Great school. Concerned with the fact that too many socioeconomically depressed and minority students are moving in greater numbers. Still, as long as this school is predominantly represented by students from within Pinecrest, then it will be safe and will provide a great environment for kids to study. The water polo team is also great, as well as the Math (mu alpha theta) Team.
Palmetto is well run with great teachers compared to most public schools, however it has become overcrowded! Also the students at the school can be difficult to swallow at times because of their unrelenting spoiled attitudes. All in all if this school is in your district you are very lucky, however private schools offer the small class sizes with which Palmetto (even in their AP classes) cannot compete.
The academic program is fair, they have done away with the gifted program which is a detriment to the system. The availability of acitivities is excellent yet competition his fierce since there are so many students. The level of parent involvement is lacking significantly.
Phenomenal school. Ethnically diverse and great AP program. Would highly recommend.
My son has been at this school for two years after transferring from a very good private.I have been very pleased with the school so far,My son has taken very challenging classes and the teachers have been excellent. I think this is an excellent school for motivated students.
Good academics with many opporunities for AP courses and accelerated/honors courses. Good instruction/challenging homework requirements.
A great school and has stood the test of time. 3 of the 4 children in our family attended here! Academics, admin.,teachers and parent involvement are great!
This is the best school in all of Miami-Dade county. If you are looking for the only 'acceptable' school, stop looking, because Palmetto High has it all. I recently moved my daughter from Miami Springs High into this wonderful school. Palmetto high is amazing. Parents care so much about the school and are very very involved. The principal (Mrs. Hupp) is amazing. I wish I would have found palmetto high sooner. At least my daughter will be able to finish her school career in such a great school. By the way the teachers are great, classes are highly challenging, the students very competitive, and the athletics and clubs are great and very diverse. I only worry b/c my daughter says that every day she hears more and more spanish in the halls. I can only hope MPHS doesnt become like the other schools in Dade County.
This is the best 'non-magnet' public high school in Miami. The students are taught in a manner that prepares them for admittance to college. The only flaw that I have encountered is that it seems that some teachers are too overwhelmed by their class loads and don't have any time to spend giving extra attention to those students that are having difficulties. It is very difficult to get the teachers to return your phone calls.
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