- Coconut Creek High School
Coconut Creek High School Location Coconut Creek, FL 33066
Information Type Public Motto "It begins here, it begins now, it begins with me" School district Broward County Public Schools Principal Scott Fiske Grades 9-12 Enrollment 1,640 Color(s) █ █ Garnet and Gold Mascot Cougars Information (754)-322-0350 Website Coconut Creek High School
Coconut Creek High School is a public school in the city of Coconut Creek, Florida. The school is also affectionately known as Cougar Country. The Cougars pride themselves on having not just an outstanding athletic department, but an award winning Journalism team (The Harbinger), Superior Theater Arts department, and Scholastic Arts department that has drawn international attention due to aspiring artist Meynardo Garcia's deportation battle.
Year after year Coconut Creek tries to improve on everything. This academic year Coconut Creek is facing many changes from a new principle to the amount of enrollment decreasing. Being that the school failed to improve for several years now, over 300 students enrolled into a new school through the AYP program.
The 2008 academic school year commenced with the appointment of a new/returning principal, David Jones, by Broward Schools Superintendent Jim Notter. Jones hails from "A" rated Coral Glades High School which opened in 2003 with Jones at its helm. Jones led Glades to its first "A" in the 2007 - 2008 school year. At the beginning of the 2011-12 school year Jones was replace by Scott Fiske, and also two assistant principal Kenneth May and Missy Jones were replace by Steve Carruth and Gina Montagnino.
Coconut Creek High School students presently attend school from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM, Monday through Friday on a seven period schedule. The current schedule requires students to attend Seven 51 minute classes each day with a 5 minute passing period between each class.
Sport and clubs
Coconut Creek offers a wide variety of different sports and clubs to join during the school year.
Cheerleading, Football team, Basketball team, Soccer Team, Swimming Team, Volleyball Team, Flag Football Team, Cross Country Team, Golf, Track&Field, Baseball, Softball, Tennis Team, Marching Band.
Drama Club, Chorus Club, Anime Club, French Club, Thespians Club, Cappis, First Priority , Cougar Pals, Gay Straight Alliance, Student Government, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Spanish Club, German Club, JROTC, Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, Key Club, National Honor Society
As of 2011, the total student enrollment was 1,640. The ethnic makeup of the school was 12% White, 70% Black, 14% Hispanic, 2% Asian or Pacific Islander, 1% Multiracial, and 1% Native American or Native Alaskan.
- Danny Rubino MVP of the 2008 Over 40 mens softball national champions
- Bobby Cannavale - Filmography: Cupid, Third Watch, Ally McBeal, Will and Grace,the Other Guys(2010), Paul Blart. (Class of 1987)
- Joe Lo Truglio star of MTV's sketch comedy show The State (TV series), co-starred in Superbad
- John D'Aquino (from seaQuest DSV as Lt. Benjamin Kreig and Cory in the House as President Martinez) graduated from Coconut Creek High School in 1976. John has also been cast and appeared in several other television series and movies.
- Dave Thomas (founder of Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers restaurants) received his GED from Coconut Creek High School in 1993.
- Mat Latos (Major League Baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres)
- Lanny Poffo (famous WWE wrestler graduated in 1972)
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