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Welcome to Zora Neale Hurston

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Zora Neale Hurston Elementary prepares students with the academic skills, habits of mind, and character traits necessary to perform on or above grade level in middle school and to succeed in rigorous high school courses.

The staff of Zora Neale Hurston Elementary works diligently each day and often beyond school hours to ensure that the students receive a quality educational program to meet students' academic and socio-emotional needs. Constant interaction with parents is initiated and nurtured by faculty and staff members. The parents and faculty work cooperatively to enhance each child's learning potential. A sense of family exists among administrators, faculty, staff, parents, and students. 


If you need to reach the school please email pr2511@dadeschools.net

News and Announcements

Please click on links below for the Summer Reading List for all grades



Detailed information on Project Up Start can be found under the Families tab of the website


The importance of this list, especially in July, cannot be underestimated. The COVID-19 pandemic has most likely exacerbated the summer slide for students. This reading list will help combat this and will prepare students and families as we transition from the current Florida standards into Florida’s B.E.S.T. Standards. The list includes books from Florida’s B.E.S.T. Standards’ book list and includes books to help our youngest learners with titles Pre-K learners can enjoy.

Research shows that children who read each day gain an additional month or more of progress in a calendar year. By reading 20 minutes a day, students improve their literacy competency and score higher on reading assessments annually. On average, a student who reads more than 20 minutes per day scores in the 90th percentile on reading assessments. 

 Click on title to see reading list


Enroll in M-DCPS Day” is scheduled for Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at all schools.  In person registrations for parents who have been unable to complete the process remotely will be available. 


Enrollment Information 

 Parent Guide & Steps click here

Registration Packet (Checklist & Forms) download here

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