Key Biscayne K-8 Center Overview150 West McIntyre Street, Key Biscayne, FL 33149 , Tel: +1 (305) 361-5418 Miami-Dade
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Key Biscayne K-8 Center Ratings & Reviews
Not good. While the ESE teachers in the elementary school were excellent, my child did not learn anything in middle school. He received no support from his ESE teacher and he wasted 2 years there
I have a great experience with the school. As in every school, there are good and bad teachers, nice and mean kids, committed and absent parents. But overall, the schools is great. It feels safe, parents are invited to get involved and academically, the kids evolve. The CATS program is really good and, even though it does bring funding for the school, private testing has nothing to with how good or bad the school is ranked and these tests go through the county and only certify whether the kid is or not GIFTED. The school is a bis school not tailored for every individual need. When I got to Miami, miy kids didn't speak a word of English. As much as the school could help, if they had needed it, i would have had to hire a tutor to help them transition. Bullying has to be worked at home and school. I've never expected the school to solve these problems, but of course, to support me and my kids. I particularly have received that support. Not every school is a good fit for every kid or family. For ours, it has been a very good 5 years with three very different kids.
This school is poorly rated by greatschools as one can tell by the true community ratings. There is a focus on being average and not caring about the above average. The middle school lacks immensely because there are fewer students, which means fewer classes and opportunities for growth and development for kids that age. They do not offer competitive courses, only age appropriate level courses, which is not common nowadays. If your child excels, they will be forced to take regular classes or take the higher courses online. Then, they will award achievements for a regular student (let's say whoever earned the highest marks in a basic 8th grade science class get's an award), but an 8th grader who is taking a 10th grade course online (because the school doesn't offer anything for high achievers because most of the kids are average)...this child who is taking classes above and beyond gets NO RECOGNITION. While the AP is nice (and she basically runs the middle school), the overall administration is isolated, focused on the Latin culture, doesn't care about diversity, cares about optics, and is not preparing those students sufficiently. Horrible experience when I expected much, much more. The only saving grace was that my child was self assured and didn't need validation from this school because he sure wasn't getting it.
Very poor. We moved here for the school, but is not a good place. Better save for a private school or to apply a magnet, because this school is overcrowded, no resources in the classrooms, very low performer teacher, no interest from the administration to improve any aspect of the experience aducation. Deeply disappointed.
This school has so much potential in Key Biscayne. However, classrooms are overcrowded, teachers are stressed and are not able to provide good quality education to children. Additionally, there are many students that do not live in Key Biscayne that attend the school, which should not be allowed as it continues to create an overcrowded situation that negatively affects the entire education system. When my child attended Kindergarten the student/teacher ratio was 28:1; the legal limit is 18:1, and sadly the school does not seem to care. I had to pull my child out after only 3 months because he was extremely unhappy at this school. The school only cares about test scores.
Key Biscayne, FL Education Statistics
- No High School1%
- Some High School11%
- Some College15%
- Associate Degree6%
- Bachelor Degree36%
- Graduate Degree32%
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