Everglades K-8 Center

Summary:

Everglades K-8 Center is a public school in Miami, Florida, serving 953 students from pre-kindergarten to 8th grade. This predominantly Hispanic school consistently outperforms the Miami-Dade and Florida state averages on key academic measures, including end-of-course exams and statewide science assessments.

Everglades K-8 Center's strong academic performance is particularly noteworthy, with significantly higher proficiency rates than the district and state in Algebra 1 (77% vs. 61% and 55%), Geometry (100% vs. 56% and 53%), and Biology 1 (100% vs. 70% and 67%). The school also excels in 5th and 8th-grade science assessments, as well as in 5th, 6th, and 8th-grade English Language Arts and 5th and 6th-grade Math on the FAST (Florida Assessment of Student Thinking) exams. This suggests that the school is effectively supporting its predominantly Hispanic student population and helping them achieve high levels of proficiency.

However, Everglades K-8 Center has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 8.7% in 2019-2020 to 20.3% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the nearby schools like Banyan Elementary School and Coral Park Elementary School. Additionally, the school serves a socioeconomically disadvantaged community, with a high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 63.8% to 79.24% over the past three school years. The school should investigate the underlying causes of the increased absenteeism and continue to provide the necessary resources and support to address the unique needs of its student population.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-8

 8375 SW 16th St
       Miami, FL  33155


(305) 264-4154

District: Miami-Dade

SchoolDigger Rank:
976th of 2,256 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,773 Help


Students who attend Everglades K-8 Center usually attend:

Middle:    Rockway Middle School
High:    Miami Coral Park Senior High

Student/teacher ratio:  14.6 Help
Number of students:  953

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
97.9%
White:
1.2%
Asian:
0.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  63.8% Help


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Compare Details Everglades K-8 Center ranks better than 56.7% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 138th among 281 ranked elementary schools in the Miami-Dade School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 54.8. (See more...)
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Compare Details Everglades K-8 Center ranks better than 63.9% of middle schools in Florida. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 60.91. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (97.9%), White (1.2%), Asian (0.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 63.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Everglades K-8 Center is 14.6, which is the 46th best among 281 elementary schools in the Miami-Dade School District. (See more...)
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Compare Everglades K-8 Center employs 65 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Everglades K-8 Center is $13,773, which is the 117th highest among 281 elementary schools in the Miami-Dade School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Everglades K-8 Center was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Everglades K-8 Center 432nd of 1196 Florida public middle schools. (See Everglades K-8 Center in the ranking list.)

Miami-Dade:

SchoolDigger ranks Miami-Dade 24th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Everglades K-8 Center

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 64.62 107th 199 46.2%
2005 64.96 101st 202 50.0%
2006 68.52 538th 1688 68.1%
2007 70.40 528th 1786 70.4%
2008 69.29 556th 1789 68.9%
2009 57.55 827th 1847 55.2%
2010 68.51 608th 1919 68.3%
2011 69.21 615th 1985 69.0%
2012 71.77 543rd 1984 72.6%
2013 72.32 513th 2029 74.7%
2014 69.69 588th 2064 71.5%
2016 59.92 819th 2087 60.8%
2017 47.88 1105th 2112 47.7%
2018 68.28 652nd 2118 69.2%
2019 60.98 818th 2182 62.5%
2021 52.05 1044th 2247 53.5%
2022 56.38 928th 2219 58.2%
2023 35.76 1449th 2240 35.3%
2024 54.80 976th 2256 56.7%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Everglades K-8 Center

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 61.03 237th 593 60.0%
2005 74.56 134th 602 77.7%
2006 67.29 210th 675 68.9%
2007 74.99 168th 736 77.2%
2008 74.07 177th 740 76.1%
2009 72.35 216th 780 72.3%
2010 71.74 233rd 839 72.2%
2011 69.83 268th 891 69.9%
2012 62.19 337th 897 62.4%
2013 64.04 341st 956 64.3%
2014 60.62 378th 999 62.2%
2016 53.95 445th 997 55.4%
2017 51.28 496th 1031 51.9%
2018 53.90 464th 1035 55.2%
2019 64.89 359th 1099 67.3%
2021 61.18 407th 1136 64.2%
2022 62.25 392nd 1148 65.9%
2023 56.47 478th 1177 59.4%
2024 60.91 432nd 1196 63.9%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Everglades K-8 Center Test Scores
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by a parent
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Open Quote Mi hijo tiene ADHD, y está escuela le ha dado las acomodaciones que el necesita, le doy gracias a Mrs Gonzales y Mrs Pena de 4to grados por la atención y dedicación que tuvieron en este año escolar con mi hijo Farid Osman-Rumie Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, January 15, 2016

Open Quote This school is not the bes,It is lacking a lot. They do not provide any type of tutoring or after school activities for kids neither provide summer school for struggling students. Take your child elsewhere for your kids sake. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Open Quote Hello,

I would like to congratulate Mrs. Cristina Torres for her oustanding job this year with 3rd Grade in Everglades K-* Center.

