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South Hialeah Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1170 students

 

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Posted October 31, 2013

This school is excellent and the teacher Ms O. Lopez, T. Rodriguez and Ms Marquez are excellent too!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2013

I love this school so much, everything is perfect about it. I wish I could go back to elementary, this school has helped me out a lot. I left in my 5th grade year to another school because I moved and I really wish I would have stayed, I miss everything about it. Everyone is so friendly; the teachers are super sweet and they actually care about the child's education. I would recommend this school to everyone.


Posted November 23, 2011

South Hialeah Elementary is the Best school in Miami!!!!! The schools is ALWAYS super clean, and the faculty and Staff are the Best. Ms. Villanueva, thew principal is a very nice person. She ALWAYS attends to all school events and Cares alot about the students, parents, and falulty and staff! South Hialeah Elementary School Is the BEST SCHOOL EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I Congratulate all FACULTY AND STAFF
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2011

South Hialeah Elementary is the best school in Miami Dade County!. Ms. Villanueva, the Principal is very nice and she seems like a GREAT school principal!!! I congratulate ALL the faculty and staff for their kindness and they're dedication to the students and parents!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

I think this is a very good school, the teachers are all very nice and willing to help the kids. Student classes are based on each kid level. Previous principal was not Ok since I never saw him for 3 years; the new principal, Ms. Villanueva, on the contrary is always present in ALL student activities and classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2010

This school is the best my son just graduated from it and my 2 younger kids are in it now i must say that the Teachers, Ms. Molinedo, Ms Silva, Ms otano, ms. linares, ms. vega garcia and ms solis are the best teachers that school can have my son was in advance classes and my girls are in it noe that school woth those teachers are the best
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2009

The school staff are extremely rude. If you request a parent conference, don't waste your time waiting, because they will never make it happend. The principal talks over the teachers. I had a very bad experience with this school. The worst staff I've ever seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2007

The students in first and second grade are not getting any physical education at all. The advanced level for first grade is far from advanced. The homework isn't challenging at all for them and it is always the same.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2007

This School has been the best school I been to it was the first school I went to I was a student there for 5 years. Seance, kindergarten to 5TH grade.I bet Your kids would enjoy this school i sure did the fun we had every year even the principle was fun and he did all he could to improve the school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 6, 2004

I think this school is very good especially one of my recent teachrs Ms.T. Rodriguez has taught us student how to learn and have fun in reading.I also like the activities they give the children and the gifts they earn for reading and getting so many points. These pass 6 years that I was a student there were very fun with all my teachers like Ms.Pla,Ms.Perez,Ms.cenal,Ms.Elvin and Ms.T Rodriguez.All of their advices they gave us students when we go to middle school really helps the children.It is very good to have D.A.R.E classes in 5th grade they get to know much more better what can drugs cause people to do.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

222 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
53%
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.

183 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

183 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

185 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
88%
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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

209 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

208 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
42%
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.

187 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
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%
Black 3%
White 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 18%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 70%58%61%
Master's degree 30%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. HAYDEE VILLANUEVA
Fax number
  • (305) 888-7730

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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265 East 5th Street
Hialeah, FL 33010
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Phone: (305) 885-4556

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