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PK-8
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Hialeah, FL
Students enrolled: 1,411

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14250 Northwest 67th Avenue
Hialeah, FL 33014

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(305) 822-7757
(305) 557-6595
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September 16, 2014
They treat people horrible. Where is the Principal? How Long Can A Someone Act Principal? These children are given good grades to maintain school average. No one is checking out this school. It's bad really baaddd!

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
Miami Lakes K- 8 Center is such an amazing school, in my opinion and personal experience, love the teachers, staff , i have three kids one that already left k-8 and is in 9th grade, 7th and 5th, my girls. I highly recommend place your child in our school.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
Miami Lakes K-8 has a great learning environment. They have many wonderful teachers who care about the children and make sure they are learning. It is a safe place to send our children.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2014
ML-K-8 center is a great school. Teachers are knowledgable and caring. My children love this school. PTSA is great and offer many extra activities for the students. Stay involved in your child's education!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
4 kids...youngest just started K, oldest did K-8 at this school. Great school, teachers, and principal. Bad teachers are the exception. For the critics, look at yourselves in the mirror...and get involved. MLK-8 greatly encourages parental involvement and it makes a huge difference.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2013
Great environment, great Teachers, Administration and all personnel. Good relationship between parents and administration. Very good School.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2013
Miami lakes k8 has been an A+ school for 14 years. We have a wonderful team of administrators, teachers, and staff. As a parent of 3, all 3 of my children have been there since kindergarten. I now have a 10th grader. 8th and 6th grader. The parent involvement in our school is welcomed by our amazing principal Rosy Calvo. We have an awesome PTSA which I have been involved in for several years now. Our PTSA has won many awards throughout the years. We support out school and already have over 800 members thus far that have joined the PTSA and it hasn't even been a month yet. We would really like to renovate a small stage we have with a curtain paint and flooring. The $5000 would really help us accomplish this. Thank you. Lisa Rodriguez

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2013
The teachers at this school are very personable. So is the immediate staf you deal with at the school. The only thing I would critique is that the school staff at the office is not very outgoing. You have to do all your leg work because asking a question there is useless. The School however has lots of activities for the kids. take advantage of all of it!

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2012
This is my daughter's 2nd year at this school and she loves it. I think the education is good and they really push reading, which is a good thing. My complaint is the administrative staff. They're extremely rude! I walked into the office and it was full of parents and kids. the office staff looked extremely annoyed and basically ignored me when I asked a question. They looked like they were in complete misery and it was only 8:30 in the morning! I dont get it, if your not happy in your job then look for something else, I know plenty of people who will take their place and do a much better job! Anyone should be happy and grateful they have a job during these hard times. My other complaint is they don't keep parents in the know.. You get a day or two at most, notice of an awards ceremony or an open house, and they make the awards in the middle of the day so I have to miss a work day. I work as do alot of other parents and I need to tell my boss well in advance if I need to leave early or miss a day from work. I feel they have no consideration for working parents. I wish I didnt have to work and be more involved in the school and be part of the PTA, but I cant, I have bills to pay!

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2011
MLK-8 is the what I call "organized chaos". Every school event is disorganized with not sense of a beginning or end. I've noticed on many occasions that the disorganization is intentional to keep those of us who are not Spanish speaking off-balance. Parking is non-existent at the school grounds. The child who is not Spanish-speaking is shoved into Spanish for native speakers with all instructions given in Spanish. The teacher was very slow to believe that my child is not a Spanish speaker. My child is constantly verbally bullied by the older children in the hallways. She is called "ugly". If she retaliates, she gets in trouble. When she was struck in the eye by another student; the school did not bother to notify me. Instead, they isolated her from the other children but kept the offending child in with the others. No notes come home when your child is hurt at this school. The Principal and Assistance Principals do not have time for grievances and I worry for my child's safety. The quality of teaching varies from excellent to very poor. There is extensive parent involvement; however, be prepared to be isolated if you are not Spanish speaking.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2011
Excellent school, excellent teachers, involved parents, I talked with approximately 15 parents with kids in MLE for more than 5 years and 2 teachers as well before transferring my kid to MLE, the answers were positive 100%, "with your eyes close" . I have the same opinion, my son is happy again and he is glad we changed him.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2011
I have my kids attending this school since 2008 , I feel they need to improve with the teacher they have very poor teaching habits. they do very little work in school and send class work to complete at home sometimes adding up to 4 to 5 assigments in one school night . They send complaints on a daily basis but the dont advise when my kids get hurt or bullied. I feel it is unfair I should be notified. they school office is very disorganized and the staff as well. They dont have school shows for holidays, no aduitorium, award ceremonies are kaos.....need improvement they want to fit so much in no space at all.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2011
I am sorry, but for my own experience, it is wrong, to think that it is a good education school. First the all, the school needs to improve etic and conduct from the teacher and staff to the students and parents, in my opinion, some students have preferences, others have complaint constantly, without really reason. As parents and family is very important that our childrens not only learn across the academic course, is very, very important that the children feel accepted and loved to teacher and staff.

