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Duncanville, TX

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618 West Wheatland Road
Duncanville, TX 75116

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October 27, 2014
Great staff, professional teachers. A good alternative to public school. Most ratings are posted by disgruntled employees trying to discredit the district as a parent my child has shown much improvement over public schools with over crowding. Classes are smaller and individual attention given to students is a plus

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2014
I'm soooo glad we left this school. My child is doing so good in a public school. Parents stay at this school because they don't know any better or they don't care. I reported one stealing. She turned on the tears and got away with it. No the principal doesn't take a stand. He would not take action with this parent. But if it had been a student they would have had the police out there. My child made all failing grades there. Since being in public school he is passing everything. Guess what?? They have teachers that know what they are doing. We got so use to everyone at Advantage Academy lying and nasty hateful. At GPHS you don't have that. What the girls did at GPHS, you'll never see at Advantage Academy. Not the GP campus. I've seen life away from that school. Parents your kids deserve better. They really do.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2014
Its sad that noone at central office wants any input on what happens on campus, but the minute you disagree or have your own opinion about something, they threaten you with"You know we can let you go, at any time." We have had more than qualified coaches on staff, but the assistant athletic director position was given to the most unqualified staff member of all. She knows absolutely nothing about athletics, or the rules of UIL. She changes numbers on teachers SELF evalutions, and blames the number changes on people who have nothing to do with it. They are also the worst paying charter school, in Texas. You wonder why everyone quit? Central office staff tries to bully good teachers, and force some to leave. I must admit, the principals were the best, but that lady over PE is truly a horrible boss.

- submitted by a community member
July 15, 2014
I find it curious that the school has this many ex-employees to make negative comments. Open your eyes, AA. When nearly an entire building of certified elementary teachers do not return the following year (most of them left by choice), you're the one with the problem. This school has the worst teacher turnover I have ever seen or heard of. This turnover happened at North Duncanville year after year after year, and is still happening. But they can't let go of their pride in order to see that maybe, just maybe, they need to quit blaming everyone else and look in the mirror. The kids will continue to suffer until AA admin gets their act together. Seriously, let go of your need to control and micromanage and get with it.

- submitted by a teacher
June 27, 2014
Advantage Academy has all certified teachers, A curriculum director with a doctorate, and at least two certified Principals--the GP Assistant Principal and the Waxahachie principal proudly display their credentials. Teachers care about the students and the administrative staff is always ready to greet you with a smile. I find it curious that previous negative comments are all from ex-disgruntled employees.

- submitted by a teacher
June 24, 2014
Yes the kids were left standing in the rain yesterday. After reading this, I went to talk with the principle this morning. He asured me this would not happen again. I talked to him about the lunch arrangements, the kids are now eating in the lunchroom. If he is made aware of the problems the principle will take care of it. I'm not going to say anyone else will. I've had my share of problems with AA. but you have to address it then ask for action to be taken. There's only 2 weeks left of summer school, lets see how things go. AA use to be an outstanding school. Dr. Beck retired and turned it over to his kids. Shame on him. They don't know how to run a school. Sad thing is they will not ask for help from anyone or hear anyone with ideas. This could be a very good school again. We do have an awesome principle that has his hands tied by Central Office. They do all the hiring and firing. Angie McDonald, you need to call a meeting with parents and stop talking and hear what they have to say. You and the school would be better for it. It's ok not to know everything. A wise person knows when to ask for help. Where do you fall???

- submitted by a community member
June 14, 2014
Teachers and Parents be very careful with this school. For me, this was the worst job I've ever had. It was so unorganized. Kids would frequently be left unattended because of scheduling problems, but was blamed on teachers. E-mails were regularly sent out in the middle of the day with a task to be completed by the end of the day. Teachers had students and were teaching bell to bell often with no lunch break (lunch duty) and no time during dismissal. When was this last minutes task suppose to be completed? Then, threats of being written up were always announced if the task wasn't completed in time. The only way to comply with all of their rules was to take time away from teaching. I don't believe this is ever a good way to educate children. DO NOT TEACH at this school.

