By: Sharon Aron Baron
On Thursday, Broward County Public Schools announced 29 district schools who earned the Five Star School Award for the 2018/19 school year, and three are in Coral Springs.
Presented by the Florida Department of Education to schools that are committed to incorporating family and community members into the school environment to enhance student learning, the award recognizes the importance of community involvement to student success.
Among those honored are Maplewood Elementary, Ramblewood Elementary, and Riverside Elementary.
To qualify for the award, schools must have active business partnerships, family engagement, and volunteer services programs, as well as organized School Advisory Councils. Also, schools must have an improvement rating of “maintaining or improving” or a grade of “C” or above for the 2018/19 school year to qualify for this award.
Superintendent Robert W. Runcie said with parents, family, and community involvement; there’s no better partnership to assure a high-quality education for students.
“When families, businesses, communities, and schools work together, students are more successful and the entire community benefits,”
Other Broward County Public Schools awarded:
Apollo Middle School
Bayview Elementary School
Coconut Creek Elementary School
Cypress Bay High School
Discovery Elementary School
Embassy Creek Elementary School
Falcon Cove Middle School
Floranada Elementary School
Harbordale Elementary School
Heron Heights Elementary School
Hollywood Hills Elementary School
Indian Trace Elementary School
Manatee Bay Elementary School
Margate Elementary School
Margate STEM Magnet Middle School
McNicol Middle Magnet & STEM School
Oakland Park Elementary School
Park Lakes Elementary School
Pembroke Lakes Elementary School
Pembroke Pines Elementary School
Pioneer Middle School
Pompano Beach Middle School
Sandpiper Elementary School
Silver Palms Elementary School
Virginia S. Young Elementary School
Westglades Middle School