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Ludlam Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 411 students

 

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Posted September 7, 2013

I was part of the infinity program from kindergarten to 5th grade. The teachers are amazing, and they prepared me for FCAT and middle school. The art teacher helped me get into magnet programs, and the science experiments were crazy. I also liked the classes that were a mix of grades, I was with 5th graders in 4th grade. There were a lot of clubs for an elementary school, like FFEA, News Crew, Art Club, Chess Club and Band. The only thing I didn't like is the faculty and office staff; they were never very helpful to the younger kids. I would still recommend this school to any parents considering it!


Posted December 18, 2012

Unless your child is in the GIFTED program this school and administratora are no good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2012

my teacher is excellent. she is the best. she is probably the science geek of the school but is sweet loving and caring. she is the best and i love her


Posted September 29, 2009

Excellent school. Our daughter is in the infinity program and we could not be happier in any other public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2008

My child attends the Infinity program at Ludlam. It was tough getting her in this year with cutbacks and staffing delays, but well worth it. The Infinity program is like having a private school within a public school. My daughter has really excelled and has learned so much in just 3 months. I am very impressed with the curriculum, the teachers and the principal. The work is very hard, and she has a lot of homework, but she seems to be doing really well. Her report card came in with all E's!!! Way to go Ludlam. Parents should really consider this school when choosing a gifted program for their child. Excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2008

This school is excellent. I disagree with the rating 5. It's not fair at all. I wish the best to the new administrative staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

My children who are in 3rd grade love the teachers and the school. I have been pleasantly pleased as well. I only wish the police were still able to be there in the afternoon when I come to pick them up. This was a sad change that occurred this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

Excelent teachers,excelent school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2007

My son started kindergarden at ludlam and i am pleased to say his kindergarden teacher was excellent i could see her work in my son!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2007

I'm a parent of a 5th grader: the gifted program is very good, but tends to disappear by 5th grade, I guess due to FCAT stress. Security is excellent thanks to the unbelievable Ms Williams. Counselor looks committed but is not quite consistent. Principal very executive. There is some bullying in the cafeteria and the PE field but unfortunately teachers don't follow through...Honestly my expectations went down from a 10 in 1st and 2nd grade to a 4 by 5th.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2007

My daughter has been at Ludlam for 3 years in the gifted program. We have only had one year of difficult work and the rest has been okay. The school and staff are wonderful. It is very community and family friendly and the focus is the children and their education. We really have only had good experiences with Ludlam.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

Quality school, great teachers who are there to help. Music, art are fantastic. PTA is very good. excellent school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2006

Fantastic principal - Ms. Diaz really cares about the students, and is very accessible to parents. Great guidance counselor, as well.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 27, 2005

Ludlam Elementary has an excellent councelor
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2004

I can only speak to the gifted program at Ludlam. In my opinion, there is too much emphasis on having children in the gifted program perform above grade level, and too little attention given to the gifted child's needs. In our experience, we have never seen any gifted curriculum or creative thinking exercises. Simply put, the kids are required to work at at least one grade level beyond their actual grade. This is not what gifted programs are all about. Instead of stressing the kids out, and giving them tons of work, more emphasis needs to be placed on critical thinking, creative problem solving, and enriching curriculum. Quite frankly, these kids are being burned out, and that is a shame.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 58% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
58%
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 63% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
85%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%
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 81% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
96%

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 "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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 56%
Black 23%
White 16%
Asian 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 5%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 61%58%61%
Master's degree 29%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 4%2%1%
Other degree 7%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Florida Dept. of Ed. designated "A" School (2007)
  • Five Star School Award Recipient (2007)

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30am
School end time
  • 3:00pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • DR. GEORGETTE C MENOCAL
Fax number
  • (305) 666-3070

Programs

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  • Gifted / high performing
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6639 Southwest 74th Street
South Miami, FL 33143
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Phone: (305) 667-5551

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