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Ernest R. Graham K-8 Center

Public | PK-8 | 1487 students

 

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Posted June 5, 2013

My daughter just finished Kindergarten and it was such a great experience. Miss Bivens was her teacher, she is amazing, professional and caring. Kids had activities and projects all year long. I just hope next year she has a good teacher as good as Miss Bivens.....fingers cross :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2012

My daughter started this school in 2nd grade and i was impressed on the difference in character and interest she showed towards attending school and completing assignments. Prior to this she hated going to school and cried about how bad she was treated by her teacher in her other school. Thank You Ms. Perrera for all of your help and encouragement and for proving to my daughter that their are still teachers who care. Now my Daughter is in the 3rd grade and is in a team class. I went to the open house and must admit that her teachers seemed very focused on how important it is to them to see their students get the best education possible. Ms. Ortiz and Ms. Urbino seem to be great. I love their firmness and feel that my Daughter is in great hands... Can't wait to see those FCAT scores!!!! We can do it!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2012

i WOULD HAVE TO SAY THIS SCHOOL IS NOT SO GREAT HOW THEY PICTURE IT. THE PRINCIPAL IS NOT HOPEFUL ANDAT ALL COVERING FOR ONE OF THE SECOND GRADE TEACHERS OF MRS. GARCIA PUNETE . MY CHID WAS NOT HAPPY AT ALLWITH THIS TEACHER .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2011

I want to say thank you because the progess that my girl has in this school, is omg I can describe how hight she is thanks the teachers and the principal, keep working.. THE BEST SCHOOL IN MIAMI-DADE .. my daugther IS IN 3RD grade and her reading is 4th. I REALLY APRECIATE THAT.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

My grandson transferred this year from another school, where he was not doing very well academically, and his improvement has been excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2009

Great school! extremely happy with the advancement my daughter has shown this year in Kinder. Kudos to Mrs. Villasmil! Thanks for your effort & dedication
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2008

I have been in that school since second grade and now I'm in eighth grade in another school. but I still have fond memories of all the good times at ernest graham and I would recommend it to anybody.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2008

When we arrived to this country (coming form Mexico, and having suffered some frustrations with a couple of schools there) we were focused on finding the best school for our 8 years old boy, after listening to the opinions of diferent people we decided to move in the area close to this school so that he could attend it. We are so happy that we did, this school is great, the Principal, Mrs. Alfaro and in general all the teachers are highly professional. We are so grateful to all of them for the help we have received with the education of our kid, he has become an A boy and it has been mainly with the teachers effort because we have been working and most of the time our time is very little to help him out with his duties.This is definitely one the best schools, with very dedicated staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2007

This school has dedicated teachers. My kids have have been A students with little help from us, the parents, a credit to the teachers. Unfortunately, we moved out of the district and now they have to attend another school. I`m planning to move near again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2006

This school is awesome. Wonderful teachers, atmosphere. Most definitely an A+ school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2004

The school is great and I have never had a problem with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2004

Ernest R. Graham is a great school. My kids had a wondrful time and the teachers are the greatest(Mrs.Fluty,Mrs. Diaz, Landers, Wesselhoft, Mcphee,Underwood, Reyes...
—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.

197 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

197 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%
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.

228 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

228 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

222 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
86%
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.

200 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

200 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

199 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%
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 53% in 2014.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
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 47% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
n/a
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.

212 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
97%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

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 96%
White 2%
Asian 1%
Black 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 64%58%61%
Master's degree 34%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 2%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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  • MRS. MAYRA ALFARO
Fax number
  • (305) 557-5739

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7330 West 32nd Avenue
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