True North Classical Academy At Dadeland

Summary:

True North Classical Academy At Dadeland is a public charter elementary school serving 576 students in grades K-8 in Miami, Florida, which is part of the Miami-Dade school district. This high-performing school consistently outperforms the district and state averages on standardized tests, ranking among the top elementary schools in Florida.

True North Classical Academy At Dadeland has demonstrated exceptional academic performance, with 96% of 5th graders proficient or better in Science, compared to 50% for Ludlam Elementary School and 51% for the state. In English Language Arts, the school had 80%, 90%, and 86% of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, respectively, scoring proficient or better, compared to 52%, 58%, and 56% for the district. The school has also maintained relatively low chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 0.6% to 8.4%, significantly lower than nearby schools like Kenwood K-8 Center (16.1%) and Ludlam Elementary (20.6%).

While True North Classical Academy At Dadeland's student population is predominantly Hispanic (76.91%), the school also has a significant White student population (17.88%) and smaller percentages of other racial groups, indicating a more diverse student body compared to some nearby schools. Additionally, the school has a much lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (21.18%) compared to Kenwood K-8 Center (43.96%) and Ludlam Elementary (56.51%), suggesting a more socioeconomically diverse student population.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-8

 7900 SW 86th St
       Miami, FL  33143-7006


(305) 405-7373

District: Miami-Dade

SchoolDigger Rank:
25th of 2,242 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,181 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  19.8 Help
Number of students:  576

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
76.9%
White:
17.9%
African American:
2.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  21.2% Help


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Compare Details True North Classical Academy At Dadeland ranks better than 98.9% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 7th among 278 ranked elementary schools in the Miami-Dade School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.66. (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 (76.9%), White (17.9%), African American (2.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 21.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at True North Classical Academy At Dadeland is 19.8. 247 elementary schools in the Miami-Dade School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare True North Classical Academy At Dadeland employs 29 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at True North Classical Academy At Dadeland is $9,181. 272 elementary schools in the Miami-Dade School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

True North Classical Academy At Dadeland was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Miami-Dade:

SchoolDigger ranks Miami-Dade 24th of 67 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for True North Classical Academy At Dadeland

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 98.01 8th 2219 99.6%
2023 96.66 25th 2240 98.9%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a citizen
Monday, January 18, 2021

Open Quote I am a retired educator and early childhood development specialist. My grandchild is a student at True North Classical Academy South. I am extremely pleased with their curriculum and the depth and quality of her learning. Close Quote



Enrollment information for True North Classical Academy At Dadeland

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 11 0 0 59 0 0 2 0 72
2020 25 2 0 116 0 0 3 0 146
2021 32 4 1 129 1 0 3 0 170
2022 72 12 4 267 1 0 5 0 361
2023 103 14 9 443 1 0 6 0 576

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 True North Classical Academy At Dadeland

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 72 0.0 n/a 11.1
2020 146 6.0 24.3 14.4
2021 170 1.0 170.0 26.5
2022 361 17.0 21.2 21.6
2023 576 29.0 19.8 21.2

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 True North Classical Academy At Dadeland

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 72 0.0 n/a 11.1
2020 146 6.0 24.3 14.4
2021 170 1.0 170.0 26.5
2022 361 17.0 21.2 21.6
2023 576 29.0 19.8 21.2

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for True North Classical Academy At Dadeland

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2021 $1,570 (18.1%) $7,105 (81.9%) $8,674
2022 $703 (10.5%) $5,997 (89.5%) $6,700
2023 $882 (9.6%) $8,299 (90.4%) $9,181

Data source: Florida Department of Education
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Impact of COVID-19 on True North Classical Academy At Dadeland

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Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students72576
 700%
African American014
American Indian01
Asian09
Hispanic59443
 650.8%
Pacific Islander00
White11103
 836.4%
Two or More Races26
 200%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients11.1%21.2%
 10.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about True North Classical Academy At Dadeland

In the 2022-23 school year, 576 students attended True North Classical Academy At Dadeland.

Yes! True North Classical Academy At Dadeland is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 25th of 2242 Florida elementary schools.

Students at True North Classical Academy At Dadeland are 77% Hispanic, 18% White, 2% African American, 2% Asian, 1% Two or more races.


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