ADA MERRITT K-8 CENTER

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660 SW 3RD ST
MIAMI, FL 33130
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Phone: 305-326-0791
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Low
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 8th Grade
  • District: Miami-dade County Public Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 14:1
  • Students/Grade: 77.8
  • Number Students: 700
  • Number Teachers: 45
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5372
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Carmen Garcia
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (108 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (142 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-19
    "If you are reading this comment that means you are looking for a good school for your children, Ada Merritt is not the kind of school a student can remember, is a prison, a nightmare, children do not have recess period, imagine you at work with 8 hours of straight work in your desk, without mental relax period, only interrupted for a quick lunch! I was warned and I failed! Look for the new Slam or Miami Arts School or many other great schools where children are allowed to be children, and where your children can have some live after classes. You have been warned. Remember that from K to 8th grade there is NO record for College, so why should we provide a miserable childhood? Good Luck!"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-23
    "I am an AdaMerritt alumni, I had gone there for 10 years, do NOT let your child suffer the way I did. The administration is bias, the teachers are bullies, and the staff is horrible. The administration disregards anything for the students and only care about how the school looks to others. There is not one this that is so special about this school. It is the opposite of a 'nurturing place for heart and minds'. There are only few teachers that care, most have left. DO NOT be fooled by the Portuguese or Spanish language classes, they do not do anything in these classes and expect the students to already be fluent, as you get older the school gets worst. I would not ever reccomend this school, my only regret is not leaving earlier."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-17
    "School has gone downhill in past few years. Office staff are nasty, rude & too busy on their cellphone to help people who walk in. Most great teachers have left thanks to the horrible working environment & a principal who doesn't care. Admin staff is just as bad as office staff. Their response to bullying is to blame the victim & call them liars. All they care about is aappearances!! They don't acknowledge honor roll students even after 8 years of being model students! Horrible place, extremely dirty, no toilet paper in bathrooms, no more butterfly gardens, no more award ceremonies because they rather spend money on extra security staff although they do nothing productive. Principal & Asst principal are both too busy to meet w/parents when there's an issue. This is not a place that "nurtures every child's mind". Its laughable but truly disheartening! Also, school is against technology! What a joke! They bought smart boards but some teachers are so anti-technology they don't use them. Those teachers don't even post homework on class websites! Get with it Ada Merritt! Your school has fallen behind to better schools like Iprep who know how important tech is for education!!!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-14
    "This school is amazing! My son is in the Portuguese program. After his 2nd month of Kindergarten, he was reading and writing portuguese just as good as his english. In addition, he is already writing in cursive. The values and attention they give to the students successfull in every aspect. I am proud to be a part of the Ada Merritt Family!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-14
    "bullying bullying bullying bullying bullying bullying bullying bullying bullying bullying bullying bullying bullying bullying bullying bullying bullying bullying bullying bullying bullying bullying bullying bullying. Principal and high staff only concern is school ratings and image..."
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