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Madie Ives Community Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 727 students

 

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Posted April 22, 2010

There are so many wonderful things about this school and their teachers - not everyone might have the same experience as we've had in the last two years. The A.P. is VERY involved and loves the kids. The curriculum is very thorough & my daughter doesn't come home with anything she did not learn in the classroom as H.W. Let's see how 2nd grade goes next year! Excellent school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

My son attended Madie Ives for a short period of time in Kindergarten, thank goodness. The curriculum was great, however, the kids were bullys. The learning environment was very disruptive. The teacher was unattached to her job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2009

I love this school, My daughter is attending there and has since Kindergarten she is now in the 3rd Grade, My experience with the school has been great her teachers have and are really involved with the students, make a great effort for the students to succeed and really care about educating the Kids and their future, My daughter reads at a 5th grade level thanks to the attention and cirrculum of the school and teachers, I am very sad that this may be my daughter last year there, I really concerned about finding a school that will compare with the level of education and great experience that both my daughter and I had here. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2008

Hello, I am a parent and this is my son's first year at Madie Ives. His K teacher is a wonderful person, and my son loves it here and i do also I am a member of the PTSA and they are great as well....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2008

I am a parent of 2 kids at Madie Ives. Their K, 1st and 2nd grade teachers were excellent. My daughter's 3rd grade teachers do not seem to be that good. Lack of extra curricular activities. Too much emphasis on FCAT and not other subjects such as science, music and social studies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2008

Terrible education, terrible teachers, and unsatisfactory learning conditions. Too bad that there is not a rating below no stars.


Posted June 18, 2006

Very good school. Teachers are highly qualified.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2006

Very excellent school. My son loves it here. Principals, students, and teachers believe in achieving the best and continuing there efforts to remain an A school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2004

I would rate this school good, because of the teachers. So far, my child has received two of the best teachers that were committed and involved in their academic structure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2004

Madie Ives is a great school, with wonderful teachers who are committed to your childs educational achievment. I was very disappointed in the after care program, who was very unprofessional and uncommitted to child safety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2004

We are parents of 3 children at Madie Ives. We started at Kindergarten level and now the eldest child will be graduating this year 2004. We had an outstanding experience at Madie Ives with the Principals, teachers and staff. These teachers are highly skilled and take a personal interest in the academic achievements of each child. You become 'family' to the Madie Ives Team. We are proud to have been a part of the Madie Ives Family and enjoyed being a part of the PTA. We congratulate the teachers for their outstanding work and generous efforts as it reflects in our childrens' academic abilities today. We look forward to spending the next 2 years with our youngest children before they graduate. Madie Ives will be in their past but never forgotten! Keep up the good work !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2004

I want to congradulate all the staff members from Maidie Ives Elementary for a well job done with my daughter who is now a fith grader at Maidie Ives. I want to thank Ms. Zerquera, Ms. Colon, Ms. Mora, and Mr. Kallan for a well job done. My daughter made it to the Assistant principal honor roll twice because of a well job done with the beautiful staff at Maidie Ives. Ms. Mora and Mr. Kallan keep up the good job. Great job with my daughter. You guys are the best teachers that I ever met. Also Ms. Zerquera. Thanks for all your help and support to my daughter. -Ms. A.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted October 29, 2003

my daughter is currently at madie ives and I think that the teachers there are great and caring. Good Job for all the teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2003

I have had two sons pass thru this very poor excuse for a school. My youngest just entered middle school and I was concerned that if I contacted the school on various issues that it would come back to haunt him. If a parent has a choice to send their child to Madie Ives or another school, which I didn't, do not choose Madie Ives.I could write the sequel to War and Peace!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2003

My daughter is going to be in 5th grade. She had awesome support from the 4th grade teachers. They all helped to improve her test scores. 2 of the 4th grade teachers especially worked together to ensure exciting l. One teacher had the advanced group and they both helped the kids to achieve their potential.. I had both of my kids in a magnet program, and put them back in Madie Ives because I knew they would learn. Thanks teachers for giving both of my kids a positive experience. also, I know that they would not have had that experience without some of my involvement. I think the school would benefit from more parental involvement, that involvement has been lacking and those of you who can should get involved. sit in the class of 30 mins to see what is going on. I sat in on the fifth grade science class with my son, he was proud and the teachers are always happy to see you there. thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2003

I think this school is well on its way to becoming a great school. It has come a long way, and the new administration is much better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2003

The school has potential to do better with the right leadership! Get the community involved even the businesses around you! Parents needs to be more involved in order for the school to develop in the school we want it to be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2003

I think when it comes to choosing teacher,they need to be very careful of who they are choosing especially kindergarden teachers. I am very dissapointed with my daughters kindergarden teacher. She is cold,rude,and uninviting for a kindergarden teacher.She does not know how to communicate with others.She is not suppose to be a kindergarden teacher.I very dissappointed and I'm even thinking of removing my daughter from maddie IVES.


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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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
46%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
86%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
54%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
99%

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

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 74%
Hispanic 18%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 3%
White 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 13%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 59%58%61%
Master's degree 35%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 4%2%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • DR. TANYA R BROWN-MAJOR
Fax number
  • (305) 770-3740

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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20770 Northeast 14th Avenue
Miami, FL 33179
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