- submitted by a teacher
January 28, 2014
Was looking for a small high school to send my autistic child to. This school is small but the staff is totally incompetent. Students treated badly by teachers, teachers fired in front of students, principle doesn't even know what is going on in his own school. I pulled my kids mid year. School was not following my child's IEP. School wants your kids there on time, but refuses to open gym for them to be supervised while waiting. This leads to a butt load of ppl trying to drop off kids as late as they can. Traffic is horrible. No access to the building your child is in. You may wait 15 min for someone to realize you are buzzing at the door. High school students showing PDA with no supervision. Principle and other key staff off campus at "central office" instead of at the school. Grand Prairie campus needs help. Where is the TEA? This school needs a take over. If you are on this site, you care about your child's in counters at school. AVOID THIS PLACE!!

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2014
Unfortunately, everything that is written negative about AA is true. There are so many stories I could tell you that I do not even know where to start. I am a former teacher at AA. In the two years working here I have seen so much turnover it is unbelievable. My first days working here i found out that TEA was going to shut AA down. Don't know how they got out of that situation. More than half of the administrations and some teachers are not qualified for the positions they hold. All I can say God is watching. Oh, if you want to be employed here the pay is horrible. Save your teaching career and work for a private school. AA does not have a pay scale. I had a teacher friend that is qualified and been teaching for several years tell me that her pay is significantly less than a first year teacher at the same school.

- submitted by a teacher
January 21, 2014
When parents get angry about something, they just fire their teachers. Instead of trying to come up with solutions to the problems they have, they pretend like the problem was never there. How are the children supposed to get a decent education if they have three different math teachers in a single year because you keep firing them? When your turnover rate is that high, something is wrong. Plus they're trying to sneak religion into their curriculum.

- submitted by a community member
July 08, 2013
Teaching for this school was a nightmare. I truly had awesome students, but due to the ridiculous demands of administration, I was unable to provide the education they deserved. This past year, my TPRI results showed A LOT of growth. Initially, this was so exciting because we had worked non stop trying to teach the kids how to read. Low and behold, I was informed by admin that their scores were awful and unacceptable. I went home in tears that day feeling like a failure... again. Central office (oh excuse me, district) is a joke. These people have absolutely NO clue what they're doing. I guess the fact most of them are not qualified might have something to do with it. We would receive emails in the middle of the day demanding we complete a task immediately, while teaching bell to bell. while completing an overload of paperwork. If it wasn't done, they would threaten to "write you up". This was a HORRIBLE experience. Parents, do NOT send your children to this place. Please reconsider before doing so. The only good thing I can say was that my principal was very supportive. The assistance principal, on the hand, was verbally abusive and on a constant power trip. Horrible!!!

- submitted by a teacher
June 29, 2013
I have worked at this school great kids but central office is the worst . It started when payroll said I could not do married at a single rate it was on the form and I had marked this at all my other jobs. Payroll is never right you have to wait months and months to get paid for working Saturday school. Text books are so out of date. Students have a hard time moving into high school behind all other students. Angie McDonald hired her husband back after being fired last year. Tony Williams was demoted and Angie promoted back up this year. Sports they cut football from campus that did not have highschool. No support for athletics no money no good sport equipment had to make our own. Last two weeks of school they removed all books all educational things. If you want your child to receive a good education don't go to Advantage Academy.

