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Cutler Bay Academy Of Advanced Studies, Centennial Campus

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Posted Saturday, August 16, 2014

When Centennial Middle began to transform into a HS I was hesitant to send my child there for fear of the unknown. I personally went to the school and spoke with several of the I-Prep students who were outside, and they told me they couldn't have been happier there. They raved over the program, the teachers, and the quality of the education they were getting. The I-Prep program is not easy and takes a ton of dedication and work, but the kids seem to enjoy the challenge, and the opportunity to earn college credits. If your child is admitted into I-Prep, don't hesitate to jump on the opportunity! If your child is more Science oriented, COAST is the program for them. I'm not too familiar with the Liberal Arts program, but I have spoken to my child's friends, and they are also all very happy. This school is exactly what we needed in Cutler Bay, and I'm glad to see my tax dollars being spent on the education of the children in our little community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2014

My child came here as a quiet, shy, introvert out of Southwood Middle. I can honestly say that Dr. Korin was a God send to us. My child has come out of her shell and blossomed into a beautiful young lady. The friends she has made in one year will be everlasting. She and a few of her friends have started a band, and are closer than I've ever seen kids these days. Dr. Koren is the most dedicated and caring person, and it's obvious that the kids adore him. I feel extremely thankful for the new high school, Dr. Koren, and the amazing kids that attend. You can't go wrong!!!!! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

I was a student at Centennial Middle School 5 years ago. It was from Centennial Middle School where I was able to grow in knowledge and learn the true potential I had inside of me. Centennial is a family oriented school who loves and treats each student as an individual and they actually take out the time to get to know their students.


Posted May 27, 2013

Cutler Bay Academy of Advanced Studies is in transition to becoming a full high school. As an application high school, there are 3 academies available where students may apply. Each academy has at least 1 academy course per year that students must take as part of their coursework. These courses include such classes as Marine Skills, Critical Thinking, and Global Studies. The iPrep Academy is a challenging academy which is in alignment with the District's iPrep program/philosophy of independent, yet guided, 21st century learning. Students more into marine biology and marine science, should consider the COAST program. The more traditional, college prep program is the Liberal Arts program. Cambridge Global Studies, Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment are all accelerated course programs available for eligible students. Teachers are highly qualified, very involved, and very enthusiastic about the new programs and opportunities for students. High academic standards in Honors courses, high achievement expectations from students, all while having fun and making lasting friendships are the best way to describe this new school in Cutler Bay.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 26, 2013

Cutler Bay Academy of Advanced Studies, Centennial Campus is a competitive secondary school (grades 7-9). This is the last year that the Centennial Campus will house a seventh grade class of students. For the 2013-2014 school year, the Centennial Campus student body will be grades 8-10. One of the exemplary teachers at the Centennial Campus is Mr. Marshall Ruffo, the current MDCPS Teacher of the Year. Biology teacher Mr. Ruffo students passed the End of Course exam (25 students out of 26). If you are looking for a school that promotes academics and extracurricular activities then Cutler Bay Academy of Advanced Studies, Centennial Campus is the right place for your son or daughter. The Centennial Campus has earned District or State awards in: Art, Band, Basketball, Chess, Fairchild Challenge, Project Citizen, and the Student Council/United Way Student Campaign. The Centennial Campus is a No Place for Hate, a program initiated by Mr. Justin Koren to discuss what it truly means to be a bully-free school. The Centennial Campus Student Council is a participant in the Cartoon Network Stop Bullying Speak Up 2013 Campaign facilitated by Ms. La-Shanda West.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 17, 2013

I am a student currently at centennal middle school in the seventh and in there COAST magnet program and I am glad to say I am happy to be leaving next school year. The middle school's Magnet program, COAST, expects way to much of the students but then they don't do anything but kayaking trips which only about half of the program gets to go on. And the teachers of the magnet program are also very strict and give to much work. No science experiments just power point notes and book work! Also, with the new high school underway the principle could care a lot less about the middle school. Everything is about the high school! They want to make the school better than coral reef, but that is not going to happen if you have such a disoranized school! And the middle school has no fun activitys or anything! It just really angers me!The regular middle school is full of EXTREAMLY disrespectful students. There teachers do not know how control the students they always run around in the halls and scream and hit people, But the teachers couldn't care less. Take it from me this school is no good.


