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Miami Carol City Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1745 students

 

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Posted October 1, 2012

I am proud to say that I am a graduate from Miami Carol Ciy Sr. High class of 1984. Mr. White was a great principle and I enjoyed every minute of learning. Chief Pride all the way.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2012

Miami Carol City Senior High is one of the best schools that you would want to go to if you want to really experience hands on activities in your carrer choice such as law, cooking, etc.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2009

you see i am now i a Junior at miami carol city senior high in this year of 2009 i can to say that the school needs work and some of our securiy people do to bbut hey good things do come out of our school. people afre trying to make it seem like iot don't but it does.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2009

I attended 5 different high schools, and Carol City was the best. I will always bleed orange and black. Chief Pride!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2008

I loved carol city the band the teachers: Mrs. Walker, Coach Torres, Coach MCchale, Mrs. Maartinez, Mr.Adler Mr. Beck-Band and Mr. Hylor-Band I had so much fun. The teachers are truly what makes a school no matter what grade it recieves. I graduated 2004 and 80% of my class went off to college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2008

When my child attended this school he experienced some of the best programs in an inner-city school. Since he has went there he has been having A's & B's. There is only two things I experienced was trouble wit the security and how the school was poorly taken care of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2007

the school has no order over the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2007

Miami Carol City is not the best school the city, but when I attended we had some really wonderful teachers, that truly cared. I remember a teacher name Mrs. Piccioto, (Language Arts), who was a wonderful teacher as well as roll model. She helped me out a lot in school, and when I graduated, and joined the military she wrote me letter in Iraq. I will always love her. Really no matter how behind any schools get in technology, or cleanliness, the teachers are what really matters. All a student needs to succeed is one educator to say, 'I will not let you fail'. And i found that at Miami Carol City Senior High.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 21, 2007

This school is absolutely terrible. It is smelly, dirty, and has horribly behaved kids. The maintenance needs to step up their game as well as school security. There is way too much violence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2007

Carol city is one of the most dirtiest schools I've ever attended in my life the floors no matter where you are seem to be coated with dirt.The bathrooms are deplorable and seem to always smell like urine or escriment.Somthing should also been done about the security being that students and strange street dwellers alike are able to come and go as they please. The school is retched in other word however if would like to potentially cause serious trauma to your child send them to carol city, however do not expect a bright future or anything else from your child for that fact.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 4, 2006

Carol City High school is the best, I am talking from experience. I attended to this school for 2 years and I learned so much. They have a GREAT band, awesome football team and spirited students. But besides all of the fun things, I have learned a lot at this school. Most of the teachers are dedicated to their job and really want to help out the students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 14, 2006

The security needs to be overhauled. The school's atmosphere felt like that of a dungeon. The office atmosphere was very very depressing. The entire school needs to be literally torn down and rebuilt.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2006

law program is great! parent involvement is requested however it is not recieved well by the teaching staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2005

This is a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2005

To me Carol City high was never a good school. They always had something wrong with there ways of teaching. My daughter went here and I never recieved good grades from no matter how hard I tried to help her in school. I only got bad results. Before she started attending here she was a striaght a student and I was really surprised to see her grade fall so dramatically. I would never reccomend anyone who wants their child to have a future to send them to Carol City High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2004

My daughter has been a Miami Carol City for 1 year. She has experienced a okay year for 9th grade. She had teachers that took a great interest in her. My daughter is a very rounded kid and very involved in her studies. There is a lot of speculation about inner city schools. I can say that she and her teachers did a wonderful job last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2004

I believe Miami Carol City High School security needs to be improved-because students are be able to leave the premisses-which is very unsafe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2003

I think that the school should send more information slips to the parents notifing what is going on.


Posted May 8, 2003

I think that until someone stands up and does someting to change these statistics, they need to leave the school alone. Everyone wants to get down on predominantly Black school, but they don't really care.


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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.

409 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
20%
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.

398 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
24%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

389 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
83%
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.

439 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".
  • 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 64% in 2013.

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
18%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

464 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

444 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 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
Black 84%
Hispanic 15%
White 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 82%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 50%58%61%
Master's degree 45%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%2%1%
Other degree 4%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 12%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. JAMARV R DUNN
Fax number
  • (305) 620-8862

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
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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3301 Miami Gardens Drive
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