Bridgeprep Academy South

10700 Southwest 56th Street, Miami, FL 33165
(305) 271-3109
9

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-5 348 students Unknown students/teacher

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

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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.
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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

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58%
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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

75%
53%
53%
81%
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

About this school

Bridgeprep Academy South is a charter elementary school in Sunset. The principal of Bridgeprep Academy South is DR. MARIA SAUNDERS, whose e-mail is pr2003@dadeschools.net. 348 students go to Bridgeprep Academy South and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 10% of the Bridgeprep Academy South students are "limited in English proficiency." 34% of the 348 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. St. Paul Lutheran School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 91% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 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 34% 74%
Limited English proficiency 10% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Our children have been at the school for a few years now. We can honestly say that this year has been a huge change. The new administration and the turnaround of the school is a wonderful way to start the year. We can't wait to see what else is in store for our children. Very happy with the transformation.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school! My daughter entered into 3rd grade and my son started Kinder this year and we are very excited with the new school year! This year they made several changes but it's been such a smooth transition. You can only see they've made wonderful improvements and replacements. The staff are great very professional and they particularly have a great eye for picking amazing teachers. There are new programs (sports and academically related) this year which is exciting! My daughter always tells me how much she loves her school! This is what every parent wants to hear and a confirmation that as a parent you made the right choice. I am confident that the school management team will continue making positive choices that will only benefit the students. Looks like the teachers have been well trained and are prepared to implement the new curriculums which eases my concerns. They've also added security and upgraded classroom equipment and more! Great start to a new year!

  • (1 year ago)

    I am very PLEASED with the start of this school year. Wow what a drastic change its truly has been a full turn around. My kids love their teachers. The new Principal is amazing the AP is amazing as well. Great way to start the year! We are very lucky.

  • (1 year ago)

    Out with the old and in with the new... Yahoo! No more drama; happy to give the new team a chance to meet and great enrich and teach our children and start fresh. I have no reason to jump ship. All my best from a vet parent. Amen. Happy summer!

  • (1 year ago)

    I too am looking forward to the new school year but I disagree with the previous review regarding the previous administration. The previous administration was entirely professional and attentive at every level especially when it came to academics. I have decided to give the new administration a chance but a newly remodeled school is not my concern unless an indoor lunchroom is added. Quality and consistency of education is the most important. As to the countless families teachers administrators and staff that left I understand their decision and wish them well. They will truely be missed and were all key players in establishing the great community sense we have ALL have enjoyed here. "IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD." Disappointed and saddened in the sentiment expressed in previous review. In every school when there is change their is drama but to publicly thank the parents that left for giving up their seat shows the type of new families we may be getting and that there is more drama coming our way. I hope it works out but I am definitely looking at all my options. The new administration has big shoes to fill and I wish them well.

  • (1 year ago)

    It truly saddens me to read the previous review regarding the school s run down administration. They were a very hard-working and superb group of people that tried their hardest to make sure every persons needs were met while still keeping their work very professional. It baffles me how a new parent coming into this new school year has so much to say about the previous administration. Especially how they know that a multitude of kids as well as staff members have left the school this year when I (a parent that has been in this school for 4 years) did not know about these events until very recently. I don t understand how the administration could have been so unsatisfactory when this school has been an A school for the past 4 years as a result of the same staff that has been receiving such negative comments. The administration as well as the teachers staff and parents have been a fantastic asset to the school thus far and it is a shame to watch The Village come apart. Nonetheless I wish nothing but the best to the new coming administration and staff and hope that they one day too get to raise the bar higher than what the preceding administration has left behind.

  • (1 year ago)

    I resent all the negative comments that are posted regarding the PTA. Being part of the PTA requires a lot of time hard work and dedication. As an involved parent I will say that I joined the PTA to make sure that all the funds raised would REALLY go back to the children. We always alternate our meeting (morning/evening) to help with everyone s schedule. Unfortunately the same handfuls of parents are the ones that volunteer or attend our meetings. How much is raised and how the funds are used has never been a secret. If would ve attended our meeting you would know that a copy of the Treasures report is always handed out. We truly ask parents to please volunteer help and participate with the PTA. If you are concern please get involved and participate with the elections. That is the only way that you will really know what is happening behind the scene.

  • (1 year ago)

    My husband and I were so excited our preschooler was going to attend Bridgeprep Academy South this Fall. We went through the whole enrollment process and received our BAS acceptance letter then soon after came student registration at the South Campus but a week later an emergency meeting for the parents of the Kindergartens was called to inform us that all of the Kindergarten classes are being moved to a new location where the meeting was held at St. Catherine's Catholic Church to make room for the expansion of the 7th grade classes. I am still shocked and disappointed my husband and I believe that Smart Starts Management provided false advertisment-misleading you by signing up for the South Campus location and then forcing the child to attend another location for only the Kindergarten classes. No concern for the child only the bottom line; add more grades so more students bodies can be added in order to make more money. Smart Starts Management you give Charter schools a bad name!

