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Ada Merritt K-8 Center

Public | PK-8 | 700 students

 

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 10 ratings
2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
Based on 8 ratings

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Posted April 21, 2010

Because of the excellent staff, their commitment to IB curriculum and the students well being.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

I love Ada Merritt because has an excellent curriculum and there is a large parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

We love Ada Merritt K-8 Center because of the exellent BO & PYP Programs, Great & dedicated teachers, multicultural ambient and the 2nd language program. I have a 1st & 3rd graders and they also love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

Highly Academic the PYP program is a real plus
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

Great teachers! Parents are involved in every aspect of the students learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

Amazing kids!! Very bright, smart children. The teachers must be doing a great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

This is a great school. I feel fortunate that my kids attend. The language component is amazing and the kids pick it up so fast. It is great for families who only speak English at home, but want their kids to have another language.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

The parents, the teachers and the administration all work together to provide THE BEST learning environment and unique opportunities for out students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

Very important historical school that has had quite a turnaround.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 16, 2010

Great environment for students. It allows for the students to expand their horizons. It is a safe and positive learning environment.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 16, 2010

Students don't want to leave at the end of the day. Now THAT's a school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

The perfect environment to learn and to teach!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

Ada Merritt is a school for kids(it's student driven). Teachers, Parents and students working together for the betterment of the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

A great K-8 center, with outstanding bilingual programs in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. Only complaint: lots of homework
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

Ada Merritt is a great school. I am very proud my son is attending this exceptional school. My son loves it. The staff is very dedicated to the kids. My son reads a book every day, very proud of his learning experience, he is sure he wants to be a lawyer. I see, he will be. Great 3 grade teachers Ms Simone and Ms Davis. I love Ada Merritt, great staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

exceptional students, great staff! We love to learn!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 15, 2010

Ada Merritt provides a well-rounded education in a nurturing environment.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 15, 2010

Ada Merritt offers a rigorous academic program in a supportative learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

Ada Merritt K-8 Center has an outstanding and at the same time a rigorous academic program for both elementary and middle school students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 15, 2010

Ada Merritt fosters an environment that encourages parents to get involved and be a part of your childs education and success.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
99%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%
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 63% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
93%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%
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 53% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%
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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
99%
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 81% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 "A".
  • 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 66% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
99%

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 68%
White 27%
Black 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 53%58%61%
Master's degree 47%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 9%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. CARMEN M GARCIA
Fax number
  • (305) 326-0749

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • German
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