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Somerset Academy Middle (Miramar Campus)

Charter | 6-8 | 446 students

 

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Posted August 29, 2014

My eldest has attended Somerset Miramar since she was in Kindergarten. The teachers are very attentive and really do care about the students succeeding to their fullest potential. I would recommend it to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

Our son has been attending this school since in Pre K-3. We have no complaints about the school. My husband & I aboslutely love it and our son looks forward to going to school dail . Our son has been on the Honor Roll since he has been able to to be on the Honor Roll. Our son has learned a great deal, he is reading above his grade level and i appreciate the interest the teachers put into the kids. We really like the fact that we can communicate with his teacher via email and that the teachers are very prompt about responding to the emails. I do have a concern about the ethinicity ratio of the staff. The majority of the staff appears to be of hispanic decent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2013

this school is to strict with uniform i got my daughter some shoe and now i finding out she cant where them so i wasted 200$$ and it only the bottom of the shoe , very good school but to strict
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

great school, and excellent staff. my son loves his school, would recommend to any parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2011

My children have been at this school since the beginning...Great principal, security staff is excellent..teacher are great some have more patience than others...teachers communicate very well with the parents..You definitely have to be involved with helping your children with homework and checking each teachers personal website to keep update on class assignments
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2010

My child has attended Somerset since 1st grade. The school is good. Wish PE was all year around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2010

I am a student at Somerset Academy Miramar Middle. So i know excatly what goes on. I been in the school from the start when its was first build i was a 6th grader. The education is very good. its very easy to have your academices good. But the problem is at that school it was very hard getting along with the students there they like to make fun of others. Be mean to others students. If your not one of those that into gossip and not a loudely person well somerset is not a good school for you. because you only get treated right if your popular. also somerset is a school that keep alot of drama and start drama which led to fighting and the teacher there doesnt do andything to stop it and the principal. somerset teacher are not the best. I definety will NOT reccomend that school.


Posted May 26, 2010

I am very pleased with the type of educational instruction that my children are getting at Somerset Academy. It would have been a great advantage if the high school were in the same location or adjacent to the middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

Somerset Miramar is an excellent school. The teachers and office staff are always fiving 100%.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

somerset miramar middle school is great! I am very happy with the school. I am glad my child loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

I feel that this school is appropriate, well organized, and well disciplined. The teachers are very friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

The school is like a community. There's no strangers when it comes to teachers, students, and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2010

I am very happy with the school for my daughters. I have one in 6th and one in 1st grade. I like the disciplines and the strict code uniforme. The other amazing thing to me, this school is a family school; all the staff know every single kid's name and the kids feel loved. Good recommendation for the parents that are looking for a very very good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2010

My son has been in the school for 4th grade and next yr. I will keep him here. He is an honor student and somtimes not,that shows me they don't push the child along, I also agree with the lunch problem but all schools lunches are not moms.I will write again next year but it's up to us parents to rate our schools so others can see if they are good or not!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

This is a great A school. The teachers care about the students, very informative, teach students not to fight but to resolve their problems. I will recommend this school to parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

Great school! super happy with the attention given to my child
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

The school is not that bad but their are some personnel which need to improve in their people skills and that goes for some teachers too. And the schools lunch is one of the most important thing which need to be improved because the children complains often of how terrible the food is not only my children but also their friends from school. But on academics the school is very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

my son is there from Kinder and now is in 7th grade, my daughter is in 2nd and I love the school and teachers. very good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2009

I have been in this school for 5th grade and currently am attending 8th grade at this school about to graduate to High School, next year. This school is excellent. The academics are excellent. All teachers are helpful and easily communicate with me easily. The math teacher Mr. Gonzalez, the math teacher, is the best math I ever had. Ms.Campbell, the Language Arts teacher is a very strict teacher but makes learning easy to understand and fun. This school's athletics is not very good. The coaches of the teams are not really experienced. We mostly never won any games except our soccer games. Overall, this school is excellent!
—Submitted by a student


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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 53% in 2014.

171 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

171 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%
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 47% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

136 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

136 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

137 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
93%
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 78% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
70%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

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 51%
Black 38%
White 5%
Asian 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 51%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/AN/A
Female 49%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%53%61%
Master's degree 38%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 Leader's name
  • MS. ALEXANDRA PRIETO
Fax number
  • (305) 829-4477

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12601 Somerset Boulevard
Miramar, FL 33027
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