School Details

Aspira South Youth Leadership Charter School

13330 Southwest 288th Street, Homestead, FL 33033
(305) 246-1111
4

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 6-8 307 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

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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

57%
52%
56%
42%
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

32%
33%
47%
53%
57%
57%
28%
44%
49%
44%
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.
69%
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

93%
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

Aspira South Youth Leadership Charter School is a charter middle school in Leisure City. The principal of Aspira South Youth Leadership Charter School is MR. GARRICK KEIDAN, who can be contacted at pr6060@dadeschools.net. 307 students attend Aspira South Youth Leadership Charter School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 25% of the Aspira South Youth Leadership Charter School students are "limited in English proficiency." 90% of the 307 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Leisure City K-8 Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 86% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 23%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Multiracial 0% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 74%
Limited English proficiency 25% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Aspira is the best school with the best teachers. I love my principal and ms Dennis. My favorite teacher is ms Sanchez and ms Ricardo. They care that we learn. To bad some student here confuses being strict to being the ridiculous thing they say. I can't believe you can lie like that. All I can say is that Aspira and all the teachers help me. I will miss it here when I graduate.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a student in aspira and i love every single teacher but the only one i dont is MISS Ricardo.. ( she puts me down in front of my friends and she screams at me and is really mean. ( (

  • (2 years ago)

    ASPIRA SOUTH is the BEST. I would not send a kid anywhere else. The teachers care and really love the kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    Thank ASPIRA for what I'm now. Thank all the teachers for the constantly help and support thank so much to Ms.Denis Dr.Gustinger to the sweeties teacher in school Mrs. Sanchez thank you for be so kind with every one your Math help me a lot thank Mrs. Marrero too. I always will remember my years in ASPIRA like all 2007-2008 graduates

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Aspira! My child attends this school and I am very happy. The teachers are caring dedicated and concerned about every child's education. The administration is very cooperative and listens to the parents. I feel very comfortable leaving my child at school because I know they will be safe and in a loving and enriching environment. Most of all my child is happy and loves coming to school which is important in the middle school years!

  • (5 years ago)

    What a shame. Something must have changed from 2009 to 2010. I read all the rates from last year and was very confodent I was getting my daughter into a great public school. The building could not be more atractive clean and the band room -music resourses was very impresive. To say the least it is has been the worst enviroment for my daughter. There is no disipline inposed by anyone. My poore daughter for the first time was afraid to go to school. Her grades deteriorated to the point where I had to get her a tuttor. No one was available to talk to me. My daughter was never placed in music or any other artistic activity. This school had so much potential and resourses but never amounted to anything more than a mediocre schooll. Beware if you are thinking of getting your kids in ASPIRA

  • (5 years ago)

    I had to move my son to a different school on the 3rd quarter. Not only he fell behind on every subject but got beaten up by a pier and the issue was never investigated. They claimed that since there was no teacher around they could not do anything about it. My son has mild Cerebral Palsy and could not defend himself. At the new school teachers where shocked at how little he had learned. Now he has help 3X a week to make up for the lost time and was moved up to an advance reading class which the Leadership School had promised they would do the same but in 7 months it never happened. This school has been a great disappointment. In every level.

  • (5 years ago)

    What a disappointment!! I had to move my two kids to a different school in the middle of the year. One of my kids is mildly autistic in 6th grade with a very high IQ. He has a reading comprehension level of 9th grade. At the beginning of the year they promised me to move him to the advance reading class after 6 months it never happened. He allso has real musical gift me being a professional musician was very exited at the time when I toured the school and saw thir music resources. He was never evaluated for music. I am a single mother of 2 and hold 2 jobs to make ends meet. Unless you have a situation where you can go in person and raise hell you'll never get anything special for your kids. I'm not allowed write more than 150 words but it goes and goes...

  • (5 years ago)

    My son studies in ASPIRA and his qualifications has improved remarkably in Math he likes to go to the school.The school discipline is wonderful too.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter studies in ASPIRA and we are very happy. Her improvment in Reading and Math are incredible with the aid of the teachers who did it with affection respect and exigency. In spite of this year not to have the tutoring program the teachers are unconditional when the students need them . Good disaciplina and cleaning.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is good excellent teachers good discipline cleaning and treatment but very poor in activities

  • (5 years ago)

    ASPIRA is a good school in education and discipline although with few extra-curricular activities. Very good security for the students and team of worried teachers to embosom the children.

  • (5 years ago)

    I believe that ASPIRA is of the best schools in those than it has been my son. Thanks to all the teachers for all their effort and mainly to Ms.Denis and Ms.Sanches to see the students like its own children Thanks to the secretaries for its dedication its amiability thanks to Mr.Martinez for maintain the security and disciplines in the school thanks to all staff for made that parents trust in you for the education of our children.

  • (5 years ago)

    IT ASPIRES is an excellent school with teachers who give all their effort to manage to embosom the children and to educate them as if they were its parents. The communication with the parents is fabulous like the discipline and the amiable and respectful treatment of the administration

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has attended this school since 6TH now he is on 8TH grade. Great leadership from Mr.Martinez as well as Ms. Dennis. This school also have great teachers as Ms. Ricardo Ms. Sanchez Mr. Sanchez and Dr. Gustinger just to mention a few of them. Great office personal the staff is very helpfull and always looking out for the kids interest. I got to spend a few minutes in the office and I was able to see how much they do care for the students as well as the safety.

  • (6 years ago)

    We moved our children from public school to ASPIRA last year and have not regretted the decision once. The teachers are dedicated and easy to communicate with and they welcome parent involvement whole-heartedly. There are so many opportunities for students at every level to succeed excel and grow; we are profoundly impressed by the enthusiasm of the teachers and the environment that they create for learning. Every encounter with office staff has been pleasant and productive.

  • (6 years ago)

    Yes that is true i was there last year and it was awesome. All the teacher are there to help you if you need it. I think aspira is a great school!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm very delighted with the school. Although the discipline is very strict the students will benifit greatly in the future. . The teacher's team is excellent.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child is attending Aspira it has been a wonderful experience thus far. The principal Mr. Lopez and A.P. Mr. K. are very helpful and supportive. My child just transitioned from elementary and I can truly say it been very positive. The teachers are great Ms Shaler and Mrs. Miles are very cooperative and are chartering to my child's needs. I received his Interim Report the teacher has great comments about my child and he doing exceptionally well. The afterschool activities are great!

  • (6 years ago)

    I've been at Aspira South now for two years and can honestly state that this school provides quality up to date learning instruction to the students. The atmosphere is one of family where no child is left behind in educational matters as well as personal ones. The staff is committed to give their utmost attention individually as well as group wise to the students and the fheir families. It is a pleasure working there.

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