School Details

North County K-8 Center

3250 NW 207th St, Miami Gardens, FL 33056
(305) 624-9648
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 364 students 12 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

58%
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57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 2012
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
66%
63%
36%
63%
61%
75%
53%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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.
90%
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 2012
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
58%
56%
32%
61%
61%
44%
51%
54%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 2012
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
53%
53%
31%
61%
60%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 2012
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
52%
56%
35%
57%
57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 2012
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
33%
47%
22%
57%
57%
29%
44%
49%
69%
53%
56%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 2012
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

North County K-8 Center is a public middle school in Miami Gardens. The principal of North County K-8 Center is Ms. Melissa M Mesa and can be contacted at pr3821@dadeschools.net. 364 children attend North County K-8 Center and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 10% of the North County K-8 Center students have "limited English proficiency." 76% of the 364 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at North County K-8 Center is 12:1. Robert Renick Education Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 93% 23%
Hispanic 5% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 8%
Multiracial 0.5% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 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 76% 74%
Limited English proficiency 10% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    North County k-8 center is so fun and the teacher are so easy to talk to. But I wish some of my friend would come back. The school is so much easier then a middle school and every one is so friendly I'm so glad I stayed

  • (2 years ago)

    This school has great teachers in a lot of the grade levels but the principal that is there right now is sub-par. She is not friendly towards many of the students and when my children had their awards ceremony she didn't even care enough to stay. My daughter loves her teachers and they really go out of their way to help her with her academics. So great teachers; not so great administrator. Because of the hard work of the teachers the school is now a B school. Kudos to the teachers! Maybe now more parents will get involved and bring the school back to its glory days.

  • (5 years ago)

    North County Elementary School has inproved. The principle at the time didnt have alot of support but this years principle Ms. Robinson puts down the law. But one thing im still at question about the funds but North County Has Inproved

  • (5 years ago)

    My son goes to this school. He is in kindergarden. His teacher is Chantel Lafortune and she is great. Every report card has shown great improvements. If all his future teachers in this school are as great as she has been then I think the children that go there will become wonderful assets to society. After all these are the years when they are shaped and molded for a promising future.

  • (5 years ago)

    North County Elementary School is a very good school the teachers work very hard inspite of the little to no parent support. There are extremely high demands put on them. The lack of the school funds the amount of foster childrenand latch key kids they have to deal with does not make it any easier. This is a Title 1 shcool and I I tell u it is incredible to see these teachers at there best. Hang in there guys and Mrs. Collins it can only get better! Parent of children for the last 3years.

  • (6 years ago)

    The principal does not show parent nor students respect.

  • (7 years ago)

    This School has high violence between students.There is a lot of bullying. Many parents that send children to the school are not involved in there children's education at all. The teachers are at a loss because the parents are not involved and don't care so they don't either. The principal is not adequate and frankly does not care for the students. There are very few teachers who have the passion to teach at the school. The lunch is not always fully cooked for the kids and lunch mothers steel money from the kids. There are so many behavioral issues that all the children suffer.

  • (8 years ago)

    there is no parent involvement and after school activities are non-existant

  • (9 years ago)

    I have been a parent at this school for the last 5 years and the change in administration is making things very difficult for us parents. The new principal is making her own rules and regulations as to how to run the school which is not how it is to be when i speak to the school district. As a working parent I do not need the school administration to make my life more difficult and will discuss my concerns with anyone in school government who cares to listen and take action about this matter a school is ran by a district and not by an individual .

  • (9 years ago)

    I believe that what is needed is more sports activities for the children and for the school to look into cleaning up around the school area

  • (9 years ago)

    North County Elementary is an urban public school whose main emphasis is cultural unity and not academic excellence. The unsaid but open rule is conformity and not thinking in original and innovative ways. Children are given lessons on the importance of 'identifying with community' instead of academics. The emphasis at North County as far as I can see is job security for teachers and not what is best for students. If you are black and conforming and you think the government not paying teachers enough is your child's problem this is the place for you.

  • (10 years ago)

    I see that I am not the only parent having problems at the school. I just hope that this new school year it will be easier for parents to talk and bring about some changes. As I see it the principal does not want red flags brought up around the school because then the easy job with no real obligations goes down the drain. I believe a principal should stand behind 'all' her students not just those she feels kin to. I hope all will be better this year. Thank you for the chance to vent. It is'nt easy being a student or a parent at North County Elementary.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son seems not to be excelling @ this school. From what I'm told from him and other students in his class afraid to ask questions because their teacher seems to make fun of them or point them out in front of the other students. I've spoken to principle about the and other parents have well. But seem to have been just brushed aside. Even when calling the school noone ever calls back unless you leave message. Next step is to the school board. In process now trying to tranfer out. Seems to be impossible and don't know why when the state has given them a d for the school grade.

  • (11 years ago)

    I had an opportunity to work with a few teachers at this school. Unfortunately my experience with them left much to be desired. Without naming names the teachers that I worked with had little experience and most regretable little love for the art of teaching. I hope that this upcoming year more positive and dedicated teachers join this school.

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