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The effectiveness of traditional teaching and learning has been a topic of research for many years. Various studies were conducted to find out the approaches that focus on the learner's role and make them the center of the learning process. One of the learning models that has attracted the attention of many researchers and educators was the Flipped Classroom Learning Model. In this study, researchers want to investigate flipped classrooms' effectiveness in terms of students' academic achievements and student responses. The subjects who participated in this research were students of 8th grade in a junior high school in Yogyakarta, as many as seventy students. Selection of the research subjects by considering the research objectives. The participants were divided into two groups, the experimental group (flipped classroom) and the control group (direct learning). This study's findings indicate that most students showed greater preference for the flipped classroom than the direct learning model. Learning in a flipped classroom increases students' academic achievements. It reaches good student responses, including positive learning experience, quality group disscussions, building motivation, understanding the topics, and desire to re-engage in the flipped classroom.