School Details

Miami Gardens Elementary School

4444 Northwest 195th Street, Miami Gardens, FL 33055
(305) 625-5321
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 260 students 12 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

72%
62%
58%
53%
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

72%
66%
63%
52%
63%
61%
38%
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.
68%
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

80%
58%
56%
59%
61%
61%
45%
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 Gardens Elementary School is a public elementary school in Miami Gardens. The principal of Miami Gardens Elementary School is MS. APRYLE KIRNES and can be contacted at pr3241@dadeschools.net. 260 students attend Miami Gardens Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 29% of the Miami Gardens Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 92% of the 260 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Miami Gardens Elementary School is 12:1. His House Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 53% 67%
Black, non-Hispanic 42% 23%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 8%
Multiracial 1% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Asian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 74%
Limited English proficiency 29% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has been a student at this school for 4 years now. He has had some great teachers over those years. I love that they strive for excellence they challenge him to succeed beyond his expectations. His math teacher is awesome her 1st year there she was teacher of the year. The principal is hands on with the teachers and parents. I don't think that the school gets enough credit for the great job that their doing with the students. I hope some of the funds that was approved for the schools make it way to Miami Gardens Elementary. They have a field bigger than a football field where a new building can be added for more class rooms. They need new desk more computers I hope they supply the school with the much needed upgrade. It deserves it I would recommend this school to any parent. yours respectfully Ms. Gloria Reid

  • (1 year ago)

    My son started at this school when he was 4 pre k. I saw him change from being my baby boy and needing me to help me with his homework to working independently. He still needs my help from time to time my point is the teachers are great role models. I have much respect for them and what they are striving to do when it comes to our children. Dr. Kerns is the leader of her school and excepts nothing but excellent from her teachers. When my son leaves this school I feel he will be able to maintain his grades at the level they are now because of the teachers he has now their molding him into that ideal student and I love that they keep us as parents involved with all his work as well as his little attitude he has at times. He's in gifted I'm proud of him and the teachers. Please acknowledge this school and help with continue greatness. They could use some funds to build a play ground and the music room needs instruments. Art supplies are needed an auditorium is needed for when the students perform for their parents. We have to sit in the cafeteria and it's not enough room. Help this school it's a great teaching facilities for our upcoming children. Mr. A.l.S

  • (7 years ago)

    Miami Gardens is a very good school. my son had an excellent teacher who worked closely with me and changed his outlook on school. Some of the staff are rude and this years teacher never answers notes and or emails but in a whole the support system you have within the people who do care is wonderfull. M Criollo parent..

  • (9 years ago)

    I am not impressed with this school. I do not like the way staff members non-educational treat the students. The school crossing guard get no respect and allows the parents do to as they please. They do have have extracurricular and the classrooms are not overflowing with children. I do like that it is a small school and everyone knows each other. The so far have been very helpful. So far i am please with my son's kindergarden teacher.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have to say that i am not impressed with the quality of academic programs. From a parents standpoint my child does not come home with enough homework some days (no homework) schoolwork stays at school so there is nothing for the parents to review regarding the childs progress. If you call the teacher conversations are very vague and and they offer no sloutions if your child has problems. I think the teachers are very young and inexperienced. The parents are called on quite a bit but for nonesense. ie.. Family night crime watch talent shows. These are not events that i want to take time off of work for. Once in a while(okay) but not when my child is failing and needs extra atention and i'm looking for some help with her to get her where she needs to be at her grade level.

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