Construction Update

On September 5, 2018, the Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) approved an additional $15 million to be added to the $11.2 million allocated for Coral Gables High School in the state General Obligation Bond (GOB), which combined, gives CGHS around $26 million for facilities improvements to be completed over the next 3-4 years.

The Phases of Construction are as follows:

Phase 1: Has already begun. It consists of several improvements aimed at stabilizing critical building systems and enhancing the physical environment. Many items are already substantially completed including select roofing, some exterior painting and interior enhancements in areas of high traffic.

Rendering of New Building

Phase 2: In the summer of 2019, a new two-story classroom building will be constructed that will replace buildings 6 and 7. It is a tilt-up building that will take approximately nine months to complete. In the summer of 2020, the demolition of buildings 6 and 7 will conclude. Phase 2 also includes a new chiller plant and electrical vault that will replace the current systems and be sized with capacity to accommodate not only the new building but also the remaining buildings on campus. Completion of Phase 2 anticipated in 2020.

Phase 3: Phase 3 entails full design and renovation of the remaining buildings as seen above.

Existing Campus

New Campus

Phase 4: This is where Friends of Gables High comes in. We are advocating for a new band building. Please refer to Who We Are for more information. We also see the need for major renovations to the gymnasium, enhanced landscaping, and new fencing along LeJeune Road.