Students enrolled 941
School leader MRS. BOBBI MORETTO
Transportation options Yes
District Palm Beach County School District

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6151 Hagen Ranch Road
Lake Worth, FL 33467

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(561) 804-3700
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4 stars
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May 13, 2014
Are there any posted ratings for this school for 2014? Which teachers are the best in each grade level? My daughter is entering K in fall 2014

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2013
I have experienced wonderful teacher-parent communication with my fourth grade teacher. Awesome! Thank you Mrs. Oates!

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2013
I went to c.r.e.s. (coral reef elementary school) as a student! Great school! I went from a c student in math to an a! They teach respect, responsibility, and safety.

- submitted by a community member
December 08, 2012
Art teachers need to request parent volunteers so that they can implement a "FULL arts program." Where is the 3-D art- sculptures, clay, recyclable art, etc... Us parents are willing to help just ask the PTA. We want the kids exposed to other mediums other than paper /pencil. We realize it's easier when you have 40+ kids in a class but ask for assistance and maybe you could rotate doing something EXTRA with a grade level at a time with VOLUNTEERS! Where are the extra-curricular club activities here? Last year, a Science and book Club was offered. What happened this year? Please use some of the monies donated to pay teacher supplements. We NEED A Science and Math Club-Robotics- the district offers LEGO LABS for free. Why aren't the teachers REQUIRED TO SIGN UP FOR THE SCIENCE LAB? My child has NOT BEEN THIS YEAR! Why not have the teachers rotate in by grade level and have them organize the lab lessons by units of study and the lead teacher set up the materials for the week and let all classes of that grade level rotate in. There should be more oversight by admin that the teachers are using the science and computer labs. CORAL REEF NEEDS TO GET KIDS ENGAGE IN"ALL" AREAS

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2012
Need to Vamp up there use of technology. Where are the iPads? The Title 1 schools have one iPad per student. Other schools in our social economic level have carts of iPads, i.e. Panther Run Elem. The school district can provide theTeacher training for free. Apple offers 10 packs to the district at discount. Use some of the walkathon money and purchase 3 -10 packs on a cart for teacher check out. The school needs to provide MORE access to technology! Where is the integration in the classroom? Teachers need MORE training I guess? Kids should be creating tech projects using software programs that enhance units of study by grade level. Glogster, Edmodo, class tools.net, gmail accounts, google drive etc... My kids rarely able to get on a computer in the class to even take a Reading Counts quiz. Sometimes it takes over a week to have access to the computer... Why not open the computer labs/library before and after school for Reading Counts time like Manatee Elem We need to bring up the scores/ learning gains of the level 3-5 kids. Why not let the level 5 kids take a virtual class on the computer like Hagen Ranch Road Elem. Need to work SMARTER NOT HARDER!

- submitted by a parent
February 29, 2012
Students, Employees To Wear Pink To Support "STAND UP To Bullying Day" I hope the Principle of Coral Reef and a few certain teachers will be wearing pink on February 29th to Support STAND UP to BULLYING They know first hand the effect that it has on a student when two of the teachers of Coral Reef attacked a child. We are now trying to get a date for the Coral Reef Lack of Judgment Day & Mothers Hat Day. Stay tuned we will advise. On Wednesday, February 29, 2012, all school district administrators, employees, and students are encouraged to show their support by wearing a Pink shirt.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2012
My daughter is in 1st grade with Ms. Kaplan. She loves her teacher. I have met her, and seen how the children respond to her. I mcouldn't ask for better. She was with Ms. Bolger for first grade and loved her, as well. She is also a straight "A" student, which I am very proud of. I hope she continues this throughout her school years. I have spoken to the principle and other faculty members and can only say that I am happy that my daughter attends Coral Reef.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2011
I am a former student At coral reef this is is one of the best school i have ever been to and they want you to be your best coral reef is outstanding.

