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PK-8
Public
Miami, FL
Students enrolled: 1,453
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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1950 Southwest 13th Avenue
Miami, FL 33145

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(305) 854-0515
(305) 285-9632
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August 03, 2014
I'd have to say this is the BEST SCHOOL! I absolutely adore the Gifted Program, which both my children are currently in. And the Bilingual Program is just a plus to everything else! This school is a blessing! The only down part is there are NO clubs for my 8th grader :( Overall... My rating would be a 500!

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2014
I have a child going to this school and I have to say that yes the spanish part of it is good since he is able to understand and also write the words and make a sentence ... but see that is all good but the English part of it is my concern the math the science... where is all of that? I have a friend who has a child in a different school that has a CAMBRIDGE program and her son at the same school year he is reading very well in english and also his math is great multiplication problems with no problem in 2nd grade, and they are challanged all the time to reach their goal... I know that some parents with spanish speaking background may feel that their child should know how to talk and write in spanish ... but if I can choose I want my child to be able to be a professional in this country and that means you have to know more ...not just spanish... I am trying to move my child to another school that has the CAMBRIDGE program .. but I am very concern since my child is not up to part to meet those type of schools standards.. and the CAMBRIDGE progam is not provided in a private school is offered in public schools.. ohh and I am hispanic .. but I am a parent that wants more for my child.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2012
the school its fine, but the kids don't learn to succeed, they are taught to be quiet, they have only two recess days a week. they treat them in an old fashion way. erasing their dreams. the academic methods are so boring that I feel bad for my kid. He's been three month doing the same exercises over and over. No creativity at all. Sports is inexistent ,they have a soccer program that you have to pay, it's not bad, but they don't encourage them to get better. no soccer teams. it's like they have them just to say they have soccer. Self defence program is good, but as soccer it falls short on encouraging kids to be better. It sounds that all the time the politics is to get rid of kids dreams, like if they were an obstacle. they don't let the kids do anything because they are fear they might get hurt. they have a great backyard full of flowers and trees, but no one is allowed to use it. they don;t challenge kids. I think this is because the spanish culture, I'm spanish by the way. but it's the conformist mentality, a lots of boring repetitive not well explained academics. my kid is very smart and he is always frustrated

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2012
Good academics, poor facilities, but so far so good. My child just started in Kindergarten at the annex. The physical facilities are marginally adequate at best, but that is not a reflection on the teachers or the principal. The Miami-Dade County School Board should be ashamed of the neglect and poor planning to keep Kindergarten in off-site portables -- for years on end. Surprisingly, the children and doing fine and the curriculum is top-notch. So we overlook the poor facilities: lack of any playground on the newly paved square of black-top asphalt (a gift to the school as I understand it), the balance of the campus is a motley field of broken asphalt "sidewalks" rocks and weeds and not a single tree for shade. With that said, the teachers are wonderful, the support staff is attentive and loving and the children are learning.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2012
I think this school is great. The kids perform at a very high level in English and Spanish, especially if they are in a specialized program like ISP or gifted. The school ranking is lower than it deserves because they take in all kids. It is a regular school that takes in all the kids in their boundary unlike charter and magnet schools that just pick and choose kids.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2011
Al Director de SCHOOL CORAL WAY K-8 CENTER La Direcci n de la Escuela N 1-385 "Guillermo Cano", sita en Guaymall n, Mendoza, Rca. Argentina, solicita a Ud. env e a ( la direcci n de correo de esta instituci n o fax 0261420140), el rendimiento (calificaci n num rica) del alumno C RDOBA, PATXI (STUDENT ID 0018816) de 1 a o (agosto 2005 a junio 2006), 2 a o (agosto 2006 a junio 2007) y 3 a o (agosto 2007 a junio 2008) Sin otro particular y a la espera de una pronta respuesta, saludamos a Ud atte

- submitted by a teacher
November 02, 2011
I personally think the school is great. Teachers and all staff are very attentive to your needs or you child's need.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2009
My two kids attended CW and it was the best instruction ever. One is already in college and the second one is a senior, their success in school started because of the great foundations received in CW.

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November 16, 2009
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March 20, 2009
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September 23, 2008
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February 11, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2008
There is a great mix of class sizes at CWE. Our daughter is in 3rd grade gifted and there are 32 students in the class. Our youngest is in 'kinder' and there are less than 20 in class. Obviously we can not speak for the entire school, but the class size does not seem to affect them. The attention paid by the teachers and level of learning thus far is excellent. Being it a bi-lingual school (first in the nation), the child has a double challenge, but it is brought in a very well balanced package, which is very well managed by the staff and teachers. Cornelis Meijaard

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December 20, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2007
This school is the worst school ever! They treat our child like they were criminals! And most of the kids lower other kids self-esteem!

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August 31, 2007
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August 28, 2007
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no rating August 16, 2007
Overall I am somewhat discourage with the bilingual program. I feel it's taking time from our children to learn more grammar and math in english than in spanish. 60% english it is not suffient time. They should have it at least 80%. Although I am bilingual myself, I see that my son is having difficulties w/both languages at the same time.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2007
Although I was thrilled about the idea that my child learn another language, I am devastated the lack of it has counted against my child. My child failed math (taught completely in Spanish), despite my constant communication with the school and extra tutoring. Tests/projects/assignments are not posted or notified to parents and they are never returned. How can we review mistakes made? We are very disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2007
My child has attended the school since 3rd grade and I am disappointed to say that the overall quality of the school seems to be suffering. The afterschool program is very disorganized and unsafe. On several occasions they have 'lost' my child, not having any idea where he was, unacceptable. Parents have a hard time getting information in a timely manner. The school seems overcrowded and overwhelmed by the vo;lume of students it has. On a good note, the majority of the teachers are excellent and dedicated and are the only reason I accept the administrative shortcomings and do not remove my child.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2007
My daughter just finished 1st grade and this school has been great. the teachers were majorly involved. However, the only thing that I did not understand was when a student is out, they can not make up the work. but over all a great school. including the office staff.

