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
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
My son loves his teacher, his friends, likes to go to school, has improved in all, EBT is a great school
My son loves his teacher, his friends, likes to go to school, has improved in all,EBT is a great school
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.
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
guauuuuu they have to much organitation the teachers are exellent good human been and help the parents thank eugenia b thomas
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
Horrible after school pick up, the ptsa is a rip off, they practically force every child to pay $8.00 or else embarrass them by letting the whole class know that that child didn't pay and therefore they won't get pizza. Even if you pay , they don't send you a membership card (as they are required) Let alone , don't even invite you or notify you of any meetings. Who knows where all that money goes because everything activity they have your child is charged for it. Bylaws from PTA across America require that members have the right to attend meetings and if they wish may question how funds are allocated.
The school is really good and you have a biligual personnel,All the teachers are really good and whe you need to talk to them you just need to make an appt. ..and like they told at the beginning the gifted class is hard but you have the option to be part of it or not ..also if your child goes to public school has to take the FCAT so for most of the kids if not big of a deal my son have the maximun score in each one ....Overall EBT is a great school...with the rest of the public schools that .wehave in Doral area that is why i am living here and no planning to move
This school is horrible! My son was there for 3 long years. It was our worst nightmare. The kids are always under pressure and stressed until FCAT comes. My son would never bring homework from the subjects that are not part of FCAT! The principal, Mrs. Falcon, thinks she is God - don't expect ever talking to her unless she is complaining about your child. If you need her help, forget it, she does not speak with regular people. My son was transferred to the Gifted class and he spent his last 2 years at EBT there. It didn't work as we expected - it was not fun and engaging. Last year we gave up EBT and decided to try a Private School. We moved out of Doral because of the school. Our best decision EVER!!!
For quite sometime I have been trying to speak to an counselor, asst. principle or principle, I have send them emails, left them several messages in the front office and no one has ever called me at all. My child has been harassed, and bullied in her classroom, and in the cafeteria by other kids that are 3 grades higher than my child, and the school system doesn't CARE!!! they demand so much from the parents, but they are NOT there to help the parents when needed. Another big issue, none of the security guards speak English, it is impossible to speak to them. This is the U.S.A, learn the language we speak here.
The administrative and security staff caters to those that speak Spanish. If you don't speak it, you will have difficulties. There is also a problem with bullying amongst students. The teachers fail to actually address the bullying in the classrooms, and when asked if the student may speak to a counselor, excuses are given. Half of the time Physical education class consists of sitting in a room taking notes or watching videos. Parental involvement is not allowed with your child's class.
EBT K-8 really believes in having each individual student excell to do their best. They do care and I am very happy with their education, guidance and safety at this school.
i love this school it's excellent but they need to fix their dismissal for rainy days.
EBt is an excellent school. I dont think they have a problem with discipline or 'too much' homework. Discipline is, yes, enforced, and I thank Ms Falcon and all her staff for it. I believe this is one of the main reasons why EBT is among the best in the area. This is achieved with firmness, determination and perseverance and not by yelling at children, as has been claimed in other comments. Yes, kids have homework almost on a daily basis, but weekends and breaks are usually more flexible. There is a great sense of community and the school makes a great effort to bring together parents, students and teachers.
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