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Renaissance Charter School of Coral Springs

Charter | K-8 | 1214 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
Based on 7 ratings
2011:
No new ratings

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Posted January 10, 2014

The middle school teachers are very helpful and they guide you and form you into a great person. They also help you whenever you need extra help. The administration does not care about what the students have to say. As a middle schooler there i experienced that the administration does not care about our concerns and opinions. Several middle schoolers sent letters to our principal; the letters were read, but nothing changed. 6th, 7th' and 8th graders are treated like 5 year olds. If it werent for the outstanding teachers they have I would have hated the school more. I dont believe that we are being prepared for high school.


Posted September 26, 2013

This is a great school for my 5 year old.His teacher is an outstanding well prepared,amazing skills of doing her job to teach and to influence my child life.The school is great!We are very happy with our child progress.We love this school and specially my child is in love with the school and with his teacher too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

So far so good! I am loving it the school, organized, attentive, great teachers, great staff.... It is my daughter first year, but it looks like we will have a great experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2013

Great school! My child came from a private Christian school this year to RCSCS. She learned a lot. I was looking for a very challenging school for her. They keep her busy even on break time with lots of homework and projects. The discipline is very strong, and uniform is mandatory. I'm planning to send my son there next year for kindergarten. I would definitely recommend this school new parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2013

I am the mother of 3 -- 1 gifted, 1 "regular" and 1 with a learning disability. I LOVE this school! All my children are getting a great education. We left Country Hills & would NEVER go back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2012

As a parent, I think this school is excellent!! My daughter is only now is 2nd, but last year was a great year for her. I got to volunteer all the time and the staff was great with allowing it!!! The teachers even offer free tutoring if they think the child need it. Great school!!!! Yes, car lines are horrible.. but they are like that everywhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2012

I had my daugther in this school for Kg, and i can say that is a very good school, even if it was their fist year, i think they did a wonderful job. Is pretty easy to talk if you are not on the head of a new school, nobody knows how hard they work to keep our kids safe and happy. My daugther teacher was the best, she took care of her and her issues and she did very well. I really love this school and i will recommend it to anybody!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2012

I have a middle school and grammar school student and was overall very pleased with the school. The third grade was outstanding academically and the teacher was wonderful. Middle school had a different teacher for each subject and for the most part they were all caring and concerned with her academic progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2012

I completely agree with the previous review of the middle school. I witnessed it myself f on several occasions as a parent volunteer, and I was completely appalled. My son, a 7thgrader, learned close to nothing last year. He made straight As, which was wonderful. For him but ridiculous considering his academic strengths and weaknesses. We wasted a year, basically, and we will not be returning for 8th grade. I cannot speak to the Elementary experience, but I would not enroll a child in the middle school, ever! There are far too many kinks to work out and far too little discipline. This is not a school for teenagers who want to learn and know how to behave. They will be overlooked and even Penalized for the actions of their classmates. Run, far away, and find an alternative to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2012

I hated this school. It was bad. I went for 6th grade. The teacher didn't care. 6th and 7th graders shared teachers. There are bullies and the teachers and staff barely does anything about it. The students used inappropriate language towards the teachers. The classrooms were smaller than average. The school has mold. They treat middle school like babies. School lunch is microwavable. The school sucks at discipline. No buses. I just hated that school. Every 6th and 7th grader i asked hated the school and staff. Don't get me wrong I got A's and B's but the school it self was just a big No. If your child is going to middle school good luck with that


Posted July 31, 2012

My daughter's first year at RCSCS was great! Mrs. Beresovoy is a wonderful, caring teacher. We will miss her very much now that my daughter will be going to second grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2012

RCCS made a good start in its first year. My son was in first grade and had a fabulous teacher. He progressed very well in his core subjects of reading and math, and loved his specials; art, music, P.E. and Spanish (kudos to the Specials teachers, they did a great job). Communication with teachers and the principal was very good, there is a great information system for viewing grades and keeping up to date with announcements. Building out a Target building means small classrooms and no fields, but my son didn't seem to mind. There is a very nice cafeteria, gym, and nice facilities for specials. The school is making a big effort at providing varied after school activities. I am hoping to see more emphasis on actual math fact memorization next year in addition to the different methods being taught for addition (Envision math was used last year), but this is a comment on the math curriculum endemic to the public school system. Overall, RCCS is a good school choice and we are grateful to have this option in our community.
—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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%
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 52% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
n/a
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 51% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2010-2011.
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2009-2010.
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
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
Hispanic 34% 29%
White 31% 42%
Black 25% 23%
Asian 5% 3%
Two or more races 5% 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 54%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 100%53%61%
Master's degree 0%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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6250 West Sample Road
Coral Springs, FL 33067
Phone: (954) 369-1179

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