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Family Christian Academy

Private | PK-12

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $87,100. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $810.

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Posted June 26, 2008

My older 2 children have attended public school and private school and they both rate FCA's teaching abilities higher than our local public school. At FCA, the jr & high school students do have the 'typical teenage stresses', as referred to in June 6, 2007 post, although with Christian Spirit led teachers and Christian student leaders those stresses are better dealt with and students are taught to put their trust in God and rely on Christ in every area of life. That is something that is not being taught in most schools today, so this makes FCA a unique school where each child is set apart for greatness through Christ Jesus! Also, my oldest graduated from FCA. He is a confident young man & prepared for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

I graduated from this school. Trust me, you do not want to send your kids here. I was lucky to have had some amazing teachers, however, this is not the case anymore. When I went to college, for instance, even at San Jacinto Jr. College, I had to take remedial math courses because I was so unprepared. Please, do not send your children here. When you go apply, ask about the teacher turnover. Ask why it is so high, and how they skim by on accreditation every year. The office staff is a joke, there is little security, and just as much typical teen-aged stresses go on here as they do at public school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 2, 2007

Overall, my child has progressed well, I would really like to see a comparison with other students in public school. It is pretty well recorded that students, entering into public school, 6th grade and above are excelling above their peers. I am not sure what the disconnect when entering Middle School. It is an excellent value, and the Teachers and parents are very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2005

Excellent school...By the time my daughter was 5 she has started reading in public grade 2 level, adding, subtracting, etc.
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Posted April 9, 2005

Excellent school, high standards of education for the k-5 level and first grade level. Have not experienced othger grade levels. Excellent teachers so far, involved with the kids as individuals, great parent-teacher relationship, my 5 yr old started reading before she turned 5.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2005

I am a former teacher from this school. Please do not send your (7th-12th grade) children to this school. I am not saying this out of vendiction, but purely out of concern for education. This school DOES NOT stress education; it is more like a Christian summer camp. Your children will not be prepared or even encouraged to go to college.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 30, 2004

--As an elementary school-- Good books. Very safe. Very challenging. High standards. Excellent teachers. --As a high school-- Almost no academic programs. Poor electives. Teachers underqualified and most leave at the end of the year. Students run classes. Lots of work but no education. No parental involvement. No emphasis on college. GREAT school for students from k-6 grades. Give it an A VERY BAD school for 7-12 grades. Give it an F. As a former student, I would advise parents to send their kids to this school up to their 6th grade. After that send them to a public school or another private school.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 31%
Hispanic 16% 51%
Black 9% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Colleges most students attend after graduation San Jacinto
Lee College
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Spanish
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  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Robert Anderson
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  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
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  • ACSI
  • ORUEF
Fax number
  • (713) 450-3730

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  • Spanish

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  • French
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  • Library
  • Playground
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  • Track
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  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

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  • Family Christian Academy is a non-denominational educational ministry of Family Church of Houston and has been serving families in the surrounding area for over 40 years. Our administrators and principals are ordained ministers and associate pastors of Family Church. At Family Christian Academy, we are not merely a college prep school. We have a much greater responsibility than that. We are a purpose prep school! Our first priority is for our students to be educated in their spirit not their mind. A revelation education that begins with the Word of God and a reverence for God! Just like our American public school used to do.
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14718 Woodford Drive
Houston, TX 77015
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Phone: (713) 455-4483

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