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Coronado Beach Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 296 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 3, 2014

I would recommend this school to everyone . I am beyond pleased with the things my son is learning in kindergarten . He is more than ready for first grade. I am very happy with his teacher and how she challenges him to keep in interested.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2012

Growing up in NSB, my wife and I had good vibes about this place. We had been away overseas and out West and were happy to have our kids there when we returned. Problem is things have changed. Our child had a wonderful teacher for KG and first grade -then things went down hill for next two grades. This may have been due to the reassignment of the former principal. For instance, we were not notified about problems our kid was experiencing until we bumped into the teacher at special functions. Then we were given a laundry list -along with very subjective statements. After this we demanded regular conferences. We also discovered a bully situation that was not being addressed. We noticed that teachers blatantly played favorites with certain pet students. Something that really surprised us was the aloof nature of the parents here. I'm still trying to understand where this comes from but it says something about a lack of people schools that may be supported by the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2010

Boutique-like feel, with prof'l caring teachers. If your child is advanced you will probably have to supplement some at home. The PE, Art and Music teachers are great. The library is great, media center fine and the science lab is great. The negative is as of 2010 fall, a new principal was assigned, who shares her time w/ Chisolm.I have asked her direct questions about things going on in the school she has been unable to answer, and has not got back to me later time as promised. Other parents I have spoken to have shared similar experiences. She is nice, but it doesn't seem her "head" is in the school. The teachers are supposed to do leveling of students by ability, but we only experienced this in Mrs. Wassem's Kindergarten, the other teachers teach to the median so far. This is where strong leadership and holding teachers to task as a principal would be useful. There is no gymnasium, so the outdoor play area is sandy and their shoes get ruined and they come home full of bug bites if you don't put something on them in the warm weather. Overall, w e went to Sacred Heart two years and compared to that it blows it away, but I believe you should always strive to excel even more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2010

If you have a child that doesn't need much guidance...this school will be fine, but never exceptional. My daughter did fine but as soon as my son started kindergarten it was one issue after another. Thank goodness for an amazing charter school nearby where both of my kids can thrive!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

When my grandaughter went there she loved going to school....the teachers were great. I'm sure it hasn't changed.


Posted July 25, 2008

Coranado is the best school around. Teachers really work with your child. The principal is great. All the staff is helpful and after school program is great. I would highly recomend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

I am sorry to say that overall Coronado was a very bad school. They lied about some of the classes they offered. There resource department was not as helpful as we had hoped for. We chose to home school our child from now on. I feel we are better at teaching then they were.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Coronado is a small school with a wonderful staff. The teachers honestly care about the children. The principal knows every child by name. Parents are always welcome as visitors or volunteers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2006

Coronado Beach Elementary is a very nice small public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2006

This school has a great enthusiastic principal. She is dedicated to her students and school and creates a positive school environment. This is a great school overall.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 6, 2005

I am a parent of twins, a boy and a girl. They are in second grade. I have been impressed with Coronado Beach Elementary since our kindergarten orientation. The entire staff is helpful and friendly. The school is an 'A' school. The teachers provide the extra care and attention that every child deserves. My daughter is in a program there to provide her the help she needs for a learning diability. The classes she attends has helped her tremendously. Extra curricular activities of all kinds are offered. I will be sad when my children leave the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2004

Since relocating from Miami and placing my first and third graders in Coronado, I have been exceptionally pleased with the school. The school and the teachers offer many incentives for the children to accelerate in a variety of areas. The music, PE and art teachers are fabulous as well as the media specialist and all of the volunteers. Coronado Beach Elementary is a very family oriented school and the PTA is very innovative in their fundraising efforts, which has made this past year a pleasure! I would like to give particular thanks to Mrs. Howell and Mrs. Florio for all they have done to make my children feel welcome and for all of their hard work and care!
—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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
88%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 92%
Hispanic 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 143%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 20%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 52%56%61%
Master's degree 43%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 4%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
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