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Coral Springs Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1457 students

 

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Posted Saturday, April 12, 2014

I have a 7th grade at Coral Springs Middle School and it has been a wonderful experience so far. The teachers are phenomenal and my son is doing well and enjoying his classes. He actually LIKES language arts now!!! He has always been a math kid but his language arts teacher has made his class really fun and interesting for him. The principal, Mr. Murray, is friendly and approachable and readily answers any of my questions or concerns. The AP's for 6th and 7th are great people and very concerned and involved with all of their students (I don't know the 8th grade AP as we haven't gotten there, yet). We had a small issue with a potential bully, but Mr. Argent nipped in the bud immediately. I really appreciate the responsiveness and attention to matters like this. It IS middle school, and things do happen, but the staff are very, very good at their jobs and take care of any parent and student concerns. I have always felt welcome at this school. The PTA is also very nice and works hard to do nice things for the school. I have not been very involved in the PTA there, but I have a 5th grader who will be coming to CSMS next year, so I hope to be a little more involved then.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2013

Coral Springs Middle School is an interesting school. There used to be lots of problems with gangs, racial hate, and bullying until Mr. Murray came in and completely altered the hate culture at that school. Mr. Murray (the principal) has made the school much safer and a better place to go for our children. While some problems do still exist, the staff and teachers there are very friendly and have no tolerance to bullying anymore and will resolve any issue that occurred. Normally I would have given this school 2 stars but since Mr. Murray has arrived, this school has literally been saved and he has made it a much better place. The teachers there are the best: they are really kind, they get involved in your child's life to make sure they will succeed, and I have no complaints about them they are just perfect. So while the other reviews are a bit harsh, I feel my review best demonstrates what Coral Springs Middle is today and I would give my full recommendation for you to enroll your child. Thanks for reading!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2013

this school is the worst school I ever bin to the teacher are mean and hate there job and they love to give he kids IS the school is just bad over all the busses are hot and ghetto there is a fight almost every day bulling is so bad at this school DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS TO THIS SCHOOL I was so happy when I leave this school if your from different background u will get in trouble more with the teacher even if u didn't do anything


Posted May 16, 2013

My son is in 8th grade and about to move on to HS. We ve had a very good experience with his teachers an he is well prepared for HS. I encourage parents to meet with their kid s counselors as they are always willing and ready to address any concerns that may arise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2013

AWFUL! The teachers are nice and enlightening, they're the only reason I even put a SINGLE star for this review. The students act like gang members, I was in the smartest group and STILL feared for my life. The staff sadly seems to have given up on controlling them and they obviously run the school. No discipline can be enforced out of fear of lawsuits. Move away if you have to, like many once prestigious schools this one has become a victim of the 'gangsta' culture and their good teachers held hostage to their jobs fighting the good fight.


Posted September 23, 2012

This school is wonderful my son really loves it.. This is defiantly a A + school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2011

I was worried for my son s transition from elementary to middle school. I worry no more as CSMS has demonstrated a high level of dedication to the students. Teachers are very dedicated and responded fast to any of my concerns. My son has felt comfortable with his teachers all year. He s also made many good friends who, like him, strive for good academics and personal relations. Counselors are readily available. The front desk personnel is friendly and available. The principal is there to be seen at drop off and pick up times.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2010

My son is just completed his first year at CSMS. He got straight A's the entire year in all advanced 6th grade classes. I absolutely loved all of his teachers and the entire staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

This school has advanced majorly since the new Principal, Mr. Murray has come in. Good music and athletics. Lots of fights, everyday, and bad influences. Bullying is horrible here, even with the new program. Some teachers who REALLY shouldn't have a job, and horrible discipline. All around, it's an okay school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2010

This is a great school with a good music and athletic programs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2009

This is an amazing school with great teachers and a good track and soccer team.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 3, 2009

A great school. My chldren just love it. The administration is extremely involved and helpful. They can be approached on a daily basis with any issues of concern. Safety is not a problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2008

its abusultly horrible, the teachers make you think everything you do is so so horrible and nothing has a firm structure, im a 8th grader and i cannot wait untill i leave, almost everyday there is a fight, its all racial, and there are to many gangs to count.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 3, 2007

My son is a straight A child who was never in trouble. My wife and I are both in education. If this school has taught my child one thing, it was to hate school. Discipline is very poor. Teachers don't communicate and all pile on the homework. The principal doesn't know the kids and doesn't care. Run from this school! Fights and bullying are commonplace and know one cares.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2006

the teachers at coral springs middle school are unfair.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 20, 2006

My son just finished 6th grade there and hates it, so much he doesnt want to go to any school. From being bullied by both students and teachers,it has not given me any confidence in the school.The students have fights all the time and most fights are racially influenced.T he teachers are two faced as they tell the kids 1 thing but when confronted,act a totally different way. Extra Curricular things are higly competitive and dont encourage beginners. Parents dont seem to be as involved as when their kids were in elementary school.I am highly disappointed as we were new to the neighborhood and our impression was formed from internet research.The reality is much much worst.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

I have twins there.....6th grade.....both hate it....not sure if it is school or the age...high minority attendance, frequent squabbles,(agian, not sure if its just the age), my daughter is in ese special help and not getting any extra help....eagle ridge elementary was the best at ese! Good principal, but lots falling thru the cracks....all n all, would love to see if another school would render the same results....this is not a condemnation of csmm, but still not too impressed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2005

Overall, the school has good quality of academic programs. Availability is of extracurricular activities is broad enough. I have noticed that the level of parent involvement is not as high as I would expect. Teachers are on top of the student progress. If they notice a decline in performance, they set up a meeting to discuss issues. They are also open to communications. I send questions on my kids agendas and I get responses. On the performance meetings, I've communicated to them that I'd like to have some sort of periodic notes on the kids performance instead of just being called to a meeting once a quarter to be notified there are problems with my kid's performance. I am more involved now with him and his progress due to a commitment I made in those meetings and his performance has improved a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2005

Wisperingpines elm, is a good school overal but i think the staff could be a littel more personable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

We've been pleasantly surprised by CSMS. This year the school boasts a new principal as well as some new programs and improvements. 2005 is the first year in many that the school has had an orchestra program. My daughter thought she might like to try and has loved it! She started the academic year as a true beginner with the viola and has become quite a confident player. Academically, my daughter is doing well - being challenged without being inundated. Class sizes are manageable and administrative response is suberb. Our only real negative concerns the GEM (math) program and the teaching strategies of the assigned teacher, but I think many of those problems are county-wide. Overall, we are quite satisfied with CSMC.
—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 52% in 2013.

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

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 55% in 2013.

429 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

470 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%
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.

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

531 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

531 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

535 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%
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 78% in 2012.

592 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
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

Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
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

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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 35% 42%
Black 33% 23%
Hispanic 24% 29%
Asian 5% 3%
Two or more races 3% 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 47%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 53%53%61%
Master's degree 43%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 11%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Ian Murray
Fax number
  • (754) 322-3085

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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10300 Wiles Rd
Coral Springs, FL 33076
Phone: (754) 322-3000

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