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Miami Springs Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1880 students

 

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Posted March 25, 2014

this school has a wide range of activities that will help you in your life. this school is an a school and it deserves to be an a school.


Posted August 2, 2013

Probably had the greatest high school experience here. I wouldn't choose to change it one bit!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2010

Mr. Wilson is the best math teacher that has ever walked Miami Springs Senior High school. Wilson, would have to be my favorite teacher. He pushed me to work harder in his classes & that succeeded. I'm very gald to of had Mr. Wilson as my Algebra 1 math teacher.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 27, 2010

I believe Miami Springs Senior is one of the best schools around. I personally attended it and i believe that the teachers really thrive to teach their students as best as they can. Miami springs always had a variety of food selections and it was always good. Breakfast was always free, making sure students had a nutricious and healthy breakfast. Administraters are never easy on the kids but for the best reasons around.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 26, 2008

Everyone's individual experiences will definately vary, however, I believe it is in your own power to manipulate your education and 'create' the right decisions. Some magnificent teachers are available to help you in this school. Mr. Dearing is a fantastic AP English teacher who treats his students as individuals yet inspires a sense of devotion unlike anything I've ever experienced. I can honestly say that every single time I walked out of his class, I'd learned something new...
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2008

I graduated from MSSH a couple of years ago. Koski was, as I had failed to realize at the time, one of the best teachers I've had. His style is probably more appropriate for college, but that is what makes him indispensable to Miami Springs. He pushes students in the right direction, both academically and mentally, and his criticisms are always constructive and spot-on. If I could do high school over again, I'd be happy to have him as my teacher. For any student in his class today, I suggest that you do not take for granted, as most teenagers do, the wisdom and wit that Koski offers abundantly to his students.


Posted July 31, 2008

There's no denying that this school has it's very significant problems. I however think that school is what you make of it. You may be able to have a child in the time that it takes you to get into the gifted program but any serious student should be in it. Personally, it took 9 months of pushing hard the whole time but it was worth it (no pun intended). There are only two gifted math teachers in the school and they'll both drive you crazy if you're not careful. ...but I wouldn't trade them for the world. Libby Manning and Sam Koski should honestly be teaching at a high level university but for some reason, they chose to call MSSH home. Ms. Manning starts them off then hands them over to Koski. Out of a packed classroom, only one of his students didn't pass the AP Calculus II exam.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2008

This school rocks. It learn a lot by taking honors and college courses. And the most of the school staff are friendly, which makes it a great learning environment. Its my second home. A place i feel comfortable in. And enjoy going to everyday.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2008

it's a great school with dedicated teachers and staff it's a shame that half of the students don't appreciate the quality of education given to them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2007

I have to admit it has some good teachers. But students do not care therefore, teachers care less.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 29, 2007

I am a former student and I dont think this is a school you want to go to if you want to excel, the teachers dont try their hardest, they give out refferals for everything and the kids are just crazy. It is really packed, and the cafeteria food is apalling. I dont like this school, it is very cheap and the building looks kind of dirty
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 12, 2006

This school offers its students a whole range of activities (TV Production, JROTC, Band)
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 24, 2006

This school excels in mathematics and science opportunities for the above average motivated kid. With professors such as Starkey (physics) and Koski (math) students get a level of education hard to find in public schools.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 8, 2006

Absolutely Average. Not good, not bad.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 11, 2006

The school needs to reduce the number of students so that students can walk easilhy in the halls. Administration should have updated information readily available and not in computer. Administration should not send wrong information home and then penalized children for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2005

This school is disappointing. I have 2 teens here. Recordkeeping at the school is pathetic. Contacting teachers &/or counselors is nearly impossible and, if follow-up is necessary, don't hold your breath!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2005

This school is an excellent teacher and parent participation school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

Miami Springs is an excellent school. My daughter thrived there. They have an excellent girls' sports program and many other student based activities. There is a strong parent presense found in most school events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2005

Advanced placement programs are excellent. Teachers are committed and challenge students. Would be better if class size were smaller.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 11, 2004

My first impression of this school was 'Lord have mercy'. My child has sadly attended this school for three years. She is a straight 'A' student and I've let her stay due to the fact that she is doing well and is about to graduate. However, in my opinion i think this school is a mess. The administrators simply need security to watch over themselves. Students simply have to put up with enough rude teachers that really don't care about their attitudes towards their students. The majority of the teachers just really don't care about the relationship with their students and their parents, just their paychecks at the end of the week.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 2013.

449 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
36%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 54% in 2013.

481 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

484 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

472 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
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 "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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.

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
43%
Biology I

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

431 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%
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 State average
Hispanic 81% 29%
Black 12% 23%
White 6% 42%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races N/A 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 77%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 62%58%61%
Master's degree 31%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 4%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 7%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

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Anna L Rodriguez
Fax number
  • (305) 884-2632

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French

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
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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751 Dove Ave
Miami Springs, FL 33166
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