- submitted by a community member
April 25, 2011
We have had our child at this school for years and are disappointed at its low quality teaching staff and office. See for yourself. Call the school and ask to speak to the assistant principle. You will be transferred and the phone will ring endlessly. You can't leave a message. I was there to speak with the office and a parent came in with a child with a blood scar on his head from the day before. He was upset that the attending teachers didn't help his son nor did they report that other kids abused him. After waiting for nearly an hour, he left in a huff. During that time, there was no one at the front office desk to take down his information. The teachers often send home work with misspellings and fragmented sentences. It is embarrassing to read what they have to say. One of them wrote down their number and it was a wrong number. I don't get what goes on there. Lots of homework but when they come back they don't seem to be graded. A check-mark, a comment or in most cases nothing at all. I attended many schools from my time moving with my dad who was in the military and each school had its good and bad teachers. I have met only bad ones at Miami Lakes K - 8 Center.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2011
this is the best school ever, my three children attend and i have a long way until they reach 8th grade but i feel so happy, grateful and lucky to have my children there, the teachers are A+, and the staff take things and any issue very seriously and they take action.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2010
Great teachers. Principal overall good leader but ignores most pressing problems. School has no parking for parents and nothing is being done to alleviate problem. Town of Miami Lakes is benefiting with unjust parking tickets.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2010
Great School! Great Teachers! Great Admin! Great Office! = Great Students! The school is beautiful with Smart Boards and Computers in every classroom. My son attended the school from K-8th grade and has now moved to high school with a wonderful education. Not sure why there are so many negative reviews..Everyone speaks English (I know this because I don't speak Spanish!) Can't ask for a better school! VERY challenging academics...always kept my son thinking and challenged.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2010
This school is unsafe for children. There is inadequate supervision. I have seen students leaving school grounds to skip school. Not even the crossing guards ask students why they are leaving. I have tried for many years to make the principal aware of this problem; however, the principal repeatedly neglects to return parents' phone calls. I finally gave up trying to reach the principal. If it's imperative that you speak with the principal regarding anything, I advise calling the school board and asking them to call the principal and request that she returns your call. This is what I will do the next time I need to speak with the principal. It may be the only way to get her to call you back. I think it's really sad that most parents, including myself, will have their children at this school for nine years without having one conversation with the principal.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2010
Protect your child send them elsewhere a Zoo would be better The school's adminstors run their principal. my child's K class had 34 students which they justified by putting 2 teachers in a class.1 spoke very bad english. My child has ADHD & ASPERGERS by Jan. he was on track due to medication & my efforts. After I was able to get my child to focus in an overcrowed class we asked "please correct his cirriculum he is way off level since he came into the school reading and writing." They never did it. he scored in the 98 percentile of the SAT's. They were teaching him to write letters & spell site words. my son was reading Harry Potter at home. The adminstrators will do WHATEVER they have to get your special needs child out of their school NOTHING IS OFF LIMITS several other parents have told us the same.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
My child has been here for many years, and I have never had one conversation with the principal. I have tried many times to contact the principal, especially when there has been an issue that I felt she should be made aware of. I've sent emails and left messages with office staff and assistant principals requesting that the principal return my calls. They assure me that they spoke with the principal and that she will soon be returning my calls, but she never does. I was also told that it is not possible to schedule an appointment to speak with the principal in person or over the phone and that the principal would not be able to meet with me in person if I came up to the school. I've spoken to many paremts, and they have all said that the principal has never returned their phone calls either. Very unprofessional.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
Miami Lakes K-8 Center is a great school. It has received and A+ grade for the last 10 years. My child has attended for the last 6 years and she is very happy, which is very important in her learning process. The teachers are caring, the school is kept clean, there is little or no behavioral problems, and it is a safe environment for the children. The new buildings and renovations recently made to the school have also beautified and improved it. I would recommend this school to any looking to offer their child a great learning experience.

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August 21, 2009
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August 21, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 29, 2009
I am a parent of a student that just graduated from 8th grade at Miami Lakes K-8 Center. My son was at Miami Lakes K-8 since he was in Kindergarten. I cannot be more happy with the Admins, teachers and the school in general. It shows in the years as an A+ school. My son leaves not only with a wonderful education, but life long friends. Congratulations Ms. Calvo and your Admins you guys are wonderful !

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2009
Between the teacher who cannot spell correctly, nor speak the King's English properly; and teacher who screams at the top of her lungs on a regular basis; and the 45 minute to one hour waiting line of cars to pick up the children, this school is a nightmare. Why it is rated 'A+' is beyond me. Perhaps it warrants it rating based on Floriday standards, where the shcools are notoriously bad. But we came here from another part of the country with really good quality teaching. The kids are certainly safe in their environment, but there are a number of teachers who are sub-par, and the atmosphere is chaotic all of the time. I have been told that this was a little gem of a school before its' huge expansion to include grades 6, 7, and 8. Now it is a zoo. And parking???? Forget about it.

