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Somerset Academy Elementary (Miramar Campus)

Charter | K-5 | 669 students

 

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Posted March 24, 2014

I cant seem to find good schools in Broward, except Somerset Miramar Academy has great reviews and they are A Grade School, 9 out of 10. I recently enrolled my son at this school because we moved from Dade to Broward. its a great school however my son is not doing well, it's frustrating not sure if to transfer him to another school...He had all A's and B' in his previous school..I feel there are two many students per teacher and lack of student discipline. It makes it difficult to students to focus and learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2012

Principal and administrative office staff Inaccessible Small, tiny classrooms without bathrooms, therefore Overcrowded In general the school lack in discipline, the students do almost wherever they want The smart kids are not encouraged and the bad kids take over the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2011

The principal and administration is inaccessible. The principal, in particular, is not very friendly. Luckily, the teachers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2011

School is excellent, however teachers lack the patients needed to deal with teens, they also lack compassion and there are too young therefore experience is not on there side...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2011

This is my daugther's first year of school (kindergarten) and I couldn't have been more nervous but she loves going to school and is already reading. The staff is great and she's made great friends. I look forward to all the opportunities that she'll be exposed to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2010

I have two daugthers that attend this school and I would abosolute recommend for anyone child to attend this school. The past three years i have been very satify with the teaching my children have receive the teachers really care about there students... Not only the teachers the faculity and staff cares about the students as well. I really love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2010

I would absolutely recommend this school to any parent. It's a small close knit school and the teachers and faculty not only recognize the children by face but the parents as well. I love that there's a great deal of parent involvement and parents/care takers are always welcomed. I am very grateful that my middle school and elementary school age kids were given the opportunity to attend Somerset Academy - Miramar
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2010

My daughter started attending Somerset Academy Miramar this year, and I absolutely love it. The teachers really care about their students and the school has innovative programs that keep the kids interested in learning. Plus, they re well organized, the staff is always motivated, and it s a good learning environment that has made a big difference in all our lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2010

This school is awesome!!!!!! It has a excellent security, friendly staff and great teacher. We are very happy to be part of the Somerset family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2010

My daughter has been a student at Somerset Academy for two years. It is a great school. Good looking campus. Small intimate school were faculty knows the faces of its students and parents. High parent involvement and tons of area which parents are welcome to provide input. Get the most out of your childs education by maintaining a close relationship to teachers and department heads.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2010

Great School! great teachers! great staff! I refuse to move out of my area just because of the school.........
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2010

Great school! This is our fourth year at this school and my daughters loved every minute. Great teachers make learning fun and exciting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2010

Somerset Miramar is an excellent school. Great teacher-parent involvement. I am very pleased with the curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

I think that from my own experience Somerset Miramar is an excellent school. They provide a great learning enviroment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2010

My daughter and I are very very happy to have started at Somerset Academy Miramar this year. I love the fact that the teachers work very hard to make sure your kid go beyong his goals they know what level your kid is and work to acomplish their goals. I also like the fact that they encourage you as a parent to participate with your kids in the school and that you are always welcome to come in to the school. I have to say that I very pleased to have moved my daughter here and she is also very happy and her level of education is going to challenge her to a better future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

My son has attended Somerset Academy Miramar from the 6th grade, this is his second year in the school. Somerset Academy Miramar is an excellent school, under the positive leadership of the principal, the school is very organised. Parents are kept informed and made to feel very included. The teachers are ready on day one, with a strong curriculum that keeps my son challenged and intrigued. With a strong focus on character building and technology this school remains on a high level of excellence. Two thumbs up to a school that keeps rasing the bar!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2010

Since the beginning of my daughters attending Somerset Academy Miramar they have been consistently progressing academically. And is very enthusiastic about learning. The teachers takes an active part in grade-level achievements and is very conscientious in encouraging the desire in students to better themselves. For these reasons listed I am happy to report that I'm glad my daughter's are at Somerset Academy Miramar. The office staff and administrators are very helpful and continues working to the full capability of the schools education and safety. They are truly For The Students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

I am very pleased with Somerset Academy Miramar. My daughter has gone there for three years and absolutely loves her school. The teachers are very caring and really work hard to make sure their students are successful. Everything is so well organized.
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Posted October 18, 2010

My son has been attending attending Somerset Miramar since 1st grade, he's now in 5th grade and my daughter recently joined him. She is in kindergarten. I love this school not only because it's in walking distance from my house but more importantly they have a very strong curriculum. The teachers hit the ground running on day one, they are strict yet fair with every student. The principal, Mrs. Sadesky runs a very good administration and keeps the parents well informed. I really enjoy the volunteer opportunity because it allows the parents to be involved in so many different ways with their child's academic development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2010

I am proud that my daughter attends this school.The curriculum is great,the teachers are excellent,and I love the fact that they focus on technology and character building.Two thumbs up for this school.
—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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
91%
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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

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 "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
Hispanic 53%
Black 29%
Asian 7%
White 7%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 47%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/AN/A
Female 53%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 89%53%61%
Master's degree 11%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. ALEXANDRA PRIETO
Fax number
  • (305) 829-4477

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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12601 Somerset Boulevard
Miramar, FL 33027
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Phone: (305) 829-2406

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