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Bob Graham Education Center

Public | PK-8 | 1738 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 5 ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted July 6, 2006

I am very happy with the quality of the education at Bob Graham. It's also very reassuring to know that the administration does a good job at monitoring who is coming in and out of the school, making it a safer place. I would recommend it to other parents. Most of the teachers are good and easy to communicate with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2006

A few teachers are disappointing, but overall the quality of education is great, the PTA is awesome, and the administration is incredible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

The teacher at this school are highly qualified and very involved in their students' successs. I highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

The school environment is safe and the teachers are very dedicated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2005

Bob graham school is an excellent school. Teachers are very involved with students education and personal involvement. My son was a bit shy and the teachers care enough to get him involved in the class to increase his confidence. P.E. Classes are very organized and enjoyable to students. Dancing is also enjoyed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2005

I have to be honest. This is a beutiful school but the majority of the staff I've delt with have been extremely rude and incompetent. There is no compassion to students with needs and exceptionality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2004

I could say I feel safe sending my girl to BGEC,I do worry at all times,but just knowing the faculty is always checking who's coming and going in the school,it gives me some releaf that my girl is in a safe school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I think that Bob Graham Education Center is a great school. My son is a second grader in this school and I am really happy. They are very organized, they have very good teachers, the school has good programs and a curriculum that is very educational. I am really happy for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I thank God every day that my son is in such an excellent school. I was very worried for a while due to not having the resources to pay for private schooling and noticing what a poor, non-caring and low tolerance system there is in place in Miami-Dade County. Working in the mental health system is when you mostly realize what is really going on in our schools and how teachers and counselors are abusing the ADHD diagnoses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2003

I had my reservation about Dade county school, and with my childrens enthusiasm at BGEC, and the teachers dedication, and concerns it has completey changed my mind. I am very pleased with their overall learning program and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2003

Great school, teachers, and a very safe environment. My children love being students at Bob Graham.
—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.

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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 58% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%
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 61% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%
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.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%
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 52% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%
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 81% in 2012.

205 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

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.

232 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
98%

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

Algebra I

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
81%
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

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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 State average
Hispanic 91% 29%
White 5% 42%
Black 2% 23%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races N/A 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 57%58%61%
Master's degree 38%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%2%1%
Other degree 4%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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