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Miami Gardens Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 260 students

 

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Posted September 26, 2013

My son has been a student at this school for 4 years now. He has had some great teachers, over those years. I love that they strive for excellence, they challenge him to succeed beyond his expectations. His math teacher is awesome, her 1st year there she was teacher of the year. The principal is hands on with the teachers and parents. I don't think that the school gets enough credit, for the great job that their doing with the students. I hope some of the funds that was approved for the schools, make it way to Miami Gardens Elementary. They have a field bigger than a football field, where a new building can be added for more class rooms. They need new desk, more computers I hope they supply the school with the much needed upgrade. It deserves it, I would recommend this school to any parent. yours respectfully, Ms. Gloria Reid
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Posted September 26, 2013

My son started at this school when he was 4, pre k. I saw him change from being my baby boy and needing me to help me with his homework, to working independently. He still needs my help from time to time, my point is the teachers are great role models. I have much respect for them and what they are striving to do, when it comes to our children. Dr. Kerns, is the leader of her school and excepts nothing but excellent from her teachers. When my son leaves this school, I feel he will be able to maintain his grades at the level they are now, because of the teachers he has now, their molding him into that ideal student and I love that, they keep us as parents involved with all his work, as well as his little attitude he has at times. He's in gifted, I'm proud of him and the teachers. Please acknowledge this school and help with continue greatness. They could use some funds to build a play ground and the music room needs instruments. Art supplies are needed, an auditorium is needed, for when the students perform for their parents. We have to sit in the cafeteria and it's not enough room. Help this school it's a great teaching facilities for our upcoming children. Mr. A.l.S
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Posted November 13, 2007

Miami Gardens is a very good school. my son had an excellent teacher who worked closely with me and changed his outlook on school. Some of the staff are rude and this years teacher never answers notes and or emails but in a whole the support system you have within the people who do care is wonderfull. M Criollo parent..
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Posted January 23, 2006

I am not impressed with this school. I do not like the way staff members non-educational treat the students. The school crossing guard get no respect and allows the parents do to as they please. They do have have extracurricular and the classrooms are not overflowing with children. I do like that it is a small school and everyone knows each other. The so far have been very helpful. So far i am please with my son's kindergarden teacher.
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Posted May 17, 2005

I have to say that i am not impressed with the quality of academic programs. From a parents standpoint, my child does not come home with enough homework, some days (no homework), schoolwork stays at school so there is nothing for the parents to review regarding the childs progress. If you call the teacher, conversations are very vague and and they offer no sloutions if your child has problems. I think the teachers are very young and inexperienced. The parents are called on quite a bit, but for nonesense. ie.. Family night, crime watch, talent shows. These are not events that i want to take time off of work for. Once in a while(okay), but not when my child is failing and needs extra atention and i'm looking for some help with her to get her where she needs to be at her grade level.
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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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
37%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
77%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
31%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
90%
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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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 53%
Black 42%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 29%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 55%58%61%
Master's degree 32%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 14%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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School Leader's name
  • MS. APRYLE KIRNES
Fax number
  • (305) 628-5764

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4444 Northwest 195th Street
Miami Gardens, FL 33055
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Phone: (305) 625-5321

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