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North Twin Lakes Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 587 students

 

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Posted December 15, 2010

I have two kids at this school. Both started in Kindergarden, and all the teachers they had had have been great. They all have been concern about the progress of them and help them improve. Both of my kids are in the gifted program which is great since the first grade. The school staff is excellent and helpful; however, what I don't like is that the new Principal the school have this year has implemented new rules that eliminate the communication between the parents and the teacher and consequently creating a wall between us and our kids' education and eliminating our capability to know our kids' classmates. Our kids spent the whole day in school, and we should know who are the people around them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

The teachers in this school are the best what gives this school a bad name is the administration they simply don't care about any concern a parent might have have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

My son started Kindergarden this year, and was a bit behind but his teacher Ms. Brannan is a great teacher and has made a big effort to make him speed up. Right now he is one of the best in his class. I just feel they dont communicate with parents enough. but i guess they dont have enough time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2009

I have been teaching at North Twin Lakes for aboput 12 years. I have never heard or experienced any gang activity at our school. The comment sounds completely made up. If there was gang activity I would know about it. The teachers at this school are caring and dedicated to making every student suceed. The current principal is wonderful. We are an A+ school. This is a great school to bring your children.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 7, 2007

My son started preK last year and had a wonderful year. This year they put him in an advanced class and is doing great. The teachers and principle are very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2007

I taught at North Twin Lakes Elementary a few years ago and there were never any major discipline problems nor was there ever any gang activity. The school was safe and caring. The faculty and staff were always looking for ways to improve student learning, were helpful and caring individuals who worried about their students, and helped them to do their best.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 13, 2004

I now have two children in this school and they are very happy and very loved. I am very aware of what goes on at the school and I know alot of the children especially in the forth and fifth grades. I have never seen any kind of gang activity. If anything the children are very sweet and caring to each other. This is my daughters last year and the closer it gets to the end the more depressed we get knowing that our little family will be broken up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2003

My Daughter was in North Twin Lakes from Pre-K to 5th grade. It was my choice to keep her in that school, with a waiver, after we moved due to the excellent quality of school that it is. My husband and I were extremely sad as her last day at NTL was getting closer. We knew she would never experience the love and kindness from the dedicated teachers, staff, and students elsewhere. She cried so much on her last day as part of the NTL family. She will miss it very much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2003

I am a third grade teacher at North Twin Lakes and have been for 5 years. During my service there I haven't heard of any gang activity or the incident that was documented here. The author of the comment was not specific and does not sound authentic. Please use your discretion when reading these comments. Thank you. M. Vazquez, Third Grade
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 19, 2003

This school has a lot of out of area tranfers requests specially from neighborhood schools. This is a clear indication of the positive qualities the school pocess.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 25, 2003

Really I think this school is not so good...a lot of gangs are in the school so please parents do not I repeat do not put your students in this school my daughter got beat up 3 times by gangs that are in the school.


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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 58% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
84%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
49%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 95%
Black 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 46%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 60%58%61%
Master's degree 40%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 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. RICHELLE T LUMPKIN
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  • (305) 558-1697

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625 West 74th Place
Hialeah, FL 33014
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