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Cape Coral High School is located in Cape Coral, Florida. It is one of six high schools in the city of Cape Coral and is also a part of the Lee County School District system.As of the 2013-2014 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1658 students and 78 classroom teachers (on a FTE basis) for a student-teacher ratio of 21.26.Awards and recognitionDuring the 1988–89 school year, Cape Coral High School was recognized with the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive from the department.In 1996, Cape Coral High School's newspaper The Shell won the NSPA's high school newspaper competition in Orlando, Florida. It went on to rank 8th nationally. In 1997, The Shell repeated its win for the state of Florida. The paper, now known as The Seahawk's Eye, won a first place award from the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) during the 2008–2009 school year. It has also won first place from the National Scholastic Press Association during both the 2009 and 2010 school years.In spring 2006, the school was one of 17 in Florida selected as part of Sports Illustrated's "model SI Schools steroid and drug prevention initiative" for high school athletes.In April 2007 the school was awarded accreditation by the International Baccalaureate Organization to offer the IB Diploma Programme, making it the second IB school in Lee County and putting the school on track to graduate its first IB class in 2009.