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Friendship Academy Of Engineering And Technology

Public | 6-12 | 658 students

 

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Posted August 13, 2013

As a teacher at this school during the 2012-2013 school year, I can safely say that nothing has changed based on the other reviews that I have read. The current principal is surplus-happy; constantly changing, threatening, and removing teachers in hopes of getting some kind of better results and keeping her job. Support staff is minimal and the class sizes posted on Greatschools are laughable -- 16 students per teacher? I had 3 classes with upwards of 27 students in each and they continued to add more. The school is a FOR-PROFIT charter school meaning that BCPSS is paying them for each student they keep on the rolls. Therefore, disciplinary actions resulting in suspension are rare. FAET works very hard to keep things internal and not let them escalate to North Ave. admin, which results in a potentially unsafe learning environment for students and teachers. Issues that would result in expulsion in many districts (weapons violations, for example) result in short suspensions and a speedy return to class.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 12, 2012

This is the worst school in the BCPSS. Someone need to take a vested interest in the activities conducted within that building. The principal & assistant principal are the most unprofessional individuals I have encountered. I thought a principal was to lead by example, not use all types of profanity when addressing our kids! The only person, Ms. Wheeler, that genuinely cared about our childrens' education was dismissed. Nolan is a major factor, in my opinion, for an abundance of the issues in this school. Our children aren't learning anything here! They will leave FAET with less intellect than when they arrived because they manipulate grading in order to push selected individuals through without truly teaching them anything. For this reason, most parents will find themselves having to spend their child's first semester or more paying for remedial classes. FAET has failed to prepare our children for their next level in life, college! Most will only be accepted into Community Colleges. It is sad that this place can even be called a scool. It is an insult & discredit to all honorable learning environments that put a true emphasis on education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2011

PERSONALLY I DID NOT THINK THAT MIDDLE SCHOOL KIDS SHOULD BE ATTENDING THE SAME SCHOOLS AS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS . MY CHILD HAS ATTENDED THIS SCHOOL FROM THE VERY BEGINING AND IT IS NOT WHAT I THOUGHT I WOULD BE. THE PROBLEMS WERE BEFORE MS WHEELER.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2011

This school is terrible, the kids are out of control. The principle is hardly seen and seems to never be involved as a priciple should be. The vice principles are the ones that are constantly handling issues and the students. My child has been here for 3 years and I am trying to transfer her. For this to be a charter school is a joke, my child could have gone to her zone school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2010

Faet is a work in progress. My child has attended Faet for 3 years. I have seen major strides in academics, structure, and teachers. Mrs. Wheeler is a strong leader that can help Faet become one of the best middle and high schools in the state of Maryland.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2010

A school is only as strong as the Principle! If the Principle continue to let kids get away with everything, you will have disruptive kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

It is an ok school. But the school is not ready for the children to show up.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
44%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Algebra

The state average for Algebra was 84% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 83% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) to test students in English 2, Algebra, and Biology upon completion of each course. The HSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. Students are required to pass the tests in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 97% 35%
White 2% 42%
Hispanic 1% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Technology

Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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Programs

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  • Engineering
  • Technology
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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2500 East Northern Parkway
Baltimore, MD 21214
Phone: (443) 642-5616

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