Maggie Dokic

Ludlam Elementary School8

South Miami, FL | Miami-Dade County

September 7, 2013

I was part of the infinity program from kindergarten to 5th grade. The teachers are amazing, and they prepared me for FCAT and middle school. The art teacher helped me get into magnet programs, and the science experiments were crazy. I also liked the classes that were a mix of grades, I was with 5th graders in 4th grade. There were a lot of clubs for an elementary school, like FFEA, News Crew, Art Club, Chess Club and Band. The only thing I didn't like is the faculty and office staff; they were never very helpful to the younger kids. I would still recommend this school to any parents considering it!

December 18, 2012

Unless your child is in the GIFTED program this school and administratora are no good.

Submitted by a parent

December 17, 2012

my teacher is excellent. she is the best. she is probably the science geek of the school but is sweet loving and caring. she is the best and i love her

September 29, 2009

Excellent school. Our daughter is in the infinity program and we could not be happier in any other public school.

Submitted by a parent

November 11, 2008

My child attends the Infinity program at Ludlam. It was tough getting her in this year with cutbacks and staffing delays, but well worth it. The Infinity program is like having a private school within a public school. My daughter has really excelled and has learned so much in just 3 months. I am very impressed with the curriculum, the teachers and the principal. The work is very hard, and she has a lot of homework, but she seems to be doing really well. Her report card came in with all E's!!! Way to go Ludlam. Parents should really consider this school when choosing a gifted program for their child. Excellent!

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August 27, 2008

This school is excellent. I disagree with the rating 5. It's not fair at all. I wish the best to the new administrative staff.

Submitted by a parent

August 26, 2008

My children who are in 3rd grade love the teachers and the school. I have been pleasantly pleased as well. I only wish the police were still able to be there in the afternoon when I come to pick them up. This was a sad change that occurred this year.

Submitted by a parent

May 27, 2008

Excelent teachers,excelent school

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August 8, 2007

My son started kindergarden at ludlam and i am pleased to say his kindergarden teacher was excellent i could see her work in my son!

Submitted by a parent

March 19, 2007

I'm a parent of a 5th grader: the gifted program is very good, but tends to disappear by 5th grade, I guess due to FCAT stress. Security is excellent thanks to the unbelievable Ms Williams. Counselor looks committed but is not quite consistent. Principal very executive. There is some bullying in the cafeteria and the PE field but unfortunately teachers don't follow through...Honestly my expectations went down from a 10 in 1st and 2nd grade to a 4 by 5th.

Submitted by a parent

January 10, 2007

My daughter has been at Ludlam for 3 years in the gifted program. We have only had one year of difficult work and the rest has been okay. The school and staff are wonderful. It is very community and family friendly and the focus is the children and their education. We really have only had good experiences with Ludlam.

Submitted by a parent

May 24, 2006

Quality school, great teachers who are there to help. Music, art are fantastic. PTA is very good. excellent school

Submitted by a parent

February 3, 2006

Fantastic principal - Ms. Diaz really cares about the students, and is very accessible to parents. Great guidance counselor, as well.

Submitted by a teacher

April 27, 2005

Ludlam Elementary has an excellent councelor

Submitted by a parent

November 30, 2004

I can only speak to the gifted program at Ludlam. In my opinion, there is too much emphasis on having children in the gifted program perform above grade level, and too little attention given to the gifted child's needs. In our experience, we have never seen any gifted curriculum or creative thinking exercises. Simply put, the kids are required to work at at least one grade level beyond their actual grade. This is not what gifted programs are all about. Instead of stressing the kids out, and giving them tons of work, more emphasis needs to be placed on critical thinking, creative problem solving, and enriching curriculum. Quite frankly, these kids are being burned out, and that is a shame.

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