About This School
Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs. See Coral Reef Senior High School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Coral Reef Senior High School had 23 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Coral Reef Senior High School Reviews
This school is very uptight and had such a rigorous and stressful program. I have 3 younger siblings not including myself and we all attended and graduated from this school, all from different academies. I do not regret it for a second. My family is lower income, and if it hadn't been for all of our AP credits and higher education, I would not have been able to afford college. We all received scholarships for our hard work, and I am so thankful for it. Also, I sit in college now, and it is easy. Coral Reef fully prepares you for University. Students from this school attend Harvard and so many other ivy league schools.
It surprises me that my attendance note for my child missing school two days to mourn and bury my father was not accepted without proof of death. Rules are only created after the fact, so this must mean that another IB student lied about the death of a family member sometime in the past. Those are not the classmates I want for my child. The resulting rule should have been to expel that child. If this school has access to the internet obituaries are published in the online newspapers.
I am a senior currently attending in the VPA program, this very day I recieved a detention for having my ID badge in my back pocket. A ceartain vp whom I had a disagreement earlier that day decided it was just to do so to demonstrate his power and dominance over the student population, and to "keep me in check" because the badge was not visible. Needless to say the "top dogs" abuse their power at any given chance. I am one of those students with a 3.2 GPA and my record is spotless, never once has there been a uniform violation (even though the policy of having a uniform was enforced in order to rid of ID badges. Jokes on us student body). I am one of those students that have pride in being a senior, and one of those students that will not be walked over because of a grudge a grown man decides is endangering my and others security even though the badge was on my person as clear as it is bold on the agenda and far from a uniform violation. The counselors and lead teachers are supportive and will listen to anything you may have to say unlike the tyrants who are in charge of the place. There is no problem with enforcing rules and procedures. Which leads me to point out the procedures that state that a student must be given 2 warnings and if offenses continue a detention will be placed, I recieved one warning and detention all in the same form. To my interpertation a warning is supposed to warn, then again I've been wrong before.
I just graduated from the International Baccalaureate Program in Coral Reef with both the IB diploma and the regular high school diploma. The absolute worst 4 years of my life. The school is too uptight. It's like a prison. They make their own silly and unnecessary rules and uphold them with an iron fist (yes, an allusion to communism).
The administrators act like dictators and the students think they're better than everyone else just because they go to a safe, money grubbing magnet school. The teachers are the only life savers because they too have to deal with the nonsense from the Stalinist offspring in the main office.
I just graduated from this school in the past year and have to say that I really liked it. The difficult classes prepared for the college ones I am taking now so I can even say that at times, college is easier! If I ever had the chance, I would not have ever chosen to go somewhere else. The teachers were great as well as all the lead teachers and counselors. Administration was way too up tight about a lot and I could list things I didn't like about the Principal but have come to realize, that no matter how strict she was, she gets stuff done, and thats the type of person you need leading.
This school is not called the Mega Magnet School for nothing. Aside form having 6 different magnet programs plus a chance to shine your future with the I.B. program, this school outshines EVERY other high school in Florida to this day. My son went to this school, and was very weak in academics. However with the excellent I.B. program he has now been accepted to the Harvard Medical program.
This school is amazing my duaghter is in 6th grade, she is a strate A student we are hoping she will make it !!!!!!!!
Coral Reef Senior High has a been a positive educational experience for my daughter for the past 3 years. I found out that many faculty members have great credentials and most of them are excellent teachers. My daughter has had a great experience in the Business Academy with a great Lead Teacher and great faculty members guiding her toward the future. Keep up the Good Work and continue to Encourage Students of all race and nationalities to exceed. Sincerely, Mrs. Jacqueline Moody
they treat us like ADULTS!
My son attended Coral Reef two years ago and now my daughter will be a senior next year. Coral Reef isa wonderful school where students are encouraged to perform to the best of their abilities and to strive to the top. Every time I visit, I have observed that students are always engaged in academic issues, whether is a study group by the court yard, or eating lunch outside - you can tell that they are focused on their academic. Coral Reef counselors and teachers have challenge my son and daughter to aim high, because with hard work and determination they can achieve it. I never stop bragging about Coral Reef, I am blessed because both of my children were able to attend this high school. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK#