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About This School

Dr. Rolando Espinosa K-8 Center is a public middle school in Doral. The principal of Dr. Rolando Espinosa K-8 Center is Ms. Marie P Caceres, whose e-mail is pr0122@dadeschools.net. 1,656 students attend Dr. Rolando Espinosa K-8 Center and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 36% of the Dr. Rolando Espinosa K-8 Center students have "limited English proficiency." 37% of the 1,656 students here get reduced lunch prices. Eugenia B. Thomas K-8 Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Tennis
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 91% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 8%
Asian 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 24%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 73%
Limited English proficiency 36% 9%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    My son is in Kindergarten and it's my first year in DRE. My experience have been awful. The staff is very rude to the parents. I can't wait to change him to another school. Very disappointed.

  • (7 months ago)

    DRE IS VERY GOOD SCHOOL!!!! the teacher are fine the homework its very good good teachers

  • (7 months ago)

    Es una excelente escuela me encanta la comunicaci n constante que tienen los maestros con los padres el PTA es lo m ximo y creo que es unos de los mejores colegios del Doral. En lo que si creo que deben supervisar en en el tipo de comida que ofrecen el la cafeter a mis hijos almorzaban alli todos los dias pero me dicen que la comida es muy mala grasosa y con mal sabor...y mas nunca han vuelto a comer all ....ojo con esto!

  • (8 months ago)

    Es mi escuela favorita donde mi hija siempre ha sido una exelente estudiante es una escuela donde lo principal es brindarle a nuestros hijos la mejor educacion.

  • (8 months ago)

    DRE school is a very good one teachers are involved in children development supporting parents role

  • (8 months ago)

    Estoy muy satisfecha con la educaci n que recibe mi hija en esta escuela. Tiene maestros preocupados y las instalaciones son realmente amplias y c modas. Recomiendo a los inmigrantes latinos esta instituci n donde por la gran cantidad de latinoamericanos que la conforman los ninos no pierden sus raices.

  • (1 year ago)

    As a 7th grader I have to say that the teachers are fine. Many times I feel intimidated by them and I end up stressing over little things. The homework is a good amount but some teachers do not understand that we have more work assigned from other teachers. I have had to do a big project and we were only given a week to do it which I found a bit unfair. The National Junior Honor Society meetings have specific dates but they are cancelled last minute at times. The food is getting better but is still very unhealthy (although that's the district's fault I believe). Many teachers assume that I know something already just because I'm in the gifted program and almost always the whole class is compared to ONE person. Teachers always mention that "we're not in 6th grade anymore; we're not babies." Clearly there is a big change from the steady pace of 6th grade to the stress and intimidation of 7th. Everyday I have been feeling quite uneasy about going to school.

  • (1 year ago)

    basically school needs more resources ($$$) mostly all their faults in staff cleanliness etc. is due to shortage of staff and teachers. Also Miami Dade schools should abide by all rules and school structure as the rest of Florida.....a few of the other items is its over crowed drop off zone is absolutely horrible no additional support for children who need a secondary teacher not just what ever extra time the main teacher has available during class which is absolutely ridiculous.

  • (1 year ago)

    Schools are good as the teachers within that school.Good teachers who practice humility kindness compassion and care for all human beings surely will make a difference. If parents need one-on-one or group tutoring for their children please call me Dr. Debbie Persaud @ 786-302-3263. I am a retired MDCPS teacher with a Doctorate in Education MSEd in Teaching English as a Second Language MSABA in Applied Behavior Analysis and is currently in a PhD Clinical Psychology Program. I work one-on-one with children with learning difficulties ADHD ADD and general homework help. I have flexible hours and work with the children in their home environment

