Sunset Elementary School

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5120 Sunset Dr

Miami, FL 33143

(305) 661-8527

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 1,124

Students Per Teacher: 11

Parent Reviews

72 Parent Reviews for Sunset Elementary School

The School has a wonderful Dual Education Program for Spanish, (it also has French and German), I can only comment on Spanish. The School offers two subjects for gifted children (Math and Science). However, the criteria used to determine gifted is applied in most instances using the bilingual score. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/29/14

This school is not for everybody, at least not for the Magnet Program. Your children must be either high achievers or gifted to keep going here. My son is not gifted, but he is very competitive. The amount of homework is reasonable, and parents need to supervise it obviously. Teachers e-mail you their ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/03/14

One of my children is in and I don t like that school. They stress out the kids with the fcat and charge them with a lot of homework. Kids are not kids anymore in that school. Some teachers are really good but some should not being teaching in magnet. The staff at the main office is really not nice. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/31/14

We do not like the program. My child is very bright but she no longer enjoys learning.

Posted by a parent on 10/29/13

Great School. High academic standards. Great teachers. Parents are very involved. The bad thing is it is hard to get into since it is a lottery and that can frustrate a lot of people. My son has been in Sunset Elementary for two years and we are all very happy. They do give a lot of homework though.

Posted by a parent on 10/07/13

My child was in the Spanish program and struggled immensely with the workload and the structure. There is nowhere to get the Spanish homework assignment other than in class, and if your child does not write it down then you will scramble to call other parents or your child will get a bad grade. There ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/21/13

My kids did the test for the magnet program;No considerations,staff and administration are extremely rude and extremely pretentious;Especially Mrs Pujol Burns,the leader teacher, I was asking her questions about the program, she got nervous and she hang up on me on the phone.!!!! I already put a complain ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/09/13

The academics are overrated and in the Spanish language program the children do not receive instruction in grammar i.e., proper use of pronouns, tenses, verb conjugation etc. So, your child may have a couple hours of Spanish a day but may not be able to have a conversation. Main focus of the program ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/09/13

Our child is in the first grade Spanish magnet program and gets 1 to 3 hours of homework nightly. The standards here are high, and students and parents are expected to meet them on a daily basis. Teachers, not so much. Far as I can tell, homework isn t checked by the teacher it s checked by other ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/11/13

We live nearby and visited the school several times to help us decide if we wanted our children to attend. Although I never saw inside a classroom, my husband and I were thoroughly unimpressed by several administrative staff members (of both the regular and language programs). Unorganized, arrogant, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/07/13

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Test scores for Sunset Elementary School

FCAT2* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Sunset Elementary School
Miami-dade County Public Schools
* In 2011-2012 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, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. 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.

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Miami schools — Sunset Elementary School is located at 5120 Sunset Dr, Miami FL 33143. 5120 Sunset Dr is in the 33143 ZIP code in Miami, FL The school district for Sunset Elementary School is the Miami-dade County Public Schools. Sunset Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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