After reading a few of the most recent negative reviews I've decided, as a parent who's daughter attends this school, to also post my review because I find some of the recent reviews unjust.
My daughter is currently in 2nd grade. She has been enrolled in Springview since kinder. I have NEVER had a bad experience so far.
- In kinder she had Dr. Turner and Ms. Santos as teachers.
- In 1st grade she had Ms. Hermida and Ms. Fernandez as teachers.
- Currently she has Ms. Hernandez and Ms. Menendez.
With all 6 teachers I have always been able to communicate, if not in person, definitely by phone and ALWAYS via email. Never has there been a lack of communication, ever. From day 1, every school year I have informed the teachers that YES, I am that parent that is involved, that does ask questions, that does check the parent portal, that does have her phone set up to receive emails whenever grades are posted, and if anything they THANK ME for being involved.
Ms. Terry and Ms. Natalia in the front office are always welcoming and friendly if you ever have a concern.
Regarding homework, I do not think that it's too much. My daughter has dance class 3 times a week (during the week) and is always able to come home and finish her homework in a timely manner, has dinner and is in bed by 9pm.
Regarding the school grounds, yes the school was built in the 50's and needs an overhaul, but it's always clean. The revamping of the school is not a decision that is left to the teachers and principal, the school district is the one that decides that. Take it up with the school district.
I would like to thank
Ms. L. Hernandez
Ms. P. Menendez
Ms. J. Fernandez
For accepting my daughter for who she is, for loving her, believing in her, for pushing her to do better, and for being constants in her life when it has come to my daughter's education. To this day she loves and remembers all of you.
My son spent 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade here. The teacher in first grade Ms. Fernandez is out of this world extraordinary. Second and third grade gifted was awful. Poor communication, lack of effort from teachers, dirty school...honestly not a good school in an upper class neighborhood. I don't understand the grading of a ten because honestly on many levels it is lacking. Academically it is lacking, administratively it is lacking, in cleanliness it is lacking... Not a good school choice in my opinion.
Kids are not meant to spend all day once they arrive at home doing homework. Teaching is meant to occur in the classroom. I understand the importance of reinforcement. However, when your child spends more than three hours doing homework and you need to teach them how to complete an assignment, a lesson was not taught.
I agree with both posts. Springview Elem. needs to be renovated, very old and dirty. That being said, I have two kids attending that school since Pre-K. My son has been failed time and time again from the lack of caring from some teachers and extreme lack of communication between the parents and teacher. I am very disappointed with the school system in Miami, very poor! I too am thinking of moving to Martin County (ie Stuart, Palm City.. ) up north, where all schools are A+ rated and kids have a different upbringing/education then the kids in Miami and teachers are move engaged in the students progress... Martin County here I come!
I agreed with the previous post. Unfortunately we had a horrible experience with the office staff at springview, the person in charge of admisions was extremely rude. It is sad to have such negative experiences in a school that is an A+. We really hope the school makes some changes. We love Miami Springs,however we are planing to move to a better school district. Our daughter is currently enrolled in a private school.