Miami Coral Park High School

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Miami Coral Park Senior High School
Miami Coral Park HS logo.jpg
Address
8865 SW 16th St
Miami, Florida, 33165
USA
Coordinates 25°45′22″N 80°20′27″W / 25.75611°N 80.34083°W / 25.75611; -80.34083Coordinates: 25°45′22″N 80°20′27″W / 25.75611°N 80.34083°W / 25.75611; -80.34083
Information
Type Public secondary
Motto Esse Quam Videri
(To be, rather than to seem to be)
Established 1963
School district Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Principal Alicia Hidalgo
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 3,306
Average class size 34
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Gold, White, and Navy
              
Mascot Rams
Newspaper The Rampage
Yearbook Arieon
Website

Miami Coral Park Senior High School is a secondary school, located in the Westchester neighborhood of Miami, Florida, United States.

History[edit]

The school was opened in 1963. It was the first school with A/C in South Florida.

Demographics[edit]

Miami Coral Park High School is 93% Hispanic, 2% Black non-Hispanic, 4% White non-Hispanic and 1% unknown, as of 2011.[1]

Extra curricular successes[edit]

In 1996 and in 2003, the Miami Coral Park Varsity Cheerleading squad won national championship titles. (Cheerleaders of America in Jacksonville, FL 1996; The American Open Championships Tampa FL 2003).

In 2011, the Miami Coral Park Marching "Band Of Gold" won the Class 3a State Championship at the annual FMBC Florida marching band competition.

In pop culture[edit]

During the summer of 1984, Coral Park's gym was used as the Angel Beach High gym in Porky's Revenge, the third movie of the Porky's series.

For a brief period in the late 1980s up to the late 1990s (1998), the stretch of 16th street on which the school is located was renamed "Jose Canseco Street" after one of the school's most famous alumni. However, after Canseco gained notoriety due to several scandalous episodes, the street returned to its original designation as "Ram Road" when students signed a petition. Part of the street is now named Ram Road/Jose Luis Rodriguez, after a local philanthropist who volunteered at Coral Park and whose son attended the school.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miami Coral Park Senior High School Profile | Miami, Florida (FL)
  2. ^ Wiltz, Teresa (July 25, 2004). "Hustling to the Beat". The Washington Post. The Washington Post Company. Retrieved August 16, 2009. 

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