- submitted by a community member
June 01, 2011
The cafeteria needs to a few more ROACH MOTELS! I hear stories from the neighborhood children about the roaches that crawl out from under the table DURING lunch, on milk cartons, crawl up the walls, etc!!! ( the staff has verified this as well) The school as a whole is GOOD and the administration is visible but could be more open to PTA suggestions. The parents raise many dollars for the school. They should use some of it to fund extra- curricular activites for kids afterschool-, pay for teacher stipends for : chess club 1-5 not just 4 and 5th graders, they need a Science, Engineering and Math club, Robotics club- school board offers the materials and competitions; just need a teacher sponsor. The classroom teachers need more access to the playground as well from admin. (walking to lunch is not excerise) Students in other countries get frequent short breaks, helps their brains organize. Our kids need breaks too!

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2011
Great School. Good discipline needed for kids and it is right there. I have always got emails back from teachers. Please check your junk mail. MY son went there from KG to 5th now my daughter is there in 1st. One of the best in the county.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2010
I do not care for the principal Mrs. Moretto. She has no compassion for the situations that the student are in. Other than that the school is great. My daughter loves it and is going into first grade this year. Im just hoping for a new principal.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2010
have sent e-mails to teachers and principal also sent a letter with report card received no responce. this is for a child with add and need medicine i sent the forms in 1 month ago and 2 weeks ago asked were they were no response now he has run out of his medicine and today he got a bad report no serprise here. please someone talk to them Robert

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April 29, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2009
This is pretty good for public school. I do feel that the lack of recess is ridiculous. Children need the exercise and they need a break from the long day. I like the teachers and staff and the fact that each class has a bathroom. Good environment overall.

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March 02, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2009
I'm a former student(10th grade currently) and I must say I enjoyed the school very much. The teachers and staff are excellent and the principle works for your child's needs and requirements. My little sister was there for about half a month due to unforeseen behavioral issues.. They're special needs programs Isn't the greatest, but all and all its an awesome school. *Former student Eric Weber*

- submitted by a student
no rating August 12, 2008
Great school but if your child has a learning problem there not set up that good for them not like other public schools

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2008
My two children have been attending Coral Reef since kindergarten and they love it. My daughter is graduating to middle school next year and my son will be in 3rd grade. The staff & teachers are the best!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 08, 2008
This is a wonderful school, I am very lucky that my son is able to attend here.

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March 24, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating February 28, 2008
I have twin boys that attend Coral Reef.My boys had no prior education before starting kindergarten last year.I was so worried that they would have been so far behind the other children in thier classes,but I couldn't of handpicked two better teachers than the two they got. My boys are so lucky to have had them-Mrs.Zukoski and Mrs.Bolger.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2008
School was built for 800, but currently serves nearly 1200. The faculty and staff is committed, but the issue of crowding so many in so small a space is a concern. In addition, the failing local economy may likely impace the ability of the school to remain competitive.

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November 04, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2007
My oldest attended Coral Reef and is now in middle school. My youngest is currently in 1st grade there. This is a great school. What I appreciate the most is that all staff at the school have a deep respect for the differences in the students' beliefs and have gone out of their way to accomodate the students and communicate with the parents. I have not had one problem with any teacher or staff member in the last 7 years. I am grateful that my children have been able to attend such a great school.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2007
Coral Reef is an outstanding school. My daughter is now at Woodlands Middle school and is a straight 'A' student. She learned so much from all the awesome teachers. I'm very pleased with my 3rd grade son's performance at this school as well as the extra reading programs implemented. Next year I will have another child in Kindergarten. I can not think of a better school for my children to attend.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2006
Coral Reef has high quality teachers & Staff and a Wonderful Principal. The teachers are willing to keep an open dialogue with parents via telephone or email.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2006
The staff and teachers are all very nice and helpful. My daughter is in 1st grade and loves her teachers so far and does well in school. I think it is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2006
I am a former student at Coral Reef and am now entering high school at park vista and after I left Coral Reef I went from normal classes to Advanced in middle school and above average grades on the FCAT and Mrs. Armenti is a wonderful principal and my 5th grade teacher Mrs. Goudron was fantstic I am so happy I went to Coral Reef and hope everyone feels the same way. -Amanda Berkowitz~Class of 2003

- submitted by a former student
May 22, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2006
I moved specifically into Lakeview Estates just so that my daughter could attend Coral Reel Elementary. We were previously in a horrible school zone...we are very happy with this school and the teachers. My daugher is very happy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2006
This is a great school with very involved teachers and parents. It is highly recommended.

