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Ada Merritt K-8 Center

Miami, FL
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-8
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  • Enrollment: 743


Ada Merritt K-8 Center
660 Southwest 3rd Street
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 326-0791
Ada Merritt K-8 Center is located in Miami, FL and serves grades PK-8.It received a GreatSchool rating of 10 out of 10
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Would rate experience as disappointing overall as it appears to be a good school, but the administration/staff does not have the best interest of students in mind.
When of the worst schools ever possible much due to the terrible culture set by the principle. The students are just taught to do busy work and the homework is equally overwhelming and unnecessary. Bullying is covered up by the Principle and Administration, with an arrogant attitude. Children’s well being definitely do not come first at this school, there is no compassion or sense of care the only thing that is important is for the principle to keep her ranking of the school at the price of miserable students.The school is dirty, has brown depressing interiors and there is no life our soul to this education environment. The school area is not safe and there is no sport facility at the school, very limited sports and the younger kids do not even have PE. Nor does the school have a proper playground so the kids have to exit the school and go to a public park in little Havana where the homeless walk around. Whatever you do not send you child to this school.
Being a bilingual school I am impressed on how fast children become fluent and write in two languages simultaneously. Homework is not light but it definitely pays off. Everything is very well structured and nothing is left to chance. Teachers are extremely professional and committed to the students.
My daughter struggled from the very beginning with emotional outbursts. They had the school psychologist on staff, and their solution was to just keep calling me in the office. We left the school and went to a different one, where they actually started the evaluation process despite not having a counselor on staff. She now has a diagnosis and an IEP and unfortunately had to switch schools again. I only found out later that Ada Merritt has an EBD classroom and could have started to process so much sooner without having to switch schools. They literally have SPED professionals on staff and we never referred to them or it was even discussed to have her transfer to that room. It was a nightmare for years not knowing what to do, I had no idea what options were available and I was never even given the IEP as a solution. They failed my daughter and failed me.
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