Coral Gables SHS opened its doors in 1950; its architectural design reflects a Spanish influence with its open courtyards adorned with water fountains. New buildings have been added to its 26-acre (110,000 m2) campus, most recently a three-story building.
Coral Gables SHS is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The last review took place in the spring of 2006. The instructional faculty consists of 183 teachers. Eighty-two members of the faculty have a Masters degree and six faculty members have earned a Doctorate degree. Coral Gables High School was one of only twelve high schools in the nation to win the Siemens Foundation's Award for Advanced Placement. It also ranks 221st in Newsweek's Top 1,000 U.S. Schools.
Coral Gables SHS is served by the Miami Metrorail at the Douglas Road Station.
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—Rebecca Sweeney (b. 1938)
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