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About This School

Coral Way K-8 Center is a public middle school in Miami. The principal of Coral Way K-8 Center is Ms. Josephine Otero, who can be contacted at pr1121@dadeschools.net. 1,532 children attend Coral Way K-8 Center and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 29% of the Coral Way K-8 Center students have "limited English proficiency." 77% of the 1,532 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Coral Way K-8 Center is 14:1. Saints Peter & Paul School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 90% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 8% 8%
Multiracial 2% 0.5%
Asian 1% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 24%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 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 77% 73%
Limited English proficiency 29% 21%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I have a child going to this school and I have to say that yes the spanish part of it is good since he is able to understand and also write the words and make a sentence ... but see that is all good but the English part of it is my concern the math the science... where is all of that? I have a friend who has a child in a different school that has a CAMBRIDGE program and her son at the same school year he is reading very well in english and also his math is great multiplication problems with no problem in 2nd grade and they are challanged all the time to reach their goal... I know that some parents with spanish speaking background may feel that their child should know how to talk and write in spanish ... but if I can choose I want my child to be able to be a professional in this country and that means you have to know more ...not just spanish... I am trying to move my child to another school that has the CAMBRIDGE program .. but I am very concern since my child is not up to part to meet those type of schools standards.. and the CAMBRIDGE progam is not provided in a private school is offered in public schools.. ohh and I am hispanic .. but I am a parent that wants more for my child.

  • (1 year ago)

    the school its fine but the kids don't learn to succeed they are taught to be quiet they have only two recess days a week. they treat them in an old fashion way. erasing their dreams. the academic methods are so boring that I feel bad for my kid. He's been three month doing the same exercises over and over. No creativity at all. Sports is inexistent they have a soccer program that you have to pay it's not bad but they don't encourage them to get better. no soccer teams. it's like they have them just to say they have soccer. Self defence program is good but as soccer it falls short on encouraging kids to be better. It sounds that all the time the politics is to get rid of kids dreams like if they were an obstacle. they don't let the kids do anything because they are fear they might get hurt. they have a great backyard full of flowers and trees but no one is allowed to use it. they don;t challenge kids. I think this is because the spanish culture I'm spanish by the way. but it's the conformist mentality a lots of boring repetitive not well explained academics. my kid is very smart and he is always frustrated

  • (1 year ago)

    Good academics poor facilities but so far so good. My child just started in Kindergarten at the annex. The physical facilities are marginally adequate at best but that is not a reflection on the teachers or the principal. The Miami-Dade County School Board should be ashamed of the neglect and poor planning to keep Kindergarten in off-site portables -- for years on end. Surprisingly the children and doing fine and the curriculum is top-notch. So we overlook the poor facilities lack of any playground on the newly paved square of black-top asphalt (a gift to the school as I understand it) the balance of the campus is a motley field of broken asphalt "sidewalks" rocks and weeds and not a single tree for shade. With that said the teachers are wonderful the support staff is attentive and loving and the children are learning.

  • (2 years ago)

    I think this school is great. The kids perform at a very high level in English and Spanish especially if they are in a specialized program like ISP or gifted. The school ranking is lower than it deserves because they take in all kids. It is a regular school that takes in all the kids in their boundary unlike charter and magnet schools that just pick and choose kids.

  • (2 years ago)

    Al Director de SCHOOL CORAL WAY K-8 CENTER La Direcci n de la Escuela N 1-385 "Guillermo Cano" sita en Guaymall n Mendoza Rca. Argentina solicita a Ud. env e a ( la direcci n de correo de esta instituci n o fax 0261420140) el rendimiento (calificaci n num rica) del alumno C RDOBA PATXI (STUDENT ID 0018816) de 1 a o (agosto 2005 a junio 2006) 2 a o (agosto 2006 a junio 2007) y 3 a o (agosto 2007 a junio 2008) Sin otro particular y a la espera de una pronta respuesta saludamos a Ud atte

  • (2 years ago)

    I personally think the school is great. Teachers and all staff are very attentive to your needs or you child's need.

  • (4 years ago)

    My two kids attended CW and it was the best instruction ever. One is already in college and the second one is a senior their success in school started because of the great foundations received in CW.

  • (6 years ago)

    There is a great mix of class sizes at CWE. Our daughter is in 3rd grade gifted and there are 32 students in the class. Our youngest is in 'kinder' and there are less than 20 in class. Obviously we can not speak for the entire school but the class size does not seem to affect them. The attention paid by the teachers and level of learning thus far is excellent. Being it a bi-lingual school (first in the nation) the child has a double challenge but it is brought in a very well balanced package which is very well managed by the staff and teachers. Cornelis Meijaard

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is the worst school ever! They treat our child like they were criminals! And most of the kids lower other kids self-esteem!

  • (7 years ago)

    Overall I am somewhat discourage with the bilingual program. I feel it's taking time from our children to learn more grammar and math in english than in spanish. 60% english it is not suffient time. They should have it at least 80%. Although I am bilingual myself I see that my son is having difficulties w/both languages at the same time.

  • (7 years ago)

    Although I was thrilled about the idea that my child learn another language I am devastated the lack of it has counted against my child. My child failed math (taught completely in Spanish) despite my constant communication with the school and extra tutoring. Tests/projects/assignments are not posted or notified to parents and they are never returned. How can we review mistakes made? We are very disappointed.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child has attended the school since 3rd grade and I am disappointed to say that the overall quality of the school seems to be suffering. The afterschool program is very disorganized and unsafe. On several occasions they have 'lost' my child not having any idea where he was unacceptable. Parents have a hard time getting information in a timely manner. The school seems overcrowded and overwhelmed by the vo;lume of students it has. On a good note the majority of the teachers are excellent and dedicated and are the only reason I accept the administrative shortcomings and do not remove my child.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter just finished 1st grade and this school has been great. the teachers were majorly involved. However the only thing that I did not understand was when a student is out they can not make up the work. but over all a great school. including the office staff.

  • (7 years ago)

    Excellent school. Fantastic well prepared teachers. Friendly staff. The international bilingual program is outstanding as well as the field trips. Excellent parent/teacher communication. My older son is in 4th grade and my younger in Kindergarden under special education (excellent service from OT teachers).

  • (7 years ago)

    Coral way is an average school for me. I believe if your lucky to be blessed with a good teacher than that is all you can rely on. I can say its a safe school and some of the teachers are great but the interaction with parents is miserable. If your a working parent it is difficult to be aware of what is going on in the school you would have to rely on your child to inform you because notices of projects or school activities are never sent home.

  • (8 years ago)

    I was very disappointed with this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    This an excellent school which has proven to improve their academics every year. Their scores are getting better and better. The parent involvement is not as high as other schools but the teachers get to know their students very well. It's a pretty big school which can overwhelm younger kids. The intl program is excellent.

  • (8 years ago)

    Excellent bilingual school. The teachers are all very professional and take their jobs very serious.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think that the bilingual character of Coral Way is its best advantage. Nowadays it's very important such an education. Don't forget. English and Spanish are the two most spoken lenguages all over the world. Our children will be ready for the future with this short of education. And the teachers and the rest of the staff are working really hard for them.

  • (9 years ago)

    Academic programs were excellent especially the gifted programs that are completely bilingual. The school played an important part in making my children bilingual and biliterate. It was actually a bit top-heavy in that i would have preferred more hands-on activities. The teachers were very dedicated. The principal was also exttremely dedicated and knew alot of the children by name.

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