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Miami, FL
Students enrolled: 479
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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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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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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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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.

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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 17 reviews. Top