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9-12
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Miami, FL
Students enrolled: 3,151

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8855 Southwest 50th Terrace
Miami, FL 33165

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(305) 274-0181
(305) 596-7370
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May 20, 2013
My child has been in this school since August 2012. Southwest Miami Senior High School is an awesome place for my child, the comunication between teachers and us is excellent. Is like a big family. We going to miss this school because we will move to another county. :(

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2012
Southwest is an amazing school and the staff there is great although the school does have stupid rules like "no hoodies when it is cold" or "wear school pant during spirit week activities" or " no crocs" they do have a very disciplined program and are know to have an amazing attendance schedule due to the consequences if we are late like detention or Saturday school! We have an amazing athletics department at my school and to play sports you HAVE to have a minimum of a 2.0 gpa and you can't be late more than 26 times or be absent more than 10 which is a great way to keep us students in check. I believe southwest is an amazing school to have your child at because with the eagles, you're in good hands !

- submitted by a student
April 03, 2012
Some teachers are not effective on their students, especially with teaching and discipline. Others are of course but staff should be checking on their teachers, perhaps recieve comments from students and not walk into the class themselves. Whenever staff does that the teacher will naturally be better than they normally are to make sure they have a good show going. The lunch is terrible, I guess some people think its a "improvement," but i doubt any of these people eat like that at home, so why give us this honesrtly disgusting and greasy food? Sometimes i find hair in my food, and others my milk is spoiled. Im not sure thats an "improvement." The dress code is ridiculous. Sometimes as a "reward" they let us wear hoodies, or when its cold they let us wear them, its stupid for them to do that, and crocs? Come on. They're comfortable. I know you probably wear them at home. And also the bathrooms, dont we have janitors for a reason? Cause it really doesn't seems like they are doing their job.

- submitted by a student
May 25, 2011
The teachers in this school care very much for the students. I am constantly e-mailing my daughter's teachers regardings anything from grades, homework to absences and they consistently contact me in return. The principal of the school has a handle on everything that is going on and if you need to meet with him, there are no holds barred. I wholeheartedly disagree with the previous review. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2011
This school is terrible, the faculty dosen't care, the students are too worried about being cool and looking their best. And, not to mention the fact that this school is flithy and dilapidated, although there are a few teachers that really care for the students, but most of them are continuing to leave.

- submitted by a student
August 24, 2010
This is a great school, it was rated a B school and this year they are an A school. My oldest daughter graduated from there and my other daughter is there now. It is an excellent school.

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January 16, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2009
My two daughters just started this High School and the office staff is so caring and helpful. They are all so awesome! The counselor is excellent and made my daughters feel so happy to be part of this school. They made the transition for my two daughters so easy and all the teachers are wonderful and are very involved with the students. The mandatory school uniforms were a little difficult at first because they were going to a High School which had no uniforms but they are now getting used to it. This is one of the best High Schools in Florida!

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November 03, 2009
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I am very happy with SMSH,they have the best teachers & awsome Head coach in the Football team. all the student's that play are great. Go Eagles

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September 07, 2009
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September 01, 2009
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July 13, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 22, 2009
What an awsome school my childdren go there and are extremely happy.This a very very very good school. Recomend it... Really good academics and teachers. Administration is amazing.

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February 12, 2009
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November 16, 2008
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September 26, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 27, 2008
It's an excellent school that really prepares our children and keep them focused on school It's a great pathway for those that plan to attend collegue!

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February 23, 2008
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November 29, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2007
My Granddaughter goes to S.W. Miami High and she loves it and is doing great. But we would like to see the girls softball team be able to use the base ball field or get a field of their own. They have to run to Tropical Park for practice, it would be nice for them if the school would get behind them and offer the girls the same opportunities the boys have to be able to have a field at their school to play their games

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August 08, 2007
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June 27, 2007
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June 22, 2007
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July 09, 2006
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- submitted by a student
May 17, 2006
Great school. Magnet program is awsome with a lot of benefits. Students are pretty good, but like at any school, it depends on who you hang out with. I recommend it!

