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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Mater Academy - Lakes High School is an above average, public, charter school located in Hialeah, FL. It has 1,280 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 36 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.

Mater Academy - Lakes High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1140
246 responses
Average ACT
24
78 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$76,607
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,199
National
$949
Median Home Value
$318,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 48 responses
  • The Full Moon Party
    25%
  • Sports events
    17%
  • Pep rallys
    15%
  • The end-of-the-year fieldtrips
    15%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,280
Free or Reduced Lunch
75%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
36:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,843
Teachers in First/Second Year
56.8%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,595/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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Mater Academy - Lakes High School Reviews

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Mater Lakes is a really good educational institution where student are able to engage in different activities and experiences. Teachers offer an excellent education and the facility is in good condition and expanding. My experience in the school has been great, I was able to participate in sports while putting all my focus on my education. Student can choose from a wide variety of sports or clubs in which they can take part of and expand their knowledge and high school experience. Besides this, the school offers Dual Enrollment classes for those students who are interested in getting ahead in their college education; students can do this while saving money because these classes are free and available for all high school students.
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I wouldn't recommend going to this school. Administration is terrible. It takes a like a month of calling them for an answer and they take forever to answer emails. They also tried to make me retake 2 classes that I passed. Last year I got a "C" average in pre-algebra and instead of taking algebra this year, they wanted me to retake pre-algebra. I understand that a "C" isn't the best grade but it is still a passing grade. The school's rule book does not say "If you get an average lower than a 'B' in a class then you have to retake it," so technically they can't do that. Also, I got an average of a "B" in comprehensive science but they still tried to make me retake it instead of taking physics. This school only cares about trying to keep their school average high instead of actually trying to help their students. It took me months of me and my mom fighting with the school to not make me retake classes that I PASSED. They eventually agreed to let me move up but that doesn't make it okay
Mater Lakes Academy is a unique high school. While the stereotypical high school culture is not present, there is a Hispanic family culture embedded in the school. Moreover, the vast majority of the teachers present at Mater Lakes are truly the best. They work hard to teach their students. Nevertheless, the security guards of the school and administration are responsible for the common dislike towards our school. Most of the security is extremely rude towards the students and parents. They often belittle students verbally in such a manner that I believe is unethical and unwarranted. Besides this, Mater is a good school overall.