- submitted by a community member
June 22, 2013
This school does poorly at preparing its students academically and has an inept administration. They have difficulty retaining quality educators and struggle to handling even mundane administrative tasks, such as enrollment. The only redeeming quality to this school is that it is surrounding by similarly mediocre public schools and so can appear attractive to cash strapped parents struggling to find alternatives to the area public schools.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2013
Well AA-GP has its good and its NOT so good, my son has been here since kindergarten now 2nd grade and he does great, my daughter has only been here 5th and now 6th grade, she too also does great. The administration staff could be better when it comes to us parents we should be on the same page when it comes to ANY matter my child has to be out of class from having to go to nurse, getting any disciplinary action and especially when you are asking my child to sign and date an attendance for credit loss of recovery plan form that a.goes in your school record folder and b.requires parent signatures

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2013
I'm a student that is currently attending this school. Do not send your kid here. This school gets rid of teachers a lot. Right now I have a long term subs in two of my classes. Some of the teachers are good but other teachers are super rude. The lunch here is terrible and expensive. There aren't any fun classes like art or something. They don't have gym for high school. The elementary and jr high are allowed in the gym after school but not the high school students; even on a cold day. The kids don't care about their grades and talk or do what they want and most of the time when the teacher tries to make them be quiet, they don't listen. So it's a hard environment to learn in. Some of the teachers teach quickly. Thus making the students not retaining the subject. I tried talking to the principal about something and he brushed me off instead of taking it serious. I asked the counselor about my STAAR test results before spring break. She never told me them. So the staff is very coordinated. There are many bad things about this school so I don't recommend this school.

- submitted by a community member
April 03, 2013
This school is led by inept and abusive administrators-nepotism at its best. The founder was put out to pasture by a temperamental, temper throwing daughter who is now the superintendent. Certifications are lacking, high teacher turnovers, no value placed on loyal employees. There are much better choices out there. Stay away from this one. I was associated with this circus for over 8 years. It's a money making machine for one family. Where is TEA? They won't make AYP for the third year in a row.

- submitted by a teacher
January 28, 2013
I as a parent have been pleased so far with the GP location. This is our third year, we have had some issues but they where all corrected to my satisfactory. I am very involved with my child's education and i believe he/she is succeeding well. This year has been our best year so far, we have better administration than the previous years. I believe advantage academy is getting better.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2012
Advantage Academy an amazingly inept administration. They have no concept of how to treat employees. Their typical process for firing people is not fair to the employee and often is based on their understanding of the "facts", which once refuted are ignored. They have abusive policies for requiring teachers, school administrators and central office staff to abide by insane requirements that are not only unproductive, but are totally counterproductive. I am ashamed to have my child associated with this school and would urge anyone to investigate before moving to this school. Also, it would be worth the effort to investigate by talking to teachers to determine their level of satisfaction with the outcomes in the classroom and the rules they must follow.

- submitted by a community member
September 14, 2012
AT ROWLETT LOCATION OFFICE STAFF NOT FREINDLYAND OUT GOING MY CHILD TOLD ME TEACHER IS YELLING AT CLASS TELLING CLASS THEY ARE MAKING VERY VERY ANGRY.SCHOOL LUNCH WAS DELIVERED LATE TWICE ONE TIME ALMOST TWO HOURS LATE. YOUR CHILD REALLY HAS TO BE THERE AT 7:55 NOT 8 BECOUSE IF THEY ARRIVE AT 7:59 THEN THEY GIVE THEM A TARDY SLIP NO GRACE ON THAT NOT EVEN 5 SEC. CHILD IS FALLING ASLEEP IN CLASS DO TO BORDEM. NOT ALOUND TO WATCH TEACHERS WITH OUT THEM KNOWING TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE BEEING NICE TO THEIR CLASS OF 5 AND 6 YEAR OLD THAT CAN NOT STAND UP FOR THERE SELFS.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2012
I sent two kids to North Duncanville last year. My mistake was not pulling them out mid year. I support experimentation like Advantage's Metakogs, but in this case they simply don't work. Textbooks were not available to students, no way to learn material at home, or for parents to know what's going on. Even the "megakogs" were photocopies with small print. Everything we saw was poorly implemented. One math class had a 50%+ failure rate on tests! To their credit, they did post the results on the bulletin board, but obviously this teacher needed help and the principal did not provide. (poor performance continued) The school should be shut down, but if it's not, I don't recommend sending your students there. As far as parental involvement, it was nil. Good luck even trying to get a syllabus to give to a tutor so she could be taught before tests!