  • (1 year ago)

    I agree with the sentiment of other parents here things at Bridgepoint have definitely taken a marked turn for the worse. The move to add a middle school has overwhelmed the school's already strained resources. The PTA and Management company raise money endlessly but I agree with other parents where that money goes is not clear. The PTA has never released the results of fundraising how they spend the money is not visible and they rarely have meetings where you could go ask them. The PTA is very much a clique with a handful of women that run it and all look out for eachother. We have tried talking with the management company and PTA and all we have been met with is aggression and disrespect. My daughter eats lunch at 10 30 AM outside under a hut. She tells us often how they are rushed to eat quickly so that other kids could eat. The facility simply cannot handle the demand. We personally know some of the teachers and the reports they've shared with us in confidence are scary. Profit over education that's apparently the Bridgepoint way. It's sad it was such a great school. We are seriously considering taking out child out.

  • (1 year ago)

    This will be our last year at BPA. This was a difficult decision we had to make as parents to say the least but we believe it is in the best interest of our child. We were skeptical when they announced that they were expanding into a middle school but gave this year a chance. Sadly it seems that this school both in structure and staff cannot support the needs as a growing school. Decisions like eliminating a cafeteria has made them use a very small picnic area that decreases the amount of how many students can eat lunch at the same time. Lunch sessions begin as early as 10 00am. We are not confident that the teachers and staff are content there has been a large turnover in the last couple years. Some have even left mid-year creating an issue of stability for the students. Important programs and clubs are very limited because of the lack of resources deal breaker for us.Some clubs met only twice the entire year.This has made us question where all the fundraising money has gone? My hope is that the school uses reviews to better the school and not dismiss the issues that are affecting the parents view of the school. We are moving on to another school but wish them all the best.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am so happy to see the school growing throgh 8th grade. I am a middle school mom this year and thrilled with the staff. The kids can really relate to them and they make learnign challenging yet fun for the students. Interventions are provided to the students who need help and enrichment provided to the advanced students. There is a great balance! I have a child who benefits from the interventions and another who benefits from the advanced classes. It is really priceless to have such a great school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am part of the PTA and are proud of all the work we do for te school. It amazes me how much parent participation we have. Parent organizations are a big part of what makes a school reach it's fullest potential. We work hard to do all we can do to make things better and better. The staff are great and the students truly love going to school. School is fun and they learn so much. The activities are great and help break things up for the kids.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a cheer mom and have nothing more than great things to say about the school! My daughter is excelling academically and in sportsmansip as well. It has been such a great experience to be part of an A rated school with such a great sports program as well. The students are like a family. Everyone know everyone and parents and staff go out of their way to be helpful. I reccommend this school all the time. Unfortunately the demand to get in is huge and few spots open up each year most are taken up by siblings and few if any open up in the higher grades. Looking forward to future plans for expansion.

  • (1 year ago)

    Proud parent of BPA. We are part of the baseball team and to us it is like an extension of our family. We are a really close grop of families that really care and are really involved in the school our children's education and all of the activities. We are happy that the school is expanding each year to get us through 8th grade. It is a small school with 300 or so students. My family and our children love it here. The academics are serious the sports are great the staff students families and environment awesome!

  • (1 year ago)

    I had a daughter who graduated and now her sister is back and we love it just the same or more. I do not see any truth to the negative posts. It appears to me those must be false posts. The school the management the PTA the GALA committee the aftercare and the enrichments are all great! It is literally just like a private school. Do not let anyone tell you differently. Just go see it for yourself take a tour and meet the staff. GREAT environment! A school! Glad to be part of it all.

  • (1 year ago)

    All about profit... The teachers are very good they seem to either be new and still have a vocation for teaching or have tenure and love what they do. Unfortunately the management of this school is poor at best and it is clear that there is preferential treatment of kids who matter to the bottom line (those whose parents donate/fund-raise the most. Even if you are involved be prepared to be overlooked if you don't have funds or connections that matter to them. THIS IS A BUSINESS

  • (1 year ago)

    best decision i ever made to was to pull my kids out of this school. this is the perfect example of how giving a corporation money to run a school is not always a good idea. The bottom line is profits and it is apparent in everything they do and how the school is run.

  • (1 year ago)

    The TEACHERS are AMAZING! BUT! The management company that runs the charter school is an utter disaster! Horrendous and unhelpful attitudes plan ridiculous time consuming events that are NOT educationally focused! They should open up a event planning company not run a school. These kids need to be challenged academically not socially. The Principal is running TWO schools and does not have the energy to make the commitment it needs for improvement. It began to become overwhelmed with the additional students this year and the quality has suffered. The next two years as they expand into 7th and 8th grade it will only get worse ( Such a shame for the sake of MONEY they are making poor decisions. The best teachers are whispering of leaving ( I don't want to change my sons school for his stability but seriously considering it. Lastly don't even bother getting involved in the PTA its run by the management companies friends lol.

  • (1 year ago)

    Im very disasppointed with this school. The kids are not challenged enough and the principle can care less for the overachievers. They spend more time planning and executing mindless events then they do preparing our kids to be at the top of the class. it also concens me that when I pick up my child from the after school program kids are roaming the hallways unattended. Needless to saythe principle needs to step up and prepare our kids to be leaders. recognize talented kids and introduce programs to standout. cut back on the custom parties and implement more activities to challenge their minds. are s are roamingthe wallsways

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers and staff are in touch with every aspect of the students' progress. The communication between the school and the parents is excellent. Strong curriculum and very knowledgeable teachers..LOVE IT!!

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