By: Sharon Aron Baron
The Florida Department of Education released preliminary school grades based on standardized test scores which includes most elementary, middle and charter schools.
High school scores are not in as of press time.
Out of 12 Coral Springs elementary schools, three schools made an A which is down from four last year. Both Park Springs and Country Hills continued with an A score, and Riverside Elementary Schools raised their from a B to an A.
Two Parkland elementary schools maintained an A rating, except for Park Trails which went from an A to a B.
Out of the five middle schools, three earned A’s compared to only one last year. Those were Westglades, Coral Springs Middle School, and Sawgrass Springs Middle School.
Several charter schools showed a decline including Broward Community Charter School K-5 which went from a D to an F, their west location which went from a C to a D, and Discovery Middle Charter School which fell to a D from a C. Two charters earned A’s; one was Imagine Charter School at Broward and the other was Renaissance Charter School at Coral Springs which improved their score from a B to an A. Coral Springs Charter School scores are pending.
The good news is this will be the last year that the schools will be calculated based on FCAT scores. In the future, Common Core standards will replace it.
Below are the names of schools with their 2014 grade followed by their 2013 grade
Coral Springs Elementary Schools
Coral Park Elementary C/B
Coral Springs Elementary C/D
Country Hills Elementary A/A
Eagle Ridge Elementary B/A
Forest Hills Elementary C/C
James Hunt Elementary C/B
Maplewood Elementary B/C
Parkside Elementary B/C
Park Springs Elementary A/A
Ramblewood Elementary B/C
Riverside Elementary A/B
Westchester Elementary B/A
Parkland Elementary Schools
Heron Heights Elementary A/A
Park Trails Elementary B/A
Riverglades Elementary A/A
Coral Springs Middle Schools
Coral Springs Middle School A/B
Forest Glen Middle School B/B
Ramblewood Middle School B/B
Sawgrass Springs Middle School A/B
Parkland Middle Schools
West Glades Middle School A/A
Coral Springs Charter Schools
Broward Community Charter School F/D
Broward Community Charter School West D/C
Coral Springs Charter School pending
Discovery Middle Charter School D/C
Imagine Charter School at Broward A/A
Renaissance Charter School at Coral Springs A/B
All High School grades are pending
Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.