While attending Cape Coral High School, I was in the IB program. My years at this school were possibly the best of my life. Teachers were involved and dedicated to student success. Mr. McPhee, the principal at the time, offered a motivated, integrated approach to leading the school. Students were friendly and close to each other. The Varsity soccer team, in which I started, won a state championship my senior year. I now attend the University of Florida on a full scholarship. I credit my academic success to the Cape Coral High School IB program and the wonderful teachers and students that I shared my four years with.
If you want your student to skip class, party like rock stars and graduate with flying colors this is the place for you. They called my and told me my daughter had skipped 30-40 days. I told them to fail her. They ended up graduating her with honors. WHAT?? Apparently a work ethic is not something they want to install in their students. You don't want to go? no problem we'll still "pay" you with a degree!
This school is horrible. I think this school should have cops every where its not safe or a good school at all. My daughter will not be going there next year and my son is switching out.
Cape high has a major theft problem but according to the staff, that is all high schools. We are just over one month into the school year and have already had 2 items stolen during class! One when my child walked up to the teacher to turn in a paper, the other taken from a book bag! Of course nobody saw anything, impossible since it was during class, but "hey it happens everywhere" is the attitude given. Somehow that is not ok with me and defiantly not something to teach our children! I am very, very disappointed with the attitude among students and staff with regard to this behavior. It is a shame and very sad that they expect so little out of our students and not the way to teach children any type of decent, law-abiding futures!
As far as high schools go in Lee County, it's pretty difficult to launch a complaint at Cape Coral High School. They have a great website and are well focused on preparing students for college, vocational programs, and life.
Cape Coral High school was ok. The students there werent really friendly it was kinda hard finding new friends. Some of the teachers were good but others didnt really liked helping the students its like they wanted to pick a fight with us. The testing is confuseing and the way they have student counseling meetings for all students were hard because they didnt tell stusents when we had to meet. Over all its an ok school but i wasnt satsisfied.
The teachers at Cape coral are highly qualified, however my daughter's geometry teacher was actually a chemistry teacher.She didn't know how to teach.She would never send home the results of tests,and you could never talk with her.Trying to help my daughter was difficult as the teacher never explained anything in class.Her way of grading can't be understood,in this I mean she could show favoritism to certain individual students.But you can't compare one bad teacher to all.
Cape Coral High School is very fun to be at if you're a "sports" person. However, if you are involved in anything else such as Band, Theater, etc. It's horrible. All of the school funding goes to either the school building itself or the sports programs. We also have a news program in Cape that advertises the sports games, but you never hear anything of an upcoming musical or band concert. If you dislike sports, I reccomend not going to this school, because you will not be supported.
It's a great school. It has really good teachers. Our new principal is very dedicated, & organized. It's an A school, & I feel like I'm prepared for college now. I love it here, & we have great school spirit.
The teachers are great. The administration is terrible. The principal and his "safety officers" are heavy handed and rude. Parents are treated with contempt. The principal is average at best. He needs to take a class in behavior management. If I could I would transfer my child out of this school.
i havnt had a very good expirience at cape. im switching back to North Fort Myers High School. i didnt learn as much or had quite the amount of opporunities than i did at the other school. plus the school spirit at north surpasses ANY other ive ever seen.
Cape coral high school is the best school in lee county. I read some of the other reviews and its true people come here to learn. The dress code is a little strict but i love the school. It recently got a little bit of a make over, new lockers, paint, computers etc... Cape has a great school spirit a the colors rock
Cape High is a typical high school and it is easy for people to get on the computer and bash a school. Cape is focused on education, If you think your students dont want to come to cape, good luck chances are they wont go to any school. parents need to get involved with their kids, that is the only way any school works!!
Cchs is one of the best schools in lee county! Ya you may hear bad things about cape but no school is perfect. Its just that Cape gets picked on the most. Band also dosent get a lot of attention but i think that they are an awsome band! So join band!! Wll anyways go Seahawks and I love u Cape!!!
Okay, that was under Naggy's tenure. We are now under Mr. McFee, and I can say that he is doing a terrific job! As a recent graduate from Cape Coral High School, I get so sick and tired of people saying all these negative things about CCHS, when half of them haven't even taken the time out of their day to see the school for themselves. I was always taught from the beginning, to 'never judge a book by it's cover' but I can see that's what everyone in this county is doing. Not every high school is perfect, and not once have I ever heard of that, if there is can you please tell me the name of this high school if there is one? As an official Cape High Alumni I'm going to stick by my high school that gave me so much in four years.
Although this school at one point was in my opinion the worst school in the county, I think now that they have a new principal things have turned in a new and positive direction. Although, it's ugly and worn down. I believe they ought to flatten the school and rebuild.
Too many teachers hardly know the subject matter they are tasked with teaching. The principal is one of the most incompetent, phony and troubled administrators of whom I have ever heard. The bathrooms are terribly unhygienic. Advice to parents with school choice: pick another school.
I am actually a student at Cape. Our school has improved dramatically and is still pushing for more improvement. The school recently recieved fresh interior painting, new bleachers in the gym, new audiotorium seating, replaced the carpet with tile, and we are having outside seating for students to eat outside. There are many activities. Key Club does many volunteer projects and is currently working on our pond. We are planting a variety of plants and painting benches. SGA is welcoming our incoming freshmen in July. Our cheerleading, math, and many other teams have won many competitions. We won football games this year and Dailey is trying to raise school spirit and the freshmen this year were very spirited. The juniors and seniors were of course very spirited.
My son has a learning disability. Cape Coral High has done a wonderful job in helping him overcome his difficulties to earn his graduation, passing his Fcat exams at 17. The extracuriccular activities were excellent with my son playing Football and Viola. He has thoroughly enjoyed his high school years.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Cape Coral High School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Cape Coral High School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.