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Comstock Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 550 students

 

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Posted May 24, 2014

My elder son went to this school and had horrible experience with both students and teachers. The teachers even kept a conduct book for him without checking the exact problems. I transferred him to another school and never heard about any problems after that. Teachers liked him and he was selected for the gifted program. Now he is in a middle school and still a very good student. Teachers says that he is an excellent student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2009

Many hardworking teachers, but administrators and the district make it impossible to enjoy teaching. tudents have no motivation and parent support is minimal.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 2, 2009

Comstock is the best because we care about all of our students and parents. We at Comstock make sure that all of our students eat breakfast and lunch everyday so that they can be ready to learn. That why I know Comstock is the best Elementary School in Dade County
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

I love the Comstock school because is a family and it is the best elementary school in Miami
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

Comstock Elementary is the best elementary school in Dade County...Lots of love from administration and staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 30, 2009

My school is full of love and our staff is great with the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

It's the best school in Miami Dade County!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Teachers are dedicated to make sure the students who come to our school succeed in life. Never witnessed such hardworking teachers/cowrokers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 26, 2008

I like This School, my son attended pre-k for 2 years his teachers & Speech therapist were always ready to give suggestions on activities to help develop any area that he needed help on. Teachers who take really good care of all children, my son liked going to school. The principal is a wonderful woman always on top of all issues pertaining to the safety of the children in the school. staff always attentive to anything that happened around the school. Safe & secure school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2008

This is a school that has good and bad things, but in general most of the the teachers work hard fo the benefit of our children. I want to thank Ms. Iglesias for her fine job and dedication, she is not only a great teacher but a great human being. My daughter received her unconditional support as well as the rest of her classmates. I'm very grateful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2006

I think thia is the worst school ever. I think that the only teachers who care about the students in this school are the esol teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2004

One of our children is a former student of Comstock. All I can say is that after 6 months of his attendance we moved to another area just so he can attend a better school. The teachers were not attentive to his needs as a new student there and he had such a hard time adjusting that moving was the best alternative. We also noticed that the level he was being taught at was far lower than the school he had attended prior. We can't say that we would recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2004

My children started attending this school last year and I am very proud of the education they received.My daughter whose in Kinder this year learned so much by starting the PreK program here at Comstock.Ms.Simoni and Ms.Fuentes did an excellent job.Actually Fabulous.My daughter knows how to write her First and Last name, how to identify the numbers,letters,colors and so much more. I am very proud of them. My son whose in 1st grade this year also received the best education ever. Knows how to read, add, subtract and loves going to school (thank you Ms. Jambu).The truth is I'm trully amaze of how much they've learned. Not only academically but also interacting with others,respect, and discipline. Thank you for doing such a great job and administration is great. Most importantly has parents we need to become more involve in our childrens education.If any one wants to contact me do Ingrid 786-210-3493(parent)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2003

Comstock is a small school in a diverse, grass roots community with a committed, caring and capable team of ESE teachers who have had less resources than they should have to work with, yet have somehow been effective in spurring academic growth and social development in their students. Administrative changes incorporating increased responsiveness to parents and support of teachers have contributed to positive changes at this school over the last couple of years. If you have an ESE child, do not overlook Comstock!
—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 58% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
38%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
30%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "F".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 82%
Black 17%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 9%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 65%58%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%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 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 2:00 / 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. DEBORAH A WILSON
Fax number
  • (305) 636-1740

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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Parent involvement
  • Parents may volunteer to serve in various capacity throughout the school as: room parents, cafeteria monitor and assist during special activities. we actively seek community partnership with agencies and companies who are willing to help our students understand the world of careers.
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Allapattah Middle School
Brownsville Middle School
Citrus Grove Middle School
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