Students enrolled 1137
School leader MS. ELEONORA CUESTA

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2450 Northwest 97th Avenue
Doral, FL 33172

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(305) 597-9999
(305) 591-2669
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4 stars
Based on 36 ratings

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August 30, 2014
We were called on a Saturday to let us know we won the lottery... We couldn't be more happy!!!! We used to live in Kendall and we moved to Doral that same summer 2013. Our son started Kinder and despite the normal issues he adapted very well to Ms. Diez. This school is excellent we were very blessed our child was accepted. We work very well with their curricula and the teachers are very well prepared. Only 5% of USA kids are educated on charter schools... We were indeed very lucky!!!! We LOVE D.A!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2014
Doral Academy is an amazing school. My daughter started at DA in Kindergarten and I could be any happier that she got accepted! The Teachers have been incredible!! for Kinder she had Mrs. Miguel; an amazing, knowledgeable and caring teacher and for First Grade she had Mrs. Davalos; Lead Teacher, again, knowledgeable and most importantly had great communication with the parents. The staff is wonderful. they are all soooo sweet, even the cafeteria ladies and gents are amazing. The principal and Vice Principle greet your children every now and then in the front of the school. Which is awesome for them to take the time to do so. The ONLY complaint i have is that they should have more sports in the Elementary. Soccer Team, Flag Football, Cheerleading and a Dance team. other than that I give it a 10.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2014
Worst PK4 in Doral. If you love your child and want a great and complete education, this is not the place! bad manners and aggressive environment is what you can expect.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2014
This school is amazing, of course do be great depends that everybody working together, the involvement with the parents, kids teacher, i am happy to be part of Doral academy family

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2014
I 've been trying to get spot in Doral Academy since 2010 , but it is almost iimpssible. They never give me the feed back about my application. They never call me back. They never inform the exactly day that gonna be the lottery. I really don't know how they have no respect with others and they are A Schools. They are a very close community.

- submitted by a community member
November 04, 2013
the principal have preference helping some friend people... The school more organization in the mornings with the traffic school.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2013
My daughter is in 5th grade now and has had a wonderful experience. They prepare her academically as well as socially. She has received a 5 in reading and math every year. The administrators, counselor and teachers are all very approachable. Any time I've had a concern they've been able to help. The families that attend Doral Academy are also very friendly. My daughter has made wonderful friendships that I hope last forever. I would recommend this school to any family. It is hard to find a school with this many caring yet academically rigorous teachers.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2013
My daughter joined in PreK 4 and I only wish I had enrolled her since Pre K 3. the Pre K program is exceptional! The kids love the school and after the first week of crying (separation anxiety) my daughter now cant wait to get to school. She is 4 and can now read only after about 5 months at school. Yes, as a parent you have to put in the time to read 15 minutes every day to your child as homework, and you have to practice sight words and family words at home, but it pays off!!! My only wish is that the Principal could smile more and get more involved with all the parents, she looks super stressed out all the time. The teachers are FANTASTIC however and the kids are happy and learning, so smile or no smile they must be doing something right! i just hope the elementary school environment is similar so that it will be smooth transition. My work colleague is encouraging me to move my daughter to the Renniassance which is a 9/10 rating, but perhaps we will stay where my daughter has already developed freindships. Hope this helped you choose....and yes there is a lot of Spanish Spoken, but instruction is 70% in English, it is a good thing to get the kids exposed anyway right?

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2010
this school does little to prepare for the fcat, unless your child is put in their special program, where they have the student do 2nd and 3rd at the same time, and then when the student repeats the 3rd grade, they take the 3rd grade fcat and their grades are fantastic, it makes the school look good. they do this until 5th grade.the rest of the students are just fillers. to reassure the parents of the fillers, they concentrate on a group of children and the rest? they tell them that the fcat is not that important?? As for the girl bullies. there is little or no punishment, and they are free to continue with their bad behavior.!as for parent involvement, your not going to hear anything truthful, because 90% are illegal aliens, and don't want to draw attention to themselves.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2010
This is a good school, my son started in pre-k and now is going into first grade. The only thing is am concerned about is the use of proper English in and out of the class room, by the teachers and the administration. I listen to some of the teachers speak grammaticaly incorrect english, and concern that my son will develop such habbits and think its the correct way to speak. I also don't think there is proper facilities for sports i.e football, track and field, basketball, proper Gym with equipment. I give the school average, because other than the few issues academically they do a good job.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2010
My son is in Kindergarten and completing his second year at Doral Academy. My experience has been excellent, wonderful teachers, administration and school employees. I'm pleased with the overall educational program and looking forward to having my other children attend the school as well.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2010
Our daughter is in the early elementary years. She just completed her second year at the DA. We are thrilled with the school and the personal attention our daughter receives in terms of academic and social development. The environment is extremely supportive for the kids, and almost all the kids I see at the school love being there. The after-school programs are superb and offer a wide array activities such as swimming, dance, music, mandarin, guitar lessons,art, sports.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2010
My daughter attends pre-k and i can say from experience i was a little bit concerned at the beginning with the educational program, field trips and extracurricular activities. However, the teachers have worked with me in all the areas. I always ask questions. As a parent am very much involved in all the areas my child is involved. Bottom line, excellent school so far, excellent educational program.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2009
P-K is good academically. The kids will be reading and writing well before the end of the school year. However, there is a high price to pay for that! It is not a place if you want a great foundation. The facilities are inadequate and kids do not have enough time playing or doing arts, music or activities that a little one enjoys most! There are so many irregularities that they must to keep parents out. Too many kids in each classroom (34:2) so they have to adopt military discipline. All the staff is a joke! There is not a possibility to accommodate any simple needs for your child (they are not really interest about it! They told me that!). Tons of homework. Parents normally register their kids in P-K, which it is private, to make sure they will get a place in kindergarten. Mistake! Too little space for write more...

