School Details

Miami Heights Elementary School

17661 Southwest 117th Avenue, Miami, FL 33177
(305) 238-3602
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 1180 students 14 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

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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.
87%
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

47%
58%
56%
50%
61%
61%
42%
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

Miami Heights Elementary School is a public elementary school in Richmond West. The principal of Miami Heights Elementary School is MR. JORGE RIVAS and can be contacted at pr3261@dadeschools.net. 1,180 students attend Miami Heights Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 40% of the Miami Heights Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 90% of the 1,180 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Miami Heights Elementary School is 14:1. Kids Learning Center Of South Dade is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 86% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 23%
Multiracial 0.6% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.08% 0.07%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 74%
Limited English proficiency 40% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My 2 sons went to this school for Kindergarten and Pre-K. What a horrible experience to see the beyond dirty cafeteria floors and classrooms. It's to be expected the kids would get sick in this environment. My older son skipped by (barely) with a teacher who couldn't control the classroom and my younger son who is autistic was completely neglected and ignored. Being autistic is difficult enough and sending him to a program that is "specialized" for these kind of kids should be comforting but it was torture to know that my son would come home starving and with a dirty diaper. EVERY picture taken at that school is showing my son with a dirty face. I would NEVER recommend this school. All complaints and not very much was good.

  • (2 years ago)

    Mis dos hijos fueron a esta escuela y nunca tuve problemas la escuela es buena y los maestro tambien todo depende de la preocupacion de los padres y del estudiante tengo muy lindos y gratos recuerdos los maestros de experiencia la gran parte de ellos tienen muchos a os en la escuela a todos gracias.

  • (3 years ago)

    My 4 year old daughter who was supposed to start her first day of Pre-K today walked out of the classroom this morning and the TWO teachers that are assigned to that class had no idea where she was or what had happened. Needless to say I have signed my child out of that school and will be sending her to a private preschool. What got me heated to a boiling point was the lack of concern on their part they had no clue of what was happening and acted as if I was over reacting. I'm sure they would OVER REACT if their child had disappeared and the people that were entrusted to care for her had no idea where she was too. The principal is about as clueless as the teachers showed no concern at all the only thing he could tell us was that there is only 1 security guard who was chatting with some other guys instead of watching the hallways etc. I am just disgusted with the entire school they are a disgrace.......

  • (3 years ago)

    My child has been there 1 year and really i just don't see the learning! everything my child knows is because her parents teaches her the teachers are lazy there are no extra-curricular activities. i would like to join the PTA but for some reason i have no motivevation! And the new principle has NO idea!!! can't wait to get my child from there.

  • (4 years ago)

    I attended this school from 3rd to 5th grade i completed 5th grade in 2004. I left that school completely unprepared academically for the magnet middle school i attended [Ammons]. I had excellent grades in their Gifted program and i recall never doing any work in that school. I would relax for hours which is probably the cause for my poor math abilities now that i am a Senior at Coral Reef. I also never felt right in that school. Very negative impression on me as a child. I hated this elementary school and would never send a child to it. Even after all these years it haunts me.

  • (6 years ago)

    my daughter is in this school since 3rd grade she is now in gifted and got every question on the science fcat correct this school is a very good school and the teachers are extremely nice

  • (7 years ago)

    My child has been in the School since PRE-K. Back then it was great. He is now in the second grade. All I can say if you have a child with special needs this is not the right school. The ESE teacher is excellent but the administration including the Principal lack exprience and they do not back up their teachers.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school specially Mrs Ortiz.

  • (7 years ago)

    love the School and staff specialy Mrs. Lopes from K-5

  • (8 years ago)

    This USED TO BE an 'A' school! Don't know what went wrong but now my kids are being given the choice to switch to a better school thanks to No Child Left Behind. Mind you the school recently underwent a principal change (for the better I believe) but his tenure at this school is way too short to evaluate further. With that said the school is still REALLY lacking parental involvement - the PTA is not strong AT ALL. There are NO extra-curricular activities the new building's 1st floor smells like a toilet no motivation for students to achieve higher standards no organization inadequate parent parking/pick-up/drop-off area...this school leaves much to be desired stemming from administrators down to security personnel. Needless to say I am beyond disappointed in this school and will be moving my kids OUT.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think that school is excellent. All teacher are very friendly and have higher qualification. They are very exigent with the homework and discipline. I'm very pleaser with this school.Thank for all the teacher.

  • (10 years ago)

    Good School consecutive A in FCAT. My son went here from K5 to Fifth Grade. No major complaints.

  • (10 years ago)

    Like the idea that same grades even though in different classrooms are visiting the same topics at the same time during the year. Very good after school care program.

  • (10 years ago)

    They are an A+ school ans they have an excellent after scholl program with the YMCA.

  • (10 years ago)

    Miami Heights offers art and music starting at the pre k level. There is a PTA but there isn't that big push to get greater parent involvement. More music concerts or art fairs would help in that area. The gifted program in my opinion does not challenge my child enough..

  • (11 years ago)

    My son has attended this school since Kinder now he is on 5th grade. I have see the improvement on this school has with in the last 6 years. I thought the remodeling was going to be done for this year unfortunally is not this will bring a big plus to the school when it gets done. Great leadership from Ms. Coffey as well as Ms. Aballe previous principal together as a team they made this school a big A school. This school also have great teachers as Ms. Agostini Ms. French Mr. Brown and Ms. Berdejas just to mention a few of them. Great office personal the staff is very helpfull and always looking out for the kids interest. I got to spend a few minutes in the office yesterday I was able to see how much they do care for the students as well as the safety.

  • (11 years ago)

    I Have my two kids at Miami Heights Elementary since kinder. My oldest one is now in 3rd grade. For the past two years I have been seen lots of improvements on the level of education. I really want to say that the hiring teacher s process is really good. My kid s teachers and I always work out together to benefits my kids; they are on top of my kids and not all the teachers does that. I'm very happy with Mrs. Robotham which is a great teacher she is doing her Master in reading and that is a big help for all the students in her class. Congratulations!

  • (11 years ago)

    Old unkept school classrooms too crowded Afterschool activities poor Disciplinary regulations for attendance not enforced After School program poor no security no constructive activities. Parent/Teacher comunication not fostered. ESE program poor aside from a few good teachers most look like they don't care about the student and no motivation. School need to improve on nutrition.

  • (11 years ago)

    Three children attended your school at some point. My 10 year old is there now. He's struggling a little bit. You have improved so much since the oldest two has moved on. Keep it up. Some parents still have hope.

  • (12 years ago)

    Old unkept school classrooms too crowded Afterschool activities poor Disciplinary regulations for attendance not enforced After School program poor no security no constructive activities. Parent/Teacher comunication not fostered.ESE program poor aside from a few good teachers most look like they don't care about the student and no motivation.

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