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About This School

Aventura Waterways K-8 Center is a public middle school in Ojus. The principal of Aventura Waterways K-8 Center is Mr. Luis A Bello, whose e-mail is pr0231@dadeschools.net. 1,916 children attend Aventura Waterways K-8 Center and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 21% of the Aventura Waterways K-8 Center students have "limited English proficiency." 47% of the 1,916 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Highland Oaks Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • French
    • German
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Korean
    • Russian
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 50% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 30% 8%
Asian 3% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 24%
Multiracial 0.8% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 73%
Limited English proficiency 21% 21%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    The school has a great staff. Even if it is a big school every kid is well known by the teachers. Excellent teachers.

  • (6 months ago)

    Building looks like a penitenciary. Too much security gives the opposite impression but security (you can not enter the school unless you pass many filters) Assistants do not help much most of the times They give contradictory advise. Only some teachers are affordable (I must say my 9 year old child was very lucky because her teacher was excellent) others just ignore your child (my 5 five year old was lost in a 40 children class with two young and not very experienced teachers) If you can take your child other do it. I did not like this school much. On a 10 basis si give a 4 to this school.

  • (10 months ago)

    It is an excellent school. I would recommend it. The principal is very open to suggestions and discussions.

  • (10 months ago)

    Not very impressed with the teachers specially 1st grade/gifted. Overcrouded class - impossible to have a environment with quality to teach the kids. Lunch time is crazy - Kids have no control.

  • (10 months ago)

    Teachers have been good to great but too many kids in the classroom. Weird lunch times. Front office staff seems stressed and unfriendly. It is difficult to get help from the front office. The principal and vice principals are difficult to contact when questions needs to be addressed. Overall it is a new school and there is good use of technology but we are disappointed in how the school is run from an administrative level.

  • (10 months ago)

    We rate 3 stars for the school overcrowding; certain rude staff in the registrar's office (esp the heavy set Latina who sits at the front desk) and the fact that they don't have a school nurse (unconscionable - Dade Public schools); 5 stars for her kindergarten teacher! Our child is doing well and loves her teacher!

  • (10 months ago)

    My child has been at this school for 3 years and is in her fourth year now. The school is wonderful! The staff is great the teachers are very motivated in helping the kids. The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because of how crowded the school is. But even with that being said the staff does an amazing job keeping up with the students. My daughter has been very happy here and I would definitely recommend Aventura Waterways to other parents!

  • (11 months ago)

    Incredibly rude staff and ridiculously overcrowded classrooms. Its no wonder more and more parents are turning to home schooling.

  • (1 year ago)

    because this school is new. it used the last technology to teach student. the teachers are very helpful and work hardly to promote the school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I recommended this school. I like teachers workers and directors. They are accessible cooperative and respectful to children and parents. They know how to motivate children and have a code of conduct than create the right ambience for learning. Proper facilities.

  • (1 year ago)

    There is no feedback whatsoever. Ive never received a test so I have no clue how his test taking abilities are. Parent involvement in the absolute minimum.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter just started this school and it has been great so far! Her Teacher is awesome so friendly and very involved with each student and my daughter received an amazing welcome when she first came into the classroom. I am very happy with her new school and her academic progress is getting better. The students make a difference by moving ahead and working together as a team because of the quality and dedication of each teacher and exceptional staff and dynamic principal.

  • (2 years ago)

    We moved to Aventura a couple of months ago and my daughter is currently attending the first grade at Waterways. She comes from a small fantastic school in Miami in which parents are extremely involved academics are good and the teachers and principals were always available. I am happy with her teacher at Waterways who has so far being been great. I had however the worst experience of my life the other day when I got delayed at a medical appointment and was half hour late to pick up my daughter. For about 45 minutes after my arrival the school personnel was unable to find my daughter. Just like that they could not tell me where she was. They were looking everywhere and NO ONE KNEW WHERE SHE WAS. I eventually found her (with the older kids- during their dismissal). Later I tried to speak with the principal who was unavailable so I tried to schedule an appointment. I received a call from his assistant who began the scheduling processed by narrating the events and basically blaming me because I had been late. I don't think this woman is a mother or even begins to realize what they put me through. A school losing a child for even a minute is not acceptable.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter started kindergarten here and so far has had a good experience thanks to her teacher. The class size is quite large (normal I think for miami-dade county). Her teacher is on top of her academic progress However the teacher has had to use a microphone to keep the kids in the class under control. My daughter reports that over half the kids have trouble settling down to learn. I think her teacher has made her experience positive. Otherwise the school is large impersonal bare and quite crowded.

  • (3 years ago)

    I find this public school school to be exceptional so far. The teachers are top notch. Kids grow up fast and become confident in no time. The school is fairly new so of course there will always be issues that a school struggles with in the beginning. I can not comment on the 8th grade review because I am not aware of it. My kids are in the lower levels and for now i feel they are receiving a great education. The offer great programs as well!! Its hard to find a school like that. The overcrowded issue will soon be resolved but for now it doesn't make a difference because of the extra teachers and the control they have over them. Security is extremely important to me and i always see someone when i walk in.. but if they want to be even more on top of it fine with me because that's what really matters to avoid unwanted trespassers fights breaking out or kids getting lost. Every school has its flaws here and there.. so i give this school 5 stars for the great achievement it has started off with. I'm sure it will soar to perfection with years to come.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am very happy with what the school has to offer. They have some very strong teachers and the program is great! The school is well equipped with the needed supplies and the parents are ALWAYs willing to provide what's missing. The kids are friendly and happy! They are even coping well with the fact of being overcrowded by providing 2 teachers for the overcrowded calsses. Mother of a 1st grader.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is an excellent public school that is in the area. The teachers are very receptive and always willing to make time to discuss your child's academic progress. The 5th grade core subjects teachers are a young and progressive group of teachers that are good at what they do. I believe they are LEADERS in Florida education.

  • (3 years ago)

    the school is the best of all it hasa the best teachers and student i love that school is the best........

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is the best is the best one in the miami dade country and have the best benifits for my childs good )

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is an excellent their is no other school like it.The principal is wonderful.

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