School Details

Coconut Palm Elementary School

13601 Monarch Lakes Boulevard, Miramar, FL 33027
(754) 323-5050
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 928 students 16 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Broward average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
64%
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60%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
86%
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 2012
  • Broward average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
56%
56%
60%
60%
61%
53%
49%
54%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Broward average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Coconut Palm Elementary School is a public elementary school in Miramar. The principal of Coconut Palm Elementary School is MS. TERESA THELMAS. 928 children attend Coconut Palm Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Multiracial. 17% of the Coconut Palm Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 49% of the 928 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Coconut Palm Elementary School is 16:1. Lakeside Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 39% 40%
Hispanic 36% 30%
White, non-Hispanic 13% 24%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 60%
Limited English proficiency 17% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    The school is great especially the teachers. My son looks forward to going to school everyday and his progress through 2nd grade has been more than I can expect.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter likes the school. My experience has been very satisfactory related to the teachers that has been in charge of my daughter. The teachers have been always available whenever I need to meet them. My daughter is so happy to be there she tells me and I also noticed it in her. Coconut Palm has the environment and attention that my daughter needs for learning.

  • (1 year ago)

    Coconut Palm is part of our family history..my son went there since kinder and now he is in High School. My daughter still there but this will be her last year at Coconut palm we love this school they have the best teachers and the principal is great!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has some of the most amazing teacher's Ms. Rigby and Ms.Pons are the best. My child is lucky enough to once again have Ms. Rigby this year for third grade. She is what we refer to has a old school teacher. Teaching children the fundamentals of learning i have never seen someone who care and teaches children like she does. Coconut Palm is very lucky and blessed to have these two teachers.. Yes the school is not perfect but what school is. The pick up and drop off are are pain but it is well worth it. If your child will be attending this school look into theses teachers..

  • (2 years ago)

    This school has been nothing but great to me and my son. My son was on an IEP and they worked with him and did a excellent job. My only complain is that after next year i need to find a new school since he will be in the 5th grade...

  • (2 years ago)

    I was skeptical at the begining as my child had been in a private school since PK3-1ST grade then for 2nd grade in a Charter and for 3rd in a Public Coconut Palm. Thankfully this school from day one gave me the impression it was going to be just fine. I wanted to go take my son to the classroom and the asst. principal finally gave in after my persistence and I saw him ok. Throughout the school year the support of the office staff and teacher was remarkably great and just want everyone to know who is considering bringing their child to this school. All walks of life will be fine.

  • (2 years ago)

    On the surface it seems like a good school but if you are having issues with the programs or events that happen all you get is lip-service. Something happened with our daughter on the school bus. We tried to get information from the principal's office but nothing really happened then we went to the police to see if we could look at the bus video. That seemed to put some pressure on them and we finally got an answer. Our daughter is in the ESE program and was held back in her grade because she failed the end of the year test. We had no idea if she failed the test she would be retained. She was getting satisfactory grades till then. No communication. They have a water safety class at the end of the year which lasts 2 weeks and we didn't want her to participate because of health problems. The only thing we could do was keep her home with unexcused absences. They wouldn't help to give us another option.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is absolutely spectacular! They do wonders despite the constant budget cuts. It is sad to see some programs go. But they still maintain a high level of education. They have a security police officer. The place is Fort Knox safe and anyone who drops off their child at that school knows their kids are safe as they head off to work. The principal and staff are the best I've seen they are visible approachable and they care a lot. They teach our children core values and prepare them for an aggressive competitive world!

  • (2 years ago)

    Not too thrilled about this school the office staff is very rude the principal and vice principal are very nice so sorry their office staff cannot take a page out of the book of their leaders. Dropping off the students is ridiculous. I get a headache just thinking about going through the tedious task of dropping off and picking up my children. The teachers are very nice and hard working yet it does not compensate for all the other negative aspects of the school. Their AR program is no incentive to the students my kids were extremely happy to participate while in their other school because all students received an award for participation here only the top three students in each class are recognized. In my husbands words......it is a prison

  • (3 years ago)

    The teachers are great !! staff very friendly and open to speak with the parents ! The kids doesn't have any more Spanish Art not Drama teachers I am sorry for that. The aftercare program is mediocre but inside the school building Outstanding music teacher !!

  • (4 years ago)

    The school is O.K. Totally F.C.A.T. oriented. Nothing else matters The school is very clean safe and organized. The morale of the teachers is ok . None dress code the kids looks chaotic. The in house aftercare program is not the best but you have to live with it. The PTA is really involved and supports the school with big amounts of money. They have an outstanding chorus art and drama clubs. The AR & Math superstar programs are tremendous motivators for our children to succeed.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are great! Art & music are awesome! the counselor is excellent she's doing a VERY VERY GOOD JOB with the kids!

  • (4 years ago)

    The school is O.K. The organizational skills needs a little tweaking. The Kindergarten work isn't very challenging but I don't blame the teacher as much as I blame the FCAT Curriculum. My Kindergartener entered the class doing double digit addition and subtraction multiplication and simple division while they where still counting blocks and squares. The only time they get a lot of homework is if the student didn't finish their classwork on time. The ONLY school in Broward County that doesn't teach to the FCAT is NOVA. They do tend to ask for more supplies than what the student needs. The morale of the teachers is way better than most schools which made me feel secure in that teachers were not taking any personal vendettas against administration or school system out on the students plus the door is open for parent involvement. They don't have a program where the kids learn how to play concert instruments like my kid's last school but they do have a decent drama club that my son LOVES. This school is better than most.

  • (4 years ago)

    The office staff is great compared to others. Professional and friendly.Procedure for parent check-in is like adult babysitting. This was my kids first year at this school. 5th grader had an outstanding teacher Mr. Nedorosick.Goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the education of his students. The K teacher well that's another story.She tried.What I don't like is the multiple requests for teacher supplies and gift cards.Teachers get an allowance and tax right offs for needed things.Their main enterance to the school needs to be in the back so parents can exit at either direction.making parents drive 4 blocks out of the way to make a U-turn isn't very logical.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is new this year. Very helpful and friendly staff. Very happy with her teacher.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daugther is in Kindergarten I love this school the teacher is excellente the school is clean and they are involment about education. I highly recommend it.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent security very clean and organized great location this is a really really good school. I highly recommend it. My son is a kindergartner there and is very happy even though he gets sooooo much homework!

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is very happy. School is friendly and very clean. Many activities for the children to participate in.

  • (5 years ago)

    i think that this was the best choice i made as a school for ny daughter

  • (5 years ago)

    Because it is a great school amazing teachers great staff I am very proud of the formation and knowledge that my children are receiving in this school. My son that is now in middle school misses the school more than ever he wants to wish every one of his teachers a great year.

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