First Assembly Christian School

Private | K-12 | 545 students


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Posted April 2, 2014

I am an alumni of First Assembly Christian School. I was valedictorian of the class of 1984. I logged onto this website to see if there were any plans for a thirty year reunion. I found none. I did, however, read your reviews. Obviously I have not been around for a while and have no idea what is going on in the school today. I wanted to remind all of you that there are no perfect schools. There are no perfect students, parents nor teachers. I think that is something we all forget sometimes. I have nothing but the happiest memories of my days at FACS. My time there was a blessing in my life. I hope this years graduating class and those in the future will have as fond of memories of there school as I hold in my heart...................Kristina Lynn Smith, Class of 1984.

Posted March 4, 2014

Wow!! I can't believe some of these bad reviews...... Both of our kids go here and we love it. We have had wonderful support from teachers and administration! No school is perfect but our kids love it. One of our kids started out in public school and it wasn't a great experience. There was so much anxiety with all the public school testing and I feel we made a great choice in going to CFA Academy.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 29, 2014

Do you know why the reviews go from "love it" to "hate it"? It's because the administration plays favorites. The way it works is you come in, keep your mouth shut and never EVER question them. If you step out of line once, you are forever on their list. No forgiveness, no patience, no tolerance. From the on they either make sure to torment up you any chance they have. The teachers literally believe they are the supreme authority of the students lives on and off campus. What's worse is that they hold little to no respect for the students privacy, they check their social media and look through their text messages if they take their phone. The students can't do anything about it either as it will always end with the student being in more trouble for "causing trouble." Not only are the teachers horrid, but they leadership is just sad. They have no backbone and won't stand up to anyone as long as their pockets are filled. They can't even enforce any other rules beside the dress code and phone rules. If you are reading this and your children attend this school, take it for someone who's been inside and seen behind the fake, smiling faces: You need to remove them now.

Posted January 26, 2014

This school is wonderful! The teachers are awesome! Issues/problems handled quickly! No bullying tolerated! No "wrong" crowds! The teachers actually CARE ABOUT THE STUDENTS! Love love love this school!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 1, 2013

I attended this school for 14 years, & I am thankful for my experience. Reading the other reviews, I can agree on both sides. I do agree that this school has some issues with discipline & other minor things. On the other hand, I believe that the teachers only want the best for their students. Any issues with students speaking out and not being disciplined is primarily from poor parenting. The teachers can only do so much with all the laws these days & they are also human and can only take so much. I sincerely love every teacher I had. The "mean" ones & the easy ones. They each taught me something that I have carried into my collegiate career. The thing I am most thankful for is the Christian atmosphere. I understand that it is not overly Christian, maybe some want that, but you cannot force Christianity upon students. If you do that, then they may never come to Christ. Jesus did not force people to listen to him, but led by example & brought people to salvation that way. I realize that this school is not perfect, but I would not trade my time here for anything in the world. If you want a perfect school you will never find it, but this one strives to be better daily. Thank you,FACS!

Posted September 18, 2013

I hate to be the downer on here, but this is not a good school at all. I have to note that I can only speak for the elementary as I do not have a child in middle or high school yet. The teachers that I've had experience with lacked patience. I would catch the teachers yelling at the kids, which is not something I signed up for. Administration was not any better, will only cover up for their staff. There's really so much to tell, but I don't think I would have enough space for this page. If you don't care for a nurturing environment for your child and you're ok with them being yelled at for minor situations, then go for it. I ignored a few bad reviews and figured it was just a bickering parent that wanted to blast the school. Wow! wish I would have listened.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 20, 2013

The elementary school is outstanding. However, the middle school is seriously lacking in quality and character, the teachers were rude to the students, did not display any Christian character whatsoever. There was a completely lackadaisical attitude towards education in the middle school. There are a few completely self absorbed teachers at the 5th grade level who constantly made inappropriate remarks to students and did not conduct themselves in a profession manner at all. Unfortunately the parents received no support from the principal regarding issues presented. Sorely disappointed will not be returning.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 20, 2011

