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City of Coral Springs Charter School

Charter | 6-12 | 1644 students

 

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Posted January 30, 2006

I have been very pleased with the quality of education thus far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2006

Content is interesting and challenging in all my daughter's classes. Discipline is rarely a problem. Strong bonds are formed between parents as a result of the parental involvement requirement. I love the fact that students who apply for admission know that uniforms are required through high school, and they are willing to wear them in order to attend the school, knowing they will get a better education than they might in other area schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2005

This is the best school ever
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2005

This school is a really good school. Its academic level is very high and it is an A school. Its safety rate is the best. Its extracurricular programs are great and include band, art drama, etc. It has many school programs to fit everyone's needs. Parent involvement is very high because they need a specific amount of volunteer hours.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 19, 2004

This is a wonderful school, it is also an A school and it shows in the hard work of the instructors and the curiculum. If you are in this area, this is the school for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2004

I think that the teachers here in CS charter are very advanced and do try to give it their all to all the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2004

Excellent environment. Small student/teacher ratio, unique programs such as the ACE Academy. My child will be certified in Oracle upon graduation, with an internship during senior year. Education with experience! Good athletic program in competition with local private 3A schools. Uniforms are great for students and parents. Volunteering is a must, but good for all concerned. Caring environment, challenging coursework - my child loves the school (started in 6th grade and is now a sophomore). 4 star rating
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2004

CSCS is a school for the academically motivated. Take full advantage of the teachers' expertise in their fields. Most teachers are former professionals in their respective teaching fields. If you are personally motivated to succeed, you will succeed at CSCHS. As a developing school, CSCS does not have enough extracurricular activities and their AP Passing rate is very low but if you have an idea for a club, they are open to suggestions. Teachers will accomodate an extracurricular if there is enough interest. If you want to pass APs, you must have the personal discipline and motivation to. 95% of the graduating high school students attend state universities after graduation but the school does not help you at all when getting into college. University Breakdown~1%UF, 3% FSU, 70% UCF, 10% USF/FGCU/UT/UNF 16% BCC/FAU. If you want something done, get it done yourself. They aren't good at record-keeping or transcript requests.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 11, 2004

I have 2 children attending the school. They do not like it because they feel it is too 'strict'. I like it because it is very structured. Academics could be more enhanced and I feel some of the teachers need to go back to school! Discipline should be more fair amongst all students as well as teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

My son attended this school for one year and we pulled him out to go back into the public system. I found the teachers and principal to be less than caring or enthusiastic, I never got a response in any less than 5 days and with 2-3 attempts to contact them at any time, the volunteer policy is a good idea as it helps keep parents involved in the school. Also, I found there were an unusually high number of fights and problems that went on and a couple of times my son was beaten up in the parking lot with teachers within eye sight..or one would assume so since it was during dismissal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2004

I am the parent of a former student and I would recommend this school to any parent. This school should be looked at by the county as an example a school system that achieves what all schools should strive to do...educate, discipline and instill a sense of responsibility into our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2004

This school is great! My children feel safe and are challenged academically. Most teachers are very involved with the students and are concerned with their progress. I can email them at any time and get a response within hours. They make learning less of a chore and more exciting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2003

I am a student at the school, and I personally feel that our Principal doesn't care for the students' feedback on how we enjoy the place and doesn't ask what we would like to happen. Now with a parking grage and 4 story office buildings being built in front of the place, they are going to have to bus the kids to parks (again) for PE. Also, with some things the school is very unorganized, and they do anything to make themselves look good. They want us to respect our school when they don't even take the consideration to ask how we would like some things to be.


Posted August 25, 2003

The charter school system would do well if they were to use this school and it's policies as the role model for all charter schools !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2003

Overall I think its a great school, yet I feel some of the policies on volunteering, as not all parents or children , have the time or funds to participate, should be changed and some of the diciplinarian policies should also be changed.


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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 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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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
Note: Data provided by community members,
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School culture

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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