Students enrolled 1073
School leader MS. MORAIMA ALMEIDA-PEREZ
Transportation options Yes
District Dade County School District
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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9300 Southwest 79th Avenue
Miami, FL 33156

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(305) 271-5061
(305) 273-2132
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Map of Kenwood K-8 Center address.

4 stars
Based on 78 ratings

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June 25, 2014
I love this school. My son has learned so much. Everyone is very friendly. I do not worry about his safety, because I know he is safe.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2014
I hate this school because my son got bullied by these kids that were really mean to my son. Also i don't even know how my son got bullied because he is a very nice kid. What really got me disappointed was that the teacher left the classroom. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2014
Great Teachers Best School in Miami. Great it has the best elementary school GO COUGARS

- submitted by a community member
October 09, 2013
The comments written in the most recent rating seem to be enveloped in a personal vendetta against the administration. It is unfortunate they have chosen this venue to air their malignant attitude. The comments are not only upsetting, but are erroneous as well. I am a parent at this school and have not experienced any of the dissatisfaction that has been posted. My child is receiving an excellent education at Kenwood. Furthermore, the teachers my child has had have been amazing! These teachers go above and beyond what is expected of them. They have always been professional and I have only had positive experiences with each and every one of them. Those teachers that are in constant turmoil should seek employment elsewhere so they do not contaminate the good that is going on here.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2013
Kenwood is truly an amazing place. In the face of limited budgets, increased competition from charter schools, and ever-evolving requirements for accountability, this school has maintained a tradition of excellence that bring distinction to its almost 90-year history. A powerful teaching staff, a dedicated and passionate administration, and an active parent community keep this school functioning at a very high level. I chose to have my children attend this school, and they have blossomed in high school as a result of their great experiences at Kenwood. There may be no such thing as the "perfect school," but Kenwood is certainly close!

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
Kenwood is a great school, the teachers are super the installation are clean is a very well keep the admin staff are very professional and helpful Mrs. Moraima the principal is always around and also with time to hear the parents thanks my older daughter was graduate from here and she cry because she have to leave the school now my youngest is in third grade with Mrs. Leal and she is happy also Mrs Pedrique and Mrs. Rosenthal are super nice and very professional dedicated to the students

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2013
I have heard so many good things about this school that I was anxious for my daughter to get started. So far my first grade teacher is very caring and professional. Today is the third day of school and it seems like this is going to be a great teacher for my daughter. She is a new teacher but great Job so far! However, my experience with the staff in the main office and especially the after school care director has been very uncomfortable. Attitudes are extremely lousy and the year just began! They act as if they are doing the us parents a favor to give us information or that we are dumb not to know all their rules by now. I am a new parent and I will be rating them regularly (every month or so) if my time allows. I just hope that someone in administration or from the district office (next door) reads this and talks to them about proper manners and communication skills, especially with new parents! We are not your enemies!

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2013
I am not one to write reviews but I had to after what I went through last year. My son started first grade and as per the teacher he wasn't doing well. We met with her and the assistant principal several times and although he was very open to helping she was not. I started going several times a week to the class to volunteer but also to see what was going on. The teacher never taught!!! She only wrote page numbers on the board, had the kids do the assignments and then gave them the answers. When a child asked a question she would say "you should know that by now". I ended up taking my son out of that school and placed him in a private school (which thankfully wasn't as expensive as the well known ones bc I wouldn't have been able to afford it) and he thankfully learned in a few months stuff he had not learned here and passed first grade. The teacher was there to collect a paycheck and didn't care about her students. I will be writing to the school board and sending them the different report cards so they can see and hopefully things change bc they surely protect their teachers even when the teachers don't care about their students

