School Details

Miami Children's Museum Charter School

980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL 33132
(305) 329-3758
9

(out of 10)

Charter Grades PK-5 309 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

81%
62%
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56%
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 2014
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
66%
63%
81%
63%
61%
35%
53%
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.
100%
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 County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
58%
56%
88%
61%
61%
82%
51%
54%

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 2014
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Miami Children's Museum Charter School is a charter elementary school in Miami. The principal of Miami Children's Museum Charter School is MS. NINA CORTINA, who can be contacted at pr4000@dadeschools.net. 309 students go to Miami Children's Museum Charter School and identify as Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 32% of the Miami Children's Museum Charter School students are "limited in English proficiency." 39% of the 309 students here have subsidized lunches. District Summer Center M is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 61% 67%
Multiracial 4% 0.5%
White, non-Hispanic 25% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 23%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 39% 74%
Limited English proficiency 32% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Mcmcs is a great school with the most wonderful caring teachers. I could not ask for a better school if there is an issue that your child is having it is addressed to help them succeed and do better the teachers are amazing.My children have learned to love school because of this school the only bad thing about this school is it stops at 5 th grade.

  • (9 months ago)

    MCMCS is a good school my kids have made great friends and have great memories of their time @ the school. The biggest problem is that it is overcrowded and that seems to be a problem that has no solution. I wish the principal would address that issue and communicate better with the parents.

  • (9 months ago)

    This school year was amazing for my son and I. This is the first time that my son attends a charter school. It was the best decision that i made. He love the school and the teachers. The teachers are really good and always are there to help the students and the parents.

  • (9 months ago)

    We have been apart of MCMCS for 6 years it has been wonderful experience all around. The education and sense of community are great! The entire staff is supportive to all our needs. We are VERY happy and would recommend this school to anyone!

  • (9 months ago)

    My son attended 3rd. at MCMCS last year; it was wonderful coming from a K-8 school. Teachers were very professional and innovative on how they teach. They care so much about the kids treat them like their own. It is a very safe school. I recommeded that school to a couple friends and family. There is always room for improvement in any work of life.

  • (9 months ago)

    I strongly disagree with the last three reviews. I am a teacher at the Miami Children's Museum Charter School and I feel that our principal provides us with amazing leadership and support. She always tells us that her job is to facilitate our job and to provide us with everything and anything we need to be successful in our classrooms. She conducts frequent walk throughs and monitors important aspects of our schedules such as RTI/ Intervention time centers and differentiated instruction in Math. Our school increased over 120 points this year and we are an A school! Schools do not achieve this type of success with poor and absent leadership. The office staff always tries to be as helpful as possible in answering parent questions or concerns. They also put out a monthly calendar to keep parents informed of upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. I feel that our school is like a family where we truly care for one another. I am proud to be part of this team!

  • (11 months ago)

    Parents and teachers make this school the good school it is. Lack of leadership is evident. Principal rarely seen. Teachers overwhelmed by crowded classes. Recess time in the museum get cancelled often. Also Spanish which is now the only alternative language being taught. Nobody knows why French was canceled. We started the year being told that the school was working towards IB certification. . Still don't know what happened with that where we are at. Only 3 parent meetings this year. Poorly run and with useless information. A PTA would certainly make all the difference.

  • (11 months ago)

    This school could be amazing but due to the poor leadership it fails to deliver the academics and organization it needs to thrive. Text books did not arrive until the 3rd or 4th week of the 2013-2014 school year and the principal chose not to order all of the needed books so the work came from overhead projectors and papers copied from books. I have never seen social studies or science homework nor have I seen 1 graded paper in these subjects. I know he takes these classes because I see the grades. The saving graces are all of the teachers my child has had are amazing. They care about the students the communication has been fantastic and they are good teachers if they were just provided with the resources and leadway to teach. Their frustration with the school leadership is evident by several of the really great teachers leaving in frustration. The parents and students are wonderful. It's like a family because the school is small and the parent involvment is high. Most of us know each other on some level. There is refreshing diversity of culture with a great global diversity. I find the education is on par with like schools but it could be much better.

  • (1 year ago)

    Overcrowded therefore not enough one on one attention. I think they pack them in for the money.

  • (1 year ago)

    There is a sense of family that is undeniable. You feel your children are in a safe and happy environment. Teachers and staff care for each student individually. They help him/her succeed academically as well as emotionally. The students well being is their number one priority. If you want to pick up a happy child at dismissal send him/her to this school. Good luck ))

  • (2 years ago)

    The good things are that everyone knows everyone teachers and staff are easily accessible it is a very safe school no bullying and the presence of a museum. Drawbacks no coherent vision for teaching math and science 3rd grade onwards teaching is very haphazard no interest in particpating in miami dade school science fair. Kids sometimes get their recess taken off which means no physical activity for those events. Classes can be freezing with teachers unresponsive if a child feels cold and not being allowed to wear sweaters that are not emblazoned wth school logo. Cold lunch.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is an amazing school the teachers and administration are great. My child loves his school and teachers. There is no problem of overcrowding my child gets the attention he deserves and needs. This school has the feeling of a small school that is very close.

  • (3 years ago)

    Three years ago the school may have been good but right now its over crowded and very disorganized. They do not have a proper lunch hall and the playground is small. Additionally they may be located in a museum but the kids at the charter school get limited access to explore the museum. Overall its not a school I would recommend. Note your local public school at least has to adhere to state guidelines on student teacher ratios charters schools do not.

  • (3 years ago)

    Excellent teachers but the classrooms are too crowded! If your child needs extra attention do not put him in this charter school because he will not get the attention he deserves. Overall it is a good school but each year it gets worse because they accept more students than they have room for. I've noticed that some of the staff often gossip about other faculty members which is very unprofessional.

  • (3 years ago)

    School remains overcrowded and because its a charter school it does not adhere to the kinder through 3rd grade 18 children standards that public schools in miami dade county are supposed to. They do not have a cafeteria the playground is small and the children at the school have limited access to the museum. Its a shame because the school could have the potential to improve but they are growing beyond their capacity and that of their administration's capacity.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is such a warm nurturing environment. The children are all so happy and they love to go to school everyday. The teachers embrace each child as their own and make learning fun. I think it is a jewel in the public school system here in Miami.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has been going here for the past two years and it is a fabulous school; since it is housed in the museum there are many opportunities to incorporate hands-on activities into daily lessons. The principal and teachers truly care about each child and challenge them each day.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have some problems with my son and the staff help me so much to handle it. We will more happy if they develop a giffted child program and a phicological aid.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is in Ms Adriana Perez's class. She is a great teacher very creative and willing to listen to parents and work with students. I am very happy that my son is in her class. The school is good but has some issues which it needs to resolve if it really wants to emerge as a fanstastic school of Miami. It has too many students in one class. My son's desk has 5 students. They should not admit so many students or should add more sections.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is in Ms. Nadia class and we could not be happier! She is an excellent teacher and cares so much for her students. The entire staff at the school is professional. They strive for every childs well being. We are very happy and will work hard for the school to expand as it should by contract to the 5th grade!

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