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PK-12
Public charter
Dallas, TX
Students enrolled: 2,400
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After care: No

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300 W Kiest Blvd
Dallas, TX 75224

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(214) 375-7682
(214) 375-7681
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June 13, 2014
Faith Family Academy is the best school I have ever went to.That's partly because of my 5th grade teachers Mrs.Kirkland and Mrs.Gove.They are awsome teachers.They know how to make school work fun.But I understand that its a privilege not a right.Mrs.Gove is the best teacher I ever had.She's nice, funny, and a great teacher! They say that nothing is perfect, but Mrs.Gove is a perfect teacher to me.The students are nice to.I would never want to go to any other school besides Faith Family. It's a great school.

- submitted by a community member
September 13, 2013
My school is AWESOME! The front of the school is beautiful, the new uniforms are great, all teachers and staff are nice.

- submitted by a teacher
September 12, 2013
I have two children attending FFA they are in 11th and kindergarten. I love the progress the school is making and the changes its made but would appreciate if the kindergarten principal more respectful and tone down the ego but the teachers are incredible my son prek teacher was Ms. Young and she is amazing my son learned soooo much he is now with mr.manzanera and is doing great! And the school has a app named classdojo that allows you to moniter your kids progress and discipline problems. For my other son he is taking advanced classes is a A and B student, does great in all major test and in cross country and definitely know FFA played a big part in his education. Thank you

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2011
Our daughter loves her Kindergarden class. Her teacher Mrs. Tomme is doing a great job. Our daughter has learned how to read and write very simple words and I am happy about her progress. I think this school is great for Pre-K and K, but she will be going to another school for 1st grade because I don't like the school environment too much. All it all, we are happy with our daughter's education there for now and the academic program is doing a good job preparing her for 1st grade.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2011
The principal is terrible!!! Don't send your kids to this school, they deserve better. The ECC school is great but the 1st grade through 12th grade is awful. The principal is running around on an ego trip and instead of focusing on what really matters to better the kids education, she busy bullying the handful of good teachers on staff. SMH!!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2010
I disagree with the prior low ratings. For one, we have a high ESL student population, so why wouldn't we have ESL development? The department I teach in had 100% retention. Yes, we had some behavioral challenges -- but that is our job to deal with in cooperation with the parents and dean. I see our school getting better!

- submitted by a teacher
June 17, 2010
FFA is a TERRIBLE school!!! Zero stars!!! The school is very disorganized. The first few days of each semester there are constant changes in students schedules. All professional development is over ESL learners. There is high turnover rate. One department only had 1 teacher return. Middle school only had 4 teachers return. Some teachers resign in the middle of the school year. This school accepts any student, which means students who have been kicked out of previous school(s) with bad behavior and disrespectful. Students don't know the concept of homework.

- submitted by a community member
June 05, 2010
Terrible Principal. The best teachers heading for the exit. A shame for the students, once again.

- submitted by a teacher
December 17, 2009
This school has one of the best art departments I have ever seen. And it's a total secret for some reason!

- submitted by a teacher
October 29, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
September 11, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
May 31, 2009
The teachers and staff at the elementary campus are incredible! I am so proud to be a member of FFA. The principal, Mrs. Mabra, holds high expectations for both staff members and students. It is a great place to work.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 28, 2009
The teachers for the elementary school are great. My concern is the principal. She doesn't give some of the parents respect. My daugther said she doen't even know her principal's name Would like to see the school shape up in this area also.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 27, 2009
This school has come a long way in the past 2 years, tremendous improvement in teacher turnover. Thanks to the efforts of Mrs. Douglas, the appearance of the school has improved, parental involvement and participation is up, and there are more activities for the students. The TAKS scores continue to improve, but still have a long way to go. There are lots of at-risk kids here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2009
My grandchild has attended FFA since Pre-K She's now in 2nd grade and things are just not the same as when she started. The way discipline is handle has made me seek schooling else where. I wish they would take a closer look at positive interventions for elementary grade school students.

