Coral Gables Senior High School
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|Coral Gables Senior High School|
|Principal||Mr. Adolfo Costa|
|Location||Coral Gables, Florida, USA|
|District||Miami-Dade County Public Schools|
|Colors||Crimson and Grey|
|School hours||7:15 AM to 2:20 PM|
|Average class size||37|
|School Motto||Dirigo (Latin for "I lead")|
Coral Gables SHS opened its doors in 1950; its architectural design reflects a Spanish influence with its open courtyards adorned with water fountains. New buildings have been added to its 26-acre (110,000 m2) campus, most recently a three-story building.
Coral Gables SHS is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The last review took place in the spring of 2006. The instructional faculty consists of 183 teachers. Eighty-two members of the faculty have a Masters degree and six faculty members have earned a Doctorate degree. Coral Gables High School was one of only twelve high schools in the nation to win the Siemens Foundation's Award for Advanced Placement. It also ranks 221st in Newsweek's Top 1,000 U.S. Schools.
The school opened in 1950.
In September 2009 a 17-year old student stabbed another 17-year old student to death at the school. The perpetrator received a 40 year prison sentence. That year, Francisco Alvarado of the Miami New Times said that the incident "spawned a lot of reactionary comments from Coral Gables High parents and former students, expressing shock that such a violent episode could take place at an otherwise well-behaved school in an affluent neighborhood" but that he had received two emails that said that Coral Gables High was declining.
Coral Gables SHS student reflects the ethnic makeup of Miami-Dade County. Coral Gables SHS is 82% Hispanic (of any race), 6% Black, 10% White non-Hispanic and 2% Asian/other.
highlights is the Coral Gables SHS newspaper. It has been in circulation since 1960. It was under the direction of Brenda Feldman for more than 25 years. The current adviser is Melissa Nieves. highlights runs from 16 to 20 pages, and it includes News, Opinion, Insight, Features, The Scene, and Sports sections. The staff ranges from 30-40 members. It participates in the Florida Scholastic Press Association's (FSPA) district and state-wide conventions, and has received the top 'All-Florida' award for several years (most recently at the 2011 FSPA Convention). The staff's work has been nationally recognized by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) and the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA).
Catharsis is the Literary Magazine of Coral Gables SHS. In the 1980s and 1990s the magazine, then called Encore, was under the direction of Miriam Rosen, but the magazine took a hiatus for several years. Recently, the magazine has been revamped and revived under the direction of adviser Camile Betances. The 30 member staff produced its first magazine under the new name in June 2010 and has been accepted to membership in the Florida Scholastic Press Association (FSPA) and the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA).
The Gablettes are Coral Gables SHS dance troupe. The Gablettes usually attend the NDA National Dance Championships in Orlando and the American Dance Alliance State Competition in Miami.
Band of Distinction and Color Guard
The Coral Gables Band of Distinction is a student group dedicated to music. The group contribute to the community by entertaining at pep-rallies, football games and competitions. Band members participate in competitions such as the Florida Bandmasters Association's solo and ensemble competitions.
In summer members of the band participate in various outdoor events to get into shape for band camp. In autumn they participate in marching season, where along with the Gables Guard, they perform weekly at football games. In spring they perform indoors.
The Gables Guard is the color guard of Coral Gables SHS. During the fall the band and color guard work in cooperation to perform at school football games and marching competitions. In winter the color guard performs and competes in indoor competitions. The Coral Gables Guard is well known for their intricate, innovative routines. Each member competes in the Florida Bandmasters Association solo and ensemble competitions.
- Jimmy Arguello, professional dancer So You Think You Can Dance
- Allan Bakke, applied to the University of California Medical School at Davis but was rejected two times on the basis of a racial quota system; led to the U.S. Supreme Court's Regents of the University of California v. Bakke decision.
- Jorge Bernal (Class of 1993), Entertainment and news personality on Telemundo/NBC Universal
- Steve Cohen, member of Congress from Memphis, Tennessee
- Gail Edwards, actress on It's a Living, Blossom, Full House
- Robert H. Frank (class of 1962): professor of economics at Cornell University and business columnist for The New York Times
- Lillian Glass, author
- Frank Gore former University of Miami Football player and current Running back for the San Francisco 49ers
- Gil Green, Music Video and Film Director
- Paul Jennings Hill First person to be executed for killing an abortion provider
- Silvio Horta, television producer, Ugly Betty, Jake 2.0
- Buzz Kilman, radio personality
- Katherine Kurtz, fantasy writer
- William B. Lenoir, astronaut on early Columbia space shuttle mission
- Donna Jo Napoli, writer of children's books
- David Norona, television actor
- Janet Reno, former US Attorney General; captain of Coral Gables High debate team
- Karen Russell, 1999, noted author
- Winston Scott, former NASA Astronaut and retired U.S. Navy Captain
- Nina Tassler (Class of 1975), president, CBS Entertainment
- Hugh Wilson (Class of 1961), Movie director/writer, Creator of WKRP in Cincinnati, Emmy winner
- George Winston, (Class of 1967), jazz/new-age pianist
- Tom Bailey, Philadelphia Eagles
- Glenn Cameron, Class of 1971 - Linebacker, Cincinnati Bengals
- Neal Colzie, Class of 1971 - Defensive Back, Oakland Raiders, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Gary Dunn, Pittsburgh Steelers
- Frank Gore, Class of 2001 - Running Back, San Francisco 49ers
- Al Del Greco, Placekicker, Green Bay Packers
- Ralph Ortega, Class of 1971 - Atlanta Falcons
- Darryl Sharpton, Class of 2005 - Houston Texans
- Gerald Tinker, Class of 1968 - Olympic athlete and professional football player, Atlanta Falcons
- Jonathan Vilma, Class of 2000 - Linebacker, New York Jets, New Orleans Saints
- Van Waiters, Class of 1983 - Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings
- Pat Ruel, Class of 1968 - Offensive line coach most recently for the Seattle Seahawks and the USC Trojans
- Yonder Alonso, baseball, Cincinnati Reds
- Juan Alvarez, Former professional baseball player (Anaheim Angels, Texas Rangers, Florida Marlins)
- Randy Clark (boxer), former professional boxer.
- Al Cueto, ABA basketball
- Mike Fuentes, Former professional baseball player (Montreal Expos)
- Rick Greene, Former professional baseball player (Cincinnati Reds)
- Mike Lowell, Florida International University, baseball, Florida Marlins, Boston Red Sox
- Jim Maler, Former professional baseball player (Seattle Mariners)
- Eli Marrero, baseball, former Major League catcher
- John Pennel, 1958, Pole Vaulter, first person to clear 17 ft (5.2 m), 11 world records, 2-time Olympian
- Eddy Rodríguez, baseball, San Diego Padres
- Glen Johnson, boxer
- Miami-Dade County public schools
- My Highschool Journalism Online Newspaper-Highlights
- Coral Gables Sr. High Baseball
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- School profile
- "School Profile." Coral Gables High School. Retrieved on April 26, 2013.
- Tester, Hank and Brian Hamacher. "Teen Gets 40 Years in Gables High Stabbing." (Archive) NBC Miami. Tuesday November 29, 2011. Retrieved on April 26, 2013.
- Alvarado, Francisco. "New Details on Coral Gables High Stabbing." Miami New Times. Tuesday September 15, 2009. Retrieved on April 26, 2013.
- "Robert H. Frank". Who's Who in America, 65th edition. Accessed via LexisNexis on March 25, 2013.
- "Gables High leads county in Merit Semifinalists". Coral Gables High Lights. October 5, 1961.