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Ethel Koger Beckham Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 801 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 11, 2014

Excellent school. I am so happy and satisfied with the progress of my son. He finished Kindergarten with excellent grades. I am so thankful to his teacher Mrs. Covas who did an excellent job!! She is an amazing teacher!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

This is an Excellent school focus on children education and developmentl!! The school staff are amaizing!! Thank you very much!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

My two girls go to this school... I am so happy and satisfied with the work, responsibilities and effort the teachers and office staff do !! my girls have a learning disability and thanks to their HORIZON program my girls have achieved so much and have improved so much is unbelievable.. The dedication for the kids at this school is amazing. THANK YOU EKB once a beckham bear always a beckham bear!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2013

Wow, like one parent said it best, the FCATscores say it all. Mrs Rojas you are a great teacher for the gifted. Battle of the book winners, way to go, all of your hard work paid off.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

I'm a father of one child in this school and I cannot wait for the year to finish, to let you know how happy I am with the presence of Mrs. Cordova and Covas. I truly believe this is one of the best schools in Miami Dade county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2013

I am a mother of two children in this school and I cannot wait for the year to finish, to let you know how happy I am with the presence of Miss Angeles Rodriguez. The school s principal makes an incredible selection of their teachers. During my many years of study I haven t had such an extraordinary teacher. Miss Rodriguez, your students love you as well as their parents. We have been very fortunate to have you with us this year. Thanks, thanks and thanks for the patience, wisdom and knowledge you have passed on to our children. You're the best thing that has happened this school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2013

Ethel K. Beckham is an excelent school. Teachers, parents, staff all are great. They are always helping the students excel in their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2013

This school is absolutely wonderful! My child just started this year and we are SO happy! Her teacher is excellent - my child is motivated and she LOVES going to school. I truly believe this is one of the best schools in Miami Dade county. Excellent leadership by pricipal and assistant principal and VERY high quality teachers! Thank you, EKB!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2012

Excellent academic program! The rating says it all. Teachers are great at helping students excel in their eduacion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2012

I graduated about 2-3 years ago but, I honestly ADORED! that school. The teachers were friendly, there was a small amount of homework, and the lunch ladies could let you get away with free lunch! Something every child loves! Well when I was in the school, I couldn't wait to see my teachers! Of course there is always that one evil teacher but, what are you gonna do? I honestly think whoever went/goes to EKB is very lucky! If you are looking to enroll your child into school, take it from a person who spent five years locked in there. It was amazing and what other elementary schools get a ten out of ten review?


Posted July 9, 2012

One of my daughters have been attending this school since KG and now that she is going to 5th grade we are all HAPPY but at the same time we are SAD, She is in GIFTED CLASS and the only thing I can say is EXCELLENT...My other kid she just started PK last school year and it was a great year for her she is allways saying I love Ms. Cordova and Ms. Morales. Great Principal leadership, Great Teachers quality , Great Security Staff, Great caffeteria staff. They are the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2012

Very good school. My son has a great time and very motivated to assist to school every day. The teachers are very dedicated with kids and they always try to be in contact with parents about student's progress (personally Ms. Santos and Ms. Goodis are great teachers).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2011

When I went there as a kid, I had the time of my life. The staff are like family, and they remember me even after six years have passed! The librarian, Ms. Lopez taught me the joys of books, the art teacher Ms.Boone taught me the value of creativity and nurtured my artistic ability, and the rest of the teachers fed me the tools necessary for my success.I owe them everything, even the cafeteria's Lily (i love you!). She was great, and so was the administration, always supportive and helpful. They truly are the best.


Posted October 17, 2011

MY DAUGHTERS HAVE BEEN ATTENDING THIS SCHOOL FOR THE PAST THREE YRS AND THEIR PROGRESS IS INCREDIBLE. ONE OF MY DAUGHTERS IS AN ESE STUDENT AND THE TEACHERS FOR THESE STUDENTS ARE VERY DEDICTATED.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2010

My son was in a Catholic school and the experience was not pleasant. contrats, in EKB everything has been great. Miss Castillo, in Kindergarten, is exceptional. Education is very high and the treatment of parents and students is great. I am happy and glad to have found EKB.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2010

Great school, our son started KG recently with Ms. Alvarez. Morning drop off routine easy, in and out. School has more than one entrance and parking is not a big issue. Kids seems happy throughout the school. After school program well organized. We're happy and our son is too, so far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2010

This will be the last year my second daughter graduates from beckham. they started in pre-k both had wonderful teachers. mrs garcia you are an asset to beckham, you lay the foundation very important for what will be a beautiful learning experience. the discovery team awesome mrs araujo,mrs rojas,mrs fonte-paz, mrs leiva,mrs trujillo,the office yvette, counsler mrs perri. cafeteria lily the security people and last but not least the person that makes it all come together loved by everyone teachers and students a like Principal Maria Tavel Visiedo shes the reason EKB is the best elementary school I have seen. and I recommend it to anyone with a child starting school. this school is the best kept secret, we have nothing to envey a private school. you all will be missed dearly!the perez's
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

After having had two children gone through this school, I would sincerely say with the quality of teachers and peaceful atmosphere you could accomplish the best for your child. The only negatives would be what is maybe a way of life everywhere, that if you are part of the discovery(booster club), pta, or when you get to the end, the 5th grade graduation click, you may be able to participate, or have some preferences over other parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2009

Amazing school. my comments from 5-8-09 were missing the rating. I give it 5 stars all the way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2007

I took my child from a private school environment to this school and my daughter's life was changed for the better. She became more open and expressive than she was ever allowed to be in private school. Academically excelled beyond any expectation.
—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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
96%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
98%

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 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 96%
White 3%
Asian 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 89%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 59%58%61%
Master's degree 39%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%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 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. MARIA E TAVEL-VISIEDO
Fax number
  • (305) 222-4900

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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