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PK-5
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Miami, FL
Students enrolled: 799
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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15851 Southwest 112th Street
Miami, FL 33196

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(305) 382-0792
(305) 383-2761
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May 19, 2014
My son is currently attending Dr. Gilbert and so happy that he ended here, He is coming from a Christian school in Jamaica and it was difficult at first, but thanks to the great teachers that helped him to so much. He is more confident. It is refreshing to see a principal who gets outside during pickup time and not afraid to pick up trash and even shout at motorist speeding. Keep up the good work and God bless you all.

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April 17, 2014
Dr Gilbert Porter elementary is one of the best schools in Miami Dade County my son 2 who is 3 yr old has autism and is apart of their ASD program his teacherrs. MALATS is the world's greatest also MR. Bruce who everytime I see thier faces, I feel comfort in knowing that my son is in good hands There's no other school that I would feel comfortable enough leaving my son with. I think God for Dr Gilbert Porter elementary many blessings to all of the children blessed enough to attend. Even the Security guards, the children love them.

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August 20, 2013
My son started Kindergarten last yr without having been to preschool! Ms. Dawson was amazing! She always kept us parents informed about our child's progress throughout the year. He was reading when he left her class. She worked really hard with all the kids! Couldn't thank her enough!

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June 26, 2013
This school is wonderful! The teachers are excellent and the staff very helpful. My children are doing great academically and socially. I would recommended this school, great choice.

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June 26, 2013
I love dr gilbert porter elem is the best school including the teachers and staff my older kids went to that school and know my little one is going there since kinder I have no complaint im super happy has a mothe we want the best for our kids thank you.

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December 02, 2011
Extremely happy with the school excellent teacher!! Daughters have been there since preK and will DEFINATELY finish at Dr Gilbert Porter!

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December 02, 2011
Well rounded school!! Amazing teachers! The kids By The time they get out of Kindergarten they are reading Also great after school program!

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August 27, 2011
This school has some really awesome teachers ! Both my children have been in Mrs. Showen's class. She is a wonderful teacher. She is very strict, but the children in her class learn and they love her. Mrs. Fajardo is another wonderful teacher. She and Mrs. Showen make a great team.

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August 23, 2011
My child has been attending Dr. Gilbert L. Porter E.S. for 4 years now. I personally feel that the administration has no involvement with the parents or students. The teachers are also lacking the enthusiasm and energy that these students need. Unfortunately, the first year was the best year, and these past three years here at GP continue to get worse.

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June 07, 2011
my child did so good in kindergarden teacher are so good and parent involvement the best very good school

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July 27, 2010
2009 was an amazing year for my son. To say the least 1st grade for him started out a bit hard...had difficulties with reading but somewhere in between with the help of a great teacher he came out ahead. My son is now reading close to 3rd grade level and he could not have done it without the help of Mrs. Ortega. So thank you Mrs. Ortega!! The school is awesome and the staff and principal are incredible!! Our kids are lucky to have this type of attention...

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April 13, 2010
This year was my son's first yr in school (pre-K) he is autistic but high functional. The teachers and it's staff are absolutely incredible. My son has improved so much on all levels, because of their hard work and dedication.

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December 10, 2009
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August 29, 2009
I am very happy with that school, so far. I think is providing my son with all the tools he needs to learn in.

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July 11, 2009
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no rating June 04, 2009
Hi, I have nothing but good memories from this school. My two boys have gone to GLP and now the little one has graduated from there this year 2009. I will miss this school. The entire staff of this school will always be consider the best for me and my family. I will always come back and visit, with my boys. Love you guys

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October 20, 2008
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October 05, 2008
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September 30, 2008
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September 11, 2008
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August 07, 2008
I love this school. My oldest just graduated 5th. My middle is going into 5th and my 3rd is going into 1st grade. I have been in this school for the past 6 years and have had no problems whatsoever. The teachers care about the children. I give this school an A+++++. My son's have had Mrs. Cartaya, Mrs. Pardo, Ms. Bill, Mrs. Flores, Mrs. Gutierrez, Mrs. Estrada (now Mrs. Robinson), Mrs. Rodriguez, and Mrs Rubio. They are THE BEST!

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July 23, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 03, 2008
I love this school. My son just finished kindergarten and it's amazing how much he has learned. Thank you very much to Mrs. Cartaya and Mrs. Pardo for being such great EFL teachers! My son's spanish has improved 100% and his reading is amazing! Thanks to the great staff in the school!

