25 Parent Reviews for Christopher Columbus High School
I have three sons and they all attended CCHS, two have graduated and the third is in his senior year. My sons are all proud of their school and claim they will send their boys there if they still live in the Miami area. From a parent's perspective, I've seen my boys grow up into caring, bright
... Read more and responsible young men. They each handle their committments to academics differently and the school has placed them in a program that's both challenging but allows them to succeed. I am glad we made the decision to enroll them in this school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/07/13
A 30 year old experience is certainly invalid and irrelevant today. I have not heard of any "meathead" coaches teaching any academic courses.
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Posted by a other on 06/06/12
I had the misfortune of attending CCHS all 4 years. 30 years later I still think that was the worst time of my life. There were more than a couple of amazing teachers & I remain grateful for their influence but more often than not classes were taught by by meathead coaches with little interest in the
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Posted by a other on 05/08/12
This school promotes itself as having different academic levels. I'm very disappointed. The school places kids in honor classes due to placement tests. They don't look at the child's educational history. They place kids in honor and advanced classed then refuse to place the child at the proper academic
... Read more level. They don't care if your child has struggled with a subject prior to entering this school. They rather allow your kid to be overwhelmed and fail over properly placing them at the right level. They promise they will work with your kid during open houses. Once your kid is in, they have no problem with setting up your child for failure. They see no correlation between a kids academic history and those placement tests they have. Unless your child is a brilliant kid don't come to this school. Theynhave zero experience dealing with add kids. They don't even seem to care. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/08/11
Great School, great faculty and the attitude overall is great!! They prepare the students very well to enter college.
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Posted by a parent on 03/10/11
My son attended Columbus for 4 years and had a terrific experience. The teachers and Principal knew him as a person not a number. He's been the recipient of an education that was well rounded and good enough to get him a college scholarship. He took AP courses and was a Captain of his football team and
... Read more one did not supercede the other. My son is not naturally gifted; he has to put in an effort in everything he does, but he found the encouragement to excel. The coaches worked with him because he worked with them and appreciated what was needed. After high school he has continued to garner support from his teachers and coaches and I couldn't be happier with the decision we made to send him there. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/07/11
My grandsons attend this school and are reciving a fine well rounded education.
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Posted by a other on 10/20/10
From the Administration, to the teachers, to the academics, and last but not least its students this school is top notch. My two sons and several cousins have graduated from CCHS and all obtained academic scholarships to universities and have excelled in their courses of study. From a family who has
... Read more experienced significant health issues, the Administration/Teachers never had to be asked, they just did and were always present in every way for my family. A school is more than just academics and sports, it must have a heart and instill that giving and empathy in its students. CCHS is that and much more. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/30/10
CCHS is geared to build the future leaders of our community. My son has acquired in his first two years the confidence, managerial skills, and work habits that will help him become a successful professional. The academic program is tailored to the student so that no one is in over their heads. That
... Read more been said, I must warn parents that if left unsupervised, the sports programs will swallow your son in. Coaches don't much care about the individual, they're geared for overall success and if your son happens to get injured during the course of getting there, so be it. These same coaches will leave no time for academics (even though they constantly deny this). If the athlete happens to be in honor roll or AP classes this situation is only compounded 10 fold. But if you keep this aspect in check, your son will excell in life. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/14/10
CCHS does very little in terms of providing for the basic needs of its students. The classes do very little to stimulate our academic and intellectual growth. I am now a senior and through my years I've gruelingly observed that an overwhelmingly amount of the teachers are sub-par, if that. I would love
... Read more to attend a school where there is a real sense of tradition and where a true brotherhood among the students can be felt. The only reason why I am still here is because my parents can't afford a 'superior education' even though other private schools in the Miami-Dade area offer excellent scholarships. Read less
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Miami schools — Christopher Columbus High School is located at 3000 Sw 87th Ave, Miami FL 33165. 3000 Sw 87th Ave is in the 33165 ZIP code in Miami, FL The school district for Christopher Columbus High School is the Archdiocese Of Miami. Christopher Columbus High School is a Catholic school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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