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PK-5
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Doral, FL
Students enrolled: 922
Before care: Yes
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10651 Northwest 19th Street
Doral, FL 33172

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(305) 591-2225
(305) 591-2984
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October 20, 2014
Everything is good about this school! Our son loves it! I was scared at the beginning because some people say it is like a mitary school. Now I can say it is not, they love discipline and good behave children and that is good!

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2014
Es una gran escuela no solo por su nivel academico sino por la parte humana. Es cuestion de disciplina es ideal ya que son muy estrictos en temas que para los padres son importantes. Mi hija est desde kinder y tanto ella como yo estamos totalmente contentas y satisfechas.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2014
My son switched to RECS starting on 5th grade and I'm very impressed with the educational experience overall. The school is academically demanding, the teaching staff is capable and also very nice. Overall couldn't be happier!

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2014
After reading a lot of the school's reviews I have to say the following. This school is not easy and it does has a lot of homeworks and projects. We do have a lot of very stress nighs but this school is awesome. I am not a classroom mom or know a lot of the staff in this school. I almost can't go to the school activities or do voluntary hours. The only thing we can do is help our kids with their homewoorks and projects. My kids are both honor students and they are great kids. As long as you as a parent do your daily work with your kids...no need to get anything for free. If you know what I mean! About Mrs. Cordal and the teachers....they are awesome. When you work with so many people you have to follow the rules and if you do one exception then you have to make exceptions with everybody. That's why we have such a great school.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2014
Since I have switch my son to this school I have seen a huge improvement in his grades. His teacher is always willing to help make him better and improve on where he struggles. etc. The teachers and staff are awesome.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2013
The Principal of this school is a MONSTER and a HORRIBLE person! Mrs. Cordal is evil, uncaring, and rude to the parents, the staff, and the children.

- submitted by a community member
September 25, 2013
I believe that principles with great leadership are those who exude love and kindness to their students, faculty members and parents naturally and at all times. The principle of this school doesn't have the quality of nurturing not only when board members or parents are present. So often you find the principles that only act a certain way when the are in the presence of those in charge of her salary. I hope that the right people in charge take this into consideration and get a more nurturing and loving principle.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
Excellent school, I'm bless with this school..Great teachers and staff My children are so happy and feel like home..

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2013
This is a great school with wonderful teachers and staff. Small enough that everyone knows everyone's name. Always greeted with a smile.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2013
Great teachers,good coordination to drop off and pick up the kids,the staff is very friendly and respectfull.My 3 kids are in both school (elementary/middle) I recommend both school are always attentive to students as well as in the area of the cafeteria,hallways and courtyard. Buenas maestras,buenas coordinacion para dejar y recoger a los ninos,el personal es muy amigable y respetuoso.Mis 3 hijos estan en ambas escuela(intermedia/elemental) Las recomiendo a ambas escuelas estan siempre atentos a los estudiantes tanto como en la cafeteria,pasillos y patios.

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2013
My children (twins) study in this great school since kindergarten, now promoted to the 5th grade. We are two parents involved and extremely pleased with the Principal, staff and teachers. Our school may not be perfect, but that is north of the director, assistant and other staff. We are proud parents, confident and happy to have our two unique children studying in this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2013
My daughter has attended RECS since the first grade and is now moving onto the fourth grade. We've had our share of not so great teachers, but such experiences have been outweighted by the great ones! A lot of the parents are high maintenance in the wrong way and demand their kids pass with grades based on who they know and how much they can do for the teachers and school. A lot of them have been disappointed over not getting their way. The principal is as tough on her teachers as she is on her students, with the benefit of all in mind. She listens and acts, and will go as far as she needs to go to correct issues! The office personnel is excellent and make it a warm, safe and inviting environment for parents to leave their children. I am highly engaged with the teachers to ensure communication is there, nothing else. Teachers have a true vested interest in the children and there isn't much of that elsewhere. It is not a perfect school, but it is definitely one of the best schools out there. Having worked in the school system and having had my daughter attend other schools, I can say that schools don't get any better than this!

