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Oxford Academy of Miami

Charter | PK-8 | 246 students

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
Based on 10 ratings

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Posted April 6, 2014

Of the various schools that I've worked at, the professional environment here feels like a family. it's a pleasure to work here, I don't feel on my own as a teacher, the parents/students are a blessing to work with. I enjoy every day and thank God and my principals for the opportunity to work here.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 3, 2014

We have been with Oxford for 5 years now and could not be happier with the school! The teachers are extremely dedicated to the students and work very well together. The feeling is that of a strong team. We feel our children are learning very valuable skills (in and out of the classroom). Our children have found much success at Oxford Academy of Miami - year after year they have out-scored the average scores (for all state testing)- we are very grateful for the education - obviously Oxford is doing something RIGHT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2013

I am part of the massive parent exit of Oxford Academy, I don't know what kept me to stay in the school for so many years. Now that my children have moved to new schools they are struggling with Math & Reading, while in Oxford they were A's students and now are working below average. I can't stop to think that I was blinded by the "small classroom" philosophy that the school offered while thinking that they children were up to date with the rest of the schools in the academic side. Oxford children are below aversge. Very sad
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2013

After many years of supporting the school, we have decided to move. Oxford cannot compete with the other charter schools. There is no doubt that OAM has great teachers; however, the school administration lacks of finances to purchase essential things, like books. We wish to see one day OAM to become a great school. On another note the PTSO president is a joke and everytime she gets, she talks bad about the principal with every parent willing listen. I believe that it is time for her to leave the chair and have a parent who believes in the school take over. Good luck OAM!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

Oxford Academy of Miami has had its share of obstacles to overcome but the school always faces its challenges and comes back stronger. Our parents are involved and invest their time and energy to see the school continue to grow and succeed. The school is a community that works together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

my school is an ***A*** school teachers at oxford academy of Miami are very good with the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2013

My daughter has been doing great ever since I put her in this school. She has improved in her reading & math skills 100% due to teachers that dedicate to help the children do better. Im now going to enroll my 5 yr. Old in Oxford and I know she will also love the school and teachers. Everyone is just wonderful keep up the good work. Hope the school keeps improving and moving forward. This new school year will b great 2013-2014. To all the new parents you will not be let down u will love the school and staff and see a difference in your child's learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2012

I being in Oxford for now 4 years. I like it, because by now everybody knows me and know my kids. The school is ok compare to most of the regular public school out there. The only compain I have its that the principal should make teachers payroll a priority and maybe that way we could keep the good teachers. I the fact that we have lost some many good one and they all leave for the same reason. Eventhough, the principal and all her friends dont have the honesty to admitt it. Hopefully things get better and we get to stay for more years to come. P/S. I believe putting Mrs. Urquiza to teach was a big mistake. She doesn't have the patient and it's always complaining about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2012

We who withdrew are happier! The grass is greener on the other side! Principal and teachers are amazing at our new school!!!! Thank you for doing so bad that we all left!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2012

My daugther has been in Oxford Academy for three years now and she is doing great! Currently her class has only 14 students which is a plus. I believe that the principal is doing an excellent job together with the teachers and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2012

This is our 3rd year at Oxford Academy. My children are doing very well academically. Test scores say it all. The teachers are very highly qualified and the principal has a very good eye in choosing them. A small class size is always a plus! You can't beat it! We are a K-8 and hope to be a K-12 in the future. The parent involvement is great and strives to be even better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2011

We are now a K-8 school!!!! AWESOME!!!! That's one of the reasons I decided to put my child in Oxford. We are so happy!!! Couldn't ask for more, or perhaps just ask for a little bit more of parents involvement. The PTSO is doing an excellent job!!! Let's support them. Also, the people who have withdrawn their children are really not aware in what they're missing, THE GRASS IS NOT ALWAYS GREEN ON THE OTHER SIDE, you just need to see the grades on your child's report card that's what is important!!!! By the way the administration is doing an excellent job!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2011