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
it's very academical and familiar school.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
Because my grandson is going there and I am very happy with it, is a wonderfull school

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2009
This is a grat school!!!!. My daughter is there since pre K, now she is in 7th grade . I have no complain. This is an A+ school.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2009
This is a great school! teachers are awesome and the new principal is so great! The school had a great score on Fcat again last year. The 5th grade teachers do prepare the kids to Middle school. The art teacher is 100% dedicated, Music teacher is excellent, spanish teachers are very nice... Cant complain at all. Its a great choice, specially if you start early with them in Prek for example

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2009
this is an awesome school and ms.rodriguez(4th grade) is a great teacher

- submitted by a student
no rating March 10, 2009
Outstanding teachers!!! Unlike many comments I've read my experience volunteering at this school has been great. All parents are involved and that is the way it should be. Overall the school has exceeded my expectations in every way.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 07, 2009
I am a teacher at this school and coming from a public school that was not a charter school which also had an A rating, I can say the difference is night and day. There is a high degree of accountability for the teachers, students and parents alike. The administration at the school expects a lot from the teachers and in turn the students; the students are given a lot of material to learn, above and beyond what Dade County public schools requires; their is Prometheium boards in all of the classrooms as well as computers. It is a safe, clean school, which offers free tutoring to students who need it. I feel fortunate to work at a school with such a high degree of parent involvement; the only down side is that the school is lacking in extra curricular activities and the building itself is not too kid friendly.

- submitted by a teacher
February 01, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2008
I have had both of my children at Doral elementary. ONe of them is now in 5th grade and my other just entered Doral academy of performing arts (high) school. I am very happy with the school and the teachers they have had.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2008
The school administration has not made themselves adequately available for any concerns that parents have. In addition of the added pressure of teaching to the FCAT's, the administration has become one dimensional in their goals. We need to put the children's future above all else, and for right now, it seems more of a fiscal challenge with added state funds to compensate FCAT results without any regard for the kid's own plight. This school has the potential to do better for their students!! Stop robbing the teachers of their true potential and the children of their own potential learning capabilities!! It's unfair to all of them!!

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2007
The teachers are great!! My daughter is learning a lot, and she is very happy, the only thing that I don't agree with the school policy is that I want to help,as a volunteer, but the teacher said that she needs supplies, that she doesn't need extra help.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2007
Excellent School, I strongly recommend it to my friends. My daughter thanks me for bringing her to this school. My son had improved his grades from C to A. Teachers are very professional and nice, kids love them.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2007
My daughter has been enrolled at Doral Academy since the summer before Pre-k 4 and will start 1st grade in August. My experiences so far have all been outstanding. I love the fact that teachers are young and energetic...and we should not fault them for their ages as long as they are good teachers. The administration is always there when you need them. Of course, we as adults need to understand that appointments are necessary and we can't expect immediate attention 100% of the time. I assure you, from personal experience, that if it is an emergency, Ms Gomez herself will make it a point of attending to the situation immediately. Regarding the 30 hours required of parents annually, I volunteered at one of the holiday parties for 2 hours, at the book fair for another 2 hours, assisted in the cheerleading show for another 2 hours, bought some materials for

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2006
I highly recommend this school. My daughter has been happy here from day one. The education program is second to none. Excellent all round school.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2006
Good student teacher ratio, excellent rating of A.

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September 27, 2005
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August 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2005
EXCELLENT SCHOOL! Wonderful staff!

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2005
The academic programs are poor as is the music and arts program at the highschool. Great variety of sports but poor coaching and materials. Overall the school is missing alot, for example computer lab room, space etc.

- submitted by a student
May 27, 2005
Really perplexing school. They require parents to donate 30 hours annually, but this really means, donating materials. They have NEVER accepted any real volunteer hours in the classrooms, ie. reading to kids, grading, assisting kids. All they care about is the material donations, where dollars are translated into hours. There is a HUGE marble chess set in the library, but limited books! They have expensive european furniture, but kids play volleyball during PE using an imaginary net! Average teacher age is roughly 24/25 years old. I don't know any actual teacher over the age of 30!

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2004
There is a lot of pressure put on the students to do well on the FCAT. There is far too much emphasis placed on the FCAT. Even 1st graders are preparing the the FCAT even though the exam is two years away. Although the teachers are young, energetic and very fond of the students they are forced to teach to the FCAT and are restricted from applying too many fresh new and innovative teaching techniques. In short Doral Academy is more of an FCAT training center that it is an elementary school.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2004
Doral academy has the best pre-k program that I have seen ...And I have researched a whole lot of schools. The kids get a great foundation and start reading and writing well before the end of the school year.

- submitted by a parent
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Doral Academy
2450 Northwest 97th Avenue, Doral, FL  33172
(305) 597-9999
Last modified Doral Academy is a Charter school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Doral Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top