I went to southridge and graduated from there, I grantee if your child feels like this school is not good enough for them is because they are the problem. Parents are always quick to make excusses for their irresponsble children. The teachers at southridge are just like the teacher ay any other school , and if not better. I graduated 3 years ago and I still have contact with some of my teacher. These teacher have made a big difference in my life and thanks to them I am the person I am today. Southridge offers great academical programs as well as sports. Its a great school all around. It is also a school with great consulors, that will help each student who allows to be help achieve their goals. Do not blame the school, teachers, ans administravite team because your child is lazy and rude.
I went to southridge and graduated from there. The teachers were great the whole faculty was over all good. I went on to FIU and later GA Tech, I learned the fundamentals at southridge to continue my education and aspire to be the best possible. If your children get into trouble at school its usually because they are trying to fit in or they have a character flaw which was taught to them at home. I have kids now and they are just toddlers but I seriously hope that they have the same experiences with great teachers as I did at Miami southridge.
This is a great "real life" school. If you want your child to learn academically, as well as how to get along in the real world, this is the school. Southridge is so diverse (econimically and racially) yet the students mix and mingle so well. Students attending this school are forced to interact with many different types of people, thus preparing them for what it will be like when they get out in the real world. The teachers at Southridge are very dedicated and involved. This school offers the traditional high school experience (sports, clubs and academics) with an incredible amount of school pride and spirit. Southridge is opening a new Scholar's Magnet this coming year (2011-12). It is a partnership with FIU. Students can earn up to 2 full years of college credit before they graduate high school. My 9th grade student will be participating in the program - I am very excited.
Southridge may have AP program and Dual Enrollment program, however, the students have no say in whether or not they wanted to be there in the first place. Not even students and parents yelling at the administration will allow them to get out. The staff assumes that every child is a bad seed and treats the good ones like criminals while the bad ones run off. Teacher quality is lack-luster. Classes that are deemed honors get held back by students who don't belong in honors and have not mastered the skills to be placed in such a class. There is too much emphasis on FCAT for children who have always received level 5s (so far as to even get them tutoring during core classes such as science, causing the child to fail that class) And the school focuses on FCAT so much, it makes it a frustrating environment for students who want academically rigorous course loads and wish to go to good universities. This school is not for gifted children or for anyone wanting a challenge. For that, seek SAS.
This school needs serious staff improvements that need to be addressed by the school board. The students are not discipline correctly.
Southridge is an amaizing school ! All rumors are to be denied. You cant judge that school, based on what you heard. However, you can judge the school, based on what you see and really experienced. Students a few days ago were allowed to enter the school , and see what is feel likes to be a spartan. Infact, the kids there were very generous, and the school is very lively. There new cirruculum is phenomenal, as well as the way they contact with the students, amaizing. Don't stop your child from going to that school. Let them be a spartan! Aaah-oogh! By the way, I got accepted to the reef. However, im only going there because my parents want me to. If it was my will, I would choose Southridge. Now thats Big (:
Southridge isnt as bad as people say it is its very sporty and the kids dont get into fights as often at least not my child
This is my son's first year at Southridge.. although academically he is doing better.. personally I find it unchallenging for him.. they have not given much homeworks and no books to bring home..
I went to Southridge for three years. I didn't get the opportunity to graduate from that school. But I can tell you that during those three years I learned so much even though I was an ESL student. All the teachers helped me a great deal, they always gave me courange to keep going. After I moved to Chicago, people did ask me about the school I went to. I told them that I didn't like the billingual program on my new school, so they asked why. I said that at Southridge all my classes were in English, and because of that I was encouraged to tried harder and to my best. Yes there were fights and other problems, but I never let any of this get on my way. I'm so grateful of all the people (students and teachers) who help me.
