School Details

Irving & Beatrice Peskoe K-8 Center

301 Westward Drive, Homestead, FL 33166
(305) 242-8340
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 730 students 12 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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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

49%
66%
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49%
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61%
58%
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.
80%
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 2012
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
58%
56%
45%
61%
61%
39%
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 2012
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
53%
53%
55%
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 2012
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
52%
56%
43%
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

33%
33%
47%
38%
57%
57%
28%
44%
49%
35%
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.
  • 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

Irving & Beatrice Peskoe K-8 Center is a public middle school in Homestead. The principal of Irving & Beatrice Peskoe K-8 Center is MS. MADELYN SIERRA-HERNANDEZ, whose e-mail is pr4391@dadeschools.net. 730 children attend Irving & Beatrice Peskoe K-8 Center and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 27% of the Irving & Beatrice Peskoe K-8 Center students are "limited in English proficiency." 91% of the 730 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Irving & Beatrice Peskoe K-8 Center is 12:1. Aspira South Youth Leadership Charter School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 70% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 25% 23%
Multiracial 1% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 1%
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 91% 74%
Limited English proficiency 27% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    The school is not in Miami Springs it is in Homestead please make corrections 29035 SW 144 Avenue Homestead FL 33033

  • (11 months ago)

    great school my daughter is in kindergarten and she loves her school. special her teacher miss calle. thanks.

  • (1 year ago)

    hi my son attends irving and beatrice and he loves it ... he started off in a prek speech impairment class and Mrs Kussner was fantastic and she helped improve his speech so much. hes now in the regular prek and his teachers are very nice and helpful they always have time for questions and never have an attitude. i love this school so far

  • (1 year ago)

    Me gustsa mucho esta escuel mi son asiste a una de ellas y lo seguira haciendo hasta que se gradue de 8

  • (1 year ago)

    irving and beatrice peskoe is a great school my child has learn a lot and the teachers are really nice and the communicate with the parents always the staff is much helpful they help you fast. this school has a nice environment.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a parent of two current student and one former students at Peskoe and what I seeing is a school that has worked very hard for the past last year under a great principal leadership is falling into ruins. I do give credit to those teacher that takes their time to work hard and beyond like Ms. Campbell Ms. Killingworth Ms. Thorpe Ms. Blalock and of course our assistance principal Dr. Bleus.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have enjoyed working with students for 30 years. To insure a good education we must continue to get good teachers and staff. The only way to do this is to pay well and provide enough resources even in these times.

  • (5 years ago)

    My children attend what I consider to be the best elementary school in Homestead. My oldest has attended for 4years and loves to go to school. Exceptional teachers include Ms. Guillen Ms. Mizerany Ms. Killingsworth and Ms. Herandez (just to name a few) Any time you have a problem go in and ask for Mr. Garcia he will help you quick and is willing to take the time to listen. The only fault in the school is that it does not have a playground for my 1st grader.

  • (7 years ago)

    Office staff is the best you will find in Miami-Dade County. I love the teachers Ms. Baker is the best. I also appreciate the great P.E. Department. Parents should see what a great job they do on field day.

  • (7 years ago)

    I really like this school. My children just started and the teachers seem to really care about them (esp. Ms. Thorpe-Kindergarten). The front office staff is very nice too. My children are having a great time.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love the school. I have my child inPeskoe since Kinder and now he is in 3rd grade. The only complaint I would have is the lack of educational field trips. I don't know why the school doesn't organize this events (like museums parks zoo etc..) It would be awesome for the children's education and it will promote more parent envolvement. PTA needs more organization.

  • (7 years ago)

    i love it! if there is to much traffic wake up earlier by minutes you beat the rush of ppl! i think its awesome!!! i have to girls attending peskoe and thier teachers are so nice and helpful!!!!!! thanks mrs.merino and mrs. hernandez!!!

  • (8 years ago)

    This scholar year 2006-2007 it has been upside and downs.At the beginning of the school year the former principal has not encourage at all the discipline between students to the educators and between students as well. Because of this the new principal is having a very hard time to make the discipline part of the education in this school.The traffic in the front of the school at the time of withdrawal is very poor and disorganized. But in reference of the educators they are doing a excellent job I think is the only thing good for now in this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    The teachers I have entrusted with the education and well being of my children are Ms. Puentes Mr. Valdes Ms. Stevenson and Mrs. Weisfeld. I am beyond pleased with these teachers. The assistant principal Ms. Latta (Latte) has been extremely helpful as well in getting my special needs child what he is entitled too. The only complaint I can speak of is the lack of field trips and interaction between the new principal and parents as well as the new principal with the students.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great Teachers very experienced Friendly Office staff very nice building and very clean.

  • (10 years ago)

    Ok school. Daughter is a honor roll student but not sure if she is being challenged enough. Finishes homework in 25 mins.

  • (11 years ago)

    When Irving & Beatrice Peskoe Elementary first opened its doors my daughter was just about six years of age. When she first arrived there she was placed into 2nd Grade. From that time Peskoe's quality of work the dedication to their students faculty members and parents have been without blemish. My daughter is now in High School and I have a son at Peskoe in the 4th Grade. The teachers are wonderful and the principal simply marvelous. Peskoe Elementary will always be held in high regard.

  • (11 years ago)

    My grandson attends Peskoe and I work for the school system. Peskoe's staff are terrific! Ms. Buddy and all of her teachers custodial and office support and security staff are wonderful with the children. It is so obvious how much effort they put into their students. As one walks the hallways the displays and bulitin boards so attractively display the student's work. My grandson is now a second grader and he can't wait to go to school. Jimmy's grandpa picks him up in the afternoon and the security staff knows he has a handicap so they look out for him and direct Jimmy to the car when he arrives. Great people every one of them the deserve all kudos!

  • (11 years ago)

    My children my niece and nephew attend Peskoe and I am satisfied how the staff there provide a education rich environment for the children. The leadership is supurb and the children want to be there. For me that says enough for itself.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have a daughter who is going to the fourth grade. When she arrived she didn't speak english but with the help and encouragement of her third grade teachers she succeeded in passing the FCAT so as to continue to fourth grade. For this Reason I feel that Peskoe deserves a B+. I also would like to congratulate the Chorus for the beautiful programs it presented throughout the year.

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