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Olympia Heights Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 529 students

 

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Posted August 29, 2014

As a former student, i can honestly say that Olympia Heights provided me with great knowledge. I loved all my teachers and the extracurricular activities were fantastic. Of course, I am now finishing high school so I can't say for sure how the school is now but I can't imagine how it could change. It was my favorite place to go to every morning and if you're thinking about sending your kids here; do not hesitate.


Posted May 7, 2014

The staff at the school is horrible. No one speaks english...the principal is rude and arrogant. avoid the school at all cost.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2010

Olympia Heights School have a great staff and great teachers, my only conplaint would be that some of the security guards are way to old and if something happends is for sure that they would not be that much help. Also the only teacher that I think is not really worth it to have in this school is Mrs.Cole, i don't like the way she teach and treat the kids so this is my only reason why I rate the teacher quality of 4 stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

'A' school, great principal, teachers and aids. Lots of wonderful programs and activities to keep the kids entertained and their minds stimulated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

My child has been bullied 2 times this year by 2 diffrent groups. It seems like nothing is being taught about bulling. Plus there's alot of favortism going on for the kids who parents work or volunter there they get special treatment. A very unhappy parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2007

Very good academic programs even though not se much extracurricular activities in the past. We are very involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2006

As a former parent of a child at this school I feel this school requires alot of improvement, not only by the teachers, but the office personnel and the administration. They do not work together, my child was failing in this school and now they are doing great at their new school. This is a small school that could have great potential but is not growing accordingly
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 15, 2006

Great school with excellent staff. Very happy parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2005

Our daughter started kindergarten this year. It has been a wonderful experience. The teachers go out of their way to help the students and parents. Our daughter has advanced greatly and we are very proud. Thanks for everything Mrs. de la Vega, Mrs. Vega and Mrs. 'B' (spanish teacher). Proud parents- Richard and Claudia.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
84%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
49%

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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "C".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 98%
White 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 53%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 68%58%61%
Master's degree 29%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 2%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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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Platinum award for excellence (2006)
  • Chess state championship K-3 category (2007)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:20am
School end time
  • 3:00pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • MRS. FRANCISCA C NOBREGAS
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (305) 221-5195

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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9797 Southwest 40th Street
Miami, FL 33165
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Phone: (305) 221-3821

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