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Everglades K-8 Center

Public | PK-8 | 1160 students

 

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Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted January 7, 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


Posted December 1, 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


Posted 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.
—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.

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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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

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 63% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
90%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
50%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

136 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

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 81% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
67%
Biology I

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

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
91%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 96%
White 3%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 26%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 55%58%61%
Master's degree 43%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%2%1%
Other degree 1%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 8%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • DR. LILIA A DOBAO
Fax number
  • (305) 261-8179

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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8375 Southwest 16th Street
Miami, FL 33155
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