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Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1684 students

 

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Posted September 11, 2013

Pretty nice and good learning methods. They could use this money for repainting & finishing up the iPrep floor.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2010

GO TROJANS ! i'm a former teacher in hialeah-miami lakes highschool, and i absolutely love the students, teachers, and staff of this faculity. Everyone under estimates this highschool, when now were rated as hialeah's highest FCAT score school. Best school ever.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 17, 2009

It needs an administration overhaul. You should think about putting your child in American, Goleman, or other area schools before sending your child to HML.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2008

this is the best school ever
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2008

My daughter graduated from this school in 2002, and my son is currently a student ( he will be graduating in 2009) and both of a children have recieved an amazing education as well as given the oppurtunity to participate in a variety of prestigious student organizations. I am honestly proud of this school as if it was my own alma mater.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2006

The school is definitely one of the better ones in the northwestern area of Miami Dade County. While test scores rate it a 'C' for the 2005-2006 school year, the school has the most AP classes in the area (numbering a total of 22), and is rich in school spirit and tradition. Nearly every student is heavily involved in an extracarricular activity such as the nationally recognized band or the state recognized football team. The Student Government is highly prestigious as well as service clubs such as the Key Club and Interact Rotary Clubs. The school truly has an undeserved bad reputation.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2006

its a good school. not the best but it's good. I love art and work constantly with my art teacher-I really loves it.i guess u cant find a perfect high school, just work w/ what you got. it's not always that bad.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2006

I went to this school. It had an excellent AP programs as well as sports and other extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 16, 2006

The school as a whole isnt that bad but it definetly could be better. The level of education provided is very weak and poor.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2005

This school has good aspects and bad aspects. The bad things are the discipline and violence among student, along with poor test scores and extended school hours as a result. The good things are good teachers and clean classrooms.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

457 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
29%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

425 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

422 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
85%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

369 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "D".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

327 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
16%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

443 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
55%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

428 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
45%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

345 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 73%
Black 22%
White 4%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 14%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 2%N/A2%
Graduation rate 71%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%58%61%
Master's degree 39%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%2%1%
Other degree 5%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 14%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. JOSE BUENO
Fax number
  • (305) 362-4188

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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7977 West 12th Avenue
Hialeah, FL 33014
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