- submitted by a community member
May 14, 2009
Middle and High school have improved many times over this year. We have an administration that is disciplined and the students are starting to tow the line because of it. The school still allows some troublemakers to linger in the school but they are working hard to solve the problem. The school has golf, track, basketball, art club, volleyball, baseball, technology and a whole bunch of other after-school activities for the first time in the schools history. A school that improves year after year!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating January 23, 2009
I wish they would put more curricular activities like rotc,drill team,cheer, and maybe football. Also for the elementary part of the school. The administration is trying very hard to make this school sucessful. Most of the teachers are great!

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
July 28, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2008
It's my first year as an elementary staff member, so I only have the stories from long term staff to go by, and according to them...things are looking up at FFA. So many have said, 'For the first time, FFA feels like a real school!' Mrs. Mabra has signed a two year contract as an administrator, and the majority of the elementary staff will be returning. There has been a real 'clean up' act on discipline issues; a progressive discipline plan hinders troublemakers being allowed to stay at FFA and disrupt learning. Teachers are teaching 'bell to bell'; TAKS preparation has been extensive; scores are UP! Nowhere will you find a more devoted effort by an elementary administrator and her staff to provide students every chance to succeed. Rated 'AVERAGE' to date, but look out...we'll exceed that in 2008/09! I'm proud of FFA!

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 15, 2008
I enjoy having my children attend Faith Family Academy. He is in 8th grade currently on the and my daughter is in 1st gade. My son is currently on the A/B honor role and on the National Honors Society. My daughter is currently student of the month and she has perfect attendance and on the A Honor roll. FAA is the best school in Texas.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 03, 2008
I cannot speak for previous years but I am confident that FFA is on the right track. We are working very hard to retain teachers and students. We are working to improve the curriculum and support our first year teachers. Watch out for this years' test scores they are on the way up. Things are different than in the past and we will not stop until we are the best school in Dallas.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating March 01, 2008
Faith Family Academy of Oak Cliff has a dramatically different feel this school year. Its principal, Mr. Kitchens, cares deeply about his staff and his students. He keeps parents informed, makes sure teachers have what they need, and wants the best for every student. The staff work long hours outside of class, and the parent involvement is ten times what is has been in past years. Faith Family will be a school to watch in the coming years. Parnents will have to contend with a wait list for admission to all grades if they keep improving like they have this year.

- submitted by a community member
no rating February 29, 2008
As a staff memebr at faith family Academy coming from public education, I can say it is different. However if we can keep a constant retention of teachers then we will be a great school again. The students here are just like anywhere else they will do what ever you let them get away with. The campus administration this has its prob;ems, but they are getting better. As a teacher here I feel that I could go work for better performing, and prettier schools that offer a more atractive benifits package, but I can do so much here, and the kids are more than willing to rise to your expectaions, as long as you tell them what you expect of them. The kids wont disappoint you.

- submitted by a teacher
February 29, 2008
The Teachers at this school are very dedicated to helping their students exceed!!!

- submitted by a community member
December 06, 2007
This is an excellent school for an open enrollment charter. There is not another one in the area that is open enrollment for at risk kids. The teacher turnover rate is getting better. These administrators this year really care and seem to tell everyone that they will be around for a while. This charter school has grown over the past 8 years from 120 students to over 1400 students. They have to be doing a whole lot of good things to have that endurance and growth. Every year they graduate more kids, and they have opened up a really neat early childhood center.

- submitted by a community member
September 19, 2007
I have a great-granddaughter in this school and she has made a great improvement. As far as the teacher turn over, none of us know the why's. Why be critical and you do not know why they are no longer with the school. It is a great school. A concerned great-grandmother.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2007
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- submitted by a administrator
December 14, 2006
Wow, what can you say about FFA? It is a school with great intentions however I believe that if they take the time and were more selective about the educators that they hire then maybe the quality of education will increase. I think that they have idea and a purpose that is not served. Allow the staff time through trial and error to grow together and stop firing everyone after a year.......... things could get better. The school has great potential.

- submitted by a staff
October 04, 2006
This is the worst school I have ever seen. I have never seen so much disorder in my life. Please do not put your kids there. Find another school.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2006
Once, again there is a new principal at the helm of FFA. The leadership of the school isn't very well. The security guards run around like the are armed services without the youngs yelling and screaming for no reason. A school that started out with a good intentions has gone down the drain. I hope they can get it together. The teacher turnover and the low TAKS scores need to be address. Challenge the students instead of treating them like second class learners.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2006
The secondary prinicpal for 2005-2006, Mr. Tuttle, was superior. He really cares about the students, the teachers and the parents. He did a great job. We needed him to stay and continue what great things he started.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2006
Administration is not very consistent. Teachers do not seem to be kept informed of changes. Very spotty leadership with this principal. Better last year.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2006
This school has too many turnovers in teachers. Adminstration is lacking in trying to keep employees. Teachers are not given yearly raises unless they directly as for them. They have aroung a 60% rate of teachers that do not have education degrees. Which means they are on an emergency permit from the state with no classroom expericens or education classes. That would not be a problem if they had enought staff to support theses teachers, but at this time they do not. Each level K-6 has only one teacher that has experience. TAKS scores are low- however they did go up this year. 4th grade Math went for 8% to 51% Good Qualities: Good school for students that have been expelled from other schools.

- submitted by a administrator
May 26, 2006
This school is awful. If you look at TAKS scores, they tell the story. The administration does not seem to have the interests of the children at heart.

- submitted by a teacher
May 23, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
May 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2006
THis is a good school. The teachers and students work together to form a cohesive unit.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2006
I would not recommend this school. There is a very high turn over of teachers. The so called enrichment classes (music and art) are not consistently offered to all kids. Some elementary kids get art classes but most do not. This school is not what it was described to be.

- submitted by a teacher
February 26, 2006
Fairly good TAKS scores for a charter school. Supportive staff and friendly environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2005
The turnover of teachers and administrators concerns me.

- submitted by a staff
August 16, 2005
FFA was a big disappointment to me. When the school switched from private to charter, that was a huge mistake. It began to nose dive and never came up. The learning opportunities just aren't there for our children, and that's sad.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2005
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- submitted by a staff
July 26, 2005
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July 26, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2005
The playground is beautiful the teachers are nice, but the curriculum needs work. The children arenn't challenged enough is my opinion.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2005
Faith Family Academy is a great school. As a former student at Faith Family Academy I personally know how well the teachers are. I was the fonder and president of the Politcal Science club, the Science Club and I was also the company commander for the ROTC program. The clubs at Faith Family Academy are outstanding, as the president of most organizations I look forward to hearing from any parent who has a question. The school goals are to make great leaders out of ever student the best of the potential. My message is clear these students are the next leaders of America and my duty is to bring out the leadership skills in every student. I will be returning to Faith Family Academy next year so I look forward to meeting some of you. God bless and have a great summer.

- submitted by a former student
September 21, 2004
I was really confused when I walked in the other day and saw several people dressed in scrubs. I wasn't sure if they were teachers or nurses aides. Why don't teachers dress like a teacher not a hospital worker?

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2004
My children have attended this school for 5 years. It has ups and downs just like any other school. But I wouldn't trade them for the world. The teachers work with my children with their needs. My children enjoy wearing the uniforms because they don't have to keep up with the new styles. This school is great!

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2004
My daughter has a learning difficulty and they have been very helpful and supportive of her needs.

- submitted by a parent
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Faith Family Academy of Oak Cliff
300 W Kiest Blvd, Dallas, TX  75224
(214) 375-7682
Last modified Faith Family Academy of Oak Cliff is a Charter school that serves grades PK-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Faith Family Academy of Oak Cliff Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 52 reviews. Top