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2008
I love the way this school is organized. I love seeing everyone taking care of the children when school opens and when school ends. I have had my two boys attend this school and would not change it for the world.

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April 17, 2008
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October 17, 2007
I have to thanks first God for leading me to Gilbert l Porter Elementary and them to the great staff in that school, since my kids start in there, they have change 100% better in all areas, I love this school. Keep it up the good work.

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October 16, 2007
We got a new principal, Mr. Raul Gutierrez, for the school year 2006-2007 and he stayed with us for this school year 2007-2008. I belive he is doing a great job, security, beautification of campus, and the environment between teachers, office and students had improved a lot. The school improvement plan (SIP) is very good and we hope to accomplish the goals and really make of our 'school the best in the Universe'. I am looking forward...

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July 20, 2007
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no rating July 10, 2007
My child is going into the 4th grade in August and joined GP 1.5 years ago. I have to say that the teachers in GP are great. I especially appreciate the way Mrs. Showen teaches, she is lovingly strict and focuses on keeping the kids focused. My child loves going to school. He talks so well about school that my 5 year old can't wait for the vacation to be over in order to attend GP. The PTA staff is great and 'Mr G' as my kid calls him, has made a change for the better. Thank you to all the teachers and staff.

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January 04, 2007
My child has been attending GLP for four years. During this period, they have had three principals. The present principal, Mr. G is fantastic. You see nothing but smiling faces when you go to the school. Please bring take back the after school program for the school so GLP can benefit from the added funds rather than giving them to Hammocks Middle School.

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October 27, 2006
I was unhappy last year with the principal and administration of this school but wow what a change this school has had since the arrival of Mr. Raul Gutierrez, lovingly called 'Mr. G'. A Principal who truly cares for the kids! He goes over and above to make sure everyone is happy and safe. (Like going out with his staff in the blazing sun at 3:00pm dressed in safety patrol vests to direct traffic and make sure unruly drivers stay in check.) Everyone notices the sacrifice and everyone is applauding the effort. The entire school has taken a turn for the better. Children and teachers are happier. Parents are happier. I would not trade this school for any of the best in Miami-Dade County. An Administration that truly cares about the children, what a concept! The PTA girls are awesome too! Thank you God!

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2006
My daughter entered the 3rd grade; this was her second year at the school. I was not happy with the administration at all; my daughter had a great teacher. The school principal no involvements with the students, Parents are treated with little respect. The teachers great, administration not good at all.

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May 22, 2006
In a nut shell, I am happy with the DGPES. They helped my child during a difficult period of misbehaving. They were patient but firm, and were able to distinguish between our child's conduct and knowledge of the materials presented. About the extracurricular activities I think more involvement is needed from the parents to make these programs work. Unfortunately, not every parent has the time nor the money to stay home and monitor these situations. Here our society is at fault, and not much can be done about it. So all the help we can give to DGPES will defenitely be well received.

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August 15, 2005
Dr. Gilbert Porter school has achieved a level of excellence. Its organization and administration have surpassed the expectations. Undoubtely, the best school in the area.

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June 16, 2005
Last year was my child's first year and my experience with her kindergarden teacher was wonderful. She learned so much , her specific approch to the teaching process was great. I would of like more extracurricular activities and the parent involvement wasn't good.

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June 14, 2005
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April 28, 2005
This is a gem of a school! Parent and Teacher involment are A+++.

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September 11, 2003
The students are well behaved because they are happy and safe. Mr. Zerlin is the reason for Gilbert Porter's excellence. Although this would hurt the school, Mr. Zerlin should be considered for the post of Superintendent of Miami-Dade Public Schools. His program is wonderful. You feel good when you enter the building. This is real. This is not the 'we got visitors so be your best ...' kind of thing. Anyone wishing to see all elements of a good school/education experience working must visit this school

- submitted by a community member
August 20, 2003
I transferred my two children to this school from Jack Gordon and I am very happy with the progress that they have made since then. Gilbert Porters has a wonderful group of caring teachers and a wonder principal, as well as, assistant principle. They are very much aware of school safety for the children a an excellent education.

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Dr. Gilbert L. Porter Elementary School
15851 Southwest 112th Street, Miami, FL  33196
(305) 382-0792
Last modified Dr. Gilbert L. Porter 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.
Dr. Gilbert L. Porter Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top