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Coral Cove Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 792 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 4 ratings
2013:
Based on 7 ratings
2012:
Based on 6 ratings
2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted March 15, 2014

Mrs. Baysinger Mrs. Fahie Mrs. Della-Pietra and Mrs. Lamoureux are all the best teachers my daughter could have. They really know how to teach. I know bcuz my daughter has been getting "A" Honor Roll every quarter this fourth grade year. I now think Coral Cove actually does have the best teachers in the Universe. Go CCE !!!!!!!!!


Posted March 5, 2014

I love CORAL COVE ELEMENTARY there are a lot excellent teachers like Mrs. Fernandez, Mrs. Lagueire, Mrs. Della Pietra, but unfortunately, I think that there are teachers that prefer students with their parents working at PTA, like Mrs. Garcia. She never ever gives opportunities to new kids to participate in her shows. I think it's sad, because they deserve a fair treatment.. Thank you Mr. Bullock, Mrs Lee and all administrative staff for you excellent job every day. My kids love their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2014

Coral Cove has been nothing but a positive experience for my family and children the last 5 years. Excellent administration, friendly staff, and LOVING & CARING teachers who know how to teach! Thank you to all the wonderful people who have helped make our child's elementary years great! A special thank you to Mrs. Edwards, Ms. Peterson, Ms. Siravo, Mrs. Dellapietra, Mrs. Escobar, Mrs. Suarez, Mrs. Armentano and Ms. Insignares for making my sons elementary years great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2014

Coral Cove has been nothing but a positive experience for my family and child. Excellent administration, friendly staff, and LOVING and CARING teachers who know how to teach! A special thank you to Mrs. Edwards, Ms. Peterson, Mrs. Siravo, Mrs. Dellapietra, Mrs. D. Escobar, Mrs. Suarez, Mrs. Armentano, and Mrs, Insignares for making my sons elementary years a positive and unforgettable experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

I have meant to write a review of Coral Cove for some time, so it gives me great pleasure to give this school the highest of rankings. If there were 10 stars they would get 10. The principal, Mr. Bullock, is the finest leader I have ever met. He runs the school with a firm hand, but is fair, kind, and has exceptional people skills. His assistant and support staff take to his lead, and are also top notch. The teachers are the best anywhere. You can tell that they love working at the school and have a real passion for children. This school also offers students a great music, science, art, computer, physical education, and library program. The office staff also is very accommodating and customer service oriented. Parent in Continue doing what you are doing because you are the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

Coral Cove Elementary School Rocks ! Coral Cove Elementary Rocks! Coral Cove Elementary School Rocks! Coral Cove Elementary School Rocks! Coral Cove Elementary School Rocks! Coral Cove Elementary School Rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

Coral Cove is the best school by far. Teachers, administration and staff is awesome. PE, Media, Music, Computers and much more!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

Now that school is ready to start I wanted to express my appreciation for having such a wonderful school in our backyard. There are so many things that make this school great, but those who attend know that it starts with our principal, Mr. Bullock. He is the kind of dynamic leader who is the driving force, and who leads by example. My children have had the pleasure of having some outstanding teachers like Ms. Villarreal, Ms. Dellapietra, and Ms. D. Escobar. The community involvement is encouraged and expected. I have only good things to say about the best school in Broward, Coral Cove
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2013

Great leadership, unbelievably amazing teachers... the best school around. Lots of community events where we get to interact with staff, teachers, and the kids. Principal was a finalist for Principal of the year! Test scores are always high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

Now that the year is almost over, I feel obligated to review the best school in the world, Coral Cove Elementary. Coming from a charter school in the area, I really didn't know what to expect, but from the very beginning coming to this school was a great decision. I must begin with the principal, Mr. Bullock. To say he is amazing does not begin to describe him. A great leader who is charismatic, visible, personable, and a true visionary. Parent involvement is encouraged and expected, and from my understanding this is a direct result of his expectations because from my understanding this was not the case before he arrived. The school's success and inviting atmosphere is a direct result of his leadership. Also deserving recognition is Mr. Maisel for his tireless work, Ms. Garcia, a great music teacher, and Ms. Bright who has been the kind of teacher that every parent dreams for their child. Thank you and congratulations to the faculty and staff for providing such a positive learning experience for the children in our neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2013

