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6-8
Public district
Miami, FL
Students enrolled: 1,148
 

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15015 Southwest 24th Street
Miami, FL 33185

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(305) 485-2323
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June 24, 2015
My son has flourished in this school both academically and in its the Arts program! Wonderful teachers .

- submitted by a parent

June 15, 2015
My daughter has been at Zelda-Miami Arts Studio for 2 years. I have to say that she loves the school and so do I. Last year her English Teach Ms. Vans (I hope I'm writing that correctly), was so amazing to her students that my daughter would look forward to that class more than anything. She is in Theatre class and absolutely adores Mr and Mrs Garcia. They are strict but so loving and will bend backwards for those kids. She has made such amazing friends from amazing families. The school is kept immaculate. The last day of school which you might think would be chaotic, went by so smoothly you would think it was just a regular day. The new principal Mr. Balsera is great with the kids. My daughter has indicated she plans on staying in this same school until Senior year.

- submitted by a community member

June 14, 2015
My child has been at Zelda for 2 years and the experience for both our child and as parents has been outstanding! Please do not let the negative reviews affect your school choice. The teachers and administration staff have been excellent. They truly care about each student. The theater drama magnet program has been above and beyond our expectations. The Principal and assistant Vice Prinicpals are very professional and they really care about each student's success. The security is great and it's important knowing that not only are our children safe but they're also getting a great education. Homework is adequate that allows plenty of time for completion. It's important for parents/guardians to take an active role in their child's education. Your voice will be heard if you have any feedback. Get involved when you can - your child will appreciate all that you do as parents. Remember the step from elementary to middle school is a big one, but with the smaller student size of Zelda and the caring teachers and staff you can rest at ease. We are so happy with our decision to send our child to Zelda and you will be too if you and your child enter with a positive attitude. Be sure to ask questions at the orientation, open house, etc. Keep the lines of communication open through out the school year and you'll find this is the BEST middle school in the Kendall area ~ we love Zelda Glazer!!!

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2015
My child has been going to this school for about two years now and i have to say that if i could rate the school a 0 i would. The teachers have so much attitude and rudeness. My daughter has a teacher named Ms.Granda and everyday she comes home crying that she was rude to her she was scared to go to her class the next day. The administration is the worst part about the school. Especially the assistant principal Ms. Diaz. She treats the students horribly and its so sad that many parents dont even know how thier children are being treated.

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2015
If you are coming to this school join the magnet because when you are in the magnet you are going to be benefited greatly. I am a student meaning that I myself am giving you a first hand view at what this school is really like... I am in seventh grade and in the Theater magnet, the teachers are indeed strict but they are strict for a reason and the test scores don't lie. The gifted program will prepare you so that you can go further and now that we are partnered with FIU the sky is the limit with you being able to take college classes. Now we are processing to be a High school with its excellent I can only wait to see how great it can be. Leaning wise you don't have to worry because the teachers will even tho you may not like some they WILL prepare you and make you greater. So I strongly recommend your child or you yourself go to this school.

- submitted by a community member

April 03, 2015
I do not like how your school treats the students. They're kids not prisoners you don't have to scream at them to tuck in their shirts or give them a detention for forgetting they're IDs really this school is definetly not a great school it's a horrible prison

- submitted by a parent

December 12, 2014
Our experience at this school has been wonderful. Our child is in the Vocal magnet and we couldn't be happier. From the amazing administration, dedicated teachers and great office staff, the transition from elementary to middle school has been seamless. There are great things happening at this school and we are so excited to be a part of it. Amazing school !

- submitted by a parent

August 02, 2014
I been on Zelda GlaZer for only 1 year and going to 7th grade. I could say this school is really good. Teachers and administrators are working really hard to serve our community the right way. For that i say thanks to all my school. They had done a great job , now that Mr.Balsera our new principal has done a lot of new things. Teachers are not all that nice but most of them have a good personality. I am happy to be at this great school!

- submitted by a community member

November 14, 2013
This school is horrible the principle is always drinking coffee and giving people attitude. I hate this school

- submitted by a community member

March 06, 2013
I am a parent. I do like the school because it's new and modern, it also looks very clean. The office staff are very professional and informative. Most teachers are good with some exceptions, of course... nothing is perfect! The administration is just ok. I have been there many times and i have never seen the Principal around, only the Assistant Principals. When you give a complaint, no one seems to care, they don't even return your calls, you have to keep calling until you get their attention... It feels like they don't want to be bothered with parents. It's a shame!

- submitted by a parent

January 22, 2013
I am very pleased with this school. I like that they are very structured, and well, yes strict. Middle school years are when children usually get into trouble with things like peer pressure and raging hormones and bullying. And although the school can't stop this 100%, I do feel my child is in a safe and appropriate environment. The campus is beautiful and well kept. The office staff is very nice and professional-a pleasant change from typical miami public school offices. My child has advanced classes and I believe she is getting a great education. The teachers are very dedicated and my child is happy with all her classes and teachers, despite the fact she gets a lot of homework. Everyday I pick her up she says her day was "Awesome!". You can't beat that. The school has all the latest technology with computers and smart boards in every class and the new Studio Arts program is a great addition to the school. They have after school clubs and sports to keep the kids learning and interacting with their peers and teachers. I would recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent

December 06, 2012
I'm a student currently in Zelda and I could say this school is pretty good. I am in the Studio of The Creative Arts and they are really on top of you. The security guards prowl around looking for students that pick fights and have a uniform malfunction. The administration greets you but, I can say they may treat you like a little child. But, every school has there flaws. I personally love the school but, they do have some teachers with loads of attitude and they do give a lot of homework! I think if you're looking for a school this should be one of your choices.

