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Miami Central Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1962 students

 

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Posted February 19, 2010

Miami Central has greatly changed throughout the years and we finally are making a comeback not to mention now we have great teachers that go up and beyond the call of duty, truly care for the students and how they are doing... there are more teachers now that care if one student it struggling than to focus on the FCAT Our new Principal has not only changed the school but has also motivated the students to do better and the teachers to try harder. The school is safe as opposed to what a lot of people think and the classes are also well worth the trouble. We have greatly changed, just because there are a few bad students doesn't mean that the school as a whole should have to keep the OLD Reputation that they are still giving us because this is a new year and we are a new school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2009

I personally think this school is just misunderstood. You cannot blame the students and their parents because some of the students don't have parents that even care. And some just want their children to get an education no matter the condition of the school. Miami Central is an all right school.With more academies that should be added then it should be the best.Misunderstood children who don't need or want attention, they are just being themselves.Maybe instead of complaining do something to help the school.If you think nothing needs to be done then don't do anything!!


Posted December 5, 2006

This school was very fun my 9th grade year..Now its so strict and it seems like all that 'strictness' is not even helping.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2005

This school has some teachers that do their job and do well. The problem is with the students that refuse to learn anything. There are various sports, art, music classes. Some of them are required. There is no parent involvement at all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 8, 2004

I consider Miami Central High School to be a pretty good school. My sister graduated from there and did quite well in college. She felt prepared for the experience she went through her freshman year. In addition, this high school is relatively near my home and offers a magnet program that my son is interested in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2003

miami central although it remain a 'D' i must say that central is a good school yet it could be better if people and parent of the community were more involved... The violence rate has decreased since 2000.. in about 5 year or so central will honestly represent what is written on the front of the school ' school of excellence'..


Posted November 14, 2003

I feel that Miami Central could be better. This school is what I would call a 'minimum security' prison, because if you are caught in a hall sweep, also called lock out you are automatically placed in indoor suspension no matter the situation.


Posted August 19, 2003

Miami Central is not a very safe school to attend. I feel that Miami Central should not be considered by any parent to try to send their kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2003

excallent 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.

505 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
15%
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.

436 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
19%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

451 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

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.

458 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
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 "C".
  • 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.

428 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
20%
Biology I

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

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 80%
Hispanic 20%
White 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 12%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 4%N/A2%
Graduation rate 63%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%58%61%
Master's degree 30%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%2%1%
Other degree 5%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 18%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. GREGORY M BETHUNE
Fax number
  • (305) 836-2872

Resources

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
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
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1781 Northwest 95th Street
Miami, FL 33147
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