This school is awesome! Not only is it clean and organized, but from the Principal down to the teachers, I feel my concerns are addressed and my children enjoy school. The nurse and the PE teacher are too strict/serious for me, though. I only wish I would've talked to the guidance counselor before school started to place my Kindergardener in a class that was a little more advanced because, since her birthday is just a few days after the admittance cut off, she was super ahead in reading when she finally started. Nevertheless, I'm impressed that she is learning history and environmental science, along with the names of three-dimensional shapes in preparation for geometry! I did talk to the guidance counselor for placing my 5th grader, who is also a high achiever, and the teacher is awesome. Something else I love about Coral Cove is that there is school spirit, rewarding kids for good behavior, and fun fundraisers like Family Bingo and Magic Show nights.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2012

All 3 of my children attended this school and I could not be happier! My older children are in all honors classes in middle and high school. My youngest is currently enrolled and we feel truly blessed w/his teacher. The principal is amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2012

Stellar school, principal, teachers, staff and PTA. I have been an involved parent there for the past 8 years, and can honestly say that we are blessed to have our children in their capable hands. FCAT scores in the top 10% of all Broward elementary schools and THE BEST WRITING SCORES in the entire District. Coral Cove has always been a good school, but under the direction of Mr. Bullock it is now a great school!! But wait, there's more...the family involvement is just as amazing. Sold out Family Nights time and time again with over 600 participants throughout the evenings including over 90% of the teachers and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2012

this is an awesome school. My son went there and did great. Now my daughter is in 4th grade and she's doing amazing in a high achievers class. The teachers and staff are great. One of the best schools in Broward I'm sure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2012

This has to be one of the best schools in Broward county. The principal is professional and hands on, the teachers care about their students and the administration always has a smile in their face willing to assist. The school is clean and organized. My family loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2012

This is an outstanding school with a great principal and excellent teachers. In regards to the parent that feels that their child isn't being challenged academically, you must be new to the school. Have you gone to the teacher? This school has a high achieving class beginning in 1st grade, does your child qualify? Writing on a website wont help, go to the people at the school who can . I have found everyone at the school to be extremely helpful, I hope that helps!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2012

I love Coral Cove Elementary School. My son has been there 4 years since kindergarten. My second son will be attending next year. We consider moving, but now think twice about it because we really don't want to move to another school. We never have any problems there.The teachers are excellent . The school counselor is awesome and very cool. The principal is wonderful and very approachable if you have any problem. He is every where and at every occasion, and always with a smile. I also think my kid is academically chalenged there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2011

I think the school is acceptable but I don't think that they challenge the students academically. How do we address this issue?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2011

From the moment you walk on Coral Cove's campus you feel special. From the welcoming atmosphere to the exceptionally organized and arrival and dismissal procedures, there is no doubt that this is a very well run school. Principal Bullock should be the model for other principals to emulate. He is very pleasant, but commands the respect of his staff, parents, and students. Definitely a joy to see him in action. I also must compliment the support staff, most notably Mr. Maisel and Ms. Casanova for their assistance. I could also not ask for a better teacher than Ms. Santiago. Just a great experience at Coral Cove. Parents who can send their child to Coral Cove but choose a charter or private school instead are doing their children an injustice. The best school in Broward by a long shot!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2011

Strong principal= successful school. I love Coral Cove Elementary. My son counts down to go to school every morning! The parent involvement allowed in Coral Cove is incredible. They ask for you to be there! I have had lunch with my son, unannounced. I attend school trips and help the teacher in the classroom with projects. The staff is VERY friendly and welcoming. The numerous family nights provided by the school with dinner and entertainment included are awesome. No charter school can compare. I only wish Coral Cove would go all the way through 12th grade!
—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 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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 50% 29%
Black 30% 23%
White 11% 42%
Asian 6% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 42%53%61%
Master's degree 51%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 4%2%1%
Other degree 4%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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Miramar, FL 33027
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