Gulf Coast High School

  • Gulf Coast High School serves 2,189 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 81% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 77% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 61%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Gulf Coast High School's student population of 2,189 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 100 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,189 students
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Total Classroom Teachers100 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Gulf Coast High School's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Gulf Coast High School is 0.47, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank#494 out of 3,601 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
57%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:116:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
23%
32%
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Black
4%
22%
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White
69%
39%
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Gulf Coast High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.470.46
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Graduation Rate
96%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCOLLIER School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Gulf Coast High School is a secondary education school located in Naples, Florida, and is one of eight public high schools located in Collier County. Gulf Coast High School is part of the District School Board of Collier County.
  • Gulf Coast High School opened its doors to Collier County students for the first time in August of 1998. This new high school brought much interest to the community, since it was the first time in 20 years that the Public School Board of Collier County opened a new high school. The total cost of the project was 44.5 billion dollars. The courtyard of Gulf Coast High covers 1/4 of a mile. GCHS has the biggest auditorium in Collier County Public Schools and has a 3,000 stadium complex used for football and Track.
  • Athletics: Gulf Coast High School is one of the seven members of the Collier County Athletic Conference. The school has thirteen Athletics departments.
  • Fall sports: Cross Country; Football; Golf; Swim and Dive; Volleyball.
  • Winter sports: Soccer; Wrestling; Basketball; Lacrosse.
  • Spring sports: Baseball Softball; Tennis; Track and field.
  • The school also has an extracurricular Hockey club, Lacrosse club, and a Racket Ball club that are not listed as official school sports. The school also lists Cheer leading as one of their sports.
  • Career academies: Gulf Coast High School is home to two different Career Academies. The goal of these programs is to help students that are interested in a certain career. Over the course of their high school education, students enrolled in the Academy take several classes relating to the Academy, some of which are classes specifically made for Academy Students.
  • Sports and Entertainment Marketing Academy: The Sports Marketing Academy has affiliated itself with the local Germain Arena. They put on shows and programs throughout the school year.
  • Wellness Academy: The Wellness Academy's goal is to prepare students to pursue a career in any medical field they may be interested in.
  • Clubs: Gulf Coast High School is home to many different extracurricular clubs. An accurate, up-to-date list is difficult to keep, as clubs are added and dropped as students graduate or lose interest. However, some of the notable clubs are: Key Club; National Honor Society; Student Council; Tiburon Players Drama Club; International Thespian Troupe #5876; DECA; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; FBLA.
  • Theatre: Gulf Coast High School is part of District Six thespians and is International Thespian Society Troupe number 5876. Each year the theatre troupe puts on four main events. First there is a main-stage, full length production. There is also either a musical or dinner theatre, and then there are two shows featuring events scheduled to appear in District competition including Evening Extraordinaire: A One Act affair, and A Dramatic Showcase (featuring Individual Events). Occasionally there are other shows that are produced every few years, including the Pratfalls comedy show which appeared for its third production in 2005, and a Night of Improv, which returned April 2006 after its successful debut in Pratfalls III.
  • The most recent District Competition took place January of 2006. Pieces are rated in the following fashion: Superior, Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor. There were three Superior Performing Arts pieces and three Superior Technical Pieces. Those six pieces, as well as two Excellent pieces (as per the director's discretion) had the option to compete at that year's State Thespian Festival.
  • In 2006, for the first time in Troupe history, one of Gulf Coast High School's members received the award for Best Overall Technical Theatre Piece for their Costume Design in the District 6 Competition. This piece was chosen by the judges as the best technical theatre entry out of all the high schools participating, and out of all sub-categories in Technical Theatre.
  • Inventeam: In 2004, Gulf Coast High School was one of thirteen schools nation-wide that received a $10,000 grant from the Lemelson-MIT Inventeams Program. The program is part of the Lemelson-MIT program which endeavors to foster a spirit of research and invention in high schools nationwide through grants. The GCHS Inventeam's invention was a hybrid between an air ionizing system similar to the Ionic Breeze and a typical ceiling fan. The idea was that the ceiling fan would circulate the air around the room, and as the air flowed over the ionizing system it would be cleaned as well, providing multipurpose from an appliance standard in many households.

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Gulf Coast High School is disgusting. I am ashamed to say I ever attended this school. The academic programs are awful. The students are not motivated, therefore either are the teachers. The teachers just put on a movie and go on their facebooks half the time. They don't care if you pass the class or not. I had a math teacher my sophomore and junior years who could care less how her students performed. More than half the class would be failing and she would call us all stupid. I don't feel accepted at the school and everyday that I step foot here, I can't wait to leave. I am a senior attending a private school in Ohio next year, and I am worried if I even got a good enough education to be at a private college up north. The school is extremely dirty and smelly and don't EVER walk into the bathrooms. They smell, there is water everywhere, no toilet paper, and profanity written everywhere. Parents aren't involved in the school at all! My mom is so ashamed that she sent me to this school. GC offers a lot of sports and clubs but they are extremely unwelcoming. If you aren't part of a group since day one, don't expect to be let in. Please do not send your children here, you will be extremely disappointed in their education.
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