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May 29, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2007
Excellent school. Fantastic well prepared teachers. Friendly staff. The international bilingual program is outstanding, as well as the field trips. Excellent parent/teacher communication. My older son is in 4th grade and my younger in Kindergarden under special education (excellent service from OT, teachers).

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2007
Coral way is an average school for me. I believe if your lucky to be blessed with a good teacher than that is all you can rely on. I can say its a safe school and some of the teachers are great but the interaction with parents is miserable. If your a working parent it is difficult to be aware of what is going on in the school you would have to rely on your child to inform you, because notices of projects or school activities are never sent home.

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November 14, 2006
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- submitted by a student
August 20, 2006
I was very disappointed with this school.

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June 18, 2006
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- submitted by a student
March 22, 2006
This an excellent school which has proven to improve their academics every year. Their scores are getting better and better. The parent involvement is not as high as other schools but the teachers get to know their students very well. It's a pretty big school which can overwhelm younger kids. The intl program is excellent.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2006
Excellent bilingual school. The teachers are all very professional and take their jobs very serious.

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January 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2005
I think that the bilingual character of Coral Way is its best advantage. Nowadays, it's very important such an education. Don't forget. English and Spanish are the two most spoken lenguages all over the world. Our children will be ready for the future with this short of education. And the teachers and the rest of the staff are working really hard for them.

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June 28, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2005
Academic programs were excellent, especially the gifted programs, that are completely bilingual. The school played an important part in making my children bilingual and biliterate. It was actually a bit top-heavy, in that i would have preferred more hands-on activities. The teachers were very dedicated. The principal was also exttremely dedicated, and knew alot of the children by name.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2005
My son has attended this school for two years and it has been a great improvement for him compared to his previous school. His teachers have been very helpful in his advances. He loves this school.

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June 14, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 12, 2005
I am happy that are child is going to Coral Way Elementary.

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April 19, 2005
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April 05, 2005
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March 30, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2005
A great school, it was a very nice experience for me and my daughter, the school has all it needs to be a great school, i have the experience with the PLC and i can tell you that the teachers are excepcionally good.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2005
Great school, I had a great experience with my daughter in the PLC. The teachers were great and I loved working together with them.

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July 24, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2004
A traditional school with competent teachers. A lot of kids! Very nice and inviting atmosphere, although it seems overcrowded

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2004
Coral Way is a great school. It is a Bilingual school and I believe that learning two languages it is and advantage to children now a days. It also has the SIPA program for advance Spanish speakers wich is also and advatage to kids. I believe that my son is going to benefit from this school which he loves.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2004
I have had my children in this school for 5 years (ranging from my 13 year old-which is no longer there) to my 1st grader. They have excellent teachers which are very dedicated and they have a new principal on board which is fantastic.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2004
I was very happy when my daughters first started in this school. Since then, my view of the school has changed. I had a child in first grade last year which was not taught to read or write. Despite my efforts and my request to the school Principal, my child was left in the first grade with two teachers who were planning on retiring that year. Subsecuently, my daughter has struggled through second grade. I am now having to take my daughter twice a week to tutoring because of her lack of instruction in the first grade.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2004
Excellent school. Has a variety of activities.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2004
As a special education major I currently am going through teacher training courses that review the latest educational trends and research. What I have observed at Coral Way Elementary school is that it actually applies the latest in education theories inside it classroom doors. The facullty and staff are quite friendly, and overall the students look content walking through the halls of this beautiful school

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2004
I have my child attending this school. My child is in the 5th grade and his grades are okay. My child attended Coral Way in the 3rd grade and he didn't know anything in reading/writing in the spanish language and I was really please in how my child learned the Spanish language. My child's grade(s)in his other subject were fine. But the only thing that bothers me as a parent that my child needed more help in his important subject reading/math and the teacher(s) didn't want to give him help. I spoke to the teacher(s) and all they told me that the parents needed to help the child and help them every evening. I thought that was so shocking when I was told this by a teacher. I thank god that I did what I had to do for my child to give him the opportunity that his self-esteem can be high as it should be and that he can make it through his school years with his parents help. All what the school members really was interested that the students all attended school so the school can have a great school score as an 'A' school. It's a shame that our children gets help in subject(s) when is best for the teachers/school members.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2004
I, have two kids in this school..and only have very high things about this Institution. Most of the teachers are bi-lingual and teach in English and Spanish, in every school room are both teachers, which I, think is great. There is also a gifted program that have three bi-lingual teachers. I, saw kids learn Spanish and English with great facility. My kids both read and write English and Spanish. There is also a pilot program to learn Spanish after school hours 'International study Program' and at end of program 5Th grade the Spain Education Goverment, send an invitation to students to go to Spain schools for 2 weeks.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2003
This school is very oriented toward families that do not speak English but it is the school that is in our area. Spanish is not my child's first language and it is affecting her grades. Three of the classes are in Spanish. If you do not know Spanish you are at a disadvantage and should consider another school.

- submitted by a parent
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Coral Way K-8 Center
1950 Southwest 13th Avenue, Miami, FL  33145
(305) 854-0515
Last modified Coral Way K-8 Center is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Coral Way K-8 Center Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 51 reviews. Top