77 out of 10GreatSchools

David Fairchild Elementary School

Miami, FL
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-5
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  • Enrollment: 575


David Fairchild Elementary School
5757 Southwest 45th Street
Miami, FL 33155
(305) 665-5483
David Fairchild Elementary School is located in Miami, FL and serves grades PK-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 7 out of 10
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Our family had a wonderful experience at David Fairchild. The children received support, guidance, and an overall good education. It was easy to talk to the teachers and from 1st to 5th grade most (if not all) worked with me to bring out the best in both of my children. The principal is fantastic. Always in a pleasant mood and always willing to work through any problem we encountered.
This is an average public school. The problems I see in this school are not unique to it but are part of our overall educational system's focus on testing, test scores, and only a few very specific types of learning and skills (i.e., writing, math) to the exclusion of others (oral communication, teamwork, logical, critical thinking, science, etc.).
I'm giving David Fairchild 4 out of 5 stars because even though I have no real complaints, I have no experience with other public schools to justify stating it is as good as the best of them. We have two children at the school and they are both happy there. The younger one has some issues with attention span which can be disruptive, and the teacher has been very understanding and helpful. He has improved a lot over the course of the year and we appreciate her patience. The older is in gifted, and I don't think she is being sufficiently challenged. I can understand it is difficult for a public school to address exceptional students when they have to work within the teacher/student ratios they are given. I am very happy with the other kids and their families. Parents seem to be very involved. There is a lot of extra stuff going on such as fundraising which can be a hassle but I understand it is necessary. Sometimes the school can be manipulative when it comes to raising money for their charity partners. I have never been given any cause of concern regarding my children's safety from other students, adults, or interlopers. The school is very attentive to who is entering the closed campus.
We have found David Fairchild Elementary to be a wonderful, warm, inspiring environment for our son to grow. The teachers, staff and families support one another and the students thrive because of it.
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