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Eagle Ridge Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 811 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted July 6, 2014

Excellent school. We love the staff here. The principal visits classrooms on a regular basis and really gets to know the children. Teachers are amazing, too. Volunteers are welcome. WE LOVE Eagle Ridge!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2014

Transferring to this school has been a transformative experience for us. My child went from a labeled behavior problem with abysmal grades (at the fancy school down the street) to a stellar report card at Eagle Ridge. His teacher, Ms. Ramos, truly believed in him and made him believe that he could succeed. And he did. He brought home work that he was proud. He loved going to school. I dealt with quite a few members of the administration/PTA and every one of them was attentive and professional. The PTA has options for working parents to still stay involved. If you're unhappy with your current school, apply for a reassignment here. I wish I would have earlier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2014

Hi, im entering my school because its a wonderful school. Not a day gos by without seeing our principal and vice principal in the front gate to greet all the children as they walk im to school, and stand at the gate before they leave to say great job see you tomorrow. They know most ofthe kids by name. We have a very loving can caring staff, from the office to the teachers. My son has ADHD and my husband and I made a appointment with the counsel to speak of our concerns. When we entered the meeting they had the whole school staff, eight people, from the principles down to his teacher. My husband and I knew this poeple cared about our 1st grader as much as we do ;) such a loving and caring school. I couldn't be more pleased. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2013

I love this school..The education is a excellent..It feels like a private school my kids love it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

My son is attending third grade at the Eagle Ridge, It is a great school with a good staff. However, my son is not getting the same attention level other schools offered to him. His tutor, recommended by the Broward County confirmed his high IQ; but his teacher has not been able to take advantage or she looks not motivated to help him succeed. It is a great school; but you have to be involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2013

I have a question: We are considering moving to the area of Eagle Ridge Elementary School as we have heard great things about it. But, what middle school would the kids go to when they are done and how is it?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2012

I have had a mixed experience some of the teachers have been great over the years and some are so inappropriate with the kids rushing and being condescending and even yelling. The principal NEVER calls back but delegates to others, the VP is awesome and warm but in meeting you do get the feeling of a run-around. All in all it's a pretty good school I just wish some of the bad teachers would be held accountable for the actions and how they chose to direct themselves to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2012

This is a outstanding school!! Eagle Ridge Elementary ranks in the top ten percent of ALL elementary schools in the state of Florida!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2012

I am sorry to disagree. This is a terrible school. I wish I never enrolled my child in this school. I have nothing good to say about the principal, guidance counselor or any other staff. I have never attempted to work with such cold people in my life. They do not work with the parents and do not care for their opinions. They just do as they please without helping the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2011

This is an amazing school. The principal, teachers, parents all work as a team. This family atmosphere makes Eagle Ridge the top notch school that it is. This is no doubt the BEST school in Broward County. It has a well deserved reputation for its excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

My children are 7 years apart and I have grown with the school as it has evolved to accommodate K-5. My children have had a wonderful experience. The PTA, administration and teachers are all a cohesive unit that support each other to make this school phenomenal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2010

My child has been at Eagle Ridge for his whole elementary school experience. We love the school and will be sad to move on. People know each other and the staff get to know the children. Teachers and administration are great. We would totally recommend this school!! Great PTA involvement and support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2009

Great school. There is a common goal here: to educate each and every student. The principal sets the tone by being a hard worker. She is in the classrooms and is very involved with the children and the teachers. She hires the best teachers and support staff. The front office staff are very friendly. My children love it here. Volunteers are always welcome. PTA is awesome and is always planning fun activities. I can say without reservations that Eagle Ridge is the best school in Broward County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2007

Just moved here from california. Great school. The principal welcomed us in and took us for a tour. There are so many opportunities for parents to volunteer. PTA is very involved and active. I can't get over my experience in this school since august. Highly recommend eagle ridge as a high achieving and innovative school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2007

Great school. They really care about their students, and treat parents like true partners. They include students with disabilities in every activity. The principal is everywhere and truly cares about children. The teachers are involved and keep parents informed. Students know what is expected of them. Everyone is happy and busy, too. Can't say it enough: best school in florida!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2006

Great teachers, wonderful after school activities. The principal is always available and really knows the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2006

Excellent school-much better than any private school. Small class size, strong focus on reading across the curriculum. Only school where the principal is always available to see you! She's in the classrooms and really knows the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2006

Excellent school! Administration sets the tone here. The principal is alert, high achieving, and expects excellence. It shows!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

I had two small children at Eagle Ridge for two years and it was a very positive experience. In my two years at Eagle Ridge, my childern were in kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd. It is a large school but the staff is well trained and experienced with large numbers of students starting with the Principal who is beyond spectacular and going from there. Volunteers are encouraged by the staff and I love the job the 05-06 PTA President did. I will miss Eagle Ridge and wish them nothing but the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2006

Nice location and area. Principal lacks in providing her staff with support, and has zero personality in dealing with parent issues.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
88%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

145 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

144 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
99%

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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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 50%
Hispanic 23%
Black 13%
Asian 10%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 7%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 62%53%61%
Master's degree 36%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Coral Springs, FL 33076
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