Students enrolled 2473
School leader MR. JOHN J DONOHUE
Transportation options Yes
District Dade County School District

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2231 Prairie Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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(305) 532-4515
(305) 531-9209
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4 stars
Based on 49 ratings

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June 13, 2013
Great school that has limitless potential for those who are willing to work hard and strive to be the best regardless if they're in any special program. There is something for everyone here at Beach High.

- submitted by a student
April 22, 2013
THE BEST SCHOOL EVER !! Compare this school to others and this school is like paradise compared to other schools trust me! I've been to to other schools because I am in the girls basketball team and we go around dade county to compete and all those other schools SUCK. Their dirty and nasty compared to our school. Trust me this school is the best the kids here are really friendly ! <33

- submitted by a student
August 05, 2011
Hard to believe the criticisms of the last few parents (some who can't use proper grammar) who claim that cheating is rampant (only) at Beach High. Cheating is a problem throughout schools all over the country. Beach High has zero tolerance for cheating and The Scholars Academy and IB Program, nor the school claims to be able to "get your kid into good universities or Ivy Leagues"....it's the hard work of the student in partnership with passionate teachers, a challenging curriculum and strong administrators which Miami Beach High has in abundance, that provides this outcome. Is it perfect? No, but no school, public or private is. Beach High is every bit as good if not better than costly, "elite" Miami private schools and it has a diverse student body, great athletic programs, great music programs and one of the best PTSA's in the country! I currently have a Senior in the Scholars Program and my older child graduated with highest honors from MBSH (also from Scholars ) and has been on Dean's List at their university for 3 years. Parents who are complaining the loudest should take a look at themselves and stop putting all the blame on Beach High for their child's problems.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2011
I think Beach High offers those students that are willing to work hard, a strong and challenging academic foundation. Unfortunately just like any othe school, there are those looking for short cuts and some might resort to cheating to achieve good grades. At the end of the day it is only themselves that they are cheating.

- submitted by a teacher
April 26, 2011
Unfortunately, with all the pressure of getting good grades and all the competition in getting into good colleges, cheating seems to be on the rise at all schools (public and private). However, my Scholars Academy child would never, ever consider cheating and gets top grades in all classes. No one has ever claimed that by being a part of Scholars that one will get into the best colleges. Students have to do that on their own by their own merits. However, Scholars kids are well prepared and well received at good colleges. My child is receiving a quality education in a quality program at a really good school...

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2011
The "Cheating Academy" is definitely an academy of excellence. Every day, after school, once I bring my child home, I always see her studying for work. My daughter is in the Scholars Academy and takes multiple AP classes, and studies so hard she barely has time for her sports and hobbies anymore. I highly disagree to the name "Cheaters Academy," because she doesn't deserve a name like that when she does the best she can to achieve better grades and make it into college. If the Scholars Academy cheats, then how do you expect other kids to do any better?

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2011
For a school that claims excellence and claims it is one of the best is far from the truth. This school is honestly putting up a false facade of itself claiming that it can get your kids into the top schools cause of its IB program and its Scholars Program but in reality the kids get in cause of their expertise in cheating! Cheating has become a hobby for many kids and thats no surprise considering everyone has an ego in Scholars that is larger than life. This school does nothing about the problem and does not discipline kids cause they're in "Scholars", seriously, they should have stuck with the name "Cheaters Academy" because that is what it has become. The school does get kids into Ivy Leagues but with nothing more than the help of their dear parents and changing all their ethnicities to Hispanic for those pity scholarships and higher chances of getting into top notch schools. Do not allow yourself to be put under this schools spell, it has nothing to show for and the administration has nothing to boast, its not like they do anything anyway.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 08, 2010
Miami Beach Senior High School is an excellent High School. Dr. Sidener, A.P. Mr. Flores, A.P. Mr. Patrice, Counselors, Teachers, Coaches and the entire staff know what they are doing and they all take pride in guiding each student to their dreams and goals. The school is very safe. If you want to volunteer, contact the PTSA. Please visit the school site at: <miamibeachhigh.schoolwires.com> for more information, or visit the school in person. My son has been attending Beach High for three years and my daughter is a Freshman this year. They are safe, learning and happy to attend Beach High! I just want to take a moment to thank the entire Beach High Family.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2010
MBSH is an awesome school. My oldest daughter received many scholarships to college thanks in large part to her teachers who can teach! Clearly she was ready for college! My youngest child struggles with a learning disability and she too has teachers who can teach and I feel confident she will be ready for college also. There are so many opportunities available to the students and an incredible diversity of people from all parts of the world--all very accepting of each other. As I've always said, you get out of it what you put in to it so, participate in your child's education and your child will succeed and you will be a proud parent!

