School Details

Citrus Grove Elementary School

2121 NW 5th St, Miami, FL 33125
(305) 642-4141
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 896 students 13 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 2013
  • Dade County School District 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 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.
70%
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 2013
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

30%
56%
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42%
59%
60%
44%
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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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Citrus Grove Elementary School is a public elementary school in Miami. The principal of Citrus Grove Elementary School is Ms. Sharon Johnson, whose e-mail is pr0801@dadeschools.net. 896 students go to Citrus Grove Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 61% of the Citrus Grove Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 96% of the 896 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Citrus Grove Elementary School is 13:1. Kensington Park Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 96% 67%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 24%
White, non-Hispanic 0.9% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
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 96% 73%
Limited English proficiency 61% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I agree with the concern of the parents about security and safety. the do forget to close the gates many time and is really easy to get in I am there every day dropping of my children. I think many of the teachers are great and my children do awesome and get great grades but they do need better security and facilities the toilets don't have seats or toilet paper and are dirty. not enough security and clean up crew crowded classes etc...

  • (3 years ago)

    En esta escuela los ninos no tienen ninguna seguridad entran y salen sin supervision alguna el dia de ayer yo personalmente camine toda el area de la escuela despues de terminadas las clases y cuando todavia havian ninos en la escuela en diferentes actividades y nadie me pregunto quien yo era ni que queria igual lo puede hacer cualquier maleante he visto a los de la seguridad de la escuela faltarse el respeto entre ellos mismos y frente a los estudiantes no hay a quien preguntarle nada y todos tienen malas caras aunque creo que mi hija tiene una buena maestra tambien creo que esta escuela necesita una mejor direccion y un poco mas de interes por el bienestar de nuestros ninos la verdad no me parece una buena escuela en terminos generales.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is the worst school my son has been bullied and the office staff have not yet done anything about it the Assistant Principal is the worst she seems like she cares but never gets anyhting solved . there's was a kid bullied in the boys bathroom and they tried to keep disclosure about the situation i hope the school district gets on their case about all these kids getting bullied

  • (4 years ago)

    For any parent that want to send your child to citrus grove i suggest you do this is the best school your child will ever be in .I'm telling you this because i sent my child to this school. the teacher are wonderful and the students are nice and caring.There aren't any violent children in this school thank

  • (5 years ago)

    It is unfortunate to see how bad this school is. There is no sort of security for the children in the mornings they are left to run around until nearly 8 20am. The poor P.E. coach is they only one in charge to care for all children grades 2-5. The principal is never available to be seen. I have a friend whose children are also in this school and she will be transferring them out of this school after this year because they were nearly kidnapped while on school premises. The officials in this school do not seem to care about our children's safety. All they do is train these children how do good on their FCAT test. I wish someone can take a video camera to this school the school board can see what is going on!

  • (8 years ago)

    From first hand knowledge in working at this school I can honestly say this has got to be the worst school in Miami Florida. I highly recommend all parents to do something about the safety discipline and classroom morale in this school. Students are allowed to roam the hallways and school office without being asked where they should be. The principal is never around to tend to your needs and it is sad to say that she has an 'ego' problem. Thirty teachers left in this school in a matter of 10 months.

  • (9 years ago)

    My child had so much preparation for the FCAT test. It was almost too much with nothing else taught. Parents are hesitant to be involved because they all work. New principal is impossible to meet with because she is always gone. Assistnat principels seems to be good. My child is in the 5th gifted program and I am very happy. But I will be glad to move on to another school in the fall.

  • (10 years ago)

    It needs to have more involvement from the teachers to the students.

  • (10 years ago)

    I believe that the school has no disciplne at all. In the morning children are without any supervision left to play at their own risk. Also everytime you try to meet with the Principal or assit they are nowhere to be found or unavailable.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school has had 35-38 Kindergarten/and First grade students per class and no full time aides. How can one teacher teach 38 kids who are all five years old? How can we expect anything good to come out of a school that doesn't care about class size and therefore student learning. This is unacceptable! This school has a lot of potential but needs an administration that really cares about the kids it is soppose to be serving. The classes are not only overcrowded but dirty with holes on the ceiling doors that do not open/close poor classroom lighting walkways that flood with dirt everytime it rains and no one has access to the building and a very dirty cafeteria.Pick-up/dismissal is a joke. More real security is needed. Overall the school needs desperate attention. The children teachers and staff work under very poor working conditions.

  • (11 years ago)

    Me parece muy buena escuela y sobre todo los maestros estan teniendo mucha paciencia en el caso de kindergarten . Quiero agradecer especialmente a Ms.Garcia y Ms.Morsuli por ser tan buenas maestras y por tenerles paciencia a los ninos. Mi hijo ha aprendido en muy poco tiempo muy bien las cosas y eso es motivo de reconocimiento. Tambien la escuela cuenta con un director muy bueno con buenos metodos un principal asi hace falta en muchas escuelas . En mi opinon esa escuela ha mejorado 100% de como era antes.los felicito! 'This seems like a very good school and above all the kindergarten teachers have demonstrated a lot of patience. I especially want to express my appreciation for Ms. Garcia and Ms. Morsuli for being such good teachers and for being so patient with the children. In a very short amount of time my son has been learning things very well and that is worthy of recognition. Also the school has a great principal with very good practices and a principal like that is lacking in many schools. In my opinion this school has improved 100% from before so congratulations!'

  • (11 years ago)

    Citrus Grove Elementary school needs more qualify professional and responsible personnel that care about the future of the student. My nephew fail 3rd grade because there wasn t any tutorial offer to him for the FCAT test.

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