MANATEE SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS

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700 HABEN BLVD
PALMETTO, FL 34221
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Phone: 941-721-6800
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 7
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Manatee County Public Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 16:1
  • Students/Grade: 232.4
  • Number Students: 1627
  • Number Teachers: 80
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5412
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 300
  • Principal: Dr Bill Jones
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (101 ratings)
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    School Reviews (85 Reviews)
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    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-05
    "This school used to be lovely. Then I became a high school-er instead of middle school-er. The teachers here always have favorites and make it well known. They only have a select few good teachers. Their academic programs here are horrible. This year they have limited dual enrollment classes to only two classes per year. This is why I am leaving to attend a different h9igh school this way I may acquire more college credits."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-01-23
    "This school is just down right terrible, The academics are a joke because no teacher here except for maybe a couple know how to do their job. I never feel like Im learning anything at this school. Just taking each day one at a time, thank god its my senior year. The food here is really bad, it seems the school just finds whatevers in the back and just gives it to us. The Food always taste old and unhealthy. If you're going here for the arts, dont. Its not the school it use to be. Its focused all on the dance department because thats how the school makes its money. The music department is just left with the scraps of the schools budget. Every other elective her is also a joke. There is no learning at this school. As a student I would recommend to parents to never send your child to this school. I honestly use to feel pretty smart before coming here but after being here for awhile I feel like Ive been really dumbed down. 0/10 for this school. I hope they close this school down or they really start picking up things up."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-11-23
    "I am the grandmother of a student at MSA.I am very pleased at the accomplishments of my granddaughter through the staff at MSA. It's a safe school and teaches students how to be respectful to their peers and their teachers. MSA gives students opportunities to explore all kinds of avenues not offered at other schools."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-08-23
    "As a student, I believe that MSA has an incredible academic program but the quality of electives has gone down since I started here in 6th grade in 2009. Many of the teachers are wonderful but the disciplinary staff seems to think that they are the police and treat you like you're guilty until proven innocent. They have become excessively more strict even in the past year and lock the doors when the bell rings so you can't get in even if you're like 10 seconds late!!!!! If your phone is out in class it's grounds for suspension even if you're being productive and making reminders to do your homework, which leads me to my next point. MSA is VERY behind in the way of technology. Computers are pretty discouraged and everything is done with paper, funding is low and it has become very obvious. However with all of the faults and backwardness of the school I do believe that the education is better quality than what you will find anywhere else in manatee county and the students are very kind and accepting of everyone."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-18
    "MSA has been a great school for my child, both academically and artistically. She loves it there!"
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