The jury is still out for me. It seems as all my daughter gets is worksheets in class. She says the teachers sit in the back and play on their computers or phones....no teaching....and she is getting 13 + hours of homework per week and that is a lot for a 10 year old. I will give it a little more time and see how it goes. I am talking about Somerset Dade....I have heard much better things about SOMI
This school has the potential to be great, however it lacks in the number of student assigned to a class. My child's class has a total of 27 kids for one teacher, with that many students, no teacher could help a child one on one.
There is only about 50 kids in each middle school grade - they use worksheets and computers. I pulled my kid out after k-5 to attend middle at Jorge Mas Canosa and am SOOO glad! She came home the first day exclaiming that this year she would get to dissect a frog, build a bottle rocket, and she has a science lab where they work with chemicals for their experiments. Somerset would never have given here these hands on experiences. They just use text books and worksheets. The only extracurricular class for mid school is putting out the annual year book. They have 24 kids to a class and no class aids for the younger grades. The school is clean, each room uses a promethian/smart board. turf instead of grass, only grades 1 and k allowed to use the playground equipment. the rest only can run around on the very small patch of turf. there is no balls or other playground or pe equipment. for pe they run laps a lot.
my son has been in the school since it open in this new location. This year he starts middle school. It is with great pleasure and respect that i commend and compliment the principal, assitant priniple, office staff, teachers and all personel of the school for their dedication and care to their students. thank you the Perez family
The administration is wonderful and most of the teachers are fantastic. There always seem to be a few that slip through, especially with this hiring freeze. We've been very happy here. Please take note that they are better equiped to handle average students and not those with disabilities.
it is an excellent school!!! My daughter started this year in K and she loves the school and the teacher. the principal and the staff are very involved. i like the way that they teach.
I think this is a great school. My daughter started in K and is now in 1st grade. The first year was not that great as the kindergarten teacher has no personality at all and never greeted me as a parent. This year my daughter is so much more comfortable and her teacher is awesome. I had a problem with the sand on the playground last year and saw an improvement. Its really a big inconvenience trying to get a park in the mornings. There is too much traffic and only one way in and out. There should be better accomodations. Overall the academics is great. My daughter has learned alot and i like the way they teach. The principal and most of the staff is very pleasant. I think its a great idea that staff stands outside in the am and pm to supervise the kids.
my daughter began with Somerset since it opened. She loves the school , the teachers, and all her frends. I couldnt ask for a better school. They really do care about out kids education..
It is a fourth year for my children attending to Somerset, is a great school. Every year they are improving. The Principal and the rest of the stuff are very helpful and friendly.
I think this is a great school they are very attentive to the students and next year I hope to sign my son up to this school next year, I love this school!
Academic programs are great, Fcat scores are high, extremely safe, teachers/staff are caring. My boys could not be happier, and the are A students, We are very happy at Somerset!
Great school. Principal is a great leader always wanting to be involved. She takes the time to listen to parents. Teachers gives you a very personalized treatment.
Our kids have been in Somerset for 2 year's, they love it as much as we parent's do! They are doing agreat job!
Somerset is by far the best school any parent can send their kid to. They teachers and office staff are wonderful. The parents are involved in all aspects of the school. It is a wonderful school and they excel in everything they do.
Parent involvement is phenomenal. Teachers treat each student individually and work with each student differently depending on how they learn. School staff and administration work with parents on a very positive level. The school has a very contagious positive atmosphere! My kids love waking up in the morning and going to school.
My son used to hate to go to school until he started attending Somerset Academy. Now he is eager to get there in the morning. The school security is wonderful. Teachers and staff are very friendly and work closely with the parents. Parent involvement is extraordinary. Extra curricular activities are wonderful. Somerset Academy is an A school.
Great parental involvement. Lots of activities to participate. Safe and secure environment. Caring personnel.
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