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Miami, FL
Students enrolled: 662
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5757 Southwest 45th Street
Miami, FL 33155

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(305) 665-5483
(305) 669-5401
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Map of David Fairchild Elementary School address.

April 14, 2015
This is a small community school with excellent teachers and administrators. The PTA is consistently upgrading computers and staffing the Reading Lab. The teachers are always available and go above and beyond to help all kids reach their full potential. Everyone in the main office is friendly and all administrators are willing to speak to the parents at any time. We moved here specifically for the school and I am so thankful that we did. The one negative is the cafeteria monitor/YMCA employee. She means well but has absolutely no patience with children. She screams constantly and belittles the children. It makes it unbearable for even the parent volunteers to sit in there. To top it off the children have just conditioned themselves to just ignore her so it is chaotic unless the principal is there. Besides that one issue, I am thrilled with the school, the teachers, the parents and the amazing children of DFE

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October 18, 2014
This school is great! They have amazing teachers that truly dedicate themselves to the best learning for all the children. My kids have been attending for the past 4 years, and it has been great. I have dealt with the Vice Principal, Veronica Recio, and she is very compassionate and understanding.

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April 10, 2014
This School is awesome! It has a very nice family feeling.The Principal is "on duty" 24/7. The teachers are great, very caring and well prepared. The PTA is amazing! All the Staff is great, except for one lady at the Cafeteria. (She is always yelling at the kids and blowing a whistle as mad) It hard at the beginning, but at the end of the day, most kids learn to ignore her Thanks David Fairchild for being a nice place for our kids to grow!

- submitted by a parent

October 30, 2013
We love this school! My daughter is thriving as a new 2nd grader. The principal is very hands on, faculty and staff across the board are professional and very caring. It has a private school feel at a public school cost, small so tight knit community, organized and active PTA and overall a wonderful place for children.

- submitted by a parent

July 15, 2013
Best school in the United States. An "A" school for 14 years. Terrific staff, very involved parents, great community involvement. Located near the University of Miami and Miami Children's Hospital.

- submitted by a community member

January 14, 2013
I went to David Fairchild in the early seventies. Back when us kids where droped off right in front of the school. No fences, no cops. just a beautiful little school. If anyone remembers Mrs. Hammond as the principal. Very classy lady. Even I as a kid noticed that. Fond memories. Will live in me for a life time.

- submitted by a community member

May 09, 2011
Fantastic school. I went there as a kid and i had such fond memories. My kids were struggling at Ludlam with fights, bullying and lack of learning. I got fed up and we moved specifically to this area because of David Fairchild Elementry. My Daughter has excelled and is now going to a magnet program next year for 6th grade and my son (3rd grade)who was reading at a first grade level at the start of the year has caught up. Best school in Miami. A private school environment w/o the cost.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 05, 2009
I've had 2 kids go to the school and cannot wait for the 3rd to start next year. Principal and teachers are excellent. 100% parent involvement. Best kept secret of the public school system. Should be rated a 10

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 27, 2009
I am very happy with this rate the principal,parents,teachers and students have work really hard.I believe

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January 14, 2009
My son is learning so much in this school. The teachers and leadership are outstanding. Parents are very involved in the school.

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no rating
September 24, 2008
The Leardeship of this school is very active, competent. The parent involvement is excellent. The teachers are competent, caring and involved in the cild'd learning. The principal is wonderful and hard working. I just love it, its my daughter's home away from home.

- submitted by a parent

August 09, 2007
Excellent and friendly staff. Exceptional parental involvement.

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April 22, 2006
This is a 'great little school.' With a student body of only about 500, this school has managed to keep an A rating for over 5 years consecutively. The principal is great, very approachable and attentive to the needs of the students. The academic programs are solid R-R-R, no nonsense newfangled stuff, just solid basic educational material. There are many educational enrichment programs though such as chess, martial arts, ballet and acting offered as extra-curricular activities for a nominal fee. Some of the buildings are getting a little old, however, new buildings are being erected, and the older one are kept neat and clean. The student body has a good mix consistent with the surrounding community. Our son has enjoyed going to school there. We only hope that his middle school is as good as his elementary school was.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2006
This is a wonderful school to place your child in. The teachers are very qualified and prepare students for the world!

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January 18, 2006
The sweet little school that could

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October 18, 2005
David Fairchild is an excellent small town style school. What's great about FAirchild is the level of parental involvement. They also have a program where there is one class per grade that gets additional spanish instruction per day. This class is limited to students who show academic abilities that will allow them to keep up with an accelerated curriculum as well as the spanish add on.

- submitted by a parent

July 10, 2005
David Fairchild Elementary is a rare gem in the maze of todays public schools. Small in size but big on quality this school under the leadership of its present priciplal, Mr. Kinney, has achieved a degree of quality only barely matched by some of the more expensive local private schools. The emphasis is on basic academics. The 3 R's are greatly stressed without sacrificing other subjects like science, social studies, music and the arts. The school offers many extra curricular activities from chess classes, ballet, karate etc. The campus is safe and well kept. This little school was a God send to us for our son.

- submitted by a parent

March 20, 2005
I love this school! It is a welcoming environment where parents are encouraged to be part of the learning process. The administration is as helpful as can be and it's obvious their main concern is the safety and education of our children. I would recommend it to anyone, without a doubt!

- submitted by a parent

February 05, 2005
Excellent parent participation Efficient and caring teachers.

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September 28, 2004
So far, so good! We are not very far into the school year, but so far I have been very impressed with my child's teacher, and the programs offered at David Fairchild. There also seems to be a lot of parent involvement.

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David Fairchild Elementary School
5757 Southwest 45th Street, Miami, FL  33155
(305) 665-5483
Last modified David Fairchild Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
David Fairchild Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top