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Opa-locka, FL
Students enrolled: 740
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1840 Northwest 157th Street
Opa-locka, FL 33054

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(305) 624-8415
(305) 628-2954
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March 05, 2015
Our school offers many interesting programs, starting with the IB and magnet as well as world languages. North Dade has also incorporated technology into the many reading and other subjects as well as many pleasant activities that our students . What I love the most about our school is the multicultural diversity that we enjoy. Our students are exposed to different world cultures that teach them tolerance that will be very useful in the working environment.

- submitted by a teacher

March 01, 2015
In the next two to three years, North Dade Middle School will be a premier school in Miami-Dade county. North Dade now has a visionary principal that is willing to do what's necessary to lead the school to greatness. The students have the potential to compete with other academically rigorous schools but they just need the right instruction.

- submitted by a community member

February 28, 2015
The school is fun and enjoyable. Though there may be bad moments but the good overlooks it all. I love the teachers(( 3<) Ms.Moening and Mr.Jean) and the students. The school counselors are also very helpful. Even the slightest things, they try their best to fix it and worry about the smallest thing for the students.

- submitted by a community member

February 27, 2015
Mrs.washington,mrs.collins,and all the teachers are great....doing a great job keep it up!They keep us informed on things far as lessons,programs....meetings & smiles....job well done wouldn't change nothing...just keep bringing new things aboard!

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2015
im a student at north dade middle school and this school is one of my favorite schools. I am a 6th grader at north dade and if i love this school your children and you yourself will love this school and that is a 100% guarantee . My now principal is a strict non-tolerant yet AMAZING Mr.Luggere I have the most amazing teachers also. -K.J

- submitted by a community member

February 25, 2015
It's a good school a new principal means new rules I've gone to north Dade since the six grade and now I am an eight grader and I feel like this school is on it's way of becoming an A school

- submitted by a community member

February 24, 2015
North Dade Middle School is a magnet school and a baccalaureate school. 8th graders can and do take courses for high school credit such as geometry, biology, Spanish, and French. There are also extracurricular activities, such as art and sports, as well as a culture club. The teachers are dedicated, and a student who works hard can get a great education at North Dade.

- submitted by a teacher

July 15, 2011
I am a graduate of North Dade Middle School im going to be in the 10th grade this upcoming school year. While i was there for all of my middle school years, the teachers were nice,caring,and trustworthy. Ms.Davis principal of my 6th grade year , Mr.Crawford , Mr.Brown , Mr.Miller & all school securities were helping,and kind ! All though North Dade got moved to the OLD North Miami High my 8th grade year , i still enjoyed the stay. And ican PROUDLY say "I MISS THE DADE" :) !

- submitted by a community member
no rating
April 27, 2010
We have great leadership in our Principal and administrators. We are now a certified International Bacculaureate School and a wonderful magnet school with excellent teachers & students. anio

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 24, 2010
As a member of the PTSA for North Dade Middle School--which I might add is Magnet School & an International Bacculaureate School--I am proud to say that great things are happening at NDMS. We have a wonderful Principal coupled with caring Assistant Principals, teachers and staff. Presently, we are striving to become better and better in terms of test scores, school grade, morale, etc. At NDMS, or motto is 'Success Has No Limit!' We have developed a 'Spirit of Excellence', so watch out world....NDMS is a force to be reckoned with! Our students are very special to us as well. Go Thunderbirds!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

June 24, 2009
im a student at northdade i will be going to the 8th grade.i will like to say on the behalf of northdade that it is a wonderful school even dough its test scores are not threw the roof its still very wonderful school.its not the test that make northdade wat it is it's the student.and by that i really mean that northdade has improved alot im not gone write this review how were the best school in the world because were not but were not the worse.and the teachers or amazing and they do not only teach us they get involve with us.northdade is nothing to me but a big family with issues like every other family and the world.and every body need to look a past how northdade use to be and how it is now and it's amazing.northdade.

- submitted by a student

February 05, 2009
Mr. Crawford & Mr. Baker are very professional and caring, school staff is very nice. Teachers need more communication with student and parents with teachers.

