more in control and carry out what they want to do versus the teachers holding them accountable to what expectations must be met to meet academic criteria. Raise the bar, not the roof! Creative exceptional minds such as our children's should be challenged, guided and nurtured. Instead, instructionals are taught with such leniency it breeds in them laziness, unproductivity and disciplinary issues. The school desperately needs extracurricular activities, stronger academic standards coupled with tutoring and mentoring. Guidance counselors are needed sooner than later; graduations are around the corner!

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2005
This is a wonderful school for students interesting in acting and film making. The teachers are down to earth and nice. The classes are mostly honors level, with no music, or sports programs as of yet. Parental involvement is at a high level. I highly recommend this school to any student interested in acting and or film making.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2005
school has excellent film production class but lacks everything a school needs. no type of organization at all. the school is ran like a zoo. students have poor grades and are allowed to miss multiple academic classes for film projects. lack the basics most schools have. like a gymnasium, after school activties,and clinic, guidance counselors, etc.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2004
G-star school of the Arts has a super exellent film and television program. They only use the finest digital equipment. Their instuctors are geniuses. I love a DeCarmine, a Plumb, y a Shiekh. I would send the world to this school if it was possible. Everyone should pray that it is one day. All hail Allah. Amen.

- submitted by a parent
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G-Star School Of The Arts
2065 Prairie Road, West Palm Beach, FL  33406
(561) 967-2023
Last modified G-Star School Of The Arts is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
G-Star School Of The Arts Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 79 reviews. Top