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April 19, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2006
Great school, lots of parent involvement. Nice clean newer buliding. Very happy so far.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2006
Great school - we love it

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December 12, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2005
Great School good teachers and a wonderful atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2005
Good school with good education.

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August 15, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2005
My daughter both went to Coral Reef in Lake Worth Florida. I couldn't ask for more from a school. Everyone there is very helpful and the teachers are great. Mrs. Juran is not only an outstanding guidance teacher, she is a warm hearted human being. Thank you Coral Reef for everything. We recently moved out of the zone and my youngest has to change schools. I've already told them the have Big shoes to fill.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2005
My son has been a student at Coral Reef for 4 years. I have been very pleased with each and every one of his teachers thus far. I especially want to mention that Mrs. Slesinski who has been teaching my child in the ESE program for the past 3 years has helped my child so much academically as well as improving his self-esteem. She is an amazing lady who 'genuinely' cares about each and every one of her students. When your child has a teacher like that the child wants to work harder and learn more. My child did! All of my son's teachers have been wonderful but Mrs. Slesinski has truly made a difference with my child. Ms. Armenti, the principal, also has been a wonderful principal to work with for the past few years. She shows such pride in her students and in her school. Great job Coral Reef!

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July 12, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
June 19, 2005
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- submitted by a staff
June 10, 2005
great staff, lots of parental involvement, strong academics.

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May 23, 2005
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May 17, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2005
Coral Reef provides for a very rich educational environment for it's students. The teachers, administration and staff are constantly looking for professional development and feedback to keep the level of education up to date and on the cutting edge.

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April 18, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
I think the overall educational experience is outstanding. The only gripe if I was to be picky is that my daughter in the 5th grade buys lunch every Friday. Many times menu items are unavailable to them by the time they get to the cafeteria. The other gripe I have is the lack of recess time for these kids to run off some stress from their day. I am a firm believer of the concept of taking a mini vacation everyday to keep their focus sharp.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2005
I have been extremely happy with Coral Reef Elementary. My son is now in 5th grade and has attended since kindergarten, which was the first year that this school opened. I have been very impressed with the academics and loved every teacher that my son has had, with the exception of kindergarten. My son is in the gifted program, which I do think could use some improvements. Other than that, I have not had a single complaint. Coral Reef is a very nurturing school in a very warm environment. My son is really going to miss it.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2004
Overall I think the school is a good one. The teachers do alot of activities in class with the students to help them learn. The staff is friendly. I only wish there were after school activities/committees the kids can join.

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May 02, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2004
Wow! What a school! I've had 3 children in this school and I can't say enough about the great teachers they have all had. I would definetely give this school a 5. The admin. as well as the staff have all been wonderful, You just can't say anything negative about this school.

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March 12, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2004
I have found this school to be a wonderful experience for my two children. The school is great and most of the teachers are as well. One of my daughters has a learning disability and she has been followed closely with much needed support and care. Excellent School!

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2004
The forms of discipline that are being used aren't good. I used to think that rewards- based discipline was a good idea, but through watching the affect it is having on my children- (Fear and anger from all the guilt manipulation that is being used to 'motivate!)) I now feel that rewards- based discipline is unfair and punishes the students who are doing a good job. Many teachers complain about the FCAT to parents and to students which only undermines the learning process and causes the students to be unduly nervous about it. The lack of recess for students who need it so desperately is my biggest complaint. Why no recess?! Do teachers so value their bonus that they will 'terrorize' kids in order to be an 'A' school? The teacher morale is so low that I feel a coupe coming soon...if not, I'll lead one and find a better place for my children to be excited about learning...maybe even a charter school or home-based education. We can't afford private school right now.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2004
The most unfortunate thing is the class size. Since there are too many children for one teacher to handle and no teacher aides, it is the children that will suffer in the long run.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
I think this school is very good. I have always felt that the teachers care and think some of the best teachers in the county are at this school.

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Coral Reef Elementary School
6151 Hagen Ranch Road, Lake Worth, FL  33467
(561) 804-3700
Last modified Coral Reef Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Coral Reef Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 57 reviews. Top