- submitted by a community member

November 15, 2012
A new school (4 yrs) that conducts itself like an established school. Teachers are strong, administration on task & security top notch. When parents & students complain that it is too strict- well those are the same parents dropping their 12 yr olds at mall unsupervised so they can have a free night. Maybe this is why parent involvement is semi-discouraged.... Children need guidance & consequences 2. How else are we going to raise independent responsible adults. "Thank you" Zelda for supporting my efforts! Zelda has organized sports/clubs- the teacher sponsors r passionate - idk if they get paid xtra for it - but they believe in doing it right! Kudos to those teachers & I hope they hear my resounding "thank you" above the other whiny undisciplined parents who just want the easy way out. Honestly, if u dont like it- there is a "charter" school around the corner & they dont turn anyone away- bad grades, trouble maker.. & they will miraculously change your D student into an A student! Standards lowered to meet the low hanging fruit? I have bigger hopes & dreams for my kids_ when they get into the REAL world, I want them to excel & be responsible & ambitious & well mannered.

- submitted by a parent

November 14, 2012
I graduated from Zelda last year, & let me tell you that school ruined my middle school years. Horrible teachers, with rude attitudes, HORRIBLE students, very rude always making fun of each other in the meanest ways and always trying to make someone feel bad, or unwanted. no fun activities, way to strict, and the Administration think way to high of themselves. If you want to have a good 3 years in middle school, go to any other school that's not Zelda.

- submitted by a parent

August 16, 2012
I am very impressed with the quality of teachers at this school and with the level of discipline enforced. I am shocked by parents who complain that the school is too strict - these are middle school children and require structure! This is one of the few schools a parent can feel confident that their child will be most safe. Now I do feel that unless a child is being taught in an advanced or gifted class, their education will be standard - having several children to compare, I see the HUGE difference in the work that one does over the other but I also understand that this has to do more with florida's level of STANDARD education than Zelda's. The teachers who teach AP or Gifted are ambitious and take their job very seriously - they make me very proud. And when you compare Zelda's test scores with that of other reputable and well established schools - well that tells the best picture. They are quite impressive. Add to that their new Arts focused program and their beautiful campus and involved staff- its a regular school that acts like a Magnet School should act. Too many Magnet schools seem to have an element of danger to counterbalance their benefits. this one does not.

- submitted by a parent

August 11, 2012
i'm a mother of a student that just graduate from Zelda and is going to Braddock, and i need to tell you that i hate this school...the office personnel are rude and so not professional at all. They always have students attending the parents when they arrive and no one take the time to explain the things correctly... Some teachers like Mr. Roche (science teacher) are great but they have lack of good teachers :-( this is very sad because my son was very unhappy for three years in this school

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2011
I'm in 6th grade and I think it's a pretty epic school! The teachers are kind of mean but it's because some kids do misbehave. I can't complain because I'm quiet and nice and amazing! So they love me. I must say they pressure us to work so hard that most kids are tired of it! Must say it's exasperating! Principal is tough on us but I don't mind the kids who act like 6 monkeys and 5 bananas are learning discipline slowly. I reccomend this school for those parents who are nice that way.

- submitted by a community member

January 15, 2011
i personally am in 8th grade i hate this school, its too strict and the teachers are not always that nice, and the administration treats us like elementary kids.

- submitted by a community member

January 24, 2010
This school is Ah mazing. i have to say it, I've been very impressed with everything the school has to offer and i must say, that if there were any school i would pick for a child, Zelda. Zelda, Zelda, Zelda!

- submitted by a parent

January 22, 2010
My daughter didnt make it in the IB program due to me enrolling her late. I didnt know there was a time frame to enroll her by. well there was a new school opening in the neighborhood Zelda Glazer middle school. let me tell you she missed out on IB but she did not miss out on a great school. Zelda Glazer! has well overpassed my expectation wonderful teachers state of the art library top seurity! well run organized.my daughter when asked by friends that went to other school tells them I couldnt have asked for a better school I love it.and I her mother agrees.

- submitted by a parent

December 06, 2009
Zelda Glacier is an amazing school. So organized and the students are well disciplined. As a parent i strongly Recommend this school. My daughter has gone here and has been getting amazing grades and her discipline has increased too.

- submitted by a parent

October 29, 2009
I am a student currently attending Zelda Glazer Middle School, and in my opinion this is a great school.I have made many friends and enjoy all of my classes. I recommend this school and hope others would also become part of Zelda Glazer.

- submitted by a student
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October 26, 2009
this school os great with the kids my son comes home each day teling me new things

- submitted by a parent

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Zelda Glazer Middle School
15015 Southwest 24th Street, Miami, FL  33185
(305) 485-2323
Last modified Zelda Glazer Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Zelda Glazer Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top