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PK-12
Public charter
Garland, TX
Students enrolled: 116
 

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701 West State Street
Garland, TX 75040

(972) 272-2173
(972) 205-9050
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Map of Alpha Charter School address.

May 15, 2015
The new Alpha is the place to be! Our school has truly taken a 180 degree turnaround. Academics, Parent/Student involvement, and Campus Life are all clearly on the rise. Our new administration & district-wide technology makeover have done wonders!

- submitted by a parent

October 10, 2013
Its the worst school everr. They feel you jail food and it feels like your in prison.. I do not recommend anyone to go there. The teachers and principal are not good. The school is just flat out ridiculous. So if you want your kids to feel like they are in jal this is the perfect school for them. Oh and it does not help you really catch up.

- submitted by a community member

October 13, 2011
This school needs to be shut down.... My child used to attend Alpha Charter. They have roaches and rats. The school lunches are a JOKE!!!! My child would come home complaining that he was still hungry after eating lunch. I think they still have a few good teachers, but I don't think they will be there much longer. The administration is a joke also. I think they are not concerned with children's education, but with making money. They do not have textbooks, no school sports or academic organizations. Technology is basically non-existent. The classrooms look like war zones. They have holes in the walls, and mold and mildew stains on the ceiling. I WOULDN'T ADVISE ANYONE TO LET THEIR CHILDREN ATTEND THIS SCHOOL....

- submitted by a parent

October 13, 2011
This school cannot be serious! This is the worst "school" in all of the US. Lunch is held in the hallway and the so-called administration is a team of idiots who believe they have invented the best procedures and educational strategies ever. They pretend to put student success first, but you can see right through it that they only care about $$$ and trying to keep that dingy-smelling rat's nest open. They don't have any activities for the children to participate in unless you count detention and the ghettoized P.E. classes. Student's don't even get recess. Outsiders are free to walk right into the building and roam and visit classrooms whenever they feel. I would not advise anyone to go to this school unless you are coming to shut it down and board the building up....This school IS NOT the place to receive a serious education.

- submitted by a parent

July 05, 2011
My son was having such a problem in public schools since the class rooms were so huge. When he began at Alpha I noticed his grades and his attitude toward school improve greatly! The teachers are excellent and Ms. Valerie has the entire school in line and that in itself is worth commending her for. My son has been taught not only the curriculum but also respect of not only himself, but other people. He will be attending again next year. And every year after that!

- submitted by a parent

March 19, 2011
Let me just say WOW! I found this while looking for old classmates and was rather shocked that this school is still in business, or should I say, back in business as I know they closed years ago. I was student back in the 90's when they were known as Alpha Academy. I see that Brother York (as we were told to call him) is still in charge. I'm sorry to hear of the lose of his wife. I just hope that the teachers they hire are better than the ones they had while I was there. I wasn't surprised by the comment from the mother who found out that her child knew more than the teachers, I did. The statement about "a tuition-free private school education" is a bit surprising as we always had to pay. BUT, hopefully it's gotten better since they closed and reopened in the years since I've been there. Maybe Brother York and his daughter, Sister York have learned more. At least it doesn't look like y'all are calling them Brother and Sister anymore. Good Luck to those going there now!

- submitted by a community member
no rating
April 11, 2010
My son went to this school for 2 years. I found out after I removed him that he was writting any answer to make problems in his math book...26*2 =4, and making 100. The teacher wasn't even checking the answers just giving a 100%. He is still trying to catch up on what he missed. They also collected money for trips, book clubs etc, and never gave our books etc nor our money back..just dissappeared. Very bad school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 11, 2009
I used to teach in that school and have since moved to Arizona; however, I woud come back in a heartbeat because the faculty,administration and support staff lover the students and will do what ever it take s for them to be successful citizens Support Alpha Charter because the helping the students is their reason for being there. Heaven know there is no monyey in teaching!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
August 10, 2009
My nephew attends this school and has problems (due to the death of his mother) and they really work with him!!!!! He loves his school and teachers. That in itself says a lot for the staff. Especially, Ms. Valerie, I truly believe they care about the kids and his grades are great!

- submitted by a community member
no rating
January 01, 2009
The teachers are nice and try to help students much as possible. The school started a MMA(mix martial arts) club (both genders can join) and a flag football team. The school is trying to raise money to play tackle football next year. Sorry I am raving now. Anyways I love this school.

- submitted by a student

September 04, 2008
My daughter has learned so much at alpha. I reccommend this school to any parent who feels that their child is not receiving quality education from public school. My daughter plans to graduate a year early and Alpha has a wonderful curriculum that challenges my daughter to reach her goals.

- submitted by a parent

August 11, 2008
My stepson (who is 14), has never made straight A's. Last year @ Alpha Charter he made straight A's all year! YES!!! Alpha Charter Rocks! The only complaint I have is that more parents need to get involved w/ the school. Lets show our school and children that we support them and that we are there for them to lend a helping hand!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 01, 2007
My student graduated from Alpha in 2007. I was very impressed with the overall school. The program they have is great for students who need extra help and want to earn their diploma. There have been alot of improvements on the building and staff and they are really there to work with students. Although their test scores are not great they helped my child learn what she needed to pass TAKS and go to college.

- submitted by a parent

October 16, 2006
There aren't many extravurricular activities, no gymnastic or exercise program to speak of other than going outside and playing football in a small area. The teachers are generally a bit lacking in discipline of the class but are average in teaching. The administration of the computer program is good. The building is leaky and water damaged among other things, but it's good enough for it not to be a big problem.

- submitted by a student

September 24, 2006
I was a student at this school last year and found it to be really amazing. I thought all the staff (from the Janitor to the Principal) to be very helpful and supporting.

- submitted by a student

February 07, 2006
My son graduated from this school in May 2005. He had special needs and learned from everyone (from the Janitor to the Superintendent as well as parents and students). The students were very supportive of each other at this school- much better than other schools we experienced. I looked at several different school before I took my son to Alpha. It is well worth your time to look into sending your child to this school.

- submitted by a parent

January 18, 2006
I am not sure how great it is but the programs seem to be okay

- submitted by a student

October 08, 2003
My son moved to Alpha after 5 years at Garland ISD. He is disabled and learning impaired. He is making straight A's and happy now.

- submitted by a parent

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Alpha Charter School
701 West State Street, Garland, TX  75040
(972) 272-2173
Last modified Alpha Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades PK-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Alpha Charter School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top