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Coconut Creek High School

Public | 9-12 | 1605 students

 

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Posted July 19, 2013

Okay, though, a lot of kids get kicked from this school. There is no school spirit or nothing that would make the school fun. Some classes its hard to learn because of the immature students. that's why you should make sure your in honors and AP classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 6, 2011

The way the students type and talk from this school don't make any sense. Its very sad how they say its a great school and the students are amazing. But sadly , those are the students that bully the other kids and are the ones that really don't care. My older sister went to this school and had many friends played varsity basketball senior year 2010, well the things she said about this school wasn't anything pleasant knowing how other kids treat other students., i know every school has the popular kids the drama and the bullies but this school is just a school that needs alot of improvement with their students and ''Teachers''. I know theirs students in that school that are willing too suceed and leave that school and some that just dont care. And the reason for this school being so hated is because the students that go their all they say about it is bad things and the experiences they had from there . Im sorry for saying this but i wouldn't never want to go their it made my life miserble. And yes im a student there and the truth hurts ... i hate that school everytime i wake up everymorning makes me sick knowing that im going to a school that i hate .
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2011

The school pulls only 11% of its students from Coconut Creek. The other children are bused in from poor areas, which explains why the school has almost all minorities. Most Coconut Creek kids are zoned for Monarch (which is why it is a good rated school and Coconut Creek is a "D" school). Change the boundary and improve the school. a real no brainer!! Otherwise change the school name it North Lauderdale High or Margate High to correctly represent the kids who are there! I live in the zone and like my neighboors would never send my kids there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2011

I am currently attending CCHS its an "alright school" some teachers care but most are there for the pay check, or some are just not there at all (I've has a sub majority of the year for algebra 2). School needs to be improved in cleanliness, smells of weed, fights were constant but have improved. New principal has made good changes but nowhere near complete. Students walk off campus (through the front door) skipping during class is a natural occurrence. So to the students actually trying to succeed i would suggest looking elsewhere im trying to go to a charter school next year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2011

As much as people say bad thing about Coconut Creek, it ain't that bad. We have new principal and he did a wonderful job of the place, he actually care and brought us new book and provide us many afterschool class + activity. "Most" of people I know going there are extremely nice and hard worker, I didn't say everyone but most. For me, I feel like it home. Teacher care about you and most of them try their best working with the student and help them as much as possible too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2010

my son attends coconut creek high. coconut creek is a very very bad school. i didnt believe it untell i witnessed it myself. going to pick my son up i witnesed students out of class walking off campus, rude students no one would show me where the office was, i was harrased, the halls reeked of weed smell, and i witnesed a beating and no security to break it up. coconut creek should be shut down for good. im not sending my son there next year. very dissapointed
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

Ugh honestly this school needs to be worked on. I'm still a student here and the teachers need an attitude check. The security is so loose, they don't care what anyone does. Last year we were an F school. Honestly, Creek needs to be worked on. The students need to start caring about their grades and their future. And the teachers need to be postive role models. Most of them just tell you straight up that they don't care, they're just here for the pay check.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2009

I was a Student at this school and i have to say it is not that bad! the majority of the kids have a great time, & the teachers are great. They help you when you need except for a hand full who believe that you area student and you have a book so do it your self. other than that it is a great school. As for students getting kicked out of their schools and going to creek, they accept students so that they can get an education. Alot of people may not like the school, but as a hands on student i loved it till i moved and i wish that you all would stop complaining about it ....
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2009

Honestly, this school needs some improvements. I don't understand why all the kids who were kicked out of their schools are attending Creek when we are not in their district.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 14, 2008

I know that this may be somewhat unorthodox; however, my last correspondence was limited due to provided space. I would be doing a disservice to the students, staff, and community stakeholders of Coconut Creek if I did not share a few more of the many accolades and initiatives at Creek. In addition to the aforementioned accomplishments in my last correspondence, it is important to note that we have established a ring ceremony, a top 10% dinner, re-established a fully functioning PTSA, were selected as one of five(5) national recipients of the Rise Magazine $10,000 grants (three in Florida and two in New York), and one of our students will be attending Stanford University on a full academic scholarship. Lastly, the 75% of our lowest 25% in math making learning gains on the FCAT is comparable to and in most cases surpass other district schools that received an 'A' or a 'B'


Posted February 3, 2008

People think of Creek and automatically think that its a low standard school. So many things are happening around our community every day that we're not even noticed for the good we do. We have been labeled with a letter grade that has defined the kind of students we are in general but that's not true. Now especially, I'm proud to say that I'm a Cougar and content with it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2008

there are many students and teachers who don't really care about anything let alone the school. Creek has it's problems but there is a large number of students there who are trying to make a difference. its very hard to do that when even the administration is against you and has a one track mind
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2007

my daughter attended creek this past year, she was in ninth grade. She was in foundations her counselor was great and have the best AP world geography teacher. She enjoyed going to creek and made a lot of friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

I pulled my daughter from school May of '07. Kids wander on and off campus at will. My daughter's 'guidance counselor' had never met her until second semester of her junior year. Some teachers are good, others uninvolved. Little discipline, poor response to parents needs. Students have to take an education from here. Dress codes are ignored, absences and skipping classes get an obligatory computer call unless you hold someone's feet to the fire. Large classes, limited art. There are some good teachers trying to make the most of a bad situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2007

This is a horrible school. They changed the boundaries to which almost 90% of the students get bussed in from other areas all over Broward County. Our local children won't go to this school because of the people who are there. It's ashame what this school has turned into.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2006

I love creek high.....Its a graet skool for any child to go to i would really recommend any sort of kind of child go here
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2006

My child attended this school. He thoguht it was bad... He got bullied, and he scored very low on the state exams.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

I believe at this school or any school you as a student have to work hard for what you want to accomplish out of life. I have found no problems here at this school and the kids seem to be like any other school, hardworking and doing what they need to do. I can say that I didn't want my child to go here at first but he is doing very well. Teachers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2006

this is a great school. although it isnt the cleaniest school or it has been taken lockers away from the childen. Its fine beacuase it teaches student a lesson for the real world having a locker is a short cut i played with the school basketball team, the coaches are great at the same time i continued to sing and maintained a 3.5 GPA Coconut Creek high is a great school despite the grade it has been given I am proud to say that i am a Cougar. I just wish there were improvements to the school such as the gym floor
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2005

I think this school is a great school even though it has a 'D' rating. kids should go to this school because it teaches you good values, and it has academic excellence. the students in my childs school are disiplined and very hardworking they are nice and lend a helping hand.
—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.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
28%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
29%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 84% in 2012.

347 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "D".

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
33%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

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 State average
Black 69% 23%
Hispanic 18% 29%
White 9% 42%
Asian 3% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 76%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 45%53%61%
Master's degree 48%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%2%1%
Other degree 5%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 7%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Scott Fiske
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  • (754) 322-0480

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1400 NW 44th Ave
Coconut Creek, FL 33066
Phone: (754) 322-0350

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