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South Miami Heights Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 654 students

 

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Posted August 9, 2007

Well I as a mother I think that this is a great school the teachers are great! they work hard and they try to keep in touch with the perents and i think that they work on a good inviroment I'm absolutly happy thank you to all the staff and teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

When my first son started Kinder garden at SMHE, I was very happy to find a caring and professional teacher like Ms. Nixon. Not only was she finishing her Doctoral degree in education, but she has a God given love for her students. My son not only learned a lot in her class, but also learned to love going to school. Thank you very much Ms. Nixon. There is still some work to be done at the school. But I didn't hesitate to enroll my second son at SMHE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2004

My son started SMHE in 3rd grade. I am happy to say that the transition went very smooth, thanks to some good and caring teachers. He has just graduated from 5th grade and I can assure parents just coming in, that this is a good school. Mr. Roberson(the principal) diserves alot of credit, for he does his job very well. You always see him around, he interacts with the children, and he's attentive to the kids needs. As a parent I tell you have no fear to send your child to this school, they will be in good hands.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2004

It's easy to sit here and try to rate the school your child attends but in reality - shouldn't the school ALSO rate the parents? It's not all about the school or the staff, which in this case my hat goes off to Mr. Roberson for his dedication. Yes, in my opinion the school needs some improvements - primarily in the Teacher Quality but overall the question is not how good the school is but How are we parents working with the school to better our child's education? As a working, single parent I will say - it's not easy but we are who are children will become.
—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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
89%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
51%

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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
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 "A".
  • 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 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 77%
Black 19%
White 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 171%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 240%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 77%58%61%
Master's degree 21%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. SUZETTE M HERNANDEZ
Fax number
  • (305) 233-7632

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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12231 Southwest 190th Terrace
Miami, FL 33177
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