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Kenwood K-8 Center

Public | PK-8 | 1073 students

 

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2011:
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Posted 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


Posted September 23, 2009

I love kenwood elementary because of dedication and hard work of the students, parents and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 23, 2009

My son loves his teachers and school soooo much! so happy to go to kenwood k8 everyday :)))
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

The teachers are wonderful. The school is clean.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 23, 2009

Kenwood has a great team that is dedicated to the students.


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 23, 2009

I believe it is a great school for students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted September 22, 2009

Its a great school with a wonderfull staff and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


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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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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