John I. Smith K-8 Center

  • John I. Smith K-8 Center serves 1,836 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 66% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • John I. Smith K-8 Center placed in the top 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62%.

School Overview

  • John I. Smith K-8 Center's student population of 1,836 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 110 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students1,836 students
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Total Classroom Teachers110 teachers
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School Comparison

  • John I. Smith K-8 Center is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,633 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of John I. Smith K-8 Center is 0.17, 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 Testing Rank#1236 out of 3633 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
91%
33%
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Black
1%
22%
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White
5%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score0.170.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in John I. Smith K-8 Center and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
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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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Since starting at this school, my son has gone from an honor student to not passing. I can associate it directly with his teachers, they do not put effort into ensuring students don't get left behind. The school administration also does not seem to care about the students, just their FCAT score. My son has special needs and transferred here with an IEP, even though we turned it in it was not reviewed for over 6 months, then they acted surprised when it was sitting in his file the whole time. The following year they once again acted surprised 3 weeks into the school year to find out that he had an IEP from the previous year AT THIS SCHOOL!!!. They don't have any capability to work with any special needs and only use it as an excuse to void my sons FCAT which means they no longer have to worry about him. They don't ensure he knows what homework he has, they don't ask him to turn it in, but then they mark it as incomplete even though it was and was just sitting in his bag. I am very very unhappy with this school. One final note...if you don't speak spanish, don't come here.
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