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Dr. Gilbert L. Porter Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 784 students

 

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Posted yesterday

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2011

Extremely happy with the school excellent teacher!! Daughters have been there since preK and will DEFINATELY finish at Dr Gilbert Porter!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2011

Well rounded school!! Amazing teachers! The kids By The time they get out of Kindergarten they are reading Also great after school program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2011

my child did so good in kindergarden teacher are so good and parent involvement the best very good school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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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Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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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Posted June 4, 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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 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


Posted 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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Posted 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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Posted 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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Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 61% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
69%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
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

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 State average
Hispanic 83% 29%
White 9% 42%
Black 5% 23%
Asian 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 66%58%61%
Master's degree 34%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Raul J Gutierez
Fax number
  • (305) 383-2761

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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15851 SW 112th St
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