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2013
The negative comments about Recs comes from differents parents. I am one of them and the coincidence in the opinion is the product of the decay of the school. Most of all 5th grades students will not asist to recs middle school and many of 4th grade parents are thinking the same.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2013
It is very sad that this school has gone from bad to worse. 2 years ago, I would have been the parent defending this school, now I can honestly say that I agree with all the previous comments about how horrible this school is. I am glad that I pulled my children out of this school. They have advanced in every single subject and are much happier in the new school. I am sorry Renaissance but something has to change, whether the administration, the teachers or the curriculum. I feel a change is needed in all 3 areas in order for this school to TRY to catch up to the rest. So sad

- submitted by a community member
February 21, 2013
As a former parent, I can honestly say that this schools leaves a lot to be desired. The administration discourages contacting teachers with any frequency, and as an explanation offers that teachers have too many students and that the teachers cannot be receiving many emails or communications from parents; likewise, the administration says that you cannot contact a teacher before class because that adds stress to her teachers, which have enough stress already. It takes over six phone calls and over a week for a teacher to return a phone call or an email. It is hard to follow up and provide help for my child, when the school does not cooperate in efforts to help him succeed as is so claimed repeatedly throughout your marketing efforts for the school via the website. There seems to be an extreme lack of organization, lack of communication, and most importantly, lack of professionalism in this schools carefully selected staff . Many parents will eventually realize the picture you paint as a school is no more than a farce, and you will lose students to schools that genuinely care about students and their future.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2013
The "Educational Philosophy" of the school as referred to on the school's website states: We place strong emphasis on identifying our student's learning styles and developing strategies that enable these students to succeed. However, this "philosophy" does not apply to all students as stated previously, the large class size does not allow for any identification of strengths, only weaknesses, which are not addressed by the teachers for the purpose of providing support to "enable these students to succeed". Rather, they are addressed to let the parents know that their child is failing. There is no explanation of why, no showing of results to support that recommendation, no meeting to discuss ways to help the students - simply, failure is the option! Since your school has a requirement to show success in order to keep its charter status and federal funds, when students cannot keep up with the pace that you have set, then your solution is retention, or a simple exiting of your school. This way, you are sure to keep your charter status and the funds to continue functioning. All of this, of course, at the expense of those children that may need a little extra help!

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2013
The "Curriculum" referred to on the school's website states: The program focuses on each student's individual learning style with interactive studies in mathematics, science, language arts, social studies, music, art, technology, life skills, intramural sports and foreign languages. However, the teachers are unaware of the students individual learning styles, as per my conversation with my sons former 1st grade teacher, wherein she stated that there was no time for differentiated instruction, individual learning styles, or individualized attention due to the number of students in her class. That was made very clear!

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2013
This school could be great if the current administration would only follow their own bylaws contained in their own Renaissance Charter School hand book. Unfortunately the schools A+ rating has clouded the school's true vision of the current principal's main objective. This is to protect and serve our children's best interest for building a strong foundation through a good education. This is achieved through Proper communication within an accommodating atmosphere which is clearly stated in the Renaissance Charter School hand book.: "'Parent-Teacher conferences are an important part of the school program Give your child the security of feeling the cooperative spirit that exists in a friendly parent-teacher relationship." As I mentioned earlier, this school could be great. However, if the current administration is left to rule for too long a period of time, eventually stagnation will occur and the system will inevitably become corrupt. Thus preventing the Doral Renaissance Chapter school from ever reaching the pinnacle of true greatness

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2013
Yes, the school is very pretty and small, has a private school feel but beware! Do not judge a book by its cover . I do not recommend this school to anyone. I had a very bad experience just like most parents who are involved and who care about their child s academics. The teaches have no clue what as to what they are doing; the classes are too big (29 plus students) per 1 teacher. The principle is a piece of work, you will get nowhere with her, so don t even waste your time. The only parents that comment great things are probable homeroom moms who are the only ones with privileges and the only children who pass (whether they are on task or not) are theirs what a coincidence! Stay away if you could, not the best decision.

