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Doral, FL
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11250 Northwest 86th Street
Doral, FL 33178

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August 11, 2014
DRE is a great school. I have two kids in this school, the teachers are amazing, the Principal is inspiring. DRE es una excelente escuela, los maestros est n en permanente contacto con los padres, motivan a los ni os. La Directora inspira a los estudiantes y les ense a a dar lo mejor de ellos mismo a diario.

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October 18, 2013
My son is in Kindergarten and it's my first year in DRE. My experience have been awful. The staff is very rude to the parents. I can't wait to change him to another school. Very disappointed.

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August 27, 2013
DRE IS VERY GOOD SCHOOL!!!! the teacher are fine , the homework its very good , good teachers

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August 27, 2013
Es una excelente escuela, me encanta la comunicaci n constante que tienen los maestros con los padres, el PTA es lo m ximo, y creo que es unos de los mejores colegios del Doral. En lo que si creo que deben supervisar en en el tipo de comida que ofrecen el la cafeter a, mis hijos almorzaban alli todos los dias pero me dicen que la comida es muy mala, grasosa y con mal sabor...y mas nunca han vuelto a comer all ,....ojo con esto!

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August 03, 2013
Es mi escuela favorita,donde mi hija siempre ha sido una exelente estudiante,es una escuela donde lo principal es brindarle a nuestros hijos la mejor educacion.

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August 02, 2013
DRE school is a very good one, teachers are involved in children development supporting parents role

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August 01, 2013
Estoy muy satisfecha con la educaci n que recibe mi hija en esta escuela. Tiene maestros preocupados y las instalaciones son realmente amplias y c modas. Recomiendo a los inmigrantes latinos esta instituci n donde por la gran cantidad de latinoamericanos que la conforman, los ninos no pierden sus raices.

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September 14, 2012
As a 7th grader, I have to say that the teachers are fine. Many times I feel intimidated by them, and I end up stressing over little things. The homework is a good amount, but some teachers do not understand that we have more work assigned from other teachers. I have had to do a big project and we were only given a week to do it, which I found a bit unfair. The National Junior Honor Society meetings have specific dates, but they are cancelled last minute at times. The food is getting better, but is still very unhealthy (although that's the district's fault, I believe). Many teachers assume that I know something already just because I'm in the gifted program, and almost always the whole class is compared to ONE person. Teachers always mention that "we're not in 6th grade anymore; we're not babies." Clearly there is a big change from the steady pace of 6th grade to the stress and intimidation of 7th. Everyday I have been feeling quite uneasy about going to school.

- submitted by a community member

August 12, 2012
basically school needs more resources ($$$) mostly all their faults in staff, cleanliness, etc. is due to shortage of staff and teachers. Also Miami Dade schools should abide by all rules and school structure as the rest of Florida.....a few of the other items is its over crowed, drop off zone is absolutely horrible, no additional support for children who need a secondary teacher not just what ever extra time the main teacher has available during class, which is absolutely ridiculous.

- submitted by a parent

July 03, 2012
I am a student at DRE and I will tell you first hand that that school is just horrible. The first year I was there, I was put into an ESOL class because we marked that we spoke Spanish at home (which we do). But, I've lived in Indiana for seven years, so I'm fluent in English. I was also in an advanced program but the administration put me in a REGULAR class a week after the first day of school. Not all the teachers are bad, but they aren't the best. The school food is just...ew. It's full of grease and fat. I thought the goal was to STOP child obesity. The art and music teachers are completely lost. They don't know what's going on at all. The parent pick up/drop off is horrible. It takes up more than three blocks in the morning and afternoon. The school is way too overcrowded. .The National Junior Honor Society supervisor there is completely lost. She made us stay back, miss our buses, and then said that the meeting was cancelled. My mom had to get out of work to come and get my friends and me. If this is what they insist is an 'A' school, Florida schools are doomed. Sincerely, A seventh grader

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December 29, 2011
My daughter goes to Kindergarten here and I have nothing but good things to say about her teacher Ms. Avila. She communicates well with the parents and has done well teaching my daughter. However, there are a few reasons why I scored only 3 stars. First, this school is beyond over crowded. There are just too many students for this school. I don't like that parents are not allowed to take their kids to class. There is zero parking for parents and drop off and pick up is a nightmare (I'm sure many parents will agree with me). Language is a major issue....they have held meetings completely in Spanish. I speak Spanish but this is very offensive since it is not our primary language at home and don't think that any public school meeting should be held in Spanish. Because of the restrictions they have on parents on school premises, it is very difficult to meet other parents and develop relationships. The prinicipal does the bare minimum as far as being known to the parents, but the AP, Ms. Suarez communicates and greets parents very often. Overall, I expect this school to make significant improvements in order to receive higher scores.

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2011
This is the most disorganized school I've seen. The school looks nice yes, but they sure need some help in getting organized, starting from the drop off which is a total mess, I can't believe they can't see that the rules, which they love to say they have to go by, are just not working, besides the kids being lost and wondering around..... The open house meeting was really disappointing, Spanish meetings, is this legal?

