School Details

Ludlam Elementary School

6639 Southwest 74th Street, South Miami, FL 33143
(305) 667-5551
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 411 students 13 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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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 2014
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
66%
63%
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63%
61%
77%
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.
78%
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 average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
58%
56%
72%
61%
61%
50%
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 2014
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ludlam Elementary School is a public elementary school in Glenvar Heights. The principal of Ludlam Elementary School is DR. GEORGETTE MENOCAL and can be contacted at pr3061@dadeschools.net. 411 students go to Ludlam Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic, Asian, and Asian/Pacific Islander. 5% of the Ludlam Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 73% of the 411 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Ludlam Elementary School is 13:1. Somerset Academy Elementary School South Miami Campus is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 56% 67%
Asian 5% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Multiracial 4% 0.5%
Black, non-Hispanic 23% 23%
White, non-Hispanic 16% 8%
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 73% 74%
Limited English proficiency 5% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I was part of the infinity program from kindergarten to 5th grade. The teachers are amazing and they prepared me for FCAT and middle school. The art teacher helped me get into magnet programs and the science experiments were crazy. I also liked the classes that were a mix of grades I was with 5th graders in 4th grade. There were a lot of clubs for an elementary school like FFEA News Crew Art Club Chess Club and Band. The only thing I didn't like is the faculty and office staff; they were never very helpful to the younger kids. I would still recommend this school to any parents considering it!

  • (2 years ago)

    Unless your child is in the GIFTED program this school and administratora are no good.

  • (2 years ago)

    my teacher is excellent. she is the best. she is probably the science geek of the school but is sweet loving and caring. she is the best and i love her

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent school. Our daughter is in the infinity program and we could not be happier in any other public school.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child attends the Infinity program at Ludlam. It was tough getting her in this year with cutbacks and staffing delays but well worth it. The Infinity program is like having a private school within a public school. My daughter has really excelled and has learned so much in just 3 months. I am very impressed with the curriculum the teachers and the principal. The work is very hard and she has a lot of homework but she seems to be doing really well. Her report card came in with all E's!!! Way to go Ludlam. Parents should really consider this school when choosing a gifted program for their child. Excellent!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is excellent. I disagree with the rating 5. It's not fair at all. I wish the best to the new administrative staff.

  • (6 years ago)

    My children who are in 3rd grade love the teachers and the school. I have been pleasantly pleased as well. I only wish the police were still able to be there in the afternoon when I come to pick them up. This was a sad change that occurred this year.

  • (7 years ago)

    Excelent teachers excelent school

  • (7 years ago)

    My son started kindergarden at ludlam and i am pleased to say his kindergarden teacher was excellent i could see her work in my son!

  • (8 years ago)

    I'm a parent of a 5th grader the gifted program is very good but tends to disappear by 5th grade I guess due to FCAT stress. Security is excellent thanks to the unbelievable Ms Williams. Counselor looks committed but is not quite consistent. Principal very executive. There is some bullying in the cafeteria and the PE field but unfortunately teachers don't follow through...Honestly my expectations went down from a 10 in 1st and 2nd grade to a 4 by 5th.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter has been at Ludlam for 3 years in the gifted program. We have only had one year of difficult work and the rest has been okay. The school and staff are wonderful. It is very community and family friendly and the focus is the children and their education. We really have only had good experiences with Ludlam.

  • (9 years ago)

    Quality school great teachers who are there to help. Music art are fantastic. PTA is very good. excellent school

  • (9 years ago)

    Fantastic principal - Ms. Diaz really cares about the students and is very accessible to parents. Great guidance counselor as well.

  • (10 years ago)

    Ludlam Elementary has an excellent councelor

  • (10 years ago)

    I can only speak to the gifted program at Ludlam. In my opinion there is too much emphasis on having children in the gifted program perform above grade level and too little attention given to the gifted child's needs. In our experience we have never seen any gifted curriculum or creative thinking exercises. Simply put the kids are required to work at at least one grade level beyond their actual grade. This is not what gifted programs are all about. Instead of stressing the kids out and giving them tons of work more emphasis needs to be placed on critical thinking creative problem solving and enriching curriculum. Quite frankly these kids are being burned out and that is a shame.

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