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Coral Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 631 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted yesterday

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


Posted 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


Posted April 4, 2013

CPE is a great school I have 3 children enrolled. Under the new administration ( about 2 years now) the school has thrived. You'r childs school experience improves if you are involved, volunteer and attend events. The teachers, support staff, and administration know all the children by name and love them as if they are there own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted April 9, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted December 10, 2008

This is the best school my child has ever been to!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted November 27, 2004

With two children in the advanced placement/gifted education, I can say that CPE has an excellent advanced education program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


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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 58% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
83%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%
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 81% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
99%

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 "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

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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
White 43%
Hispanic 29%
Black 19%
Asian 6%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%53%61%
Master's degree 44%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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8401 Westview Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33067
Phone: (754) 322-5850

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