School Details

Embassy Creek Elementary School

10905 SE Lake Blvd, Cooper City, FL 33026
(754) 323-5550
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 927 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

78%
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83%
54%
57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Broward average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
63%
61%
73%
59%
60%
89%
86%
83%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
91%
84%
81%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Broward average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
57%
55%
82%
60%
60%
78%
49%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Broward average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Embassy Creek Elementary School is a public elementary school in Cooper City. The principal of Embassy Creek Elementary School is Mr. Robert Becker. 927 students go to Embassy Creek Elementary School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 6% of the Embassy Creek Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 18% of the 927 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Embassy Creek Elementary School is 15:1. Pembroke Lakes Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
Asian 7% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 39%
White, non-Hispanic 57% 25%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Hispanic 26% 29%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.09%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 57%
Limited English proficiency 6% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Embassy Creek Elementary School is a shining star in Broward County. Parent involvement is wholly encouraged. Our Extraordinary PTA is exemplary!!! No need to worry if you'll be able to participate just sign up for any of the various committees and get busy with us. There are many ways to be involved.

  • (1 year ago)

    My child was also expected to do the same drop off procedure as the older kids; she started kindergarten and recently turned 5. All the signs I see are that we'll take care of the education process here; parents need not be involved. We want to be very involved with our children's education process know the teacher and get regular feedback. I guess there are too many students here for that level of communication; the principle appears most concerned with running the pick up line at the end of the school day. It is somewhat ridiculous as I've seen him ordering or call students on a blow horn; I admit it was amusing. I get the feeling that the school is overall pretty good; but suited best for busy parents that like a separation of home and school life; I personally don't think that is the best approach to any child's education and especially at such a young age. We also have a son in ESE PK at Griffin Elementary; I find griffin to be much more responsive to parents and their concerns. They freely communicate daily and never make you feel unwelcomed in the process. Maybe this is because it is PK and he is 4 but I get the feeling there is a different philosophy here.

  • (1 year ago)

    EXCELLENT SCHOOL!!! My son looks forward to going to school every day...Outstanding principal teachers and staff. I always know that he is in a clean and safe place when he's in school. I'm very pleased with the school.. Thank you!!

  • (1 year ago)

    My child just started here and already there are problems. First of all there is no communication between the school and parents. The administration is excessive with warnings about not walking the kids in to school and basically throwing them out of the car fast in the dropoff line. My child was 4 years old a few weeks ago and after 3 days they expect her to know where to go and to walk in by herself navigate the corridors and find the cafeteria and get her own breakfast there in the cafeteria line and then go and sit at a table with her teacher's name on it. She can't even read. Really someone who is barely 5 years old. Her teacher is not listed on the website so I have no way to communicate with her to know what is going on in school. There is no one to talk to about the unreasonable expectations on all the kindergarteners. I moved here specifically to get into this school and so far I am highly disappointed to say the least.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have attended this school and I really believe that this school is spectacular. From the staff to the teachers. There is an atmosphere of trust which enabled me to focus and learn well. Great school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I LOVE this school! However I would like to see more assemblies that recognize student achievement. Also the staff in the reception area are not very friendly.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am very pleased with the school....my child loves it here. And my other daughter will be attending next year for grade K! I love the school!

  • (2 years ago)

    Having had my children in various schools I disagree with this school's high rating. The school is well regarded because it has students who are good test takers so its high scores on the FCAT are related to that fact and not the quality of education. I find the the teachers frequently permit poor and disrespectful (and bullying) behavior from the students. The materials in science and math are weak and are frequently incorrect. This school is more concerned with image than education. I have another child in a neighboring elementary school which is more poorly rated school and I find the teachers and overall quality of education to be far superior at the more poorly rated school. Don't believe the hype.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am the parent of a kindergarten student and I cannot be more pleased with my son's development in such a warm and caring and challenging environment.

  • (4 years ago)

    Embassy Creek fosters a safe welcoming environment for students to grow and learn. Students are not only given opportunities to excel in the classroom but are encouraged to develop into kids of character who are able to display courage compassion and cooperation. The teachers seem to be very good at balancing discipline and friendliness. Parent involvement is abundant which helps to make extra programs available to students.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter finished kindergarten here and is starting now first grade. I could not be more satisfied even if this was a private school. Looking forward to this next year. Amazing school wonderful teachers and very good leadership and involvement of parents. I am very demanding when it comes to education and I can say this school has exceeded my expectations.

  • (5 years ago)

    Incredible teachers staff and PTA! Second to none!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter just started kindergarten and my 2 year old will start here as well. We live where we live because of this school. Great school staff and environment!

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter attended 3rd through 5th grade. She was in the Gifted program and I felt like she received an outstanding education. Not only was the academic curriculum first rate the music program was simply remarkable. Love the school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Our three daughters have completed their elementary education at Embassy Creek and our son is now in 2nd grade. The school has among the best test scores music program after school clubs and parent participation in the district. We have been very happy with our school and moved to the area to take advantage of the local schools.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have been a teacher at ECE for 13 years.I now have the luxury of bringing my two children to school with me to recieve their education. I have always been proud to work at a school like ECE however I am now able to experience it as a parent as well. The teachers I work with are amazing and now I am learning that first hand as a parent not just their co-worker. ECE is a special place for children to grow and learn. Sometimes our school feels more like a family than a workplace. Our children parents teachers staff PTA & administration ALL contribute in making ECE the unbelievable school it is! Way to go ECE! Keep up the great work!

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter is just finishing up 1st grade. It was a very good year. My child was having some difficulty in reading. She was put in an extra reading group that made a tremendous improvement in her reading. I was quite impressed with her teacher Miss Snider. She did a great job.

  • (8 years ago)

    Wonderful school staff and environment. Positive supportive for students and parents.

  • (8 years ago)

    Wonderful Teachers and Principal. My daughter has been very happy there. They have a great Chorus and Music Teacher!

  • (9 years ago)

    The test scores are really high. Parents obviously care about their children's education.

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