Arvida Middle School, an A+ school, was built in 1976 on 9.193 acres of land in Southwest Miami Dade County. It is located at 10900 SW 127th Avenue. Arvida, consisting of a two story building with an addition of 11 classrooms, currently houses 1405 students in grades 6-8.
The following represents basic demographics of our school:
- The student population is 15% white, 9% black, 72% Hispanic, 3% Asian. Fifty-eight percent of the students are eligible for free or reduced lunch, 32.6% are gifted, 8.2% are SWD and 5.3% are ELL students.
- Population by grade level is:492-6th grade, 436-7th grade, 400-8th grade.
- Standard curriculum students represent 98% of our population. We have 77% of our students meeting high standards in reading and 75% of our students meeting high standards in math.
- The feeder pattern includes Calusa, William Lehman, Claude Pepper, Gloria Floyd, and Kendale Elementary Schools and Killian High School.
- Special Programs: The Global Academy and the Forensic Science/Fine Arts Academy offer regular, advanced, honors and gifted classes. Classes for high school credit include: Algebra, Geometry, Physical Science, Biology, Spanish and French. According to the 2014 End of Course exam (EOC), 100% of Algebra students, 100% of Geometry students, and 97% of Biology students received high school credit in their respective classes. Based on the 2014 Reading FCAT Exam, students scoring at Level 1 or Level 2 are placed in an intensive reading class in lieu of an elective. Students with poor decoding skills and poor fluency skills are also enrolled in an intensive reading class. Based on the 2014 Mathematics FCAT Exam, students scoring at Level 1 or Level 2 are placed in an intensive mathematics class in lieu of an elective. Before and after school tutoring is offered to help strengthen student skills in both reading and mathematics.