Arvida Middle School

10900 Southwest 127th Avenue, Miami, FL 33186
(305) 385-7144
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1333 students 19 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

78%
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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 2012
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
52%
56%
73%
57%
57%

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 2012
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
33%
47%
73%
57%
57%
37%
44%
49%
66%
53%
56%

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.
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 2012
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
66%
68%

Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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 2012
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Arvida Middle School is a public middle school in The Crossings. The principal of Arvida Middle School is MRS. NANCY ARAGON and can be contacted at pr6021@dadeschools.net. 1,333 children attend Arvida Middle School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 5% of the Arvida Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 57% of the 1,333 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Arvida Middle School is 19:1. Devon Aire K-8 Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 23%
Hispanic 72% 67%
Multiracial 4% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Asian 3% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 15% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.07% 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 57% 74%
Limited English proficiency 5% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    The school has an excellent music program. If your child is into music this is the best! However the security and the supervision is not so great. A lot of fights (mostly with girls) go unnoticed by the security staff. With todays technology everyting gets recorded so you can google "Fights at arivda middle" and can see for yourself. Just because its an "A" school doesnt mean that it is safe. If there is a bullying situation administration does take care of it but what they need is prevention. They need to nip it in the bud BEFORE it escalates.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am very happy with arivida's music program and academics. I had a hard time deciding between arvida and Ammons but their orchestra won me over. If your child is musically inclined then arvida is the place to be.

  • (1 year ago)

    The school is Excellent school i will recommend it to anyone with my eyes closed. The teachers all faculty and staff are wonderful. My son feels very safe. He was also able to adapt to the school easily.

  • (3 years ago)

    Arvida Middle School has impressed me as a superb school that emphasizes challenging students to ensure they success not just in high school but beyond. The teachers maintain a high caliber curriculum and the principal is both well liked and highly effective. The music program is exceptional under the auspices of Ms Ventura. My son has evolved academically musically and socially in this crucial middle school years thanks to this excellent school its staff and administration.

  • (3 years ago)

    Awesome school! Teachers Principal security all the staff are A+. The programs and electives are superb. Parent involvement is very important and we are always welcome. I really feel my kids are safe and on a great educational environment being prepared at the best for their future. Thank you Arvida! Go Vikings!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Hi! im shaniqua and i loooooove arvida! Like for real dog its a cool school. i like it so become a viking and go to arvida!

  • (4 years ago)

    hello i am attending arvida going into my 7th grade year and i love this school it has changed my life very friendly and most techers are very nice but there is one named Mrs. palmer! she is horrible! and a couple of fights but besides that its great!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has been a blessing. My children went to a local charter school and were emotionally neglected and bullied. Arvida is great and so is the staff....

  • (4 years ago)

    Initially I was apprehensive about my daughter attending Arvida. How wrong I was! This is absolutely without a doubt THE BEST middle school I have ever seen. For starters academics are important. My daughter was completely "set up" to apply at the top magnet schools in the county. She not only excels academically she learned to play cello. What an incredible opportunity! From the principal to the faculty nearly every one of the her classes were top notch. One thing that I like about Arvida as compared to a charter school or K-8 center is the diversity of opportunities students have. This is a full-fledged middle school complete with shop orchestra band art dance and many many other electives. Your child can explore so many things and gain experience if they choose. I found that charter schools and K-8 centers offer only a "taste" of minimal electives. ARVIDA ROCKS!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    My 16 year old attented Arvida & now my 13 year old (last year at Arvida) love the teachers & parents are very involved

  • (5 years ago)

    I was a student and I found my time here well-spent. I was in the last class of the Global Academy before they changed it to Global Studies and Fine Arts and before it changed to a Middle School. Even though I have 3 years of high school ahead of me I can easily say that Arvida has been the school with the most impact. When I was there the academics were insanely easy but that's because I'm not your average student. I absolutely loved the gifted program because the teachers and students are just there. Of course there were fights occasionally okay maybe frequently but that's all normal high school stuff and pigeonholing this middle school based on the demographics is a great injustice. Arvida Vikings forever.

  • (5 years ago)

    Best middle school on the area great Principal Assistant Principals Counselors security cannot praise the staff enough. Most teachers are very dedicated they have a lot of activities band orchestra dance green club cheerleading drama club math counts you name it. Parental involvement is good lots of booster clubs. Great school to transition from Elementary to High no fights or bulling.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent school. Oustanding teachers fun electives. I made lots of new friends. 8th Grade is the best (

  • (5 years ago)

    This school was the greatest school some teachers were a little iffy but most were amazing. The administration enforces everything and things ran pretty smoothly.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is very good. I'm very surprised of how good their teachers are...they are amazing!!! I used to go every Open House and I was very impresed of the teachers...My daughter is finishing 8th. grade into Global Studies Academy and she had a wonderfull time in Arvida and very good friends.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's an awesome school and most of the teachers are great. Plus they have great magnet programs.

  • (6 years ago)

    The BEST middle school in miami. Great environment for all students. PS ( My son was in private school for his primary years so I had serious doubts!)

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school excellent programs ... but no uniform.

  • (6 years ago)

    well like all schools arvida has its high and low points. the school has many activities and fun electives that the kids enjoy and the teachers have a very good education and teach well but some teachers are rude. it is easy to make friends here but there is a lot of fights. arvida is a good school but most deffinetly not the best. there are way better schools.

  • (6 years ago)

    Most of the teachers I've dealt with have been great!

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