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Students enrolled: 442
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4545 Southwest 104th Avenue
Miami, FL 33165

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(305) 221-0284
(305) 220-4902
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Develops respect: Neutral
August 27, 2015
there is a considerable effort made on the part of all the teachers who in my opinion deserve to get paid a whole lot more for their efforts and hard work. I doubt that any of them have time to belly dance given the work they have. Perhaps the Principal could devote more time and pay attention as to what parents are saying and why so many teachers and parents have left and are still leaving.

- submitted by a community member
Develops empathy: Agree
August 27, 2015
We believe that the teachers are teaching the students to be kind towards one another, but anytime you have too many students in a classroom you are going to have problems. I'd like to know where our tax dollars for education are invested in. I'm sure as a business owner I'd be able to allocate enough to ensure that education is and always should be a number 1 priority.

- submitted by a community member
Develops honesty: Disagree
August 27, 2015
The website isn't accurate. Where is the Yoga teacher, where is the garden. Where are the KG teachers you claim to have? Please update your website and update your school.

- submitted by a community member

August 27, 2015
First of all why isn't English spoken at all school meetings? On school grounds it should be the language spoken. If a group of parents doesn't understand English then a separate meeting should be arranged to accommodate, the translations are not accurate and it leaves English speakers with less information. When we try to reach the Principal for urgent matters it is impossible to speak with her. Perhaps less belly dancing and more administrative duties for which she has been assigned to for the past 3 years will help get this school the good grades it deserves. We had an "A" school. Why hasn't anyone updated the webpages, the information is inaccurate and misleading. Thus my next point, the website lists 3 KG teachers, only one is available for a group of 42 youngsters. I'd like to see a more enthusiastic principal who can seriously bring Tropical Elementary back so that parents and teachers can do the work that must be done to ensure success to all.

- submitted by a community member

May 09, 2014
If you are looking for a school that encourages children and parents to work together with the teachers, this is not the place for you. Unfortunately, this school year has taken a horrible turn for the worse. Parents have been alienated away from the school, some of the activities such as Muffins with Mom have been cancelled without any notice, the only activities that seem to not be affected are those by the PTA to collect money. It is a shame to see the school's morale deteriorate in front our your own eyes and have no help as it is management that is responsible...

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September 19, 2013
This school is good in spite of the horrible lack of leadership on the part of the school principal, Mrs. Miah. Were it not for the outstanding teachers at this school it would be a horrible failure. The principal has managed to chase off some of her BEST teachers over the past few years and has replaced them with new teachers that won't stand up to her horrible decision making. Beginning this school year, she has enacted numerous draconian policies aimed at inconveniencing parents and excluding them from the educational process. She has refused to allow access to the school to even parents who have registered as volunteers, refused to allow parents to park in the open parking spaces to walk their children to the front door. In other words she has displayed a pattern of behavior aimed at alienating parents from this school. Don' t let her polite sweet demeanor fool you, she is a very calculated and conniving person.

- submitted by a parent

July 03, 2012
Has anyone had problems with the office staff? Are they helpful, friendly? I need to ensure so I can be mentally prepared for when my child starts school. Thank you

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April 06, 2012
Too bad that the principal Yubeda Miah has no social skills whatsoever. She is rude and unprofessional. Parents watch out. Other than that some teachers are great , the really good teachers left. Not a surprise considering how "great" the administration is.

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no rating
March 04, 2010
The school itself is great. The faculty is amazing. The staff workstogether as a unit. Unfortunately, I have noticed a decline in teacher participation and enthusiasm. I am also not happy with the administration this year. I think the teachers are a little different this year because of the administration. Hopefully the teachers don't change too much! But other than the administration I truly love the school.

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March 02, 2010
I am so happy with this school and the teachers.My daughter is in third grade in Ms.Medinas class.Wao what an excellent teacher,very organize,sweet and commited to see her students do well. My daugther is so happy she wants to be a teacher like Ms.Medina. The principal and all personal are very good .Iam so happy my daugther and son are in this school .

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no rating
June 05, 2008
My 2 kids went to Tropical since Pre-K and they loved it. Teachers are great and even custodians are very good. They had a lot of activities where everyone at school got involved and kids enjoyed. The new assistant principal is very helpful and fun. We love u all! My kids wouldn't be at a better school. They just graduated this year and didn't want to leave. There is a lot of good memories. Gelma Morejon-

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April 24, 2008
My daughter has beenin this school since kinder, she wil be graduating this year, the teachers are very good, the staff in general is good, the only exeption is the new principal, unfortunately she could not care less about the kids or the school, going to her with a problem it is a waste of time, it is a shame Dr. Irons is no longer there

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December 19, 2006
My son has gone to Tropical for four years. He is developmentally delayed. His teachers have been uniformly excellent. For the most part they have used an inclusionary program that has been very helpful to my son. The school has an excellent Principal and staff and is very well run. I will miss Tropical a lot when my son graduates this year.

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2006
Tropical Elementary develops a social and academic climate that gives students a strong feeling of belonging; students feel proud of their school, feel they belong;feel they are wanted and nurtured by the school. They have high morale due to the cooperation of teachers, staff and parents who work closely together to provide the best school environment for their students. Tropical offers appropriate supervision so that only those persons eligible are found on the school grounds. Students are given, on a continuous basis,instructions as to how to respond to visitors on the school grounds.It is a great school.

- submitted by a parent

August 03, 2004
Excellent school. Staff is very professional. My child is blind and was treated equally among the other students. Her teacher worked hard and very patiently with my child. School is very highly recommended.

- submitted by a parent
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Tropical Elementary School
4545 Southwest 104th Avenue, Miami, FL  33165
(305) 221-0284
Last modified Tropical Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Tropical Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top