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Miami Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 2859 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

Mi hijo est en esta escuela hace 3 a os y pensamos q no pudo tener mejor sitio para sus estudios. Sus profesores son de muy alto nivel y todo el personal esta atento siempre a la seguridad y educaci n de los estudiantes. Realmente es una gran escuela. Estamos muy orgullosos y satisfechos de q nuestro hijo est estudiando en miami senior high!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

I myself am a grad from Miami Senior High back in 1995. Know my son attends Miami High he loves it. He tells me everyday that he has never had such an awesome Math teacher like the one he has this year. I feel the teachers are dedicated and love what they are doing.Lets go STINGS..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2012

I attended MHS from 1968 to 1971, when I graduated. It was a great school then and still is - kudos to all who are helping with the restoration of this great school - as a member of the Drama Club, acting on the great stage here at MHS was amazing!


Posted December 5, 2010

This an excellent school. It has the best teachers ever. MHS has helped many generations of students , in my opinion is one of the best schools in Miami Dade County.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2010

Because I graduated from there I think they should get help to graduate the children that need help.


Posted September 16, 2009

My son attended MSH. A great school with an even better school staff. Most of the kids, if not all, are very poor but they have the hunger to learn and excel and for that reason I think that school needs the price and the money more than the school where I know live.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2008

It is a good school and has many interesting programs for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2006

It maybe graded as a 'C' school by the state, however the kids do try hard and are very involved in school activities. The building does need some work but with limited resources I know it is difficult. I think the School Board should invest more money in this particular school based on it's historic value to our community. If you are ever in the area, ask for a tour and check out all the details on the building, especially the wood work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2006

I believe that this school falls short of the expectations I had for my child's high school. After a recent open house visit, I was surprised at the poor conditions of the school. Being a 1979 Graduate of the school and remembering of it's appearance back then, there has been no effort to keep up with the conditions. This is propably one of the reasons that there is poor performance with both teachers and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2005

Wonderful school but it could use some improvement. It was one of the first and will always be the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2005

Really nice school, one of the first high schools in miami dade. Has an excellent basketball team with a good gymnasium and an very good football team. High quality academic programs. Also has a magnet in law and many educational classes such as health science.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2005

Good teachers, great school. It has a lot of history. Excellent extracurricular activities with all of the clubs and organizations they ahve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2004

Ok school, but needs more activities for students after school to prepare them for college. School needs better security for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2003

Great school despite the fact that it has been classified by Gov. Bush and the state of Florida as a 'D' school. Obviously, they do not take into account the fact that it has the largest population of Limited English Proficient students in the District. You are invited to visit Miami's first high school and Historical Site serving the learning community since 1903.


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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.

727 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
36%
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.

651 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

686 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

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.

672 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
88%

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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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.

553 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
31%
Biology I

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

638 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
45%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

721 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
33%
U.S. History

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

579 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%
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 94%
Black 4%
White 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 23%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 4%N/A2%
Graduation rate 69%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 54%58%61%
Master's degree 38%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 5%2%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 15%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

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  • Choir / Chorus
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Video / Film production

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. BENNY VALDES
Fax number
  • (305) 649-9475

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
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Video / Film production
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2450 Southwest 1st Street
Miami, FL 33135
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