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Coral Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1125 students

 

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23 reviews of this school


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Posted January 19, 2014

My English is not enough to express in details what a i feel, but is my obligation to try: My daughter always was an excellent student, but that was in Cuba, she began her studies in USA at the end of the last course, in our home, Spanish is not principal language, is "the language". So, I consider my daughter classified like an student with learning issues, but, Coral Park Elementary of Miami Dade helps she to integrate at her new community so easy, by programs like Tutoring (earlier Tuesday and Thursday), and Saturday School, and with excellent teacher and a real leader in Mrs. Nunez
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2013

This is an exceptional school, the principal and all her teachers are excellent. My daughter love Mrs Torres, she is special and very nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2013

My daughter is in Pre-K and she's doing great. Her teacher and assistant are very caring and have taught her so much already. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

I HAVE MY TWINS BOYS IN THIS SCHOOL THE PRINCIPAL IS VERY SPECIAL THIS SCHOOL HAS BEEN EXCELLENT . IM GLAD MY KIDS ARE THERE GOOD SCHOOL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2012

Each year has been better that the previous one. High level of education and great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2012

My daughter is in this school "A"school all thanks to the excellent job of the principal "Ms Nunez" she is aware of all students and requiring teachers to fulfill their jobs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2010

Great school they really do care about there student & the Principal is wonderful along with all the teachers! LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

Both of my children, who are currently 19 and 16, attended Coral Park Elementary. My 19 year old graduated from MAST Academy this year. He was admitted at UM, UF, Davidson College, and Colby University. I thank Mrs. Torres, Mrs. Chonan, Mr. Diaz, Mr. Ramos for my children's success every single day. These teachers along with Mrs. Nu ez's guidance and support have been instrumental in my children's education. My 16 year old is currently a junior at SW Miami Sr. High. She's in the top 10% of her class and is taking several AP classes. I truly appreciate and thank them from the bottom of my heart for all the efforts, guidance, support and teachings they gave my children. If you have your children at Coral Park Elementary right now, please know that they are in one of the BEST SCHOOLS IN MIAMI!!!! Maria Ossorio
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

They work with special kids. Please, help special kids to grow up for a better future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2008

Great school. I have 2 nieces and a nephew who attend. They are doing wonderful. If a child that attends this school is not doing well you can only blame the parent.The teachers are the best.


Posted March 17, 2008

My daughter has been attending Coral Park Elementary since 2nd grade and now is in 5th. Her elementary experience has been nothing but positive. All her teachers have been caring and excellent role models. The principal is one of a kind when she hands out all the report cards to each parent every nine-weeks. Kudos to all at Coral Park Elementary for making this school great. Your efforts are truly appreciated by all parents and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

This an exceptional school with lots of parent/teacher/principal involvement. The principal of this school knows all of her students on a personal level. That in itself means a lot. CPE has excellent teachers that truly care about the children. We feel lucky and extremely proud to live in the neighborhood and that our children have the opportunity to attend this great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2006

After a long research looking for a good school I choose CPE, after reviewing the school and teacher scores, I am very happy with the results and staff support. specially very grateful to Ms. Monica Rodriguez, school counselor for her promptly diligence and care about my struggling 3rd grade daughter. After 3 struggling years and crying for help about my ADD child I finally came to be in good hands. Rosa K Gomez 3rd grade mom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2006

Coral Park Elementary has excellent teachers. I have two children attending and every teacher they've had really love to teach. The only problem with the school is the Principal and Assistant Principal. They treat these children as if they were in high school. They force so much class work and homework on them that they are taking away the most precious time in their lives, their childhood. As far as my kids are concerned they hardly have time to be kids and enjoy all the things I did and every parent before me. Not even on the weekends. I don't think its worth it with what's at stake. I'am sure they enjoyed their childhood. Shame on them both!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2006

My children attend this school and I am very happy with their constant progress. My only complaint is the lack of clubs and extra-curricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2006

Both my daughters attend this school and are thriving academically. This is a great school with great teachers. The only thing I would like to see change wouth be the need for more extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2005

The Principal along with the teachers are very involved in making sure that children succeed. Children are not left behind, whether they are gifted, or are having difficulties, their is support. The school could have more extracurricular activities, but overall as long as their is parent involvement, this is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2005

My son has attended this school since Kindergarten. He has been provided the highest level of education available and the teachers as well as the administration has always been very involved in the education of their students. I would recommend this school highly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2004

My daughter came in to CPE in the end of the 2nd quarter of this year. I am so pleased with the curriculum and the teachers she has. They have been a blessing and have made her transition into a new school smooth while making her work hard and feel as if she has been there all along. I really cannot express my gratitude for the effort and dedication the staff has shown. It begins in the office with a terrific bunch of ladies clear through the very dedicated safety patrols and security that guard our children there. Thanks again!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2004

I became involved with the school system for the first time last year after I got custody of my godson. I have always heard horror stories about schools. Not at Coral Park. The level of professionalism and dedication from the teachers impressed me. At Coral Park, the teachers really cared and wanted the kids to learn. At Coral Park, they don't teach for the FCAT. They teach, period! How lucky are the parents who have kids here. Kudos to all the teachers and staff and kudos to the principal Mrs. Nunez. It all stars from the top.


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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 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%
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 61% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%
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.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
68%
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 81% in 2012.

202 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 95% 29%
White 3% 42%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black N/A 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%58%61%
Master's degree 32%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 5%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Maria F Nunez
Fax number
  • (305) 227-5734

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1225 SW 97th Ave
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