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PK-5
Public
Miami Springs, FL
Students enrolled: 517
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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51 Park Street
Miami Springs, FL 33166

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(305) 888-4558
(305) 882-0521
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September 30, 2014
Parents beware of this school principal protects teacher not students if a teacher scores high on fcat that's all she cares. if the teacher bully's the student by yelling at him in front of the class and making him embarrassed in front of his peers to the point that he don't even care to go to school that is bullying also. And when you ask from help she says I won't move him for class. And let's it scalate that is not school motivation for any student. I pulled my student out of this school I believe kids should be motivated no intimidated. And a good moral principal should off address the matter instead of doing nothing. My kid won't graduate with his friends do to principal not caring. But he will not suffer any more bullying. As a mother am his advocate and protector. The school district should investigate more as the here is favoritism in her part With other students that are the sons and daughters of teachers that work there and staff. A child should earn his grade and trophy not by favoritism but by his effor B

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2014
I Am very disappointed this school year 2013/2014 for many reasons 1- general teachers do not care for the special kids learning 2- do not communicate or cooperate with the parents involvement 3- do not reward kids for their great effort 4- do not seem happy or enthusiastic to teach 5-do not read IEP or seem interested in helping the child in need 6- as general teachers they only focus in typical kids and isolate the ones with conditions 7- do not like taking workshops to learn how to deal with special needs children 8- this year there was celebration for Xmas, valentines , Mother's Day , teacher day or any event 9- the pick up and drop out regulations have created a block between teachers and parents communication/involvements 10- the only method of communications between teachers and parents is via email a longer process to reach teachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
I am very disappointed with this school. Teachers do not do their job: teaching the kids. My daughter comes home with almost no knowledge, I have to teach her and give her helpful tips for her to understand the lesson; she is in second grade. At first they made me believe my daughter had a hyperactivity problem because they want them to be static. From her two teachers, she always complain about one of them of being mean and screaming all the time which that of course is not helpful either. I am not having a pleasant experience in this school!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
At first it was a good school but has it's challenges. I am very disappointed at the work load the teachers give the children since it is now time for the FCAT. Every Holiday or "Break" is spent buying supplies and doing projects and "work packets" bringing undue stress onto the students and parents. There is no time to truly have a Christmas or Spring break with family and friends. The principal responds with school policy and that the teachers have the right to do this. Instead of making sure the teachers do their job during the year to prepare for FCAT they lay it on the parent. It is sadistic to put children in such a stressful situation.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2013
We recently moved to the area this past March in the middle of the school year. The principal, Sally Hutchings was so helpful and genuinely interested in the proper attention my girls needed to get into the groove of things. She even found some uniforms for the girls to get them started. The teachers have been hands on and open to answering any questions I may have. They are attentive to the students and their needs and provide such in a positive environment. We couldn't be more pleased with Miami Springs Elementary Community School!

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2013
This School is Horrible.. The Teacher's do not have the patience to deal with the students... Very bad experience with this school and the staff HORRIBLE ...

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2011
In the first grading period my child has had 3 different teachers, the principal says it's because class size, well class size has been around now for about 5 years. I was told by Ms. Hutching that maybe I as parent should call the governor and him to repel class size. Also, the homework policy is a joke many teachers DO NOT follow district rules, on many day my child spends up to 3.5 hours doing homework and to top it off sometimes it not even checked, but if a child missed 3 homework they are fast to give a Detention - how about when the teacher does not check 3 homework does she a get a Detention? "No" Take a look at the school rule 6Gx13- 6A-1.23 and you will be surprised what the school board rule is about homework. Get ready for the overload of homework from this school and no one at this school is on the side page from what I have been able to see. Specially the admin with teachers.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2011
Love this school! The staff is amazing and always willing to help. Everyone involved is very well rounded. I must disagree with the negative comments left by others.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2010
My children have attended this school since kindergarten. I find the school to be a great school. The administration has always been helpful and quick to respond to my questions. The teachers are excellent and could not ask for better teachers for my children. There is a sense of community in this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2010
Overall the school is okay. I am tired of asking a simple question and being shuffled around and finally being told by everyone to contact Miami-Dade Public School Administration. From the principal, vice-principal, etc., no one has a straight answer for you. Properly train your staff to answer questions. I called to find out why the time change was occurring in the school and was told to contact the Super-Intendant and ask him. This school lacks appropriate staff professionalism.

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July 31, 2009
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April 03, 2009
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February 11, 2009
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November 17, 2008
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no rating August 17, 2008
One Star.Overcrowded and a very bad learning experience.

