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PK-5
Public
Cooper City, FL
Students enrolled: 558
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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5050 Southwest 116th Avenue
Cooper City, FL 33330

(754) 323-5900
(754) 323-5940
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December 11, 2014
I had my son attending Griffin since kindergarten. Despite family issues, the school administration decided to tag my child as a problem child. It got so bad that I had to transfer him to another school.

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no rating October 10, 2014
My child attended Griffin Elementry last year. Our experience was the worst possible experience we had with a school and our child has been attending school since he was 2 years old. The 1st grade teacher did not care about his education at all but I came to the conclusion to late. She was and is not educated to be a teacher if she chooses which child she has patience to teach. The school did not show they cared because nothing that was addressed in any meeting was followed or considered after leaving the room. I would never recommend this school to anyone especially since this teacher showed NO effort in my childs education. If you care about your child future and education and do decide to attend this school, PLEASE be on top of your childs teacher if you start to see educational neglects and don't wait for any change to be done without you.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2014
My daughter just started kinder at Griffin. As an educator, I always look for an environment of caring, learning and support and I see all three at this school. I definitely love the "family" feel that is present at Griffin too. I will do another review at the end of the year to see if this still holds true and will up to 5 stars!

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2014
I am incredibly impressed with this school. The teachers, the principal, the staff, the specialists (ESE, Speech, etc.), and Aftercare personnel are absolutely devoted to educating the WHOLE CHILD in a warm and caring manner, not simply looking for a test score-increase to validate their efficacy. I have a daughter in 4th grade and she has really blossomed at this school and has learned a great deal! Her teacher is fantastic! The best specials teachers are right here (especially Art and P.E.). I will say that the school considers parents as partners and that makes all the difference. I'll be sad next year as it will be her last at Griffin and she will be moving on to middle school. I wish Griffin could be a K-8!!! :)

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2014
My son has been at Griffin for the past 4 years and everything about it is wonderful. You simply cannot go wrong with the small learning community and family atmosphere. I had been at a small charter school prior and they could have cared less to know who I was. Bravo to the principal, teachers, staff, resource officer, and the PTA for an all-around excellent elementary school experience.

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September 01, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 05, 2009
I cannot say enough about Griffin Elementary. The PTA is fantastic really keeps the parents involved. From the Principal down to the lunch ladies, this school is wonderful, loving and caring. Susan Ruder, Debbie Brobst and Jackie Deferrari are some of the nicest, most genuine people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting!

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2008
My 4 Grandkids attend this school and I could not be happier.The teachers are caring and involved, the ratio of kids to teachers is also more than adequate, the extra programs are great and most importantly, the kids are happy!!!The teachers, principal and staff more than deserve an A ++.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 17, 2008
Both my sons have attended Griffin Elementary from Kindergarten through 5th grade. My youngest is now in 5th grade. We bought our house because it is in the Griffin Elementary boundaries and I am very glad we did. I have only known of one or two teachers at the school who would not be considered excellent and they are no longer teaching there. Most parents in this neighborhood are very involved in their children's education and that's another reason why Griffin is such a good school. The class size is always kept down to under or around 20 while other schools nearby are overcrowded. The P.E. teacher is an award winning and dedicated teacher. The librarian (media instructor) is full of enthusiasm and the scince lab at the school really gets the kids excited about science. I could go on and on...

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 08, 2008
Almost at the end of an exhausting 1st year with my son about to finish Kindergerten and I know we couldn't have been in more capable hands. Great teacher, Great parent involvement and activities for the kids year round! Mrs. DeFerrari really thinks of the kids as her own and takes GENUINE interest in them!!

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October 22, 2007
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April 19, 2007
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August 12, 2006
Both my sons attend this school, this school help my kids with their reading and math now my 12 year old will be in gem and advance program. I advise all parent to send their to griffin elementary school the teachers are great.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2006
Griffin Elementary is a wonderful school. The teachers are very caring and true professionals. The parents are very much involved and this makes a great difference. Cooper City is a lovely community and a safe one to say the least.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2006
my son has been there for two years and the school is just great.you can tell that the teacher really care about the kids there.and that the parents really care about sending there kids to a good school.

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February 09, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2005
Good overall school. But I would re-look the progress made academically by the cluster program children. When it comes to mainstreaming them, they will really have a difficult time doing it.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2005
Very good test results. The school is a small one in today's world and that is an advantage

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2005
Overall, I think schools need to stop pigeon holing children and start mainstreaming. The teachers I've encountered are well-meaning for the most part, however. I just think the special education portion needs a fresh perspective.

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September 06, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2005
Griffin Elementary School is the closest thing to private school. The classes are small and the teachers really care about their 'kids'. They go above and beyond to help each and every one of their students. Mrs. Novotny is like a second mother to all students who attend her school and the office staff are all very helpful and always show how much they care about all of the children.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2005
This school is many great teachers and if very family centeral. It is a safe, loving learning enviorment.

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May 17, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
Creative, energetic teachers. Outstanding gifted program. Safe. Not overcrowded.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2005
Good school with high academic standards; warm, friendly environment

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December 07, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2004
School is good, with the exception of a few 'certain' teachers, but I am sure that is true about any school. Great PTA activities and parental involvement.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2004
Griffin Elementary is an outstanding school. It encourages parental involvement and sets high academic standards.

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Griffin Elementary School
5050 Southwest 116th Avenue, Cooper City, FL  33330
(754) 323-5900
Last modified Griffin Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Griffin Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top