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Citrus Cove Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 924 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted July 17, 2014

My grandson attend Citrus Cove since Kinder. I personally recommend the school. Safety and Security is very good. My only recommendation is that need to improve on the afternoon pick up of children's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2014

I have two children at Citrus Cove, both in the gifted program there and am more impressed with each year. Mrs. Green is a involved, fantastic prinicpal and strong administrator managing a team of amazing teachers, enthusiastic parents, and almost 1000 students. The PTA is dedicated and work with Mrs. Green to create spirit through their events. The office staff is helpful and friendly, knowing most parents on site and children by name. We love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2013

Very involved principal, friendly teachers and challenging curriculum. I've been pleased with my daughter's progress and how responsive people are to any issues or questions we have. I am especially pleased that the homework is reasonable and appropriate for the age group.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

Great School, great teachers. great gifted program, great bus sytem, great parent teacher involvement. Great School, great teachers. great gifted program, great bus sytem, great parent teacher involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

My daughter go to Citrus Cove. She is in K1 and excel in education as well as social skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

We just love this school. This is one of the best in Boynton Beach. My daughter feels it home because I try to make her feel home there. I am a very involved parent. I visit the school often, volunteer there few hours a month. I agree that there is very little parents involvement. I see what's going on there. It could be even better if parents would step up and be involved in their kids school. It's not just the school, teacher, principal and staff responsibility to give our kids a better education, parental involvement matters the most.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

Wow! This school is a zoo! I have never in my life seen anything more unorganized. There are no buses so you have 900 cars pulling into a parking lot that holds maybe 50 cars. Parents (and anyone else off the street) are all through out the school to walk there children to classes with no security at all. Walking my children to class would be great if you can find a place to park. If not you are forced to let your child out of the car to fend for themselves. Its like dropping your 6 year old off at the zoo entrance telling them to go find the lions and don't talk to strangers. The car line takes over an hour to sit through! Parent involvement is literally unheard of. I have no idea why this school is rated a 9 unless its because they bus in kids that are in separate gifted classes. five kids are in my sons class for the 2nd time because they have repeated 3rd grade. At the "meet the teacher day" myself and one other mom showed up for it so goes to show how little parent involvement is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2013

This is a great school. Ever since Mrs. Green took over as principal, the school has focused more & more on learning. My daughter just graduated and I have a child now entering the 3rd grade so I've been here while Mrs Ashbury was in charge and now Mrs. Green. What a change!! The ratings from this school have gone up significantly ever since Mrs. Green became principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2013

This is a wonderful school and I loved it, the teachers pushed you to your limits and students there are supportive.


Posted July 25, 2012

THis is a great school. My daughter who had trouble reading has catch up and is doing great thanks to her teacher Ms.Lamont and Babione. I just wish they would accept my son even though we are out of zone. Our zoned school is Rolling Green and as Spanish speakers I would for my son to learn English the proper way as my daughter is learning at Citrus Cove.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2011

I love this school and more importantly, so do my children! The teachers are the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2011

Not only do I see hard working and dilligent educators working well past required hours, I see teachers who care about the academic and emotional needs of the students. I see all of this through the eyes of my children who are comforted when they are sad, encouraged when something has been hard, and caring enough to look out for their overall well being. My children LOVE going to school because of the teachers. If you can't see that - you're obviously not at this school often. This school is an A+!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2011

Something is missing in this school. I think a parent has to feel that their children are in a nice environment when they go to school. And I feel that my son is just going to school and learning things, nothing more. Don't think the teachers care too much to understand the needs of most students. Mine just moved from another country. It's not easy for a kid to find new friends and fast. I am sure not all parents ask for help, I did and nothing happened. They are too busy thinking about the FCAT's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2010

It is wonderful to see that parents realize how much the teachers and staff have gone through this past year. We endured it all and did right by the children. This school has one of the hardest working and most dedicated staffs of any school ever! Please know that the reason the parent pick-up procedure was changed was because of a real concern for the safety of the children, not for our pleasure. It takes more time out of our planning time to be on duty out there, but the children are calmer and there is no one grabbing kids as we walk out with them. Yes, it might take you 5 minutes longer, but your child will not be run over in the process. Thanks to all of you have been cooperative and supportive!!!!
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Posted June 5, 2010

I believe what once was an "A" school is no longer. The teachers and staff do not care about the children's well being.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

I have a child in 2nd grade and I am greatful he has such a wonderful and caring teacher. Ms.Lessne is one of the best teachers I have found and made my once struggling child into a child who comes home every night and wants to read!! The school overall is great and I can't wait for my other child to start kindergarten there in two years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

I like this school less and less. It has gone from being Parent friendly to anti parent. Afternoon pick up is a disaster and takes at least an hour for a routine that should take less than half of that. School administration/board decided to change the procedure without any meeting or input from the parents who are so adversely affected by the extra time, fuel and stress it takes us to tackle it now. I am very disappointed and angered that the school has done this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2009

The principal and vice principal have little to no concern for parents or parents opinions. Thier way or the highway.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2009

The drop off and pick up at this school is a nightmare , be ready to get to te school a half hour in advance or more to drop of or pick up your child. They even told my kid to ge back in the car while I was trying to drop her off and move to a different location to drop her off. Very frustrating
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2009

Excellent teachers, I am very satisfied with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

203 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
96%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

147 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

147 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "A".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 40%
Hispanic 25%
Black 23%
Asian 7%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 76%73%61%
Master's degree 24%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MRS. LAURA GREEN
Fax number
  • (561) 292-7050

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Science lab
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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8400 Lawrence Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33436
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