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2300 Southwest 173rd Avenue
Miramar, FL 33029

(754) 323-7400
(754) 323-7440
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August 18, 2015
I am a parent of a high achieving student who attended Silver Lakes for all six years from Kindergarten through fifth grade. He was challenged academically, and received a lot of recognition for his efforts. His teachers were caring and communicative. He also had opportunities to participate in programs like Teachers of Tomorrow and Flamingo Friends which helped get him out of his shell, and improve his social interactions.

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August 18, 2015
They have programs like Flamingo Friends where children get paired up with special needs students and classes and become their friends. This helped my child develop empathy towards others. Book Buddies partners upper grade classes with lower level classes. Students in the upper class read to and with their buddies. Teachers are sensitive to partner a struggling reader in the upper grade with a child at a lower reading ability level, so that student can experience success and improve their attitude towards reading, as well as their overal self-esteem.

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January 21, 2015
Worst school my child has attended! The office staff treat you like no one with the exception of this one blond lady with curly hair who is super nice. Some of the administration and the school counselor act like the own the school and each and every parent and student at the school. THE PTA promotes they want your help, but when you offer the reject you. Teachers are pretty good, only reason I gave them a three star rating. I would change my child if I could but we are moving back to North Miami soon and its no use. Do not move your children here unless you want to be invisible and be treated unkind.

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April 29, 2014
This school has high expectations of the parents and students. I love the fact that parent participation is expected and homework is part of the curriculum.

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December 05, 2013
I wouldn't rate this school the worse but i wouldn't rate it the best. I'm torn with my feelings. I think the academic part could be better, I have mixed feelings on the staff and the level of care and attention to details. I've had to go to the school to many times regarding my son and bullying. I feel like I have to give him extra work because its not challenging enough. I really like his 3rd grade teacher but I think she is restricted by the higher powers on what she is allowed to teach and how she can react to students and their behavior. all and all its ok. Just get involved.

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September 26, 2013
This is an excellent school. The staff is very caring. The parents are highly involved. My sons' teachers have all been very competent. I'm very glad to have such a good school close to home.

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June 15, 2013
My son was a student since Kindergarten to 2nd grade. The education focuses in the lowest grade students; therefore they do not care about the kids in the average and above average level. For example, the 2nd grade math level was a review of the first grade math course and multiplication and division were not part of the 2nd grade curriculum. My son came back at the end of the school year with all his books with less than 50% completed and his teacher never assigned any single homework during the year (2012-2013). The principal never replies e-mails, letters, phone calls or any request for meetings or questions. I will never recommend this school to any kid in the average or above average level.

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July 11, 2011
I have been very impressed by the teachers in this school. I was amazed at how well they handled all the children, their specific needs and helped them all thrive. I feel very blessed to have been in this Silver Lakes Elementary district! We have never had a problem with discipline/bullying at this school. Large PTSA presence, friendly staff in front office and cafeteria.

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April 12, 2010
I have lived across the street for 11 years and my daughter who will be 15 went to this school, now my two little ones 5 and 7 go here, I love the teachers, they care about their students and they teach them the best!!!!!

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September 12, 2009
I am a parent of a Kindergradener in Silver Lakes and my son loves his school

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May 13, 2007
We love Silver Lakes Elementary! Our children (3)have wonderful teachers who love their jobs. It is nice to see a school that emphasizes the child, not the FCAT. There are many activities and opportunities for parents to get involved in their child's education. We are lucky to have this school in our neighborhood!

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May 04, 2007
Ever since the Co-Teaching was introduced into this school, I have seen classrooms with too many students per teacher. I have 2 daughters in different grades, 4 & 2. I have seen various quality in teachers, some great, some good, some not so good. I would like to see smaller classrooms. I do not remember so much parental involvement to get good grades when I was going to school. These days, it appears to be the standard that all parents must abide by to ensure good grades. The operation of the school is exemplary though. Overally I rate the school an A-, but will pay close attention to see if the standards are dropping.

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June 03, 2006
Nice school, clean and safe environment for children to learn. However, to many children in the class for one teacher. Not enough one on one attention. No afterschool tutoring offered either. Good PTA. Alot of parent participation. Good school for good students, not for children who struggle academically.

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no rating
February 03, 2006
My kids first attended Silver Lakes this school year 2005-06 and I was very happy to see that it is a fairly new school, the cafeeria is keot clean and with a healthy noise level, the children seem to be happy, classrooms are of adequate proportions and overall it is a good environment for the children to go and learn everyday. I would be happier if the children spent more time with extra-curricular activities within the school, more clubs or the like.

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December 05, 2005
My son has attended this school since Kinder Garden. It is an excellent school, that keeps one of the higher standard available in the state. Since it s opened it has remained a A+ school. Faculty, Administration and teachers have only one goal in mind and that is to provide the highest level of education a public school can offer. They have available special programs kids with outstanding needs.

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August 04, 2005
Silver Lakes is a well run school whose principal was very visible last year. It is an a school in Florida and is certainly better than the average A school in Broward County. We actually requested that our son go to Silver Lakes rather than send him to Coconut Palm, which is also an A school. The two teachers that our son had for K and 1st grade were just right for their grade levels. The kindergarten teacher got my son to enjoy going to school, and his 1st grade teacher ran a tighter ship. Parents are very involved, and the PTA is fairly large. Bring your child to school early or be prepared to hit some traffic. For those interested, the Exceptional Student Education program is also excellent and can support most needs. The amount of homework is average and the number of projects depends on the teacher your child draws.

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July 07, 2005
Silver Lakes Elementary is a beautiful school with a great staff and academic excellence. I was unfamiliar with public schools until this year when I enrolled my foster daughter. She is excelling in the school and has overcome many academic challenges with the help of loving and committed teachers and staff.

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June 25, 2004
Silver Lakes Elemantary is an outstanding school. I think it is under great leadership by principal Cejeka. She sincerly cares about the children learning and making sure that the teachers are driven to teach them.

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January 05, 2004
This is a great school. My daughter is now in her 4th year and her teacher Ms Little, is the greatest. She's so good that all of the parents from the 3rd grade class agreed to have her teach the same 4th grade class. I've seen my daughter grow from this shy little average reader to an exhilarating, bursting with knowledge, enjoyable reader. The only thing that I would like more is to know about special curricular activities for the kids, such as music, choir, acting and things of that nature but otherwise, Silver Lakes is one of the best in the southwest of FL.

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August 26, 2003
This is my son's second year here, he's currently starting the 3rd grade. I have to say his teacher last year in second grade was awesome!! We need more teachers like her; this year's teacher seems to be very good also. We'll have to wait a while longer to see for sure. Also, the office staff is very nice. The ESE specialist is fantastic. We're very happy to have our son here.

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August 22, 2003
The overall feel good atmosphere at this school and as exuded by the Principal, makes this a positive place for kids to learn. Multicultural influence is an everyday life experience and teaches all involved. PTSA major contributor to school, activities and funding. Thank goodness teachers work openly with parents in educating the child. Great academic education.

- submitted by a student

June 13, 2003
great folks, great school. should be a model for others in Florida.

- submitted by a community member

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Silver Lakes Elementary School
2300 Southwest 173rd Avenue, Miramar, FL  33029
(754) 323-7400
Last modified Silver Lakes 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.
Silver Lakes Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top