Students enrolled 3340
Hours 7:25 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
School leader MR. ADOLFO L COSTA
Transportation options Yes
District Dade County School District

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450 Bird Road
Coral Gables, FL 33146

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(305) 443-4871
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4 stars
Based on 49 ratings

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October 10, 2014
The are some good teachers but way too many students. There are lots of resources for the IB program but the rest of the students, especially the non achievers are neglected. Even if it is a magnet IB school, all students need to be challenged. Another regular non charter high school needs to open in the area so there will be less students at CGHS. Also, stressing good English grammar will help the students later on in college, more than speaking Spanish. One teacher even teaches part of the class in Spanish. even though it is not a bilingual class.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2014
Horrible across the board-/ AVOID! Look at FCAT scores with an average of 50% operating below grade level standards-- that speaks for itself.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2014
In response to the parent that posted a comment on Aug 12th about Gables not being "Great" anymore. Well, it seems to me that perhaps you should find a new school for your child. I'm a proud parent of two Gables graduates. My daughter graduated Class of 2009 and my son just graduated May 2014. This is still a great Public School, yes it's not perfect but it offers great learning and athletic experiences for those who want to take the challenges. I hope you, as a parent are involved with the schools PTSA that has a great group of parents that work really work hard to provide much needed funds. If you're not involved, i suggest you do, it's a great way to find out what's going on with the school and have you voice heard. As for the kids in the attendance office, that's is part of the school's program to introduce students to office work, those students are "Office Aids". Gables is still a GREAT School and, in my opinion, the school doesn't make the students, the students make the school. GO CAVS. Vania Vincent, proud Gables Parent, PTSA Member, former Cavaliers Band Treasurer, former Cavalier Football Booster Club President.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
Coral Gables senior High School is a great school because it offers many avenues for the kids to succeed later in life. The IB program is an outstanding program.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2012
This is my childs first year at Gables and so far we are very happy with the school. I found it to be one of the few High Schools where an adult actually answers the phone. The staff is very attentive and speaks to the kids. My daughter is enjoying the school and clubs. They have all types of programs and activities for the kids. They don't only concentrate on their magnet IB but they also pay attention to the rest of the students. All students have an opportunity at the school. This is what High School is all about. Also the academics is top notch. They have honors, gifted-honors, IP, AP, dual enrollment, etc. When I went to open house, I saw the principal and vice-principal interacting with parents and teachers. The are very proud of their school. She is really enjoying the school. I hope this remains like this for the rest of high school. Also, before school started and I did not know anyone, I emailed a PTA member out of the website, she was great, answered my questions and helped me out. The PTA is great!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2012
Good teachers always bring forth good professionals, I graduated in 1987 and what I learned during those 3 years has been a great base for my professional life.

- submitted by a community member
March 26, 2012
As a Coral Gables High Alumni I can say that this is an amazing school! Excellent AP/IB/Honors Program. The teachers are great. However, there are some teachers that shouldn't be teaching... they have great programs such as the Gablettes and Cheerleaders. Only downfall is how personal the teachers can get with their students... like, no- its not cool for you too be involved in high school gossip...

- submitted by a student
February 05, 2012
A great all around school. It is one of the mid-sized ones in Miami and the school is run well. There are some great teachers at Gables (not all are, but there will be bad teachers at every singe school). Most of the teachers are caring and knowledgable and wonderful to work with. The new administration does a great job of running the school. Teachers have academic freedom and there is not the over-focusing on testing that you find at some schools. The students are generally well behaved and follow the rules. IB/AP/Honors program is awesome! I love working here and have happily done so for 5 wonderful years.

- submitted by a teacher
November 10, 2010
2 stars - Recently my son had his cell phone stolen. The administration behaved quite apathetic about the whole incident and almost seemed to not want to do anything about it. I e-mailed the principal who never responded. My son's father got a response after a pressing e-mail, however again, the principal never followed through. This is simply unacceptable.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2010
Coral Gables is still the best school in Miami ! And with a Primo IB Program, and the best Advanced Placement program in Miami as well. The teachers are very involved and committed. Excellent Security as well. I only wish they offered more computer courses--but they only have One computer teacher.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
Both of my daughters attended the IB program at Coral Gables Senior High. They received an outstanding education that has made it possible for them to be accepted at universities throughout the United States, including Ivy League schools. The faculty was always available and very dedicated to my daughters' education. I am extremely satisfied with Coral Gables Senior High.

