Fienberg/Fisher K-8 Center

1420 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-0419
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 839 students 10 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

30%
66%
63%
47%
63%
61%
33%
53%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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%
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 average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
58%
56%
54%
61%
61%
49%
51%
54%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
53%
53%
48%
61%
60%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
52%
56%
47%
57%
57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
33%
47%
57%
57%
57%
49%
44%
49%
56%
53%
56%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fienberg/Fisher K-8 Center is a public middle school in Miami Beach. The principal of Fienberg/Fisher K-8 Center is MS. MARIA ZABALA and can be contacted at pr0761@dadeschools.net. 839 children attend Fienberg/Fisher K-8 Center and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 50% of the Fienberg/Fisher K-8 Center students have "limited English proficiency." 93% of the 839 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Fienberg/Fisher K-8 Center is 10:1. Rasg Hebrew Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 23%
Hispanic 76% 67%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Multiracial 2% 0.5%
Asian 2% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 12% 8%
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 93% 74%
Limited English proficiency 50% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school. I moved my children from South Point Elementary to this one. This school Is more into the children needs than into apperances. They talk to parents with respect and they listen to your concerns. My kids are doing great and they love it. That makes me HAPPY! ) I have a child with special needs and they are giving him the time and attention he needed and was denied at South Point Elementary. This is not a HIGH CLASS PRIVATE SCHOOL OR A PUBLIC SCHOOL THAT THINK IT IS this is a community school and as such they offer programs that other schools don't. It takes a village......

  • (2 years ago)

    I was a student at Fienber Fisher for ten years before I went to Beach high and both my parents and I are very grateful of the education I received. Thanks to Fienberg I am now in the IB Scholars program at MBSH and taking honors gifted classes of a higher grade level. I would not change anything about that school in the time I was there.

  • (2 years ago)

    It is unbelievable how uninterested in the children these teachers are. I am removing my child from this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Sad to say but in this school principal and staff in gral are more concerned in not to get into personal trouble than in education completely out of focus I DO NOT RECOMEND IT for your children.

  • (3 years ago)

    After 2 years I'm finally going to take my child out of this school. Since day one the front desk staff has been rude and appears to not even know where they stand. The principal is not what I thought principals are supposed to be. I feel she doesn't try to connect with the children and is more focused on the outward appearance of this school than attacking the underlying problems that exist within. However the current assistant principal is a sweet person and forms a connection with the students. She is extremely helpful to parents as well. There are quite a few teachers I have encountered that really are wonderful making it a tough decision to move my child to another school.

  • (3 years ago)

    i don't feel they recognize or act upon student potential. instead there are kids grouped into classes that can read write subtract and add and yet they are placed with kids who cannot. teachers complain of students not focusing but if they have finished their work and have to wait on the others then what are they to do? assistant principal marrero is NOT pleasant. the teachers are paralyzed with the inability to think or act on their own. i feel as if the school is trying make up for previous years of poor management. It's rated 4 out of 10. Follow those ratings if you can.

  • (5 years ago)

    it has so many programs for our children and also activities has lo and lots of people care for them it has great saftey and great teachers epecially ms.lydia eljaiek and ms.maria prada the fourth grade teachers they rule

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is not what everybody think it is. The boys and girls are rude and the teachers... don't even get me started. The teachers are irresponsible disorganized and they don't teach very good. My daughter went there and I had to removed her from that school because she couldn't learn from what the teachers taught her and from the noises the class had. From my experience Fienberg-Fisher is not the best school I would recommend parents that care for their child's education.

  • (5 years ago)

    Seems like a great school with lots of chances to learn. Variety of activities. It shows on the kids and parents faces.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's a loving friendly and caring school. We feel everybody from the Principal to the cleaning person that we all are a family. The new IB program is wonderful and this will give our kids a better understanding of our world.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is a complete school with wonderfull staff and great opportunities and activities to learn.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the school because my daughter loves the school. She has never been so enthusiastic to learn. The teachers are really nice.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter and I love this school. My daugther is in 4th grade and she has been going to Fienberg since Pre-K. The principal is wonderful and thus far my daughter has had GREAT teachers. I highly recommed this school (just ask my daughter -)

  • (6 years ago)

    My child since went to Fienberg Fisher improve in all ways for better.Thanks to her Principal and her wonderful teachers.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think this school should have only one entrance to the school with security......... I think is to open to the public and is not safe for our kids.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have my son in VPK and the teachers are very dedicated to the students I was hesitant at first but I am very happy with the school so far.....my son has learned lots in the 3 weeks of school....I am just concerned about the parking issue and the building condition even though they are remodeling it it has taken a long time.....

  • (9 years ago)

    Since Kindergarten my daugther has been placed in gifted classes. This school is very good because the ratio of students is about 20 per class and this is important because teacher has more control of the class and she/he can make the differen in a child. You are alway welcomed to visit the school and the class. Other aspect the I like about this school is that there is adult classes and a day care for babies and also there are Head Start classes. This is one of the best school that Miami Beach has. Also there are a lot of community involved in the school like policies helpers etc that in one way other help the children to be involved in everything. In addition children are more involved in sports art music science and computer. For all those reason that I mentioned about Fienberg Fisher is the best school.

  • (10 years ago)

    On the upside Fienberg Fisher has excellent dedicated teachers and a excellent ESE program. On the downside there is a tremendous lack of parent envolvement such as in PTA general meetings volunteers etc...

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