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Freedom High School8

Orlando, FL | Orange County


December 31, 2014

As a former teacher at this school, I can't caution parents enough- AVOID THIS SCHOOL! Freedom High School was recently on a "modified lock down" for several days due to the threat of gang violence. The principal is clueless and disrespectful. Don't send your kids here.

December 28, 2014

I am currently a senior and might I have to say I have seen so many things change in past 4 years. In freshmen year, since I was new, I didn't find anything change. Except for the ban of the worlds greatest cookies (thank Michelle Obama) In Sophomore year, I saw a new improvement. More food trucks in school. People had more food. New Benches, more Honors and AP Classes. In my Junior year,I took all AP classes except for 2. But all my friends would complain about their struggle in the AP classes. When I asked them why they wouldn't go to all the Honors classes, they would tell me that they took them away to save money. (We got a new Principal year) Senior year came by. They would be less and less food no matter how long you stayed in lines. We would all end up at the vending machines till they ran out of food! When we wanted to switch out of a class, the guidance counselors would just say that they is no space without even looking up. Guidance counselors have no purpose to their job. When I went to ask about scholarships, they would tell me that it is not their job when it is. I just wish I could get out of this mess easier.

Submitted by a student

August 4, 2014

I am currently a junior at freedom & the staff is horrible the teachers don't care if you fail or pass they're still getting paid. One of my teachers was out of school for 3 months because she was pregnant, meanwhile we had substitutes and did nothing but read books and I still got an F on my report card. I even emailed her but no response

March 12, 2014

this school is the only school that have very few honors classes.they mainly push you to do ap so they can get money.

Submitted by a student

November 7, 2013

a very boring school.full of lames.the school is strict on things that don't even matter.i only have 2 good teachers.algebra teacher doesn't even give me good notes.my biology teach is always absent.shouldnt even be an A school.

Submitted by a student

November 2, 2013

Do not enroll your child into to Monticello Program; it is a scam. The school gets money for how many students take an AP class, regardless if they fail. So they load up the children on AP classes with incompetent teachers. In my Sophomore year, my AP World History teacher did not teach us the formatting for essays (half the AP test were essays), so imagine my shock upon hearing from my friend attending another school that there was a specific format. Needless to say, I did not get a score I wanted, and almost the whole class recieved 2s and 3s. (Most colleges only accept 4s and 5s for college credit). The administration does not care if you are failing, and even when I requested to be removed from the program, they refused. All of my friends in IB at Cypress passed all their AP exams and many got 5s. I regret choosing Monticello.

October 23, 2013

The first impression a parent gets of the school is from the school receptionist. Freedom High School makes the best first impression all due to the fantastic receptionist! I have never been in that lobby without hearing a warm greeting from her and seeing her smiling. I've been in a lot of schools and been treated very poorly by the lobby staff - this is by far the most friendly, welcoming, and caring environment I've experienced. Great job FHS! You hired a winner!

Submitted by a parent

October 22, 2013

I wish the school would utilize their website. As a parent trying to find out information about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities for my child, cost of tickets for an event, etc., this site is useless. The calendar of events has been blank since school started three months ago. You have to call the school with every single question because there are no newsletters. They assume all students are in quiet classrooms during announcements and that is the only way to obtain information.

Submitted by a parent

April 30, 2013

As a parent of a junior, I wish I has not fallen for the Monticello mumbo jumbo. It is a ploy to excite parents and little else. My daughter has fallen behind and there is no support from the teachers or the administration. I have fought to get her out of AP classes and almost taken her out of the school all together. There is nothing to the Monticello program. Send your kids to the IB program at Cypress if they are academically gifted.

Submitted by a parent

October 14, 2011

I'm thinking about relocating to Orlando next year and looking for a high school for my daughter. I'm truly impressed with what I've read so far

March 16, 2011

School is clean and safe looking. One of my daughter graduated with little complain. The past two years I'm hearing complains of many student and my other daughter on lack of communication and possible profiling on certain students. I can tell you I did not get a fast email respond and/or phone call message return from ??? until I requested front desk office to pass me to someone I can speak too (I have Email/calls to show if anyone questions me). Dress code is getting out of hand, to my understanding certain students are getting picked on and on some for what seems proper dressing but not to the school. My daughter called me in to school for a dress code, which I had to snap a picture of because her shorts was up to the proper level. The school personal complaint was the hole on the bottom (styled at proper level) which is covered and you cannot see skin. My understanding, many students have been moved to other schools for low grades. The school is a "A" and they want to keep it that way. So I filed a compalint with Florida Education Department. Their are other issues I've heard from and about student. !Speak up and stop the bulling!

Submitted by a parent

September 22, 2010

I got expelled from freedom in august of 2009, I felt a bit mistreated but then again who wouldn't in my position, Freedom is a nice school, you have a mix of all different ethnic back rounds that attend there as well, But after my expulsion i had to take online courses (FLVS) which i am still taking (2 year expulsion). All of my buddies say that they wouldn't think twice about making the transition (They Obviously Don't Like The Administrators). Im saying, if your reading this and have problems with freedom, Withdrawal and take online courses. It's not worth trying to work things out with the school.

Submitted by a student

September 13, 2010

My son is a Sophomore and very involved in the arts and music programs. he has caring teachers, is motivated (cant get him to come home some days) and would not dream of going anywhere else. I got a call from the 10th grade counselor today and was impressed by her dedication and courtesy. The campus is clean and my son feels safe there. Only problem so far was his math teacher last year-he did not seem to get along with her but other than that, we are glad we stayed.

Submitted by a parent

August 25, 2010

I m currently a junior at Freedom and I have to say I love it here. The guidance department is well run, though there are strict rules to abide by, but it is for the best. I personally don t like most of the rules but we are still kids and discipline is necessary. Otherwise who would be running the school? I would like to say, most parents that leave their reviews aren't speaking their mind but more of their child's. With that being said most kids speak of the bad and not the good, to their parents. This then affects the view of the school in their parents mind. The school is excellent; the students are very diverse but great, though my only concern is that we have many 'older' teachers that should have been done with their careers by now. But this isn t the schools fault, its the public schooling system.

Submitted by a student

January 13, 2010

My son is currently a senior there. I have very mixed feelings about this school. I am happy to see the foucs on getting more kids into Advanced and AP courses, instead of just on the lower performing students. My son does feel comfortable and safe there. I think the new principal is a real improvement, and give him kudos for bringing the grade up to a B. However I think he is very out of touch with reality with some things, as exhibited by his ban on PDA - come on, these are teenagers - what do you think they do after school? My biggest complaint is that there is almost no guidance provided to get the kids ready for college. The counselors will advise if asked, but there are no guidelines or timelines to let the students know when they should be taking tests and filling out applications,

Submitted by a parent

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