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August 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2008
Definite improvement has begun at the school but still a looong way to go in regaining control of a handful of teachers who have had their misguided way in the past with our previous principals lack of control and leadership! The aftercare program really needs a lot of work too. Looking forward to more improvements! The

- submitted by a teacher
February 27, 2008
There has been such a breath of fresh air since the past administrator left. With the exception of a few the staff appears to be in a more comfortable place. The music department is doing wonder things and once again is flurishing after the lack of attention with the previous administration. The PTA is still stong and will continue to do all they can and what is in the best interest of the students and the school. My hat off to the PTA volunteers, no one appreciates the time and effort that is put in freely.

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February 05, 2008
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October 31, 2007
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- submitted by a teacher
September 15, 2007
The last two years were horrible. But we are here to see brighter days. We have a new wonderful Principal, Ms. Hutchings! She knows what she is doing, is open for new suggestions, likes parent imput, stands by her staff and has a complete open door policy. The grounds are beautiful and the staff is happy. As far as the furniture and boxes, this is the mess left by the last Principal. The custodial staff has been working day and night and has found new homes for these boxes and what-nots. The school is much better today and will only get better under the Principal, Ms. Hutchings and our equally as great Assistant Principal, Ms. Simon.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2007
During the past two years, I may not have agreed with everything the principal, Ms. Fernandez was implementing. Apparently, she knew what she was doing and I regret that she is not here to continue. I am not sure if this move was in the best interest of the whole school, time will tell. One thing I can say is that the school never opened in such disarray. I was appalled to see the school in such deplorable conditions on the first day of school when I took my children. Furniture in the hallways and stacked in the after-care office area. It was not out of sight for those of us who have our school in after care. The verdict is still out on this new principal, so far, it does not look promising. The teachers aren't so sure themselves.

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May 24, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2007
Very sad, the school atmosphere/instruction is plummeting&disappointing. Apparently the teachers are unhappy w the principal but the students are the ones paying the high price of their dissatisfaction. Only a few very enthusiastic teachers seem to still be giving their best.

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December 01, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2006
The teachers at the school are wonderful and given the present enviroment are doing a great job. The current lack of leadership continues to be of great concern. Luckily the parents that are involved at the school refuse to allow it to totally fall apart. Through all the termoil the programs continue only with the hard work of the teachers. We have an excellent art and music department. Unfortunately, under the current leadership the schools grading has fallen. We can only hope that with the needed changes we will once again be the pride of Miami Springs. We would hate to loose any of our wonderful teachers...

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June 20, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
May 08, 2006
This school has enormous potential with several strong, dedicated, and veteran teachers combined with several young willing staff who joined the school in the recent years. The problem is lack of leadership and focus on educating the students rather than test prep like the endless FCAT practice that consumed this year's entire focus. What happened to classical education and the realization that children learn quickly and easily when the subject matter is interesting, challenging, and multisensory rather than just drills and worksheets for a test that will be obsoleted soon. With new leadership this school has the teaching staff to challenge the students and prepare them for the competitive future college courses and careers. Assistant Principal Wilson is leaving the school as of summer 2006 and hopefully a strong, perceptive, and motivating AP comes in to harness the potential and get this school back on track!

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2006
I am happy with this school. My son and daughter have great teachers and ample opportunities to learn different things. The environment is friendly and many parents are involved. The gifted program is especially good. There are lots of after school programs such as tutoring, music, and tae kwon do. My daughter has discovered a passion for the violin through the strings program. I would definately recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2006
After several attempt to have things changed back to the way they were in this school, I've come to the conclusion that the Principal is just not getting the job done.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2005
Since the new principal took over (C. Fernandez); the school has taken a nose-dive. The staff is less friendly, and there was an unnecessary turn-over with the teaching staff. C. Fernandez is pushing parents away from being involved in their childs education A negative attitude towards parents leaves much to be desired. ....thinking about changing to Springview Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2005
Overall a very good school with strong roots in community. But way too much focus on practice tests for the FCAT rather than giving new material, and preparing kids with science, technology and higher math which is the future. The main emphasis is on language arts and test prep. The kids for the most part come from middle class families and are all ready pretty prepared for the FCAT as a result unlike more underpriviledged schools. There are some terrific veteran teachers and Principal Megias will surely be missed. The Assistant Principal Mrs. Wilson doesn't seem to take much value in suggestions or request from the either the teachers or parents and goes with her own plan. This leaves little flexibility for the teachers in the classroom.

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July 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2005
Excellent school in miami springs. Has gotten A in the last 3 years and very clean as compared to springview. Teachers are well trained and I recommend it hightly.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2004
This school has a great staff and a great learning environment. It has been an A+ school for several years now. It is overall an excellent school.

- submitted by a teacher
May 23, 2004
This is a great school with great leadership. My son has been at this school for three years and loves it.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2003
The teachers and staff are remarkable with the students. They love to teach and it shows. I am so pleased that my child has the opportunity to be in such a good learning and nurturing environment.

- submitted by a teacher
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Miami Springs Elementary School
51 Park Street, Miami Springs, FL  33166
(305) 888-4558
Last modified Miami Springs Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Miami Springs Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top