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PK-8
Public
Sunny Isles Beach, FL
Students enrolled: 1,868
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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201 182nd Drive
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

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(305) 933-6161
(305) 933-6162
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August 25, 2014
I love this school. In the last year my daughter had the best teacher ... Mrs. Llanes !!! The Best Teacher I ever met. We are very happy and have a teacher as good and competent.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2014
This school is ran very poorly. Only interested in standardizing . Students are treated like prisoners. An teachers are the prison guards. Every activity they have they want money. Money to wear jeans on Fridays, money to have fun day dress up. From kindergarten on kids tests are timed. Do yourself a favor put your kid in a different school.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2014
We had a horrible experience here. The school Is run like a prison. Kids are yelled at and berated constantly. My kindergartener was terrified to go to school. Her teacher would tell her that if she didn't do well on a test she wouldn't be able to progress to 1st grade and she developed test anxiety as a result. The only thing this school cares about are standardized test scores. They teach the children how to take tests and nothing else. Kindergarten had no art, creativity, play, and little recess time. There was no feedback or communication from the teacher at all. My friend'a daughter who attended this school had to get counseling because she was so traumatized by her teacher who yelled constantly. We moved to another school in the same district and it is such a massive improvement! Avoid this school, I wish I had!

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
My daughter has attended this school for the last three years. She is very happy at her school. The school is very pleasant and helpful. The office staff have been a pleasure. The teachers are also great. I feel like they work as a team to provide the kids the best learning environment. The principal is also hard working, helping the students reach their full potential. I have met with her many times for various reasons and she has always been helpful and understanding. Also, the assistant principal's which they have three have been a great help in keeping this a great school.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
My son is attending Norman S. Edelcup for 5 years and I moved to Sunny Isles Beach for this reason. I'm happy with the school and also almost with all teacher till now. He is in gifted class. I feel that this is a safe school and this matter for me the most.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
THE BEST SCHOOL EVER TEACHERS ARE AMAZING ,MY GIRLS LOVE IT .THANK YOU FOR THE HELP

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2014
Horrible school. All of the office staff needs to be changed, every individual that works there is rude. The staff has no manners, and have no ethics on behaviors. The principle Dr. Wiseman does nothing to correct their actions, neither does the assistant principal Ms. Tapia. The teachers are horrible, they yell at the children, they have no patience. I see it every day I walk to pick up my son from school, the teachers want all the children to behave like soldiers, they are children and they are going to misbehave regardless. The teachers make the children feel bad, there is no compassion, no love, no respect, no tolerance and no patience at all with the children that attend this school. These teachers need to get fired. The principal is the worse, she does nothing in this school to improve not only the office staff behaviors but the teachers behaviors as well. The children are ok kindergarten, first grade, and probably second grade as well, beyond those grades if your child is timid, shy, or the nerd, they will get bullied! Good thing I'm leaving this area, the parents are rude too. They think they have money but they don't . Parents are not involved as they should be.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2013
Like this school and the teachers are very good. School is clean.The food cafeteria needs improvment.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2013
My children attended this school for several years. There is rampant uncontrolled bullying, They were constantly HARASSED one day my kid came home bleeding, nothing was done, when I went to the school to report the issue, I was ignored and treated with lack of respect and sympathy. I was completely dissapointed by the way the principal and assistant principal handled the bully ism problem that they have, and the sad thing is that the kids wellbeing is not their priority. " Status " is the most important thing here. It almost feel like the teachers are training kids to become fake, uncaring adults. What a shame! I guess if you are not on the click you will be disrespected and your child mistreated. The principal is extremely snobbish and uncaring. The office staff is the rudest I have ever seen in my life It is a real fake mess at this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2013
My son has been attended during the past 2 years since kindergarten. The K class was great and I really love Mrs. Godoy. He went to first grade and the things were a little different 36 kids at the same class and 2 teachers. The experiment didn't work,... too much kids. But I love the educational level and I think this part is very good. But not enough recess and time to socialize and to play for kids of that age is unacceptable. They are hyper of course!!!, because they don't have enough time to play. Not all the parents have time to pay extra activities for our kids. The teacher's response by e mail and phone calls were the worst. The principal is rude and need a manners' classes by far. I know they are doing things to change but please MORE PLAY TIME is mental and physical need health for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2013
The Worst 2 years of my life and my children. Have beign HARRASED by teachers, and the Dr. ( principal) Reported them to the Regional. I guess if you are not the right click you would get and your children misstreated.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2013
The teachers I have dealt with have been extremely good to work with along with one of the assistant principals. A couple of the front office admin personnel could use coaching on their behavior, but otherwise most of the people in the office are quite easy to deal with. This is an excellent school.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2012
My son attended this school from Kinder thru 2nd grade. I must say, the school is great & very safe! None of the other crazy stuff you see in other schools in Miami. His teachers were great!! Ms. Halvorsen, Mr. Galo & especially Mrs. Abdallah!!! My son loves her, he even cried at the end of the year. However I do think they could do better for activities to reward the kids. Also, maybe some shows for certain Holidays.......

