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Norland Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 629 students

 

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Posted July 28, 2013

I use to go to this school and I must say that they have great teachers and very respectable students and staff .The teachers make sure there students pass the F-Cat and have managed to keep a B-average.If your looking for good schools' in Miami then please choose Norland Elementary School.


Posted February 13, 2013

This is my daughter's second year at this school. She is in second grade. The only good thing I can say about this school is that I loved her first grade teacher and I like her second grade teacher. Other than that, this school is absolutely HORRIFIC. The parents are the problem. This school is FULL of kids whose parents don't care about raising model students. This school is over-run with disrespectful and rude kids. Attend just one school function and the parents will show you where they all get it from. Pick-up and drop-off is a joke with all of the rude, inconsiderate and erratic drivers. I overheard a parent complaining about the school's new safety policy and aside of sounding completely ignorant she was yelling at school staff in front of students, including my daughter. The phrase "no home training" comes to mind, except for the fact that the kids who attend this school learn to be the way they are by their own parents. This school is a JOKE. That's the nicest word I can use.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2011

My son had been attending Norland Elementary for 3 years now, and I must say that this school is excellent. The teachers actually take time to make sure all students are learning. I have no complaints whatsoever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2008

I have to say that I'm really proud of Norland Elem., At first, I didn't want to send my child there because of all the rumors I heard. My daughter attended K-5 grade and the teachers were excellent. I have to give it to the 3 grade teachers, all the hard work and extra effort they provided to make the kids pass the F-CAT
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2007

We are new to the school this year and must say that when the children are dismissed there is no control as to where they are suppose to go. They come out from the school main entrance which is very narrow and parents and or children are all in the way. I don't see my son's teacher so that she may say to him 'is that your mom who is picking you up' they just come out without any supervision at all. I am very concerned because anyone can come and pick up any child without anyone seeing what is happening. I say this is very upsetting to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2006

I'm a second grade student and I am glad that this school has gone from a B average to an A average school. Thanks to our wonderful principal, teachers and our great students of Norland Elementary School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 3, 2006

Norland Elementary is a excellent school which rated a B average in 2004-2005 school year. Both of my kids loves the school. The school offers a gifted program and provides extra curriculum to meet the child's needs. Weekend classes are also offered. The teachers are wonderful and very friendly. The principle shows great interest in her kids and strives to become a grade A average school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2005

If you're looking for a great Pre-K ESE 1/2 day Reverse Mainstream this is the school in Miami. My son went to the program last year. Linda Alvarez is by far the most carring and motivated teacher. She calls parents and e-mails them all the time to inform them of what the children are doing and how well they perform. This school cares so much for their students that they have a contract that the parents must sign at tthe begining of the year that states you make sure your child does his home work,gets addicuate sleep,has 3 meals a day,read to them daily,and tell them that you love them every day. The ESE class is so good that this year I allowed my typical daughter to be the rolemodel for the Reverse Mainstream class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Norland Elementary School is a great school. The principal is wonderful and very approachable, she is caring and committed. The school is blessed with great PTA leadership and they firmly believe that parental involvement is the key to the success of each student and the school. All parents are encouraged to be a member of the PTA. We strive always for a family-like environment conducive for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
45%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
72%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
34%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 91%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 2%
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 96%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 65%58%61%
Master's degree 35%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 0%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

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  • MRS. KAREN S POWERS
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  • (305) 651-4553

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19340 Northwest 8th Court
Miami, FL 33169
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