School Details

Aventura Waterways K-8 Center

21101 Northeast 26th Avenue, Miami, FL 33180
(305) 933-5200
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 1875 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

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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 2014
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
66%
63%
69%
63%
61%
67%
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.
81%
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

63%
58%
56%
71%
61%
61%
59%
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

48%
53%
53%
68%
61%
60%

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

68%
52%
56%
67%
57%
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

58%
33%
47%
72%
57%
57%
63%
44%
49%
76%
53%
56%

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.
89%
75%
78%

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

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. 1,875 children attend Aventura Waterways K-8 Center and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 3% of the Aventura Waterways K-8 Center students have "limited English proficiency." 0% of the 1,875 students here get 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 51% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 30% 8%
Asian 3% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 23%
Multiracial 0.8% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 74%
Limited English proficiency 3% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    My daughter went to AW for 4 years. K through 4th The staff in the front office is super nice and helpful not once was anybody rude to me. The principal is also very approachable. Hunted him down once in the lobby with a concern he listened to me and fixed the issue in less than 30 minutes. Don't get me started on ms.Mitchell. the guidance counselor she will work tirelessly to solve any problem. Talked to one of my friends for 2 hours on a Friday night !! My problem is that I never knew there was one until I transferred to a school in Jupiter. From all elementary schools in Florida AW ranks in the 73rd percentile the school in Jupiter is in the 97th percentile. Check out schooldigger ! Couldn't figure out why that was. Now I can. My daughter came home a week ago and stated that for the first time she is actually being taught something. Perhaps she meant effectively. No more tears and endless time spent explaining homework. Everything is now "so easy ". The class notes are in color and neat.However going to Aw she would have so much free time during school the kids would bring coloring books and other things to keep busy while teachers talked in the hall ways.

  • (1 year ago)

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

  • (1 year 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.

  • (1 year ago)

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

  • (1 year 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.

  • (1 year 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.

  • (1 year 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!

  • (1 year 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!

  • (1 year 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.

  • (2 years 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.

  • (3 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.

  • (3 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.

  • (3 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.

  • (4 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 )

  • (4 years ago)

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

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