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Eugenia B. Thomas K-8 Center

Public | PK-8 | 1629 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted Sunday, July 27, 2014

I have a mixed opinion about this school. My daughter was in 2nd grade-gifted and had a great year. Her teacher Ms. Davila is a wonderful, caring, and dedicated teacher. My daughter felt motivated to make her proud. On the other hand, my son who turned 6 this year had a very difficult year. His kindergarten teacher was inpatient and uncaring. He was in detention almost every other week for 1.5 hrs. I met almost every other week with teacher attempting to figure out how to help my son succeed in her class. My son continuously complained that his teacher screamed at him, he stated she didn't like him; he did not receive positive reinforcement from this teacher. My son s self-esteem was affected. Needless to say, my son is begging me not to go to this school again. As a family, we had a very frustrating experience, all while we were cooperating and willing to do whatever necessary to help the staff and my son succeed I hope that for first grade, he gets assigned a caring teacher At 6 years of age kids are forming their personalities, they look up to their teachers, and they spend sometimes more hours at school than at home, they need all the positive support they can get.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2014

My son has been at EBT for two years (Kindergarten and now 1st grade) and we love it! The education is great, the expectations for the students are high which I appreciate, and they hold a lot of fun educational activities (field day, walk safe, career day, holiday family dances after school, PTA hosts family dinners at places like Applebee's to raise funds for various reasons, etc.). EBT doesn't just focus on testing. They also offer extra curricular activities after school and my son truly enjoys them. EBT is a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2014

EBT is a great school, the teachers are friendly and concern about students. They are very organized and prepare the students very well. So far I have not complain .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2014

I am in EBT since 7th grade and this is my second year there and all I can say is that it is the best school. The teachers are very kind and they do care about the kid's education. It is extremely clean and the rules are very strict. The teachers help the kids in everything they can. I strongly recommend that school


Posted December 20, 2013

This review only covers the 3-5 year special education program that is provided at ETB. The rooms and school are physically nice and well kept, which merits two stars. The teachers and class structure, however, are inadequate for our son who is mildly autistic. The classes are too big and he is not receiving the attention he needs. I have come to this conclusion after the teachers asked me to send him in a diaper everyday because they do not have time to potty train him. Ironically, he is potty trained and hasn't had an accident in over a month at home, at his other school (we also have him at a private school), or when out with us. When he has to go, he comes to us and tells us, or goes directly to the potty on his own. The reason for the accidents at ETB is because he is not receiving much attention due to class size. The communication between the teachers and the parents is lacking, and most reports are stuffed into the bottom of my son's book bag. A perfect example is when we found his IEP report card a week later. If you have a child between the ages of 3-5 who needs to be in a special education class, look elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2013

EBT K-8 Center is an awesome school. The principal and the teachers are very straight. The school is very clean and it has a lot of fun things to do. The library has tons of interesting books. The classrooms are very organized and clean. The food is delicious and the staff is nice and helpful. Above all, the most important part is the community. They are the ones that put all their efforts to make EBT a successful school. I strongly recommend EBT to all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2013

Excellent administration, teachers, facilities, and environment. Ms. Ugarte, our counselor, have been very supportive. This school is academically challenging by following University of Cambridge Curriculum. I highly recommend EBT K-8 Center. My children-2nd and 5th grade gifted, love their school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Mi hija comenzo su ano escolar este lunes y hasta ahora todo me ha parecido fantastico, mucha organizacion, seguridad, las maestras comunicativas, mi hija esta encantada!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2012

The schools way of handling the children is inexperienced to say the least. The children in the upper academy, 6th-8th grade, are treated the same way as the elementary students. I was part of the first class to graduate from there k-8 and i was very discontent with the lack of freedom which leads to further issues once these kids enter a high school setting. The purpose of the middle school years are to bridge the gap from elementary to high school, yet this purpose seems to have gotten lost somewhere along the way with the creation of K-8 Centers. Do not send you're child to a k-8 center. It defeats the purpose of middle schools and leaves children unprepared to function properly in high schools and in society. Also, there were are no sports teams in this school. Middle schools offer a wide variety of team sports most of the time. I'm not sure whether all K-8 Centers or just this one lack team sports, but it deprives children of many of the opportunities that a classic middle school offers. A K-8 Center is essential an extended elementary school and pointless. -Former student


