Coral Glades High School

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Coordinates: 26°15′50″N 80°17′42″W / 26.264°N 80.295°W / 26.264; -80.295

Coral Glades High School
2700 Sportsplex Drive
Coral Springs, FL
Type Public
Established 2004
School district Broward County Public Schools
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,396
Color(s) Teal, black, and white
Mascot Jaguar

Coral Glades High School is a public high school located in Coral Springs, Florida. built in 2004, and is part of the Broward School District.

The school's principal is Steven G. Carruth, the mascot is the jaguar,[1] and the school colors are teal, black, and white. Students at Coral Glades are in grades 9 through 12.

Coral Glades has an FCAT school grade of "A" for the 2010-2011 academic year.[2]


The school offers a large array of academic courses. The core academics include math, social studies, science, and English.

The school uses a program called Pinnacle Internet Viewer, by Excelsior Software, which allows students to check their grades from any computer connected to the internet. Other information, such as absences and missing assignments, can also be viewed.

Advanced Placement classes are offered each year.

Extra Curricular Activities[edit]

There are many extra clubs and activities at the school,[3] including (but not limited to) Drama Club, a wide variety of sports, a marching band, jazz band, concert band, drumline, indoor percussion, color guard, chamber orchestra, full orchestra, Debate Team, chorus, arts, culinary operations, step team, cheerleading, foreign language clubs, TV Production club, flag football, multicultural society, Mu Alpha Theta, DECA, Key Club, National Honor Society (NHS) and JROTC.

Music Program[edit]

The Coral Glades High School Music Association is a program consisting of band, orchestra, and color guard, run by director Craig Haukebo. All groups receive numerous accolades each year.

WJAG Television[edit]

Coral Glades High also is home to a television station dubbed "WJAG".[4] Currently in charge is Dan Alonso, formerly with NBC and CBS for appx. 10 years, who began teaching at Glades in 2005. Examples of the equipment used are, but not limited to: Sony's Digital Video Cameras, Apple's G5 Mac computers, and a well equipped single layer studio. Its crew creates, on a weekly basis, a "recap" of the week: The WJAG Recap, which airs all day on Friday's, and a daily morning show: The WAKE UP.

The Prowl[edit]

The school newspaper, 'The Prowl',[5] is published once a month and won various accolades from The Sun-Sentinel and Florida Scholastic Press Association.

Choral Program[edit]

Coral Glades has a choral program with a variety of groups such as ensemble, show choir, quartet, men's ensemble, mixed and woman's chorus. The teacher is Mr. John Luffred. The choral program received Straight Superiors for the 2007-2008, 2011-2012, and 2012-2013 school years. The chorus also performs every year at Disney Epcot's Candlelight Processional.

Student Schedule[edit]

Coral Glades originally had a "Rotator" schedule, in which there are 7 classes but a different class is skipped every day. Beginning with the 2012-13 school year the schedule is "straight 7",[6] in which each period has 50 minutes of scheduled class time and the periods progress from 1 through 7 during the school day. This schedule may be modified for exams or occasionally for other reasons. Period 5 is longer than the others to include two lunch periods. Each 5th period class meets for a continuous 50 minutes and is assigned to one of the lunch periods, Lunch A classes have lunch first, then meet for 50 minutes. Lunch B classes meet for 50 minutes first, then dismiss for lunch. The school hours are from 7:40 to 2:40. Regular students must take seven classes each day, but some students who take classes at other schools (e.g. Atlantic Vocational) may have a slightly different schedule. There are five minutes in between each bell and class, and an additional bell is rung when there are two minutes left to get to the next class.


As of September 2013, the total student enrollment was 2,353. The ethnic makeup of the school was 35% White, 28% Black, 29% Hispanic, 4% Asian or Pacific Islander, 3% Multiracial, and 1% Native American or Native Alaskan.[7]


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