Coral Gables Senior
High School, part of the Miami-Dade County Public School System, is well known for its
outstanding accomplishments in academics, athletics, activities, and service. It is
located at the corner of LeJeune and Bird Road, in the center of the City of Coral Gables.
Coral Gables Senior High School
opened its doors in 1950 and its architectural design reflects a Spanish
influence with its open courtyards adorned with water fountains. Over the years new
buildings have been added to its 26-acre campus -- most recently a new state-of-the-art three-floor building.
Coral Gables High School has a multi-ethnic student population
numbering over 3,300 and reflecting the ethnic diversity of Miami-Dade County. Its
student body consists of 80 percent Hispanic, 8 percent White, Non-Hispanic,
percent African-American, and 2 percent Asian, Native American or
Multiracial. The student
attendance rate is 94.17 percent.
The school is committed to serving its students and
community. At Coral Gables Senior High School 52.2 percent of the population receives
free or reduced lunch. Based on the 2006-2007 school year,
1,842 were on free or reduced lunch status. In addition to the regular academic track,
there are three other significant bodies of students. There are a total of
478 students for whom English is a second language and
375 students who participate in the
Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program. The International Baccalaureate
program, the magnet program offered at Gables, serves 484 students residing throughout the
Currently Coral Gables Senior High school is accredited by the
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The instructional faculty is comprised of
165 teachers. 39 percent of the faculty have Master's degrees,
11 percent hold Specialist degrees, and 3 percent of the faculty have earned Doctorate degrees. Recently, Coral Gables High School was one of only twelve high
schools in the nation to win the Siemens Foundation's Award for Advanced Placement.
||Coral Gables High School, 1950
||Coral Gables High School, 2000
||New building under construction, 2004
||New building, 2005