It is an excellent school. I would recommend it. The principal is very open to suggestions and discussions.
Not very impressed with the teachers, specially 1st grade/gifted. Overcrouded class - impossible to have a environment with quality to teach the kids. Lunch time is crazy - Kids have no control.
Teachers have been good to great but too many kids in the classroom. Weird lunch times. Front office staff seems stressed and unfriendly. It is difficult to get help from the front office. The principal and vice principals are difficult to contact when questions needs to be addressed. Overall, it is a new school and there is good use of technology but we are disappointed in how the school is run from an administrative level.
My child has been at this school for 3 years and is in her fourth year now. The school is wonderful! The staff is great, the teachers are very motivated in helping the kids. The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because of how crowded the school is. But even with that being said, the staff does an amazing job keeping up with the students. My daughter has been very happy here and I would definitely recommend Aventura Waterways to other parents!
We rate 3 stars for the school overcrowding; certain rude staff in the registrar's office (esp the heavy set Latina who sits at the front desk) and the fact that they don't have a school nurse (unconscionable - Dade Public schools); 5 stars for her kindergarten teacher! Our child is doing well and loves her teacher!
Incredibly rude staff and ridiculously overcrowded classrooms. Its no wonder more and more parents are turning to home schooling.
because this school is new. it used the last technology to teach student. the teachers are very helpful and work hardly to promote the school.
I recommended this school. I like teachers, workers and directors. They are accessible, cooperative and respectful to children and parents. They know how to motivate children and have a code of conduct than create the right ambience for learning. Proper facilities.
There is no feedback whatsoever. Ive never received a test, so I have no clue how his test taking abilities are. Parent involvement in the absolute minimum.
My daughter just started this school and it has been great so far! Her Teacher is awesome, so friendly and very involved with each student and my daughter received an amazing welcome when she first came into the classroom. I am very happy with her new school and her academic progress is getting better. The students make a difference by moving ahead and working together as a team because of the quality and dedication of each teacher and exceptional staff and dynamic principal.
We moved to Aventura a couple of months ago and my daughter is currently attending the first grade at Waterways. She comes from a small fantastic school in Miami, in which parents are extremely involved, academics are good, and the teachers and principals were always available. I am happy with her teacher at Waterways who has so far being been great. I had however, the worst experience of my life the other day, when I got delayed at a medical appointment and was half hour late to pick up my daughter. For about 45 minutes after my arrival, the school personnel was unable to find my daughter. Just like that, they could not tell me where she was. They were looking everywhere and NO ONE KNEW WHERE SHE WAS. I eventually found her (with the older kids- during their dismissal). Later I tried to speak with the principal, who was unavailable, so I tried to schedule an appointment. I received a call from his assistant who began the scheduling processed by narrating the events and basically blaming me because I had been late. I don't think this woman is a mother or even begins to realize what they put me through. A school losing a child for even a minute is not acceptable.
My daughter started kindergarten here and so far has had a good experience, thanks to her teacher. The class size is quite large (normal I think for miami-dade county). Her teacher is on top of her academic progress, However, the teacher has had to use a microphone to keep the kids in the class under control. My daughter reports that over half the kids have trouble settling down to learn. I think her teacher has made her experience positive. Otherwise the school is large, impersonal, bare, and quite crowded.
I find this public school school to be exceptional so far. The teachers are top notch. Kids grow up fast and become confident in no time. The school is fairly new so of course there will always be issues that a school struggles with in the beginning. I can not comment on the 8th grade review because I am not aware of it. My kids are in the lower levels and for now i feel they are receiving a great education. The offer great programs as well!! Its hard to find a school like that. The overcrowded issue will soon be resolved, but for now, it doesn't make a difference because of the extra teachers, and the control they have over them. Security is extremely important to me, and i always see someone when i walk in.. but if they want to be even more on top of it, fine with me, because that's what really matters to avoid unwanted trespassers, fights breaking out, or kids getting lost. Every school has its flaws here and there.. so i give this school 5 stars for the great achievement it has started off with. I'm sure it will soar to perfection with years to come.
I am very happy with what the school has to offer. They have some very strong teachers and the program is great! The school is well equipped with the needed supplies and the parents are ALWAYs willing to provide what's missing. The kids are friendly and happy! They are even coping well with the fact of being overcrowded by providing 2 teachers for the overcrowded calsses. Mother of a 1st grader.
This school is an excellent public school that is in the area. The teachers are very receptive and always willing to make time to discuss your child's academic progress. The 5th grade core subjects teachers are a young and progressive group of teachers that are good at what they do. I believe they are LEADERS in Florida education.
the school is the best of all it hasa the best teachers and student i love that school is the best........
This school is the best is the best one in the miami dade country and have the best benifits for my childs good :)
This school is an excellent their is no other school like it.The principal is wonderful.
great school, great teachers, but the safety of the students is its only downside. the 8th grade wing is usually crowded when the bell rings, and racial profanity is heard almost every day. and the 8th graders don't get along very well with each other. fights are common, but short,and the main office probablly gets 20 referals a day from the 8th grade, most of which come from the remedial classes. in general, i believe that a CSI program is needed to keep 8th grade in check.
My family is new to the area and I was highly impressed with the friendliness and professionalism of the office staff. The teachers have taken extra time to introduce themselves to me and to ensure my children are comfortable in their classes. The other students are friendly and immediately accepted my children. I did not give the school 5 stars since we are still new to the school. Registration for 2 children took slightly over an hour. Class assignment seemed to take up most of the time. One mother was EXTREMELY upset that her registration took a long time as she did not have the required documents and had to make several trips back to the office. I spoke with 3 Hispanic ladies in the office and ALL were fluent in English.
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