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
United States
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 2,798 (2014-15)[1]
Average class size 34
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Gold, White, and Navy
              
Mascot Ram
Newspaper The Rampage
Yearbook Arieon
Website

Miami Coral Park Senior High School is a secondary school located in the Westchester census-designated place of Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States.[2][3] It is a part of Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

History

The school was opened in 1963. It was the first school with air conditioning in South Florida.[citation needed]

Demographics

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

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.

From the late 1980s until 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 name, "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

See also

References

  1. ^ "MIAMI CORAL PARK SENIOR HIGH". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  2. ^ "2010 Block Census Map Westchester, Florida" (Archive). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on April 30, 2014.
  3. ^ Home page. Miami Coral Park High School. Retrieved on January 3, 2015. "8865 SW 16th St | Miami, FL 33165"
  4. ^ Miami Coral Park Senior High School Profile | Miami, Florida (FL)
  5. ^ Wiltz, Teresa (July 25, 2004). "Hustling to the Beat". The Washington Post. The Washington Post Company. Retrieved August 16, 2009.

External links

  • Miami Coral Park High School
  • Miami Coral Park High School (archive)

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