I attended this school and I think it is the best school I have ever been to. The teachers are the best. I feel that for the first time I actually learned. I attended 4 years ago, and I know that things have changed, maybe not for the best. I just hope the teachers are still as good as they where with me. I'm thankful there are schools that still care for the students.
The school needs to do so much more for its AP students. I recently moved to the Doral area (from North Carolina) and my daughter now attends the school and is in the AP classes. Yet back in her North Carolina high school they had special practices for the AP classes, an AP lounge, and the school respected the AP students at a level far beyond the regular students. The outcome was that they had 75-100% passing rates on the AP exams across the board. Out of 600 students, about 20 failed one or more of their AP tests. the statistics were amazing and the school made lots of money. I mean if the Miami Springs high school knows that they have money (literally) walking in and out their doors, they should treat them with lots of respect. One bad example is that my daughter was struggling with all her books and everything and running to make it to her AP class, yet the dimwit security guard and one of the not-so-smart assistant principals just shoved her in the cafeteria during the hall sweep. Thats simply not fair, since she missed an important test, that she was not allowed to make up. I plan to take her out of this drug-ridden school and move her to Miami Palmetto, which I hear is a much better public school for anyone looking for any sort of opportunity.
Principal Rodriguez is making strides, but the years of negelect, sheer number of students, general state of disrepair of the buildings, and numerous other factors make his job almost impossible. The overcrowding is severe. For example, in my son's Algebra II class, the portable is so crowded that an entire row of chairs does not face the board, but a wall. How can a student learn if he/she cannot even see how the problems are worked out? Drug activity, including heroin sales, abound. Football and baseball coaches use language that would make a movie rated 'R', and don't understand that this is a problem. My son is involved in sports, and service clubs. He is an A-B student. Both my husband and I have been invloved in the school, the community, and the baseball team. We are trying, but we all feel that there is no cooperation from most of the teachers, the administration, or the school board. Our son will be attending private school for his Junior and Senior years, at his request.
Mr. Rodriguez is the best principal there has been in a long time. I haven't even heard about the PTA meetings, that's why I don't go and I've asked my daughter, and she hasn't heard about it over the announcements at all. Extracurriculars abound; the swim team and math team are very valuable, but the football team and basketball team need definite improvement. I see a lot of drug activity after school. There are very few terrific teachers.
Miami Springs Senior High School has a lot to offer students, but the education of interested students is being diluted by the lack of discipline and the sheer numbers of students. There is a lot of potential being wasted at this school. Parent involvement is very limited. There are only about 20 people (at most) at the PTA meetings every month. There needs to be a complete revamping of security. Teachers and administrators need to get the guts to stand up to the 'disinterested' and tell them to put out or get out.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
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.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Miami Springs Senior High School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Miami Springs Senior High School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.