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August 08, 2008
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May 21, 2008
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March 26, 2008
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December 31, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2007
Excellent school, teachers, Asst. Principal and Principal.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2007
Great school. With the addition of the new building to accomodate the middle area it's a little congested but welcome. We are so glad to have such a great school in our community.

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April 26, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2007
My daughter has attended Miami Lakes Elementary for four years. It has been a very positive experience for us. She is in a full-time gifted program and is challenged daily while not being bogged down with homework. Parent-teacher communication is good but more responsibility on the parent to achieve this. Overall I am happy with the school and highly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2007
I recently moved my daughters to a prestigious private school thinking that they would be better off and I am counting for the year to end. The curriculum advantage that Miami Lakes students are exposed is superb. Any student who strives to take advantage of everything this school has will reach success.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2007
My children have been attending this school for three years now. If your child is an exceptional student and speaks Spanish then they will do fine. When you enter the office all you hear is spanish and you are greeted in the same way. The administrative staff is nice for the most part but are incompetent at times. The monitors do not even speak or understand english. They mean well and I guess they are doing the best that they are capable of. I am on this site because I am currently looking for a better school to move my children to. I am worried that by the time my children get to high school they will not be able to compete with main stream America.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2006
I have a special needs child with ADHA and other issues who attends the school. The School Board District people are entirely to difficult to deal with but the Administration and staff are all gems. There is not doubt the work requirement is strong, but over time all children respond. Right now construction is horrible, but hopefully by next year the K-8 will complete the school.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2006
If I would be given the choice of just one word to describe this school it would be 'excellent'. Our kids are blessed by attending such good and caring enviroment by everyone. The teachers really do care about teaching and making sure the children learn. CONTINUE THE GREAT WORK!

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May 01, 2006
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March 29, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
March 16, 2006
As far as public schools go I guess this one is good. There is a lot of hype though. My children have a substitute at lease once per week. Last week my son's class was 'watched' by the lunch monitor for over three hours. The teacher was in a 'meeting'. I do feel my children are in a safe and clean environment. The education is geared towards average children whos parents don't have a lot of home contact with them. The commmunication between the parents and school is absolutely awful.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2006
My daughter attended 2nd grade with Mrs. Frey...wonderful teacher...great school...I really miss it!

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2005
This is an excellent school. My children have attended. It has mix of very experience teachers and recent graduates who are very motivated. Parental involvement is high with a very active PTA. The administration is highly competent, hard working and caring. I would highly recommend this school to any parent.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2005
This school is great academically is every aspect. They have an International Program that incorportates the Spanish language after school. The school has been an 'A' school 5 years in a row. The teachers and staff are great role models for the children. I highly recommend this school for any parent with my eyes closed.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2005
Great school A+, My daughter loves it. The teachers are great they care about the kids learning. There is alot of parent involvement. I am moving to Kissimee and the Miami Lakes Elementary is the only reason to stay!

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2005
Great school A+++, My daughter loves it. The teachers are great they care about the kids learning. There is alot of parent involvement. I am moving to Kissimee and the Miami Lakes Elementary is the only reason to stay!

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2005
My daughter has just started at this school, but I am already blown away at all the opportunities they provide. My daughter only 7 years old has been in 3 other schools in the span of 2 and a half years because of us moving from Orlando, but I am happy that we landed here. I live in an apartment right now but I plan on hunting for a house next year so my daughter will not have to move to another school. It has been hard for us but this school has made it easier. I first thought that we would not be as welcomed because of our minority status but I found out that I was wrong when I went to the first PTA meeting and boy am I glad.

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June 14, 2005
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March 31, 2005
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March 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2005
My daughter has been attending this Miami Lakes Elementary for the last 5 years, beginning in Kindergarden. I am quite shocked by the accusations posted by the parent that states that the school is not safe since the reason I have not moved from the area is because of the A+ education that my daughter is receiving. If these accusations are correct I would anticipate that the school would address these issues with stricter guidelines for keeping children on school grounds until the parents or an authorized adult arrived to pick up their child. Overall, I find this school to be A+ in education and a great environment for my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2005
This school has been an A+ school for the past four years. The teachers are highly skilled and they encourage the children to do their best. My exprience at this school has been wonderful. This will be my daughters last year there but I am enrolling my son in the fall for Kindergarten.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2005
We are new to this state, and find the Miami Lakes Elementary quite satisfactory. The teacher for my 4th grader is very kind and she takes good care of the kids.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2004
This is not the school for any child with ADHD or special needs. Even with evaluations this school has done nothing to offer a better quality of learning. Complete chaos when dropping off and picking up children. Not a safe facility or responsible. My seven year old was able to wander off the school grounds with nobody noticing which caused a frantic search. There are no locked gates on the property. If this is the only school option I would homeschool. A complte shock when transferring from Broward county.

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April 27, 2004
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Miami Lakes K-8 Center
14250 Northwest 67th Avenue, Hialeah, FL  33014
(305) 822-7757
Last modified Miami Lakes K-8 Center is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Miami Lakes K-8 Center Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 56 reviews. Top