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2012
I am a student at Advantage academy. From my experience being there as a student i would tell parents DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILD TO THIS SCHOOL. It is possibly the worst school in GP. As far as education, you will barely get any education. Every other school is far more advanced than we are and we are way behind in what we need to be in, I will be a junior this August and I am in desperate need of finding a new school. This is far most the worst school to ever put your child in. No type of well education. Students treat teachers badly, some. A lot of GREAT teachers get fired for absolutely no reason and hire teachers that can't teach for nothing. So far 6 teachers were fired so basically we learned nothing while they were being fired and some had no type of experience Never go back there. GP Advantage Academy. I promise you, you will regret it.

- submitted by a community member
July 05, 2012
I worked at this school in 2010. It was a horrible experience. A new administration building was opened that one can tell cost a lot of money, however the students had no library, gym, playground. Students could not talk to each other during lunch.Teachers were overworked with no lunch break, little pay and demanding schedules. When testing is going on, even if it is only one grade testing they force the other grades to stay in a class room the entire day without talking and working on packets (no isd does that). We were forced to teach Caroline Leaf's strategies for education, but no other school uses that. Students were completely disrespectful and the administration did nothing to moniter it. Many teachers did not have degrees or credentials. I would not send my child to this school because they most likely will not learn. Teacher turnover is high because the work enviornment is horrible.

- submitted by a teacher
June 05, 2012
I worked at another Charter School for 7 years before coming to Advantage Academy. I feel like the staff and administration really care about the students. I thought after leaving my last job that Charter Schools were worse than Public Schools, but I was wrong. Every school goes through periods of restructuring. I think the changes that have been made in the last year are all positive and I believe that Advantage Academy is headed in a great direction.

- submitted by a teacher
June 02, 2012
I worked at the North Duncanville location 2 years ago, and it was terrible then. From what my friends who are still there tell me, it is way worse, and everyone has either quit or been fired. Unless you are desperate, I'd find another place to work. Teaching is hard enough without all the extra stress they add. Go find a real school to work at.

- submitted by a teacher
March 20, 2012
This is a terrible school. It has consistently disappointed me with the quality of its academics, and has one of the highest turn-over rates for teachers I have ever seen. The administration is failing both the students and the teachers, and its only virtue is the crypto-Christian values it tries to push on its campus. When this school began it was desperate for students and so offered busing from our Dallas location to its campus in Grand Prairie. My wife and I were concerned with the quality of public schools in our area, but almost immediately I noticed that the standards were much lower academically than my child's previous school. This last year was the end, however, with a combination of chaos during enrollment and now the cancellation of the bus route now that they feel secure with the number of students enrolled. I am happily looking for a new school to enroll my children and will not miss Advantage Academy in the least.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2012
I am a former teacher who was fired for reporting irregularities concerning No Child Left Behind. Seems this school is not interested in education children, but only in the money that they generate upon enrollment. Many good teachers have been fired due to Mrs McDonald's wild temper flares. The scary part is that, as many on this blog have written, many of the administrators and teachers are not certified or even have college degrees. This school brags on being an alternative to public education, but DON'T believe them! There are plenty of other good charter schools to send your children to without exposing them to this non-Christian environment. A parent shouldn't have to ask whether their child will be educated at this school. It is generally understood. However, many students are left to linger in the classroom with no direction. Writers are correct when they state that TEA should shut this school down.