We need more Educators like her that care so much for our children.

Thank you Mrs. Torres for all you efforts with my daughter Emily Martinez.

Regards,

Marlene Martinez Close Quote



Enrollment information for Everglades K-8 Center

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 66 4 8 724 0 n/a n/a 0 802
1989 68 3 8 724 0 n/a n/a 0 803
1990 78 1 8 753 0 n/a n/a 0 840
1991 86 3 4 507 0 n/a n/a 0 600
1992 89 2 5 527 0 n/a n/a 0 623
1993 127 6 13 653 0 n/a n/a 0 799
1994 132 6 15 672 0 n/a n/a 0 825
1995 160 12 10 703 1 n/a n/a 0 886
1996 160 12 10 703 1 n/a n/a 0 886
1997 158 10 8 703 0 n/a n/a 0 879
1998 130 5 9 735 0 n/a n/a 0 879
1999 146 12 12 826 0 n/a n/a 0 996
2000 127 13 19 934 0 n/a n/a 0 1093
2001 125 14 15 1085 0 n/a n/a 0 1239
2002 116 7 8 1206 0 n/a n/a 0 1337
2003 116 7 8 1206 0 n/a n/a 0 1337
2004 116 10 9 1248 0 n/a n/a 0 1383
2005 121 9 10 1211 0 n/a n/a 0 1351
2006 104 10 11 1123 0 n/a n/a 0 1248
2007 92 12 11 1073 0 n/a n/a 8 1196
2008 85 11 9 1084 0 n/a n/a 4 1193
2009 82 10 12 1089 0 n/a n/a 3 1196
2010 78 10 8 1063 0 n/a n/a 0 1159
2011 74 7 8 1106 0 0 0 0 1195
2012 58 7 8 1164 0 0 0 0 1237
2013 48 7 7 1126 0 0 0 0 1188
2014 32 5 11 1112 0 0 0 0 1160
2015 25 2 8 1079 0 0 0 0 1114
2016 20 1 9 1018 0 0 0 0 1048
2017 29 2 11 1001 0 0 0 0 1043
2018 24 2 12 989 0 0 1 0 1028
2019 16 3 10 957 0 0 1 0 987
2020 14 3 6 951 0 0 1 0 975
2021 15 6 7 881 0 0 1 0 910
2022 11 5 8 841 0 0 2 0 867
2023 11 2 5 933 0 0 2 0 953

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Everglades K-8 Center

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 802 41.0 19.5 43.4
1989 803 43.0 18.6 45.8
1990 840 42.0 20.0 48.6
1991 600 35.0 17.1 37.5
1992 623 37.0 16.8 33.9
1993 799 43.0 18.6 36.5
1994 825 42.0 19.6 36.6
1995 886 50.0 17.7 36.2
1996 886 50.0 17.7 36.2
1997 879 51.0 17.2 36.5
1998 879 48.0 18.3 37.5
1999 996 58.0 17.2 49.3
2000 1093 59.0 18.5 45
2001 1239 69.0 18.0 44.5
2002 1337 75.0 17.8 50.8
2003 1337 75.0 17.8 50.8
2004 1383 78.0 17.7 52.1
2005 1351 83.0 16.3 54.3
2006 1248 89.0 14.0 51
2007 1196 93.0 12.9 49.3
2008 1193 96.0 12.4 47.9
2009 1196 93.8 12.8 57.3
2010 1159 89.0 13.0 62.5
2011 1195 85.0 14.0 65.9
2012 1237 90.0 13.7 70.3
2013 1188 85.0 13.9 71.6
2014 1160 81.0 14.3 74.1
2015 1114 79.0 14.1 74.7
2016 1048 72.0 14.5 77.3
2017 1043 69.0 15.1 79.6
2018 1028 73.0 14.0 70.4
2019 987 68.0 14.5 71.9
2020 975 68.0 14.3 70.6
2021 910 66.0 13.7 78.2
2022 867 62.0 13.9 79.2
2023 953 65.0 14.6 63.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Everglades K-8 Center