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2010
Gang problems and principal and teachers have a lack of professionalism.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 27, 2010
Excellent facilities and a great, hands-on staff. I am a student at the school and, though I am disappointed with the level of security and the apparent discriminatory enforcement that the school has adopted for its policies, I am more than satisfied with my experience here, and feel that my educational opportunities have nearly equaled those of private school students.

- submitted by a student
September 24, 2009
The staff care about the students the bulding is well disigned. The school had good programs. The staff in general help parent envolment on children future.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 22, 2009
Because mi son deserved the best school of Miami Beach, and because the board are working hard to do the great job they are doing

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Beach high has a very good staff.... And the new campus is the best....

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
Beautiful new school working toward an A. Great PTSA.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
We have the best Academy of Hospitality & Tourism in the nation. Our students win the most scholarships and get the best jobs.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 21, 2009
What makes our school great is it works. With the diversity of children and staff it has remained a safe place of achievement. Who could ask for more!

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
March 14, 2009
Mr. Patrice was very helpful when I needed assistance with my child's attendance. The staff really cares about the students.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2009
I am a current student at MBSH and I honestly cannot see myself attendning another school. I am extremely proud to represent my school and everything it stands for. I am an active member in the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism here at Beach and I feel a part of a family. The Principal is the best. She really takes pride in all her 'children' and in being a Hi-Tide. She has picked us up and still remains pushing us further to excel in everything now and in the future. Beach High is a one-of-a-kind school and I am proud to be graduating in the Class of 2010.

- submitted by a student
January 14, 2009
My name is Vanessa Cuba and I love this school. Its pefect like a private school.

- submitted by a student
July 18, 2008
As a current student at Miami Beach Senior, I think this school diserves at lease a 8. Beach High has great school spirt, teachers, students, everything. I love my school. I know your children would too. Dr. Sidner is doing everything she possibly can to boost Beach High up. I got my Hi-Tide Pride!!!!!

- submitted by a student
May 28, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2007
It' s excellent! This school should diserve more than a 5! It should be a 9 or 8. It has great teachers and the students are educated.My child is happy in her new school. She saids the bathrooms are cleaner than her other school, theirs no gang and no violence. what so ever! If your in miami transfer your child to this school. It great!

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 11, 2007
As a current student at Miami Beach Senior High School, I am very pleased with how Dr. Friedman has handeled the school. Most people that speak about Beach High in a negative aspect really do not know the inside scoop from a childs point of view. Being the only public school on the Beach Region, Miami Beach Senior High offers a different outlook on various cultures then anyother schools. There is no race,sex,or origin segragation. I feel that MBSH after its construction will be one of if not the best school in dade-county. -current senior

- submitted by a student
October 23, 2006
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- submitted by a student
August 30, 2006
Dr. Friedman has been nothing more than an inaudible cry for salvation for Miami Beach Senior High; a school more stale in recent years than ever. In this school lies all the condoments in the fridge, but no real food to eat. Dr. Friedman has done little in her career for this school and it is almost sad that we live in a country that keeps broken utilities in education for as long as it has been already. In progressive societies, when things do not work, they are chucked and a newer better things will take their place. In school, the sad reality is that the children will always starve in this semi-dictative environment. There are rays of hope however, the Scholar's Academy as a whole is a great idea. However, teachers of proper caliber Need to be matched up accordingly. Please do something people!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2006
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- submitted by a student
June 10, 2006
This schoolhas great teachers but it's on the decline. Mbsh has a rich history but its going through it s tough times.

