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City of Coral Springs Charter School

Charter | 6-12 | 1644 students

 

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Posted August 1, 2013

Is a great school!! I love it! We are very happy!! The school has small classes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2013

This is a Great School and so happy my daughter got in! The Teachers and Staff are outstanding!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2010

Coral Springs Charter is a great school with many after school activities. Security good and athletics are fun. Most of the teachers are nice and the classes are exciting. This school has small classes so it's easy to make friends and the staff and principle are nice and overally this is a great school.


Posted May 25, 2010

Principal is excellent - challenging academics, good security, after school activities and athletics. Nice small, family oriented school with great parental involvement. Administration and staff are very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Coral Springs Charter School is one of the best sources of education. It really is a wonderful school and deserves all the compliments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

I have a sixth grader in the school and overall am happy with the security, academics and extra curricula activities. We have many interested educators and some 'get a paycheck' teachers. Math, language arts and history are diverse and my child's teachers are interested in educating our children. I am unhappy with the P.E. program. I don't feel there is an actual curriculum it seems to be more of a 'wing it' approach with little diversity in sports education. The science has been very disappointing. Only one hands on lab this year, all others were 'virtual' computer labs. My child's teacher uses educational films to teach but never seems to actually teach. I hope this is a bad teacher rather than a bad science program. Middle School Principal and guidance department are very responsive to parent concerns and comments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

I am a current student at coral springs charter school. I enjoy it there. The classes are smaller, you get alot of attention. Most of the teachers have great expirence and will help you with anything. Uniform isnt really that big a deal. They have all kinds of sports... And a lot of clubs. Middle and high school are separated, the princible could be a little more caring but as for mr springer [assistant princable] and the middle school dean, mr. Leibowitz, are doing a great job. Their are hardley ever any fights, and their are strict disiplinary action if their is one, they do not tolerate any non sense or violence, ect. It has been an 'a' school for 5 years in a row! what an accoplishment. Anyways this is an amazing school and i enjoy going there. 2Nd day of school, august 21st, 2008
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2008

Most of the teachers are amazing at this school. Unfortunately for my son, he received a teacher that was new to the field who had no idea about the classroom.After a long year with this teacher breaking down and losing it in class( with no back up from administration or guidance) he finally quit. The school as a whole seemed indifferant to the situation. They wouldn't remove him even know the grade would count for his high school gpa. This school is amazing if you ONLY have to deal with the teachers!! If you need anything from any other department, you are in trouble. Emails and phone calls not returned. Attitudes from the front office while trying to reach anybody that could help the situation. If they could just fixed thoses problems, the school would be great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2008

I am a student at cscs. I like it a lot here i feel very safe, there are security guards everywhere. I like most of my teachers but i have one or two who NEED to be fired. As for fights there are not too many and when there is one it is broken up very quickly. I do have to agree that the principle does not care and is not easy to talk to however, the middle school dean and the schoool vice principle are AMAZING! the vice principle Mr.springer is very friendly, easy to talk to and knows alot about his students. He knows every students name and grade and he even knows about who's dating who. He is very involved. Overall i think its a great school for any child. You'll love it here!!!!( p.s. i thought i would hate having uniform but it really is great.)
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2008

This school is the best, I most admit middle school teachers weren't my favorite, and it did seem that they did not care at some times, but High school teachers are better. The students form a bond with more high school teachers than middle school teachers, and we re challenged more. I have to agree with the person who said when you want something, you have to do it yourself because sometimes, some of the staff dont bother, but if you keep going back and annoying them about it they eventually give in (keep copies of everything). The school has a lot of students who do want to learn, and students who dont want to learn, who fail and leave by the time you graduate, (and some come back). It is strict, but administrations sometimes work with students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2008

only one word can describe cscs OVERRATED! The teachers dont care and nor does the admin. the only thing they care about is thier reputation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2008

My son is a junior at the cscs ,he started when he was in 6 th grade. He is in the National Honer Society math club,talent 20, and in the police explore program not to mention his social growth and self estem that he gained from the great football coaches. Rate this school , I cannt find a high enough number! But I can say thank you to the entire staff for helping make my son the best he can be. very proud parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2007

I go to this school. I have lots of friends, great teachers, and a great education. However, in this school it seems like whoever doesn't want to be your friend whats to be your enemy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2007

its a really good school lots of friendly students and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2007

In middle school, my child has yet to receive proper Math instruction. I also feel the administration is at times insensitive to families. They are holding an 8th Grade graduation ceremony at 7:30 in the morning the last day of school. This makes it difficult for working parents and siblings to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2007

I have kids that attend this school in both middle and high. I like the academics and the structure that the school has and some teachers are fair with their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2006

New to school, everything went well, I like the uniforms and the hours...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2006

Love the discipline and the caring teachers. Class sizes a real plus!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2006

Westchester elementary is a very secure and friendly school. The principal is on top of every story, and make sure his staff, parents and kids feel important.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2006

Great school, small classes and plenty of individual attention
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 52% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
78%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 51% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 78% in 2012.

254 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 51% 42%
Hispanic 30% 29%
Black 12% 23%
Asian 3% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 97%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 95%53%61%
Master's degree 4%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%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 44%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)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Tutor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Gary Springer
Fax number
  • (954) 340-4111

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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Parent involvement
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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3205 N University Dr
Coral Springs, FL 33065
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Phone: (954) 340-4100

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