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Coral Reef Elementary School

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted 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


Posted October 10, 2013

I have experienced wonderful teacher-parent communication with my fourth grade teacher. Awesome! Thank you Mrs. Oates!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 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.


Posted December 8, 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


Posted December 8, 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


Posted 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


Posted February 5, 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


Posted 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.


Posted June 1, 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


Posted 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


Posted August 3, 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


Posted April 7, 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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 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


Posted 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


Posted August 9, 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


Posted May 8, 2008

This is a wonderful school, I am very lucky that my son is able to attend here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


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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 58% in 2014.

148 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

148 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%
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.

183 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

183 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

182 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
93%
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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

154 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

154 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
74%

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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

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 "B".
  • 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 62%
Hispanic 22%
Black 7%
Asian 5%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 13%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 77%73%61%
Master's degree 23%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MRS. BOBBI MORETTO
Fax number
  • (561) 804-3750

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6151 Hagen Ranch Road
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