School Details

Bowman Ashe/Doolin K-8 Academy

6601 Southwest 152nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33193
(305) 386-6667
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 1325 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

74%
62%
58%
62%
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

79%
66%
63%
66%
63%
61%
57%
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.
78%
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

51%
58%
56%
62%
61%
61%
51%
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

41%
53%
53%
63%
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

44%
52%
56%
49%
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

18%
33%
47%
55%
57%
57%
46%
44%
49%
53%
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.
72%
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

Bowman Ashe/Doolin K-8 Academy is a public middle school in Miami. The principal of Bowman Ashe/Doolin K-8 Academy is MS. ELISEO HERNANDEZ, whose e-mail is pr0451@dadeschools.net. 1,325 children attend Bowman Ashe/Doolin K-8 Academy and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 36% of the Bowman Ashe/Doolin K-8 Academy students are "limited in English proficiency." 34% of the 1,325 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Bowman Ashe/Doolin K-8 Academy is 15:1. Lago Mar Preschool 1 is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 93% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Asian 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 23%
Multiracial 0.8% 0.5%
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 34% 74%
Limited English proficiency 36% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a 3rd grade student at the lower academy i think this school is a lot of fun and educating .Also i like the school because i have wonderful friends and love my teachers.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a student at Bowman Ashe Doolin/K-8 Academy.This school teaches their students very well and I like the way they teach their students. Although the education here is marvelous I still believe that this school needs to work a lot on controlling their students' behavior. Especially the Upper Academy (6th 7th and 8th grade). There is too much profanity in the Upper Academy and some teachers hear it but ignore their unpleasant language. The students treat their friends and fellow classmates in such a disrespectful manner. When the students are asked why are they bullying the other students they simply say their "playing around". I have experienced this and even the lower academy is starting to adapt to this behavior.

  • (2 years ago)

    I right now am a student at bowman foster ashe and it is awesome! Right now I am in 5th grade and the teachers are awesome. The gifted program isgreat. Although im not pleased with the cafeteria. It noisy but youll get used to it eventualy.

  • (2 years ago)

    alright well i used to be in Bowman foster ashe. now i am in 6th grade. i did not go to doolin. but my years in bfa were amazing i had the most amazing teachers in the universe!!!! in fourth grade(the best year) i had Mrs.Bennie and Mrs.Avalos < they were huge blessings with me they helped me with anthing i needed help on. and infifth grade was also amazing i had ms.O'fernandez and ms.Pruna. i think bowman was a great school (

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter is on 3rd Grade she is also in the gifted program I believe the school was an excellent until first grade then things started to change I don't know if they have less teachers or personnel. The issue with the cafeteria is still on they have no supervision. And the teachers at the gifted program are not doing their best. I hope they will improve I'm seriously considering change her to a different school.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is my son's second year at BFA. Kindergarten at the PLC was a terrific experience Mrs. Huss was an excellent teacher. The staff at the PLC (pre-K and Kindergarten) is loving devoted and truly care for the children. At the main school now he's in first grade his teacher Ms. Hoilett is one of the most dedicated individuals that I have met. She promotes a well structured fun learning environment and always goes the extra mile to give them her all. There are two things that the school need to improve the cafeteria supervision and security. During lunch many incidents tend to occur (kids hitting others rude and unruly behavior) due to insufficient supervision. Security needs to improve. Overall the school is great if those two thing weren't and issue I would give it a perfect score.

  • (3 years ago)

    I too am a former student and i have a plethora of fond memories. I was blessed to have great teachers who went above and beyond for me; from my 4th grade teacher who remembering my favorite books were "are you afraid of the dark" gifted me a trilogy of the series for my birthday but also called my parents in when i did something wrong- To my fifth grade teacher ms. Hechevarria who taught us to stand in acknowledgement when an adult walked into the classroom- to mr de-diego who gave me a chance to be part of the choir despite what i now look back on as an incredibly screechy voice. All my teachers were amazing and my experience there was one i still remember even though its been 20 years since i first walked into bfa.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child just finished Kindergarten at the PLC with an awesome teacher Mrs. Gomez. They don't come any more organized caring and genuinely passionate about the students. Class sizes are excellent and support staff is great.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is my daughter's 3rd year at BFA and my son's as well. I do agree that BFA has some good teachers but there are some real bad ones too. I tried to get my child changed from a class that he was doing poorly in and they absolutely refused. This child had been on the honor roll for the first 2 years and as soon as the child was placed with this teacher all that has been coming home are C's and D's. They act like they care and do a meeting with you the teacher and the administration but nothing changed; to me it was all show. And what extracurricular activities are there. My son did not even have one field trip this year and he is in the second grade.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is my son's first year in this school. He entered in 2nd grade with Ms. Moss. She has a very good caring. She is motivating my son to read more.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school!! Both my daughter go there one is in 4th and the other in 2nd. The teachers are great. Very caring environment.

  • (5 years ago)

    BFA is an excellent school. Both of my kids atteneded this school. We are going to miss it!!! Mr. De Diego does an excellent job motivating kids into chorus. My daughter reads and writes very well. It's funny she's starting to text message and she just finished kindergarden. I give BFA two thumbs up!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is great!! Thanks Dr.Patton for being the best principal ever!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    My son attends this school for about 1 1/2 years. Now he is in fourth grade and he is doing excellent the teachers are well prepared they know how to handle kids when they are so smart. I wish I could go back in time and avoid so many problems that I had when my son was in other Public school.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is my daughter's first year in this school. She entered 4th grade. The teachers she has are very good and caring the school has various extracurricular activities available she is in chorus (and the music teachers are excellent). Parent involvement is somewhat encouraged drop off and pick up can be chaotic and need more supervision (of the parents!). Other than that it is a pretty good school.

  • (9 years ago)

    It's a great school. I have no complaints. Good extracurricular activities.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son was in this school and the academy program is very good. Children are in a good enviromant. Students also have oportunity to develop their habilities in musi art sports or other extrcurricular activities . Parents are most of the time involvement in children activities.

  • (9 years ago)

    Good school. Teachers care about students. Discipline is good (not too strict not too lax).

  • (10 years ago)

    I'm a former student of BFA; it's amazing! You can tell that the principal & teachers really care about the students. The music teachers Mr. DeDiego & Mrs. Jorge are inspirational & motivating; I love them! I don't believe any parent has ever been disappointed with the staff; they're attentive nice & help you with whatever you need. The school itself is beautiful. If a parent wants their child to have a good experience in elementary they should definitely enroll their child to BFA. The school's located in a good area & does very well when it comes to FCATs. Teachers are caring towards every student & do their best to motivate each one to keep learning & enjoying it; & everytime a student does good they're rewarded. Students are well-behaved & get along with teachers. BFA's the best! Believe someone who knows.

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