- submitted by a community member
August 17, 2011
ROWLETT, My child has attended Advantage Rowlett for the last 4 yrs. The Rowlett location is K-8th grade. Our overall experience have been good. We are looking forward to the new school year.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2011
ROWLETT, My child has attended Advantage Rowlett for the last 4 yrs. The Rowlett location is K-8th grade. Our overall experience have been good. We are looking forward to the new school year.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2011
WOW!!! I readed parent's concerns. I was going to put my kids in GP location for HS. WHERE is TEA to monitor? Education is very important for our Future. Why would the Teachers allow this- if you sign up to Educate. Please Teachers Speak up, Parent get involved and stay involved NO SCHOOL should tell parents to stay OUT........ MAybe they should get the STATE involved and shut down all AA! It happen in Wilmer, Texas, it can happen in Grand Prairie, Texas SHAME SHAME MR BECK,Central Office, and Principals, Directors, SHAME SHAME!

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2011
I am wondering what campus these reviews are referring to? I am looking into the Rowlett campas. I was pretty excited at first, but after reading these I am a little skeptical. Need to know about Rowlett campas? Any info would be great.

- submitted by a community member
April 27, 2011
This place has hit Rock Bottom. I have three children that have been there from yhe begining. At first it was a GREAT school!! The past year has been a total disappointment. The other reviews are correct, what kind of school does not I repeat DOES NOT want parents involved in their childrens education?? Answer a school that has many things to hide. I have first hand info of the administration making the teachers change failing grades to passing ones. There is a video of the 6 7 and 8 grades being made stand nose to the wall with their hands behind their backs. And then they fired the teacher of the child that made the video. COVER-UP!!!!!!! Do not get me wrong we have a GREAT group of teachers, too bad the are getting fired and the others will not return next year. Any potential Parents Of Students You Have Been Warned.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2011
THIS SCHOOL HAS FAILED OUR KIDS. We got letters today that 5th and 8th grade did not meet state standards on the Math and Reading Taks. They took them a few weeks ago. They did offer tutoring but on several occasions they called an emergency staff meeting so tutoring had to be cancelled. Advantage Academy is not up to par on their teaching at all. You have straight A students barely making B's now. I do not recomend this school to anyone.I personally know people who have left and their kids are repeating grades. That is not fair.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2011
The last post must be coming from someone in administration because teachers and parents alike feel otherwise. Yes, the teachers are awesome and doing what they can. Yes, we should and do praise the teachers with doing their best when they take orders from an insane central administration who brings in a so called expert to introduce "metacogs". Where is the proven research that shows Dr. Leaf's methods work. I am not an ignorant parent who does not know how to look this info up. She has no background in education and every bit of info on her background has no valid documentation to back it up. They should not be using our children as guinea pigs. As another parent posted we are treated as outsiders and prevented from coming to campus and communicating with teachers. They have gone as far as to have police come to the campus to keep too many parents from coming to the Christmas parties. Limiting classrooms to two parents per class. What is that.?! Not parent involvement for sure. So unless the changes begin at the top there will be no improvement in this school. I suggest looking elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2011
The school is on the decline. If you check with TEA, none of the so called Campus Managers/Principals are certified. The two certified administors they did have were both fired, because they were not liked by the truck driver-Son-In-Law Kevin Mcdonald, who now calls himself the Director of Operations! Thsi school is a joke, it is a crooked family run school, that is pocketing money and does not pay us teachers what we deserve! The Director at Waxahachie used to be a P.E. teacher and has no degree, but now she runs a school? Stay away from this school

- submitted by a teacher
August 22, 2010
I thought this was a good school, it does have some really great teachers who unfortunately are not treated as they should be treated. It had a great Principal and Vice Principal last year but they have both been replaced with unsatisfactory people who do not care about the well being of the students. The new Vice Principal acts like he is a drill sergeant and violates the children by making them throw away their food because he says its not healthy, he illegally searches their personal backpacks and takes their cell phones, speaks to them in demeaning tones. I do not recommend this school AT ALL!!! BEWARE IT IS NOT AT ALL WHAT IT SEEMS!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2010
AA-GP Campus Loved the fact that that AA incorporated character assembly which was similar to chapel when my child when to a Christian private school and incorporates prayer! Loved the fact that all her teachers where Christians and well qualified for her grades of 3rd-5th. Now entering 6th grade this school year and too many changes have been made and very disorganized. Orientation was chaos, recieved letter saying my son was in for the school year and then a phone call later this summer saying letter went out by mistake..still on waiting list. 3 prinicpals in the last three years and it just seems to keep going dowhill from there. We have 2 vp and a head principal..little to reserved and stand offish for me to be the first day of school! Can't be timid, meet and great, direct the flow ...that's why they gave you the position!

