Recognition and Awards

We are so excited to announce just some of the awards and recognition achieved by Coral Reef Elementary School, PTA, and students!


Coral Reef Elementary PTA Recognized by Miami-Dade County Council PTA/PTSA 


On May 18, 2019 our Coral Reef Elementary PTA was recognized by the Miami Dade County Council PTA/PTSA for various awards for the 2018-2019 school year. They include: 


  • Program of Impact Award for International Day. (Thank you Giulianna Goldman and Cristiane Andrade)
  • Eugenia B Thomas Newsletter Award (thanks to Tana Llinas and Sandra Rodriguez) 
  • Outstanding E-Blast / Communication Award (thanks to Barbara Revuelta Portugal)
  • Champion of PTA Community Partner Award (thanks to K Martial Arts for their donation and for leading the 6-week martial arts club) 
  • Website Award (thanks to Lauren Fili and Barbara Portugal)
  • Supermen of PTA Award (increased number of male members, thanks to Pamela Penn)
  • Grandparents Award (for 25+ grandparent members, thanks to Pam Penn)
  • 500+ Members Club (we have 688)
  • Achieving Membership Growth (of 188%)


Thank you parents for all of your support throughout the year! By becoming a member, donating to fundraisers, and contributing to programs like International Day made these achievements possible. Special thanks also goes to the PTA board and committee chairpeople. It has been a great year!



Coral Reef Elementary is a National PTA School of Excellence! 

This designation is bestowed on schools that enrich the educational experience and overall well-being of its students throughout partnerships between the PTA and school.   


Coral Reef Elementary is a "GOLD" STEAM School 


Miami-Dade County Public Schools Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEAM) program’s primary goal is to promote STEAM education and integration among its disciplines.


The school designation criteria includes STEAM competitions, professional development, partnerships, equity and accountability.



The Five Star School Award Winner 2 Years in a Row!


Awarded by the Commissioner's Community Involvement Council, this honor is presented annually to those schools that have shown evidence of exemplary community involvement.






Five CRE Teachers named "High Impact" in 2017


Congratulations to Ms. Anita Barbato, Ms. Dopazo, Ms Ellie Calvet Trout, Ms. Margerie Archer Seaman, and Ms.Valdes.











A-Rated School in the State of Florida for 17 Consecutive Years 


School of Excellence designation (2017-2018) by the Florida State Board of Education


#1 in attendance (from 162 elementary district schools) for the fourth grading period (2017-2018)


25 Best Miami Area Public Elementary Schools - Miami Patch


Miami's Best Elementary Schools - Miami Agent Magazine





'Do the Right Thing' School for 2015-2016




'No Place for Hate' School for 5 years straight!











Coral Reef Elementary CRABs Robotics team takes 1st place


Congratulations to the Coral Reef Elementary School CRABs Robotics team who took first place in the Project Category at the Cypress Swamp First Lego League Qualifying Challenge in Lakeland. The team members invented a device that can track a person’s location using radar to help find them as soon as possible in the event of a natural disaster.


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Coral Reef Elementary earns 1st place at Tropical Region Odyssey of the Mind Competition, February, 2018

The first grade team, led by Mrs. Basulto, and Kindergarten team, led by Mrs. Regalado, both won 1st place at the regional competition and represented our region at the Florida State Odyssey of the Mind Competition in Orlando in April, 2018. Way to go!



Coral Reef Elementary wins 3rd place at SECME Science Bowl Competition