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Ronald W. Reagan/Doral Senior High School

Public | 8-12 | 2097 students

 

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Posted August 21, 2013

Brand new to this school third day so far and I'm a senior so I'm thinking hey ill have a lot of fun. Nope I was wrong... The Hispanics here are stuck up, they even talk in their own language about you as they think you don't know Spanish for those who know it or not. Now with the teachers it's okay like any usual school but because of their Cambridge program they treat those who aren't in the program like trash, overall if you really want to go to this school I highly recommend you to join the Cambridge program for you can properly get treated and make friends


Posted June 5, 2013

This school should be given 10 rating.I sent my elder son to this school.The teachers,Vice Principal,Staff everyone encouraged my son to improve his abilities in learning new subjects.Music teachers are wonderful.Maths,science,Critical thinking and other subject teachers are really great assets to the school.Students are very friendly and very polite.This school has lot of great talent abd gifted with great teachers.Since we were relocating to Chicago,I took him out to join in Hinsdale school.But It is this school teachers who helped a lot in every step my son took..We are very grateful to this school admin and the teachers.I am planning to take my son back to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2012

Here is the sad truth concerning this school: if you are in advanced programs, such as Cambridge, you have access to an amazing education, with excellent teachers and a dedicated counselor who deals with only Cambridge students. Which is great! Exactly what every student deserves. If you are the type of good student in honors classes, you will mostly have access to good teachers as well. Some of the outstanding Cambridge teachers also teach a couple honors classes, so if you get one of those teachers, you're all set. HOWEVER. To the students perceived to be at the bottom of the learning totem pole, the absolute worst teachers are offered. I've noticed this. I had a wretched honors math teacher who literally covered only HALF of the required learning material for a year, and many students complained about this teacher, etc. The next year, who is she teaching for? She's teaching "regular" students. Students who are not so adept to learning, who need the extra help the most, in this school, are given the worst chances to succeed. This is true for all subjects and grades. And that is the sad truth. -class of 2014 student


Posted May 26, 2012

Ronald Reagan is a great place to teach because it has wonderfcolter hers and great students. In its six years of existence it has accomplished a great many things and continues to strive for better. The administration does wonderful work given the limitations of our current government.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 9, 2012

This school is proof that you cannot base how well a school is by its ratings. My dad got stationed here in Miami and he decided this would be a good school because it has such a good rating.. its not. I'm a military brat whose been to 9 different schools and this is the worst. Pretty much all the administration are real jerks, all they care about is academics and there schools college prep type image. The athletics are absolute garbage, they don't even have a football field or track. The school security is full of incompetent low lifes, and the lunch ladies can't even speak English. This school would probably be great for someone from south America because his is truly their environment. I guess you get a school this terrible in that real high school experience when its run by rude staff. Thank god I only had to go here for two years, but sadly I'll graduate from here. I REPEAT DO NOT DO NOT EVEN CONSIDER THIS SCHOOL IF YOU ARE NEW TO MIAMI AND LATINO CULTURE. try a school like killian. its a real shame this school has such a good rating. So deceiving.


Posted March 4, 2012

Disturbing to read some of the below. Hope all is 'righted' but I know my 'junior' grandson is struggling. It is great to read of college acceptance and hope the school will push kids, REALLY push them, to strive for college. Without education they drift into mediocrity. A Concerned Grandmother...


Posted March 3, 2012

My son attended Ronald Reagan and was accepted on a top IVY LEAGUE school. Ronald Reagan only made him better. Thank you to all teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2011

If President Reagan were alive, he will be very proud that this school, follow his legacy, teaching to the young people and the community the importance of the hard work ... , Excellent teachers, Excellent administration, and an excellent educational enviorement for the future of this country. The food of cafeteria is not bad, and the ELL programs for people who doesn't talk english is very good, I'm very proud of being part of this wonderfull school... I'm a student


Posted July 18, 2011

I am about to start my third year at Reagan. The school is very clean. But it is very unorganized. Some teachers care about the students, the majority dont. and this is very sad. The principal has no leadership skills whatsoever, he only cares about the FCAT. Clubs are good. The activities are very little, and only a limited amount of students can attend them. The activities director (morales) is extremely rude. I came in there once and he gives parents and mostly students an attitude. The food is all junk food. I once bought a bag of chips, and it was from 2007. The cafeteria ladies had given me chips that expired 3 years ago. I could go on and on.