We have two children attending Elementary School at FACS. We LOVE it! It has been a wonderful experience for both of our kids. Our first child attended public school for the first two years with a very below average experience to say the least. We feel this has been his best school year yet!! There are not enough good things to say about the students and staff at FACS!! The academics are very challenging with many extracurricular opportunities being offered. Our children's teachers are exceptional and truly care for the students. If you want a top notched education, choose FACS!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 25, 2011

FACS High School offers traditional high school activities and sports as well as academics in a more controlled environment than traditional schools. The staff is very helpful and willing to work with students who demonstrate an interest in a course not offered at the school in a traditional fashion. They offer many honors and AP options as well. Impressed!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 5, 2011

You are better off sending your kids to public school. Poor administration, poor communication. This schools cares about one thing only....your check each month. Financial aid may or may not be available. And if it is count on about a 10% reduction. For the cost of tuition, you get an average education comparable to public school. They need to take the word Christian off of the building. Very high turn over rate for teachers.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 23, 2010

My son Keith Durham learned the best study skills from this school. Ms.Hollingsworth is still a name my son pulls out for his favorite teacher. 16yr old Keith is a better student and person because of his time at your school!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 16, 2010

horrible school......dont let the 'christain school' part misslead you.....not good enough
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Posted March 15, 2010

A complete waste of money. The administration and faculty in the middle school are below average and the teachers do not care if the students pass or fail. Not my idea of a Christian school. Complete dissapointment. Can't wait to get my kids out.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 10, 2010

I have 2 daughters at FACS and the love it. The teachers go above to make sure they grasp the material they are teaching. After school also works with the kids to make sure they have study time and complete their homework. Summer Program is wonderful!! If you can afford it, I highly recommend it. The Bible is taught and used as guide line for life. Public schools are doing thier best to push God out of school. We have to fight back any way we can.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 27, 2009

FACS is under new leadership that has really turned this place around! The previous reviews show some issues that all schools face. What amazes me is that the school teaches and offers my child a great education even when they only operate on 4500 per child. The state gets over 7000 in the public schools plus. FACS is a great place for those who have a conviction for Christian Education and can sacrifice financially to have their most precisous possessions enrolled there. God bless em!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 9, 2009

My chid has attended First Assembly Christian School for over nine years. I have been well pleased with his education. The teachers are wonderful Christians and very supportive of each student. The financial sacrifice that I make for my child's education is more than worth it. I feel that he will leave First Assembly Christian School well equipped for the future.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 3, 2009

We have 3 children attending FACS and are very pleased with the school! Our kids love it too! The teachers genuinely love and challenge them to be their best. The administration is doing a great job in steering the school and continually making it even better! We are so thankful for the safe, Christian atmosphere which FACS provides for our kids!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 2, 2009

I have two children attending the school and we love it! The middle school and high school have been great for both of them. The administration is fair and just in dealing with each situation. They have a great athletic program and the coaches and teachers have a genuine love for the students.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 2, 2009

I thank God everyday for my children attending First Assembly. I have 2 students and are very pleased with the teachers and faculty. I was very pleased when First Assembly implemented a security feature for students in which any Elementary Student or Middle School Student can only be picked up by authorized persons showing proper identification. The faculty goes the extra mile to help in any way they can. My children are learning in a healthy, safe environment with people who care.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 2, 2009

I have a junior in HS and 3rd grader. Both have attended since K4. I am very pleased with their teachers and the level of their education. From my experiences at First Assembly, the teachers are well-qualified and geniune care about the students. Teaching them academically and also striving to instill in them the Word of God and driving them to make good decisions in life, with school and relationships. The leadership is supportive and has proven to stay on top of discipline with students and not tolerating continuous disobedience. This is the first school I have heard of where the Headmaster has devotions and prays for the students over the school intercom. I would definitely recommend First Assembly Christian School.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 53%
Black 14% 32%
Hispanic 3% 11%
Asian 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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Concord, NC 28027
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