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2012
RECS is a fantastic school. The teachers are dedicated and professional. Yes, it is strict and I love it! School is a learning institution where good behavior and high expectations should be attained, without question. My kids love their school.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2012
As many other parents have stated the PRINCIPAL is a piece of work. Her lack of people skills go very far with her. She is quick to say that it is a "choice" school, and I agree, but she forgets that without our choice there would be none. Academically it is a great school, but administration... It really leaves a lot to be desired!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2012
My daughter is in fourth grade. I am very happy with this school. The teachers are really nice and kind and I like the discipline and the open communication between teachers and parents . The administration is well organized . My daughter have Ms. AZ and Ms. Ardilla . Both teachers are really inspiring and teaches the kids in a very interactive way.I feel very lucky to have them as my daughters teachers. They also helped her emotionally when she was going through a stage of low self esteem . They were able to guide her in a friendly way that made her regain her self confidence. Ms.AZ challenges kids through a lot of fun filled math and science activities . Ms Ardilla gives them higher level challenging work and keeps them busy with a lot of projects and group activities. Now my daughter feels sad as the school year is ending. She really enjoyed the school year and it was made possible by her wonderful teachers.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2011
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- submitted by a community member
September 16, 2011
My daughter started K in 2010 at RECS, for unexpected reasons and that was the best thing that could have ever happened to her. This is a great school and she the opportunity of having an amazing Kinder experience with her teacher: Ms. Gonzalez with a unique combination of discipline and kindness. She was able to get the best of each student. My only con is the constant funds raising, and still needs to grow on extra curricular activities. Other than that the school is great.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2011
School is great, the problem is that some parents don't want to follow the rules. and that is why the Principal has to be on top of everything. if she wouldnt be like that, the school will be a dissaster because us parent want to do things our way and imagine over 700 parents doing things their way...

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2011
It begins with the Principal and she is rude and disrespectful and has always been rude to me. It's the 3rd day of school and there she is yelling at me as if I were a deaf child. I am a professional adult and THE parent of one of her TOP students that complies with all the Charter School Rules yet I am being treated in a foul way. My child attends the school because she loves it there and she is being challenged where she can reach her full potential. Yes academically the school is great, but props go to the teachers for this. The teachers and some of the staff compensate the Principals lack of people skills and unporfessionalism. Consider yourself lucky for not having the same experience as I.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2011
The recent negative reviews posted here read like they may have come from the same disgrunted parent. I do not know if she/he has a vendetta against the principal but they should get over it. The school is very good and both my kids are learning and are happy here. If it were as bad as this parent makes it sound, I would have gone to another school. Why be miserable and put your kid through such a "dictatorial" environment? The school staff is excellent and have always been there for my family. Parents seem very involved and the PTA is very active year round. The academic program is second to none.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2011
Actually, I agree with that last parent who commented on April 29, 2011 there is no such thing as a perfect school. However, I do disagree with the criticism aspect, because constructive criticism is productive, and I am sure some parents have complained but there complaints have been overlooked. As a parent I've given my feedback on those surveys and I've never seen any change, it's as if they are fond of communism or dictatorship and would never support change at RECS.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2011
My son has been at Renaissance for 3 years and i've had my issues with the school at times, but for the most part it has been a very good experience. I don't know of any school that's perfect and if any one does please let me know. So you have to put everything into perspective. At the end of the day, no one made me put my child in this school and if i was as unhappy as some of the parents sound i would do everything in my power to change schools. Everyone has a right to complain, but maybe we can give suggestions to improve our school instead of constant criticism.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2011
As a parent I strongly disagree with the previous comment. All the parents including myself are partly responsible for the success behind Renaissance. We parents volunteer our time, money, and we put a lot of dedication in everything we do. At times I would say we work and contribute just as much as the principal. Personally I don't mind interacting with a stern principal, but I think that she still mirror the image of professionalism and dedication with a little more class and tactfulness. It' s nice to be able to communicate with a principal that is willing to listen and hear the feedback that parents have to offer. Let's bear in mind that communication is the key to success. Shame on you we all put effort into the process! At last you have some audacity telling us parents what we need to do if we disagree. I think that Renaissance needs a change of parents and principal, in order to live to its true expectations!

