Aventura Waterways K-8 Center

  • Aventura Waterways K-8 Center serves 2,134 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 68% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 65% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Aventura Waterways K-8 Center placed in the top 30% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62%.

School Overview

  • Aventura Waterways K-8 Center's student population of 2,134 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 123 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students2,134 students
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Total Classroom Teachers123 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Aventura Waterways K-8 Center is ranked within the top 30% of all 3,650 schools in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Aventura Waterways K-8 Center is 0.59, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#894 out of 3650 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
57%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
54%
33%
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Black
10%
22%
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White
33%
38%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Aventura Waterways K-8 Center.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.590.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDade School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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  2.71 out of 5  (7 reviews)
1  
I would give zero stats if I could 1. Kids have to share a desk 2, staff is rude 3. Totally disorganized 4. Teachers do not communicate with parents 5. Only pro is the special Ed program 6. Pick up has no parking and is disorganized 7. Drop off are easy 8. No really sports or activities after school of these kids 9. Kids have grass for recess no playground 10. Choose else where!! Do not send your child here. All this is based on my opinions! I am a mother of 2 students who have / attend the school.
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Very bad school. After care program is the worst! Keep away from this school!
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3  
Some teachers are ok. Any place you go unhappyly speaking there are people who are nice and some who don't. My real concern is the amount of children for each class. It is unbelievable unrealistic. Not fair for the teachers, not fair for the students
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5  
I am a middle school student In Aventura waterways k8. I have been in this school since first grade. I had a very happy time here with my buddies . All my teachers were very nice as well. I stilll remember my first teacher . Now we must relocate because my dad got a new job and this makes me feel so sad. I will remember my old Aventura home and this school forever .
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5  
Excellent school my kids love it .
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2  
I completely agree with the comment above. My child is the same a ESOL student and nothing is learned for the last few months more than he knew. No one has sympathy if something doesn't understand and they wants to repeat, just have the answer "we're not going to repeat any particular". Kids are not helpful, they don't want to tell what is for HW if any case you don't know. It's very hard to get friend because they are already selected in the group and if you start talking with two person from different group you are done, nobody will talk to you anymore. It is one of worst experience most social than educational, but over all is one big nothing.
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Im surprised why there is not a reviews? Unfortunately my son had a bad experience with them in elementary in ESOL class. They don't teach you english the way they should to the immigrants... All they can do is to give a grade F _ D.... I wonder why? You will ask me why my child do not speak english? Whats a problem? Oh no! He do speak english better then me... But some how he have grades D - ... Hmmm.... Be carefull to put your child there into the esol classes!!!
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