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 802 41.0 19.5 43.4
1989 803 43.0 18.6 45.8
1990 840 42.0 20.0 48.6
1991 600 35.0 17.1 37.5
1992 623 37.0 16.8 33.9
1993 799 43.0 18.6 36.5
1994 825 42.0 19.6 36.6
1995 886 50.0 17.7 36.2
1996 886 50.0 17.7 36.2
1997 879 51.0 17.2 36.5
1998 879 48.0 18.3 37.5
1999 996 58.0 17.2 49.3
2000 1093 59.0 18.5 45
2001 1239 69.0 18.0 44.5
2002 1337 75.0 17.8 50.8
2003 1337 75.0 17.8 50.8
2004 1383 78.0 17.7 52.1
2005 1351 83.0 16.3 54.3
2006 1248 89.0 14.0 51
2007 1196 93.0 12.9 49.3
2008 1193 96.0 12.4 47.9
2009 1196 93.8 12.8 57.3
2010 1159 89.0 13.0 62.5
2011 1195 85.0 14.0 65.9
2012 1237 90.0 13.7 70.3
2013 1188 85.0 13.9 71.6
2014 1160 81.0 14.3 74.1
2015 1114 79.0 14.1 74.7
2016 1048 72.0 14.5 77.3
2017 1043 69.0 15.1 79.6
2018 1028 73.0 14.0 70.4
2019 987 68.0 14.5 71.9
2020 975 68.0 14.3 70.6
2021 910 66.0 13.7 78.2
2022 867 62.0 13.9 79.2
2023 953 65.0 14.6 63.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Everglades K-8 Center

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $906 (9.0%) $9,200 (91.0%) $10,106
2019 $950 (8.8%) $9,902 (91.2%) $10,852
2020 $1,023 (8.5%) $11,014 (91.5%) $12,038
2021 $2,214 (16.9%) $10,893 (83.1%) $13,106
2022 $2,618 (17.9%) $12,010 (82.1%) $14,627
2023 $2,643 (19.2%) $11,129 (80.8%) $13,773

Data source: Florida Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Everglades K-8 Center

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 818th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 1449th of 2240 Elementary schools
 27.2%
Ranks 359th of 1099 Middle schoolsRanks 478th of 1177 Middle schools
 7.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Everglades K-8 Center)6663
 3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Miami-Dade)6056
 4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Everglades K-8 Center)7356
 17%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Miami-Dade)6760
 7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Everglades K-8 Center)6761
 6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Miami-Dade)6462
 2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Everglades K-8 Center)7258
 14%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Miami-Dade)6965
 4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Everglades K-8 Center)5658
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Miami-Dade)6059
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Everglades K-8 Center)5741
 16%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Miami-Dade)6554
 11%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Everglades K-8 Center)4831
 17%
   5th Grade Science (Miami-Dade)5350
 3%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5351
 2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Everglades K-8 Center)5958
 1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Miami-Dade)5855
 3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5452
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Everglades K-8 Center)5958
 1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Miami-Dade)5851
 7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5549
 6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Everglades K-8 Center)6557
 8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Miami-Dade)5653
 3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5248
 4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Everglades K-8 Center)6452
 12%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Miami-Dade)5348
 5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5446
 8%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Everglades K-8 Center)6462
 2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Miami-Dade)6054
 6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5649
 7%
8th Grade Mathematics (Everglades K-8 Center)3021
 9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Miami-Dade)4039
 1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Florida)4642
 4%
8th Grade Science (Everglades K-8 Center)5853
 5%
   8th Grade Science (Miami-Dade)4340
 3%
   8th Grade Science (Florida)4844
 4%
End of Course Civics (Everglades K-8 Center)7772
 5%
   End of Course Civics (Miami-Dade)7368
 5%
   End of Course Civics (Florida)7166
 5%
End of Course Algebra 1 (Everglades K-8 Center)8288
 6%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Miami-Dade)6357
 6%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6254
 8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students987953
 3.4%
African American32
 33.3%
American Indian00
Asian105
 50%
Hispanic957933
 2.5%
Pacific Islander00
White1611
 31.3%
Two or More Races12
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients71.9%63.8%
 8.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Everglades K-8 Center

In the 2022-23 school year, 953 students attended Everglades K-8 Center.

Students who attend Everglades K-8 Center usually go on to attend:

Middle : Rockway Middle School
High : Miami Coral Park Senior High

Everglades K-8 Center ranks 976th of 2256 Florida elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Everglades K-8 Center are 98% Hispanic, 1% White.


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