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North Hialeah Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 587 students

 

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Posted June 23, 2014

Hello. i was in North Hialeah Elementary school for my K-5 grade school years and i can strongly say that the staff are very nice and amazing also i can say they have helped me strongly in my academics. I am now in eighth grade and taking High School courses thanks to all of the teachers that helped me come to the point in my life that i am now . I am an A and B student in the student council , in Youth Crime watch and also in book club . I am now attending and K-8 CENTER and personally wish that North Hialeah Elementary school was a K-8 CENTER as well . So yes i strongly recommend this school for you child .


Posted October 24, 2012

My kids went to this school for one year. It was one of the worst years of my life. My youngest was in Kindergarten and the older one in 1st grade. My 1st grader's teacher was absent most of the year, he had substitutes throughout the year and then a sub for the last 2 mnths of school. He barely got HW, and although he loved it, I felt as if he was not learning anything. My Kindergartener had just been diagnosed with ADHD. I asked the teacher, principal and vice principal for help getting resources for my child and they had no idea what to do. The VP even told me at one point that there were many kids with ADHD in schools and that no help existed for such kids. My son was humiliated, punished, excluded from activities and was not even allowed to participate in graduation because he was "too hyper" and "disruptive". The teacher would also put him down every day when I would pick him up in front of his peers and other parents by listing every single thing he did wrong in the day. I spoke to the principal about it and nothing changed. Thankfully my child is now in a better school, receiving help, and doing amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2012

Great teachers! They are very involved in the kids' progress. I have three children attending this school and they are all doing great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2008

This school is awsome!!! I went to this school and it was amazing!!! The teachers really care about the students and they always do nice things for the kids and for the graduating class they do wonderful things for them. The kids here are very very very interesting. Your kids should defenitly come to this school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 58% in 2014.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%
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 63% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
48%
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 81% in 2012.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
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 "B".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 96%
White 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 65%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 68%58%61%
Master's degree 32%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MR. JOHN MESSERSMITH
Fax number
  • (305) 688-6652

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4251 East 5th Avenue
Hialeah, FL 33013
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Phone: (305) 681-4611

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