Southridge is not really a bad school. The students just choose not to go to class. They have one of the best track teams in florida
It's funny how people talk bad about this school. And mostly because of where the school is located and the population inside the school. I graduated from Miami southridge in 2007, and i find it funny because i also went to Miami Killian senior High school. and to tell you the truth. I think i saw more fights in Killian than southridge. i was amazed because i thought that southridge would of been a horrible school. Like people talk bad about it. I believed it and ofcourse i tried telling my parents that when i moved to southridge to change me back to killian, Well all 3 years i was there. I LOVED IT. it is an awsome school. and i think i graduated because of the awsome teachers they have there.
Continuation... The teachers there are awesome and if you do not want to learn, there are other students that do. Each and every school has their problems. You can not place your child in any school and expect the school to be perfect because not even we (human beings) are perfect. No not everything is peach king but everything is not as bad as you may think. So just realize one thing. Majority of the problems do not derive from the school but from your child. If you were to take 15 minutes out of your busy lives to put it into the success of your child's education, I guarantee you that you will see a 360 degress change in your child's success at Miami Southridge. Get involved!!! Period. P.S. Once a Spartan, Always a Spartan!
Every one has there tail to this school. I go to Miami Southridge and i find no harm to it. Yes there have been problems but what school doesn't have prolems you just dont hear about them. You hardly see fights, unlike what other people say, if there is one it comes out once in a blue moon. Yes there is a problem academicly but that really is not are falt see the county stress FCAT so much we hardly study what is the cource. Just like other school you find all kinds of teachers, some who know how to teach and others who just want to get paid. Are principal Mr.Reid is one of the best we have had within the 30 some years this school has been open and he could be that man who changes this school around. All around its a good school.(2005-2009)
Southridge is not a good or safe school. My son was taught little during the 3 years he went here. He learned more at home than he did at school. he was afraid for his safety. He told me about daily fights, weapons at school and numerous arrests of students, there was no effective security except when the police were there. He considers his time there a waste of time, as he learned so little. When I signed him out of school, no one cared to ask why or talk to him about it. His test scores were always high(FCAT etc.). He scored very well on his GED; finished his Eagle Scout and is now serving proudly in the military.
I have a 9th grader and a 10th grader attending this school! My kids have had no problems in this school and want to stay in it!
I worked at this school for a short time, and I definitely would not have wanted to go to this school, nor would I want my children to go to this school. There is alot of bad influence at this school. Certain students, parents and teachers are an exception, but sadly many of the students, parents and teachers do not care. There are many distractions, fist fights on a regular basis, and many students that should be in job core or somewhere else. It's good for sports, but otherwise I would not recommend this school.
This school is a great school! Regardless what other people may say about the school, I still think it's great school! There are a numerous of extracurricular activities for the students to choose- from academic to sport. Plus Southridge has the AP program, in which the faculties that teaches those AP classes are over-qualify, and some are even NATIONAL Board Certify Teacher (NBCT). Southridge is a wonderful school to be in.
I am a parent of a student who attends Miami Southride and in my perspective,this school is very bad.The principal does not care about his students,all he cares about is getting paid and not the love for his students achievement.Security is very poor on the students,my son walks to Burger King everyday during lunch and not one Security has caught my child with his buddies.They should very slow down on what they sell because over the years,childrem that i have known since they were little have all been getting FAT.and FCAT scores are also poor,believe it or not,FCAT is needed and shows what a dumb school this is to have been rated a 'D' school.-concerned mother
For the most part the teachers my child as had are great. There are those though that are so caght up in their own world that dont even relize a child should not be in their class and leave them in there watch them fail and then take them out. There are also those that are so caught up in the sport in which they are coaching they spend most of thier time trying to get kids to play that sport then care more about the sport than what he/she is doing in class. You have to many cheifs at this school and not enough indians. One administration person has no idea what is happening with other parts of the administration. I also feel the administration hides. They are freaked out when a parent who is trully intrested in what going on that they dont know what to do.
Miami southridge senior high school is the school children should go to. Many people who went to this school, became very successful in life. There is a lot of discpline but it makes the school one of the best. the extracurricular activities in southridge is wonderful too. It gives you a lot of oppurtinities to help you with what you want to be when you grow up. Southridge wears uniform but it ok when you get use to it.
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