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North Dade Middle School

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Posted July 15, 2011

I am a graduate of North Dade Middle School im going to be in the 10th grade this upcoming school year. While i was there for all of my middle school years, the teachers were nice,caring,and trustworthy. Ms.Davis principal of my 6th grade year , Mr.Crawford , Mr.Brown , Mr.Miller & all school securities were helping,and kind ! All though North Dade got moved to the OLD North Miami High my 8th grade year , i still enjoyed the stay. And ican PROUDLY say "I MISS THE DADE" :) !


Posted April 27, 2010

We have great leadership in our Principal and administrators. We are now a certified International Bacculaureate School and a wonderful magnet school with excellent teachers & students. anio
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

As a member of the PTSA for North Dade Middle School--which I might add is Magnet School & an International Bacculaureate School--I am proud to say that great things are happening at NDMS. We have a wonderful Principal coupled with caring Assistant Principals, teachers and staff. Presently, we are striving to become better and better in terms of test scores, school grade, morale, etc. At NDMS, or motto is 'Success Has No Limit!' We have developed a 'Spirit of Excellence', so watch out world....NDMS is a force to be reckoned with! Our students are very special to us as well. Go Thunderbirds!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2009

im a student at northdade i will be going to the 8th grade.i will like to say on the behalf of northdade that it is a wonderful school even dough its test scores are not threw the roof its still very wonderful school.its not the test that make northdade wat it is it's the student.and by that i really mean that northdade has improved alot im not gone write this review how were the best school in the world because were not but were not the worse.and the teachers or amazing and they do not only teach us they get involve with us.northdade is nothing to me but a big family with issues like every other family and the world.and every body need to look a past how northdade use to be and how it is now and it's amazing.northdade.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2009

Mr. Crawford & Mr. Baker are very professional and caring, school staff is very nice. Teachers need more communication with student and parents with teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2009

This school being under its new principal has been better and getting way better safer and educational for the students
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2008

To start I graduated a year ago I know Ms. Prado and Mr. Jarrell, and I agree those are teachers(even though it takes a while to notice). Now I say from extreme experience that the environment in this school is no environment any child should be put in. I don t know if the school just as bad as I left it but, in my stay in this school I seen the unimaginable. Now I can surly tell you a child will change when he goes to this school. It would be difficult for a child to concentrate with drugs, gangs and danger all around him. Now the administration and some students could pretend and tell you its not there but it sure is. Iam not exaggerating this school is in the ghetto and exposes you to things.So you should think twice before coming to this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2008

To start off, im an 8th grader this year and i couldnt be more happy to leave this school! For one is the discipline! These kids are out of control! Having fights here and there! As for the cleanness of the school....negative! As for teachers, north dade has some wonderful teachers! The Earth Space Sciece teacher Mr. Jarrell is one of the best teachers there! He cares so much for the kids and that they learn!Really i wouldnt recommend this school unless you are ready to tough it out! I had to take in 3 years of insults!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2007

North Dade is a excellent school. I'm in the 8th grade right now taking biology, geometry, and spanish 2. I'm going to have 6 credis when I leave North Dade. There are some strict teachers like MsPrado who is lawyer and used too work with President Bill Clinton. Our principal MsDavis is the strictest one there and is good at her job. They have an adopt-a-student program and real good clubs. The only thing I hate about North Dade is the end of the year field trips. We only go to Magic Kingdom in Disney World each year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2006

North Dade Middle is a great school. I now have 6 high school credits and am very successful. I would recommend this school to any other parent out there. This school offers great courses such as Honors and Gifted programs. The principal, Mrs. Davis, is a very strict principal, but however is very involved with the kids. She is always encouraging students and parents to be more involved in school activities and she usually has a great response from all teachers, faculty, staff,students, and parents.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 13, 2006

This school is so horrible that it should be shut down, the ap biology is quite excellent though.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 3, 2006

This school this year has been a total discipline problem. As a student there, I've been very disappointed on how the quality has dropped in the last couple of years. The magnet is great however. I'd only send my child there if they were in the magnet and willing to brave the insults of the regular children who attend there. With the IB diploma, kids are guaranteed 100% free tuition to any florida university. It's a great oppurtunity to take advantage of.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 17, 2005

This school has a very good magnet program. I also like the fact that they have in house study groups; helps for kids who can not stay after school. The student counselor is very involved with the kids. The kids are always smiling and have a great repore with the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2005

This school does not have much to offer to the students as far as programs and funding availability. Much improvement and efforts is needed by government and school board.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2005

I am very pleased with my daughter attending this school. I do not have to worry about discipline or punishments, security, nothing at all. The school has a very strict principal and assistant principal. The schooloffers honors and gifted programs, they have a terrific band called the thunderbirds, softball and other sportd. When they have functions at the school, I find the parent turnoout is wonderful, many events have standing room only. i would definitely reccommend this school to anyone concerned about their childs education, I am extremely pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2004

My son has been attending this school for two years now. (6th-7th) It was recommended as a magnet school for him after leaving elementary school. He was very disappointed when he started because it was nothing like he had expected. To start with it was outdoors and had no lockers, therefore books for all 6 classes had to be toted daily. After the first quarter he has some academic problems so I requested meeting with all of his teachers. Two out of the six ever returned my call. Teacher absentee and turnover is extremely high! It's supposed to be a uniform school but no rules are put in place to enforce the dress code and essentially kids wear whatever they want. He comes home daily with stories about food fights in the cafetria, clothes being stolen at gym and skipping school is an everyday activity! It's out of control!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 52% in 2013.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
37%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
41%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 51% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 78% in 2012.

179 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
22%
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
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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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 86% 23%
Hispanic 13% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races N/A 3%
White N/A 42%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 49%58%61%
Master's degree 47%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 4%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 14%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Tonya S Dillard
Fax number
  • (305) 628-2954

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Present special topics during curricular units
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1840 NW 157 St
Miami Gardens, FL 33054
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