- submitted by a student
May 12, 2006
Beach High is just ok. Some of the Scholars Academy and Gifted Teachers are very good, but many of the teachers are glorified babysitters. Budget restraints have eliminated some programs like marching band. Bottom line, some of the specialized departments are good, i.e. gifted, vocational, but for the average student, mediocre at best.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2006
the school is very nice and clean.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2006
Miami Beach Senior High as it is today is a school in progress. As far as I am concerned, sports (which was something the school could have had going for it) are in shambles due to the construction of the school. Attendance is below state average, and academic work is nothing past average looking. There are some redeeming factors to the school though; including the Scholar's Academy, the link to a very wealthy community, and an extremely dynamic melting pot of culture. It will only be fair to rate this school once again later in the future when the new schedule and new school is set in full motion.

- submitted by a student
April 28, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
March 26, 2006
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- submitted by a administrator
March 02, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
March 02, 2006
I'm a former student of Miami Beach Senior High, now attending Miramar High School. When I attended the school my freshman and sophmore year I loved it. The teachers are amazing and do push for their students to do better. This school gave me a feel of welcome and there is always something to do. My best memories of high school so far is mainly from Beach High. When people say negative things about Beach High, and usually are parents, about a child's grades maybe it's cause' their child isn't performing in school. Parents usually don't know what their kids are doing in school because most parents are not even involved. Dicipline and safety has always been a priority of the school for their students and it has shown. You have to experience the school for yourself to really say something about it. Construction issue: want the education, you'll get it.

- submitted by a former student
February 25, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2006
Overall, the school can be managed better, since it is underconstruction there are amny obstacles in having a learning eveironment. The students in the scholars acadamy, get a great education while others may not. The extracurriculars are in vast amount from many clubs and sports like football and baseball.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2006
Miami beach high,is not a good school for your child to attend,thier main objective is to create as many obstacles and to withhold any vital counseling information and advice from you and your chid. We continue to pay for tutors that we can not afford but have no choice.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2005
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- submitted by a student
June 24, 2005
I find it difficult to talk to the personal there since I do not understand or speak spanish. Please return to english speaking system. Also I feel the principal needs to care more for the students then just to make the school look good.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2005
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- submitted by a student
April 13, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
December 26, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2004
I'm a student at this school and it is so much fun. all the teachers care and are willing to help students in whatever they may need. teachers have a great attitude and interact a lot with students. the principal is horrible, Dr. Freidman, but that never stops teachers and students from having a bunch of school spirit. In essence, to what it all boils down to, BEACH HIGH has this sort of feel and spirit you can feel when you first walk through the enterance.

- submitted by a student
April 30, 2004
My experience with this school has been horrible. Some of the teachers really want to see the children excel. But there are apples in the bunch that do not need to be there. I have learned to skip all the middle and head directly to the top with this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 03, 2004
I admit the school isn't in great shape and I'm constantly hearing about its great potental but what I don't understand is why no one is taking that step to change it for the better. Beach High is located in a very nice area, it should be getting the care it needs, we can definately could afford it. It has great potential.

- submitted by a student
September 09, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
As a parent of two children that have attended MBSHS and an active PTA member, I have seen the school from many sides. Dr. Friedman has brought the much needed academics, organization, and tools that are necessary to keep our students on the cutting edge of todays technology. Our Scholar Academy is excellent as is our Travel and Tourism Program. Our Junior ROTC program provides leadership and great opportunity for many of our young students. As in most endeavors, the school can be what you want if your student is focused and the parent gets involved. My children have both received an excellent education here at Beach High.

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
August 19, 2003
As a parent, I can say that the school needs a lot of improvement. The counselors do not paid attention towards the students needs. The teachers don't have the impulse that they need to teach and affect the students in a positive way. The administration is very dificult to reach and work with. I hope that for 2003-2004 term we (students and parents) can see the diference.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2003
This school used to be a horror story and now it holds many treasures that are often over looked. and Miami Beach Senior High is a great school that just lacks funding and parental support. If you want to send your child here make sure you get involved in their education and support the school!

- submitted by a parent
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Miami Beach Senior High School
2231 Prairie Avenue, Miami Beach, FL  33139
(305) 532-4515
Last modified Miami Beach Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Miami Beach Senior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 56 reviews. Top