Posted August 4, 2012

As a former student I can say this school is horrible. I was bullied like crazy in this school and the faculty never did anything about it when i went up to tell them. The only thing that was fun in this school was the woodshop teacher he was the best! He taught me alot of life lessons and really helped me alot. other than that this school really sucks


Posted May 27, 2012

As a former student..i am proud of saying that Centennial is an awesome school! i used to go to this school that was horrible and teachers were careless! When i got to CMS i learned soo much its not even funny! Teachers are amazing and the staff is awesome! my FCAT scores were like never before! Too bad i am now leaving Centennial. :( BUT its becoming a High School is that is really good...i really hope i would be accepted because that is another chance for me to stay there and enjoy everyone again! i honestly love Centennial Middle School aka Centennial Senior High!! <3


Posted April 19, 2012

My child attends the C.O.A.S.T. program and so far she loves it!! The Principle is very dedicated & carrying of her students & is always there. One time my daughter scraped her knee & the principle herself took care of my child ,to me that speaks volumes about how devoted she is to this school. Also the teachers are AMAZING!!! My daughter has never been so invested in school as she is now & I know it's due to the teachers & the curriculum that is being provided. There are fights at this school which is alarming at times but my daughter said that the staff handles it at quickly. I honestly cannot fault the school for this its just a part of living in a big city & a multicultural community. If kids were raised with higher morals & standards with real repercussions for there actions then this would be something we saw less of.
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Posted September 20, 2010

If the student is involved, the Centennial experience will be priceless! Principal Carballo is fantastic. Staff is extremely caring and hard-working. Band program rivals any magnet program under Mr. Gross. Dance program is great under Ms. Lang. Marine Skills program (only one like it linked to MAST Academy) under Mr. Ruffo is fantastic. Art, Athletics, Student Government... all exceptional programs. Students of any middle school will have a bad experience if they don't get involved in something they enjoy. Parents need to take an active role as well... the middle school experience is way more difficult a transition than high school and kids still need parental involvement and guidance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2010

I am a former student here at centennial middle school and I have to agree with the first review all the way above from me. This school is terrible and the teachers here are carless. I have been a victim of constant bullying here at centennial middle school and never got the help I needed. Overall terrible school and I don't miss it a bit.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 26, 2009

only a kid understsnds a kid i reccomend yes to this school especially mrs. anderson thus school woyuld give a high chance of giong into coral reef high school. best school ever
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2009

Centennial's stars program is horrible and the teachers couldn't care less about the students, they have their own 'agenda' and that's just getting a paycheck. They are prejudiced and have no business being teachers. It's scary that these people are in a classroom 'teaching' students with disabilities or special needs. They should be cleaning toilets in a prison.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

If you want your children to go to a no nonsense school...this is it! Ms. Carballo & Mrs. Audain are on the ball. If you have any problem, one of them is quick to fix it. The faculty are involved and easy to talk to. The fact that this school is not an A is due to the students that do not try, not the teachers! My kids went to A schools last year and you know what this diffrence was....nothing! There's good & bad everywhere you go, you just have to teach your kids to steer clear of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

The gifted program belongs to this school with it its a 5 w/o a 3 Mrs East is the best gifted teacher. The best thing about this school is the math teacher Mrs Oneal
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2008

My son graduated this year, and after struggling all through elementary school he finally found the support he needed to reach the potential I always knew he had. Centennial s staff is responsible for this. They were very supportive and were able to motivate him and he is now on the right track. Thank you Centennial.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2007

Can't say enough great things about Centennial. Their Gifted Program is top notch with diversity in the type of instruction and assistance where students need a little extra support. Donna East is an exempliary Language Arts teacher who engages the students in their learning experience which motivates them to increase their skills. The Advanced Academics (Gifted Resourse) classes are out of this world with excellent enrichment activities for the extraordinary child. The Band program is top notch and Mr. Gross is totally 'student' oriented. He is there before & after school so the students can practice and get 'hooked on music'. All special education programs are outstanding with an emphasis on the whole child and student success. The inclusion program is terrific with continued student support throughout the 3 years at the school. This school is a 'gem' tucked away in Cutler Bay.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2007

Potentially, this school can do a lot better than it is doing right now, if only the teachers and administrators would focus on better motivating the students. In my opinion, this school is run more like a boot camp rather that an academic center for learning. I do understand that the teachers have a difficult and challenging task of trying to teach these students that come from a vast diverse group. Maybe better lesson plans, discipline and procedural rules need to be in place to help solve some of these problems, but CSI wouldn't do it! Also, maybe the administrators need to listen to parents a little more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

Centennial has an Academic Loop program that offers high school credit, top of the line teachers, also, good band and sports programs, needs more parent involvement!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2005

I moved from Texas about 5 months ago. When we were looking for a house to buy, we were also looking for a good school for my 2 boys. I have one in middle school and the other one in elementary. I find the school very poor in Miami. I am not happy at all. All I do is worry about them. My son who goes to school in Centennial is the worst school I have ever seen. I am sure they are other schools worst than Centenial but for me compare what they used to go in Texas it's a worst school. I don't know what I should. We bought a house and we cannot move from there until we save money. I wish they can do something about it. The students are out of control. My children and I pray everyday for safety.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

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7%

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28%

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25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

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7%

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37%

2011

 
 
36%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

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34%

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34%

2011

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

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42%

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37%

2011

 
 
36%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

258 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

343 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

342 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

344 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
58%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
66%

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n/a

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Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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77%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

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Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

274 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

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Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

137 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
96%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

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Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 58%
Black 26%
White 12%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 1%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%58%61%
Master's degree 37%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 4%2%1%
Other degree 4%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 11%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MS. YAMILA M CARBALLO
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  • (305) 234-8071

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8601 Southwest 212th Street
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
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