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PK-8
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North Miami, FL
Students enrolled: 1,730
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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15000 Bay Vista Blvd
North Miami, FL 33181

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(305) 354-2600
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June 30, 2014
David Lawrence is not the best school. I should know, I go there.there are many kids there that do.. Adult things. It's very inappropriate and if you want your kid to not be around that then I suggest another school. The principal and staff are okay. They're not the best but noth the worst either. I am starting 8th grade in a few weeks. Same school. I'm not looking forward. Let's just say I'm more looking forward to transferring to a new school when I move. Also, why take advice from the parents. They're not in school with their child. The child's report card doesn't explain what's happening in school personally, just academically. That's just my opinion. I hope you agree.

- submitted by a community member
August 01, 2013
i love m y daughter's school this is her first year :) the teachers are great with the students

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
I have witnessed many questionable instances at DLK8. Since last yr, I have noticed that my daughter has been having too many little issues with some of the other kids. At first, I thought she was being very uncooperative, but now I understand she s being provoked. She responds and reacts when she feels fomented. She tried several times to let an adult know, but no one barely listens to her. She s being bullied and the no tolerance atmosphere that DLK8 is advertising is just a mask. For yrs I ve trusted the professional judgment of the faculty and staff, but now I have my uncertainties. I suspect the principal is racially biased. There are times in which I inquire about the rationale on why a certain decision was made and I get the impression that it was his call and everyone is too intimidated to question him and advocate for my daughter. Academically, I have no complaints. The teachers are admirable. Socially, this school needs much to improve on. My daughter is learning that justice is a luxury only a few can afford. I'm trying my best to do my part in helping my daughter with her social frustration, but she spends up to 8-10 hours at school. She also needs support there, too.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2013
David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center I Jennifer Erickson, write this letter to file a complaint, due to the fact that my son Nicolas Gonzales was left unattended after he had thrown up and pooped on his pants. The School made a call to my mother Nubia Erickson at 11:23 am in which they let her know that my son was sick. She arrived to the school at 12:13 pm and found Nicolas, alone in the bathroom, helpless and crying for help. After confronting the school secretaries about leaving him alone and unattended, they replied by saying that he was 5 years old and that he had to clean and take care of himself. Nicolas is a 5 year old, not an adult and leaving him alone in the situation he was is unacceptable. If there s a school nurse, then I can't understand why my son was left this way.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2012
Amazing school with great staff, outstanding technological projects guided by science teachers and involved parents, my son loves the hands on engineering projects, you can see them in their yard!

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2012
I love this school! They have great programs in place and involve the parents in everything. They are aggressive in educating the children about anti-bullying which is a plus these days as this issue progresses in our society. They have a strict no bullying policy. The staff is tremendous! They are very caring and supportive in every aspect of your childs education. I am so thankful that I have my children in this school and recommend it to any parent in the area looking for an A+ school!

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2011
my kids go here and there grades have come up to As and Bs from Cs and Ds from there prev, school this school is run great

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2011
"A school with the right infrastructure, a great potential regarding student and teachers, but the wrong management team". Sadly, an "A' school that did not meet the minimum criteria of "No Child left behind" The biggest problem: Top Administrators of the school. The place is basically managed as their backyards. Gifted classes mainly suit for the children of the staff ,Viceprincipal and related friends, representing obvoius situatuations of "Confilct of Interest" Sadly, no comment is well receive by the school. The only thing a parent or a student can expect as an answer, is betrayal

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2011
The principal is very involved. I've had a few little problems and he wastes no time speaking to me about them. My child had an exceptional kindergarten teacher but had a so-so 1st grade teacher. My child has learned a lot at this school overall. There is a lack of security guards or maybe it's a lack of control over the children that's why I didn't give this school a 5 star rating. I overheard the assistant principal speaking negatively about my child's teacher (wasn't a major issue) but I believe conversations like that should be private. If she thinks negatively about my child's teacher what message does that send me?? This school is kept clean and the landscaping is kept nice as well. The PTA is awesome, they raise money for improvements and extras around the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
We have a great teaching staff and a very hands on principal.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2010
Great School, very involved Principal and PTSA. Wonderful caring teachers and staff. Eccellent learning environment

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2010
The Teachers are amazing, the staff is great, and the Principal is very involved. We have the BEST PTSA imaginable!

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February 05, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 04, 2010
DLJK-8 is led by a knowledgeable principal who in spite of the multiple daily functions, takes the time out personally to resolve concerns that are important to both parents & students. As parents, we feel confident that our child is in good hands especially where safety measures are concerned.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2009
I believe I speak for every Teacher at David Lawrence K-8 Center. We are blessed, honored, and humbled to work at our school. It is the epitome of what every school in the world should be. A model of academic excellence. Our success multiplies each time we lead someone else to success. And so, each day, we strive to do that. Margie Love Teacher

- submitted by a teacher
December 08, 2009
Great principal leadership, a good PTA, a safe school and great teachers, lots of parent involvement and friendly staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
Great school culture. Awsome PTA. Wonderful and safe learning environment. Excellent Administrators

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2009
It is evident that DLK8 continuously strives for excellence. The staff is always professional and caring. I am a proud parent of a student in Ms. Vantputten's class.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2009
My school does alot of outreach in the community to get parents, students and community leaders involved with education.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 30, 2009
This school is top notch. They have the the best resources. This includes the teachers, staff, and of course the principal.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2009
Awesome Learning Environment and the teachers are great and caring about there childrens education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
DLK8 is home away from home, literally. I drive to work each day with my two sons and I am thankful they are sharing their learning environment with me. We are preparing our children to be life long learners in a very special school community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
Our school is awesome.....from the principal Mr. Osborn, to the teachers that are superb and so is the faculty and the PTA is great!!!!!! Everyone comes together at this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
Great learning environment with excellent teachers and a dedicated staff.

- submitted by a community member
March 22, 2009
My kids love their school. Great teachers that truely care about the kids

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January 16, 2009
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January 11, 2009
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August 13, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 08, 2008
Is a new school, but they are very concern about the academy situation of the students. They has been given to me what I expect from them. Thanks. Ileana Morales.

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March 06, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating January 29, 2008
It is a great school. I wish they can offer more fisical education and sports to our kids. At least first graders. My Teacher is great, the pricipal awesome. I hope we can keep the same track.

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January 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating December 20, 2007
I am very happy with the education with my children. Great teachers in 6th grade and 4th grade.

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December 11, 2007
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August 25, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2007
The first year was filled with construction issues and the restraints of limited access to normal school facilities. The staff and administration became a fantastic team through this adversity. I've seen the beginnings of a fantastic school. The community and parental involvement are outstanding and the principal is extremely welcoming of parents wishing to be involved. Academically the children are being challenged and art and music are a part of the curriculum. I was nervous about public school for my 10 year old; 10 months later I can say it has been an incredible year and I can see only good in the years to come.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2007
If you see this school from the outside your jaw would drop, it is gorgeous, brand new. don't let looks decieve you! Parent involvement is non-existent as well as communication with teachers. The schools principal is unapprochable. The school is chaotic and disorganized. I would not recommend this school on my worse enemy.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2007
Great school high quality of academic

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2007
The parental involvement is like no other. Kudos to the amazing PTA Team.

- submitted by a teacher
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David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center
15000 Bay Vista Blvd, North Miami, FL  33181
(305) 354-2600
Last modified David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top