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Winston Park K-8 Center

Public | PK-8 | 1305 students

 

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Posted October 20, 2014

I enrolled into Winston Park 8 years ago and graduated last year and I miss it more than words can explain. I had a couple bad experiences with both students and teachers but in my opinion, that can happen anywhere, and it was nothing too horrible. My elementary math teachers were decent, and as a result I can't add as fast as I can multiply. Fortunately enough, my middle school teachers were almost all great. However, I had advanced/gifted classes. My friends who had regular or intensive classes always complained that their teachers were bad and never taught anything and never gave homework. I was always given a reasonable amount of homework and did fairly well at the school. If you or your child has regular or intensive classes, you might like to consider another school. Many of my friends complained that their teachers made simple lessons or concepts that I was learning a lot harder for them, and I've seen it myself. As far as the advanced/gifted teachers, my middle school math teachers were really really great and I cannot stress it enough. The environment of the school is okay, sometimes things happen but overall this school is a good school if you make the best of it.


Posted June 23, 2014

I do not recommend this school at this point with the principal present, which does not resolve issues of bullies kids. My grandchild was physically attack last year and noithing have been done about. Meetings were promosied with the superintendents, super visor of south district no one have contact us.


Posted June 22, 2014

ive been going to this school since kindergarden, and i already gruaduated this school. now im going to be a junior this yr, in sunset. i have to say i miss. ms febles!! so much she was my favorite teacher i loved her so much. i really wish shed come teach at sunset. i had her and ms.Gaitian for 4th grade :( -suhah. Ily ms febles.


Posted April 22, 2014

The math teacher i had is very horrid. She taught us material that will last one day then the next day we get a test. I don't know if its only me but i think you need to teach the material more so we get familiar. The 8th graders made me feel really uncomfterable and asked really awkward things.


Posted January 5, 2014

This school is awesome! I love Ms. R. Ruiz and Mrs. Febles! She is an amazing teacher! I feel great at the school with my friends! We have basketball, volleyball, and football teams. Not only that, we have cheerleading teams from K-8 grade! I'm a proud Wildcat!


Posted September 7, 2013

Winston Park K-8 is an excellent school. My daughter has recently started 6th grade there. The teachers, staff, and administration have been incredible at making my daughter feel comfortable in middle school. The transition was an easy one for all of us. The Principal is visible and easy to approach. Both of the AP's are out and about and involved with the students and parents. The PTSA is active and have planned many fun activities. My daughter actually looks forward to going to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

i am a student here i am in sixth grade and this school is amazing!! i know evereyone here prek to eighth grade!!!i have been here for 8 years!!! teachers are great!!! best school ever!!!!! i had the choice to leave to many different schools and i deceded!!!! best school eva!!!!!


Posted May 1, 2012

Mi hijo tiene 11 anos y esta en WP desde pre-escolar, desde su primera maestra hasta la de hoy han sido especiales, siempre voy a agradecerles a ellas y a todos en general el haber dado a mi hijo la mejor educacion, todo su carino y dedicacion. Gracias por preparar un futuro maravilloso para mi hijo!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2012

My kids go to this school. I've been satisfied for several years until the new Principal Mrs. Blanco arrived. She is unaproachable and rude. She is media hungry and feels she is above parents and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2011

I went to the school and I'm so glad I left. The teachers are great but the students are horrible. It isn't a friendly environment and at times you aren't able to learn. Happy to be gone!


Posted June 15, 2011

I just graduated from this school and words cat explain how thanked ful I am of spending all my elementary & middle school years there all the teachers are sweet and teach in a very fun matter making it easy to understand the staff is wonderful always there to listing Winston park I'm my home away from home and I'm going to miss it terribly it has though ne to be the grown lady I am today this school is truly a great school and once a wildcat always a wildcat :)


Posted August 19, 2010

This is an excellent school. My son came to this school for the 3rd grade. At that time, he suffered from a speech impediment, although attending expensive tutoring services each afternoon. My son is now in the 8th grade. He attends advance placement & honor classes, and is a member of the National Jr. .Honor Society. We owe his success to the dedication of the teachers and staff at Winston Park K-8.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Winston Park has been my home away from home for over 15 years. All four of my children have attended and I think it is the best school with the most dedicated teachers. I wish the class sizes were smaller, but I realize that it is not the principal's fault. It is up to us as parents to let our legislators know that we are not happy with their lack of concern for education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

I am so happy with the school discipline and staff professionalism.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

This is a community driven school with strong support from our PTSA, parents, neighbors, students, and teachers. It takes a community to raise our children.


Posted April 20, 2010

As a proud WP Wildcat teacher of our sixth-eighth graders, I can say that our teachers are outstanding. Truly, students here are cared for and taught extraordinarily well. They foster friendships and nurture them, a lot of them since Pre-K. While this is a public school, there is a parochial feel to it in the sense that 'everyone knows your name.' From the kind, helpful, in-the-know ladies who work in the main office to the knowledgable administration to the caring, hard working teachers...Winston Park is truly a special place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2009

This is my daughters first year and coming from a school that had only 16 students in the class, Im not thrilled with Winston Park. There are 36 kids in the second grade and has 2 teachers. However you cannot control that many 7 yr olds in one room. The math is the same math she learned last year, and the language arts is really easy. She was doing harder stuff in first grade. The security of the school is great and the new principal and vice principal seem really nice and committed to doing a good job. I just wish the classes were smaller and the academics more rigorous.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2009

My daughter is in the first grade and in her 2nd year and WP. Both she and I are very happy with her progress and the schools emphasis on learning and achievement. I dont see as many activities 9i.e. ice cream socials, movies in the field...) as i did when Ms. Virgin was principal, but hopefully Mr. Diaz will soon catch on to the wildcat spirit and realize a lil social activity for the kids helps there overall learing experience and enthusiam towards school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

The teachers at Winston Park are dedicated to the students. They go above and beyond to expose the children to many opportunities insided and outside the school. My child enjoys coming to school each day and that is a blessing to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

Winston Park is truly a community school where parents, students and teachers come together to make the school better and enhance the education of the children. This can be witnessed from the way events are held, the way the parents get along with each other and the responsiveness of the teachers, their willingness to help and inventive ways they find to teach our children. We now have a new principal and he has done a great job so far. The previous principal knew each child, their grades and how they behaved. Kudos to WP and Faculty!
—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 66% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, 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
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

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

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  • Gymnastics
Girls sports
  • Tennis
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13200 Southwest 79th Street
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