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Renaissance Middle Charter School

Charter | 6-8 | 452 students

 

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Posted July 10, 2014

The school is very small, compared to other schools, but it's great. The staff and the school principal are very friendly and they knew EVERYONE'S names. The 8th grade teachers are the best ones because even though I wasn't in any advanced classes, I'm proud to say that my FCAT scores were outstanding, being that I achieved a 5 in Reading. MOST of the students are friendly. There aren't many elective choices, but the best ones are piano and chorus. I cried a lot at graduation because I would really miss the school and the people I grew up with. Great learning experience. Class of 2014!


Posted June 23, 2014

My daughter was in Renaissance the last three years and we both love the school, and the staff is awesome. Very good school, very good teachers, and the principal is excellent!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2014

Best school ever! My kids have never been so pushed to work so hard. Though the elective choices are limited compared to doral academy, the teachers for each one are WAY better. Ms. Cid can make you a pro singer in one year and Ms. Jimenez proves to you that you can draw.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

This is a great school, my daughter love her teachers. Mr. Thompson and the staff of this school is very nice. The children really learn in RMCS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

Good school though it is small the teachers are very dedicated, try to motivate students, to expend energy more classes, are always sending tasks make students take more interest in reading, the kind of music is excellent , hallways and cafeteria are safe because they have security in almost all areas, the deputy (Mr.Thompson) super friendly, dedicated to school, attentive, friendly, like the vast majority of the staff at this school, my son already has 3 years attending, I recommend it 100%. Buena escuela a pesar de que es pequena los maestros son muy dedicados,tratan de motivar a los alumnos,que se esfuerzen mas en clases,siempre estan mandando tareas,hacen que los alumnos tomen mas interes en la lectura,la clase de musica es excelente,los pasillos y cafeteria son seguros ya que tiene seguridad en casi todas las areas,el subdirector (Mr.thompson) super amable,dedicado a la escuela,atento,agradable,al igual que la gran mayoria del personal de esta escuela,mi hijo ya tiene 3 anos asistiendo,la recomiendo 100%
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

Good school though it is small the teachers are very dedicated, try to motivate students, to expend energy more classes, are always sending tasks make students take more interest in reading, the kind of music is excellent , hallways and cafeteria are safe because they have security in almost all areas, the assistant director (Mr.Thompson) super friendly, dedicated to school, attentive, friendly, like the vast majority of the staff at this school, my son already has 3 years attending, I recommend it 100%. Buena escuela a pesar de que es pequena los maestros son muy dedicados,tratan de motivar a los alumnos,que se esfuerzen mas en clases,siempre estan mandando tareas,hacen que los alumnos tomen mas interes en la lectura,la clase de musica es excelente,los pasillos y cafeteria son seguros ya que tiene seguridad en casi todas las areas,el subdirector (Mr.thompson) super amable,dedicado a la escuela,atento,agradable,al igual que la gran mayoria del personal de esta escuela,mi hijo ya tiene 3 anos asistiendo,la recomiendo 100%
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2011

I really love this school......... This my daughter first year and she love the school, teachers and her classmates. The principal and Mr. Thompson are doing a excellent job!!!!! Thank You and keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2010

I love this school. My son just started in the 6th grade this year but for what i've seen the staff have it will put together. Even thow some problems where encounter they still managed to open on time and are very nice and that to me tells me that the kids are a priority to them. Unlike another Charter school in Doral where you go in the office and they are just plain nasty. It's not even worth saying the name of that other school but I BELIEVE WE MADE THE RIGHT DECISION BY SELECTING THIS CHARTER SCHOOL. THANK U SO MUCH TEACHERS AND STAFF. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS THIS SCHOOL AND EVERY ONE IN IT.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

The school administration has not made themselves completely available for any concerns that parents have. First of all, 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 feelings. The middle school has the potential to success. Cultural diversity is a problem here as well. If you not of hispanic culture you child will be lost. Need more teachers from different backgrounds. That's a must!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

'After reading some of the comments made about this school, it made me feel justified in my opinion. I am not really impressed with the leadership at this school. It is quite unwelcoming and unfriendly. So much for a family atmosphere. There is indeed a fine line between being a strong leader and abusing your 'power.' They also seem pre-occupied with what they 'don't have to do' because they are a charter school, rather then do their best to help children succeed. Their enrichment program is mediocre. In some ways, they don't live up to the hype, and the money they charge is ridiculous.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 53% in 2014.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
79%
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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

150 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

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 47% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

141 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
89%
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 78% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%

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 64% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 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 87%
White 9%
Black 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 49%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/AN/A
Female 51%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 77%58%61%
Master's degree 23%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 13%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. ANA CORDAL
Fax number
  • (786) 401-1978

Resources

Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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Parent involvement
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  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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8360 Northwest 33rd Street
Doral, FL 33122
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Phone: (305) 728-4622

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