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Air Base Elementary School9

Homestead, FL | Miami-Dade County

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February 26, 2015


What a wonderful environment for children to learn and grow! The teachers are caring and amazing at what they do. The children are always engaged and learning through experiences. Our son transferred here from charter, and we discovered that the education provided from this unnamed charter school was insufficient, to say the least. They were basically giving away As, and my child wasn't learning the necessary skills in order to move on. The 6th grade teachers zoned in on my son's deficiencies right away and have brought him to where he needs to be. I now have an amazing team of teachers truly pushing my son to achieve. The principal is another amazing individual. He is wonderful with the kids, easy to talk to, and is obviously doing an incredible job at running the school. Overall I have to say that Air Base is a priceless gem tucked away in Homestead.

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October 7, 2014


It took me 2 years to get my daughters into this school. The teachers are knowledgeable and go out of their way to help the kids. The staff is also just as amazing. Lots of parent participation. Mr. Calzadilla greets parents and students, some by name, every morning!! Lots of activities for kids. Best decision I ever made was to transfer my kids to this school!! Work load is intense at times, but well worth it. I've compared the level of education to other schools/students and Air Base strives to teach the kids more. PTA is also very involved.

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April 2, 2014


Our school is an amazing school. The environment is outstanding. My kids have learned so much over the years at ABE. The teachers are Friendly and caring. The principal is so involved and can be seen at the school on a regular basis. Our green team always has fun activities. We have well kept and maintained gardens for growing Herbs, veggies and tomatoes. I am honored to be an ABE parent. Because of the outstanding quality of learning at ABE, I am happy with the success my children have had at the school. Best A school in town.

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February 20, 2014


I just had to take a minute to write about the main office staff at Air Base. Wow! My children have attended since Kindergarten and now are in fourth and fifth grade. I walked in to apply for VPK for next year since I heard that those applications are available through February 27th. I was pleasantly surprised with the office staff. There are two new ladies in the front, Ms. Lockee and Ms. Serrano. Ms. Lockee helped me out with the application. What an amazing lady! I was so pleased with her service. She answered all of my questions and was patient with me. She was so knowledgeable, quick, attentive...I am so happy she is part of the main office staff. I won't leave Ms. Serrano out either. She has helped me in the past and I can tell you, I don't ever mind dealing with her. She's always so nice and willing to help. What a team! Thank you Air Base for finding these two great ladies!

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February 6, 2014


The webpage is amazing!!! What a wealth of information!! I recently transferred to Florida for work, and I went to their website to learn more about the school, it's programs, staff, and various activities and events. It was visually stunning!! Packed with information!! I filled out my child's application immediately. I look forward to my daughter attending there for years to come, especially now that that I was told it is a kindergarten through eighth grade center.

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January 1, 2014


We missed this school so much!! Me (the parent) and my three children. It's such a diverse well rounded school. We transferred to Tennessee for work and though the school is well staffed by decent teacher where they now attend...(forgive me, but I must tell the truth)...my children have been called the N-word over here three times already since being here. (sobbing)..never in my life have my children been exposed to such racism and such nonsense in their lives...never!! The principle at the school have handled it diligently and was kind enough to called me at home and told me what happen as my little ones went (8 yr old twins) went to the office crying. Miss the diversity, no bullying standards, the curriculum and "second language" this school offered my kids. Should have never left..(but as a supporting wife to the hubby I agreed to pick up and move. Tell you what though...MY FOOT is down, (oh yeah!) and we're moving back! Airbase....here we come!

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November 26, 2013


Recently, I transferred my daughter to Air Base from another top rated elementary school with an IB program. However, I am thrilled with Air Base. The school is extremely diverse and representative of the country. She is in full-time Gifted and the teacher is amazing! As a teacher within the MDCPS system, I am so impressed with her level of compassion and excitement for learning. My only reservation for parents considering this school is the amount of hoomework. It borders on ridiculous. That withstanding, it tops our parochial school and IB school experiences.

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August 28, 2013


My son recently transferred to Air Base Elementary as part of the first sixth grade class. I have already been so impressed with the caring and professional attitude of the staff and teachers. I am thrilled that this school will now go through eighth grade. The foreign language component is such an asset to my son. I am looking forward to what this year has to offer. Air Base is truly a hidden treasure!!

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August 12, 2013


this school is amazing and the teachers are kind, funny loving towards their students i love air base elementary

August 11, 2013


Air Base Elementary School is now a K-8!! We are currently accepting applications for our Sixth grade for the 2013-2014 school year. Please contact the Magnet Office at 305-258-3676 for further information. Join this award winning Magnet Program in Homestead now known as Air Base K-8 Academy.

Submitted by a teacher

September 7, 2012


This is the best school in Homestead. Their fulltime gifted program is awesome. I have two kids in gifted and the teachers genuinely care about all their students. They love going to school. The only problem we have with the school is that they are constantly fundraising. Everyday they sell something different. My kids are always asking for money.

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July 13, 2012


My daughter just finished her Pre-Kindergarten year at Air Base Elementary. Such an OUTSTANDING school! I would have never traded it for any other. Ms. Monge, her teacher, is dynamic! My daughter actually wanted to go to school everyday, even on weekends. She looked forward to being at Air Base and...so did I. Everyone there makes you feel comfortable. It is truly an Air Base family.

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February 18, 2012


Air Base Elementary is definately a top notch school! When i first toured the school, I was skeptical because the suroundings of the school was not what i expected. I actually went to the school because i was recommended Air Base from someone i believe has great children, very smart. I was especially impressed at how much they knew about China and Africa. I was excited to tour the school, but when i arrived i thought, "nope, not for my child". I talked to my friend about this. In the end, i took my chances. Boy was i glad! I absolutely love this school! My children's teachers TEACH and care about them! My children are happy to go to school and there is always some type of event going on! Kuddos to all of the teachers at Air Base. Kuddos to the leader, Mr. Calzadilla, youre doing something right! I am very pleased with my choice! Thank you!

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February 13, 2012


I just called the school about preschools for my son. I had a couple of questions to ask....I was rushed off the phone, abrutly spoken to, told that they don't give school tours, and told to call back in March. Air Base is supposed to be a good school, but my interested sure dropped. If they don't even have time to answer a couple of questions from a potential parent, how are they going to answer my questions when I have them regarding my sons school work. Very disappointed

July 18, 2011


My son has attended both KIndergarten and Pre-K at Air Base Elementary. I think this school is wonderful!! I have enjoyed the opportunities to help out for the past two years in my son's classes. The opportunity to volunteer at Air Base is truly appreciated by both the teachers and administration. I am looking forward to the wonderful years ahead that my son has at this school and I am hoping that my younger daughter's experience at Air Base will be just as great.

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