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Somerset Academy Elementary (Miramar Campus)

Charter | K-5 | 720 students

 

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Posted October 15, 2010

My daughter is in the 3rd grade and has been at Somerset since Kindergarten, I am 100% pleased with the education she has received and would recommend Somerset to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

The teachers are great. They are always ready to help you with your child. This is my daugther 3rd yoear at the school and she is very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

This is my son's 4th year at Somerset Miramar. I like the fact that this is a small school so they get to know each other since they one. The teachers are excellent, the staff is great and the before & after care they offer is the best!!! I feel welcome every time I step in. Good job Somerset Miramar.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2010

Somerset is a great school, teachers are well educated, always keep me informed about how my son is improving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2010

The best thing about this school is that it's a small school. So staff can really be aware of things here.. My child has been in this school for several years which I have been lucky enough to have wonderful teachers through out those years.. They are good academically and my child has had very dedicated teachers. There are a few things they can fix but nothing that can discourage a parent from this good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

My daughter has been going to this school since kindergarten and I plan to keep her there until she graduates because of convenience. I think some of the teachers do not have sufficient experience to deal with young children and overreact at times. My daughter came home once with a graded paper showing five because she talked. I am not sure if grade reduction is the right punishment but since it was one incident I did not make a complaint. Overall, I feel safe with security the school has and the curriculum is good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2010

This school is well managed, and the teachers are caring and very well educated. I feel that my kids are safe on their campus and their academic program are challenging. They could improve on their extra-curricular activities. But overall a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

Somerset Academy Miramar elementary is a well structured institutuion that is geared to a sound educational background. It comprises of a very high quality members of staff who are helful, considerate, effecient and courteous. The uniform policy is great. This is one of the best schools in the county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

This is a great school, clean, great on academics.Not too large where students, parents and faculty are disconnected.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

jcl007cjl008 2 hours ago Report it My son school is located in Miramar, FL. This school started 3 years ago, and is doing some wonderful things with their students. My son's academics have greatly improved, and he is excited to go to school and learn. This school is very good academically,the teachers are highly qualified, and the office and staff are warm, and caring. I highly recommend Somerset Academy Miramar for any parents that want their kids to go to a fantastic school. The school has k-8th grades and is located in Miramar, Fl.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

A place where students, staff, and parents do whatver it takes for the success of the students in all areas of growth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

Academically, this school rates beter than most public schools. The office staff was not helpful when inquiring about the school. The website needs more detailed information about the school. The application proccess is inefficient. They ask for too much paperwork just to through your hat in the ring for a wait list. They should take notes from Nova and pembroke pines charter. I was little disapointed that the elementary level didn't offer a music program. My kids have already been exposed to dance and music and far beyond anything they had to offer in this area. The somerset in Miami has a arts program for elementary kids. It's an OK school, just needs to evolve a bit to expose the kids to much more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

Coming from a private school it was a little different in the aspect of more personal-one on one with your teachers and staff. It took some getting used to especially on the first day of school when I was getting ready to walk my 2nd grader to class when we were greeted by a staff member who welcomed my son, but not me with.."hi there, you can say goodbye to mommy right here..(outside in the parking lot). Thrown back a bit, over the next couple of weeks I realized it was all about technology...if you had no e-mail you had no contact...I struggled with that for several months as I tried to contact the teacher via message @ front desk, or notes sent in his home/school folder. We finally got 2gether P/T conference where I voiced my concerns, got a direct #, and established communication and all is well! Kids secure!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

My two young kids go to this school, and I can't say enough wonderful things about their teachers... so loving and dedicated, and I'm amazed at how quickly they are progressing! I highly recommend this school to eveyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

Somerset Academy has been a wonderful experience for both our son and us, as parents. We appreciate the school's strong focus on academics as well as community service. Our son is in first grade and we are very happy with his work this year. Many of his improvements have been b/c of his teacher who is very in tune with each individual students' unique learning styles. We are looking forward to many years at Somerset Academy Miramar!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

We are really happy with the school! My daughter is in 2nd grade and my son in PK 4, the teachers are excellent. The Preschool system is great my youngest kids is already reading and writing and he is not even in kindergarten. I recommend the school to any family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

It is great school, both my kids are uin second grade and they love their school, my third kid is starting kindergarten next year. Everyone is very respectful and helping.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

I am pretty happy with this school. Was a bit challenging at first with the transition from private to charter, but after we got used to the flow of things, I don't really have any complaints. My son is in second grade and I feel he is learning and growing academically and personally. So, I would reccomend this school to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

my daughter has attended this school since kindergarten,when it was located across the street in little bldg. She is now in the 4th grade. This school gives the students and parents good feedback to help them achieve .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2010

I have a my 3rd grade daughter at Somerset Academy Miramar. This is her third year here and as far as I can tell, her progress has been pretty amazing. I personally review the homework being sent home daily basis and it meets my expectations. The teachers are great. My daughter & I have great relationship in terms of communication. Trust me, my daughter would've told me by now if she was unhappy. The other kids don't seem to be too unruly. The only thing I would change about their policy would be in regards to the first day of school. You're not allowed to walk the kids to class. They must review that policy. This is why I grade it a 4 star vs a 5 star. I grade the school based on my daughter's feedback as well as my own. We both have to be happy. That's what counts.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 61% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 State average
Hispanic 52% 29%
Black 31% 23%
Asian 7% 3%
White 7% 42%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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
  • Mr. Dennis Mulrooney
Fax number
  • (305) 829-4477

Resources

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

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