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Cutler Bay Academy Of Advanced Studies, Cutler Ridge Campus

Public | 6-8 | 1095 students

 

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Posted October 16, 2013

my middle school currently is cutler ridge middle of as they changed to cutler bay academy of advanced studies cutler bay campus. I honestly laugh when i hear the name of this school what advanced? Most of these kids don't know whats going on. I'm in all advanced classes and barely any one pays attention, there is no discipline. So many of my friends have left the school cuz they can't take it anymore. This middle school for a child who is well mannered knows right from wrong, and can't stand being around people who are rude,loud, and completely disrespectful to the teachers shouldn't come here at all. A child who wants to be happy and not tortured around these people shouldn't come to this school. I am currently looking for another school because the children in this school are rude,loud, can't stand to be wrong the only class that is ok is my math class. In all my other classes the children are rude,loud and very bothersome. You will live in fear if u come to this school because you can't say anything without someone who is unwanted butting into the situation. People here don't know when to stop or when to just leave it alone, their too involved.


Posted October 6, 2012

Im Going To Be Moving To Kendall And I Wanted To Know If This Is A Good School Plus Im Going To Be In The 8th Grade Help Please


Posted February 13, 2012

I'm a 7th grader here at CRMS i've only been in this school for about 2 monthes an a half, this school is not bad or good i agree but i'm sorry to sayit is not always the teacher's fault that your child is failing . Have any of you parents ever looked at this from the teachers point of view , did you ever think that it could be your child that is the problem . I mean common these teachers can only do so much . Yea we are a "C" school but what can you say we as students are trying some more than other's some less than other's and the teacher's as well . If you think this a bad school and you don't want your child here then there is no rule saying you can't leave . Now do really think abouyt these things or you just going frome what you see and here ??? what if your child is happy here ? I am a CRMS Warrior and i'm proud .


Posted February 8, 2012

Just don't. There is nothing good in our experience with this school. The teachers do not motivate, do not communicate, do not think outside of the box, do not have the time to make the difference a child may need. The school is old, half are in portables, have been cited for issues with the kitchen and water fountains (look it up). The current counselor is a joke. My child went from advanced classes to regular and some even failing because he is not getting the attention he needs and they could care less. Parent teacher conference with all teachers is about 15 minutes long with everyone talking as fast as they can because they have to get to class. How sad. They have issues with bullies, parents are not doing their jobs. Sagging pants, frequent fights, a female security guard who sells candy and snacks to the students. Careful with the police officer in front waiting to give you a ticket for anything and he does a good job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2011

There are police cars at every public secondary school. The School District has it's own police department and they are assigned to schools for safety reasons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2011

This school has repeatedly received a C grade. The discipline seems to be lax and I often see police cars there.


Posted July 11, 2011

To close down a bad performing school is a good thing. Condense a good performing school with Teachers that are proven good Educators, is better for the Students in every direction. It doesn't matter if you are rich or poor, and poorly performing school and in turn students getting a lousy education, is not fair to the students. On the flip side, what happens to the school is irrelevant. Yet, should it become a new - private school that is "managed" properly, that too is a wonderful facility to have in our community. It's a no-brainer after reading all the awful reviews of this existing school. .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2011

CRM is sub-par at best. There are few teachers who are interested in motivating students to do their best. Most of them seem burned out and just going through the motions. One math teacher who makes frequent mistakes on the board and in regularly corrected by the students. The poor PE teacher has approximately 50 students in her class, making it impossible for them all to be properly supervised. It is unacceptable for the teachers and staff to use obscenities on school grounds, much less directed toward the students. There are few electives offered. We have encountered one teacher who I would describe as excellent. Thank you to the language arts teacher for being interested in the students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2011

i think that closing down our school to turn it into a private school is the most idiotic idea i have ever heard. public school was meant for the families that cant afford it.im poor money wise, but rich intelligences wise and rich in love. (same person as in the one before)


Posted January 14, 2011

Well , i am an 8th grader attening CRMS , and this school is horrible you dont learn anything teachers let you do whatever you want ; i regret coming to this school these last two months and also you dont learn anything teachers just dont care anymore this school is a "C" school and honestly give it one more year and it will be an"F" school so my opinion is dont even bother coming here you"ll eventually regret it .


Posted January 7, 2011

hello i am a 6th grader at crms middel school and my opinion is that this school is not good nor not bad it is in the middel but the teachers in this school need a little work i do not have very good grades that is why the teachers are no teaching me very well what would you say? i say im sorry but this school is a F


Posted December 2, 2010

This is my daughter's third year at CRMS, and all I can say it has gotten worse each year. The better teachers keep leaving...so you can imagine what is left. I applaud the handful of dedicated teachers that remain. Parents aren't involved. It's more than three months into the school year and there hasn't been a single general PTSA meeting. Communication is lousy - kids don't know what's going on, and parents even less. The principal is a nice man, but hasn't made any positive changes...mottos just don't do it. Kids have to enjoy going to school and this is really not the case here. I agree with the 6th grader ...this school is an "F".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

ok, yup..no thats not the way......bad, yup, plian fair out bad....i'm a 6th grader atending this school.. i just checked into the no child left behind, so i could be moved to a better school... the teachers are bad.. the safe feeling vanished 3 years ago and the principles ABC= Achive,Belive,Celebrate is kinda ify i think.. the school is a "C" and I dnt think there hasnt been a day all year that that CSI room has been empty..... My rating.... Sorry......"F"


Posted April 22, 2010

I think its a great school my daugter goes their and she has a blast
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

It helps bring out the best in the students, and prepares them for a better life in the future.


Posted August 5, 2009

The school is okay its has normal kids but they dont listen but the teachers are realy nice


Posted March 14, 2009

Fights everyday, mostly bad teachers, faculty is terrible, I hated it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 19, 2008

My son is attending CRMS, I was very upset when I found out my child had 60 students in his math class. The communication between teachers and parents do not exsist. I have emailed my sons teachers two weeks ago I still have not recieved a call nor email. This is unexceptable, my daughter will not attend this school. The staff including the teachers need to be evaulated. This school needs a make over from the ground on up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

There is a new Principal this year, I am very impressed so far,I saw a lot of parents at orientation and at open house. The teachers where experienced and there was a balance of older and younger which creates a balance of experience,passion and dedication.The school modo is 'ABC'= achieve,believe and celebrate. We are the first to jump all over the teachers and administration, remember that we are just as responsible for the outcome of the academic experience.We need to be involved to support our children and defend and protect their intrest. We are their voice to achieve the 'ABC' of CRMS we all need to be their.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2008

This has been my worst experience in the public school system. The teachers are not involved and have no follow up! The principal talks a good game but really does not solve anything! I can't wait for my son to transfer for the next school year!
—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.

320 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

317 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
32%
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.

413 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

406 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
39%
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.

256 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

263 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

260 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
27%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

271 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
45%
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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
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 "C".
  • 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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
58%
Biology I

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

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
71%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
73%
U.S. History

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

2014

 
 
n/a
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 51%
Black 41%
White 6%
Two or more races 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 13%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 65%58%61%
Master's degree 28%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 4%2%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 15%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MR. EDUARDO L ALONSO
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19400 Gulfstream Road
Cutler Bay, FL 33157
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