The size of the school is a plus, classes are small and your kid receives more attention this way. The environment is safe and friendly. There are lots of activities, and fundraisers that celebrate school spirit such as no dress code day. Howeve I consider having a 'nerd day' inappropriate. I cant understand why would a learning institution mock intelligence, or perpetuate a stereotype that ridicules being smart or socially awkward children. I think encouraging this type of event - especially at such young age they dont even know what a nerd is?!- might send the wrong message . There are other themes such as pajama day, or crazy hat day, dress like a historic figure etc. Lets stay away from negative stereoptyping.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2011

Great teachers left or were let go due to administration. I withdrew my child because I don't feel comfortable having my child in a school were administration and teachers do not see eye to eye. It is very sad because it was a school with potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2011

I love this school. I am glad I made the decision to put my child at Oxford rather than the home public school. Many great things are happening and more to come. But the only complaint I have is that I wish for the teachers to dress for success. I believe the teachers should also be required to wear uniforms as they are our children's role models and authority figure while they are in school. The sneakers and flip flops should be kept for the weekends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2011

I am at loss about the criticism. This administrator and office manager have gotten a 6th grade added, and are now working very hard to get a 7th and 8th grade. This means our children will get to stay with their peers all the way through middle school. All this done without an assistant administrator and running a 200 child school. You want warm and fuzzy home school, you want a great education and safe environment then let them do their jobs and judge by your childs education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2011

I am very pleased with this school, the teachers and administration have been so helpful and understanding. You will not find the warm caring atmosphere at another school. The principal cares about each class and puts forth her maximum effort to run such a good school. The receptionist has always been very helpful with anything I have needed as well as all the teachers. It is a good feeling when you can drop off a middle school student and know they are safe, unlike many other schools. I am looking forward to my child finishing middle school here and hopefully even high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2011

Teachers are amazing, doesn t matter if your kid is in Kindergarten or fifth grade all the teacher know your child. The classroom size is small, no more than 16 kids per class, teachers have the time to know your child s strengths and weaknesses and are able to work at the pace of each kid. Principal is doing a great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2011

Oxford Academy of Miami is the best SCHOOL I've found for my daughter does not understand how other parents can criticize Mrs KLINEDINST if she is doing her best work. For me has been the best and from us about the teacher or say are highly qualified in all respects
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2011

Overall, I am happy with this school. The teachers/ administration really care about the ongoings of the school- and it shows. Between award ceremonies, field trips, and all of the extras that the school provides, the children receive a well rounded experience. FCAT scores may not be the highest, but the school doesn't seem to cater as much to the FCAT, unlike many other schools who postpone all activities until after the FCAT has been taken. For those parents whose children aren't able to receive more extracurricular activities, Oxford parents usually receive a discount for children at the JCC. About the principal- I really couldn't care about her being approachable or not- she seems to be a top notch administrator. I have addressed my concerns with her about the school before and she takes them all seriously and respectfully. She has a lot on her mind! She's trying to run our school, not run a bff competition. :) My desire for the school is this- I wish the children had access to foreign languages. 2x week in Spanish is simply not enough, esp. when children can learn so fast. I have noticed that many schools are running a EFL program (Extended Foreign Lang)- wish we had it, too.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
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 61% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
33%
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 52% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%
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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
n/a
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 51% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 "A".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2009-2010.
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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.

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n/a

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n/a
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 State average
Hispanic 71% 29%
White 18% 42%
Black 9% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian N/A 3%
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 54%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 77%58%61%
Master's degree 23%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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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • AYP (2007)
  • AYP (2010)

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Angela Klinedinst
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (305) 598-4475

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
School facilities
  • Computer
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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  • Very committed parent group! Low staff turnover! Small school only 350 will be accepted (Bigger is not always better)
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10870 SW 113th Pl
Miami, FL 33176
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Phone: (305) 598-4494

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