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2009
This school being under its new principal has been better and getting way better safer and educational for the students

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 09, 2008
To start I graduated a year ago I know Ms. Prado and Mr. Jarrell, and I agree those are teachers(even though it takes a while to notice). Now I say from extreme experience that the environment in this school is no environment any child should be put in. I don t know if the school just as bad as I left it but, in my stay in this school I seen the unimaginable. Now I can surly tell you a child will change when he goes to this school. It would be difficult for a child to concentrate with drugs, gangs and danger all around him. Now the administration and some students could pretend and tell you its not there but it sure is. Iam not exaggerating this school is in the ghetto and exposes you to things.So you should think twice before coming to this school.

- submitted by a student

January 08, 2008
To start off, im an 8th grader this year and i couldnt be more happy to leave this school! For one is the discipline! These kids are out of control! Having fights here and there! As for the cleanness of the school....negative! As for teachers, north dade has some wonderful teachers! The Earth Space Sciece teacher Mr. Jarrell is one of the best teachers there! He cares so much for the kids and that they learn!Really i wouldnt recommend this school unless you are ready to tough it out! I had to take in 3 years of insults!

- submitted by a student
no rating
November 03, 2007
North Dade is a excellent school. I'm in the 8th grade right now taking biology, geometry, and spanish 2. I'm going to have 6 credis when I leave North Dade. There are some strict teachers like MsPrado who is lawyer and used too work with President Bill Clinton. Our principal MsDavis is the strictest one there and is good at her job. They have an adopt-a-student program and real good clubs. The only thing I hate about North Dade is the end of the year field trips. We only go to Magic Kingdom in Disney World each year.

- submitted by a student

October 25, 2006
North Dade Middle is a great school. I now have 6 high school credits and am very successful. I would recommend this school to any other parent out there. This school offers great courses such as Honors and Gifted programs. The principal, Mrs. Davis, is a very strict principal, but however is very involved with the kids. She is always encouraging students and parents to be more involved in school activities and she usually has a great response from all teachers, faculty, staff,students, and parents.

- submitted by a student
no rating
March 13, 2006
This school is so horrible that it should be shut down, the ap biology is quite excellent though.

- submitted by a teacher

March 03, 2006
This school this year has been a total discipline problem. As a student there, I've been very disappointed on how the quality has dropped in the last couple of years. The magnet is great however. I'd only send my child there if they were in the magnet and willing to brave the insults of the regular children who attend there. With the IB diploma, kids are guaranteed 100% free tuition to any florida university. It's a great oppurtunity to take advantage of.

- submitted by a student

June 17, 2005
This school has a very good magnet program. I also like the fact that they have in house study groups; helps for kids who can not stay after school. The student counselor is very involved with the kids. The kids are always smiling and have a great repore with the teachers.

- submitted by a parent

June 15, 2005
This school does not have much to offer to the students as far as programs and funding availability. Much improvement and efforts is needed by government and school board.

- submitted by a parent

April 19, 2005
I am very pleased with my daughter attending this school. I do not have to worry about discipline or punishments, security, nothing at all. The school has a very strict principal and assistant principal. The schooloffers honors and gifted programs, they have a terrific band called the thunderbirds, softball and other sportd. When they have functions at the school, I find the parent turnoout is wonderful, many events have standing room only. i would definitely reccommend this school to anyone concerned about their childs education, I am extremely pleased.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2004
My son has been attending this school for two years now. (6th-7th) It was recommended as a magnet school for him after leaving elementary school. He was very disappointed when he started because it was nothing like he had expected. To start with it was outdoors and had no lockers, therefore books for all 6 classes had to be toted daily. After the first quarter he has some academic problems so I requested meeting with all of his teachers. Two out of the six ever returned my call. Teacher absentee and turnover is extremely high! It's supposed to be a uniform school but no rules are put in place to enforce the dress code and essentially kids wear whatever they want. He comes home daily with stories about food fights in the cafetria, clothes being stolen at gym and skipping school is an everyday activity! It's out of control!

- submitted by a parent

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North Dade Middle School is housed in a newly constructed state of the art facility which opened its doors in 2012. We are an authorized International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program with the mission of infusing effective strategies designed to enhance learners' academic and social development. These strategies include a streamlined approach to integrate the Florida Standards by providing learners with a coherent and comprehensive curriculum framework to develop as critical thinkers. The app

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North Dade Middle School
1840 Northwest 157th Street, Opa-locka, FL  33054
(305) 624-8415
Last modified North Dade Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
North Dade Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top