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About This School

Youth Co-Op Charter School is a charter middle school in Hialeah Gardens. The principal of Youth Co-Op Charter School is Ms. Maritza Aragon, who can be contacted at maragon@dadeschools.net. 603 children attend Youth Co-Op Charter School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 32% of the Youth Co-Op Charter School students are "limited in English proficiency." 81% of the 603 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Hialeah Gardens Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 98% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 24%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.07%
Multiracial 0% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 73%
Limited English proficiency 32% 9%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 month ago)

    My oldest daughter pick-up her little sister. they ask for ID but never found the contact card. later one of office personnel ask and who is she another answer her mother my daughter stayed quiet they never ask her` who she was and just assume that she was the mother not looking at the ID and realizing the different last names. what kind of security do they have now I'm scared that any could come and pick her up.

  • (1 month ago)

    Last year the environment was much more dedicated to our children. This year the teachers assigned to my son's class lack that commitment. Suffice to say that his math teacher announced her departure on a Friday to the children. Come Monday they had cafeteria teachers overseeing the class. Instead of engaging these teachers expect the children to be quiet and actually punish the entire class if several of the students misbehave by NOT allowing them recreational time outdoors. When asked I was told the older children - jr high kids- have priority. My son has also told me the teachers label kids in his class "lazy" and I've personally witnessed the schools principal yelling at kids for being late. These children can not control traffic or the departure time their parents plan when driving them to school. Is this better than public school? Barely but yes. Just be involved in your child's day to day activities and keep applying to other charter schools. We as parents are not there to bake friends but to safeguard or kids. By being visible and letting the administrators and teachers know these children have a vouce your voice the school will eventually improve.

  • (1 month ago)

    The School is great but my kids say that the teachers sometimes yell a lot I know the teachers they say but i dont wanna point out names or anything. But they also give a lot of homework! I mean my kids never get to do anything at home except for homework!

  • (6 months ago)

    All I have to say is that this is a great school with great teachers and administrators. Thank you all for all you do for our children.

  • (6 months ago)

    I m a new parent and after what I witnessed on Friday I started conducting some research on this school and came about this website. I m very concerned with the example my child and other students are receiving at this school. I visited the school on Friday when this woman was yelling out at the top of her lungs to all the front office staff for switching something without her authorization. When I asked who she was they told me that she was the Principal. How embarrassing!!! I felt horrible for those poor employees. No one I mean no one should be receiving that kind of treatment. I told one of the ladies that they should not be allowing that kind of treatment because not even do I allow my mother to treat or speak to me in that tone. I m very disappointment at this time because it s not only about the academics but also showing our children good moral manners and ensuring that our students are in a healthy environment.

  • (6 months ago)

    I WORKED IN THAT SCHOOL.fOR ME IS THE BEST CHARTER SCHOOL FROM DADE COUNTY.tHE TEACHERS AND ALL WORKER ARE EXCELLENT.ALSO THE PRINCIPAL AND THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL..

  • (6 months ago)

    I just got back from the school open house. It was very informative. The school is well equipped with computers smart boards and the teachers are fabulous! The principal is very accessible and helpful. I am lucky to have found this great school for my child.

  • (6 months ago)

    Its funny because the post below talk about technology but the school doesn't even have the capacity to give the high school students their laptops because of too much traffic. Whoever is writing the post must be part of administration because they are full of it again call charter school operation if you have a complaint or email/call the board members. Parents speak out and don't let these people use your children. I remember a couple of years back Aragon made an announcement that everyone had to post good comments and I see that it is still being done because you write a negative comment and you get a couple positive so that the negative is not seen.

  • (6 months ago)

    YCCS is an amazing school. I love the new location. Last school year the Principal told us to be ready for great things and she was right. Wonderful teachers great ambiance for children to learn.

  • (6 months ago)

    YCCS is a school which stands out for its commitment to student excellence. Congratulations for earning an A in both the Elementary/Middle and High School. The administrators teachers and staff are dedicated to the well-being of the students. The teachers' use of technology in introducing concepts which would otherwise be difficult to understand shows their dedication in inspiring the students' learning experience. The teachers are always accessible to students for additional assistance. I am very grateful for the way the school places the students as their number one priority.

