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Booker T. Washington Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 894 students

 

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Posted July 30, 2008

High school is a challenge in itself. Booker T. washington makes it an easy transition from middle school to high school to college. Im a graduate (Suma Cumlade 2008) of BTW and plan to major in Pharmacy at Florida A & M University. Like everything high school gives you what you put into it. Its given me great opportunities. I have been able to intern at the Vascular Biology Institute at jackson hospital along with the University of Miami. Also, I was blessed to have the chance to intern a a Pharmacy my senior year. BTW has made me a well-rounded student, from football games to anchoring on t.v. to having the best interning opportunities. BTW is small enough for a student to be paid attention to yet large enough to have a state champion football team. It has been a GREAT experience :)... Jasmine J. class of 2008..
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 18, 2007

I love this school to death, I learn, I have fun and I get along with my teacher. I know BTW may not seem like the best school in the world, but students at Booker T. have alot of school spirit. My school brings out the potential in may of it's student. I am proud to call myself A MIGHTY TORNADO!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 10, 2006

The [school] needs a total makeover. Students are not as thrilled about tackling problems that the school face. Motivation is the key. More parent imput is needed. The more parents get involved with the school, the more 'say' parents will have. The extracurricular activites are the only thigs giving life to the school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 30, 2005

I am a parent of two and have to say that my children enjoyed their time there and had no complaints whatsoever. They both received an excellent educational and life skills foundation and I am very proud and grateful for the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2004

I am a recent student in B.T.W. and it's just like any other school, you have your achievers, and you have your skippers. I believe that the reason B.T.W. shows more negativity is because of its location; In the heart of overtown and next to little havana with Kids from tough neighborhoods with crushed spirits. The one's with fighther spirits study hard and are able to get out of there. B.T.W. is a great school with a great principle, and wonderful counselors and wonderful teachers who make you want to study and make something out of yourself. I don't appreciate people putting my school down because of their own uncivilized kids. B.T.W. is there to teach us and get us where we want to be; but it's up to the parents to teach kids the basics like not offending others, etc, not to the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2003

Am not a parent but i was a student at Booker T.Washington senior high school.I think that this school has many opportunities - you just have to know how to achieve them. I was not a good student - I was one of the bad students, skipping,not going to class and etc. The point here is that this is a good school with great opportunities so grab them. I am now in the Miami Job Corps program where I am getting another chance in getting my G.E.D and a trade in business, but this school is the best high school.


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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.

220 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
16%
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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
24%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

213 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
84%
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.

223 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
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 "D".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "F".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "F".

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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
26%
Biology I

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

199 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
46%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

227 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
59%
U.S. History

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%
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
Black 55%
Hispanic 44%
White 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 13%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 3%N/A2%
Graduation rate 67%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 64%58%61%
Master's degree 28%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 6%2%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 19%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. WILLIAM ARISTIDE
Fax number
  • (305) 324-4676

Resources

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
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Volleyball
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1200 Northwest 6th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
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