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Coconut Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 777 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 7, 2013

The school is great and the K teachers are great. The staff is great. They have a good aftercare program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

This school has provided superior education. I have one child graduating 5th this year and while she has struggled a little the teachers are alwatys there. My Son is on K and confident
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

My daughter is finishing up 3rd grade at CCES and boy have we seen it change! When she started kindergarten, CC was a nice, friendly, caring school. Now, nobody seems to know or care anymore. Teachers do not want to get involved and let unacceptable behavior run rampant! Our children have often come home in tears over the things that have happened and they way they were treated! And the teachers refuse to do anything about it. I know of 3 students who will not be attending CCES for the 4th grade and my daughter is 1 of them! If I were you, I'd check out other alternatives! My daughter ranked 1 of the 3 highest FCAT scores in her class and her talents are being wasted. She is constantly bored and not being taught anything new!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2008

My daughter is in the fourth grade at CCES. The school is on point academically and has a very inviting atmosphere. Teachers are very accomodating and will go the extra mile. The PTA is awesome and I love the way they get the parents actively involved. I have actually volunteered many times and have enjoyed interacting with the staff and students. My daughter and I will miss this school when she graduates next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2007

My daughter just completed second grade and her teacher was wonderful! There was a lot of school work and projects, but her teacher really tried to make the work fun and she was very concerned and cared for each and every student in her classroom. I felt confident my daughter was in a safe, learning environment. The administration kept parents informed on school happenings and had many social events as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2007

My daughter transitioned to Coconut Creek Elementary from a Dade county school and I can't believe the difference. This school was very efficient in my child's progress academically and socially. My daughter is moving on to Middle School and CCES has prepared her for this transition. Coconut Creek Elementary is truly a school of Excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2007

I have two children who attend CCES and I must say I am very happy and very involved in the school. Parents who are not involved do not see the everyday make-up of our school. Both the teachers and support faculty treat the children as their own it is truly one big happy family. Both our playgrounds need updating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

CCES is an A+ school with a wonderful group of teachers and administrators that continually strive to have the best learning environment for the kids. The school has the support of a very involved PTA. The children have access to academic camps as well as clubs (i.e. ecology, art, music, science). My children are very happy at the school and needless to say, so am I. The one thing I would change is the school playground. It seems very old and outdated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2005

Fabulous school, teachers are great, kids could be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2005

Coconut Creek Elementary school is a lovely and great school. I will miss it as my son now enters Middle school. All the faculty exhibit great compassion. The teachers give individual attention to their students. The new principal is a wonderful addition to the school. He continues to work with the student's best interest, as they attend his school at Coconut Creek Elementary. He makes school fun for the students, too. They have a good aftercare program run by the teachers. The PTA is very active within the school and does a great service to the school. Many parents are involved. They've many other volunteers as well (retirees, ex-parents, etc). Coconut Creek Elementary definately gives the feel of a big 'family school'. I couldn't say enough in favor of the school and have no bad things to say at all! Onsite 'Officer Henry' is loved by all, keeping a safe school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2005

An excellent small community school. Great teachers. Great new principal. Great staff. Individual attention to students. Very active PTA. Would not hesitate to send your child to Coconut Creek Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2005

Good academic programs, experienced teachers, lot of specials, good parent involvement, an A school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 31, 2005

This is an incredible school. The teachers are so devoted to their students and the extra curricular activities are awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2004

Teachers should help the students more. I am a parent and I am actively involved with my child and her schooling, but get little help from the teacher. I feel that I am teaching more than the teacher. The teacher doesnt even grade homework, just checks it to see if it was done, they expect the parent to check it and make sure its right. They don't slow down to make sure a student understands what they are doing. We need more involvement with the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2004

Some teachers are willing to help but some teachers aren't willing to work with you. I find that there is some issues regarding race within the school. The school needs more Afro-American teachers.
—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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
84%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
47%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 34%
White 33%
Hispanic 27%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 8%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 59%53%61%
Master's degree 41%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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500 Northwest 45th Avenue
Coconut Creek, FL 33066
Phone: (754) 322-5800

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