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PK-5
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Coral Springs, FL
Students enrolled: 698
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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9850 Ramblewood Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33071

(754) 322-6850
(754) 322-6890
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September 15, 2014
Maplewood is a great school! My daughter started there last year in 3rd grade. The teachers are very caring and compassionate. They love parent involvement. Ms Bees and Ms Phillips (principal and asst principal) are wonderful, as are all of the office staff. My daughter's teachers are outstanding! Sadly, we are moving this year and have to leave them.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
This school cares about the students. They take the time to make sure each child is learning and cared for.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2013
I must admit that I was disappointed at our FCAT scores; however, I do not believe it is because of the teachers, for my son has had the most amazing and caring teachers. They go above and beyond. My son is in third grade now and we decided to stick it out. I believe with more parent involvement, our principal, assistant principal, teachers and staff commitment and determination, we will bring our school back to "A" standards.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2013
Maplewood is a great school and a great environment for learning. The teachers are very passionate and dedicated to teaching, guiding and nurturing our young students.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2013
I know that the staff in this school is caring and wonderful with the children. This is where my A+ standard goes for this school. Where I would say I am concerned is the level of sweets and treats that they give the children. I have Juvenile Diabetes and perhaps this makes me more sensitive but every single day my kids talk of cookies, cupcakes, and candy "rewards". By giving kids candy as the "gold standard for behaving well or performing well", are we not propogating a potentially food reward seeking and obese next generation? Is this sweets fetish pervasive in other schools? I am concerned. Otherwise, the hearts of the staff are totally in the right place, just misguided in this one area for me.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
I have 3 children. Twins that graduated last year and 1 that is now going into 2nd grade. This school has been wonderful in getting my kids on the right track after having bad experiences in previous schools. The teachers kept me updated and informed on evrything relating to my children and thier performance. The principal took time out to discuss with me my concerns. I actually do not live in the area where this is the assigned school for my 2nd grader, but I travel every morning to make sure my child has a great school experience, where he will learn and be taught.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2013
Their scores are not the best on the FCAT because of their diverse population which includes special needs students. It does not reflect the classroom experience for the many children who attend the school. The teachers, principal, and parents really try. The quality is there for most of the kids and everyone is warm and tries their best to educate all of the children.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2012
I was a student here now im in Th grade , ive been there since 4th grade and i loved it their, nice teachers they helped me when i was struggling . Love the school period

- submitted by a community member
April 16, 2012
Maplewood is an A+ school with an excellent administration and staff. It is a team effort and when parents choose to be part of the solution then everything works smoothly. I have been a parent at this school for many years and the first priority is SAFETY!! As a parent, whenever I have a concern I am contacted immediately and work together on a solution! I know times are tough everywhere - and it is very easy to complain and be negative but it is just as easy to work on a solution. Join the SAC, SAF, PTO and be part of this wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2012
Completely agree with the 2nd,3rd and 4th, comments. LOTS of covering up!! Safety is a major issue. No accountability. A new principal and administration is needed to get this school back on track.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2012
My son and so many from in the community has excelled in this school. As for hearing about issues from your children instead of the school...that's what parenting is all about. Your children should come to you, then you address it at the school. Teachers have 20 kids to try and teach. They can't always know the personal stuff happening within the classroom. I have had problems with kids in the classroom and once addressed, after my son told me about it, the school responded effectively and expeditiously. The only teachers leaving are the one's required to, by the State, becuasse of how long they have been teaching. And, those teachers, spent their career at Maplewood, because it is such a GREAT school! This, from a parents perspective.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2012
Wow. Sadly disappointing. Little accord between teachers or administrators and lots of covering up. I have heard of emergency situations from my child that I feel I should've heard from administrators and bullying is not addressed in the classroom setting. My child does not feel safe here. Teachers are not lead by administrators. poor leadership and accountability.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2011
Poor leadership, low morale among teachers and much discontent exists in the school. It has deterorated significantly over the years and is no longer respected in the community. Many of the highly qualified teachers have left and it is just not a healthy learning environment for children.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2011
Absolutely an excellent school! Teachers are top notch! My daughter's kindergarden teacher was great. She was able to read by mid school yr. The principle and assistant principle are very involved as well as staff members. The school is very secure by having a minimal points on entry. Schools like this is why people move here!! Thank you Maplewood for such an awesome experience! J. Gonzalez

