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Kenwood K-8 Center

Public | PK-8 | 1073 students

 

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted September 24, 2009

Kenwood is the best school my childrens have attended. It is an 'A' school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

Great school! Very loving teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

Because it is the Best school. It has EXCELLENT Faculty & Administration
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 23, 2009

Excellent teachers!!! My kids are thrilled to go to school everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

This school is like home away from home. We are a big family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted September 23, 2009

This is a top notch school with exceptional teachers. The children are all learning very quickly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

The teachers work very hard and make the environment a fun place to be every day!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 23, 2009

It is a wonderful school with fantastic teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

Kenwood K-8 Center is a caring place where students learn to be great!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 23, 2009

Its a wonderful school great teachers
—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.

About these ratings

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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%

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 63% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
79%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

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

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
94%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 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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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
Hispanic 80%
White 11%
Black 5%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 12%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 62%58%61%
Master's degree 26%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 4%2%1%
Other degree 8%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. MORAIMA ALMEIDA-PEREZ
Fax number
  • (305) 273-2132

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Internet access
  • Playground
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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9300 Southwest 79th Avenue
Miami, FL 33156
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