School Details

Saint Ambrose

363 SE 12th Ave, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
(954) 427-2226

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 184 students 17 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Saint Ambrose is a private middle school in Deerfield Beach. The principal of Saint Ambrose is Lisa Dodge, who can be contacted at 184 children attend Saint Ambrose and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. The ratio of students to teachers at Saint Ambrose is 17:1. Deerfield Beach Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 63% %
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 23% %
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    What a shame that unhappy staff members have to write things about a school that they are no longer employed at. To bring up gossip about students only hurts them. I think that St Ambrose is a the best kept secret in Deerfield Beach. The teachers are caring and working hard to challenge the students. The administration has gone through some positive changes and is working to bring the school up to the 21st century with 1 to 1 computers. I think everyone is entitled to their opinion but I always remember my moms words if you cannot say anything nice say nothing at all. I think that St Ambrose is a great school and I am proud and honored to be part of it.

  • (1 year ago)

    St. Ambrose School should really reexamine their mission statement. I am a former faculty member and found out...along with several other colleagues...that this mission statement is untrue! I and my colleagues worked far and above the teaching standards always willing to make a difference in the life of our students.Our programs were exceptional and they gave our students a sense of pride in their work. We taught with care and consideration for the children and in the end well the school fired all of us with the bogus premise of "non renewal of contract" but all the time reinstating several teachers that were weak in their subject areas and even one who changed a student's grades (unbeknown to the teacher who issued them) on a request from a parent in order for her daughter to receive the Principal's Award last year. The teacher(s) went on to receive a generous raise in salary. Meanwhile some of the good teacher's that were let go are still seeking employment! Bullying among some select teachers and administration is also prevalent at this school. Thus a huge turn-around in the school this year.. Would you want to send a child to a school like this?

  • (1 year ago)

    Principal change!! School change a lot!! Principal don't help to resolve kids problems. School only wants easy kids. No communication with the teacher at all if you do not ask!! Teacher and principal!!!Change my soon 4 days ago to Quiet Waters elementary!! Amazing difference!! Better any public school than Saint Ambrose!! SCHOOL IS NOT SAFE EITHER GATE IS OPEN ALL THE TIME!!

  • (2 years ago)

    I agree with the "best kept secret"! With small class sizes students' learning is maximized and students' misbehavior is minimized...

  • (3 years ago)

    I have had a history with many of the private schools in South Florida and find St. Ambrose to be one of the best. From the administration to the teachers I have been exceedingly happy with my experiences there.

  • (6 years ago)

    I feel St. Ambrose School is not a good choice for families both academically and in a spiritual nurturing sense as it was many years ago. Many many families have left the school after several years and had to place their children in local schools to 'bring them up to speed' academically. I am one of those along with many others! The graduating 8th grade children of St. Ambrose generally are far behind their peers (public and private) upon entering the high school level. Nobody wants to have to move their children during their academic youth hopefully one day St. Ambrose will have a qualified administration that will be able to bring it back to the level we all once experienced and loved.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think St. Ambrose is a very good school.Parents get involved in the children education teachers are the best too.

  • (6 years ago)

    I feel that St. Ambrose is a excellent school. The faculty and staff are great and do a great job in spite of the overseeing priest.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think St. ambrose is a good school. St. ambrose does accept Mckay Scholarships which is relly good. at first i thought my daugter be'd good for this school but i found out that it isnt relly good for kids who need more help than others. she had a hard time with all the tests and homeworks which were hard. she needed lots of help on certain subjects and st. ambrose didnt relly help all on those subjects as i thought i'd would. the teachers are caring and have a great sense of humor with good personality. but some certain teachers give to much work at times. it has a wonderful drama club that has won many 1st places. the sports department is overall good. there is alot of parent involment lots of parents help out in the school and in many occasions. overall this school is relly good.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think that st. Ambrose is not only an excellent school but you will never find a more caring group of faculty led by a kind and caring principal. I believe as with any school if a child wants to learn they will. It could be that maybe the parents should let the principal and teachers do their jobs and teach and not have to constantly discipline and then have the parents be nonsupportive of the staff. I would highly recommend the school and staff and feel that our students education overall would stand up to any other school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Saint Ambrose is an overall good school but this school lacks in good teachers. Over all the school is o.k. It would be great if we had some good teachers. Pre-K3 Pre-K4 and the Kindergarten teachers are the best in the entire school. Smart caring professional individuals.

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