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a student at DRE and I will tell you first hand that that school is just horrible. The first year I was there I was put into an ESOL class because we marked that we spoke Spanish at home (which we do). But I've lived in Indiana for seven years so I'm fluent in English. I was also in an advanced program but the administration put me in a REGULAR class a week after the first day of school. Not all the teachers are bad but they aren't the best. The school food is just...ew. It's full of grease and fat. I thought the goal was to STOP child obesity. The art and music teachers are completely lost. They don't know what's going on at all. The parent pick up/drop off is horrible. It takes up more than three blocks in the morning and afternoon. The school is way too overcrowded. .The National Junior Honor Society supervisor there is completely lost. She made us stay back miss our buses and then said that the meeting was cancelled. My mom had to get out of work to come and get my friends and me. If this is what they insist is an 'A' school Florida schools are doomed. Sincerely A seventh grader

  • (2 years ago)

    My son is being a student in this school the last 2 years. If you are experienced with other school in the past you will be very dissapointed with this one. If you have other choice please take it.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter goes to Kindergarten here and I have nothing but good things to say about her teacher Ms. Avila. She communicates well with the parents and has done well teaching my daughter. However there are a few reasons why I scored only 3 stars. First this school is beyond over crowded. There are just too many students for this school. I don't like that parents are not allowed to take their kids to class. There is zero parking for parents and drop off and pick up is a nightmare (I'm sure many parents will agree with me). Language is a major issue....they have held meetings completely in Spanish. I speak Spanish but this is very offensive since it is not our primary language at home and don't think that any public school meeting should be held in Spanish. Because of the restrictions they have on parents on school premises it is very difficult to meet other parents and develop relationships. The prinicipal does the bare minimum as far as being known to the parents but the AP Ms. Suarez communicates and greets parents very often. Overall I expect this school to make significant improvements in order to receive higher scores.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is the most disorganized school I've seen. The school looks nice yes but they sure need some help in getting organized starting from the drop off which is a total mess I can't believe they can't see that the rules which they love to say they have to go by are just not working besides the kids being lost and wondering around..... The open house meeting was really disappointing Spanish meetings is this legal?

  • (2 years ago)

    Everyone is open to help the teachers respond the email instantly the principal and assistant are great professional and proficient in their roles. The ASC is excellent!!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I love this school. My child is in kindergarten with Mrs. Rivas. However Mrs. Rivas is out on Maternity leave and her teacher now is Ms. Diaz. She is amazing!!! She always communicates with the parents and what i love about her is that she e-mails us with ideas and strategies for us to use at home in order to help our children My daughter Loves her because she is very sweet and nurturing.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is excellent. The teachers are smart they teach my son good. The after-care program is perfect. I Love this school

  • (3 years ago)

    My son goes to Kindergarten and we believe the school is very good they teach the children what they need to learn at that age they have a lot of homework everyday but not too much enough to keep them learning .His teacher Mrs Lopez is just EXCELLENT. He is learning a lot and we have nothing but positive experiences so far.

  • (3 years ago)

    I'm talking in the P-K and Kinder Garden area they have excellent teachers one in particular Mrs. Debra Cabral extraodinary... to bad I can't say the same for the speech therapist they have there horrible.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a parent of a special needs child at this school and can say that my child has almost regressed socially at this school. I am convinced that the teachers let my child slide due to the "cute" factor I have had comments like "I can't tell your child anything your child is too cute!" This is unnacceptable. The principal is almost non-existant...if you don't believe me try to schedule a meeting with her. The Drop off/Pick Up procedures are horrible...When the school opened the Drop off was on Southside of the bldg and you were able to drop off your child in under 10-15 min...Apparently this was too efficient so they decided to change it the Northside of the bldg so that it now takes 25-30 min to drop them off. It has not changed since. On a positive not the bldg is really nice!

  • (3 years ago)

    Excellent school ! Super Principal! The school FCAT scores speaks for itself as it relates to academics..my daughter attends this school and is learning above and beyod at this school....Principal is very fair and by the book her main priority is the safety of the children what parent want to drop their child off to school and worry about their childs well being.....(not me) Great school!

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