Henry S. West Laboratory School


Henry S. West Laboratory School

Infobox_School
name = Henry S. West Laboratory School


imagesize =
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established =
grades = K-6
district = Miami-Dade County Public Schools
type = Elementary school
principal = Barbara R. Soto
enrollment = 314 (as of 2005-06)
faculty = 22.0 (on FTE basis)
ratio = 14.3
mascot = Crab
conference =
colors = Green and orange
publication =
location = 5300 Carillo Street
Miami, FL 33146
information = 305-661-7661
website = [http://westlab.dadeschools.net/ School website]

Henry S. West Laboratory School is an elementary school located at 5300 Carillo Street in Coral Gables, Florida, USA. located on the University of Miami campus. Its principal is Barbra Sota and it is part of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools System. The school's mascot is the Crab, and its colors are Green and orange. It educates in grades K-6. [ [http://www.greatschools.net/modperl/browse_school/fl/737 "West Laboratory School"] , Great Schools]

As of the 2005-06 school year, the school had an enrollment of 314 students and 22.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 14.3. [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_detail.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=1200390&SchoolPageNum=10&ID=120039000534 Henry S. West Laboratory School] , National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 17, 2007.]

Experimental school

The School was established in 1954, as an experimental school of choice associated with the School of Education at the Universityof Miami. [ [http://64.233.183.104/search?q=cache:7NoxkL7MfaoJ:choice.dadeschools.net/images/District%2520Choice%2520optimized.pdf+%22West+Laboratory+School%22&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=54&gl=uk&lr=lang_en "Choice 2004"] , Miami-Dade County Public Schools] It collaborates with the University's Department of Teaching and Learning on various projects such as science programs and the creation of a 'living habitat'. [ [http://www.education.miami.edu/succeed/schools/schoolwestlab.htm "West Laboratory Elementary School"] , Project Succeed, University of Miami] University faculty members and students teach and conduct research throughout the School under the direction of Dr. Shawn Post, as the 'Professor in Residence'. [ [http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=MH&s_site=miami&p_multi=MH&p_theme=realcities&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EB36481D3E4AC3A&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM "Dade Gets A Second Lab School"] , 23 February 1986, The Miami Herald]

Awards

West Laboratory School is graded "A", the highest designation on Florida's six point assessment scale. [ [http://doeweb-prd.doe.state.fl.us/eds/nclbspar/nclb0506.cfm?dist_schl=13_5831 "Henry S. West Laboratory School"] , No Child Left Behind School Public Accountability Report, Florida Department of Education]

Bales Balbin Bransgrove, a fourth-grader in 2006-07, won several awards for his research on natural and safe alternatives to killing harmful pesticides including a Student Research Award from Schering-Plough. [ [http://www.miamiherald.com/500/story/188884.html "School Scene / News From Area Schools"] , The Miami Herald, 2 August 2007]

References

External links

* [http://westlab.dadeschools.net/ Official site]
* [http://www.dadeschools.net Miami-Dade County Public Schools]


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