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Henry S. West Laboratory School is a highly rated, public school located in Coral Gables, FL. It has 314 students in grades PK, K-6 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
About Henry S. West Laboratory School...
Address
5300 Carillo St
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Telephone
(305) 661-7661

Henry S. West Laboratory School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
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  2. Good for Families
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  3. Housing
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Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$91,452
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,412
National
$949
Median Home Value
$696,000
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
314
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,354
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.1%
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2 reviews
I feel the school all around is an excellent school. Like any other school it will have things you aren't happy with, but overall I am satisfied. The teachers are very tough academically, but as a parent I am grateful for that, because the expectations nowadays are much higher than years ago. Most of the teachers have been there 15 plus years, so that may be a downside depending on how you see it. Some are very set in their ways, but on the bright side they don't let a lot of nonsense you see in school go on. They remind me of the teachers I had when I was in elementary school. They could have more variety when it comes to afterschool activities, but they are working on that. In the end, the children will leave this schools academically prepared for challenging subjects and well mannered. The children also create close knit friendships, because of the school size. The parents maintain an open communication and so do teachers.
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My child has been at that school since kindergarten and I have to say that I am very happy with the outcome thus far. The school is challenging academically, nothing impossible to keep up with, but you have stay on top of homework to not fall behind. Parents and teachers are mutually involved. Kids create close knit relationships. Parent involvement is excellent. Honestly, since the student count is low everyone knows each other and that creates a safe haven for your child.