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PK-8
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Miami, FL
Students enrolled: 1,160
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8375 Southwest 16th Street
Miami, FL 33155

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(305) 264-4154
(305) 261-8179
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October 26, 2013
I feel that this school has a lot of potential. There are good teachers and bad ones, same for families. You will find that anywhere. The one thing that Everglades k-8 fails to do is compete with other middle schools to keep their good students. Other middle schools offer many more electives or magnet programs to keep students from drifting off to charter schools. Everglades' approach is "let them leave." Our school fails to move with the times despite the emphasis on technology. Parents and students need choices not IPADS. Everglades needs to find its niche to keep good students from leaving. Aside from students leaving due to lack of choices, good families are leaving because of the element of students filtering in. Seriously, when you start seeing 48 year old, tattooed grannies picking up their pierced ear, first grade grandson, it is time to go.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2013
Our child has begun her 4th year at this school, and we are very satisfied with the quality of the education she is receiving. No school is perfect and there are certain aspects which could certainly improve. However, her teachers to date have been knowledgeable, caring and the study material has been always relevant and challenging. Our child is always happy to go to school, which is as important as academics, although not always as happy with the amount of homework she brings daily, which doesn't leave much time for free play. The school offers a EFL (Extended Foreign Language) program in Spanish, and a Gifted Class in Language Arts and Reading. Our child participates in both programs and we are happy with the level of learning. We would appreciate more communication regarding some school events or sharing the students' achievements with the school community. The school would need a covered gymnasium to encourage more P.E./sports activities, and some recess would be beneficial for the children, although this, unfortunately, has more to do with the school system that the school itself. The level of security is adequate. We recommend this school as a good learning center.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2013
My school is amazing!! We all come together and work with our staff and parents are always so helpful. The best teachers so compassionate with the kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2013
kindergarten is being given an excessive amount of homework daily. It should only take an average of 30 minutes a day of mostly independent work. They are also receiving test on spelling words every week adding to this excess of work. By testing the spelling words in kindergarten the school is going against all mandated learning guides for the Miami-Dade county public school. I ve had various meetings with the school s faculty and all they can say is having the spelling as well as the length of homework is an administrative decision. I have met the principal various times as well. Anytime I bring up the subject, she assures me that "what she says goes, and that she will not be changing anything." Our children deserve leadership that will follow rules,listen to concerns and not overwork them just to further their own careers. Parents should not have to call the district to remind them how to do their job correctly.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2012
I am the teacher of that program and would like to clarify a few things. At the orientation meeting, it was explained in detail what the teachers would be looking for, appropriate language skills, social skills, adaptation skills, and behaviors. We wish we could welcome all 53 applicants to the program but unfortunately we can only accept 8 as role models. Parents are always welcome inside my classroom, but not during the instructional day. I can discuss any concerns before or after school hours. Most of the children that interviewed came in, participated, and enjoyed themselves. That is my goal. I want to make this a wonderful experience for the child so we can see his/her full potential and we want the child excited with the prospect of being in the class. If a child is acting in a way that may be harmful to him/herself or others, cannot adapt within a reasonable time, or seems miserable, I will most definitely contact the parent to pick up the child. I do not want to cause emotional stress to any child . My classroom is warm and inviting place where children find the love of learning.

- submitted by a teacher
May 10, 2012
The school is very clean everything looks very organized which does explain the school's good ratings. I took my son for an evaluation there. One thing that I did not like very much is the fact that the teachers do not let you go inside the class so you can know what type of environment your child will be in. Their policy is that children must get accustomed to going inside the class alone. I respected that ok. After I left my son at that school I headed back to work. Five minutes when I was getting back to work I get a phone call from the teacher to pick up my son now. I said "Wow I'm already heading to work". She very coldy said "You have to pick up your son now he hit the teacher". I agree my son's behavior was inappropriate. So I get there to pick up my son and I apologized to the teacher. She just looked at me and very coldy said "Ok thank you". I give this school a low rating for first not allowing me to go into the class and check out the environment and two for not giving me any suggestions as to my child's behavior. He has done other evaluations at other schools and behaved really good so it makes me wonder.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2012
I love this school my kids have been here four years now but This school has really changed a lot since the new principal,she never goes out of her office and a lot of parents have never met her,there's no security kids are running wild ,no supervision and one coach can't handle 500 kids .I think we need to come together to have a better foundation ,and more structured school setting for a better and safe education.

