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Country Hills Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 854 students

 

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2014:
Based on 10 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted March 16, 2004

My child transfered to this school from Colorado in October of 2003. Since starting at this school my student has been bullied on numerous occasions and no matter how much I speak to his teacher, there doesn't seem to be any way to resolve the problem. When I spoke to another parent about the problem, I was told to get used to it, I'm in the big city now. To me that is a terrible attitude for any parent to take. As I see it, there is not nearly enough adult supervision going on at this school or the children responsible for the bulling and their parents would be held responsible for their actions. The accademics are OK but nothing spectacular. When this school changes in 2003-2004 to a K-5 instead of the current K-3, I think the problems will only intensify.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2003

Though the other parents comments here seem to be good I have had an awful experience with this school and the faculty. My child was belittled by his teacher and excluded from activities becuase for no other reason then the teacher being upset that I was filing complaints against her, I tried several times to get help from the principal who really did not care what I had to say because I was not a major part of the PTA (though I was a member and did my part volunteering). My child now hates school and has several problems trusting his new school and teachers. I urge all parents to watch what goes on at this school, and listen to your children if they say there's a problem
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

We have sent two children through Country Hills and our third is there now. I think that probably says it all. I only wish I could go through elementary school all over again and attend such a marvelous school. Learning, sharing, caring and plenty of incouragement is what this school is best at! You can't do better than Country Hills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

Country Hills' innovative teaching philosophy and programs geared toward the primary-aged child make it a warm, encouraging and absolutely magical place to learn. Amazing teachers that instill a sense of responsibility, pride and self-esteem in each child. I cannot say enough good things about this special place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2003

We love Country Hills! Our son went there for the past 4 years and we think this school is terrific!The best thing about this school is that it is only K-3, so no older kids are influencing the younger ones. Coral Springs is a great city with great schools, parents and teachers!


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

144 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
85%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 48%
Hispanic 24%
Black 17%
Asian 7%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 12%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 42%53%61%
Master's degree 55%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 4%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. KELLEE STROUP
Fax number
  • (754) 322-5990

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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10550 Westview Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33076
Phone: (754) 322-5950

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