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2010
My kid's campus had 4 principals in 2 years, 3 math teachers in 1 year, grading policy changed in the middle of a SIX WEEKS with no parental notification, teachers pulled from class for WEEKS at a time for "special training" and subs are not qualified. Facilities are run down, teacher turnover rate is high, moldy food twice in the cafeteria, expired milk, they run out of food!! There is a handful of great teachers - rumor has it they are quitting. WHY!?

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2010
This school was a nightmare. The students are out of order, and kids who want to learn can not becuase of the attention being placed on trying to quiet the kids. The well behaved kid are picked on by the rowdy majority who stick together. Many of my friends have had the same expereience were their children were abused by the others and the teachers did not do much to change it. This is true for the Duncanville and the Grandprairie campuses.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
They really care about each child. They work very hard with what limited funds they have. They teach our children to love America as well as each other. They teach them to respect authority and try to build into them self esteem and integrity. There principle sets high goals and expects the very best from the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 01, 2009
We love this school. Eagle Charter schools are more 1-on-1, parent friendly, great academically, and they stand on a spiritual foundation. My daughter went from K to 3th and now returning for 6th. The other schools were ok but she and i missed Eagle... Well Advantage Academy now... I had everyone of her teacher's email and a cell# for some of them. The only 2 disadvantages back then was they didnt have sports or music programs so we enrolled her in outside extracurricular and secondly, the North Duncanville location is in 2 buldings across the street from each other. There are busy major businesses next door but they have a full time cross guard. When i win the lotto my community donation would go to a Brand new, hi tech building for this school.... Go Eagles!!

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2008
I personally like this school (Grand Prairie campus) my son attended 6th grade last year there. He made commended performance on his math and did well in his other subjects. Because it is such a small school I feel that he gets the attention that he needs. However I feel that discipline is too lenient. Which in a couple of years maybe cause the school to have a down fall.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2008
I have a son going into the 5th grade. The teachers at Waxahachie Advantage Academy have been a wonderful role model for him. He is ADHD. The teachers and staff have worked with him and are very understanding. This last year he was commended by the state on his TAKs reading test. I believe that the school is on the right track towards building champions!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
November 07, 2007
I cannot praise this school enough! My child is being challenged academically and her social skills have improved greatly. This is her second year. Last year there were some issues and the staff went out of their way to get it resolved in a fair manor. We are just sad that Ms. Smith is gone this year. :(

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2007
My daughter is in Kinder and has been at Eagle since Pre-K. I wanted to thank Mrs. Lozano for the awesome job she does. She goes that extra mile, she cares for each student's education. She is now learning how to write her name in cursive. She can also read! She's also learning sigh language! Thankyou Mrs. Lozano! Oh must I add the staff is all very polite.

