I have been a Coral Reef parent since 1997. This years security issues and rules have gone a little over board in my opinion. Parent involvement is the key to success,to shut them out is just wrong. I will nolonger contribute my time to a place who makes parents feel isolated from their children's golden years. The new changes are ridiculous and shows that the principal has no regard for the parents and their feelings. There should not be a lack of communication between parents and teachers.The school is not an A school because of our principal it is due to our very hard working teachers, students and parents. I believe that the children should benefit from the proceeds more, that come with this rating and less to the teachers and none to the school staff. After all it's about the children and their needs to success in school.
New so-called security procedures at this school effectively banish parents, and has created strong sense of ill-will between parents and admnistration. Ability to meet and interact with teachers is almost non-existent. Leadership skills of administration are limited and communication is just as poor. Staff morale seems to be deteriorating. Instruction is by the books with little creativity especially where special programs and classes are concerned. Parental interest in enhancing academic quality is disregarded. Much alienation and frustration at what used to be one of the finer schools in the area.
Our child attended Coral Reef Elementary from PK through 5th grade and we have nothing but the highest praise for the dedication of the wonderful staff. All of teachers were excellent when communicating progress, or the lack thereof. We felt that the administration was fair in the way they handled decisions for the benefit of all children as a whole. The school has recently acquired a new 20 classroom building and the school seems to be a place where parents, teachers, and administrators work toward excellence in education.
Although this school is not a 'magnet' school, the gifted kids are grouped together in the same classes. Therefore if your child is an average student she will be seperated from the 'smarter' kids. I have a problem with this. The principal is indifferent to the students and parents. The parent involvement is great. The library and AR program are fantastic. Afterschool program is a below average. The Spanish cirriculum isnt that great. We have had some great teachers at this school. Hopeful for a new principal.
ilove that school beacause my 2 children went there. there at the school they have different activities such as music, art, sports and many other things. The school is very big and every one threr is nice, intelligent and talentin.The class rooms are alway clean, the bathroom as well.
I think it is great. My 3 kids are there now, and my oldest has special needs and is mainstreamed in the regular population. The administration and teaching staff have been incredibly supportive and well trained as to my 'special' child's needs, and they are wonderful with my other kids as well. Recently class sizes have come down, now we don't have a class above 24 students--with 22 in my daughter's kindergarten class. The parents (in general) are super involved and extremely welcoming to newcomers. We love it!
I was not impressed with my first year at Coral Reef. My child's teacher got surplussed without even an explanation. This was his first experience in school and it hasn't been a great one. The principal didn't stand behind the teacher and a different teacher was put in his class that was less qualified. This teacher is a wonderful person but nothing like the previous teacher. It's about politics instead of what is best for the child.
The first of our four children started in the CRE Pre-K program in 1996 and we have been a satisfied CRE family ever since. All four kids have thrived academically and socially on both the personal and community levels and in the broader context of state and national stanines as well. CRE is a well-run school with a caring and dedicated community of educators, staff, parents, and students. The CRE administrators and teachers set the tone with high expectations for themselves and for the students. The parents and the surrounding community back that up with a high level of support and involvement. That positive and powerful combination is what any school needs in order to be strong and successful - and CRE has it.
Too much stress for the kids, excesive homework, no time for playing, no kids time, no life.
No complaints at all. Class size was a bit large at first but the kids ajusted well.
Exellent neighborhood with great learning environment. In a beautiful residential area so you can walk to school with your child! Positive feedback from great teachers and staff. Many advanced programs. Very involved families, staff encourages them to work in classroom.
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