Award Year: 2019

Mater Academy East Elementary Charter School

450 SW 4th Street
Miami, FL, 33130-1410

(305) 324-4667

Mrs. Beatriz Riera, Principal at time of Nomination

Charter School, Title I School

Dade School District

School Website


Our vision is to provide a loving, caring, and supportive educational environment that furthers a philosophy of respect and high expectations for all students, parents, teachers, and staff. Our mission is to accomplish this by providing students with the necessary skills to reach their highest potential.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 1%
  • Hispanic: 97%
  • Two or more races: 1%
School Spirit

School Spirit

Mater Academy East Elementary has taken much pride in creating a positive, supportive, and safe learning environment over the course of the past 20 years. Our school has been able to foster such an environment by building strong relationships among parents, students, community, and stakeholders alike. The success of our students, as well as the school's ability to continuously close achievement gaps and maintain exceptional learning gains, is a direct result of committing to an educational model that promotes constant and consistent collaboration.

Mater Academy East Elementary has maintained its designation as a high performing charter school over the years by promoting best practices among its teachers and leaders. Our focus is on student learning with a clear mission and vision. This includes providing access to cutting-edge technology, innovative instructional strategies and/or approaches, and a curriculum that has been curated to specifically cater to the students and the community it serves.

Mater Academy East is committed to the belief that a structured learning environment is essential to our student population, given the different needs of our students. Our school has been able to successfully provide the support and attention to detail that enables them to become independent and self-reflective learners. Despite the numerous challenges that may arise, and the ever-changing landscape of our schools and communities, Mater Academy East is unwavering in its commitment to inspire our students to be lifelong learners.