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Miles Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 822 students

 

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Posted October 19, 2013

This is the worst school my kids have ever gone too.gifted program a joke. Total ghetto school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2013

The overall quality of the school is great, older reviews were with the old principal. The after school program is basicly chaos, but mine didn't go once I realized that. The teachers were awesome. The classification of the school as a renaissance school due to low income area isn't very helpful when it comes to getting substitutes when needs. The classes had to split on several occasion due to no sub, but in a way I felt like it gave my child flexibility and feel he handled it well even though his social skills are lacking. Once his teacher went out to have a baby, we sort of adapted a "go with the flow" attitude which helped him a lot. I think he even found it fund when the classes got split on occasion. The staff is excellent, kudos to the principal and asst principal for being so involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2012

This school is a awesome school in my book. Teachers are care helpful and understanding. I my self went to this school and am proud that my children are to fallow in my foot steps. thank you to all the teacher for there help in teaching my son. THANK YOU<3
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2011

Moving this year as a single parent I have always been actively involved in my sons education. Miles elementary is the absolute worst school I have ever been involved with! Finally after 5 months of nothing but problems I get a reaction from the principal. It took calling the school board. They do not welcome parent interaction. They are very unorganized. The majority of the office staff is under qualified not only professionally but also socially. The classrooms are poorly monitored. The teachers as well as students come and go as they please. There tutoring program is pointless they offer it but do not implement it. My son sits an hour before anything is actually started. Rather than progressing his education my son is regressing. He WILL NOT be attending this school next year even if it means moving!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

They would probably be a great school if they would use the parent resources available. They don't even seem to want parent input or help. I volunteered to help repeatedly last year and it was like pulling teeth to get the chance to actually help. They seem to think using parent volunteers is more trouble than it is worth. Sad state of affairs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2009

The reason I'm writing this review is because like the other reviewers I thought the teachers did a great job with my children but the principal was nonexistant. The teachers would get back to me right away, but Mrs Coyle (the principal) was either never there or would never return my calls. Is'nt a principal supposed to be at the school 24/7. I think the school would be alot better if the principal actually was there, instead of chronically absent. I heard that she's leaving next year and me and some of the other parents could'nt be happier. Like I said I love the teachers, but the school needs better direction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2009

not thrilled with the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2008

My children attended miles for 2 and 4 years. I have always loved this school. I got the opportunity to know a number of the teachers there in that time. I found them to be loving to all of the students. My kids loved going to school in the mornings. How many kids say that. Even my baby who was to start this years is now broken hearted to not be allowed to be in her sisters kidnergarden class. We won't be at Miles this year because of over crowded classes. Our special assignment was denied. I will continue to try to bring them back to the caring enviroment that we as a family have grown to love. We will miss them. I will always continue to recommend this school to anyone lucky enough to learn here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

My two children, niece and nephew go to Miles. The teachers are great! I have had no problems with the staff. I saw that someone wrote that the school is a nightmare? Whenever I had a concern or question the staff and teachers were ALWAYS there to assist in anyway they can. Im glad the children in my life go there. I wouldn't have them go anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2008

My son went to Miles k-5 , never had one problem , Teachers we excellent . Staff was excellent and very helpful .From east to west Miles Mustangs are teh best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2008

This school without a doubt is every parents nightmare!!! Staff is inadequate and rude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2007

My children went to Miles Elementary several years ago. I always will be grateful with all the hard work of the wonderful teachers. Unfortunately, it had a terrible reputation in our neighborhood due to the lack of parent involvement. It is sad that a school in the US can be rated based on the participation of the people who should care the most: the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2007

All three of my children have gone to this school and proud to say the veteran teachers are very good at what they do. Sadly cant say much for the principal she's pretty much in the background.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2007

At first, I was skeptical about taking my son to Miles because I never heard too much about it. But after meeting the friendly staff and his wonderful teacher Ms. Garcia, I fell in love with it. I'm very proud to call my son a Miles Mustang. They have great programs, the teachers care about their students, and I feel as if everyone knows me. Most importantly though, I see that my son has made a lot of advancement and is very involved in his schoolwork- something I never saw at his prior school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2006

Both my sons have attended Miles and I will always give it great reviews. The gifted program teacher (Mrs. Rossi) is tops in her field! My son James had her since day one and the love she shows her kids..is unmeasureable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2006

I am a parent at Miles Elem. My son has went to miles going on 3 yrs. I love the fact that it is such a small school everyone knows all the teachers there nd they do events that are fun and the children look forward to, for example the story book parade done every year around halloween time,or there dairy queen or cece pizzas. Also I like that fact that when I bring my son to school,they remember who you are as the parent! It is also very protected the teachers,parents ,weall try to follow all the rule about being in the school with proper I.D. Thanks miles staff for doing such a good job on our kids the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2005

Not a lot of direction from principal. Teacher choice is not accommodated as teachers are constantly being moved around. Parent involvement is slim to none. Am not even sure who the PTA president is this year.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 27, 2005

This school has great intentions and great, veteran teachers. However, give it a couple years before its art program (for which it is a magnet school) is fully functional. Most of the art programs are at awkward times throughout the day and the students end up being pulled in the middle of academic lessons for things such as drama, orchestra, and chorus. While these are important, I don't understand why academic time is being sacrificed. The scheduling of the arts and the academics needs some super fine tuning. Also, I think this school lacks a strong administration. With a principal that is often M.I.A., the teachers are not supported and the students very well know it. They get away with A LOT of things other schools would suspend them for.
—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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
33%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
86%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
23%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
26%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
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 "D".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "F".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 41%
Black 36%
White 16%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 73%67%61%
Master's degree 27%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%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 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MR. CHRIS FONTEYN
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  • (813) 975-7099

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