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2013
My advice to parents who need to work & don't have the luxury of spending all of their time fundraising for this school is to not send your precious children here. The office staff/teachers are extremely lazy, you will spend hours after a long day of work trying to teach your children what they should have been taught in school, the teachers don't take responsibility, they favor the kids whose parents are classroom parents, allow other kids to check your children's homework, the office makes small children call home on their own when they're sick, they let them walk home alone even when you specifically asked they not be released without you,allow your children to be bullied or bully your children themselves, the after school is a joke where your children play in the dirt while the counselors hang out, no support services or enrichment programs.Your concerns get no follow up,no security at the school, roaches crawling everywhere, the school looks run down, the AC breaks down frequently.You're lucky if you end up with a handful of teachers who care. Don't stress yourself/your kids, take your children to a school that won't be emotionally damaging and will actually help them learn.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2013
mi hijo e hija concurrren a esta escuela, hay exelencia en cuanto a los maestros ,pero en la administracion como los principal y asistentesde losprincipal,les falta educcion,comprension,malos tratos hacia los docentes desde su autoridad y hacia al alumnado, he visto como gritan y empujan los directivos a los alumnos con problemas de conducta.es indignante observar dichas actitudes de quienes deberian organizar y educar a nuestros hijos.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2012
My son got bullied in this school as well. Teacher left child alone in classroom so he wouldn't be bullied!!!! He was a kindergartner!!!! Insane!!!! Principal didn't believe and defended her school and teachers. The vp was great he was real understanding but couldn't do much when principal wouldn't do anything to sport him or my son. I would NOT recommend this school to anyone!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2012
Great School - Nice and friendly staff, Excellent teachers, safe environment for both my daughters,,,,, awesome school. Keep up the good work...

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2012
I had the same experience with this principal,my son had been bullied in this school.The Principle got very defensive and said there is no such problem in her school.the teachers the same.i pulled my son out of this school.

- submitted by a community member
February 12, 2012
Parents if you are looking for a great school; secured, qualified caring teachers, amazing staff and direction, you are looking at the right schoolfor your children. Of course, ONLY if you are an involved parent, that have made efforts to know your child s teachers and have worked together with them to ensure your child is receiving the best education, THEN you will be able to appreciate this amazing school and stand by for it the way we are. Parents, take this advice from this parents whose children have been going to Kenwood since Kindergarten and they are almost finishing Meddle School now; doing extremely well in school and in everything they do. My husband and I could not be happier with this school, not only because of the high quality of the education our children are receiving but also for the opportunity to have made long lasting friendships with wonderful kids and their families. That by itself deserves our A+.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2011
I find that for the most part this is a very good school with the most caring teachers I've ever met. It is unfair for parents to write negative reviews about one experience, I'd like to hear the positive also. No school is perfect, however this school offers VERY good EVERYTHING. As a parent you try to find the best school for your child and this school definetely is for me and my three kids. My oldest attended 3-8grade, my second and third are in elementary grades...veyr happy and successful thanks to the positive environment of the professsional caring teachers they;ve had. I am VERY happy at this school!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2011
I was in utter disbelief as I read the previous comment. I teach with the fourth grade teacher the parent is referring to and have only observed her to be kind, patient and genuinely concerned for her students' academic as well as social progress. The previous post is grossly irresponsible. I implore you to go back to your child's teacher and open the lines of communication. It is the only way to address conflicts. There is no isssue that can't be resolved through discussion. If you don't agree with each other, continue the conversation by validating each others feelings and continue from there. Teachers are pulled in many directions; by the state, county, administration, parents, and the children themselves. We can not please everyone, but we certainly aim to try. As a teacher at Kenwood, I ask that you refrain from teacher descriptions. We adults need to set the example in proper conflict resolutions and character defamation is most certainly not the way.

- submitted by a teacher
February 27, 2011
I had the same experience with this principal. My 5 y.o daughter had been bullied in aftercare and did not want to go to school anymore (after 4 years of positive schooling experience in preschool). I raised the issue with the principal and she refused to have me use the word " bullying", which was acknowledged by the aftercare staff. She went along into "bullying" my wife in several occasions, addressing to her in a very condescending and demeaning manner. We had to remove our daughter from the school altogether. Our daughter was immediately relieved and reverted to her happy self during her first week in her new school, also in the public school system. This principal does not have the right character and manners for the responsibilities she holds with this position. The assistant-principal of the elementary school was more professional than she ever proved to be. He was a better listener and was more knowledgeable about students' educational and developmental needs. Unfortunately, he is not the one in charge.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2011
I too agree. After 3 months of my son in this school I pulled him out. He was being bullied! The Principle got very defensive and couldnt believe her teacher wasnt doing anything to correct problem. The teacher actually left my son 2 times in classroom alone while they played outside so "my son" wouldn't get bullied!