Posted July 30, 2012

Schools are good as the teachers within that school.Good teachers who practice humility, kindness, compassion and care for all human beings surely will make a difference. If parents need one-on-one or group tutoring for their children, please call me: Dr. Debbie Persaud @ 786-302-3263. I am a retired MDCPS teacher with a Doctorate in Education, MSEd in Teaching English as a Second Language, MSABA in Applied Behavior Analysis, and is currently in a PhD Clinical Psychology Program. I work one-on-one with children with learning difficulties, ADHD, ADD, and general homework help. I have flexible hours and work with the children in their home environment


Posted July 21, 2012

My son loves his teacher, his friends, likes to go to school, has improved in all, EBT is a great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2012

My son loves his teacher, his friends, likes to go to school, has improved in all,EBT is a great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2012

This is a horrible school. The staff is very rude, uncooperative, and over all unwilling to help. The school's disciplinary system is unacceptable, the give 60 Minute detentions to mere kindergarten students, for the staple of "talking in class", a ridiculous reason considering they are working with 5 year-old's. Overall they lack a sense of patience and severity with their students, and the methods of education are dismal to say the least.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 6, 2012

Year by year, the school improves . Doral is blessed having EBT K_8 . MS Mayra Falcon, Principal , is doing an oustanding job , teachers are excelent and the school is so organized and clean . A+++++++++ My question is why Greatschools rates EBT K-8 only 7/10 ? Must be 10/10


Posted September 13, 2011

guauuuuu they have to much organitation the teachers are exellent good human been and help the parents thank eugenia b thomas
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2011

My children have been attending EBT K-8 Center for the last 6 years and I couldn't be happier with their education. The teachers and administration strongly support the students and encourage parental involvement. My children love their teachers, receive personal attention when they need it and feel very safe. The building is always clean and carefully maintained as is the classrooms. The education at EBT K-8 Center is excellent and the students are always challenged to excel. This school has maintained their "A" school status since it opened. The success of this school is due to its exceptional leader, Mrs. Mayra Falcon, who expects nothing but the best from her staff for the students and community of Doral. She is very knowledgeable of the educational system and is easy to talk to for advice or suggestions. I am very pleased with the excellent education my children are receiving and thank the entire staff of EBT for their commitment and dedication to our youth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2011

Outstanding school in all aspects. The Principal, Mrs. Falcon is the best Dade County has to offer. She is a highly motivatel professional with a high degree of personal integrity. She is an exceptional role modle for her staff, student body and community. Her committment to high standards shows throughout her school. The teachers are committed to ensuring students excel academically and socially. Teaching is taken seriously at EBT. Parents are encouraged to participate and support school initiatives and challenged to provide guidance and discipline at home so that the child can be a good citizen in our community. We couldnt ask for a better school for our child. If you are looking for a school where your child will be challenged, motivated and lead by example, this is your. If you could clone this school's principal, our school system would be perfect! Great job to all and thanks for your commitment to excellence. JBF
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2011

Our daughter attended this school the first year it opened and she began Kindergarden here. We were so happy when they converted it to a K-8, because it made the process that much smoother and we felt as if we didn't have anything to fear. Her class was also the first one to innagurate the Middle School! She completed her entire Elementary & Middle school at EBT and the school always stood out from the others in the area and other areas in a very positive way. Everything was always positive for us and our child. We are happy that our new child will also be attending the school in 1 year because we know it will be the best school that we can send her to and it's actualy one of the reasons we aren't moving from Doral. Anyone that has the priviledge of sending their children to this school can feel very lucky to know their child will receive the best care & education from the teachers and overall staff of the school. Highly recommended!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2011

We had a very good experience with our two kids. (second and fifth grade). EBT It's the main reason why we moved to Doral and we are happy with the decision. Demanding but supportive of the kids when they need it. Ms. Rodriguez of second grade is an outstanding teacher, a very professional and caring person.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2011

My kids attend this school, it is an A school and reviews about catering to english only people are from uneducated people who probably can't spell the letter A. The administration is strict and enforces homework and reading, if you want a school that lets the parents off the hook then find another one, EBT is probably one of the best schools in south florida.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 58% in 2014.

195 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

195 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%
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 63% in 2014.

194 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

193 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

192 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
92%
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.

191 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

195 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

195 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%
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 53% in 2014.

159 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

147 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

167 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

169 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

169 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
94%
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 81% in 2012.

161 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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 78% in 2012.

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
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 "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
88%
Biology I

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

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
96%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 88%
White 7%
Asian 2%
Black 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 192%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 236%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%58%61%
Master's degree 28%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%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 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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5950 Northwest 114th Avenue
Doral, FL 33178
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