School Details

Winston Park K-8 Center

13200 Southwest 79th Street, Miami, FL 33183
(305) 386-7622
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 1305 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

80%
62%
58%
77%
56%
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 2014
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
66%
63%
74%
63%
61%
52%
53%
53%

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.
86%
81%
81%

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 2014
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
58%
56%
75%
61%
61%
63%
51%
54%

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 2014
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
53%
53%
73%
61%
60%

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 2014
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
52%
56%
67%
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 2014
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
33%
47%
70%
57%
57%
45%
44%
49%
66%
53%
56%

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.
86%
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 2014
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
69%
66%

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 2014
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Winston Park K-8 Center is a public middle school in Kendale Lakes. The principal of Winston Park K-8 Center is MS. RAQUEL PELLETIER, who can be contacted at pr5961@dadeschools.net. 1,305 children attend Winston Park K-8 Center and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 23% of the Winston Park K-8 Center students have "limited English proficiency." 74% of the 1,305 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Winston Park K-8 Center is 15:1. Calusa Preparatory School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 91% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 8%
Multiracial 3% 0.5%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 23%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.08% 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 74% 74%
Limited English proficiency 23% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    I enrolled into Winston Park 8 years ago and graduated last year and I miss it more than words can explain. I had a couple bad experiences with both students and teachers but in my opinion that can happen anywhere and it was nothing too horrible. My elementary math teachers were decent and as a result I can't add as fast as I can multiply. Fortunately enough my middle school teachers were almost all great. However I had advanced/gifted classes. My friends who had regular or intensive classes always complained that their teachers were bad and never taught anything and never gave homework. I was always given a reasonable amount of homework and did fairly well at the school. If you or your child has regular or intensive classes you might like to consider another school. Many of my friends complained that their teachers made simple lessons or concepts that I was learning a lot harder for them and I've seen it myself. As far as the advanced/gifted teachers my middle school math teachers were really really great and I cannot stress it enough. The environment of the school is okay sometimes things happen but overall this school is a good school if you make the best of it.

  • (9 months ago)

    I do not recommend this school at this point with the principal present which does not resolve issues of bullies kids. My grandchild was physically attack last year and noithing have been done about. Meetings were promosied with the superintendents super visor of south district no one have contact us.

  • (9 months ago)

    ive been going to this school since kindergarden and i already gruaduated this school. now im going to be a junior this yr in sunset. i have to say i miss. ms febles!! so much she was my favorite teacher i loved her so much. i really wish shed come teach at sunset. i had her and ms.Gaitian for 4th grade ( -suhah. Ily ms febles.

  • (11 months ago)

    The math teacher i had is very horrid. She taught us material that will last one day then the next day we get a test. I don't know if its only me but i think you need to teach the material more so we get familiar. The 8th graders made me feel really uncomfterable and asked really awkward things.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is awesome! I love Ms. R. Ruiz and Mrs. Febles! She is an amazing teacher! I feel great at the school with my friends! We have basketball volleyball and football teams. Not only that we have cheerleading teams from K-8 grade! I'm a proud Wildcat!

  • (1 year ago)

    Winston Park K-8 is an excellent school. My daughter has recently started 6th grade there. The teachers staff and administration have been incredible at making my daughter feel comfortable in middle school. The transition was an easy one for all of us. The Principal is visible and easy to approach. Both of the AP's are out and about and involved with the students and parents. The PTSA is active and have planned many fun activities. My daughter actually looks forward to going to school!

  • (1 year ago)

    i am a student here i am in sixth grade and this school is amazing!! i know evereyone here prek to eighth grade!!!i have been here for 8 years!!! teachers are great!!! best school ever!!!!! i had the choice to leave to many different schools and i deceded!!!! best school eva!!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Mi hijo tiene 11 anos y esta en WP desde pre-escolar desde su primera maestra hasta la de hoy han sido especiales siempre voy a agradecerles a ellas y a todos en general el haber dado a mi hijo la mejor educacion todo su carino y dedicacion. Gracias por preparar un futuro maravilloso para mi hijo!

  • (2 years ago)

    My kids go to this school. I've been satisfied for several years until the new Principal Mrs. Blanco arrived. She is unaproachable and rude. She is media hungry and feels she is above parents and teachers.

  • (3 years ago)

    I went to the school and I'm so glad I left. The teachers are great but the students are horrible. It isn't a friendly environment and at times you aren't able to learn. Happy to be gone!

  • (3 years ago)

    I just graduated from this school and words cat explain how thanked ful I am of spending all my elementary & middle school years there all the teachers are sweet and teach in a very fun matter making it easy to understand the staff is wonderful always there to listing Winston park I'm my home away from home and I'm going to miss it terribly it has though ne to be the grown lady I am today this school is truly a great school and once a wildcat always a wildcat )

  • (4 years ago)

    This is an excellent school. My son came to this school for the 3rd grade. At that time he suffered from a speech impediment although attending expensive tutoring services each afternoon. My son is now in the 8th grade. He attends advance placement & honor classes and is a member of the National Jr. .Honor Society. We owe his success to the dedication of the teachers and staff at Winston Park K-8.

  • (4 years ago)

    Winston Park has been my home away from home for over 15 years. All four of my children have attended and I think it is the best school with the most dedicated teachers. I wish the class sizes were smaller but I realize that it is not the principal's fault. It is up to us as parents to let our legislators know that we are not happy with their lack of concern for education.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am so happy with the school discipline and staff professionalism.

  • (4 years ago)

    As a proud WP Wildcat teacher of our sixth-eighth graders I can say that our teachers are outstanding. Truly students here are cared for and taught extraordinarily well. They foster friendships and nurture them a lot of them since Pre-K. While this is a public school there is a parochial feel to it in the sense that 'everyone knows your name.' From the kind helpful in-the-know ladies who work in the main office to the knowledgable administration to the caring hard working teachers...Winston Park is truly a special place.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a community driven school with strong support from our PTSA parents neighbors students and teachers. It takes a community to raise our children.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my daughters first year and coming from a school that had only 16 students in the class Im not thrilled with Winston Park. There are 36 kids in the second grade and has 2 teachers. However you cannot control that many 7 yr olds in one room. The math is the same math she learned last year and the language arts is really easy. She was doing harder stuff in first grade. The security of the school is great and the new principal and vice principal seem really nice and committed to doing a good job. I just wish the classes were smaller and the academics more rigorous.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter is in the first grade and in her 2nd year and WP. Both she and I are very happy with her progress and the schools emphasis on learning and achievement. I dont see as many activities 9i.e. ice cream socials movies in the field...) as i did when Ms. Virgin was principal but hopefully Mr. Diaz will soon catch on to the wildcat spirit and realize a lil social activity for the kids helps there overall learing experience and enthusiam towards school.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers at Winston Park are dedicated to the students. They go above and beyond to expose the children to many opportunities insided and outside the school. My child enjoys coming to school each day and that is a blessing to any parent.

  • (5 years ago)

    Winston Park is truly a community school where parents students and teachers come together to make the school better and enhance the education of the children. This can be witnessed from the way events are held the way the parents get along with each other and the responsiveness of the teachers their willingness to help and inventive ways they find to teach our children. We now have a new principal and he has done a great job so far. The previous principal knew each child their grades and how they behaved. Kudos to WP and Faculty!

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