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Coral Springs, FL
Students enrolled: 631
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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8401 Westview Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33067

(754) 322-5850
(754) 322-5890
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December 10, 2014
My son attends the VPK program at Coral Park and I could not be happier! It's the perfect blend of loving preschool environment combined with a solid academic foundation necessary to prepare the children for Kindergarten. The class attends music, art and STEAM specials each week and also visit the media center to check out library books. The teacher is amazing and truly loves each student and cares about them learning and doing their very best. There are many different centers that change frequently to keep the students engaged and excited. My son loves going to school and I know he's learned more than he would have at our former preschool. I can not recommend this program or school enough, we are so pleased with our experience at Coral Park!

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2014
Horrible for special needs! Just horrible! Rude staff/admin.ore interested in fighting with parents than taking the needs of the children seriously.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2014
This is my son's first year at Coral Park Elementary as he is in kindergarten. My son has enjoyed school from the start of the year and I am an extremely happy parent. I have been involved in an IEP meeting and a teacher conference and couldn't be happier with his teacher and support staff (autism coach, ESE specialist and his therapists). They have an open door policy and are willing to listen to my concerns (minor ones about my son not sleeping well, eating well, etc). I am very thrilled to have my son attending this great school with the resources in the autism cluster to help him succeed in his learning environment and in society! Well done Coral Park Elementary! I can only hope every child and parent has the same fabulous experience as we do!

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2014
I believe people are more likely to leave a review when they are upset. I have 3 children at CPE and have been through 3 different administrations. Our principal and assistant are completely approachable and truly have the best interests of all the students at the front of everything they do. They will and do work with every parent that has an issue and help to resolve it. Everyone from the janitors to the office staff love these kids and it shows. The teachers are some of the best in the country. The new programs that have been implemented this year have had a huge impact ok the children already, and it shows. From the Lego robots in stem, with the most amazing STEM teacher! The digital 5/4(each 4th and 5th grader have their own laptop). Now the kids will be learning to read music and play the keyboards in music. I am not sure why the previous poster even meantioned Dr. Miles and her arrest that was almost 4 years ago and has no impact on the school now. I had the option to send my children to other Elementery schools. I chose CPE and am very happy we did.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2014
My daughter has been a student at Coral Park Elementary in the Autism Program since Kindergarten. She is now in 5th grade and I could not be happier with her entire Coral Park experience. I cannot even begin to describe how much she has grown throughout her years at CPE. They have an amazing staff who are caring and understanding. They really take each child's challenges and personalize their education to ensure their success. Caryl Panzaralla always has innovative ideas to improve the lives of our children and ensure that their special needs are being met. Her Play Pal program and mainstream inclusion really allow these children to make friends and not feel left out. Coral Park Elementary is a phenomenal school with a phenomenal Austim Program.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2014
I've had five children attend this school at one point or another. The oldest is currently in High School, and part of the Quantum Leap program, two others are now in Middle School. I must say that the Assistant Principal (Mr. Aguilar) is the most attentive, caring and fair administrator I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Several of my kids are special needs (have learning disabilities), their learning needs have been addressed accordingly. They are caring and accommodating even with the budget shortfalls all public schools have experienced. I would highly recommed this school to any family. Most of the teachers are caring and approchable. The administration is quick to address any issues or concerns that are brought to their attention. Can't say the same about the Middle School (Forest Glen) awful and unacceptable in so many ways.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2014
School is lacking leadership from the principle and because of this the school has gone from a B rated to school to a C rated school. I have had to really be proactive because they teachers have way too many kids per class. Lastly, they fired the PE teach this coming year so they can start a VPK program.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2014
My two kids go to Coral Park. I am pleased with the teachers that my kids have had. They are very caring and supportive for myself and my kids. I am disappointed that the principal and Assistant Principal are hardly ever at school. Ive stopped by on a few occasions to try and meet with them regarding my child but they are either never there or I am told that they are not available. I have even taken my kids to a few after school events. I am happy with the events that the PTA have organized but it does concern me that the principal is rarely there. I find this to be very disappointing as a working parent who tries to stay as involved as I can. My kids have liked and do like their teachers so that is keeping me from looking into other schools for them.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2012
This is my 1st year at Coral Park Elementary, and so far I love the administration, they have being very good to my two kids, very good communication with the teachers and assistant principal, and all the other staff, they do so many activities for the kids, The PTA is a WOW they do so much to keep the kids busy I'm very excited and glad I showed the school, so far everything is great I'll keep you post if something change.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2011
for all students, this school up to the 5th grade, is great. but at 5th grade level, if you are not in their so called "gifted program", you are forgotten. the principal is fantastic, something i didn't know" , and missed out on, when you get to elementary school level, have your children tested for the gifted program, and sign up for the free or reduced lunch program. once the kids are in the gifted club they stay, and get all the best teachers".