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2010
I was a student at maplewood for only two years( 4th and 5th), and honastly it was a great school! I am now in the 7th grade and I still use the basic reading and math skills that I learned from the excellent teachers. I read every single comment from this thing and there were no reveiws from the students. Honestly, some of you parents are really harsh. I know you want your kids to have a good education, but you should ask THEM if they like the school, or the teachers. If they don't like it then they will tell you, and you can't tell them it is not a good school because they might actually really like it. Don't you want your kids to have their own opinion. It really is a good school and i would recomend it to anyone!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 04, 2010
I have been a Maplewood Mom for almost 5 years now. Our principal is a one of a kind leader. She is reliable, considerate, compassionate and dedicated. Our school (s) are under attack by a Federal Administration that is dooming our children's education . All schools are suffering right now and have been for years as funding has been totally distorted. Parents need to be more involved in classes and help our school provide in areas that we have been ripped off. Do not let our government doom our childrens future. We can make a difference. Let 's support our school adminstrators and our principal in making. Difference in our school or yours!!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
Excellent teachers. My son is in the 3rd Grade and has always loved School

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2009
Excellent school & teachers my kids started from kinder to 5th grade. Very carry, understanding, and works with parents as a team.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2008
I disagree with the last comment - I believe the school has deteriorated in the last several years. It lacks personality and creativity. The teachers morale seems dismal and the children can feel it. I am definitely looking for an alternative for my child for the next school year!

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2008
The principal is always open to listening to any concerns the parents have about the school. She is a real motivator when it comes to reading and even kissed a pig when the students did so well.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 11, 2008
I agree with the lack of music and art at Maplewood. I have 2 college students and 1 current student attend Maplewood and have never attended 1 play. I know other kids that have 2 per year. It is no wonder that kids are stressed out. It is a full time job to be prepared for the FCAT.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 27, 2008
I found the school, overall: lacking in personality, cohesiveness and organization. I believe the Principal sets the tone for each school. She is the person who will greet interested parents with warmth and offer support. Parents should be encouraged to get involved in all aspects of the school, without interrupting the daily running of it. Pricipal, parents and faculty should be on the same page as to what would be most helpful for our children. I don't see it here. There are no policies in how or when a teacher should communicate with a parent. I've never been in a school where teachers are so uncooperative in communicating with parents. Children who do best in schools are the ones with involved parents. Maplewood is good now but with open communicaction, it would be a great school. So I'm asking, could we work on it. Please?

