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Aspira Raul Arnaldo Martinez Charter School

Charter | 6-9 | 604 students

 

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14 reviews of this school


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Posted August 23, 2013

The asssistant principal, Mrs Johnson is a devoted caring individual who shows great leadership skills, continue the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2013

Aspira was a great school. The students are easy going and the bullying is nonexistent I've learned a lot. I went to the school for three whole years I enjoyed them. The classes are about 20-25 kids on average and the teachers are supportive. We used to have frequent student activities like dances, pep rallies etc. I loved it there honestly. :) ms. Johnson is also a very very hard working principal.


Posted August 23, 2012

This school is pretty good. I attened it for my 3 middle schools years and I did enjoy myself. Some teachers there really care about the students and they are really nice. I graduated from there this year, and prom was nice I had so much fun with my friends and the teachers were there dancing, it was so funny. We all had our ups and downs with the school but at the end it turns it great and we all try to work it out. And the principal is nice and she understands but if you get her pissed, you will sufer the concequences. Anyway one thing i didnt like was the "all black shoes policy" and now my friend that goes there says that they have a "new rule" which is that you cant wear hooded jackets. Well I guess, but if you asked me, I'll recomand people to enroll at ASPIRA RAM Charter anytime. Thats it so BYE, and I hope you enjoyed reading this.


Posted November 5, 2011

This school is good in the sense that Children get a good education. However the biggest problem I have with this school is that they do not teach their children about the Holocaust, one of the most important events students need to know about history.


Posted November 19, 2010

Since the first day that my oldest son transfered into Aspira till now when my second son is in attendance I am very pleased. I feel that my children are getting a quality education from a staff that cares. The facualty is etremely knowlageble and understand how to reach the youth of today. I fully support this organization and I will continue to do my personal best to help it to continue to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2010

The staff are very aware of what goes on with each student. The academic material is suited to each grade and studend needs. I am invited to visit the school with prior notice, and the teachers do their best to work hand-in-hand with the parents and students. I feel completely at home every time I visit. Everyone on staff treats me as an inportant member of the school. I can request and receive weekly progress reports on how my child is doing. This is not so at many Dade County schools. If I had other children, they would be enrolled in Aspira.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2010

I graduated in 2003 Aspira is the reason for my aspiration to continue my educations in university. Aspira is like a family and the administration still calls me to make sure I am doing well. I am now graduating with my bachelor's in political science and Aspira is the reason I love politics we had many career days to help us with our future. All of my peers that have graduated with me are either business owners, graduates or are currently in school. ASPIRA is a great family school


Posted August 2, 2009

This school is excellent i went there during 2007-2008 2008-2009 i graduated as class of 09' this school is a great school the teacher are very good with the students,every school has some effects no school in the world is perfect because nothing is perfect in the world so all yall parents don't talk bad about this school because i bet you didn't even go there to study so i don't know why you parents out there are putting this school as if it's the worst their is well guess what it ain't the worst school okay so get that in yall heads.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2009

This school is a very good school,all three of my daughters went there.And also my nieces..They really do have after school programs,and its a really good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2009

This school is just as bad as the other N. Miami Schools. When I enrolled my son, I thought because it was a charter school, it would be better, but it's not. I was expecting something better. My son is not allowed to take any textbook home because each class uses the same books. very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

I think that this school is not such a great school some kids just come to play but not to learn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2007

This school is not the right school for my child.There is no organization, the students act as if they are animals(no offense), the school is too small, and I feel as if the teachers are laid back and don't try to help the students as often as they should.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

This school has some good thingsbut some bad.There is no organization,no sports and no after school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2003

The most important factor I have found thourout the 4 years my son has obtained at Aspira. He has learned a great deal of responsibility,achecived goals, discipline, and through the strong force of leadership skills guided by the Principal,Assitant principle and teachers he has grown to be a fine young man.


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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 52% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%
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 51% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
13%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
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 78% in 2012.

201 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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 64% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 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 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
Black 74% 23%
Hispanic 25% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races N/A 3%
White N/A 42%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 85%58%61%
Master's degree 15%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 17%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • Ms. Dian Johnson
Fax number
  • (305) 891-6055

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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