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800 77th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33141

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(305) 868-7727
(305) 864-5543
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November 02, 2014
I completely recommend this school, especially for students that have special needs. This school is an IB school that also teaches this to all students, including those with special needs. No other school will do that if you know anything about IB Schools. Not only that, they are a center school for Autism. Students come from very far away for these programs because Biscayne is ranked top in these programs. There are not any more caring teachers and staff then at this school. Most parents disgruntled with Biscayne are those parents from North Beach or somewhere else who think they are too good for Biscayne. For a public school, this school is top notch and if you want something else, there is always a private sector school. It's amazing that some parents don't appreciate how hard teachers, PTA and administration work for each child, including the ones that come from far away and are not part of the immediate community. Any parent writing a negative review, I challenge you to get involved in a positive way at Biscayne and use your time wiser than writing bad things about a school taking care of your child!

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2014
Biscayne Elementary is a wonderful school! I only wish I had given it a chance from kindergarten instead of believing this "4 rating" without looking for myself. Unfortunately I chose to enroll my daughter in a nearby charter school that doesn't compare to Biscayne and wasted the first 3 years there. The staff and faculty are very dedicated and the resources available when additional help is needed is exceptional. I cannot understand for the life of me why the rating is 4. I think this should be reevaluated as Biscayne Elementary is now an A rated school! Go Tigers!! Proud mom

- submitted by a parent

March 03, 2014
no ! is not a good school !! Ms. Costa doesn't get involved in the parents concerns, Doc. Santana also. I looked for them many times, I never found them, office stuff told me, promised me somebody will call me back. nobody did !!! very disappointed !!

- submitted by a parent

January 08, 2014
My daughter is currently in Ms. Bell's 1st grade class! and I am so happy that she is. My daughter is extremely vivacious and energetic.my daughter may not be the best student in class, but with Ms. Bell I feel as though she has made great strides. My daughter reads better, is able to focus a little bit longer, and just seems so to appreciate learning so much more now. Ms. Bell is a gem! She truly cares about the children and strives to educate them the best that she can. I can't wait until my younger child is of school-age, so she can go to Biscayne Elementary as well!

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August 29, 2013
Sy madre de dos ninos que estudian en Biscayne Elementary, solo puedo decir que cuenta con personal muy calificado y con alto sentido de responsabilidad y sensibilidad hacia nuestros ninos. Academicamente mis hijos han progresado rapida y satisfactoriamente , no tengo mas que agradecimientos !! Si algun padre esta inconforme puede sentirse libre de dirigirse a la Direccion y comentar sus inquietudes, estoy segura que seran escuchados !!

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2013
I do not recommend this school if you have a child with special needs. I have spoken to mothers with children from different grade levels and the majority do not recommend this school. The principal does not get involved with the special education classes. She leaves the decisions to the teacher of the class. If you want your child to advance academically and emotionally, then I do not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent

March 07, 2013
This school has excellent teachers and extremely intelligent leadership, with both the principal and assistant principal's working for the best interest of all stakeholders (Parents, teachers, and students). Currently this school is now an official I.B. World School because of its teachers and students being so dedicated to worldly principles, attitudes, and studies. I have had too many great experiences to speak of at the school, the office staff are friendly, the students dress for success, the teachers take time to work with students even before or after school. There are some fantastic field trip to the Miami River, the zoo, The sea aquarium, Key West, etc. The teachers always ensure the children are safe during free breakfast and dismissal. There is a lot of heart at Biscayne and it goes a long way. It's a true neighborhood school that works with students from all backgrounds, languages, abilities and even gifted programs!

- submitted by a parent

March 07, 2013
The school itself embodies a lot of hard working, dedicated individuals who are there to serve the best interests of all the children. The after school programs range from karate, art, dance, and tutoring. They offer a lot of support to families. I know of several parents who have recently gone to administration with concerns and they set times and dates to sit down and talk and it proves how much they care and respect the group of people they are serving. This school is small and the building is being upgraded as it is an older structure, but it has a lot of history and teachers with years worth of experience and dedication. Mater Academy down the street boasts smaller classes, but in actuality they have double the classes size with two teachers, they also have inexperienced teachers with minimal time in the classroom. I have seen so many students who go there for a year return to Biscayne because there really isn't a better choice for free programs, after care, breakfasts, lunches, and people who really care about your child.