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September 17, 2007
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August 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2007
My children went to Eagle Advantage for two years and they learned so much and love going to school every day. The whole staff there is very caring and loving toward each child. I moved and took my children out thinking for convince everything would be fine, but I didn t feel that they were not learning that much and fell behind at there new school, so now I am going to be driving that extra time to have them go to Eagle Advantage because of the entire outstanding job that every one there does and I will continue to take my children there no matter what drive.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2007
that's a great school and i believe that they are building champion's

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2007
I have been very dissappointed with my childrens education at Cornerstone Eagle Adv. this year. There is a lack of communication between parents and teachers, and the teachers to administers. I find the whole school full of confusion and disorder.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2006
Lets just say that I was not Pleased with this school that I put my 2 children in another school and my 6th grader is now so far behind that she is already struggling. She didn't have a permanent teacher last year for Math. And she did not get the tutoring that was promised to me. She even felt that the teachers did not care. I also had a child in Pre -K and he learned a lot last year. But he did not go to this campus. He went to the campus on Shelly Street. I don't think there is enough teachers or qualified teachers for this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2006
Eagle Advantage do not show a great deal of concern for the students (jr high & high school) academic learning. The school needs to focus on a teaching/learning level instead of high ratio of enrolled students so that more federal funds are granted. The teachers need to take mandatory workshops throughout the year, so that they will be able to teach the courses that are essential and balance or better than surrounding school districts. They do not have PTA or anything of sort so that the parents can be more involved & active @ the school. The school needs to offer accelerated learning opportunities to the high school grades, that have yet to become available.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2006
The academics were great, however there was no discipline guidelines in place. Also, they were somewhat unorganized. But on a academic level they were great....

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February 22, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2005
My sons glasses were broke and nobody cared. Theres nobody helping the students or anybody. Its a big mess. Classes are too small and they have to many kids. The teachers cant handle the kids. I called the principal and he told me it would be okay. Be careful.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2005
Eagle Advantage is on a higher academic scale than the public school system. The areas where the school is lacking would be in sports. As with most Charter and Private schools, the school is challenged in that area. Be prepared for a lot of parent involvement. If asked whether I would send my child back, Yes I would.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2005
This year the school is crazy. They have children as young as 6 through 9 changing classes every hour. These kids think they are in a circus. This program will not work.

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June 22, 2005
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April 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2005
I like this school alot better then the other bigger school my son attended because they are smaller and offer a more one on one atmospear.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
I am very disappointed. My children have been at this school for 5 years however; it seems that the last two years with giving more enphasis on this year the school has definately lacked in several policies/procedures such as; discipline, uniforms and tolerance. There are a lot of discipline problems and feel that the fact that students are not being screened as passed years. When there is a concern and it is brought to the authorities attention it is swept under the rug. Now it seems that Eagle Advantage officials have a mentality of 'more kids, more money', not caring of the academically, appearance and reputation of the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2005
I wanted my daughter to get into a magnet Highschool. She was sick the day of the benchmark test. A representative in the office told me she could take the test. She went back they didn't give her the test. They told me it would not affect her report card,then told me it was not a major part of her grade,then told me it was 25%.This will ultimately affect my daughters future. I feel very bad about the unattention and disconcern given to my daughter's situation. Not to mention the many times my calls and messages were never returned.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2005
I was disappointed with Eagle Advantage Charter School. My daughter became lazy with school work and her study habits dropped dramatically.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2004
My overall experience is fair, with the understanding that the school is still in it's growing stages, I am hopeful that they will increase the efforts of parental involvement and the tolerance towards students with learning challenges. I have also experienced some teacher's growing intolerance to more provide one-on-one attention those with learning challenges because they are dealing with an overwhelming amount of children who exhibit disciplinary problems on a consistent basis.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2004
I would love to see the school improve in the area of discipline. There seems to be a low tolerance for challenging students. I was given no other option by Administration to withdraw my child. As a result I had to pull my other two children who were doing academically well. Overall the school is great, but lacks a fair discipline structure.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2004
I am very pleased with the performance Eagle Advantage Schools is having on my children. They have an excellent Accelerating Reading program to help your child develop their reading abilities! My son have learned so much concerning technology in the Computer Technician Mentoring Program.

- submitted by a parent
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Advantage Academy
618 West Wheatland Road, Duncanville, TX  75116
(214) 276-5800
Last modified Advantage Academy is a Charter school that serves grades PK-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Advantage Academy Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 68 reviews. Top