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Miami Edison Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 886 students

 

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Posted September 16, 2013

I only like the bible club that was it. I didn't like 9-12 grade yea ove there since the school students were becoming a big ego showing off.


Posted March 4, 2008

This school is out of control. It is virtually impossible to keep my child on the right path whilst learning in this environment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2007

I think that miami edison is a school in dire need of proper management.The students have no respect for teachers or members of staff. I have to admit that some of the teachers are dedicated and even care about their students well being.I think better security measures should be taken in order to to maitain the safety of the school.Apple
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2007

I transferred to edison from coral reef my ninth grade year. Even though I fought almost everyday i loved the school the teachers were great and it felt like home. I graduated in 06 and I now attend college. its been a long and hard struggle but i made it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2006

I am a proud Red Raider of 2001, but I do have to admit Edison is not what it use to be. Babies having babies and students have no drive on wanting to be educated and their parents are just as young and uninterested. I'm not sure about the staff now but I had great teachers then, who cared, and a strong haitian mother who would kick my behind if I didn't do good. I am now proud to say I am a Paramedic/Fire Rescue debating if I should continue on as an Obstetrician. So stop blaming the school or the fact it's haitian based... Its what the students, parents, and staff makes it. And for the students. Stop trying to grow up so fast and enjoy your innocence
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 21, 2006

I am a recent graduate from Miami Edison, 06. My experience here at Edison was great with many trails to over come. We were taken back when so many people from outside and the school board were giving up on us. I made it. Despite all those who believe that we had no hope. I graduated top 10 of my class and I now attend the University of Florida where I am studying Psychology. I dint get a chance to take the classes I needed due to the state paying more attention to the FCAT and the ones who could not pass it. Give it in another language for gods sake. that might solve the problem. I'm struggling now because the state dished out the end of the stick for some of us. But I'm going to continue to work hard and come out on top.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 1, 2006

This just isnt a safe school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2006

At first when i received this e-mail i agreed on not responding but after reading the negative comments about my former highschool it made me upset.I am a proud product of Miami Edison Senior high school we may not have the best fcat scores but as far as teachers i was granted the priveledge to be apart of their non crowded classes, i was captain of the V.cheerleaders, member of clubs FBLA, Deca, School Choir, Spanish honor Society, and more but to sum it up,i am now an honor student at F.A.U. and it is because of my great preparation and confidence in faculty and staff who drilled in my head that education indeed reflects your lifestyle and i chose to take it serious so i can get all the finer things that my haitian community was unable to recieve because of language and financial barriers. Nadege Jean-Marie
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 13, 2005

Hi,I'm an ex-student of Miami Edison High,And i'm not joking when I say that is not a school for any child to attend. There were one or tow great teachers in that school that I'll never forget like my history teacher Mr.Givens, And my English teacher Mr.Jones. But I knew if I wanted to Graduate High school it was going to be possible to do it at Edison. So I made a choice to transfre my self out of that school.There were not many after school programs. The class rooms were totally over crowdit.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 21, 2005

Edison is not at all a great school. I am currently a student here. The school never has enough supplies for students to get proper learning. Also the administration has no kind of leadership qualities and they all run around like they are lost. But Edison does have a great band and an okay football team. Also our chess club is really great. Many parents are not involved.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 15, 2005

This is a poor school whit no money and a poor teaching staff. Dont send your kids here.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2005

Miami Edison is a poor, inner-city high school with a large number of English language learners. In past year the 'basics' - that is the FCAT basics - have been pushed and students have lost electives, magnet programs and many extracurriculars. The school is host to an extremely talented group of students in spite of all these obstacles as evidenced by a recent National Geographic project in which students photographed the daily life of Little Haiti. Teaching quality is highly variable. If you are a parent at this school, fight to get your child into classes with the better teachers. Unfortunately, some child are passed along through teachers who do not teach them for years.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 2, 2005

I had the worst high school experience at Miami Edison. Only a handful of techers actually cared for the students. I am now in college learning what I was suppose to know in high school. Miami Edison needs some help.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 30, 2004

Well I think this school is a terrible school and I do not recommand this school to anyone.they would lie to your face for example they said the class room capacity is twenty six but its actually forty my daughter tells me that she has 40 kids in her class and she feels like she isn't learnig anything because of the number of kids thats disrupting the teacher so if you ask me edison is an 'F' school because of the unorganize hardly care about the kids administrative staff. The counselors seems like they don't have time for the students because apparently they have a 'waiting list' shouldn't the students be able to see the counselor when needed? So Edison is a waste of time! They need smaller size classes! If you ask me. They also have a medical program where they took my daughter out of. They don't care at all about the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2004

The academic situation at Miami Edison Senioir High School is saddening. The first half of the school year was chaotic. Great teachers were transferred, students were left without adequate supplies imperative to learning properly, and there was ineffective leadership among the administrative staff. It was near the Christmas vacation before the school was on an orderly path. Without adequate resources, and effective teachers, the students had to take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test in Febuary, and March. How could school board officials expect major results from the students, if they are failing to provide the materials needed for academic success? I pray that the school board takes the necessary steps in ensuring that this school strives, and reaches its potential.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2004

There are many flaws in miami edison senior high but,over all its a great school because the children feel pertected and like they can make a diffrence
—Submitted by a student


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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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

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.

180 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
13%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

192 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
76%
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.

238 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
88%

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

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
16%
Biology I

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

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%
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 85%
Hispanic 15%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 25%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 5%N/A2%
Graduation rate 70%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 55%58%61%
Master's degree 37%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%2%1%
Other degree 6%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 14%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Special education / special needs

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  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • MS. TRYNEGWA K DIGGS
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (305) 759-4561

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

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
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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6161 Northwest 5th Court
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