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2011
Renaissance is a very good school. My child has been a student here four years now. I am very pleased with the pace of the curriculum. The Principal's stern personality should not be viewed as a flaw to her profesionalism and dedication. She runs a tight ship, and the results are proof that she delivers. The teachers are great, but they are part of a private business and just as the principal, they must all meet their corporate goal. I am very surprised with some of the comments of the "parents". It is a choice to have your children attend this school. If you are that unhappy with it, or disagree with the principal then make your move to another learning facility. This is definetly not your average Miami-Dade public school, you have to put some effort into the process!. With the move of the elementary school to the new facility, some of that "community" school charm has been lost. PE and extracurricular activities need some major improvements.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2011
I completely agree with the Principal's negative attitude. I could understand her stress running two schools, but unfortunately it does provide a cold, bad atmosphere. The school in general is good, the teachers are very enthusiastic of their work and I believe well trained and very professional. The PTO is outstanding! They are the stem of the social events, and are the social connection to the kids. The drop off system is outstanding. I have passed through other schools, and NONE of them have such a great organization. The Organization as per events and day to day issues is good.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2011
It's my first year in this school and I absolutely love it.... My daughter was in private school and we change her because my husband was relocated. We are lucky that she has a good education and strict environment. Keep the good work.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2010
This is the 1st year my son is at this school. The principal,assistant principal, teachers and other stuff members are GREAT!!! Remember that the principal is running 2 schools. As for the drop off and pick up. It's great too! The stress is broght upon the kids by the people who are dropping them off and picking them up. (Get there on time you wouldn't have a promblem) I have NOT been yelled at while I drop my son off, not once. Only when I have volunteered for the drop off in the a.m. by the person who drops off the child. Sad that some adult's don't know how to behave. One more thing about drop off take a look at other schools. That would give anybody stress. I want to say thank you to all those who make this school run smoothly.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2010
I guess this must be another PTO mom that defends the actions of this principal. Personally, I know the mother of the child that has a feeding disorder, and frankly I am disgusted that a principal would let a child starve to the point that the child ended up with anemia. It's easy for this parent to suggest that we channel our energy into something positive, but if this had been her child I think she would channel all of her energy adovocating on behalf of her child. Lastly, I recently read some docs that proves that the school did not want to warm up the pizza or do any other accommodations.

- submitted by a community member
October 19, 2010
We should be channeling our energy into something positive. You really need therapy and a life!

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2010
I am completely unsatisfactory with the fat-pig principal, one day i brought cold pizza for lunch and i asked the principal to please heat it up for 30 seconds, she yanked the pizza out of my hands and ate it in front of me :( i starved the whole day!

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
My experience with this school was so frustrated for me and my son. If you have an issue and need to talk to somebody you don't have choices and at the end the only way or the better decision for the child is transfer him to another school because the charter school is an option .

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2010
i have a good experience in this schools. It's very streigh in behavior but i think a future is very good.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2010
I am greatly dissatisfied with this school. They run the drop-off and pick-up stricter than when the airport has an elevated threat!!! I understand that parents should not be walking around inside the school for security reasons but WHY CANT I PARK MY CAR, WALK UP AND KISS MY CHILD GOOD BYE? HOW SIMPLE? The principal acts like a mad woman directing traffic. she should invest in some "EVENT STAFF" like at the football staduim to handle the traffic. GET PROFESSIONAL ADVISE LADY!!!!! Your way is frustrating, and the children get there with the stress of traffic and the people getting the kids out of the car are just screaming at you and the kids to run and hurry. Thats my main GRIPE about the school. The principal is unreasonable and only cares that her scores are high. SO WHAT!!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2010
My daughter has been going to this school for 2 years and she loves it. The teachers, principal, vice principal, and staff are excellent and genuinely concerned for their students. The security and safety are excellent as well. This school has high expectations in all areas but I feel this is a good thing and the reason why they are consistently a blue ribbon school. The only downsides are a small playground and highly priced extracurricular activities. Overall, an excellent school and highly recommended!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 09, 2010
This school is excellent. The Principal and her staff are exceptional and care very much about learning disipline instilled in the students. This school received the Blue Ribbon from the Dept of Education. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that are either academically superior or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement to high levels.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
Great school, staff and students

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2009
My children have been going to this school for awhile. I agree with the decipline, the rules and regulations because it builds character and responsibilities for the children. The teachers for the most part have been very caring and seem truly genuine. The gifted area needs to expand further, it should be an all day gifted not pull out for for reading/math. The athelic dept also needs attention is barely non existent. No afterschool teams, i.e. football; baseball; soft baseball. All extra curricular activity has a price and is very pricie. The PTO does a great job, however you must be in the click or otherwise forget it. (politics are everywhere).

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2009
Even though the FCAT scores are good, I could not say that this school does well for the children. I was forced to remove my child as the environment was not nurturing. The principle is a career woman and that reflects in the way the school is run, a business. The dress code is strict and disciplining could be adressed differently. If you are looking for positive encouragement with a nurturing setting, than this is not the school for you.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2009
A great school, the teachers are nice and kind, the principal takes an active role in supervising school events, and there is a lot of regulation, which prevents any violence. However, the extracurricular activities are expensive, and they lack decent facilities. Just as an additional plus, almost all of the classrooms have windows, which doesn't make you feel like you're in a jail cell... Resources for 'gifted' students are very limited as well, but the teachers balance this out.

