About This School
Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs.
Henry S. West Laboratory School made AYP in 2011. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Florida in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Henry S. West Laboratory School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Henry S. West Laboratory School had 13 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher. Learn more about Henry S. West Laboratory School's students and teachers. more
Elementary Schools Nearby
|School Name distance||TestRating||Community Rating|
|Alexander Montessori School 0.9 miles||n/a|
|George W. Carver Elementary School 1 miles|
|The French American School Of Miami 1.1 miles||n/a|
|Sunset Elementary School 1.1 miles|
|Granada Day School 1.1 miles||n/a|
The general music teacher also works individually with students in grades 5 and 6 to get them prepared for Middle School Music Magnet Programs. Students also perform A LOT!!! They have anywhere from three to five programs a year, and they have even done a recording school-wide where every child participated.
The Art program is also unbelievable! The art teacher is extremely talented and dedicated. All students participate in many art shows and competitions, often receiving first prize.
All teachers and staff members are like family. Since it's a small school, everyone knows each other and children feel safe. Classroom teachers are extremely dedicated and talented.
West Lab is a WONDERFUL school!!!
Enrollment (2011)Total: 238
Student Economic Level (2011)In 2011, Henry S. West Laboratory School had 18% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Florida had 56% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
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In 2011, Henry S. West Laboratory School had 13 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.Compare to other schools in Dade School District
About the FCAT
What is it?
The FCAT is an annual test used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students are assessed in grades 3 through 10 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing.
How is it Scored?
Students score at one of five levels, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3 (grade level).