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2010
I absolutely concur with the two previous reviews. The principal and main office staff are definitely very opinionated, condescending, and extremely unprofessional. They tend to react defensively when you raise questions regarding your child, rather than work at solutions. They should at least make an effort to understand the individual needs of their students, instead of placating a fit-for-all mold of expectations on them. In addition, they claim to have a low student-teacher ratio, but the actual count of children per class in kindergarten exceeds the mandated 18:1 cap ratio in the state of Florida. We can only rely on transfers from dissatisfied parents to see those mandated ratios met.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2010
My child has been attending the school for 4 years as a student with a disability. I can attest to two teachers that meet what a teacher should be. The staff and principal are very opinionated and extremely unprofessional. When you state your concerns, they are very defensive. Being from out of state (Texas and Virginia) we are use to top education and treatment. Kenwood is not even close.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2010
Kenwood is one of the best schools in Miami. It is family oriented and the teachers, staff, and security are the best!. My daughter has attended Kenwood for 5 years and is now going to the upper academy this year. I love this school and any child that has the opportunity to attend this school will recieve a great education from wonderful teachers that take interest in their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
My son has attended this school for four school years, I am very please with the education which he recieves.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2009
The teachers believe, achieve and sucess learning to my daughter year to year. I am very proud of Kenwood K-8 'Go Cougar'

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
The teacher's show excellent dedication towards their kids. They communicate with the parent's very effectively regarding the kids education and how they can improve as a student.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
Kenwood has a wonderful academic and social environment. The education is top to none, with specific interest in english and math. The children enjoy attending Kenwood and have a positive outlook on academics based on the staff and curriculum. It's very deserving of recognition.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2009
like very much the teacher's & principal/admin support and efforts towards the kids education.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2009
Best school ever!Great teachers, great staff members, from security to teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
Kenwood is the best school in Miami. The teachers are the smartest and kindest.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
Kenwood K-8 Center is a family. Parents, teachers and students strive to make this school an outstanding place to learn and grow!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
The curriculum is amazing, the teachers are very well prepared to teach each child individually not collectively. There is much love and dedication seen at all levels. Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
I love Kenwood K-8 Center because from Principal, Asst. Principal, Office Staff, Librarians, Cafeteria Staff, Securities and especially Teachers they are very professionals, friendly, respectful and accomodating. Their professional way of teaching and educating my kids extends not only in the classroom but also at home by means of email communication notes.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
When a kid wants to go to school and learns, something good may be happening inside those walls. That is Kenwood K-8 Center and the record shows it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
This school is awesome, its very good because its a very fun school and very creative. Also because it has very good teacher.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 05, 2009
Family atmosphere & great teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
I think the teachers are absolutely amazing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2009
Kenwood K-8 has helped both my children to advance even though they suffer from Autism. The staff has been amazing and always helpful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2009
Kenwood K-8 is so organized and clean and safe that feels like a private school,staff, teachers, after school care, PTSA and a lot of concerned parents are what makes this school so great!!! keep the good work

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2009
I love the students! This school has great kids!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 28, 2009
I love the kids. The school has great kids. The faculty is great and works well together. The school is very welcoming!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
I have been associated with this school for 15 16 years. I had 2 kids go through the school and I still volunteer because I really care about the school. The faculty does not have a turnover because everyone is wonderful. Although the school has grown into a K-8 center it has the feel of a private school. The faculty really cares about the kids and everyone is VERY committed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
There is such an incredible energy between the administration, faculty, students and parents. Everyone at the school is really involved.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2009
Kenwood provides students with a safe and fun learning environment for all students while having a very friendly and helpful staff.

- submitted by a community member
September 26, 2009
my children can good to school and learn there studys and i can be sure that the teachers will take thier job serious and and teach my children and keep them in a safe enviroment at the same time

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
September 25, 2009
Kenwood is a great learning center. Children have received great education and everyone is very helpful

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 25, 2009
This is the best school in Kendall. The teachers are great and they work hard to get the kids to learn... I am really happy that my child goes there...... Great job.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating September 24, 2009
Administration and staff are very friendly. It feels like everyone is family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
Has a very nice and professional enviroment, and teachers staff go up to an extra mile for their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
Our school has great teachers and a great learning environment

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
Great teachers,great assistants,good school and after school programs. The kids will be prepared for the next level in their education

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
We have the best teachers and administrators.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
It's a nice & safe school for all the children

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
At Kenwood K-8 Center all children are motivated to strive to achieve their goals.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
Both my children attended Kenwood from Kindergarten through 8th Grade and I'm a proud employee. We are blessed with the most qualified and caring faculty and staff. We have wonderful students, volunteers and a very active and supportive PTSA.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 24, 2009
Nice personalized treatment to students, excellent teachers, good orientation and sound academics.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating September 24, 2009
It has a wonderful staff, its clean and its very family oriented!

