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Silver Bluff Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 583 students

 

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17 reviews of this school


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Posted November 7, 2013

My child attends this school and I think it is an exceptional school. Dedicated teachers, small school where administration knows all the students, loving and caring environment.....what more could a parent ask for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

My daughters' school is Silver Bluff Elementary. I am very proud that my daughters go this school. It is a very personable school, and the teachers are dedicated to their students learning and well-being.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2013

my boy has been there since kinder!!this year he is in fifth grade,last year at that school.I learned and I can see that every time he bring me his grades and his FCAT . I always get in touch with the teachers that he had and every time something happened to him they let me know immediately.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2013

Silver Bluff Elementary in Miami, FL This school is amazing from the teachers, staff, students and parents. Everyone is very involved in school spirit and finding ways to keep our children learning for a better future. I recommend this school not only because of its environment, but because I have noticed how much my 5 year old has learned in such a short period of time. There is great communication amongst teachers and parents and this to me is extremely important.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

My little girl has learned how to grow and be a better person atthis school . She is running a gread of A's and B's and has learned how to use her skills in the class room very well and also out side the classroom very well. Silver Bluff Elementary Keep up the good work with todays youth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2009

The faculty of this school provides no support for students or parents. The administration is quick to request evaluation of your child without first providing other alternatives to improve the child's moral or focus on education. I should have learned from my first son that this school has no patience to deal with children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

Both of my children attend Silver Bluff Elem. and I must say moving down to that area was my best decision ever made. I have never seen so many caring people before. The teachers in this school are very dedicated to the children. There best intrest is knowing that all the children are learning at the same pace. I love this school and I'm so appreciative of what they do for my boys. The entire staff at Silver Bluff is doing a GREAT JOB!!! Thank you all so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

I had a very good experience with Silver Bluff Elementary, unfortunately I had to transfer my children to another school this year because it was closer to my job. Silver Bluff is a great school the principal and her staff are the most competent people I have ever met and let me tell you my kids have been in private school too (Lincoln Marti). The school was going through some renovation last year but it looks great and it is always clean. I looked in the kids bathroom and notice that they also keep this area very clean. My kids loved it. They were very sad when they had to transfer to another school and leave their teachers and friends behind. I do recommend this school to any parent. Your kid would enjoy the teaching techniques and sports. Hope that future parents would enjoy Silver Bluff Elementary as we did. Thank you,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2006

Great School..Teachers are well knowledged, the office staff courteous, fantastic Principal, outgoing Asst. Principal very involved, the cafeteria ladies are great very concern that the kids eat...Bathrooms are cleaner this year, they painted the school. Thou they need to improve on the parking when dropping and picking up the kids 'No where to park' and you can always get a ticket.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

The building structure is clean and updated. And the neighborhood seems secure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2005

my daughter has attended this school for the past 2 years and she has been earning excellent grades, the teachers were great. They were very involved with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2005

Wonderful school, best quality is music program, dedicated teachers!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 31, 2005

The school has improved in a lot of areas, but it still lacks of sufficient security and supervision. The portables are incredibly disgusting and the parent involvement is almost non-existent. School events are almost never announced with enough time to plan attending them. They try to make it look good, but when it comes to parents-school relationships they fail miserably. Another thing is thet they do not have gifted program/teacher for the kids in K-2 grades. They only have one teacher for kids in 3-5 grades. Other schools I know with less resources have gifted programs for kids starting since Kinder. Another problem is overcrowded classrooms. Where are they putting the kids for the new pre-k program? I don't see the physical space for that!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2005

This school has the potential for so much yet it fails to deliver the goods. The student lack supervision and therefore are left to fend for themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2004

This school has been a big disappointment! This is my son's first year and he will not be going back next year. I don't think that there is enough supervision for the kindergarten kids. The kids are allowed to go to the rest rooms without any supervion, in the cafeteria they are also left with hardly any supervision. I have addressed this problem, and all they do is blame it on the school system. I think that is just an excuse. Something has to be done.My child came home the other day with half his lunch, when I asked what happen he said he could'nt finish it, someone spit in it. That is another... according to the teacher she has kids with behavior problems. My son comes home every day with a different complaint. It's ridiculous. Tis would not be happening if there where enough supervision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2003

My son has been in this school for the past 6 years (kinder thru 5th grade). It is a great school but security could be better and needs to be upgraded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

This is a great school, but security needs to be upgrade.
—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.

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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 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
49%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 61% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
24%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
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 "B".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 State average
Hispanic 94% 29%
White 4% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Black N/A 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races N/A 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 57%58%61%
Master's degree 36%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 7%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 8%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Maria C Mason
Fax number
  • (305) 854-9671

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2609 SW 25th Ave
Miami, FL 33133
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