- submitted by a parent

July 25, 2010
I think Biscayne Elementary is a great school. The staff, teachers, and students are all well-behaved, and I like that!

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April 13, 2010
My daughter attends biscayne elementry school. They have great after care programs, with many etra curicular activites for the students to choose from that are afordable for the parents. they have many tutering programs for math and reading. and above all the teachers and staff members are very involved in helping the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 13, 2010
My neices go to this school and this school really needs this help! It is great and the teachers are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent

April 06, 2010
Nice school and teacher but I think that parents could go to the activities of our child's. Parents could be part of each activity in this school, not children only because every parents wants to be part of each activity of their child and enjoying every activities with their child's.

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2008
The school staff is very present and with extremely qualified teacher. They go above and beyond to get their students to succeed. They show to us that our kids are not just numbers and heads, they become their kids too.

- submitted by a parent

January 27, 2008
This school earned an 'A' rating again. The teachers are dedicated and highly educated. They work hard every day to make sure that they are doing everything to help each individual child succeed. There is a low turnover rate of teachers and it is a very safe environment. As another reviewer posted the kids are loud in the cafeteria, but it is after all their time to talk with friends. However, it's not correct to say that parents who drop off their students must park on the street. I only wish that there were more parents committed and interested in working with the PTA. Overall, the students have many resources at this school and are well taken care of.

- submitted by a teacher

January 22, 2008
It is a ggod schhol, but some details needs special atention: the cafeteria is caotic, noisy and students did't show minimal courtesy and education. Teachers never take their lunch with the students because they use a separates break room. Also, the school does not provides parking lots for parents to leaves their kids every day. Parents have to park on the street if any space is found.

- submitted by a parent

July 17, 2007
I consider that Biscayne elementary is a good school, the teachers are very helpful with the children but the only I am disappointed is for parents that they should pick up the kids from after school there is not communication about what's going on during the day and what the child needs by next day.

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2005
Excellent opportunities for parents to be involved, wonderful and helpful principal, and my child is very proficient in reading and writing now.

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2005
Good school, though the art programs aren't too great. It has great academics, and I find that parents do get involved with activities and such in this school.

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2005
I have a son that has attended this school since pre-k and now he is finishing up the third grade. He hasn't missed one day of school this year. Before the first quarter ended he was on his 4th teacher- obviously leadership and guidance is missing for this school. Communication is minimal- for example there are gates to get into the school, just yesterday i went to pick up my kids from the afterschool the gates were locked and I had to jump the fence to get in, when asked what the situation no one knew they said the principal decided to do that and they did not know why. I'm a parent my job is to get my son to and from school and ensure he does his homework -did that. The school's job is to teach/educate - apparently they didn't do that 'FCAT'.

- submitted by a parent

April 04, 2005
I beleive that biscayne elementary offers a great academic education. the extra corricular activies range to provide interests for all types of children. the staff are extremely helpful and involved.

- submitted by a student

January 19, 2005
Very good school. My child has trasfered from another school to this one and I am very happy with his progress. He now has homework every day of the week. The teachers there are very good at what they do, and I am very happy.

- submitted by a parent

August 08, 2004
I found that Biscayne Elementary has some of the most dedicated teachers and administrator I have ever encounter. Giving my children beneficial knowlegde that they will use for the rest of their lives. Providing them with the guidance that they need in this day in age and in their future. With a new principal on the horizon I know that the school will regain the slight hopes that was lost this past year and a half or so. Our children are all 'A' students and with better leadership I am certain that it will come apparent to all. When the teachers, parents, administrators and Principal working hand in hand all can and will be accomplished.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 26, 2003
Both of my daughters graduated from Biscayne, one in '83 and the other in '86. It was more than a school to them....it was a home. They were provided with the best education that the 'Beach' had to offer; in an environment that they felt safe in. Harriet Glick and her faculty were 'top notch.'

- submitted by a parent
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Biscayne Elementary School
800 77th Street, Miami Beach, FL  33141
(305) 868-7727
Last modified Biscayne Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Biscayne Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top