- submitted by a parent
February 29, 2012
i am an involved parent who has a sixth grader at Everglades K-8 Center. He has attended the school since second grade. I work with the PTSA, teachers and administration. Currently there are many activities for students to participate in. The music program is outstanding as is the art program. The academic program is first class and my child loves going to school. If I have a question or concern, the principal will always find time to talk to me. I am vvery happy with the school and the education my child is receiving.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2011
My children attend this school and I have been very happy with the quality of the school and the teachers (particularly Mr. Guadano). While parental involvement is substantial, many of the teachers are wonderful and dedicated and go above and beyond to help their students. I am particularly thrilled with the tremendous cultural and ethnic diversity of the school. My children truly have the opportunity to mix with and learn from children of all nationalities, colors, religions, and cultures.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2011
I have been in this school for 8 years and all i have to say is that everglades has seen better days. After the new principal the school started to degrade in almost all aspects. The math department at everglades is mediocre and many students now are in high school and barely understand half of what the teachers are teaching due to a lack of a strong math foundation. There are barely any after school activities and much of them are not worth it since they are charging you triple of what you would expect to pay at a league . Parent involvement is almost non existent and the ptsa is a joke. Back in the glory days of everglades their were so many different clubs and sports, but now every sport is a joke and ALL of the ptsa's money goes to the cheerleading program and i dont understand how that benifts the our students education. If i was a parent i would NOT let my child attend everglades due to the poor education standards. I am ashamed of saying that i am an alumni of everglades k-8 center.

- submitted by a community member
August 21, 2011
I've only been here for a couple of months, but It's so boring here. there are like no events, the yearbook entertaining, and overall this isn't a very fun school. plus when i walk to school the crossing guard is doing her job, but the security is usually gossiping with another parent. i think we should have field-trips, talent shows, and afterschool sporting events. if money is an issue then they should ask the parents who wants to be a volunteer coach, and they could always charge a dollar admission for talent shows. and they should really give more details about their rare events. they say they are going to do something, and i'm always asking, when and where. this school needs a lot of improvement.

- submitted by a community member
July 03, 2011
this school deserves an a+ its the most incresible school ive ever been too i was in it for a year an some months unfortuenatly for me i had to trnafor because of where i lived but i made the most amazing and awsome friends there i miss them so much and i hope i could see them again especially the teachers are amzazing in this school i highly recommend it to any child they will have the best time of there life in this school i love the p.e teaches themusic teacher im not too fond about but not all schools are perfect i loved this school and i hope my kids can gp to this school when they are old enough because i want them to enjoy this school like how i did

- submitted by a community member
February 15, 2011
My daughter has been going to this school since kindergarten & is now in 2nd grade.she is in the gifted program since first grade. Being my first child I was eager to enjoy every moment I could with her. This school is nothing I ever wanted for my child. This school lacks activities for holiday's as well as parent evolvement opportunities. My daughter's teacher for gifted is the only thing I can say is an A+ about this school. The security conducting traffic morning and after school does a horrible job!!!! She is too busy finding gossip in the neighborhood! It will break my heart to take my daughter out of this school because she is close to her friends, but I believe charter school is going to be our best option.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2009
Everglades is an A rated school and the teachers care about their students.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2009
im an 8th grader in this school im so sad ths year im leaving. ive been i9n band and have had alot of fun in p.e. this good and to me the best teacher there i mrs.churcill although i dont have her i make the time in a day to see her she rocks, ive never met a teacher like her.

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May 21, 2009
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April 28, 2009
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March 25, 2009
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February 20, 2009
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January 25, 2009
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October 05, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
no rating August 25, 2008
Everglades K-8 Center under the leadership of Dr. Doylene Tarver has been rewarding for all students, faculty and the Weschester community. She is truly the principal who really cares if the children suceed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 18, 2008
As a former student at Everglades, I must say that this school has its good and its bad. It is a small school, meaning that there are more chances that a student gets individual attention from parents and counselors. The teachers are very prepared and knowledgeable. They actually know what they are talking about. The counselors actually try to create your schedule and accommodate everyone. The counselors are always available to speak to, and they will listen. They put together great activities like book fairs, pep rallies, and motivate the students to excel. However, the school is a very controlled environment. I think in my 5 years there I only saw 3 fights, and they were taken care of extremely quickly. Yet, if a student continues with the feeder pattern into Miami Coral Park Senior High School, they enter a larger school with less of a controlled environment. Also, there less opportunities to compete in athletic events unless thestudent is enrolled in a PE class

