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Downtown Miami Charter School

Charter | PK-6 | 656 students

 

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Posted March 7, 2013

Stephanie My two children have attend DMCS for the past three years, and we love it. It is an A school unlike many of the public schools in Miami. The best part about the school is that it requires the parents to be involved at least 20hrs a year. They do a lot to help the children succeed, like after school, Saturday, and Spring break tutoring. Teachers are always will to stay after school with student to help them with anything. This is my daughters last year there and trying to find a school that isn't a private school to compare to it is seeming impossible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2010

My daughter has attended DMC since kintergarten and she is now in 4th grade. The teachers are excellent! I am dissapointed because last year they solely focused on the FCAT. The school does not offer any extra curricular activities such as sports team, music, etc... They went from a C to a D school. I think the principal and administrators did a poor job. There should be a balance on days to have the kids focus on the FCAT and have some days for them to do something else. This is what you get for putting to much pressure on kids with that FCAT. All that tutoring 6 days a week and in class the same thing. I hope this year is different other wise I'm moving my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

This is my daugther 1st year at Miami Downtown Chater School. I have to say, it been a great experience for her. She love's her teach Mrs. Weekes, Awsome teacher and a Beautiful person. I have to say, that my daugther had done excellent job, since, I transfer her to Miami Downtown Charter school. They care of for each student education! I give the school an A
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

This is my daughters first year at DMCS and loves the fact that the school is small and i love the one on one attention that every student recieves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

This school is amazing! Not only does it teach them academically, but they also give back to the less fortunate people in our community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2009

This is my daugther second year at DMCS and she enjoys and loves going attending school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2007

This is was my daughter first year at DMCS and she loves it. She actually love her teacher and all the staff that give more than 100%. They helped her and me a lot for her to bring her average for reading and math for the FCAT exam... Thank you all keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2006

Great school! Still needs time to grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2006

I am a parent and my child attends Downtown Miami Charter School. The school has improved from when it first opened. It has gone from an 'F' school to a 'C' school. so they are making progress. although it has limited extra curricular activities for the children after school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2004

A School that will succeed for its tenacity, and view of tapping great potential in its students and in itself
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2003

This is my son's first year at DMCS and he loves it. He actually loves his teacher and all the staff that give 110%. The atmosphere of the school is pleasant and the education that my son is receiving is what all children deserve. His assignments are challenging but not overwhelming. I feel so happy that I made such a wonderful decision and registered my son at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2003

This is the second year for my two children attending this school and I am so proud of both of them. They are constantly being challenged on all levels making them not only rise to the occasion, but also understand why it is so important for them to reach higher within themselves. The teachers are wonderful and classes never go over twenty five students.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
39%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 61% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
16%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 52% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
42%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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 State average
Black 61% 23%
Hispanic 35% 29%
White 2% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%58%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%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 8%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • Ms. Rebecca Dinda
Fax number
  • (305) 579-2115

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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305 NW 3rd Ave
Miami, FL 33128
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