- submitted by a student
September 07, 2008
I have been a parent for five years. I have two daughters and two nieces in this school. All four love their teachers and have easily made friends here. It is a small school with a great family atmosphere. The children are much safer here than in any public school. They are not too strict. The rules are easy to follow. Follow them and you'll be fine. The teachers really care about their students and have high expectaions of the students and their families. That's why it's an A school for six years in a row.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2008
So far I really like it - they are a little crazy with the dress code - and the playground could be bigger (according to my son) But so far I am very impressed with what this school has to offer.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2008
I have been a teacher at this school for nine years and am very happy here. The environment is nurturing, the teachers are extremely caring and administration is very supportive of my program. The parents are always willing to volunteer and help with special projects. In my opinion and position, I believe this is a wonderful school that nurtures relationships between students, teachers and parents. I would love to see a seperate school location for the Middle School.

- submitted by a teacher
February 25, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2008
I am a 8th grader at RMCS. I love this school. Also, i disagree with all the negative comments about this school only caring about the F-CAT. The truth is we only have one class that is an F-CAT prep. Just because RMCS is mixed with RECS doesent mean we get treated like elementary students. We have our dances, dinner/formal, and end of year trip.. soo really appreciate what you have.I love all the teachers in this elementary and middle school!!!!!

- submitted by a student
February 14, 2008
Worst school ever! beware... Not a great school.The f-cat scores lowered a grade.Theres room for improvement.

- submitted by a student
February 13, 2008
well i am a former student of this school. and to tell you guys the truth from my perspective i dislike this school. we get treated like elementary children. and its really not fair! i havnt seen one student at least in my grade that loves this school. its all about FCAT this and FCAT that. they dont teach the bascis and thats not right. we dont get treated like we want to be treated. some of the teachers of mine are not really happy with this school. and if you are planning on putting your child in this school i rather you think twice about your descision and your chikds academic. so to tell you the truth i have been in this school for 5 years and i still dont have one positive look at this.

- submitted by a student
February 09, 2008
The teachers are all here because we are happy or else we would be somewhere else. We do so much for so little because we are happy and love what we do.

- submitted by a teacher
September 29, 2007
We have three kids here (1st, 2nd and 8th grade) and We have been very happy with the school. They have good teachers, quality education, easy comunication with the teachers, principal and administratitive staff, great enviroment, small size classroom, discipline and security. Even they have elementary and middle school in the same building, they are very organize, and we are sure that the Principal is working to find a new building for the Middle.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2007
This charter school is not only a safe and nurturing, but also a structured and disciplined learning environment. Here students and parents obtain the greatest return on their investment by gaining a sense of community and family atmosphere while gaining a quality education with personalized attention not available in public schools today. Small setting offer security and intimacy.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2007
This school does indeed score well on the FCAT, but, there is more to a well rounded and quality education than that! There is overly harsh treatment for dress code violations etc and run more like a corrective center than a nurturing school as a result. The curriculum needs to address the whole child! Removed my son after going here for kinder and 1st. Busy work and practice test material a bit too heavy for charter school that supposively is pioneering educational rreform. We need to work towards learning gains and not FCAT practice!