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January 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2005
Like all Public schools, I beleive SWHS has great opportunities for students. It is up to them to take advantages of it. I personally find a little hard to get in touch with teachers and counselors. Every time I call the school, I ended up in a voice mail. I would like to see an improvement in this issue. My older kids graduated from there and I always had the same problem. I also would like to see the uniform implemented. I don't understand why other High schools has it and we don't. It would improve students security in the school and it also will allow them to focus more in school.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2005
The school isn't as bad as people portray it as, the level of acadmeic programs is great and the teachers are excellent. this year they have made great strides towards security and cleanliness.

- submitted by a student
August 24, 2005
This school has a horrible faculty who never listens to the students and could care less about what they are doing. The teachers that actually care in this school are a handful. The theatre program is excellent and extracuricular activities are not hard to find.

- submitted by a former student
August 18, 2005
This school is located in a great area and it has top educaters.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2005
This school is greatly dissapointing. It is filthy and incredibly small. The student to teacher ratio is greater in students than the average Florida school. According to my children, the air-conditioning is always under repair and leaking. Also, there is not one year that this school is not on the news; and never for anything good. It also seems as if the choice of principles are getting poorer and poorer as the years progress.

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July 13, 2005
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June 05, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2005
I have been dissapointed with this school. My child was receiving some low grades(F).A letter that she has never received academically. There is no tutoring for the kids who need help.How do they expect them to get good grades! offcourse, tutoring is only offered during the very important, FCAT season.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2005
The quality of academic is very recommended.In baseball,think twice before you make a decision to be in the team, the players they try there best,but remember you are as good as the coach and the coach really in my opinion does not have any willing to win.The level of parent is one of the most highest in high school.This school is a gem.As I student opinion this what I feel for SW.

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April 13, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
April 11, 2005
Good Academic Quality. Neighborhood School. Good Teachers

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April 06, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
February 02, 2005
This is a great school if you are an honorst student and someone really motivated. I went to honors and AP classes and found the teachers to be outstanding. I ended up going to Columbia University and some of my classmates also went to some Ivy League Schools. That said, I think that the best teachers are educating the best students. I think average or remedial students probably don't get all the attention they need. So if your child needs an extra push or extra attention, I'm not sure this is the place for him or her.

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January 26, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
January 19, 2005
'Best school in the world ever.' Rock on Southwest High School. Purple Pride forever!

- submitted by a student
January 11, 2004
Southwest Miami High School provides a caring and loving education for its students. The gifted program is very strong and the athletics program is constantly getting better(the first state championship in 31 years last year!)The ESE Program is especially attentive to its students. In spite of many administrative changes in the past four years, the school is still well run. The students are very well-behaved; Southwest is a great place!

- submitted by a community member
November 11, 2003
Well in this year the school has been improving a lot in the activities, in the rules of the clothes, etc. if you want to send ur child to a new school I personally recomend this school. This is a really nice school and very neat.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2003
I had one son who graduated in 2000. My son that attends now is a sophomore and I just wanted for him to start his freshman year in another school because I didn't want to see him get into a rut and just 'graduate' like his brother. However, I gave him his chance and he has proven me wrong. He is doing excellent academically and athletically with absolutely no help from us. I am so excited that he is making the best out of his four years and am satisfied with the teachers, education, etc. He is in honors classes and he is extremely popular. Thanks S.W. for a great school and great people.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2003
The baseball program at this school is very unprofessional, if you do not know the head coach personally your child will not make the team. The office staff treat kids like if they were all delinquents. And teachers do not bother to return phone calls to parents. We are considering changing by child to a private school where he can get better education.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
Their FCAT scores have shown continuous improvement and there scores compare very well against other neighboring schools. The school is old and a bit small, but the learning environment is safe and stable.

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September 08, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2003
Do your child a favor don't send them here. I went and now I'm taking mostly remedial classes at Miami-Dade Community College

- submitted by a former student
August 13, 2003
Teachers at this school lack any type of dictactorial skills which is reflecting on the students performance. I am appalled at how the school has neglected to recognize how poor their faculty and staffs involvement with the students is.

- submitted by a parent
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Southwest Miami Senior High School
8855 Southwest 50th Terrace, Miami, FL  33165
(305) 274-0181
Last modified Southwest Miami Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Southwest Miami Senior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 50 reviews. Top