Posted May 25, 2011

Military familaries should look for another school. My two daughters go to Reagan and not happy. There is a lack of teacher focus and supplies. My daughters are not hispanic and are outcasted. My girls spent their life in Department of Defense schools. This school does not compare to that level. Many of the teachers do not pay attention during their classes and on computers. I do not recommend to military families. SOCSO J2.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2010

Club/activity participation is low. For the most part Cambridge kids stick to themselves as do honors and so on. Administration only cares about Cambridge. Honors and Regular classes are anything but challenging. I was usually the only one participating in my 9th grade honors classes--it s only gotten worse. The teachers cater too much to their students learning pace. Cambridge dominates and it s a great program. It doesn t teach memorization or simple test prep but prepares world conscious citizens. I ve heard great things about the AP classes, but they are more work than Cambridge, are ignored by admin, and burn you out quicker than a full load of Cambridge classes. Cambridge is only hard at the beginning to weed out the lazy kids. It is recognized globally; don t let anyone tell you differently. UF/FSU/FIU/USF/UCF are suckers for Cambridge. The Cambridge diploma also guarantees a 100% Bright Futures scholarship.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 19, 2010

The school has a very good program and that's a good thing, sadly, half of the teachers there don't even care about teaching, they just put too much emphasis on FCAT. The school offers a very good atmosphere for learning and that's something I really like but security guards and rude students make it rather a place where you wouldn't want to be. The administration started out in a very outstanding way when I came in 2007 but by 2009 it has gone downhill. I have barely heard of any college fairs lately and activities are very rare and always announced with no time ahead. Counselors have helped me very little with college related stuff. The food the cafeteria serves is awful as well. The only thing keeping the school from collapsing is the 1 or 2 good math teachers and some other caring and dedicated staff.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2010

This school ACADEMICALLY is the most amazing school in miami dade county. Compared to other public schools in miami dade, this school is on top. Of course there are your bad apples who do not teach you correctly but most of the teachers are great and they teach us things that will be useful in everyday life. A lot of the time they overteach us but its good so that when we go to college, we will be well rounded and as educated as possible. If you live in miami dade and want your child to have the best public school experience with the best security, Ronald Reagan should be your choice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2010

I have lived in Doral for 3 years, and it was the most horrible experience. I stayed for my freshmen year at Ronald Reagan Senior High School. That school does not teach you well, just as my math teacher doesn't care if we (students) get it or not, they only care about getting into their goals, which is finish the book by the end of the year, which rarely does not happen. The principal, teachers, students, in overall everybody does not care about whom you are, students have really bad manners among themselves, even thou the principal pretends he can work he is just making students rebels against school, by prohibiting the usage of white sweaters, it was 32 degrees F and they did not allow students to wear their sweater because of matter of color. They try to be the best school of Florida, but they are not.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2010

The school is good but is lack of good Math and Dance teachers. The teachers classes should be evaluated more often.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2010

Would be good if the athletics department included all the students who want to exercise and not just the students who are going to participate in competitions. I think the idea is to promote physical activity in order to avoid the sedentarism that is the root of many health problems in our boys and girls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

Counselors never attend in situ , and never callback to coordinate and appointment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

Ronald W. Reagan is one of the best schools in the District of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. It has received the highest grade on the FCAT since it opened in 2006. As a teacher, I can certainly say that our school will continue to achieve the highest standards, as long as the faculty and student body are committed to excel as one of the best high schools in the State of Florida.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 5, 2009

Healthy environmental, excellent Curriculum Admnistrator, good teachers and extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Ronald Reagan/Doral High has always been one of the most famose schools in the county. Has kept a straight A avrage since it opened in 2006. All the parents want to enroll their child in Reagan. The campus is clean. Students and Teachers are always friendly. An excelent learning enviornment for all.
—Submitted by a parent


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Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

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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 84% in 2012.

574 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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91%

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97%

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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

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

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The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

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The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

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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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

498 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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67%

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68%

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62%

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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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

490 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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63%

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68%

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59%

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69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

486 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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82%

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91%
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

  • 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.

370 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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59%

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Biology I

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

540 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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71%

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54%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

444 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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66%

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64%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

528 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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73%
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 89%
White 9%
Asian 2%
Black 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 14%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 2%N/A2%
Graduation rate 90%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 54%58%61%
Master's degree 44%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%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 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DR. BENTOLILA Y JACQUES
Fax number
  • (305) 805-1901

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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  • Football

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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8600 Northwest 107th Avenue
Doral, FL 33178
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Phone: (305) 805-1900

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