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2012
Please Do Not enroll at this school you will be making a huge mistake. Yes its new, its pretty is has all the "bells & whistles" and even a good state grade but inside its filled with an awful administration, from the principal to the teachers to the office staff. They treat parents like second class citizens and students much worse. Go to the courtyard at any given time & you will hear yelling from teachers at children. The principal or "Dr." as she insists on being called is rude and looks down upon the parents & children. Please read the other parent comments , do your research & look beyond states grade and scores. I wish i had.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2012
The office staff is not very kind, and the school management doesnt do it for me either, however my son went there 3.5 years and all his teachers were great. Espcially Mrs Favata, Mrs F Green and Mrs Jay. Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2012
In this supposedly good school kids are treated like little criminals, they talked down too and they certainly don't feel cherished. Maybe for some it's a foreign concept "to cherish" and "to be cherished", but that's how students flourish. Very rude office staff led by arrogant and unhelpful administration. My kids were in Bay Harbor School before and over there they have completely different atmosphere, welcoming and homey.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2011
Wow my reviews keep getting deleted too!! Sunny isles beach school is not so sunny. The principal is rude and extremely uncaring. She would be better suited to run a correctional facility than a K-8 school. She only cares about the schools rating and FCAT scores. There is rampant bullying and the majority of the teachers speak so poorly to the children. Communication between parent/teacher is near impossible. Please dont be deceived by this schools high ratings its all smoke & mirrors. Look beneath the surface...

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2011
My reviews keep getting deleted, so I'm assuming the schools are now paying this site to keep positive reviews. This school is so pretty on the outside, but horrible on the inside. The principal is a snob. She will only give you the time of day if you're wealthy. The teachers are horrible, yell at kids and act 'ghetto'. They don't command respect at all. The office staff is the rudest I have ever seen in my life. The only thing they care about at this school is keeping their FCAT scores looking good, not about whether or not your child is learning.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2011
My daughter attended the school for the past 2 years, now that she moved to high school do I truly realize how fantastic this school is! The teachers are excellent, the principal Dr. Weisman is a great principal. I did a lot of research before choosing this school and can honestly say that there is no better school in the district or anywhere else in Miami for that matter!

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2011
My child attended this school for several years during middle school. She was in an accelerated program and her FCAT scores dropped from her previous school she attended. I was completely dissapointed by the way the principal and assistant principal handled the middle school children. The morale of the students was low, there was rampant cheating, and most of the electives were eliminated. There was uncontrolled bullying and disrespect for the teachers. This school may be good for elemantary school children, however we would encourage parents to look at a traditional middle schools where the faculty is better prepared to handle children and the issues and educational needs that surround them.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2010
Great School, I once met with the principal and she was very personable and professional. Our child s kindergarten teacher was also awesome and showed love for her students. I also love the police presence.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2010
As a former teacher I know what to look for in a school and I knew that this was a GREAT school from the webpage, talking with the staff, and also researching the admistratrion. I moved to this area because of the school. The Pincipal is amazing and really cares about the students and her staff. She is the type of Principal I would want to work for as a teacher. I loved that students were grouped with others on thier academic level and were easily moved to another level if needed, My son had great teachers and was really challenged and loves the school. I would also like to add that the head of the Cafeteria staff is a pleasure to work with as a parent.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2010
Terrible administration, and very unorganized scheduling and processes of regular middle schools. (7th grade view)

- submitted by a student
November 20, 2009
My daughter is in kindergarten and since the very first day of class I've had access to her grades, progress, and current activities at all times! The teachers are so helpful, supportive, and kind to the children and the parents. I have witnessed continued teamwork between teachers. My child has progressed so much in only a few months of being at Sunny Isles. VERY HAPPY! :)

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 15, 2009
This is a great school and I am so excited and pleased that my children are attending this school. The principal is a true educator and it is through her vision and philosophy that the school achieved an 'A' grade.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2009
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Norman S. Edelcup/Sunny Isles Beach K-8
201 182nd Drive, Sunny Isles Beach, FL  33160
(305) 933-6161
Last modified Norman S. Edelcup/Sunny Isles Beach K-8 is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Norman S. Edelcup/Sunny Isles Beach K-8 Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top