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Miramar Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 836 students

 

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Posted October 29, 2013

This school was great when Mr. Bullock was the principal, then things changed fast when he left. They got rid of his replacement and put a new principal in, so we are hopeful that things will turnaround for the better. Seems like she is heading on a positive path but time will tell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

My Son has attended Miramar Elementary School for the last two years and as a parent I have to say the principal and staff are fantastic! My son's first grade teacher Ms. Foster is an amazing person, who challenged my son throughout the year and the end results proved it! He scored a 100% on both the reading and math state test and made us proud! Thank you Miramar Elementary and Ms. Foster for making this year amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2012

This school has been so great, and teachers as well the staff are always involved trying to help our children. thank you for ll your everything you do!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2012

Miramar elementary is falling in it's standards and PTA involvement under the direction of Brito. The school's scores are falling and she has been reported at the district level by several parents. The school was so much better under Mr. Bullock. He was great. He ensured all teachers were applying for grants and only hired teachers with the best skills. Sad to say those skills are diminishing under the new principal. I'm moving my daughter next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2012

As a PTA, SAC and SAG member, I REALLY love what I know about the school; both from the perspective of my child and then from the administrators. Mrs. Brito is a wonderfully caring principal and her staff are equally concerned about the children's success. They did not meet AYP this year- but it was not for a lack of trying. Language barriers and access to tools for success play a major role here. The school benefits from Title 1 funding and can offer children meals and tutoring, if they are deficient in any area. "Title 1" is not a dirty word and I am proud to say that SOMEONE is knowledgable enough to know that a good meal, a great book and perhaps advances in technology are keys to success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2010

Mr. Bullock is the best thing to happen to Miramar Elementary. All the children and parents love him. He addresses any and every issue or concern that a parent can have and deals with it on the spot. I am greatly saddened by the news of his departure and really hope that the other principal can do half of what Mr. Bullock did for Miramar Elementary. I hope they bring him back to Miramar Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2010

Iam very happy with this ,I love the teacher and student .


Posted September 14, 2009

Another year at Miramar Elementary, and another A. What else can you expect when you have the best principal and teachers in the whole wide world. Everyone goes out of their way to help the kids. Mr. Bullock expects his staff, the students, and even us the parents to give 100% for the school and we all do. Never seen anything like it. Its all good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2008

the teachers and staff of this school help in so many ways... they care for every child as they are family. the PTA is actively involved in everything and continues to wrok closely with the school parents and kids. PAL is apart of the school as we have our own cop there.(off. Brooks) The PAL kids take on the teachers in football for the whole school to watch and enjoy! The school has constant workshops for parents and kids for many differant subjects as reading, math, parenting issues etc. Along with all these things we have a Art Night, a carnival for the kids and talent show of the teachers performing to help raise money for the school. EVERYONE ON THE STAFF IS ACTIVLY INVOLVED. i love that. The NRT and F-CAT scores keep us on top of the charts for elementary schools in florida.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2007

I have nothing to say but great things about this school. I have one daughter in the school and one that recenlty finished 5th grade. The teachers are great, and easy to communicate with, which is key to any child's education. I have always been able to communicate with the principal and the assitant principal- Mrs. Spencer is the heart of the school. She has always responded to my concenrs and takes the time out to speak with parents. To my daughters fith grade team last year- Mr. Kreling, Mrs. Bishop, Mrs. Seide, as the kids would say, ' you are the bomb' My daughter is better prepared for middle school, because she was prepared by the best. Keep up the good work Miramar Elem your are by far the best Elementary school in my book
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2007

This school has gone from a mediocre school a few years ago to one of the best. Children can participate in extracurricular sports, student newspaper, horticulture, science night, people projects, and the list goes on. The administration does not tolerate bullying and fighting, this is from a parent of a child who constantly is bullyed. The parent and teacher participation has more than tripled in the last few years which is attributed to the recent change in leadership. If you go to the principal he doesn't take sides he just solves the problem. I am a very happy parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2006

Miramar Elementary is the best school in Broward County. The teachers are top of the line and the principal, Mr. Bullock, is very accommodating with excellent people skills. Very well liked and respected by parents and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2006

The best school in Broward County. Awesome principal and staff. A+ school all the way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2006

My child has great rapport with her teachers. The teachers call me frequently to keep me informed of what is required of my child. School needs more extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2006

Miramar elementary is a great school. They have a magnet program and almost everyone in that school knows each other. My child got straight a's for all four period last year. The teachers are extraordinary they have a fun way of teaching
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2005

It gives me great pleasure to say that Miramar Elementary is a great school with lots of learning experience. It has a great library and very brilliant staff members. Both my kids attended there. I worked there in the Office and volunteered for many years. I was the P.T.A. Secretary once. It is a very great school. There are lots of activities to keep your kids interested. Parents need to join the different programs to help out and learn more about the school. Especially the P.T.A. Thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2004

This is a great school. Lots of teacher involvement. Something doesnt seem right you will get a call from the teacher, and you can count on that. Go Manatees!
—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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
59%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
81%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

124 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

124 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
47%
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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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 "B".
  • 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
Black 63%
Hispanic 27%
White 6%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%53%61%
Master's degree 42%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 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. JOANNE SCHLISSEL
Fax number
  • (754) 323-6590

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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6831 Southwest 26th Street
Miramar, FL 33023
Phone: (754) 323-6550

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