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N Dade Center For Modern Language

Public | PK-5 | 405 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

My son is presently at N. Dade CML and my daughter is now at one of the best Middle Schools in the state much due to the excellent preparation that she received at CML. Both of my children were at private schools and I took them out when I got the news that they were accepted. It is a safe, well run machine! I love how the administrators and teachers push the envelope for student learning and an environment of challenges. Kudos to a great start for my babies! I am forever indebted to N. Dade Center for Modern Languages.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2012

Absolutely love this school, wish I would have started her in 1st grade....However, she started last year for 3rd grade....academics are at the top, teachers are exceptional.....My daughter loves school more than ever now..the school is filled with activities etc....any concerns the principal is ALWAYS available....my daughter has always excelled in her academics, but this school really challenges your child to his/her full potential...excellent school, teachers and adminstrator!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2012

Coming from a private school, this was the best school I could have selected for my children. The faculty, staff and administration are knowledgeable, and always accessible. The curriculum is outstanding. Most of CML's students are placed in advanced courses in middle school, and are able to take AP and Dual courses in high school. An outstanding school and unforgettable experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2012

I am working at CML for 9 years. The teachers are excellent and outstanding who really care, great leadership and a quality eduction. This is an A school for many years, thanks to our teachers, students and staff members. This school is a blessing in our community, it is comparable with a private school. Xiomara Martinez
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 15, 2011

I attended CML in the early 90's and I can attest to the schools greatness. I have since graduated from the University of Florida and I credit the discipline instilled in me at such a young age by teachers, such as Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Turner, Mrs. Brown, Mr. Nu ez, and Mrs. Sweeny, helped me tremendously. Good luck with the new school Dr. Castaigne and thank you so much for the memories. CML was truly a blessing!


Posted August 30, 2011

This school is a blessing in our community. Our son was attending Beacon Hill Prepatory School from Pre-K to 1st grade. We enrolled him in our local Public school for 2nd grade. Unfortunately, the curriculum was too easy for our son, and he wasn't being challanged. We were fortunate to transfer our son to CML. Not only was our son being challenged, but he loved his teacher and classmates. We pray we can enroll our daughter in a couple years when she reaches 1st Grade. I pray our principal Dr. Castaigne will remain with us for another 30 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2011

Great School! Love it!!! I have compared notes with parents of a private school where my daughter used to go and the education my kids are getting at CML is much, much higher. Everyone in the school is very nice and friendly, the principal and staff members, and the teachers are exceptional! Thank you CML I'm looking forward to my daughters second and fourth grades !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2010

Both my kids got fantastic educations at CML
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Posted April 15, 2010

i love this school the principal and teacher are great .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

This school is so big because of the principal, teachers and personel. My daughter is on 3 grade and loves this school very much. The program is incredibel and they overcome every obstacle they encounter with little money and lots of love. Helps the kids to grow academicaly and as persons, They are teh best!!!! An it is a public school!!!! They deserve it specially now that they are struggling with building problems!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

I must say that this is my daughter first year at this school and she is a gifted student. At the beginning, I was kind of skeptical about putting my daughter in this school because they didnt have a gifted class for my child. But, Ms. D'Amour is an exceptional teacher because she really goes all out to teacher her students and my daughter learns so much. I used to have to create her own curriculum at home because the other Dade County School (Kindergarten) she was going to was not challenging her to her fullest potential. I am grateful for this school and I pray that one day Dade County build them a stand alone school because they deserve it. Keep up the great work CML.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2009

This school is tremendous. The teachers are talented, dediated and creative. They are quality educators who really care about the children and it shows. The level of professionalism and commitment from everyone at the school (and I mean everyone) makes CML truly special. The curriculum is rigorous and the education, well-rounded. And while the building itself may is not the newest or most beautiful (shame on the district for not moving faster to give this school the facelift it deserves), the outstanding work going on INSIDE each classroom is truly impressive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2009

This is a great school - outstanding teachers who really care, great leadership, and a quality education. I am particularly impressed with their anti-bullying curriculum, their gifted teachers, and their first grade teachers. Ms. D'Amour, the lead teacher, is exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2009

My daughter attended CML school for 3 years, then I moved her to a brand new school 'top of the cream' as someone told me. I just had to go that office school once to realize the mistake I had done!! I should have kept my child at the real top of the cream school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Our teachers and staff do such an amazing job at making our school the best and they deserve as much recognition as possible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2009

My daughter has just completed her first year at cml and boy! Great school, great staff, great experience.
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Posted March 11, 2009

CML, the BEST. I have a special needs child and the staff, teachers and administrators are all aware of her circumstances and thoughtful to help her through the day. They are absolutely at the top of their game from the janitor to the principal. I tried another school, it was brand new to the area but learned it is not the facility that makes a great school it is the leadership. and CML has it ..hands down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2009

Love it. This school is the best kept secret in Miami Dade, FL. Great Principal, Faculty and staff. Makes me want to shout for joy. My son has been there from 1st grade - he is now in his 3rd year. I only wish the school went past 5th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2008

Awesome school, both my daughter and son attented this school and both have excelled to higher levels. The teachers are very dedicated and take the time to make sure the kids learn the material. Being a Magnet and offering gifted classes sets this Elementary schhol apart from the rest in Miami. The neighborhood is not the most appealing one but the school makes up for it. The principle, Dr. Castaigne has to be the greatest asset the school has, she's awesome. I highly recommend this school to any parent and student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2008

I was a student of North Dade Center For Modern languages last year and the school is extremely organized and all the teachers there are good well teaching teachers that teach you with respect. The decipline in that school is very strict. The school also has a lot of parent involvement and all the students there are all well behaved and would treat anyone well. I would really like to go back to that school I would not mind.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
97%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
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
Black 56%
Hispanic 40%
White 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 52%58%61%
Master's degree 45%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • DR. MARIA A CASTAIGNE
Fax number
  • (305) 625-6069

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1840 Northwest 157th Street
Miami Gardens, FL 33054
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