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February 10, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2009
My daughter graduated from Coral Gables Senior and i truly believe it to be a great school. It has its negatives but above all it is mostly good; staff and students get along well for the most part and it is a safe place to be.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
This is still the best school in Miami !!! Excellent IB (International Baccalaureate) Program.

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September 22, 2009
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November 12, 2008
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September 21, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 02, 2008
Excellent school with excellent magnet programs for advance/honor students. Excellent teachers. Do not go by the test scores, this is a 3, 500 students school. Such a big school and so many students it is hard to compete with the smaller nearby high schools. But, their program would definately prepare your child for the most challenging/competitive and pretigious universities.

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May 27, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
no rating February 27, 2008
The school lacks any administrative control of the curriculum. Each teacher teaches what he or she wants totally disregarding what they the assigned curriculum is. Some teachers are good other aren't. No administrator checks on them. All the administration seems to focus on is that the classes are under control by the teachers and the FCAT

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February 11, 2008
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January 26, 2008
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January 24, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2007
As incoming PTSA President, I am very proud to be a Gables parent and have my children attend CGHS. My children range from ESE to Honors/AP classes and I find the teachers to be of the most excellent quality. Our principal is dedicated, driven, caring and involved. Gables is a GREAT school. Yes, we have an ethnically diverse large population, things are not perfect, but they are GOOD! Sports, extracurriculars, security, dresscode, it's all there. Our weakest area is Parent Involvement. Let me encourage any parent reading this to become involved at your school! The importance is beyond words. Go to your PTSA meetings. Learn what is going on. Go to parent nights. Read the school newspaper, the web site. Communication is there. Use it. At Gables, sign up for our Parent EMail list. Take time to find out. This is for your child, your school. Be there! CGHS PTSA eNews@aol.com cghs.dadeschools.net

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2007
IB/AP students carry the school academically. Until the overcrowding and infiltration from inferior neighboring school district regions stops the challenges may be too much for the new Principal. She is trying hard , focused and motivated to improve the overall school. Unfortunately, she spends her day trying to fight the fires presented by ESOL, unmotivated, under educated poverty family children and to some extent, ESE situations. The IB/AP students have funding drained to meet these other student's needs when the AP/IB funds should be made available to help make the average and better students students the best they can be.

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February 27, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 30, 2006
I graduated in 2003. At the time, my average class size ranged from 30-35 students, and I was in the AP/IB program. The buildings were disgusting (sticky doors and floors, dead rats in the air vents), the students unmotivated, and the teachers uninterested. It seemed to be much more about baby-sitting, and keeping us quiet. There were a lot of 'movie days' when they weren't focusing on test scores. In my four years there, I saw a lot of general deterioration. I shudder to think of how it could be now. I hear I got out just in time.

- submitted by a former student
July 10, 2006
I will be a senior in the IB program in this school and I hate it. The administration generally treats you like delinquents. I dread going here for another year. Spare your child if they actually want to learn.

- submitted by a student
June 27, 2006
This is a Great school. The IB programs and students are the best. Classes are fun and understanding. The after school activities and teachings are great. Yes, discipline is low, but its such a big school. Cant blame them. And the security is great. All the staff members are great and the school has Police all around its perimeter in case any troubles happen. This school is the best school to my oppinion. Now we are getting a new principle and uniforms. Things are shaping up great. I see no reason for any student not to go.

- submitted by a student
June 05, 2006
The IB program is a great thing but there are many problems withing the larger school context.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2006
Poorly run, no discipline.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2006
Good teachers but not good on security.

