Students enrolled 1224
School leader MRS. MELISSA GERAINE
Transportation options Yes
District Broward County School District
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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12405 Royal Palm Boulevard
Coral Springs, FL 33065

(754) 322-8900
(754) 322-8940
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5 stars
Based on 49 ratings

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August 08, 2014
This is a great school. I will recommend this school to anyone. I have three kids, 2 completed Westchester and 1 did not because we had to move. Teachers such as Amber Dowling are not given much credit for the work they do with our kids all day long 5 days a week. My son is shy, hard working and very conscientious of his peers, at any time he was not past over for being too quiet instead Ms Dowling found a way to get him to open up. I see many reviews about bullying and I have a zero tolerance for such behavior, and my heart goes out to such parents because my youngest daughter experience such behavior and I was able to stop it with the help of her teacher Ms. Hand who is another amazing teacher, and have never had another incident with any of my children. Teachers like Ms. Dowling we must say thanks for their dedication and the ability to keep there class engage and work with students of all temperament . Ms.Dowling, my son still misses you and we hope we find another teacher like you. Please keep watching out for all our kids . You are very much appreciated. You the teachers are what make a great school. Keep enriching our children's mind.

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August 04, 2013
Westchester is a great neigborhood school! My son is going in to 2nd grade, and we couldn't be happier with our experiences thus far. Principal Gerraine is open to new ideas and very open and friendly with parents. The school does not rest on its "A" they are always trying to improve. There is a small group of teachers that are very active with the PTA which is nice!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
My daughter Gianna goes to Westchester at Coral Springs and she loves it she has had great teachers. We have only two years in this state and are primary language is Latin and my daughter know to read and write in English almost every word and her speaking is amassing and I cant leave out the good security, organization and care for these kids the school has. This has to do a lot with the principal, she is a 100% involve each day I see her and in every activity" is nice to have some one that dedicates her self to are kids". I am very happy and my little girl loves it!

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2013
http://locator.browardschools.com/edulog/school-locator/ To previous post try this link it shows that your child is the zone area for Parkside elementary

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2013
i m buying house in 2638 nw 99th av coral springs 33068,do you think my san can do elementary there ?

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2012
i went to this school and witnessed and experienced bullying as teachers watched and did nothing... do not send your kids here.

- submitted by a community member
November 29, 2012
Westchester Elementary is the Best Elementary if you want your kids to feel happy and comfortable with Learning.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2011
my family and i moved to florida last year from california, i was a little nervous at first about my daughter entering a new school didnt really know what to expect. She was in kinder and got mrs. garg. i must say she was great with my daughter in three weeks she learned to read, add and subtract she worked so patiently with her. Now shes in 1st grad with mrs. smith and she's also amazing. the teachers communicate with the parents all the time. i must say this schools is the best.

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no rating April 24, 2010
I love the Gifted Program! My daughter is a gifted student and at Westchester Elementary she receives all the help she needs to develop her skills. The program focuses on the kids abilities and promotes their development. Teachers are great and the staff is very kind. They also have a very good after school program. Way to go, Westchester Elementary!

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 05, 2010
great school, awesome teachers. #1 rated school for education.

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November 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2009
Westchester has some excellent teachers and a wonderful Principal 'Mr. LeFevre' that really care about the kids academic progress and safety. The PTA is large and very involved and is able to supply additional resources for the students. Not to mention the school is situated in nice area and is adjacent to a middle and high school. I am grateful to have had two excellent, caring, pleasant and nurturing teachers for my son thus far. 'It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.' -Albert Einstein

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May 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2009
Westchester is a terrific school. We moved from PA this year and my son started K here - Mrs. Driscoll is incredible and the kids are doing advance work in reading and math. I am very happy with everyone at the school. The after care program is also very good and they are very security focused -- even grandparents have to show their ID when picking up the kids. Have to love that. My son is so so happy here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 20, 2009
Love the school. I have 2 kids there and couldn't be happier. Teachers are very accessible to parents and the kids are taught to be good citizens as well as good students!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2008
My daughter goes to Westchester and she loves it. We moved here in April so she was the new kid but they made her feel welcome. She has learned so much more here than she did at her old school in MA.

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September 26, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
September 05, 2007
Westchester is the greatest. In our 5 years there we have not had any real problems or concerns. The teachers have been excellent, the principal very visible and involved and the remainder of the staff is always pleasant and helpful. I can't even think of any changes I would recommend!

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August 09, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2007
My child had an excellent education at Westchester in grades K-5. The teachers and staff were all very dedicated and friendly. My daughter still talks about Mr. Saban 4 years later.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2007
My child has had the opportunity to be a part of Westchester Elementary since Kindergarten. It has been a positive experience from day one. The teachers care about the well being of the children and invite parent participation on many levels. My child is prospering.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2006
Best school I've seen in FL. Great teachers, environment, education, etc. Is everything a parent wish from a public school.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2006
I love Westchester! The teachers really are able to help the students learn while keeping parents informed. The principal is very friendly and helpful. I would reccommened this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2006
Westerchester is a wonderful school. The principal is very engaged with the children, he is caring and firm at the same time. The teachers, I can't say enough, my son is going into fifth grade and we have had a wonderful year. The only thing that I can see needs improvement is, some new items for recess, balls etc.