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating September 24, 2009
I love the nurturing and loving staff and administration. As a mother of a special needs student and teacher. Kenwood has provided love and support for my child to learn and become a better person.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
I am biased. I had taught at Kenwood for 3 years and have the pleasure of all my three children attending. My oldest 'graduated' to high school and my other two are in middle and elementary. It is the closest I can get to a private school (especially the middle school) without the cost. The teachers are highly qualified, professionals in their fields, strong disciplinarians and love what they are doing. They portray this with the communication to both parents and students as to what they expect and what they will not. Keep up the great work Kenwood.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating September 24, 2009
I love Kenwood because it is a great school and it is every peaceful.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
It's a wonderful school that fosters community.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
Kenwood has the best teaching and learning environment.

- submitted by a teacher
September 24, 2009
Kenwood is the best school my childrens have attended. It is an 'A' school.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Great school! Very loving teachers!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating September 23, 2009
Because it is the Best school. It has EXCELLENT Faculty & Administration

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
My son is in 4th grade he transferred in the 2nd grade, the Kenwood faculty and staff made for a very smooth transition. My son is not only excelling academically he is developing wonderful social skills. My daughter just started Kinder and adores her SCHOOL. It is a great feeling to have a 5 year cheer as she drives by HER school on the weekends!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
This is a great school. The staff is wonderful, teachers really care and the communinty is amazing. I choose to put my kids here over any private school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
The school has consistently met all the state and district goals. They plan ahead and implement strategies aimed at helping all the student population.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
Excellent teachers!!! My kids are thrilled to go to school everyday.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
This school is like home away from home. We are a big family!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Kenwood K-8 Center is an awe inspiring school that expects the BEST from their students all the time. We are a seven year recipient of being an 'A' school. ALL parents and teachers RAVE about Kenwood K-8 Center. We also have the BEST, I mean THE BEST, PTSA organization in the world---they care about the faculty and staff and about the students who attend Kenwood K-8 Center!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
This is a top notch school with exceptional teachers. The children are all learning very quickly!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
The teachers work very hard and make the environment a fun place to be every day!!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
Because in Kenwood we really care about education and foster each student's academic, social and emotional potential. Kenwood K-8 Center is an exceptional group of teachers, staff and administrators.

- submitted by a teacher
September 23, 2009
I am new to the school with a 5th grader and a Kindergartner. I have found the staff and administration to be wonderful and caring. My sons have the most amazing teachers. I have felt more welcome here than we did at our small private religous school. This is an amazing school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
It is a wonderful school with fantastic teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Kenwood K-8 Center is a caring place where students learn to be great!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 23, 2009
This school is an extension of our family. It's a great community to be a part of.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Kenwood is a great school for many reasons - the most important however, are the teachers! Class rooms are smaller than the norm, and the teachers are dedicated to their profession.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Kenwood K-8 cneter is a family oriented school. We are the oldest school in the Kendall area. We have children and grandchildren of former Kenwood students. It is a pleasure to work here. The adminstrators, teachers, staff and last, but not least, studens, are the reason to make this school very special.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Teaching at Kenwood K-8 Center makes me proud. The caliber of educators, administrators and staff surpasses my expectations as both a veteran teacher and a former private school student. The environment at Kenwood K-8 Center is not only one of academic discipline and success but of nurturing guidance and personal motivation to achieve their goals.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 23, 2009
Its a wonderful school great teachers

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating September 23, 2009
Ive been teaching for 19 years. I have taught at Kenwood for the last 15 years and it has been wonderful! The staff and community are very supportive and the students are well-behaved and want to learn. Kenwood K-8 Center is an A school and we are so proud of the teachers and students for working so hard to attain this great accomplishment yet again.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 23, 2009
I love kenwood elementary because of dedication and hard work of the students, parents and staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
I love Kenwood K-8 Center because we have a superb faculty, wonderful, supportive parents, and phenomenal students. We are an A school AGAIN!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 23, 2009
I have been working with Special Needs students at Kenwood for 20 years and the Kenwood staff and student body have ALWAYS been accepting and understanding of my students, and most of all, they make my students feel at home.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
Kenwood K-8 Center has a wonderful campus and a dedicated and caring staff. Expectations are high, and students strive to meet those expectations. The parents and students are terrific. It is a pleasure to work at Kenwood K-8 Center.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 23, 2009
My son loves his teachers and school soooo much! so happy to go to kenwood k8 everyday :)))

