School Details

Zelda Glazer Middle School

15015 SW 24th St, Miami, FL 33185
(305) 485-2323
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1290 students Unknown students/teacher

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 2013
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
51%
55%
68%
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 2013
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
35%
51%
65%
56%
56%
56%
42%
47%
79%
77%
79%

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.
85%
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 2013
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
66%
64%
99%
60%
64%

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 2013
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Zelda Glazer Middle School is a public middle school. The principal of Zelda Glazer Middle School is Mrs. Melba Brito, whose e-mail is pr6052@dadeschools.net. 1,290 children attend Zelda Glazer Middle School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 11% of the Zelda Glazer Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 75% of the 1,290 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Mother Of Christ Catholic School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 94% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 8%
Asian 0.9% 1%
Multiracial 0% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 73%
Limited English proficiency 11% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This school is horrible the principle is always drinking coffee and giving people attitude. I hate this school

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a parent. I do like the school because it's new and modern it also looks very clean. The office staff are very professional and informative. Most teachers are good with some exceptions of course... nothing is perfect! The administration is just ok. I have been there many times and i have never seen the Principal around only the Assistant Principals. When you give a complaint no one seems to care they don't even return your calls you have to keep calling until you get their attention... It feels like they don't want to be bothered with parents. It's a shame!

  • (1 year ago)

    I am very pleased with this school. I like that they are very structured and well yes strict. Middle school years are when children usually get into trouble with things like peer pressure and raging hormones and bullying. And although the school can't stop this 100% I do feel my child is in a safe and appropriate environment. The campus is beautiful and well kept. The office staff is very nice and professional-a pleasant change from typical miami public school offices. My child has advanced classes and I believe she is getting a great education. The teachers are very dedicated and my child is happy with all her classes and teachers despite the fact she gets a lot of homework. Everyday I pick her up she says her day was "Awesome!". You can't beat that. The school has all the latest technology with computers and smart boards in every class and the new Studio Arts program is a great addition to the school. They have after school clubs and sports to keep the kids learning and interacting with their peers and teachers. I would recommend this school to anyone.

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm a student currently in Zelda and I could say this school is pretty good. I am in the Studio of The Creative Arts and they are really on top of you. The security guards prowl around looking for students that pick fights and have a uniform malfunction. The administration greets you but I can say they may treat you like a little child. But every school has there flaws. I personally love the school but they do have some teachers with loads of attitude and they do give a lot of homework! I think if you're looking for a school this should be one of your choices.

  • (1 year ago)

    A new school (4 yrs) that conducts itself like an established school. Teachers are strong administration on task & security top notch. When parents & students complain that it is too strict- well those are the same parents dropping their 12 yr olds at mall unsupervised so they can have a free night. Maybe this is why parent involvement is semi-discouraged.... Children need guidance & consequences 2. How else are we going to raise independent responsible adults. "Thank you" Zelda for supporting my efforts! Zelda has organized sports/clubs- the teacher sponsors r passionate - idk if they get paid xtra for it - but they believe in doing it right! Kudos to those teachers & I hope they hear my resounding "thank you" above the other whiny undisciplined parents who just want the easy way out. Honestly if u dont like it- there is a "charter" school around the corner & they dont turn anyone away- bad grades trouble maker.. & they will miraculously change your D student into an A student! Standards lowered to meet the low hanging fruit? I have bigger hopes & dreams for my kids_ when they get into the REAL world I want them to excel & be responsible & ambitious & well mannered.

  • (1 year ago)

    I graduated from Zelda last year & let me tell you that school ruined my middle school years. Horrible teachers with rude attitudes HORRIBLE students very rude always making fun of each other in the meanest ways and always trying to make someone feel bad or unwanted. no fun activities way to strict and the Administration think way to high of themselves. If you want to have a good 3 years in middle school go to any other school that's not Zelda.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am very impressed with the quality of teachers at this school and with the level of discipline enforced. I am shocked by parents who complain that the school is too strict - these are middle school children and require structure! This is one of the few schools a parent can feel confident that their child will be most safe. Now I do feel that unless a child is being taught in an advanced or gifted class their education will be standard - having several children to compare I see the HUGE difference in the work that one does over the other but I also understand that this has to do more with florida's level of STANDARD education than Zelda's. The teachers who teach AP or Gifted are ambitious and take their job very seriously - they make me very proud. And when you compare Zelda's test scores with that of other reputable and well established schools - well that tells the best picture. They are quite impressive. Add to that their new Arts focused program and their beautiful campus and involved staff- its a regular school that acts like a Magnet School should act. Too many Magnet schools seem to have an element of danger to counterbalance their benefits. this one does not.

  • (2 years ago)

    i'm a mother of a student that just graduate from Zelda and is going to Braddock and i need to tell you that i hate this school...the office personnel are rude and so not professional at all. They always have students attending the parents when they arrive and no one take the time to explain the things correctly... Some teachers like Mr. Roche (science teacher) are great but they have lack of good teachers -( this is very sad because my son was very unhappy for three years in this school

  • (3 years ago)

    I'm in 6th grade and I think it's a pretty epic school! The teachers are kind of mean but it's because some kids do misbehave. I can't complain because I'm quiet and nice and amazing! So they love me. I must say they pressure us to work so hard that most kids are tired of it! Must say it's exasperating! Principal is tough on us but I don't mind the kids who act like 6 monkeys and 5 bananas are learning discipline slowly. I reccomend this school for those parents who are nice that way.

  • (3 years ago)

    i personally am in 8th grade i hate this school its too strict and the teachers are not always that nice and the administration treats us like elementary kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is Ah mazing. i have to say it I've been very impressed with everything the school has to offer and i must say that if there were any school i would pick for a child Zelda. Zelda Zelda Zelda!

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter didnt make it in the IB program due to me enrolling her late. I didnt know there was a time frame to enroll her by. well there was a new school opening in the neighborhood Zelda Glazer middle school. let me tell you she missed out on IB but she did not miss out on a great school. Zelda Glazer! has well overpassed my expectation wonderful teachers state of the art library top seurity! well run organized.my daughter when asked by friends that went to other school tells them I couldnt have asked for a better school I love it.and I her mother agrees.

  • (4 years ago)

    Zelda Glacier is an amazing school. So organized and the students are well disciplined. As a parent i strongly Recommend this school. My daughter has gone here and has been getting amazing grades and her discipline has increased too.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a student currently attending Zelda Glazer Middle School and in my opinion this is a great school.I have made many friends and enjoy all of my classes. I recommend this school and hope others would also become part of Zelda Glazer.

  • (4 years ago)

    this school os great with the kids my son comes home each day teling me new things

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