Miami Coral Park High School
|Miami Coral Park Senior High School|
|8865 SW 16th St
Miami, Florida, 33165
|Motto||Esse Quam Videri
(To be, rather than to seem to be)
|School district||Miami-Dade County Public Schools|
|Average class size||34|
|Color(s)||Gold, White, and Navy
Miami Coral Park Senior High School is a secondary school, located in the Westchester neighborhood of Miami, Florida, United States.
The school was opened in 1963. It was the first school with A/C in South Florida.
Miami Coral Park High School is 93% Hispanic, 2% Black non-Hispanic, 4% White non-Hispanic and 1% unknown, as of 2011.
Extra curricular successes
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
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.
- Steven Reinemund, class of 1966: former Chairman of the Board and CEO of PepsiCo
- Barry Smith, class of 1969: former NFL first round draft choice (1973, 21st overall by the Green Bay Packers 1973-75) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1976),
- Eric Soderholm, class of 1966: former Major League baseball infielder (Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers, New York Yankees)
- Steve Foucault, class of 1967: former Major League baseball pitcher (Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals)
- Steven Bauer (real name: Rocky Echevarria), class of 1974: actor
- Ed Calle, class of 1977: Latin Grammy nominated saxophonist, member of the Miami Saxophone Quartet, leader of the Fuego Caliente Latin Jazz Orchestra, and owner of One-Take Recording Studios
- Elsa Casales (now Elsa Murano), class of 1977: 23rd President of Texas A&M University
- Jessica Collazo (now Jessica Aguirre), class of 1981: TV news anchor
- Pedro Gomez, class of 1981: TV sports reporter
- José Canseco, class of 1982 (did not graduate): former professional baseball player (Oakland Athletics, Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox)
- Ozzie Canseco, class of 1982: Former MLB player (Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals)
- Lili Estefan, class of 1984: TV talk show host
- Rafael Anchia, class of 1986: member Texas House of Representatives District 103
- Danny Pino, class of 1992: actor, Law & Order: SVU
- Tessie Santiago, class of 1993: actress
- Pete Gonzalez, class of 1993: NFL Quarterback
- Pitbull (real name: Armando Christian Perez), class of 1996: rap musician
- Luis Montanez class of 2000: Major League baseball player; selected by the Chicago Cubs in first round (3rd overall) of 2000 amateur entry draft, plays for the Baltimore Orioles
- Patricia Marie Soto Dumont (now Patty Tyler), class of 2001: hip hop musician
- Luis Martinez, class of 2003: Current MLB player (San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers)
- Alex Castellanos, class of 2004: Current MLB player (Los Angeles Dodgers)
- Miami Coral Park Senior High School Profile | Miami, Florida (FL)
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