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
The teachers are wonderful. The school is clean.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Because the teachers are well prepared and they are caring with the childrens the kids get a good educatation

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
I love Kenwood K-8 Center because all of the staff is very helpful. They get to know all of their students and parents. Everyone is so friendly and willing to take time to help out any person that is partof this huge family. Thats how everyone makes you feel all the time. You belong to a huge family always.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Kenwood has a great team that is dedicated to the students.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 23, 2009
Kenwood is a wonderful school...since we moved from NY it has been my son's school..good staff, clean enviroment, safe for our kids

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
I've been part of the Kenwood community for 8 years and have absolutely no complaints. Couldn't have asked for a better school for my children.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
I love that the teachers work directly with the parents to help make the students education a successful one.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
Its been 4 years my girls have been going to Kenwood K-8 and we love it! My girls actually enjoy going to school...I love it.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
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- submitted by a student
September 23, 2009
I am very impressed with the school organization. All my childrens teachers are fabulous, they care about the kids and it shows in thier grades and excitment of going to school. I am very happy to have my kids there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
I believe it is a great school for students and parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Kenwood K-8 Center ROCKS!!! Kenwood is a fantastic school and it begins with the amazing teachers/staff and their principal Mrs. Almeida-Perez. I have never seen such a dedicated group of teachers and staff for their students and parents as we have at Kenwood. Proud to be a Cougar parent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
I feel Kenwood has fabulous teachers who really care about their students and very dedicated. Everyone there feels like family. I find to feel very comfortable & confident with the kids in Kenwood.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 22, 2009
Its a great school with a wonderfull staff and parents.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2009
Kenwood is a fantastic school. I read the other reviews and the majority of them were accurate. Regarding the limited amount of electives, the parents wanted the k-8 so their students wouldn't have to go to the 6-8 middle school down the street that has a lot of electives but also a lot of kids and more discipline problems. The middle school has 1600 students and kenwood has about 400. I prefer that my child has less electives. If the parent who complains doesn't like this, the child is allowed to go to the big middle school. And the principal who left shortly before school started had a dying parent, relocated with his family to be closer to them, and the job opened up at the last minute. Kenwood has a dedicated principal, AP's, teachers and staff. And my child was in aftercare and loved it.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2009
Hands down, Kenwood is a great K-8 school!! The teachers and administration are dedicated to their students and there is an incredible amount of parent involvement. My daughter started in kindergarden and is now graduating from Kenwood and she will miss it terribly. My son is now in second grade and is also very happy. I am a very involved parent and have never come across any teachers that didn't care.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 01, 2009
Excellent K-8 center with private school feel to it. The school is small enough that everyone knows your child in the administrative office.My daughter attended private school from kindergarden to 5th grade.She started Kenwood in 6th and felt right at home.Great academics

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2009
My son started Kenwood last year in kindergarten. He was a transfer student from other county. He adjust himself very well and he told me that he love kenwood. Kenwood is a small school and has very nice learning enviroment. All the teachers are great. And the parents get involved a lot. It's a great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 27, 2008
I went to Kenwood for elementary from K-6th grade, and have so many wonderful memories there. Now I have 2 girls. One in kindergarten and the other just started 6th grade, and they are both accelling wonderfully. Its nice to know that they go to the school I grew up in

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 20, 2008
i ve been in this school 8 years and it is great i love it its a great enviroment too!!

- submitted by a student
January 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2007
Kenwood is a great school. The teachers are good and it has a good parent involvement. I would like this school to have extra activities such as sports for all ages. Soccer, baseball, basketball, ballet, etc are all healthy and fun activities that children should have the opportunity to play.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2007
I can't wait for next year! The teachers are also great and the events and extracurricular activities are fun, well planned out, and bring the students and teachers together.

