School Details

Somerset Academy Charter

18491 Southwest 134th Avenue, Miami, FL 33177
(305) 969-6074
9

(out of 10)

Charter Grades PK-5 567 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

91%
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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

79%
66%
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61%
55%
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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.
97%
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

78%
58%
56%
88%
61%
61%
69%
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

About this school

Somerset Academy Charter is a charter elementary school in South Miami Heights. The principal of Somerset Academy Charter is MS. SUZETTE E RUIZ, whose e-mail is pr0520@dadeschools.net. 567 students attend Somerset Academy Charter and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 21% of the Somerset Academy Charter students are "limited in English proficiency." 39% of the 567 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Somerset Academy Charter Elementary School (South Homestead) is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Dance

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 91% 67%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 23%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 8%
Asian 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Multiracial 0% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39% 74%
Limited English proficiency 21% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    The jury is still out for me. It seems as all my daughter gets is worksheets in class. She says the teachers sit in the back and play on their computers or phones....no teaching....and she is getting 13 + hours of homework per week and that is a lot for a 10 year old. I will give it a little more time and see how it goes. I am talking about Somerset Dade....I have heard much better things about SOMI

  • (2 years ago)

    This school has the potential to be great however it lacks in the number of student assigned to a class. My child's class has a total of 27 kids for one teacher with that many students no teacher could help a child one on one.

  • (3 years ago)

    There is only about 50 kids in each middle school grade - they use worksheets and computers. I pulled my kid out after k-5 to attend middle at Jorge Mas Canosa and am SOOO glad! She came home the first day exclaiming that this year she would get to dissect a frog build a bottle rocket and she has a science lab where they work with chemicals for their experiments. Somerset would never have given here these hands on experiences. They just use text books and worksheets. The only extracurricular class for mid school is putting out the annual year book. They have 24 kids to a class and no class aids for the younger grades. The school is clean each room uses a promethian/smart board. turf instead of grass only grades 1 and k allowed to use the playground equipment. the rest only can run around on the very small patch of turf. there is no balls or other playground or pe equipment. for pe they run laps a lot.

  • (4 years ago)

    my son has been in the school since it open in this new location. This year he starts middle school. It is with great pleasure and respect that i commend and compliment the principal assitant priniple office staff teachers and all personel of the school for their dedication and care to their students. thank you the Perez family

  • (5 years ago)

    The administration is wonderful and most of the teachers are fantastic. There always seem to be a few that slip through especially with this hiring freeze. We've been very happy here. Please take note that they are better equiped to handle average students and not those with disabilities.

  • (5 years ago)

    it is an excellent school!!! My daughter started this year in K and she loves the school and the teacher. the principal and the staff are very involved. i like the way that they teach.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think this is a great school. My daughter started in K and is now in 1st grade. The first year was not that great as the kindergarten teacher has no personality at all and never greeted me as a parent. This year my daughter is so much more comfortable and her teacher is awesome. I had a problem with the sand on the playground last year and saw an improvement. Its really a big inconvenience trying to get a park in the mornings. There is too much traffic and only one way in and out. There should be better accomodations. Overall the academics is great. My daughter has learned alot and i like the way they teach. The principal and most of the staff is very pleasant. I think its a great idea that staff stands outside in the am and pm to supervise the kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    my daughter began with Somerset since it opened. She loves the school the teachers and all her frends. I couldnt ask for a better school. They really do care about out kids education..

  • (6 years ago)

    It is a fourth year for my children attending to Somerset is a great school. Every year they are improving. The Principal and the rest of the stuff are very helpful and friendly.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think this is a great school they are very attentive to the students and next year I hope to sign my son up to this school next year I love this school!

  • (7 years ago)

    The school is great but lunch is not. Lunch is the only complain.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a really nice and safety school for ours kids

  • (7 years ago)

    Academic programs are great Fcat scores are high extremely safe teachers/staff are caring. My boys could not be happier and the are A students We are very happy at Somerset!

  • (7 years ago)

    Great school. Principal is a great leader always wanting to be involved. She takes the time to listen to parents. Teachers gives you a very personalized treatment.

  • (7 years ago)

    Our kids have been in Somerset for 2 year's they love it as much as we parent's do! They are doing agreat job!

  • (8 years ago)

    Somerset is by far the best school any parent can send their kid to. They teachers and office staff are wonderful. The parents are involved in all aspects of the school. It is a wonderful school and they excel in everything they do.

  • (8 years ago)

    Parent involvement is phenomenal. Teachers treat each student individually and work with each student differently depending on how they learn. School staff and administration work with parents on a very positive level. The school has a very contagious positive atmosphere! My kids love waking up in the morning and going to school.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son used to hate to go to school until he started attending Somerset Academy. Now he is eager to get there in the morning. The school security is wonderful. Teachers and staff are very friendly and work closely with the parents. Parent involvement is extraordinary. Extra curricular activities are wonderful. Somerset Academy is an A school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great parental involvement. Lots of activities to participate. Safe and secure environment. Caring personnel.

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