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May 23, 2006
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May 17, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2006
We are very please with Westchester for the availability of the staff, the leadership of the principal Mr. Lefevre. The amount of activity and the feeling of beeing somebody important. I feel very safe having my children at Westchester.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2006
While I suppose everyone's experiences depend upon the teacher your child gets, we have had a wonderful 5 years at Westchester! The posting from January that stated 'no science', is untrue. In addition to science in the classroom, there is a Science Lab that all children attend just like PE, Music, Technology, Spanish and Art. With state mandated Benchmark Testing and FCAT testing, each area of education must be taught in order for the children to pass. We have been very happy with our our children's progress and their experiences.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2006
My daughter goes to 1st grade and the pace really picked up half way through the year. They do a lot of different things and she has a lotof fun.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2006
Overall westchester is an excellent school. There is a lot of parent volunteers and parents are always welcome. Students also are involved in many programs that are volunteer based such as meet the masters and read with me as well as the daily specials like art,media,spanish,science ect. Academically I have been very pleased. My child has all the materials he needs to suceed throughout his school years. The staff are very knwledgable and helpful and always visable anytime of day. I am very happy.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2006
Great school, nice staff, caring teachers!

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2006
This school is incredibly overrated. Although, an A+, the teachers are unimaginative and the curriculum is dull. No science, no history. Have encountered geography in grade 3.

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January 10, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2006
This school is Wonderful. My son is in the first grade and absolutley loves going. The teachers are all great and have amazing ability to teach our children. The school is a very safe and loving enviroment. I am happy to be a Westchester Mom.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2005
Great teachers, great school!

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December 02, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2005
I am a new to Westchester this year, and am not yet sure how I feel about the school. My first impressions of the staff, and content of the curriculum is not very good. It seems like the only thing the students do is worksheets, no real deep thinking.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 10, 2005
My daughter is in the 1st grade and today was reading a level 3 book to me. This is enough to summarize the type of education she is receiving. Children are treated like children but are also taught responsibility and each year it appears they are treated a little more strict. Homework is given even in the smaller grades and expected to be returned in a timely manner. I would definetly recomment this school

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
Even though this school is rated an 'A' school, it is the biggest joke I have ever seen. The teachers don't spend much time explaining the information in class (that is, if they explain it) and the parents are expected to teach the material to the children. The principal and many of the teachers operate by instilling fear in the kids. There is too much emphasis on passing standardized tests instead of learning basic fundamentals. There is no gymnasium at this school and PE consists of activities such as Yoga in a Chair. Art and music do not have classrooms, they just come around on a cart and do not teach the kids much. Science is also considered a 'special' and not an integral part of the education. Recess is rediculously short and the toys are basically nonexistant. Overall, this is a horrible elementary school, regardless of its grade.

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August 10, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2005
This school has an outstanding academic program with loving and caring teachers. They encourage the envolvement of parents in the classroom. The only down side is the childern did not particapate in a holiday show. That was somewhat disappointing.

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April 20, 2005
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April 19, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
February 28, 2005
I have several family members who have/are attending this school and both the students and their parents have nothing but wonderful things to say about this school. The teachers are attentive and skilled. The students feel comfortable and welcome at this school from day one. My nephew had the opportunity to go to a private school and chose Westchester because his sisters had been so happy there.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2005
My daughter is in (K), & loves it. We have Mrs. Brokowsky who is an incrediable teacher. I feel very safe sending her to this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2005
The best school in south florida.

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January 07, 2005
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September 19, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2004
The teacher that my son has is wonderful. He went into kindergarten not knowing how to read and with 2 months left of school, is already reading on a first grade level. It is the teacher that pushes the children to develop. The aftercare program is wonderful as well. My son hasn't been sick very much, but the school does a great job of letting the families know what is going around. The principal seems very dedicated and the children appear to be happy. The weekly newsletter is very informative. I happen to like the fact that the school has a uniform code. Makes it easier on the morning and the pocketbook. I would highly recommend this school.

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April 12, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2004
I love this school and the way my kids have been treated there. Everyone, from the Principal to the custodians, have the best attitude towards the kids. The school have excellent programs supported by the PTA and is always doing everything needed to keep on being an 'A' school.

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no rating November 19, 2003
We just moved from a great school district in another state. My daughter's teacher is competent and hard-working. Homework assignments are appropriate (both amount and subjects/skills)and Westchester has a great after school program that's fun for kids. I'm very pleased so far.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2003
I have four children in Westchester, and not only do I love it, they all do also.

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no rating September 03, 2003
My daughter just started Kindergarten, she is so happy, the school is in excelent conditions, very clean and the teachers seems to be great. I would like to recognize that the Principal Mr. Lafevre is on top of every issue. I think this is going to be a great school year for us.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2003
My daughter hated to leave Westchester for middle school. Westchester is a great school with the awesome teachers and an excellent PTA.

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Westchester Elementary School
12405 Royal Palm Boulevard, Coral Springs, FL  33065
(754) 322-8900
Last modified Westchester 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.
Westchester Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 56 reviews. Top