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Miami Coral Park Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 2865 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

The professors are very dedicated . They work hard for our students. I want to say "Thanks ... for all your efforts . Assitants to Principal are very cooperative.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2013

On a yearly basis my son complains claiming that nearly 50% of his teachers lack group control skills. They grade students basically for minimum efforts in class such as buying things from the teachers or buying basic school supplies for them. Students can get average to good grades with VERY MINIMAL EFFORTS on their behalf. They are not challenged intellectually and sadly over 50% of the students are so far behind in the minimum skills required to be at they should be at, that they drag the other percent down. Many claim to use email as a communication tool but many answer way over 2 days and even a week so by the time you get a response... the issue is beyond repair. Impossible to get sit downs with ALL teachers at once, even when escalating things to the principal. Only office that is efficient is the Registration Office. Mederos is Top Notch quality and seems to be the only one who knows how to run her area as per high standards. Had it not been because its so near graduation year, I'd move to another country!! HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

My school is great....!!!! The teachers are kind and sympathetic with the students. Maybe we need more teachers of languages.


Posted January 27, 2011

I am a student a coral park it is a good school.The magnet program is the best engineering program in Miami.It is the 4th school in the Miami Dade District that has Advance Placement classes.The only problem will be is the Miami Dade County public school system is giving less money and dependent on only test to tell a student a abilities.The school has a great band,great teacher,And great everything.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2009

great school. they have a wonderful variety of electives.(like band and guitar).
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2009

The school has very caring teachers and excellent parent conferences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2008

My daughter was in 9th grade for a few months at Coral Park High. She always attended the neighborhood school from 1st. grade and had never had such problems that she had in this school. The school has illegal substance problems and my 15 years old daughter is no longer in that school, but the students who provided those substances inside the school are still attending the school. The communication within school staff and parents is terrible. In obtaining an unsuitable and inapropriate transfer process, transfer, the completely out of time administration, made me waist one whole morning in the school. Besides, the school is clean, high security, and in good conditions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2008

THis scholl is not prepared for the Arts programs. A new building was built for that purpose and is not being used for the arts. Yes there are arts classes but no emplmentation of the ffeedback from the students as far as performances are encouraged. The Principal does not understand the Arts
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 12, 2008

I have gone thru this school two times with two of my boys already. The staff is excellent. The principal is outstanding, the parents can do more if they would go to meetings and get involved!. My personal experience has been great and now with the uniforms they all know each other, and all the schools have fights
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

Great curriculum! Students are challenged both academically and extra curriculum activities. One of the finest faculty around and a great administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2007

I believe the school is very good academically. My child's teachers have been top notch, and very well qualified in their respective subjects. The principal and assistants have always made themselves readily available to address any concern. What I do find appalling is the lack of respect and consideration we, the parents, receive from the office staff. How many more parents have to pose this concern before it gets addressed?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2007

This school is OVERCROWDED, the staff dont even care if u are in the office waiting for hours just to talk to a counselor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

This school is very overcrowded. As a parent, you must make it a priority to stay connected, otherwise you will be at a loss. The teachers seem to respond well to parents that are involved. I had the pleasure of being guided by my daughters counselor, which has made all the difference. Essentially, with all of the challenges, and there are plenty, it is what you make of it. Mandatory uniforms, have been a blessing!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2006

Great school! I have three stgudent in this school. Well qualify faculty and staff.Uniform has made a positive impact on school appearance. Great administration, run school like a clock based on the fact that has almost 4000 students. A gem which should be monitored, many will be speaking about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2006

Definitely overcrowded conditions that hinders the educational process. Communication between school and parents is vague and difficult to attain at times. There's a sense that the faculty and administration is overwhelmed with the number of students thereby causing a disservice to the students and communications with the home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2006

The school seems to be ood. A bit too many kids but what can you possibly do. A bit too over crowded but the kids do learn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2006

The school has greatly improved with the new addition and less crowded classrooms. Teacher quality has always been excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2006

Not a great school. Fights every day, usually broken up by police. The teachers, on the other hand, are where this school really shines. The P.E. staff, espcially driver's ed, are great. As are most of the academic teachers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 19, 2005

So,far so good. A big change with uniform,the only thing is know they have to inforce it.The new building will give a little breathing room on the over crowed situation. In the education department we need more programs for after school and saturday classes not only for the Fcats,but for the Sat,which it has become a very hard test to pass.Sport department,some of them need to change coaches,they just are there for the money not for victory. Security,they need to step it up a little more on the after school situation. There are many children that stay and run around the halls,for sports,clubs,classes,or to bump around,and they must make sure that the security is there.On the issue of traffic,well Dade County needs to finish the construction,and ASAP.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2005

I'm an Alumna from CP. They offer great extracurricular activities (e.g., band, chorus, great drama dept., football, etc.). From my own experience, I found the campus to be diverse and very middle-of-the-road. I did not encounter any gang or drug problems in my three years there. I did not notice an emphasis in parent involvement overall. The parents of kids in sports or band/ROTC were the most involved, but other parents weren't as involved. The professors teaching the higher level classes (e.g., AP) were of the highest quality. In summation, CP has a great band and ROTC program. Their drama program is also extraordinary.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

690 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
49%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

738 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

716 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
80%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

702 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

566 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
37%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

647 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

628 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 95%
White 3%
Asian 1%
Black 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 3%N/A2%
Graduation rate 79%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 57%58%61%
Master's degree 36%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%2%1%
Other degree 4%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DR. NICHOLAS P JACANGELO
Fax number
  • (305) 553-4658

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Dance
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8865 Southwest 16th Street
Miami, FL 33165
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