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Miami, FL
Students enrolled: 695
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14550 Southwest 96th Street
Miami, FL 33186

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(305) 386-5244
(305) 382-7150
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January 18, 2015
My daughter has an IEP and took the FCATs in 2014 at Claude Pepper Elementary and they did not follow the requirements on the IEP. They gave her no assistance and she wasn't allowed to use a ruler to read the text in language arts. They had her IEP document.

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October 08, 2013
I have a son with special needs. He has been in this school for only one month but I have to say that they helped him making him to feel comfortable and making his transition to this new school a very smooth one. They make him feel just like any other kid from the school. He doesn't feel different because he is not being treated in a different way. Love the teachers and the after school care program is a great! Love this people from the After school Care program.

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August 20, 2013
The principal is super. But until they change the office staff this school can not improve because as parent, needs to guide or assistance. The staff office are arrogant and anti- professionals in their treatment. It's a shame that this situation happens. Should you take a training on how to handle situations and help parents.

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December 18, 2012
Excellent school. Very structured with great academic options. The students are challenged and encouraged everyday.

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July 05, 2012
Very structured school and there are excellent academic options for the grade levels. The students are challenged and encouraged to put forth maximum effort. The Principal and Assistant Principal are very approachable and involved. I had concerns when the administration changed for the last school year but Dr. Diaz and Mr. Percy are spectacular. This is a great school! Highly recommeneded, my child has been a student here for 4 years. The only thing I wish they would consider- although I love the uniform concept- I wish the students could wear jeans with the school shirt.. very smalll concern. :) Excellent teachers work here as well, I am impressed by every teacher my daughter had and I am no easy sell. Very good place to educate your children!

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May 25, 2012
Im so Happy with all Staff...special... Ms Del Valle, she is a great Teacher, Great scchool!!!!!

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June 14, 2011
I like the school for my son. Is important to improve the leadership with the students. Thanks,

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June 02, 2011
this school has terrible front desk staff and a non friendly environment. The principal is not personal and does not show any leadership capacity. However, the PreK program for special needs children is excellent. The teachers are totally committed to their job and love what they do. The school needs a more friendly parent involvement to make this school excellent. I will not recommend this school to anyone.

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May 03, 2010
The amnistration and staff excell to provide our children with the best education provided.

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September 16, 2009
My son is at Claude Pepper Elementary School and he loves his school. They have excelent teachers and they really care about the kids safety.

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April 19, 2008
Both of my children attend this schoool. I'm very happy with the teachers but not so happy with the Sped Program in the school. My children are not getting the services they need and I'm looking at other programs at different schools.

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September 30, 2007
My son attended this school K-5th. The former principal was arrogant but the new one seems better so far. Most of the teachers are OK but some screeam too much at the students. The gifted program is good as well as music and art. The PE is a joke where students watch videos about PE or sit on the floor the whole class because one of them talked and bothered the teacher!!! The administrative staff are extremely rude and act as both parents and students are bothering them. The safety is an issue where students roam the school unsupervised in the morning and after release with all the doors of the school open and there is access to the school from a nearby park that is always open. Attendance is important for the school staff so is being on time. Overall it is an OK school with room for improvement.

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September 30, 2007
My daughter just started attending Claude Pepper and she is in the 4th grade. The teacher has been very cooperative with her progress. He often has detailed feedback about her grades. The teacher seems to care about my daughters academic progress. I am able to monitor her grades with their new program that is available online. The curriculum is great, I appreciate what the teachers' are trying to instill in the students. Overall I am very satisfied with the school and I have a good feeling about the rest of the year. The only complaint I have is about the admin staff, they often seem to be bothered by the parents who come in the office.

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May 04, 2006
Great programs, the teachers are wonderful. Great enviroment for children to learn.

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May 04, 2006
Good school but over-crowded.

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April 03, 2006
The classes are very over crowded. However, the teachers really care about their students and still have a close bond with them. My daughter has learned a lot this year but I think that should would advance even more quickly were she to have more 1 on 1 attention. Overall I think the school does really well with what it has to work with.

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June 19, 2005
I love the library and Media center staff. Lot's of programs and lot's to do. Teachers I've been with in ESL, second, and third are wonderful.

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January 08, 2005
Both of my daughthers were in Claude Pepper. The oldest went from PK-5. The pre-K program was private, the teachers were excellent. One of my children was assigned to target program with a small student-teacher ratio and I was very happy of her progress there. I am not so sure about the accademic quality in the other classes but the school improved from a C to an A grade in the last years.

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August 08, 2004
My daughter attended the Pre-K4 Co-teaching program last year. At the beginning she had a lot of problems making friends because of her speech/language delays. By the end of the year, she had a lot of friends and had become very popular among her peers. I was so happy with her progress that although, this is not the school she belongs to, I want her to continue her education here. -Jackie Mejia

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April 24, 2004
This is the best school out there. The starting at the top with the principal and her admin staff to all the teachers. The principal might not know the parents name but she does know you because she knows you through your child/children. That to me means that she cares for your child.

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Claude Pepper Elementary School
14550 Southwest 96th Street, Miami, FL  33186
(305) 386-5244
Last modified Claude Pepper Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Claude Pepper Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top