Henry S. West Laboratory School
|Henry S. West Laboratory School|
|5300 Carillo Street
Coral Gables, FL 33146
|School district||Miami-Dade County Public Schools|
|Principal||Barbara R. Soto|
|Faculty||22.0 (on FTE basis)|
|Enrollment||314 (as of 2005-06)|
|Student to teacher ratio||14.3|
|Color(s)||Green and orange|
Henry S. West Laboratory School is an elementary school located at 5300 Carillo Street in Coral Gables, Florida, USA, on the University of Miami campus. Its principal is Barbara Soto and it is part of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools System.
The school's students are 41% Hispanic, 34% White Non-Hispanic, 22% Black, and 3% Asian/other.
The school was established in 1954, as an experimental school of choice associated with the School of Education at the University of Miami. 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". University faculty members and students teach and conduct research throughout the school under the direction of Dr. Shawn Post, as the "Professor in Residence".
West Laboratory School is graded "A", the highest designation on Florida's six-point assessment scale.
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.
Aldeen H. Lindgren, 5th grade teacher, retired, of Palm City Florida, was recently named "All Time Best Teacher Ever" by the L.B. Clements Educational Foundation.
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- "School Scene / News From Area Schools", The Miami Herald, 2 August 2007