- submitted by a student
May 08, 2008
i am a student at Everglades k-8 Center (i am in middle school) i have to say that we have the best teachers at our school and i learn alot P.E has to be taken in both 6th and 7th grade. i actually enjoy going to school since the taechers make it fun to learn they just dont throw you everything at once they explain it untill you understand it. the teachers here make learning fun and not boring. my favorite teacher at this school is Ms.Chuchill, my langusge arts teacher she is the best and the nicest teacher i have ever had. my other teachers are good too like ms.collier, mrs.pedraja, mr.guadano atc

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April 15, 2008
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February 27, 2008
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September 26, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2007
All I can say, we had our first year of chess. Im very happy with the support we got from everyone. I thank our state governer,for giving our kids programs to grow. You the parents make the different

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June 01, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2006
The school during the year 2005-2006 has improved somewhat. I still feel that parent participation is not encouraged. The principal talks the talk but not the walk. Dr Traver also says her door is always open but not her ears. Children in kindergarten and first grade do not have physical education because 'it is not important', yet the U.S.A has a large increasing amount of children that will be overweight. Too much is placed on tests and children are not really learning to read and write. In younger children too many subjects and not enough comprehension. The results of this failure will soon be seen.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2006
Academics are strong, but falls short on creativity. No sports except through paid after-care program. Band program is small. Parent involvment is good.

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March 06, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2006
This school is excellent, the administration does a very good job of challenging the students and the teachers are always willing to talk to parents. The school in itself has a very home like feel since most students have been there since kindergarden. Music and Art are taught at Everglades and PE is required up to Middle School where it becomes an elective. The staff is corteous and treats the students fairly. Overall an excellent school.

- submitted by a former student
August 19, 2005
The administration does a great job at challanging our kids and leaving no child behind. The principal is very energetic and is visible all the time. The teachers reflect the energy and are very enthusiastic about teaching.. (Happy teachers + Happy students= success).. Great learning environment. We are definetly happy to be at Everglades K-8.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
My stepson Anthony has been attending Everglades for 4 1/2 years. He has come a long way, thanks to the great ESE teachers. The staff everyone from the security guards to the principal have been great. Last year, I needed to change Anthony from a classroom and placed into a more appropriate one for his level and it only took one week for that be effective. They are there to listen and resolve our issues and concerned for the well being of our children. This year my little princess Gabriella is s roll model for Pre-K with Ms. Dawson, and Ms. Arlene,whom are the best. Hopefully, I will get the same great outcome from Gabriella. May you keep up the good work and being an 'A' school.

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May 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2005
This year is the first year my son attended a public school and my daughter started pre-3. We were concerned if our son would adjust to the environment and specifically test and pass the fcat. Without the superior support of the teachers, staff and dr. Tarver and her crew, adrian would not have passed the fcat. He loves the school! thank you everglades as for my daughter she attends l.E.A.P. A new program for typical and mildly autistic children. Sofia has grown so much this school year. She loves her friends and ms. Dawson, ms. Arlene and ms. Arla are superior teachers! what a wonderful program. Sofia has learned a great deal and has grown intellectually beyond my hopes!

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December 06, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2004
The school's rating has gone down the past few years. It's definately not what it used to be. There is not enough homework and my child has not been challenged enough this year. I believe the school has the potential of becoming again an A school, but its up to the faculity to do so.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2004
This school was average. I'm glad we switched to Ponce De Leon. Some like it there, but its not for us.

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October 10, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2004
Very good school. The curriculum is excellent and they have great teachers who are very involved with the kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2004
I am hoping that with a new Principal, parents will be more welcome at the school. In this school and in most of Dade County parents are not welcome to be part of their childs education. I am sure Dr. Doylene Tarver will remedy this.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2004
I think this is a very good school. But, I have to agree that they do not want the parents involved at all. I think this is no good for either parent, child or teacher. I think we should do something to change this procedure.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 01, 2003
This is my daughter's second year attending and thus far I have no complaints about the teachers. However, I must say that many times I have seen the administration not allowing parents to become involved with the teachers as sometimes is needed. This is very frustrating for the teacher, child and the parent!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2003
The teachers are great but the administration does not welcome parents. They make parents feel like outsiders. Not a friendly school like it once was. They keep sending new principals to this school and each one makes more distance between the school and the parent. Since the teachers are good you just have drop your kid off and get out of there.

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Everglades K-8 Center
8375 Southwest 16th Street, Miami, FL  33155
(305) 264-4154
Last modified Everglades 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.
Everglades K-8 Center Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top