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Coral Sunset Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 654 students

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2012:
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Posted yesterday

Coral Sunset is a great little school tucked away in west Boca. The teachers are so nice and accommodating to my children. They really take the time to help my children learn. The administration is newer and have made huge strides with the staff, students and the school community. Their approach is awesome. My children love attending school here. I'm a proud parent of students at Coral Sunset Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted yesterday

Coral sunset elementary school is a wonderful school! My children love going to school everyday and look forward to seeing their teachers. The teachers, administrators, and staff are friendly and willing to answer any questions I have. The school provides great enrichment and remediation when needed. All in all, this school deserves an A+.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted yesterday

Coral sunset elementary school is one of the lesser known schools in the area, but has the most dedicated administrators, teachers, and staff. They work hard to make a difference in the education of children. My children have been very successful here and love school! They make reading fun and my kids look forward to reading now, which wasn't the case at their old school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

i am so proud my child go to this school,nice teachers,very good principal and nice staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2013

I was extremely disappointed with the Open House. My child s teachers seemed as if they didn t care at all. They hardly made an attempt to say hello to us. Our questions seem to be problematic for them to answer. The staff, administration and teachers were not very happy to meet and greet. I graciously said hello to the Principal and she could barely say hello back. Not a great way to start off the school year. SHAME on Coral Sunset Elementary School.


Posted June 6, 2012

My son went to this school for 2 years. Staff is not very friendly and pricipal leadership is not strong at all. The school as a whole is not very organized. If your child is an average student, he or she will likely 'fall through the cracks'. My son was a straight As student all year round and the school does not do much to keep kids motivated. When asked, the excuse was that there s not enough funds, they did not even have the traditional 5th grade graduation that other schools have. If money is an issue, why not ask parents for help? I feel there s a lack of organization and being proactive. When compared to my other sons elementary school, Coral Sunset Elementary school does not come close. Would not recommend this school to anyone, worst in Boca Raton.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

The best school....My Son was there many years ago, and now I take 2 little girls there......I like the teachers....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2010

This school needs concentrade on children, they have a lot of 'teacher work day'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2010

This is a great school. Teachers are very dedicated to their students. They are willing to help in every way possible. We as parents need to support or teachers in what ever they need to make our children a success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2009

This school needs new Staff and needs to concentrate more on children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

My two sons have been attending this school for the last 3 years. I only have great things to say about this school and the wonderful teachers they have had (Mrs. Woolsey, Ms. Hartman, Mrs. Robertson and Mrs. Oldfield). There is great teacher involvement in this school, and the PTA program is tremendous. They also have a wonderful aftercare program that both of my children love.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2009

Is a great school very nice and smart teachers im very pleased with this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2009

I must say that at first I was reluctant to send my daughter to this school. I believe in being involved and knowing exactly what is going on. What really matters most is the teacher. I feel that her teacher is Aces across the board. She is very well organized, experienced and very patient with her students. After many obstacles we have discovered that what matters most is the educator. if you are not involved and than you will be missing out on your childs education. Education is what you make of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

My daughter attended this school for 2 and a half years. I have to say that I was ecstatic when I was able to enroll her in another school instead. Parental involvement is low and pricipal leadership is not very strong either. The school as a whole is not very organized. If your child is an average student, he or she will likely 'fall through the cracks'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2007

My daughter transferred to this school form MA and we actually had a hard transition coming into Fl. It seems less organized and the staff seems less friendly towards families of their students. There is always a feeling of not enough information. She eventually adjusted, although it took 8 months for her to establish a school spirit and a sense of loyalty for her school. I feel the curriculum is a bit easy and feel she learned more in the two months in MA than the eight months here based on teaching style. I did choose this school over a magnet school for 4th grade, so we are giving it a second chance. I hope when she has a difficult challenge the school will give more support this year coming up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

This is a great school in a great neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2004

In my opinion this is the best Elementary school in Florida. Mrs. Thume (music teacher) teaches harp to some students and is a wonderful teacher. Here is a list of teachers I reccomend at each grade level. Kinder: Ms. Lane, 1st: Ms. Hartman, 2nd: Ms. Tanis, 3rd: Ms. Bates, 4th: Ms. Palmisiano, 5th: Ms. Grille. Hope this helps.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
51%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
85%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 46%
Hispanic 34%
Black 10%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 16%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%73%61%
Master's degree 28%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Music teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Computer specialist(s)
Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Hebrew
American sign language
Portuguese
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Academic Games 4th Place (2014)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Recycling club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Drama club

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Hebrew
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Cooking club

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:05 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • MRS. DANIELLE GARCIA
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (561) 477-2150

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Hybrid
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Hebrew
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Daycare/aftercare buses
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Academic Games
  • Boy scouts
  • Cooking club
  • Drama club
  • Recycling club
  • SECME
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to call and speak to administration. Mrs. Garcia and Ms. Pierre-Louis will be happy to meet with you and give you a tour. Our school is amazing and we love touching the lives of each and every family that walks through our doors. We look forward to meeting you.
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West Boca High School
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22400 Hammock Street
Boca Raton, FL 33428
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