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Gulf Coast High School


Overview

Student Enrollment
2,051
Best High School in Florida
#35
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District COLLIER
Type Public
 Phone (239)377-1400
 Location 7878 SHARK WAY
NAPLES, FL 34119
Charter School No

Gulf Coast High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for Florida high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and average AP course participation. It is ranked 35th in the best public high schools in Florida.

Demographics

Race

The Gulf Coast High School student body is primarily White with a sizeable Hispanic population and has medium racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White69.2%1,419
Black4%83
Hispanic21.6%444
Asian Pacific1.8%37
Native American Indian0.9%18
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%2
Two or more races2.3%48

Family Income

vs. other Florida high schools
Upper 12.8%

21.2% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Florida high school median of 46.3%. By this measure, GULF COAST HIGH SCHOOL students are largely upper income and rank 60th in Florida for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman522
Sophomore542
Junior544
Senior443
Total2,051

Academics

Completions

Graduation Rate
95%

9 out of 10

Rank: 56th in Florida

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students95%
Florida Median86%
Percentile93%
White96%
Black80% or more*
Hispanic85% to 89%*
Asian Pacific50% or more*
Native Americansuppressed*
Two or more races80% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged90% to 94%*
Limited English Proficiency50% or more*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 37th in Florida

Students at Gulf Coast High School scored an average 72% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Florida Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 48% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 8.8% of Florida high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls71%78%
Boys73%68%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian50% or more*50% or more*
Asian & Pacific Islander80% or more*80% or more*
Black50% to 59%*60% to 69%*
Hispanic65% to 69%*60% to 64%*
Multiracial--
White74%77%
With Disabilites45% to 49%*35% to 39%*
Limited English21% to 39%*20% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1040

The average SAT score for Gulf Coast High School students in 2014 was 1040.

College Admission Test Participation

7 out of 10

Rank: 131st in Florida

666 out of 987 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (67%). College admission testing participation is somewhat above the Florida median rate of 57% and in the top 29% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

7 out of 10

Rank: 78th in Florida

Gulf Coast High School offers 18 AP courses. 27 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 64% percentile and slightly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Florida schools of 22%. Gulf Coast High School had 232 taking AP exams with a 81 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 79% percentile and well above the state median of 22 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 35% 22%
Students enrolled in an AP class 27% 22%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 4%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 16%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 19%
AP Courses Offered 18

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate6%20%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate6%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students1.3%25
Boys1.8%18
Girls0.7%7
Florida Median0.4%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Florida Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students9.4%184
Boys13.2%131
Girls5.5%53
Florida Median5.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2%39
Boys2.7%27
Girls1.2%12

Location

Gulf Coast High School
7878 SHARK WAY
NAPLES, FL
34119
(239)377-1400

10 out of 10 1

District

COLLIER
NAPLES, FL