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2011
Everyone is open to help, the teachers respond the email instantly, the principal and assistant are great professional and proficient in their roles. The ASC is excellent!!!!

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November 28, 2010
I love this school. My child is in kindergarten with Mrs. Rivas. However, Mrs. Rivas is out on Maternity leave and her teacher now is Ms. Diaz. She is amazing!!! She always communicates with the parents and what i love about her is that she e-mails us with ideas and strategies for us to use at home in order to help our children, My daughter Loves her because she is very sweet and nurturing.

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November 23, 2010
This school is excellent. The teachers are smart they teach my son good. The after-care program is perfect. I Love this school

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September 24, 2010
My son goes to Kindergarten and we believe the school is very good they teach the children what they need to learn at that age, they have a lot of homework everyday but not too much, enough to keep them learning .His teacher Mrs Lopez is just EXCELLENT. He is learning a lot and we have nothing but positive experiences so far.

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September 14, 2010
I'm talking in the P-K and Kinder Garden area, they have excellent teachers, one in particular: Mrs. Debra Cabral, extraodinary... to bad I can't say the same for the speech therapist they have there, horrible.

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August 18, 2010
I am a parent of a special needs child at this school and can say that my child has almost regressed socially at this school. I am convinced that the teachers let my child slide due to the "cute" factor, I have had comments like: "I can't tell your child anything, your child is too cute!" This is unnacceptable. The principal is almost non-existant...if you don't believe me try to schedule a meeting with her. The Drop off/Pick Up procedures are horrible...When the school opened the Drop off was on Southside of the bldg and you were able to drop off your child in under 10-15 min...Apparently this was too efficient so they decided to change it the Northside of the bldg so that it now takes 25-30 min to drop them off. It has not changed since. On a positive not the bldg is really nice!

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2010
Excellent school,! Super Principal! The school FCAT scores speaks for itself as it relates to academics..my daughter attends this school and is learning above and beyod at this school....Principal is very fair and by the book, her main priority is the safety of the children, what parent want to drop their child off to school and worry about their childs well being.....(not me) Great school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 25, 2010
Parental involvement is essencial in children's education. There is no such parental involvement opportunities in this school. The justification: 'There is no parking to allow parents to come to school.' We receive a long Newsletter but we can't participate. The principal is never open for parents and the teachers and staff instead of answering parents' concerns blame on other people or remit to another person. I raised other children in different schools, this is my worst experience.

- submitted by a parent

February 24, 2010
If you are looking for a nice building...this is your school. Brand new construction and everything is state of the art. The education is average at best. I agree with the comment on the teachers not speaking proper English. The special education program here is almost non-existent. They had an ESOL teacher teaching Intensive Math last year. Unless, parents in this community start demanding more...nothing will change.

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no rating
February 12, 2010
As a 7th grader at DRE, the school is crouded but it has great teachers, whats not so great is the administartion, they have no idea of how to run a school

- submitted by a student

February 09, 2010
This school is awesome! I'm a student at DRE and I love my teachers!

- submitted by a student
no rating
January 14, 2010
I must agree this is by far the most disorganized school I have ever encountered.From the academics to the Prent P/U.....it is a mess. No school Zones are respected by the parent (most speed around) while children are getting in and out of class. My childrens grades have dropped considerably since they trasnfered to this school......

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 25, 2009
I have my concerns about different issues: . The school is so crowded that Pre-K and Kindergarten's lunch schedule is at 10:00 am. The school was designed to accommodate more students without taking in consideration open areas to promote play. Preschool and Kindergarten children have recess twice a week for 15 minutes. Children have the right to play. It is not so strange to hear on the news middle school and high school children killing other children because, as reseach shows, children don't have opportunities to develop social skills that play provides. - I was talking with a European neighbor who just moved to Doral. She feels that the school is like a military boot camp. - As far as teacher quality, my child's teacher doesn't speak English properly. She even made spelling mistakes in sight words. - My child's teacher depends on external rewards (stickers, candy, cookies) to control the classroom.

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September 22, 2009
I am very happy with this school my daughter just entered kindergarten and is learning many things, and comes home very excited about school.

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no rating
June 18, 2009
DRE is a phenomenal school to both attend and work. As a teacher at DRE and my daughter a student, we are both extremely pleased with our school.

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March 09, 2009
I am a parent as well as a teacher at DRE! It has been a great transition for my daughter who was very happy at her previous school. Her teacher is knowledgeable as well at loving toward the students. As for me, as a teacher I work with a wonderful group of teachers and wouldn't trade my position for any other!

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Dr. Rolando Espinosa K-8 Center
11250 Northwest 86th Street, Doral, FL  33178
(305) 889-5757
Last modified Dr. Rolando Espinosa K-8 Center is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dr. Rolando Espinosa K-8 Center Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top