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Winston Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1208 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted September 24, 2013

My grandchildren have attended this wonderful, neighborhood elementary school and one is still with you in the second grade. I hope that you will continue to educate and protect our children in love.


Posted September 23, 2013

Winston Park Elementary is an excellent school! My daughter is currently in Kindergarten and she is very happy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2012

My son attends there and s doing well. He loves his school and I am a satisfied parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2012

Is a great school but now my daughter is in 5th. grade and her math teacher is really a bad teacher, she doesn't teach every page from the book and I have to teach and I have difficult with the language... and worst .. when the students take their test and they get a bad grade like D and the only one or two of them get a A grade.. she start yelling to the kids saying why don't understand, why don;t study... what do you think? What I suppose to do? complaint? with who?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2012

It's not a bad school. Just be careful not to think it's an upper middle school because you think that it's an upper middle area. You will see a lot of rough students are bussed in and it draws from a foster home with some tough kids too. It can't be helped. Also the area not as good as you might think. Look carefully. You can't always judge a book by it's cover. It will depend on the teacher and you'll never ever see the principal. Never. I don't think parent involvement is encouraged either. But it's not an awful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2012

Pick your school based on parental involvement not just the teacher. I used this site to come to our conclusions on where we wanted to move and saw that this school was a consistent high performer compared to other Broward schools but wasn't suspiciously perfect. I say suspicious because I actually think the drive for perfection is ripe for gaming the system...ie holding back kids with ESL, learning disabilities, behavior disorders rather than providing them with extra guidance in order to boost test scores per grade level. Winston Park seems to strive for a healthy balance where the faculty really care about the three way relationship between teacher, parent, and children. This is a good school because parents are given input and allowed to participate as a partnership with the teachers. A bad school never gives parents an opportunity to be informed or form an alliance with their kids teachers. I find it hard to imagine that such a school exists but many districts just have bad relations with parents/students because the families are primarily concerned with survival not education. This section of Coconut Creek is a upper middle income area. Education is a priority.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2011

Winston Park has fabulous teachers. The one's my child has had are caring and want to see her succeed. The problem with Winston Park is the administration. The principal is rude. She talks down to parents and if opinions differ she raises her voice to get her point across. Your concerns will not be addressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2009

My daughter goes to this school and is in first grade. She has a great teacher and is learning alot from her teacher Mrs. Gray.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

Winston Park Elementary is giving my child the guidance she has needed. Though she is only in 2nd grade I could she her changing in a good direction. I am grateful to her first grade teach Mrs. Lustig who took the time and effort to support her and I with my daughter's reading skills. I also have to say that the Principal and the teachers are very friendly and caring. The PTA and volunteers make a difference in Winston Park Elementary. I would recommend WPE to anyone. It does help that this will be the 8th year they have scored A in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2008

Winston Park is a terrific, A+ School! I love it, my children love dit and I love Ms. Williams; she is the BEST Office staff, Ms. MunoZ and Ms. Courtney (2nd grade) and all the Kindergarten Teachers are awesome! Hats off to Winston Park Elementary. Jenny Higo
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2008

Mi hijo hizo la primaria en Winston Park, ahora esta terminando su octavo grado de middle school. El cual el siempre agradece a su escuela primaria por darle las bases suficinte que nesecito en la middle school. Winston Park prepara a los chico con tareas, lecciones, y proyectos......gracias Winton Park
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2008

This a great school with wonderful teachers.I would recommend this school to anyone coming into the area.This is a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

This is a wonderful school, my children are very happy with the teachers and feel very safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2007

great school, great teachers, great aftercare
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2007

It all comes down to the teacher, if the teacher is good, the school is great. Some teachers are more concerned about discipline than they are teaching. This may be a necessity with some children, but when this is the focus in the classroom the teaching lacks. There needs to be more of an 'open door' policy with all of the teachers at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

Overall my experience at Winston Park has been good. My main area of concern is the lack of communication between the teachers to the parents. Other then that my son's experience has been a good one. And he has a good teacher who does care about him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

For the most part Winston Park is a great school. I have a very bright child and I have had some difficulty with the staff. When I called regarding her reading test I was talked down to as if I did not know anything about school or my child. Other than that I feel the school is terrific. My daughter's current teacher is loving, understanding, fair, firm and really cares about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2006

I think Winston Park Elementay is a great school. They have reading groups for the children that need reading help. They have a great music teacher who puts on a talent show each year. The only thing I can say negative is the FCAT testing, but that goes for every public school in Florida not just Winston Park.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2006

This a great school with wonderful teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2006

Great school as long as your child is already for 5th grade. If you have any problems acedemically then your child is forgotton.
—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 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
55%
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 81% in 2012.

210 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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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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
White 44% 42%
Hispanic 25% 29%
Black 20% 23%
Asian 6% 3%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 61%53%61%
Master's degree 37%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 1%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

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4000 Winston Park Blvd
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
Phone: (754) 322-9000

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