School Details

Aspira Raul Arnaldo Martinez Charter School

13300 Memorial Hwy, North Miami, FL 33161
(305) 893-8050
3

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 6-9 604 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

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59%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
51%
55%
44%
57%
57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
35%
51%
36%
56%
56%
18%
42%
47%
66%
77%
79%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.
73%
75%
78%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
66%
64%

Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Aspira Raul Arnaldo Martinez Charter School is a charter middle school in Golden Glades. The principal of Aspira Raul Arnaldo Martinez Charter School is Ms. Dian Johnson, who can be contacted at idepena@dadeschools.net. 604 students go to Aspira Raul Arnaldo Martinez Charter School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 16% of the Aspira Raul Arnaldo Martinez Charter School students have "limited English proficiency." 97% of the 604 students here get reduced lunch prices. Linda Lentin K-8 Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 74% 24%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 8%
Hispanic 25% 67%
Multiracial 2% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Asian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97% 73%
Limited English proficiency 16% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The asssistant principal Mrs Johnson is a devoted caring individual who shows great leadership skills continue the great work.

  • (1 year ago)

    Aspira was a great school. The students are easy going and the bullying is nonexistent I've learned a lot. I went to the school for three whole years I enjoyed them. The classes are about 20-25 kids on average and the teachers are supportive. We used to have frequent student activities like dances pep rallies etc. I loved it there honestly. ) ms. Johnson is also a very very hard working principal.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is pretty good. I attened it for my 3 middle schools years and I did enjoy myself. Some teachers there really care about the students and they are really nice. I graduated from there this year and prom was nice I had so much fun with my friends and the teachers were there dancing it was so funny. We all had our ups and downs with the school but at the end it turns it great and we all try to work it out. And the principal is nice and she understands but if you get her pissed you will sufer the concequences. Anyway one thing i didnt like was the "all black shoes policy" and now my friend that goes there says that they have a "new rule" which is that you cant wear hooded jackets. Well I guess but if you asked me I'll recomand people to enroll at ASPIRA RAM Charter anytime. Thats it so BYE and I hope you enjoyed reading this.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is good in the sense that Children get a good education. However the biggest problem I have with this school is that they do not teach their children about the Holocaust one of the most important events students need to know about history.

  • (4 years ago)

    Since the first day that my oldest son transfered into Aspira till now when my second son is in attendance I am very pleased. I feel that my children are getting a quality education from a staff that cares. The facualty is etremely knowlageble and understand how to reach the youth of today. I fully support this organization and I will continue to do my personal best to help it to continue to succeed.

  • (4 years ago)

    The staff are very aware of what goes on with each student. The academic material is suited to each grade and studend needs. I am invited to visit the school with prior notice and the teachers do their best to work hand-in-hand with the parents and students. I feel completely at home every time I visit. Everyone on staff treats me as an inportant member of the school. I can request and receive weekly progress reports on how my child is doing. This is not so at many Dade County schools. If I had other children they would be enrolled in Aspira.

  • (4 years ago)

    I graduated in 2003 Aspira is the reason for my aspiration to continue my educations in university. Aspira is like a family and the administration still calls me to make sure I am doing well. I am now graduating with my bachelor's in political science and Aspira is the reason I love politics we had many career days to help us with our future. All of my peers that have graduated with me are either business owners graduates or are currently in school. ASPIRA is a great family school

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is excellent i went there during 2007-2008 2008-2009 i graduated as class of 09' this school is a great school the teacher are very good with the students every school has some effects no school in the world is perfect because nothing is perfect in the world so all yall parents don't talk bad about this school because i bet you didn't even go there to study so i don't know why you parents out there are putting this school as if it's the worst their is well guess what it ain't the worst school okay so get that in yall heads.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is a very good school all three of my daughters went there.And also my nieces..They really do have after school programs and its a really good school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is just as bad as the other N. Miami Schools. When I enrolled my son I thought because it was a charter school it would be better but it's not. I was expecting something better. My son is not allowed to take any textbook home because each class uses the same books. very disappointed.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think that this school is not such a great school some kids just come to play but not to learn.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is not the right school for my child.There is no organization the students act as if they are animals(no offense) the school is too small and I feel as if the teachers are laid back and don't try to help the students as often as they should.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has some good thingsbut some bad.There is no organization no sports and no after school activities.

  • (11 years ago)

    The most important factor I have found thourout the 4 years my son has obtained at Aspira. He has learned a great deal of responsibility achecived goals discipline and through the strong force of leadership skills guided by the Principal Assitant principle and teachers he has grown to be a fine young man.

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