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Coconut Grove Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 435 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 11 ratings

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Posted October 11, 2010

Because , My Kids are learning everyday , the regular Class , the Gifted program and French Class. Also , they have a After school French. This School is very warming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

I have seen the school turn around after two years of poor administration. Most teachers are veterans and with lots of experience, they are also very caring. Parent involvement is high. And despite being a small school the diversity of the student/teacher population gives children real-world experiences that teach them about respect and tolerance! There is also fieldtrips, afterschool activities and language programs. Overall a safe and positive environment for children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2010

In my opinion The Grove is a chid unfriendly township. Unlike Key Biscayne, Coral Gables Pinecrest ( just to name a few) The Grove does not have a Communitee Center and or Children's Sports Center. Sadly the schools reflect this lack of interest. Coconut Grove Elemetary used to be a location kids and famillies came together to grow and bond however since this new administration everything has changed. No more field trips ,no more after school programs , enrichment is ditto papers and workbooks.The Winter program used to be and event not anymore and Authors night? give me a break. So if you are looking to move into The Grove with kids make sure you calculate private schooling or have conections to get into a magnet program in the area. Coconut Grove Elementary is no longer an acceptable option.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

I have many concerns with this school lately. With the new principal, the school has gone down-hill. The overall morale has plumeted. Parents and teachers seem to be equally frustrated and disappointed with the way things are headed. The teachers and the gifted program were one of the things I really liked about the school. But I'm afraid they are going to lose some of these amazing veteran teachers. There is little communication with the administration and the once-strong PTA is almost non-existant. The school has lost many of it's high achieving students and hence many of it's involved and supportive parents. I think the district has forgotten about this little gem in the Grove. Because of its size, the school has been ignored and has had some incompetent employees dumped into it's staff. The school counselor does absolutely nothing. He isn't even allowed to speak to the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

Dedicated teachers who helped my children learn in their own style and spoke/disciplined them in respectful ways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

I have the greatest of hopes for this school. I just wish the principal would engage the parents. As it stands, there is a disconect that has quality parents and students leaving the school for Sunset, Sumerset, and West Lab. These parents bring money and enthusiasm that could take this school to the next level. Not adressing this problem will will sink this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

Horaay! We are now another school only working for the FCAT, no more music, art for almost a month, no more French Program, everything suspended until after FCAT. It is embarrasing the politics in the school. New Principal: no field trips, no afterchool activities, no prep rally for Fcat; only focusing in looks. Painted the classrooms last year and again this year.. talking about wasting or no budget. It used to be a neighborhood friendly school, well no more. Classes are overcrowed (27 students). We miss our old friendly school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

Great school! The change in principal is great but we miss the old AP. The gifted program is great. People bash one teacher over the other but reality is do you prefer a veteran teacher or one that can produce better FCAT scores. Data speaks for itself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2009

Great school, small classes, and everyone knows your name... wow! Good diverse student population.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2009

the principal is a great leader, she cares about the kids, the school and the staff. It is a pleasure to visit this school.


Posted January 9, 2009

This school feels like a big family. The size is ideal. Everyone knows eachother. My daughter is very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

feels like a private school. kids are all very friendly and from diverse backgrounds. the smaller school size allows for a lot more feild trips and evening events. my son loves it here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2008

Our child transferred here from a school in a fancier area and we have been extremely happy. There is tremendous parent involvement, excellent teachers, and a great staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2006

Some of the teachers are good but not very friendly.The gifted program quality depends on which teacher you get, and that is sad. The music program is excellent, art is not exsiting and PE is also great. The parents who are involve are always the same!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

The quality of the academics programs are outstanding and the parent involvement is increasing every year. The International program will further enhance the school. This school is small and the enviroment is of a private school. Everyone knows each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2005

The academic program is outstanding. The teachers are very professional. The school focuses on the educational well-being of all students.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted May 20, 2005

I pulled my child out of a magnent elem. school and put her into coco elem. I am very impressed wih the teacher/administration knowledge of the students. You are not just a number, after 2 weeks, many staff members called my child by name and knew 'her story'. Pick up is wonderful. When your student sees the parent, they walk to their car. There is not an overprotective pick-up system. This gives the kids a sense of responsibility. Some schools, you have to practically show your id when you pick them up and it's almost the end of the year. The staff has been there forever. This is important to me. The teacers and staff have an impressive tenure. When teachers and admin. have frequent changes, that's not a good sign for me. I went to school there over 20 years ago, and there are still the same teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2004

Excellent school, A variety of activities.
—Submitted by a parent


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 58% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
90%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
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 "B".

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 45%
White 34%
Black 15%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 17%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%58%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%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 7%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • French
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • DR. SHARON M LOPEZ
Fax number
  • (305) 443-6748

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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3351 Matilda Street
Miami, FL 33133
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