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2007
I don't know what happened, but the FCAT reading results for Maplewood were horrific.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2006
My son loves his 3rd grade teacher so much, he's sad to leave for summer break.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
Administration is too disconnected with the classroom, especially when they utilize a long term subtitute in the class. They don't read info from doctors & other therapists when you provide that info about your child. They stick the info in the file & do nothing with it. After begging for 2 years for the school to learn about my son's disabilities & what his needs are, I give up. My son's teacher said the only thing my son has learned is what I taught him at home. I will take the McKay Scholarship & put him in a special needs school...& my son is only mildly disabled. Go to your child's class. Advocate for your child. Contact the North Area district office if your child still isn't getting what he/she needs. Ms Sanford, ESE Teacher is the one positive thing I can say for the school...she is wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2006
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- submitted by a staff
January 22, 2006
I agree Maplewood is a very nice school. Some of the techers are great. This year my 5th grader is ready to leave the school. She has had a great time there and also had great teachers too!( a honorol) On the second hand my second [student] is really struggleing. Who ever thought my child would be taught site words in stead of phonics? well my daughter was and now we are playing catchup. A because she is struggling in reading we are doomed with this teacher for the rest of the year.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2006
Maplewood has a lot of discipline and a lot of behavior rules, consequences, etc. There acedemics are geared for fcat success. The children have a lot of work to do. There is poor access to art, music, etc. Parents who want to be involved are encouraged to do so.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2005
Maplewood Elementary was an adequate school for my children when they attended five years ago. I would have liked to see more teachers take a genuine interest in making learning an enjoyable experience.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
August 10, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2005
My child is in the ESE program at Maplewood. So far I have no complaints. The teachers truly care about the children abd their progress.The academic programs are wonderful as well, my child loves the music teacher and the gym teacherr is fantastic. They have the Olympics every year, but they usually have it so late in the year that, the kids pictures don't make it to the yearbook and that is the only time our ESE children really get to shine. The parents in the school are truly dedicated although most ESE parents tend to not get involved because of work scheduling or otherwise. They seem to need their own PTO.My only real complaint is the school does not go on field trips with the ESE I think this is doing a great disservice to our children!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2005
Mostly very good teachers, but some bad ones too whom everyone wonders why they are still teaching. Administration is accessable, but not overly proactive or creative. A few good teachers/staff are wearing too many hats to do their main job well. New modular units have allowed specials classes such as art and music to return to dedicated classrooms rather than coming into classrooms to teach. Some past air quality/mold problems that seem to be addressed due largely to parent complaints. Parent involvement is fair, with a handful of the same volunteers doing the majority of the work. School demographics are changing and Latin Americans need to be brought into the fold better. Very good safety procedures but discipline plans for behavior issues could be more effective.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2005
My child is at Maplewood and is very happy. We had a wonderful 1st and 2nd grade experience. Like any school, the right teacher can make all the difference. The problem is some teachers have been at the school too long and are stagnate in their teaching methods. It is a small school compared to other C.S. schools and needs some physical updating. We seem to cater to children with special needs. There are many clusters of ESE children.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2005
My son is in Maplewood elementary and not acheiving his goals because they do not want to give him the FAPE he is entitled being a child with disabilities. And he is unable to access his program. The speech therapist is not very articulate and the ESE or LEA is very condescending to parents that are new to the school. If you are a parent of a child with disabilities I would suggest to look elsewhere. I would have to say though for parents of typical children there is a PTO and lots of activities for the typical children. This would be an excellent school if they gave all children the same education with accessibility.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2005
I've had two children at Maplewood. The principal and administration is friendly, and the school is well-run for the most part. The aftercare program greatly improved this year (2005), and ensures kids do their homework, where they did not previously. Like any place, a lot depends on the individual teacher, and some are better than others. I like the gifted program because it provides extra challenge and accellerated education in line with my sons's needs. The school is secure and I feel safe sending my child there, which is a high priority for me. I wish there was more interaction with parents from school in terms of my child's individual progress, but overall it is good.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2005
Maplewood Elementary has the most dedicated and highlty qualified teachers to guide my children through the most important years of starting life. Encouragement and the need to make every individual student feel specail and and smart comes natual to all of the teachers and principle. I am so grateful I am apart of the 'Maplewwod Family' I know my daughter will have the motivation and self esteem to acheive at such a great level, thanks to her teacher and all staff of the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2005
The admisistration is strong, and the 2 teachers my child has had thus far, themselves have been good. The 'specials' (art, music, science etc..) are basic, bland, unchallenging and extremely dissapointing. Little to no effort is put in above and beyond the county requirements. From what we have experienced I am not surprised they went from an A rating down to a B.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2004
This elementary school is top notch! Teachers highly regard and understand the need to educate our children and most importantly are qualified to do so. Administrative staff takes an involved, participatory role in the daily activities and studies of our children and with an aggressive approach to making sure all of the children learn more then the basics, they make this school number one in my book! My only regret is that my son will soon have to leave to move onto middle school and we will never find as involved of a school again.

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2004
this school is one of those don't judge a book by it's cover.i was EXTREMLY disappointed. in my experience was very cold with parents as well as students. I often wondered why the school was given an A at all. The experience my children and myself went through was enough to alert family and friends that our tax dollars are going to waste! Lack of communication with parents, misunderstanding and mistreatment of handicapped children were a few others. And I wonder how much more the school hides that a parent has to go through so much red tape to be allowed to a classroom. The school unfortunately was an experience I'd love to forget! I'd just well had sent my child to a boot camp and they probably would have been more caring.

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June 04, 2004
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Maplewood Elementary School
9850 Ramblewood Drive, Coral Springs, FL  33071
(754) 322-6850
Last modified Maplewood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Maplewood Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top