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2007
I've been very happy with this school, great teachers so far, small size classrooms. My child has never been treated like just another number. Access to problem solving and parental involvement. My main concern is that this is all changing. Now they have added middle school, 6, 7 & 8. All in the same building. There are no plans to move the middle school. Mixing elementary and middle school children together brings a whole new set of problems. No space for kids to actually be kids. I wish the principal would consider these issues. It bring chaos.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2007
Strict to the extreme. There is a lot of room for improvement as to creating a healthy emotional environment for the children. Only exceptionally behaved children fit well. Extremely strict in the academic area also, but mainly behavior. A school doesn't need to get ridiculously strict to be a good one, on the contrary, a more humane environment would be a lot healthier for the students.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2007
I believe RECS is a great school. My son is in Kindergarten and when I volunteer for the class, I see how the teacher interacts and make them learn subjects that are difficult for their age but with patience and dedication they enjoy it. My son comes home very happy and tell me everything that he has learned that day. I am impressed and happy with the school I chose.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2007
I was extremely disappointed in this school. It is run very militantly, and not in a positive way. I have always been an advocate for academic excellance, however I believe they sacrifice manners and children's self esteem for their quest for good FCAT scores. I would also advise any families that are not of hispanic origin to look elsewhere for you and your child will not be made to feel welcome. This environment is everything but welcoming. To me this school does not care what kind of citizens its raising as long as they score well on tests.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2007
Of course there have been schools that are accused of teaching just for the FACT. Is this one of them? You bet. Looks can be deceiving. Just because a school tests well doesn't mean they actually care about each child. Believe me, they don't. Too concerned about images than the children. Just because a school has a good procedure for pick-up time and mandatory volunteer hours (which they have to do, by law - not their bright idea) doesn't mean they give children what they really need - attention. And not treating them like they are just a number. Seems more like Stepford Wives for children.Make up your mind for yourself.jsut be aware.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2007
Renaissance is grossly overrated. My daughter has been attended for three years and I am not at all impressed. As a parent, I feel misinformed a lot of times and the teachers are mediocre. They worry more about their vacations than they do the students.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2006
This is a very good school. Very strict. High academics as the kids get older. They really instill independence in the kids. I have 3 children here and overall I am very happy.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2006
Has been ranked 17th by the state of florida as one of the top performing school. This is a school of choice: parents need to be involved (20 voluntary hours required) & children have to provide their best in attitude, participation & grades. There is a max of 20 tardies & absences combined per year, therefore if you don't feel like being on time everyday or need taking extra days off during school year, this is not a good choice for your family. There is a waitlist of about 400 kids to get in. The best is ..Small ratio students per classroom (25), kindergarten are well kept apart from other grades. There is a superb pick-up and drop off procedure. Enrichments classes include cheerleading, ceramics, basketball, karate etc etc. Curriculum includes pe, spanish, art, computer and 20mn recess everyday. This is a privilege to be in.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2006
This school is the fourth ranked in all of Dade County with their FCAT scores. I hope the teachers and administrators of this school are aware that they are doing a great, superb job with what they do with our children. I don't see how they could be an A+ school, four years in a row unless there was good leadership.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2006
This is one of the best schools I have found yet. Parents are strongly encouraged and made to be involved all student affairs. The school is very clean and safe. The staff treats you and your child like family. They have numerous extracurricular activities in their 'enrichment program', some of which include Taekwondoe, soccer, baseball, photography, basketball, spanish, cheerleading, etc. This is an A+ school with A+ students.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2006
The teachers are under paid and over worked. I would not send my child to a school where teachers are so unhappy.

- submitted by a teacher
November 17, 2005
This school is excellent. I love it. The teachers and the staff are great

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2005
Renaissance has a great family atmosphere; the office staff is great; unfortunately I can't say much for some of the teachers. The school seems to worry more about their government funding and school fundraisers than they do about the students. Children in this school must be exceptionally behaved children and also extremely ahead of their years in academics. If your child doesn't meet those standards, don't send him to this school, unless want your child to have an inferiority complex.

- submitted by a former student
May 13, 2004
Wonderful School, it feels like a family atmosphere. One of the best things about the school is the fact that if you as a parent have any questions or concerns you can speak to a Teacher or an administrator immediately without fighting the regular bureacracy of most public schools. The school encourages parents participation in all aspects of school (academic, social etc..) this way not only do yo have the shcool fighting for your childs success but you have a team of parents that get involved and help out.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2004
The schools is definitely safe and that is a major plus in my book. However; the staff is quite young and this year the kindergarten teacher was changed 3 times in the first quarter. Also the fact that the school allows a kindergarten child to be placed in detention is ridiculous. I understand a 'time out' but 30 min. detention and if they reach a max of 3 detentions, then the child must have a Saturday detention...what is that? I think the school can be a bit too harsh.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2003
A good solid choice for the average realm of students. The school has an enthusiastic but very young staff(most 5 yrs or less experience in the teaching field) and needs improvement in special ed and gifted area to better reach below and above average pupils. The schools focus is strong in academics and a bit heavy in the homework area. The cultural and arts areas are well above average and probably one of the best in the area. There tends to be to much emphasis on preparing for the fcats rathering than on a students individual improvement in himself/herself. Attractive and managable class size of 20-21 but increasing unfortunately to 25 in the fall of 2003. This school has enormous potential but needs to gain some more experienced teachers and to improve special areas along with refocusing on education rather than standardized test scores.

- submitted by a parent
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Renaissance Elementary Charter School
10651 Northwest 19th Street, Doral, FL  33172
(305) 591-2225
Last modified Renaissance Elementary Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Renaissance Elementary Charter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 76 reviews. Top