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Coral Springs High School

Public | 9-12 | 2532 students

 

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2014:
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2013:
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2011:
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Posted February 7, 2014

I've attended Coral Springs high school all four years and the education system is spectacular.


Posted February 7, 2014

This school is a great school, wonderful teachers. Education here is great, who cares about how the administration is (referring to other comments) you shouldn't be complaining about about the principle be concerned about your child doing homework and studying. The administration does not interfere with the education you can get here, athletics are great with many districts titles and the opportunity to do many other activities. There are some very lovely teachers that really pour there hearts into there teaching skills.


Posted February 7, 2014

This is one of the best schools out there. The teachers there are very concerned for your child's safety and their education. The school makes a real effort to help students graduate. The students there happen to be very nice, my child and his friends have never gotten bullied during their time there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2014

I've attended this school all four years and the education is spectacular . Is recommended this school to anyone.


Posted February 7, 2014

Coral Springs high school is the best school I've ever been at they have anything and everything you would want or need. Most of the faculty and teachers are the extremely nice and caring they really care about your education. The way the school runs everything is just phenomenal and this is coming from a student currently attending Coral Springs high.


Posted February 7, 2014

Coral Springs high school. Let's start off by saying it's a very creative school that encourages it's students to be creative and get involved like any school it has it's ups and downs but mostly ups. I attend this school and the rumors about how it's no good are just that rumors. What encourages me to come back most of all is the outdoor education class that teaches you real life situations that will definitely benefits you. This class is not only my favorite but probably the only class that you will us the material in your every day life. Whether it's camping or just being a ware of your surrounding outdoor education is truly one of the up side to Coral Springs high school. The opportunities are endless if your looking in the right place at Coral Springs


Posted December 12, 2013

I've had two kids graduate from cshs ~ one in advanced classes & one mainstream. Cshs has done an outstanding job of preparing both of them for the real life experiences of college. The school is now rated as an "A" school & highly recommend it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

We just attended an open house event and we able to gain a lot of information on the Quantum Leap program at CSHS. My daughter will be the 4th graduate from CSHS and she is in the QL program. My wife and I as so impressed with the program and the dedicated teachers that pour thier heart into these students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

Mostly FCAT, AP & EOC Exam prep going on at CSHS. Basically rote memorization with no critical thinking skills being taught. My child is in the quantum leap program but I seriously question whether she will be ready for college. Teacher quality is not great here. The Principal has no idea what is going on in the classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

This is a great school, with a wonderful faculty. The teachers are excellent and there's hardly any conflicts and bullying amongst the students. My son attended this school and now my daughter is a junior there. Just a great school and system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

Coral Springs High has been an exceptionally great experience for my ESE son. He has been treated as a human being, not as an outcast as previously in Monarch High. The CBI is outstanding! The teachers are caring, concerned and eager to teach. Ms Yukin has been a blessing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2009

I love this teacher, staff and students at this school. It is an amazing school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2008

I am student at CSHS and I know from experience that the students are absolutely NOT the first priority. There are not enough textbooks for me to take home and my education is suffering from it. I have straight-As without even trying and I am in Honors classes. In middle school, I stayed up until 1 or 2 a.m. working on homework and studying and now I have no work at all. The teachers seem to really care; all but one of my teachers make a real effort to help me learn and succeed. One thing that worries me is that I finish work in the beginning of class and then spend the rest of my time grading papers for service hours instead of learning more. Guidance is very diligent in making meetings with anyone who requests them, but they were unwilling to listen to any of my concerns.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 8, 2008

My son is attending CSHS and loves it! The school is safe, teachers and staff are caring and educated, and students who are looking to be successful can obtain the education they need to reach their goals! ***** 5 Stars *****
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2008

I attended this school for four years, and graduated in 2007. This school has been great to me. I was enrolled in many AP classes, had teachers that cared, and became a national merit scholar here, all while playing two sports. This school is great because it is a true representation of the south florida community - every different type of person, poor, rich, white, black, spanish, and any other group you could think of all mixed into one school. It is great preperation for the real world. The only thing I didn't like was that the sports teams were not the great but hey, nothing's perfect, right?
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2008

Beware! Dont let your child attend this school! Kids are rude and disrespectful, dangerous school! My child will not attend this school after the 2008 year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2008

i have 2 very bright kids in this school and junior and senior years have been a real waste of their time and energy. yes, they're in AP classes, but many of their teachers have been unbelievably lazy; they've had a large volume of work but it's been rote work, with little critical thinking. my rare conversations with the administration have shown them to be closed-minded and smug - 'everything's great here, nothing needs to be changed or improved'. my kids have done fine, but no thanks to the school (thank goodness for AP prep books from amazon.com!).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2007

My son is attending this school at this time and my daughter graduated last year. This is a great school with a wonderful principal. I wouldn't send my kids anywhere else but here for a great high school education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2006

My daughters attended CSHS for 4 years and truly enjoyed school. They have a wide variety of athletics/extracurricular activities. My youngest struggled in ninth grade although I felt it was growing pains on her part. They have a good balance of race in this school and the administration seemed to have a good grasp on the students day to day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

My daughter transferred schools to C.S. High and the transfer process was generally smooth. She had done much better with the block schedule and the quality of the teaching is generally good. I would give school a 'B' overall.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 2014.

633 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
46%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

606 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

610 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
88%
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 84% in 2012.

520 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • 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.

506 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%
Biology I

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

603 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 38%
White 27%
Hispanic 26%
Asian 5%
Two or more races 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 124%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 25%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 87%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 42%53%61%
Master's degree 54%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%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 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. SUSAN LEON-LEIGH
Fax number
  • (754) 322-0630

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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7201 West Sample Road
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Phone: (754) 322-0500

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