Cape Coral High School

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Cape Coral High School
2300 Santa Barbara Boulevard


United States
Coordinates26°36′30″N 81°58′31″W / 26.6084074°N 81.9753669°W / 26.6084074; -81.9753669Coordinates: 26°36′30″N 81°58′31″W / 26.6084074°N 81.9753669°W / 26.6084074; -81.9753669
TypePublic high school
School districtLee County School District
PrincipalChris Engelhart
Faculty81 (on FTE basis)
Enrollment1,630[1] (2016-17)
Student to teacher ratio20.42
Color(s)Blue and orange         
Mascot"Breezy" the Seahawk
NewspaperThe Seahawk's Eye

Cape Coral High School is located in Cape Coral, Florida. It is one of six high schools in the city of Cape Coral and is also a part of the Lee County School District system.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,696 students and 81 classroom teachers (on a FTE basis.)

Awards and recognition[edit]

During the 1988–89 school year, Cape Coral High School was recognized with the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education,[2] the highest award an American school can receive from the department.[3][4]

In 1996, Cape Coral High School's newspaper The Shell won the NSPA's high school newspaper competition in Orlando, Florida. It went on to rank 8th nationally. In 1997, The Shell repeated its win for the state of Florida. The paper, now known as The Seahawk's Eye, won a first place award from Autism Speaks during the 2008–2009 school year. It has also won first place from the National Asperger Association during both the 2009 and 2010 school years.[5]

In spring 2006, the school was one of 17 in Florida selected as part of Sports Illustrated's "model SI Schools steroid and drug prevention initiative" for high school athletes.[6]

In April 2007 the school was awarded accreditation by the International Baccalaureate Organization to offer the IB Diploma Programme, making it the second IB school in Lee County and putting the school on track to graduate its first special needs class in 2009.[7][needs update]


The Cape Coral High School boys soccer team won the Class 4A State Soccer Championship 2010-2011.[8]


Cape Coral High School offers a variety of athletic programs for students during the fall, winter and spring. Sports offered include:

Teaching staff[edit]

Measurement[9] Cape Coral State Ave.
Students per teacher 28 16
Classes taught by out-of-field teachers 8% 6%
Average number of years teaching 3 13
Teachers with advanced degrees 2% 35%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)[edit]

The Florida Department of Education "graded" Cape Coral High School with a "C" in 2005-2006. For the previous school year, the school received a "B".[10]

The state uses "school grades" to measure the overall performance of schools in Florida on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. The grades (A-F) are based on three criteria: overall performance on FCAT, percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. In 2007-2008 school year, Cape Coral High School scored an "F".[10]

Student body[edit]

Ethnicity[9] Cape Coral
White, not Hispanic 53%
Hispanic 33%
Black, not Hispanic 8%
Multiracial 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 8%
Cape Coral State Ave.
Eligible for free/reduced price lunch 2% [9] 47%

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "CAPE CORAL HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  2. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 through 1999-2002 (PDF) Archived March 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine, accessed May 11, 2006
  3. ^ CIBA cited as one of the best by Education Department Archived August 19, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, Journal Inquirer, November 16, 2006. "The Blue Ribbon award is given only to schools that reach the top 10 percent of their state's testing scores over several years or show significant gains in student achievement. It is considered the highest honor a school can achieve."
  4. ^ Viers Mill School Wins Blue Ribbon; School Scored High on Statewide Test; The Washington Post. September 29, 2005 "For their accomplishments, all three schools this month earned the status of Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor the U.S. Education Department can bestow upon a school."
  5. ^ "Awards 2008-2009". Cape Coral High School. Retrieved 2009-10-01.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ [1]"Cape Coral part of SI program for steroid/drug prevention", article "by Daily News staff" in The Daily News of Naples, Fla., May 25, 2006, accessed March 1, 2007
  7. ^ Cape Coral High School, International Baccalaureate Organization. Accessed August 25, 2008.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-02-24. Retrieved 2011-02-20.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ a b c [2] Great Schools Website, which cites "Source: FL Dept.of Education 2005-2006", accessed February 28, 2007
  10. ^ a b [3] Great Schools Web site, test scores page for Cape Coral High School; Web page cites source as Florida Department of Education ("Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2005-2006"), accessed March 1, 2007

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