My children attend this school and I have been very happy with the quality of the school, and the leadership of the teachers (particularly Ms. Guadagno). Her involvement was substantial in my son's success last year. Her dedicated went above and beyond, and because of that he is very confident, successful and now loves going to school. I am particularly thrilled with the tremendous cultural and ethnic diversity of the school. My children truly have the opportunity to mix with and learn from children of all nationalities, colors, religions, and cultures. Thank you again.
I love this school my daugher is in 2nd grade this is her first year she came for a charter school and I prefer this public school 100% she loves that her teacher teaches in both languages spanish and english and I love that too :)
This is an amazing bilingual school with hard-working teachers and staff. The students are taught higher order thinking skills and challenged daily with their classwork and home learning assignments. The students graduating from this school have been said to be the most prepared when entering middle schools in the feeder pattern. The school has excellent programs for the students as well as for the parents.
This is my daughter's 3rd year at the school. She's had amazing, wonderful teachers. I am a very involved mom. I go to field trips, field day, etc., but I feel that public school doesn't do much activities to get parents involved. Comparing to other friends and their schools, I think more should be done about this.
For any parent of an ESE/EBD student: If you are unhappy at your childs current school I would recommend their ESE/EBD program to everyone the teacher and aide for K-3 are by far the most professional and loving teachers a child can have. I am very pleased with their hard work and effort to help your child excel. I have no words to ever thank them enough for their hard work with my child!
This a fabulous school. The entire staff makes you feel welcomed and the adminstration is always available to assist with any and all concerns. You truly feel at home there.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas is a great school, the staff in the office is very nice and helpful, and the assistant principal is always available. I'm very sad to say that my daugther doesn' have this year a great teacher like last year.
this is the very best best school all the teachers are nice and most are bilingual there teaching is VERY good.
I am very proud to have my daughter in this school. I love to work with the teachers and staff. My daughter is very happy to be here. Thank you
They are the best! Thanks God my son is a privileged student, and even that, the teachers always put him as equal as others and the academic challenge was always there. Very competitive in advance academics. I love the people in the administration department and the teachers. I was sick and almost died three years ago, and all of them were there to support my family. The best school I ever seen. Very human people and at the edge of technology. Good work people, will sincerely miss you all.
Great academic programs. Team program for 5th grade was a nice one.Teachers did a great job.This our last year in MSD.I was very lucky to have this school as my neighborhood school.
My son is now starting his sixth year at this school and I must say that I have been pleased with the education my child is receiving. There gifted program has been great for my son. The extracurricular activites are superb. They have basketball, flag football, aikido, piano, tap, cheerleading and more. Last year however, there were a few mistakes with my son's report card but they were very professional when it came to correcting the problem. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.
Overall this is a decent school however the funding gaps at the state and city level force it to have a very tight budget.
I've been part of Marjory Stoneman Douglas Elementary for almost 12 years now and their gifted and TEAM programs (which are the ones my three daughters have been placed) have outstanding teachers who are interested to prepare the students for the challenges they will face in the middle and high school years. Also, aside from academics, the students wll find extracurricular activities such us chorus, musical instruments, salsa, and drama, representing MSD in competitions like those organized by the Dade-County Youth Fair. Finally, students will be able to participate in sports and extracurricular activities like basketball, tap, and martial arts. Parents are always welcomed to get involve in their children's education by volunteering in the PSTO organization, helping teachers with arts and crafts, being readers in Spanish/English for the kids, etc. My last word about MSD is that you'll find a secure and professional environmental for your child's bilingual education.
Great academic programs with alot of interest with the child's ability to learn and get ahead in their studies. Teachers are very attentive to children's needs.
This is the best elementary school I have ever been to and seen. The principle has experience and knows how to correctly guide the school. There are a lot of extra curricular activities including dance, chorus, school shows, patrols, tv production,etc. Parents and teachers are always invovled and are always there to support the students. Students come out of this school prepared like I did.
I am a former student in M.S.D. I personally loved being in this school. The principal and staff were very nice and helpful. If i could back in time, ill stay in MSD forever! Teachers are great and so is the Media Center!
This review is for PK-4; children attending the Primary Learning Center. This is an excellent school. Since this is a small center, you get the opportunity and are given one-on-one time with the Teachers and Administrators. The staff for beforeschool and afterschool care is very caring; they make sure the kids eat their breakfast, learn manners, etc. I find this school to be top notch.
We moved to this neighborhood as this high school was recommended by educational professionals and test scores of previous years, for our child to attend and graduate from the 'best' school. As a Gifted student we had great expectations for success in the 'best' school. This school may be fine for the average student. It has gone from an 'A' rating in 2003 to a 'B' rating for 2004. Unfortunatley we were disappointed,and had to place our child in a private school to receive the best education. I feel the lower student to teacher ratio of the private school greatly increases the ability to provide the best education.
My daughter was there for kinder and now she is in a private schools. I can tell you that Maryory was, by far, a better school than the one she is in now. The teacher are great and I think that is one of the most important things.
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