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Pinecrest Academy Charter Middle School

Charter | 6-8 | 597 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted October 4, 2013

I am a parent of one daughter that is attending Pinecrest Preparatory Middle-High (PPMH). She is very happy. She has also improved in the school. This is here second year and it is going great. Everyone is sweet and nice. If you needed the teachers they are always there for you. It is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2013

this is the best school in the area, I've visited other schools and eventually leave much to think about, the environment is horrible, the disorganization and communication is poor.I prefer to leave my children in the morning safe and know that I will pick up in the afternoon, it is what I most important, and also the communication with teachers is always available,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

This is a great school with a lot of pride and respect. My son in the 6th grade and seems to be happy and content with his teachers. PPMH has good open communication with their students. Staff members are very professional. Love it !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2013

I think PPMH is an amazing school! Administration bends over and backwards for the students as well as the staff. The problem with the parents that do not like PPMH is that they are spoiled, so they try to take advantage. In the other school my child attended they NEVER called us (CONNECT ED) and it would take a month to meet with the teacher. The office is staff is friendly and always willing to help you out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

I am parent of two students that have been attending Pinecrest Preparatory Middle High (PPMH) since it opened. This is a great school with a SAFE environment and GREAT education. Today, it is important that a school have good control of the discipline of the student body, and our school has a Zero Tolerance Policy for misconduct. The school also has set high academic standards for the students. The school has an energetic administration and faculty. Every year the school is focused on providing the students new opportunities to attend courses at colleges and universities; this is well evidenced by the AP and Dual enrollment curriculum which facilitates the attainment of the academic goals for those students with ambitious goals. This is crucial in today s competitive academic environment. Parent involvement is always welcomed and appreciated. There are numerous opportunities for those of us who are eager to contribute and wish to be engaged with the school s growth. PPMH is a school of CHOICE. Those parents who wish to make a difference and be an integral part of their children s education should look into becoming part of the PPMH family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

I like the open communication with the teachers. All emails are responded to within 24 hours. I am very happy with the dual enrollment program with FIU.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2012

I love this school. I've been going here since 6th grade (I'm in 8th grade now). The teachers are super easy to talk to, friendly, helpful, and super kind. The faculty and staff are sweet and loving. Everyone that attends or works for the school is amazingly kind. Most people have an issue with dismissal and arrival but I've never had an issue with any of it. The school may be considered kind of small but I like it that way. It's more time to get from class to class. At PPMH it's the home of the crocs and we are the croc family. Other school just say they're a family but don't act like it but here .. it really is one big happy family and I wouldn't want to have it any other way.


Posted July 12, 2011

Not so good school. Horrible traffic issue to drop off your kids, they will arrive late. Rude staff and not such lovely environment as school write here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2011

I am a mother of 7 years old and I am happy leaving this school. It was a horrible experience having my child here. From the entrance, the parking staff to the office and teachers, they are very rude and unfriendly without reason . I dont understand why. There are other good options in the rea instead this school. Other big issue is the heavy traffic entering into the school at arrival time. You will arrive "late" many times and you child will be marked "late" even when the school is responsible for this issue. .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2011

Meh, the school is okay but the enviornment is the best when it comes to middle schools. The workload is a little tough but all in all it's a pretty good school. The principal is great, so are the teachers, and the gifted program is quite challenging but I like that :)


Posted January 5, 2010

I love this school! The teachers are excellent and the entire staff is helpful. I can't wait to get my daughter enrolled next year. My son loves it. It runs like a private school. Th principal is wonderful as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

Both of my children began attending Pinecrest last year and you can not compare the quality treatment they are recieving in this school to any other public or private school ... not only the staff, teachers and children are respectfull and well mannered but the education is extrordinary. They take pride and are commited to being the BEST the RIGHT WAY !!! CONGRATULATION FROM THE RUSSO FAMILY !!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2007

How in the world did zoning allow this school to be built in such a small piece of land. Drop off and pick up access is horrible and school's academic programs as well as physical education programs leave a lot to be desired!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2007

I have two children in 8th grade and I love the school. It is a private school setting with strong discipline and curriculum for free!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 53% in 2014.

189 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

191 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 56% in 2014.

181 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

206 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 47% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

203 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

203 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
81%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 78% in 2012.

258 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
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 "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 93%
White 6%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 50%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/AN/A
Female 50%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 69%58%61%
Master's degree 31%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 7%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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14901 Southwest 42nd Street
Miami, FL 33185
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Phone: (305) 559-8583

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