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April 06, 2006
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- submitted by a student
January 21, 2006
Coral Gables Sr. High is not what it once was. The school is overcrowded. This can not be fixed, no matter how many new buildings they bring. Yes, the IB program is great, in fact i graduated from it last spring. However the new coordinator is driving all the great teachers away. There is too much of a gap between the IB students and the rest of the crowd. The C will not be maintained for much longer, because IB is unable to carry the school anymore. It is getting to the point where all the teachers that care even a little bit about the program are going to leave to other schools, that offer IB as well, such as Reef or Carrolton. In my opinion, unless there is a drastic change in respects of the coordinator, who doent seem to have a clue about anything, the school will sink.

- submitted by a former student
January 14, 2006
My son graduated from Coral Gables High last year. He had a good experience, although he had to work hard for it, because in a school that size you have to be motivated to seek out your own niche. The IB program was very good and there were several truly excellent teachers. There is a good band and an excellent chorus. On the negative side, the principal, while a great guy, has his hands full trying to improve the school's rating and hence is almost exclusively preoccupied with bringing up the strugglers and unable to spend much time on improving things for the abler students. I am looking for some alternatives to CGSHS for my next 2 kids but would think they could get a good education there as long as they seek it out.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2005
Its a pretty nice school the only thing is is that they are an 'C' school but one day their grade wll rise

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2005
I found coral gables high school to have good academic programs, excellent school participation in after school events.

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October 11, 2005
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September 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
My daughter is in 9th grade and loving it. She is in the IB program and Honor classes. So far she's excited with the class selection and happy with her teachers. She thinks and I see that her experience at CGHS will be a wonderful one and a very rich in quality education. She loves that teachers are expecting her to perform to her full capacity and that they are also giving their best to the children. I love when she comes home she is exited about all the World History she learned today, or the new French word.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2005
CGHS is a great school and your children will get a great education from this school , I am very surprised with the great academics my child has recieved from cghs. The IB program tops it off...

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June 26, 2005
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June 17, 2005
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June 17, 2005
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May 18, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2005
CGSH is a great schoool as far as big populated high schools go in Miami. I mean Compared to schools of its proportions such as Miami High and Miami Springs, Coral Gables Senior High comes up high in after graduation oportunities and vocational programs as well as diciplinary and safety measures.

- submitted by a former student
no rating April 22, 2005
I think the magnet program is what brings the school up.

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October 02, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
July 06, 2004
The school is a 'C'. I do not agree in spoonfeeding either but these are kids are begining H.S. in the 9th grade. Hardly H.S. material. If you expect them to take an incentive to do things on their own. They will and it may not be in their best interest or others.Go ask them what they want to do at their age. I don't think they will tell you 'be at school'. Uniforms in school should be mandatory and also extra activities after school to keep them busy and constantly learning to redirect their boldness into something positive for the community.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2004
This is my child's first year at Gables. He is an ESE student with ADHD problem. So far, he is doing very well with his academics and elective courses. I think the teachers are great.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2003
I would like to point out several errors on this page. First of all, Coral Gables does not cover grade 8, only grades 9 through 12. Also, despite the page's claims of an average class size of around 29 students, as a student currently enrolled at Gables I have never been in a class with less than 35 students, and more often it is closer to 40-45 students per class. While Gables does offer an impressive number of AP classes, the academic standing of the general level classes is quite poor, and many Honors level classes aren't much better.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 05, 2003
I am an alumnus, having graduated in '96. Having been in the AP program, I had very good experiences. The best experiences came from several teachers (some migh still be there), and the chance to take classes I really wanted to take like AP Art and Drama. I live very close to the school, and have seen the changes. I'm a little dissapointed in it's C rating, and I think it has a lot to do with parental involvement, or the lack thereof. Being a teacher myself, I definitely see how the latter could make or break the success of a school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating July 17, 2003
I am an alumnae of this school and although the demographics have changed a lot I believe the school is still very good. I am disappointed that in the A+ plan it received a letter grade of C, but that could be the result of a number of factors, one of them being parental involvement and language being just two. The teachers were great back in 1983 and some of them are still there and still great. I am also a teacher, but not at Gables.

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Coral Gables Senior High School
450 Bird Road, Coral Gables, FL  33146
(305) 443-4871
Last modified Coral Gables Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Coral Gables Senior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 53 reviews. Top