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17661 Southwest 117th Avenue
Miami, FL 33177

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(305) 238-3602
(305) 233-0991
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July 10, 2014
My 2 sons went to this school for Kindergarten and Pre-K. What a horrible experience to see the beyond dirty cafeteria floors and classrooms. It's to be expected the kids would get sick in this environment. My older son skipped by (barely) with a teacher who couldn't control the classroom and my younger son who is autistic was completely neglected and ignored. Being autistic is difficult enough and sending him to a program that is "specialized" for these kind of kids should be comforting but it was torture to know that my son would come home starving and with a dirty diaper. EVERY picture taken at that school is showing my son with a dirty face. I would NEVER recommend this school. All complaints and not very much was good.

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June 08, 2013
Mis dos hijos fueron a esta escuela y nunca tuve problemas la escuela es buena y los maestro tambien todo depende de la preocupacion de los padres y del estudiante ,tengo muy lindos y gratos recuerdos los maestros de experiencia la gran parte de ellos tienen muchos a os en la escuela a todos gracias.

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November 28, 2012
This school was a great school back in the 80's & 90's. My personal opinion is if ur child will b there for Kinder & 1st grade is ok, after that, b prepared to deal with more than u bargained for. NOT a A school. U will b teaching ur child more than they learn in class. No good afterschool program, they DO NOT teach or help w/homework. I'm going to remove my child from this school. She'll b better off at another.

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August 22, 2011
My 4 year old daughter, who was supposed to start her first day of Pre-K today, walked out of the classroom this morning and the TWO teachers that are assigned to that class had no idea where she was or what had happened. Needless to say, I have signed my child out of that school and will be sending her to a private preschool. What got me heated to a boiling point was the lack of concern on their part, they had no clue of what was happening and acted as if I was over reacting. I'm sure they would OVER REACT if their child had disappeared and the people that were entrusted to care for her had no idea where she was too. The principal is about as clueless as the teachers, showed no concern at all, the only thing he could tell us was that there is only 1 security guard, who was chatting with some other guys instead of watching the hallways, etc. I am just disgusted with the entire school, they are a disgrace.......

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August 15, 2011
My child has been there 1 year, and really i just don't see the learning! everything my child knows is because her parents teaches her, the teachers are lazy, there are no extra-curricular activities. i would like to join the PTA but for some reason i have no motivevation! And the new principle has NO idea!!! can't wait to get my child from there.

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October 16, 2010
I attended this school from 3rd to 5th grade, i completed 5th grade in 2004. I left that school completely unprepared academically for the magnet middle school i attended [Ammons]. I had excellent grades in their Gifted program, and i recall never doing any work in that school. I would relax for hours, which is probably the cause for my poor math abilities now that i am a Senior at Coral Reef. I also never felt right in that school. Very negative impression on me as a child. I hated this elementary school and would never send a child to it. Even after all these years, it haunts me.

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June 20, 2009
my daughter is in this school since 3rd grade she is now in gifted and got every question on the science fcat correct this school is a very good school and the teachers are extremely nice

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July 23, 2008
My child has been in the School since PRE-K. Back then, it was great. He is now in the second grade. All I can say, if you have a child with special needs, this is not the right school. The ESE teacher is excellent, but the administration including the Principal, lack exprience, and they do not back up their teachers.

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no rating
September 18, 2007
I love this school, specially Mrs Ortiz.

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August 08, 2007
love the School and staff specialy Mrs. Lopes from K-5

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July 28, 2007
This USED TO BE an 'A' school! Don't know what went wrong, but now my kids are being given the choice to switch to a better school thanks to No Child Left Behind. Mind you, the school recently underwent a principal change (for the better, I believe), but his tenure at this school is way too short to evaluate further. With that said, the school is still REALLY lacking parental involvement - the PTA is not strong AT ALL. There are NO extra-curricular activities, the new building's 1st floor smells like a toilet, no motivation for students to achieve higher standards, no organization, inadequate parent parking/pick-up/drop-off area...this school leaves much to be desired, stemming from administrators down to security personnel. Needless to say, I am beyond disappointed in this school and will be moving my kids OUT.

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September 18, 2006
I think that school is excellent. All teacher are very friendly and have higher qualification. They are very exigent with the homework and discipline. I'm very pleaser with this school.Thank for all the teacher.

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July 05, 2005
Good School, consecutive A in FCAT. My son went here from K5 to Fifth Grade. No major complaints.

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May 09, 2005
Like the idea that same grades, even though in different classrooms are visiting the same topics at the same time during the year. Very good after school care program.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
April 20, 2005
They are an A+ school ans they have an excellent after scholl program with the YMCA.

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April 18, 2005
Miami Heights offers art and music starting at the pre k level. There is a PTA, but there isn't that big push to get greater parent involvement. More music concerts or art fairs would help in that area. The gifted program in my opinion does not challenge my child enough..

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February 04, 2004
My son has attended this school since Kinder, now he is on 5th grade. I have see the improvement on this school has with in the last 6 years. I thought the remodeling was going to be done for this year, unfortunally is not, this will bring a big plus to the school when it gets done. Great leadership from Ms. Coffey as well as Ms. Aballe, previous principal, together as a team they made this school a big A school. This school also have great teachers as Ms. Agostini, Ms. French, Mr. Brown and Ms. Berdejas, just to mention a few of them. Great office personal, the staff is very helpfull and always looking out for the kids interest. I got to spend a few minutes in the office yesterday I was able to see how much they do care for the students as well as the safety.

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February 02, 2004
I Have my two kids at Miami Heights Elementary since kinder. My oldest one is now in 3rd grade. For the past two years I have been seen lots of improvements on the level of education. I really want to say that the hiring teacher s process is really good. My kid s teachers and I always work out together to benefits my kids; they are on top of my kids and not all the teachers does that. I'm very happy with Mrs. Robotham which is a great teacher she is doing her Master in reading and that is a big help for all the students in her class. Congratulations!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 29, 2004
Old, unkept school, classrooms too crowded, Afterschool activities poor, Disciplinary regulations for attendance not enforced, After School program poor, no security, no constructive activities. Parent/Teacher comunication not fostered. ESE program poor, aside from a few good teachers, most look like they don't care about the student and no motivation. School need to improve on nutrition.

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December 03, 2003
Three children attended your school at some point. My 10 year old is there now. He's struggling a little bit. You have improved so much since the oldest two has moved on. Keep it up. Some parents still have hope.

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June 18, 2003
Old, unkept school, classrooms too crowded, Afterschool activities poor, Disciplinary regulations for attendance not enforced, After School program poor, no security, no constructive activities. Parent/Teacher comunication not fostered.ESE program poor, aside from a few good teachers, most look like they don't care about the student and no motivation.

- submitted by a community member
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Miami Heights Elementary School
17661 Southwest 117th Avenue, Miami, FL  33177
(305) 238-3602
Last modified Miami Heights Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Miami Heights Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top