Four Coral Springs Schools Recognized as Five Star Schools

By: Sharon Aron Baron 

Four Coral Springs schools were recognized by the Florida Department of Education as Five Star Schools for exemplary community involvement according to Broward County Public Schools.

The Five Star School Award for the 2016/17 school year was awarded to 25 schools in Broward County including: Coral Springs Middle School, Forest Glen Middle School, Maplewood Elementary School and Park Springs Elementary School. They are committed to incorporating family and community members into the school environment to enhance student learning.

Statewide, nearly 700 schools earned the recognition.

“Family and community involvement are essential to student success, and I am grateful for the parents, caregivers and community members who invest their time in our state’s schools,” said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. “When school leaders and educators engage the community, the result is higher academic achievement and more students prepared for future success.”

The Five Star School Award recognizes the importance of community involvement to student success. To qualify for the award, schools must have active business partnerships, family engagement and volunteer services programs, as well as organized School Advisory Councils. Schools must also earn a grade of “C” or above or a school improvement rating of “maintaining” or “improving” for the school year being recognized.

Congratulations to the following Broward County Public schools for receiving the Five Star School Award:

Apollo Middle School

Coral Springs Middle School

Davie Elementary School

Discovery Elementary School

Falcon Cove Middle School

Floranada Elementary School

Forest Glen Middle School

Harbordale Elementary School

Heron Heights Elementary School

James S. Rickards Middle School

Lakeside Elementary School

Lyons Creek Middle School

Manatee Bay Elementary School

Maplewood Elementary School

McNicol Middle School

Oakland Park Elementary School

Park Springs Elementary School

Pembroke Lakes Elementary School

Pembroke Pines Elementary School

Pioneer Middle School

Piper High School

Sandpiper Elementary School

Silver Palms Elementary School

Silver Trail Middle School

Tropical Elementary School