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Miami Jackson Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1485 students

 

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Posted April 27, 2013

Frank C. Martin. its ok. the teachers there are very serious about work. they try to make you understand
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 8, 2012

Miami Jackson is NOTHING compared to what it was just 4 years back. all of the bad kids were kicked out, and Jackson is now an A+ school. there has been 4 fights there in the last 3 years. thats unheard of!! If you are looking into Jackson, and your Kid is serious about his academics, than Jackson is the choice for you...


Posted September 23, 2009

Hopefully with the new campus the school can create a new atmosphere and the teachers will teach, students will respond, and actually learn instead of being idlers and drop outs. This was once the best school in Miami and has a lot of successful and famous grads. It can be great again.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2009

The new administration that is in charge of the school ths year really knows what they are doing. Discipline is given to every, single student. Although the curriculum could be less focused on the FCAT and geared more towards college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2009

This is not a safe school. The teachers behave at the same level as the students. There is very little help from the school to the parents or the students, the teachers are not very helpful either and the kids get to do whatever they whant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2009

My child have attend Miami Jackson Senior High School for 3 years. For all these years I've never had a problem in Jackson. There staff is doing a great job keeping the kids safe
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

423 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
19%
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.

398 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
20%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

400 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
82%
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.

281 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
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 "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".
  • 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.

340 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
20%
Biology I

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

408 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
43%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

442 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
63%
U.S. History

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

289 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%
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
Hispanic 65%
Black 34%
White 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 14%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 2%N/A2%
Graduation rate 91%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 61%58%61%
Master's degree 36%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%2%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 6%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
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. CARLOS RIOS, JR
Fax number
  • (305) 634-7477

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
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
  • Baseball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Dance
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1751 Northwest 36th Street
Miami, FL 33142
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