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Winston Park K-8 Center

Public | PK-8 | 1305 students

 

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Posted November 3, 2009

Winston Park fosters an environment of creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking. The teachers are united to assure that each student feels safe, welcomed, and part of the Winston Park family. This is a school that truly puts forth maximum effort in all they do. Great team of students, faculty, staff, and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

It is a great place for childresn to learn. The teachers are very dedicated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

They have Great Teachers!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

It all begins with the Principal. This leader can lead with passion and can set priorities to keep staff focused on the most critical goal and objective. Teachers can really articulate credeble pictures and visions of possibilities that motivate each other. Wonderfull teachers they consistently seek for ways to get things done better we all can count on them with our kids when times are tough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Winston Park K-8 Center began as an elementary school that many of my friends attended as kids. It was terrific then, and has only gotten better with time. I am proud to tell everyone I know that my children attend this great school. The sense of community is amazing. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Winston Park K-8 Center is my home away from home!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 3, 2009

grwat place to work and a great school that is dedicated to it's students!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

It has a great staff that really cares about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

Great teachers and wonderful parents who are very involved at school. Students, teacher, and parents are very connected and teacher-parent communication is emphasized and promoted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

We have the best group of teachers we incorporate the best of everything to9 bring love to our students. The students love and appreciate reading they have found that reading takes you to places you can only imagine...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

Awesome....excellent....the best fourth grade teachers!!! Guess Who!! Yeah you are right!!! Mrs.Blanco, Mrs.Febles, Mrs.Jackson, Mrs.Felder, Mrs.Guitian, Mrs.Raheem, Mrs. Izquierdo, Mrs.Brown, and Mrs.Hernandez!! All the teachers in this school rock!! Kindergarten through the Middle School!!! Go Wildcats!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

Winston Park K-8 Center has the most dedicated group of teachers I have ever encountered. As an educator, I know quality when I see it. These teachers educate the whole child, caring not only about their academic development but also at their social and emotional well being. Every child should be as lucky as the students that attend Winston Park K-8 Center!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

What can I say? Winston Park has the most educated and professional group of teachers, the most inspiring and eager group of students and the most school spirit I have ever witnessed! I am proud to say my child is a student at Winston Park and I wouldn't dream of sending her anywhere else! Go Wildcats!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

The halls of Winston Park K-8 Center are filled with enthusiasm and a thirst for learning. For years, a culture of excellence and perseverance has been established and it is truly a privilege to be a part of it all. Students are eager to come to school each and every day and it is evidenced by our great attendance records. This amazing team of teachers and staff work hard to instill a love for learning and quest for knowledge. Go Wildcats!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 2, 2009

I have been a teacher at Winston Park since the school opened over 30 years ago. It's a great place to work. The community is very involved and interested in the success of the students. Many students have finished here, gone on to high school, college, and married, and moved back to the neighborhood. Now their children are attending our school. We have a great faculty and administration. They are always willing to help the students. I think Winston Park K8 Center is the best!!!! We would definitely put the money to good use to help our students!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

I love Winston Park K - 8 Center because it is a excellant place to work at. It is like a family. It is the best.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 2, 2009

I couldn't have asked to be part of a better school than Winston Park! The teachers here go beyond what is expected of them and they make students their number one priority. Winston Park is the best of the best! Go Wildcats!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

Winston Park K-8 Center is a great school that has a loving environment. My child loves going to school. When she returns from school, she loves to reinact what she learned that day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

The teachers, students, parents, and community members work very hard to ensure that the students have the best education possible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

The teachers are very giving. The parental conatct is amazing,. My two children attend winston park and i would not change a thing
—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.

About these ratings

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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

137 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

136 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
92%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
53%
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 53% in 2014.

141 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
68%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

155 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
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 47% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

166 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

157 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

164 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
88%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%
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

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
Hispanic 91%
White 6%
Asian 1%
Black 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 23%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%58%61%
Master's degree 29%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%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 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. RAQUEL PELLETIER
Fax number
  • (305) 386-5684

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13200 Southwest 79th Street
Miami, FL 33183
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