- submitted by a student
February 01, 2007
My daughter has attended Kenwood since kindergarten. She is now in the 6th grade. All her teachers have been wonderful and qualified. They have been motivating and loving to my daughter. The school's environment is very clean and safe. It is like a private school and the administration works well with parents. The school adheres to the uniform policy and overall the majority of students do follow it. Drop off and pick up is very organized and safe for all. The middle school is comprised of most of the students who have been their since Pre-K , so the transition to middle school is much better then having your child exposed to much older kids. Academically they have gifted classes and advanced classes.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2006
My daughter is a second grader in Kenwood. This is actually her second year at this school. She attended private school for four years before Kenwood. I think this a great school with wonderful teachers, a small class size, and a great PTSA as well. Also, the aftercare is great. Even though I am a working mom, I try to be as involved as possible. This is one of the reasons I joined the PTSA, the parental involvement in Kenwood is outstanding. I can recommend this school without a doubt to any parent with peace of mind.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
Kenwood K-8 Center is a great school, which is undergoing some changes right now. The last principal decided to leave the county 2 days before school began. Luckily one of the Assistant Principals was named as the new Principal. This added stabity in what would have been a very trying time. It's too soon to tell in what way she will put her own 'stamp' on the school. The elementary portion of the school has all the traditional programs, but the middle school is limited to band, PE, computers, art and Spanish as the only electives. Sometimes students don't always get their first choice.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2006
This is one of the best school in the city of Miami. The faculty is excellent as well as the principal. The students have great manners and the security is absolutely great

- submitted by a former student
January 26, 2006
This is probably one of the greates K-8 in Florida. The programs are outstandingly complete and well designed. There are tons of extracurricular activities and the PTSA is really very involved in the school.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
When compared to other middle schools, Kenwood is superior in many important categories. However, a child's education should encompass a far greater range of activities, including the arts, sports, and socialization. The extremely limited number of electives, and the single-minded dedication to passing FCATs mean that the students receive a narrow, stressful, and incomplete education. The arts nourish a child's self esteem, and provide an outlet for self-expression. Sports and PE help keep our kids fit, at a time when juvenile diabetes and obesity are at epidemic proportions in this country. Physical activity is also shown to keep the mind sharp, and provide a break from the classroom. I urge Kenwood, and indeed all schools, to broaden their outlook and curriculum, and realize that FCAT success can still be achieved without limiting access to the arts and sports.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2006
Great school and great teachers.

- submitted by a former student
August 23, 2005
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June 16, 2005
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May 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2005
I am a mom from Kenwood my three kids went and going to kenwood is and extraordinary school I loved.

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April 20, 2005
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October 13, 2004
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August 08, 2004
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- submitted by a student
July 01, 2004
My son is a first-grader at Kenwood. I have been very pleased with the efforts of the teacher. As a criticism, I would like to point out that the first grade class had up to 32 children at times with no Teacher's Aide to assist the teacher. In addition, their AfterCare program was totally lacking structure.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2004
Kenwood is a good school but could be a great school. The teachers are great and the children are wonderful. The problems is with the lack of involvement with administration and the poor attitudes of the office staff.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2004
My daughter has been at Kenwood since Kindergarten and she is in the 8th grade this year. I have been very impressed with the quality of teachers, the one on one they give the students, the class size in the 6th - 8th grade is less than State ave., there is a lot of homework, but she will be ready for highschool and college. I am very thankful my daughter was able to attend Kenwood.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2004
My child has been attending Kenwood for 3 years now and I am very pleased with the school overall. Kenwood is a tough school but that is the learning curve that kids need in order to succeed in life (it only gets tougher as they move on and this will prepare them better as they develop great studying habits). It is the combination of the teachers during school hours and the parents time at home that will help the children to excel at school.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2004
We are new to the U.S schooling system and this may affect our evaluation. We have found the school to be too rigid. Our daughters (grade 2 & 4) have had to make a huge adjustment to the school system and 1 has had a number of detentions for not being able to keep up with her homework (which is too many hours per night), or forgetting her agenda! Huge pressure and no social time. I'm sure the academic results are good but at what cost to the child? They spend the majority of their day in this environment.

- submitted by a parent
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Kenwood K-8 Center
9300 Southwest 79th Avenue, Miami, FL  33156
(305) 271-5061
Last modified Kenwood 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.
Kenwood K-8 Center Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 139 reviews. Top