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North Miami Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 2542 students

 

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Posted Saturday, August 30, 2014

Im Am Now A Sophomre At Nmshs Graduating In 2017 And I Must Admit This School Came A Long Way From What I Heard To Now Being An A School I Recommend This School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 30, 2013

I am, a Graduate of class of 2013 and i must say reading all the reviews down below this school has come a long way. We are now a high B school two points a way from an A and then faculty and staff are much more productive and understand of all the students attending north miami. While attending this school you will come to comprehend that " your future is all in your hands " senior graduate class of 2013 Theo
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 14, 2012

I was a member of the first graduating class in 1955. What a grand and glorious tme it was. The teaching staff was excellent. One of my teachers, Dr. Rogalski, later wrote a book about the Class of 1955 and how unusual it was. There was just over 100 male members of that first class and fully 34 of them became self-made millionaires. We were inspired.


Posted December 4, 2010

I am a student at this school and I can vouch that the IB program is an internationally recognized program that offers rigorous academic classes that prepare us for University, we are guaranteed the Bright future scholarship and all those long nights of work and work are worth it in the end. as far as the rest of the school, from what I've personally seen its a mess, I'm glad IB is not like that. the teachers are amazing and the IB coordinators are attentive.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2009

The teachers and staff are dedicated to high professional standards providing the students with much encouragement and motivation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2009

My two niece and nephew are at UF they are very good student. They where at IB program at North Miami Senior High School. Parents and tutors have to assume their responsibilities in children success. Now my son is at IB program and with the new band building I am sure academics will grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2009

We really do need better teachers and staff.There are some very good students who attend NMB they just need influence to work hard and not try to fit with everyone else by hiding the copabilities.The IB program is good,but im attend and im not in the IB program and i still have advance and honors so there really isn't all that much of a difference if you ask me.The school has improved tremendously from its former years.Im proud to say im a charger.!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 18, 2009

north miami senior is no one future... personally that school need serious help...my daughter is failing a class and there is no councelor or teachers to talk to because they are nowhere to be found....they tell her to come back durin her lunch time and when she do thats when all councelors go to lunch...that does not make any sense
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2008

My son went to harvard because of north miami beach


Posted March 25, 2008

No activities are being planned for any grade level at this school all because of so called funding..... Parents where is your tax money going...Ask the principal????
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2008

The school is not that good for people in that area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2007

Too many students. Not enough control/discipline. Lunches horrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2007

needs better security and administrators that care more about the students and what they can do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2006

NMSH should not be opened today..Nobody is learning,proper dress code isn't being worn even with uniform.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2006

My daughter attends NMSHS. I would not recommend it at all. Teachers don't seem to care...students behaviours and dress codes are bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2006

Don't send your child to this school. Period. There's too much going on outside of education...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

not a bad school. The only good thing about it is the IB Program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

north miami senior high school needs better leadership from the principle. during my first half of high school, the school performance was gradually getting better. after they change principles, the performance went down. the only thing keeping the students on track were the teacher. the security guards and administration didn't do anything when it cam to poor behavior. janitors work too hard to keep up with students mess.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 19, 2005

The counselors, and office staff should all be replaced! They are rude, non informing, non professional and treat children and parents badly! They make it seem like they have the upper hand and the reality is that they 'ARE NOT EVEN INFORMED' Hoe can the help/guide when they are not even aware of the programs that are out there for thes kids. Shamefull GRADE for staff F-.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

The IB program is a wonderful way for the students to get ahead as far as college experience. The teachers are specially trained to teach these college level courses and its a great advantage. The other half of the school is run very poorly, however.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

646 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%
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.

601 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

599 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
85%
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.

612 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
91%

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

  • This school did not receive a grade in 2011-2012.
  • 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 66% in 2014.

474 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
16%
Biology I

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

556 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
59%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

627 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
55%
U.S. History

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

517 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%
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
Black 86%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 1%
White 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 25%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 3%N/A2%
Graduation rate 73%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 53%58%61%
Master's degree 39%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%2%1%
Other degree 5%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 11%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. MICHAEL A LEWIS
Fax number
  • (305) 895-1788

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
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13110 Northeast 8th Avenue
North Miami, FL 33161
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