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Miami Shores Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 811 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 9, 2014

Great school, the staffs is very friendly. The principal Mrs SWAIN IS AMAZING. On top of everything in the school. I HAD MY 2 children in private school. And I transferred them to MS, I am so happy with their gifted program. Excellent teachers and classroom. I cannot comment about the other classes. but overall its a safe and homy school. Kids all know each other as well as staff. And miami shores is a safe neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

THIS SHCOOL GREAT , PRINCIPAL GOOD, TEACHERS VERY UNDERSTANDING MY KIDS LOVE IT, EVERY YEAR THEY ARE BETTER AND BETTER.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

MIAMI SHORES SHCOOL , IS A VERY GOOD PUBLIC SHCOOL, OFFER LOT OF PROGRAMME, I LOVE IT MY DAUGHTER LOVE IT
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

this is a wonderful shcool, my kid really learn more, teachers are great, i have experiance with private shcool before but with Miami Shores Elementary the result much better, especially in Math
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2014

This school is great! The principal is the most involved, enthusiastic, inspiring and excellent principal I have ever seen. The staff, from the janitors to security guards, office and all faculty I have the opportunity to interact with, really, really care for the well being of each and every child. It makes me understand one more time, that reform in the education system is sorely needed, since these most dedicated, well prepared and selfless individuals give their all every day forming the minds and souls of the future society and are so underpaid for their tremendous efforts and dedication. Five starts feels so little to give, compared with what everybody in this excellent school provide to each and every child that attends it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

My school is excellent. Great teachers, great staff, great curriculum! The school organizes many educational and family school activities after school. They also keep the kids interested in the school and their heritage. Great overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

This is our first year as MSES parents and I must say I am loving it and so are our daughters. Faculty and staff are wonderful and they are really there for the children. The principal, Ms. Brenda Swain is never too busy to talk to parents but her priority are her students. She is there to help with student pick up/drop off, picking up trash, directing traffic, etc. The parents are great. Everyone is so nice and I see the camaraderie. This school deserves all of its accolades and then some!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

My daughter is in the kindergarten class and this is her first time of this school . For first month of school year , I saw ALL the school staff are working very hard with love and caring for all the children , that make me as a parent feel safe for let our love one to be there . And also the most important things the education for my child is very well prepare .Thank you for being our fantastic school in our community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2013

School principal is phenomenal, school staff is always friendly and smiling and the curriculum is academically challenging. A school with a gifted track right around the corner - shall I say more?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

Hi my son he been in Miami shores sense kinder.from security guards to office staff teacher s afterschool staff and janitorial dept always greed you w a smile always willing to help you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

This is a fantastic school with a very engaged staff. I moved from private to public this past year with some trepidation yet those fears have been unrealized. I am delighted we made the move and my child is thriving in all areas. A true community school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2013

My daughter is graduating this year (gifted program). In five years there only great and amazing things happened. Teachers are extremely well prepared and proffesional, Principal is amazing and my Dear Cristina at front desk is so sweet and caring! We will miss you so much Cristina! I remember the first day of school in Kindergarten, we were afraid of how our daughter will feel and develop, only 5 days took us to see how much she was learning at this amazing school. All i could say is positive and im writting this so if you have a doubt, just give it a try! Not only academics but the love and caring of staffmis worth they try! coach Marco, (P.E) is by far the best coach ive known! Thank you Mimi Shores Elementary for the bright education and knowladge my daughter accomplished in this 5 years. Scarduelli.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2011

Iam curently going to mses and it is great the teachers are nice iam in the fith grade it is a great school overall.


Posted March 25, 2011

My five children attended MSE, I would not send them any where else. Now one of my grand kids is also going to MSE, overall the teachers are very smart and intelligent, a pluss yhey do care about the students wellness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2011

great school, safest in the entire 25 mile area, great teachers and engagement from staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2010

This school is really good, the personnel is great and respectful and there are a lot of involved parents on the school. The after school activities are good. I am happy with them and with the activities they have, my five year old is learning sign language. :o)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2010

I was apprehensive to place my son here, at first b/c he was previously in a small sweet little community church school. I was afraid that MSE was too big. However, I did place him there for Kindergarten and my son and I could not be happier. His teacher is amazing (with high standards) and the parents are super-involved. WE plan on staying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

They are a great school committed to the children and their future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

It is a wonderful place for children to get a truly amazing educational experience. And they have the best PTA around!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2008

My son has been there for one year. Overall, I find it to be ok, not great. His teacher; however, was fantastic. She made all the difference for us the first year. Unfortunately, I found her to be the only shining star. The school is badly in need of renovation. The current administration is autocratic and needs a big shake up starting at the top. Lots of changes need to be made. Aftercare is dismal. Instructors need training. There are no scheduled activities like soccer or music. The media center is closed immediately after school. It should open for a couple more hours so students and their parents (especially the ones who do not have computers at home) can do extra curricular reading etc. The home work is boring. My son never received a project for the entire year! It is not without hope. We need concerned parents!
—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.

About these ratings

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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
53%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
90%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
41%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
97%

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 "B".
  • 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 "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
Black 61%
Hispanic 25%
White 12%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 15%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%58%61%
Master's degree 42%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%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 9%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. PATRICIA M FERNANDEZ
Fax number
  • (305) 756-3805

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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10351 Northeast 5th Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33138
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Phone: (305) 758-5525

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