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2010
My two kids have been attending Coral Park for two years now and I must say I am extremely dissatisfied. The admin staff are rude. The focus on FCAT readiness made everything else pale in comparison and the education was seriously left lacking. At a recent event, "dads for doughnuts" to recognize father's day, I had my kids' uncle attend because my kids have an absentee father. When the principal announced it was "dads for doughnuts" day, I didn't want my kids or others feeling left out that I knew went without their fathers, so I suggested to the principal that maybe they could use a more generic name. She walked away after acknowledging me, without a word. The other parents, also single working parents have told me repeatedly the same issue. They receive a very cold reception from this school. I admire the teachers, but the school expects too much.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
My son Noah started Kindergarten this year. This was our first experience with Coral Park Elementary. I am so pleased with the school. They have great teachers, great staff and a great principal. There PTA is very good! They raised money to help a child Cameron and his family pay medical bills etc. He had to go into the hospital for a long period of time. This school is just overall great! I am so happy . with them and can not wait until my daughter Sierra starts Kindergarten in August.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2010
The principal is terrific, she is open to ideas and opportunities to improve the children achievements and is really caring with them. The teachers are inspiring (the majority of them) including the special teachers. The gifted teachers really challenge the children's mind. Top program in the school. The bear clubs (after school programs run by PTA) -even thought they don't run year long- provide a great opportunity for children to enrich their curriculum. i.e. cooking, cheerleading, karate, chess club, math minds, etc The only but is: that budget cuts and FCAT oriented minds have made a dent in the original goal of the school: 'Improve children's life through knowledge'. PTA is fantastic, makes everybody feel welcome and helpful. They organize tons of events and programs with lots of opportunities for everybody to attend or participate.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2010
Coral Park Elementary has been an excellent school for my son. He has surpassed his expected reading level under the guidance of Mrs. Burns, then Mrs. DeVeney, and over seen by Dr. Miles, Principal. The PTA is very active, the entire school staff is caring, and the overall 'school spirit' has been a positive influence on my childs introduction to education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 25, 2010
I have 3 children in the school and I am very happy with the overall structure. The Principal is on top of everything which is GREAT. The volunteers are fantastic and always in search of opportunities to help around the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 10, 2008
This is the best school my child has ever been to!

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2008
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September 16, 2007
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May 17, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2006
I have 3 children that attend CPE and siblings whom attended more than 10 years ago. On both occasions, there were a few different instances that were somewhat alarming. I must say that there are a few great teachers and few not so good teachers at this school. Overall, I believe the emphasis put on teacher and student FCAT readiness has taken away from the task at hand which is to educate our children. Beware.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2006
Great school, wonderful teachers, My son was placed in the gifted classes, and i believe this is due to the attention to learning that he received as a kindergarten student at Coral Park.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2006
Academically this is a great school, however it takes a long time and a lot of perseverence to get your child help if they are having any learning difficulties. The after school clubs vary from year to year but drama is a big hit, although it is very hard for newcomers to get into the program. They have a great aftercare program at the school which runs through the summer too. Socially the school is very lacking, they tend to focus on academics even amongst the very youngest children. The same parents tend to get involved every year and so a lot of things are status quo year - to year. Overall the school could do better to enhance morale, but academically it's great.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2006
My son had a great Kindergarden year last year, his teacher was a pro. She really got the parents involed and had an open door for volunteers. This year in first grade the teacher does not really welcome parents in the classroom but I feel she is doing a great job. I feel that Coral Park has a great PTA that sponsors a lot of activities for the students. The school is kept very clean. Most of the mothers I know are very happy with the school and the way it is run. The only negative I could say is they have taken alot of the fun things (parties and field trips) away from the kids.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2005
This school fails miserably when dealing with special needs children. They are more into punishments then working together with the parents to assure success. They also lack common sense. Dealing with this school was pure misery and resulted in temporarily homeschooling my child. Now he is at Westchester and doing very well.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2005
I believe this is a strong academic school, but I feel it lacks in extracurricular activities (as compared to other local elementart schools). The PTA is not active here. The teachers I have encountered to date are excellent.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2004
With two children in the advanced placement/gifted education, I can say that CPE has an excellent advanced education program.

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August 31, 2004
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July 26, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2004
My son attended kindergarten and first grades at this school. Attention parents! kindergarden is extremely crowded and the montessori method is used. It's chaos, so if you seem to suddenly have an out of control child, be certain to participate in at least 1 class day to learn 'why'. Not but a few blacks in classrooms. Be certain to assist in any way to assure your child isn't discriminated against. Mine was and it was heck to have him moved to another classroom. Teacher was transferred to another local school. ** Wait until you receive the broward county school board's rules. This is extremely sad that the teacher's union has resorted to military rule with children. Discipline and actions are preposterous! (hense the poor rating i have them.)

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2004
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- submitted by a teacher
January 27, 2004
When we moved from out of state last year, I was nervous about the quality of schools. I was wrong to be concerned. Coral Park upholds strong academic standards. Programs like Accelerated Reader allow children to work at their individual levels while tracking progress and areas where help is needed. After attending PTA meetings, I see the school staff trying to make improvements and address parental concerns but sometimes issues are not at the school level. It is out of Coral Park's hands and needs to be addressed at the district level. Overall, I am very pleased with the educational standards that have been set.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 09, 2004
The school seems to be more interested in maintaining their 'A' school status than providing solutions to current issues. Small playground is deplorable despite receiving funds last year to improve this playground. After school program has many problems including a poor system in dealing with child discipline, having enough staff to watch the children and I have noticed increased instances of no accident reports getting filed for children that get hurt.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2003
Teachers are excellent! It's like having the greatest team of teachers who bring out the best out of our children!

- submitted by a parent
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Coral Park Elementary School
8401 Westview Drive, Coral Springs, FL  33067
(754) 322-5850
Last modified Coral Park 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.
Coral Park Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top