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Joella Good Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 956 students

 

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2013:
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Posted May 24, 2014

Five stars without a shade of doubt. We are pastors of a Christian Church and the standard for our only child's education has been meet above our expectations in this lovely school. The children are not just being educated in this instittution but loved and respected in the way should be. Our hert goes to each teacher and server in this school that is makinf the way up for the future of the americans. The school has been for us a place showed from heaven to our personal need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2014

Excelente escuela,atienden las solicitudes de los padres con,prontitud,se preocupan por el aorendizaje y progreso de los estudiantes. Los prefesores jamas se niegan a escuchar a los padres a la hora que los padres pedimos informacion de nuestros hijos aun sin,ser conferencia. Muy segura,limpia y todo el personal ademas desde seguridad a la direccion para mi son 5 estrellas. Para mi,es A++ Gracias Yamilka
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2014

I rarely write reviews, but I felt that I had to address the comments of the previous reviewer. My child attends Kindergarten here, and I can say from personal experience that Joella Good Elementary has the most organized and the safest drop off and pick up procedures of any public school I have ever seen. It is true that parents are no longer allowed to walk their children to the classroom door, but this was explained very carefully and thoroughly well in advance. I received at least three notices regarding the new arrangement, and it was posted all over the school. They began the new procedures on Day 3 of the school year, and since then, everything has been exactly as they said it would be from the beginning. As for me, I feel safer knowing that only students and staff are in the building before and after school. Drop off and pick up are just outstanding at this school, and I appreciate their attention to safety and their effort to inform the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2013

This school is very disorganized with the morning care they change the system for dropping the kids every day without informing the parents today 9-25-13 they told me that I can't walk my kid to the school door that I have to drop him on the street in front of the school for him to cross the street to the school like if the kid was a dog or something. My name is Richard Garcia and I'm a parent of a child studying at this school I complained to Nancy that is receiving the kids in the morning but the issue was not with her Nancy always tries to help but is not in her hands every morning is something different to park walk and leave the child is like if the parents are the bad guys we can not walk the child to the door we can not park inside of the school and all of this without a writing note just said by somebody in the morning it is ridiculous and think that we pay taxes to have this kind of treatment and bad system I'm concern every morning thinking what will be the new system for dropping the kid that day unbelievable
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2013

my school is but serious and make sure we have every thing to succeed in school


Posted September 22, 2013

awsome and everyone that is in my family either went there or is going there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

Regular, the teachers dont worry for each kid success, the principal leadership is not so good!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2011

I was a student in Joella C. Good Elementary. It is an awsome school. I think that if you were to choose between this school and another one this would be the best. I was in this school since first grade and I've loved it ever since. I wish I were still in this school. I graduated 5th grade in Joella and we had an awsome Pep-rally we were dancing and eating and having fun. They have amazing staff and really smart and educated teachers.


Posted July 27, 2010

The principal is extremely dedicated and the teachers are amazing. The school runs under a smooth system that assures the students are always safe and that the parents have the ability to drop off and pick up the kids in a very organized and safe fashion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2010

Excellent school. Excellent aftercare. Good food.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2005

I had a great experience with this school. I wasn't to sure I wanted to send my son to this school but it proved me wrong. My son attended this school for 4 years and I don't have not 1 complaint. The teachers and staff are lovely. Too bad he goes to middle school this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2004

Joella is a great school, teachers top priority are the students is all based upon team work the administration, the staff and the teachers are very cooperative with the parents, the montessori program is excellent students are challenged at all times and the pta is one of the best, they focus on giving back to the school and the students is their number one goal. Our teachers are very dedicated in getting their goals accomplished we are a family friendly school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2004

I cannot give a review as of yet. I am relocating to Florida from New York and visited Joella Good ES. I was impressed with the school and the staff. I have a good feeling about my children attending this school. I feel they will have an easy transition from Private School in New York to this public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2004

This is a great school. My daughter has learned a lot in the Montessori program they have. I really recommend this school to anyone that wants their children to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

169 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

167 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
80%
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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

162 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

162 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
45%
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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
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

  • 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 68%
Black 27%
White 3%
Two or more races 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 22%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 74%58%61%
Master's degree 26%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. LIZETTE G O HALLORAN
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  • (305) 628-0460

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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6350 Northwest 188th Terrace
Hialeah, FL 33015
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Phone: (305) 625-2008

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