School Details

Downtown Miami Charter School

305 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33128
(305) 579-2112
6

(out of 10)

Charter Grades PK-6 656 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

57%
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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

74%
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83%

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.
94%
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

59%
56%
55%
44%
59%
60%
63%
51%
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

69%
51%
52%
54%
57%
59%

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

Downtown Miami Charter School is a charter elementary school in Miami. The principal of Downtown Miami Charter School is Ms. Rebecca Dinda and can be contacted at pr3600@dadeschools.net. 656 students go to Downtown Miami Charter School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 14% of the Downtown Miami Charter School students have "limited English proficiency." 86% of the 656 students here have subsidized lunches. Theodore R. and Thelma A. Gibson Charter School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 61% 24%
Hispanic 35% 67%
Multiracial 2% 0.5%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 73%
Limited English proficiency 14% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Stephanie My two children have attend DMCS for the past three years and we love it. It is an A school unlike many of the public schools in Miami. The best part about the school is that it requires the parents to be involved at least 20hrs a year. They do a lot to help the children succeed like after school Saturday and Spring break tutoring. Teachers are always will to stay after school with student to help them with anything. This is my daughters last year there and trying to find a school that isn't a private school to compare to it is seeming impossible.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter has attended DMC since kintergarten and she is now in 4th grade. The teachers are excellent! I am dissapointed because last year they solely focused on the FCAT. The school does not offer any extra curricular activities such as sports team music etc... They went from a C to a D school. I think the principal and administrators did a poor job. There should be a balance on days to have the kids focus on the FCAT and have some days for them to do something else. This is what you get for putting to much pressure on kids with that FCAT. All that tutoring 6 days a week and in class the same thing. I hope this year is different other wise I'm moving my child.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is my daugther 1st year at Miami Downtown Chater School. I have to say it been a great experience for her. She love's her teach Mrs. Weekes Awsome teacher and a Beautiful person. I have to say that my daugther had done excellent job since I transfer her to Miami Downtown Charter school. They care of for each student education! I give the school an A

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is amazing! Not only does it teach them academically but they also give back to the less fortunate people in our community!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my daughters first year at DMCS and loves the fact that the school is small and i love the one on one attention that every student recieves.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my daugther second year at DMCS and she enjoys and loves going attending school.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is was my daughter first year at DMCS and she loves it. She actually love her teacher and all the staff that give more than 100%. They helped her and me a lot for her to bring her average for reading and math for the FCAT exam... Thank you all keep up the good work.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great school! Still needs time to grow.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a parent and my child attends Downtown Miami Charter School. The school has improved from when it first opened. It has gone from an 'F' school to a 'C' school. so they are making progress. although it has limited extra curricular activities for the children after school.

  • (10 years ago)

    A School that will succeed for its tenacity and view of tapping great potential in its students and in itself

  • (11 years ago)

    This is my son's first year at DMCS and he loves it. He actually loves his teacher and all the staff that give 110%. The atmosphere of the school is pleasant and the education that my son is receiving is what all children deserve. His assignments are challenging but not overwhelming. I feel so happy that I made such a wonderful decision and registered my son at this school.

  • (11 years ago)

    This is the second year for my two children attending this school and I am so proud of both of them. They are constantly being challenged on all levels making them not only rise to the occasion but also understand why it is so important for them to reach higher within themselves. The teachers are wonderful and classes never go over twenty five students.

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