  • (7 months ago)

    I went to the first EESAC meeting on Tuesday and what a mess. Mrs. Aragon is disrespectful and was constantly cutting people off. My son is unhappy since he is stuck in a class with 40+ kids while the teacher is teaching two subjects seriously!!!! I don't understand how the school board allows this to happen. I seriously think that the merge with the two schools has been a mess and the ones suffering are our children. I will be writing to the board members and I will be call MDCPS Charter School department at 305-995-1403.

  • (8 months ago)

    My two kids will be attending this school for the first time. I had a very hard time getting any information from the office. What I was able to get was that parents will not be allowed on the first day of school.Sorry but I have two small elementary students. Parents need to be allowed access to the school.I personally like to be informed on my child's behavior and academics performance on a daily basis. Pick up and drop off is great as an option but we should also be given the option of walking my child to class. I want to be informed off what happens behind those closed doors. I have no problem being fingerprinted backgrounds checks or any other form of security. I received no answers when I asked and who will be helping these kids with school supplies and reaching there classrooms.There will be monitors was my answer. I understand we don't want to interrupt school time. But I would really appreciate some access to the building and the teachers. Before school or after school. Either let us drop off in the morning before school. Or let us pick up at the classroom. Children thrive on parent involvement so far I don't see this here at all.

  • (8 months ago)

    My school is awesome! We are currently in the process of preparing for the opening of school on August 19th. So far things are coming together nicely. I anticipate another better-than-average school year.

  • (9 months ago)

    I have been working at YCCS for a couple of years and I can honestly say that I have grown to deeply love this school. I enjoy working with my colleagues and students. Our school is safe and all of our teachers are highly qualified and provide a demanding and rigorous curriculum to all students. Our teachers care about each student and strive to deliver quality lessons daily. I am thankful to YCCS because it has made me a strong professional and it has helped me grow in this career. I recommend this school to parents who want a great education for their child small class sizes and individualized attention for their child. P

  • (9 months ago)

    I am a parent of 4 kids that attend YCCS and This is an amazing school they have amazing teachers that care teach and tutor the students and they also have great staff that also care I love this school and would recommend it to any parent for their child they go beyond their means to help your child get to where he or she needs to be in order to pass to the next grade GREAT SCHOOL

  • (9 months ago)

    The principalis a Hiaeah "CHUSMA"for whoever doesn't know what that mean it means a really ghetto person. Aragon is loud obnoxious and rude. I walked in the school not that long ago and she was screaming and cursing at one of the secretary's I was applaud to see that kind of behavior coming from the head of the school. I have also seen that not many students are ESOL students like I went to school with. In the end YCCS may be an "A' school but I don't feel like my daughter is getting challenged enough and with leadership like Aragon I am afraid to see what my daughter turns out like.

  • (9 months ago)

    The principle I am honestly appauled with. I agree with the parent below let the dancers compete! The principle shows a lack of respect for the dancers and dance teacher. Coach Martinez helped get my child into shape and made her love fitness but the principle gives him such a hard time she yelled at him infront of a whole p.e class! How disrespectful he deserves to go somewhere where hes appreciated not only by the students and teachers but by the principle. Ms.Aragon is the reason for so many children leaving me as well as other parents cannot stand her. She yelled at my child for going to the restroom during testing and it was an emergency! My one request for you Ms.Aragon is to let the dancers show themselves. Thats it maybe my daughter and plenty more children will not feel as if you favor the cheerleaders. If the principle was different this school would run so much smoother and better.

  • (10 months ago)

    Bad This school has a horrible location it is very old and it is not safe during a heavy storm. Under qualified teachers. They are moving now completly to YCPS. Eventhough they are remodeling the building the structure is very old. Good Very nice clerical staff. Very friendly day by day. I wish some teachers were the same BUT they are not.

  • (11 months ago)

    I love my school!! Yccs is like family. All the teachers and staff know you and care about you. I used to go to HGMS and I hated that school its to big and over populated and the kids are into drugs and bullying but when I went to Yccs it all changed. Small classes safe enviorment and all the teachers staff and adminstration love their jobs. Mrs. Aragon Mrs. Wright Mrs.Liscano Mrs. Jiemnez Mr. Rodriguez Mr.Portela and much much more have done so much for Yccs. Its honest the best and safest school in Miami Dade!!! ~8th Grade Student

  • (11 months ago)

    YCCS is a mess. Ever wonder why they are moving to a new campus and why certain classes had to be relocated to the middle school for a few days? Ever wonder why your children are always sick? The classrooms are filthy and contain mold. Yes! MOLD!

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