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Miami Norland Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1609 students

 

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Posted June 9, 2013

I went to this school and it was horrible. It's is highly unorganized and rude. The school is nasty and the student are disrespectful. I highly recommend you don't go to this school. Some teacher are good but most act like the students and don't care about school. This school mostly cares about its extra curriculum activities likes sport. The sport teams are good but they only care for the "great" players. Every sport out there has favoritism and wouldn't care if a player doesn't get in the game. This school will only bring your child down. Also lunch sucks!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2013

I went to this school and it is horrible. You are better off home schooling your kids.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2010

Despite all the challenges you have students that are talented and optimistic about each day that passes by. They are creative and competitive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

The enhance curriculum which prepares students for college and the world of work is geat for student achievement.


Posted October 11, 2010

Because based on the struggle that we currently are enduring, the students and staff members are so highly motivated to make a change. We are currently considered a failing school based on the school grade but our students are rearing the change this. Our teachers have been going the extra mile to ensure that the students are not only provided with the needed resources to achieve but also provide students with nurturing and guidance. In short, we are giving students an outlook that will increase their productivity in the future. We are now ensuring that students are enrolled in AP and dual enrollment courses, increased summer internships and hands-on extended curriculum activities. I love the eagerness and drive of my school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

I love Norland Senior High School because the staff and employees are dedicated to helping the students to achieve their maximum potential!


Posted October 11, 2010

Great faculty, excellent library media services.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 11, 2010

I live in the community and therefore I have a vested interest in the education of the students, they are my neighbors. I see them at the library, at stores, at the parks; I need to know that they are educated and contributing members in the community and to society at large. I need to see them show school spirit by saying "hi" with a smile, showing Norland like behavior, which is exemplary, and wearing school colors on their jackets and uniforms. I love my community, especially the school where I work, I wear my colors daily, I am a die hard Viking with a lot of pride! Go Vikings!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 25, 2010

Miami Norland Senior High School appears to be a great school to attend. My peers have great pride in their school. They conduct themselves appropriately. They have great amounts of respect for their teachers and all staff members and fellow classmates. I am proud to be a Viking and walk through the halls of Miami Norland Senior High School with great pride.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2009

There is a lot of things about norland..Good and bad but norland is steppin up..The school board took away a principal that the whole school thought were makin a change Dr.Sophian..He was the only principal that was around that communicated with the students he helped in everyway educational wise and fun wise college wise and life wise...2Day im a junior idk where this principal we have now is we dont even knw wat he is doin for the school the students are unfamiliar with him and there is no change in the school...I want my principal Dr. Sophian back!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2009

I would like to say I attend Miami Norland Sr. High and it is not all that bad. I am pride to say that I graduate from Norland because Norland prepare me for the real world. Norland do have plenty of teachers who actuality teaches, who actually take time out to help the students. Even though we went through three principals, they each help Norland out in their own way. I can honestly say that Norland have changed for the better. We are now on a new adventure, we set sail to a difference place and if you is not ready to see us make it, then I feel sorry for you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2008

I went to this school for just a week and oh my god some of the students there are bad and are not ready to learn in some of my classes the teaching is poor if you ask for help somettimes they will sometimes help but some of them dont help and say you need extra tutoring after school, its not a friendly place at all where you can make decent friends with, i dont regret leaving the school for such a short time being there


Posted November 12, 2008

This is sad state affairs for this school to be face with the threat of being closed. My son is a freshman at Norland Sr. High and my son and I attend the freshmen orientation. And of all things that were mention the only thing that I have notices that wasn t up to par is security not enforcing the dress code and safety of the school. I feel what can help Norland succeed in improving the school is first hire security that is not only there to get a check, and really care about the welfare of the kids. It s a shame that you have some students terrorized by kids that only focus is to start trouble. We also need more school police available. I think instead of threating to close the school down. What happen to the alternative schools that basically are for troubled students. Remove them out of public
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

I love Miami Norland Senior High. I've been here since 9th grade and now I'm a senior. The teachers are great they take their time and help u when you really need it. Sometimes it may seem like they're comming down hard on you but they're just trying to push to do your best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2008

These young men and women need motivation. There are some excellent teachers at norland but they also fall short in some department. As for security... poor, poor, poor. It takes no extra effort for a child to skip school. I won't even bother to talk about what happened to my child. It still hurts. My child is still at norland only because I know if the attitude is not right it does not make any difference where they go. I'm trying to help with the attitude. It's time for norland and the school board to do something with this failing school. Back to the drawing board.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2008

Many parents may say Norland is a bad school...But it's really not...Not because we are an ''f'' school doesnt mean anything..The teacher are wonderful its just the kids that need to step up and study and try to focus on what they are being taught...Im a student Im going to the 11th grade and I hope I will learn more this year and I can prove Norland isnt a bad school
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2008

I love this school...everybody may say its a bad school. But i'm actually a student that attends the school everyday. This school is a joy. The administration is so kind, and always on top of their duties.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2008

My daughter is currently attending MNSH and I must admit the education is up to par. I've seen a tremendous difference in her grades. I reccomend Norland to all parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

I attended Miami Norland and graduated in 2004. I have since completed my bachelors and am currently working on my masters. I have no doubt that Miami Norland laid the foundation for me to continue to be successful in my scholastic career. The faculty and staff are all very caring and despite the school grade, the quality of education is grade A.


Posted December 30, 2007

norland isnt as bad as everyone claims it to be.When you actually go there and experience it for yourself its a typical highschool. If your child does what he or she has to do,thats all that matters. Education is all i look for in a school. IF norland was to come out of the zone, loose their rediculas uniform policy and get its prioreitys in order I garenty the'll recieve lots of students. Also their acknoledgements would be more higher and parents will veiw the school with more respect.


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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.

368 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
22%
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.

437 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
22%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

435 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
91%
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.

358 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
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 "D".
  • 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.

421 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
14%
Biology I

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

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
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 95%
Hispanic 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%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 90%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 58%58%61%
Master's degree 34%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%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 21%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. REGINALD E LEE
Fax number
  • (305) 651-6175

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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Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

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Music
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Performing arts
  • Drama
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1050 Northwest 195th Street
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