Students enrolled 976
School leader MR. JUAN C BOUE
Transportation options Yes
District Dade County School District

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6750 Southwest 60th Street
South Miami, FL 33143

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(305) 661-3481
(305) 665-6728
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4 stars
Based on 40 ratings

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October 04, 2014
I love my school and am having am currently applying to a magnet high school , I strongly rcomend you join a magnet like photography and stay away from tenaj she is evil .

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2014
I went to this school and words cannot discribe what a helpful, entertaining, uplifting experience it was. When I was accepted into the Theater program in 6 grade I was a student with average grades,unsatisfactory Fcat scores, and a level 3 ESOL.Thanks to the teachers, staff, and after care assistants I was able to make progress and continue to gain th extra knowledge I needed. By the time I went to high school (CRSH) I had straight As in all advanced classes and received a 4 in all 3 Fcat scores. I want to thank the whole school in general, but especially to my theatre teacher, Ms. Madelin Marchant for helping me the student I am today.

- submitted by a community member
May 16, 2014
This school is great with super teachers, but be prepared to make multiple visits to the office and/or media center to get anything done. The attendance clerk seems to be always absent or tells kids to come back later in the day for admit forms, and advising forms get lost, have to be redone and kids (and parents) chase all over trying to get paperwork turned in. Instruction is great but support staff seem to need additional support to handle the load.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2014
My experience from this school was amazing from the magnet to the academic classes. The teachers there are proactive. One problem was with the counselor, they might not solve the bullying problem. Except for that the school is a four out of five.

- submitted by a community member
September 26, 2013
South Miami Middle is a great place for students to feel safe and love to learn. All teachers are helpful and a large number of them either go early or stay after school for help. Administration is always there to assist. Today students had a fun time at a club rush. They had a DJ and even a dance contest.

- submitted by a teacher
August 02, 2013
this school seems like it is the right school for me and maybe for u !!! it is an A school! and it has magnet programs and clubs.i am going to this school because parents,older kids and teachers recommend it.i went there to see what the classes look like and i saw the that the teachers are really nice and they don't asign so much home work! the teachers will explain everything 5 times if they need too so the student can understand.i heard that they have an after school program so your child can go there while their parents are at work!how convenient is that?! i am only 11 years old but i know a lot about this school .i know it is safe for me and there is hardly any bullying and or teasing.and if u did pass the grade but had trouble reading they will provide u with reading classes!u stay active ALL day!u move from class to class.everyone is friendly on the first day of school and the rest of the school year.for whoever is going to south miami great! i might see u there!yay! and that is excactly why i am oing to south miami middle this year! ,by elizabeth alvarez

- submitted by a community member
October 05, 2012
Broadcast is the best magnet out there. De diego is an awesome teacher. Mr.ward is the nicest funniest guy you will ever meet. He is sooo sweet, just dont get on his bad side. My class in particular he likes. he told us this today. he said he had never said that to another class. he is disappointed in us and honestly i dont blame him. we are not the easiest to get along with because all we want to do is play. If you go into this room you will see a # 30 the day we screwed up badly. The point is this class is amazing and the teachers are great. OH and Mrs.Lambert is AMAZING TOO. Mr.Ward and Mrs.Lambert Are defiantly the nicest people in the school GO TO THIS SCHOOL AND TRY OUT FOR BROADCAST. I PROMIS YOU WILL HAVE FUN. we actually learn how to use the equiptment. its awesome. but the school will no give us any more funding. if only we could get a little more money, the two live newscast e do daily would be even better.

- submitted by a community member
June 13, 2012
I loved this school! I graduated '12 and I'd recommend it to anyone. I came into the choir program and it was amazing. I truly benefited from it. I also adored the staff, when you come to this school you know EVERYONE. I knew teachers I didn't have and I was friends with the security guards. You also make amazing friends at this school. The only downfall is leaving, I'm going to be starting highschool in a month and I still get teary-eyed thinking of all the memories I've had in this school. The teachers are wonderful and truly try to teach every student as an individual. The counselors are very kind and caring and will never ignore a student. Overall, I've had a wonderful experience at South Miami Middle School and I am proud to say I was once (and always will be) a wildcat. Best 3 years of my life! (Oh and to everyone who got in, congrats! You must have some major talent, all the magnets in this school only except the best of the best so nice job) (I'm obviously an ex-student)

- submitted by a community member
May 30, 2012
My daughter is finishing her first year in middle school and South Miami has provided her with an excellent year. The magnet program is fantastic, it allows the students to showcase their amazing talents. The teachers she has been lucky enough to have this year are the absolute best. My hat goes off to Mr. Vadja, Ms.Goodman, Ms. Swasey, and Mr. Shaheen. They all have gone above and beyond what I expect from teachers. They have earned my gratitude, respect, and appreciation. Kudos on a job well done and wishes for a wonderful summer.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2012
The problem with websites that review schools is that the only people who give reviews are parents, parents who didn't walk the halls, sit in the cafeteria, deal with the faculty--so there "reviews" are based on the secondhand accounts of their children or spending a few hours at the school for some event. Not representative of the experience a child would go through at South Miami Middle. This school lacks security, I was assaulted on school property. The counselors give generic, trite advice to students--extremely unhelpful. When I attended a student a science teacher was fired for misconduct. If your not in a magnet program you are castigated by the faculty and the population of students who are. The administration is disrespectful, they belittle the opinion of students, I once gave an opinion politely to the vice principal, who retorted by implying my opinion had no value because I wasn't an adult. If you want to know what a school is like speak to the students who attended. I don't reccomend this school. Rarely do teacher take an interest in the progress of their students or provide insightful discussions or advice. The faculty is just awful.

- submitted by a community member
December 05, 2011
What Can I Say About South Miami Magnet Middle School By D.K.Milgrim-Heath 2011 What can I say about South Miami Magnet Middle School? A school that I m proud to have many wonderful memories of being most cool! By my children being former alumni s so happy to visit when they return- Remembering their wonderful school days that they do yearn! So many wonderful teachers galore- This is what South Miami Magnet School truly stands for!

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
Worst 3 years of my life. The crappiest excuse for a middle school. The science and US history department is the worst! I hate it!

- submitted by a student
March 07, 2010
Awesome School! I'm in there currently. The teachers are very helpful and resoucerful. If you're willing to achieve and thrive in life this school is a great choice. The teachers there-ESPICALLY the manget teachers will help you achieve your goal. One thing for sure in this school is don't cause trouble, because they're very serious about keeping the school safe.

- submitted by a student
January 16, 2010
i just graduated from this school last year (Class of '09) and I would HIGHLY reccomend it to everyone. I was in the dance magnet and so far it has been the best three years of my life. You have so much fun especially interacting with other magnets. Not only is it an amaxing school academic wise (an A school) but the teachers are also great and really dedicated to helping you understand the material. Every single person that works in the school is great. Its also a very safe school, since there rarely are any fights. Without a doubt the best middle school in Miami. GO WILDCATS! XD

- submitted by a student
August 18, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 27, 2009
This is my daughter's first year attending the magnet program. We could not be happier!! The students, teachers and administration are wonderful! She is thriving at an awkward time for their age. I strongly recommend this school!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2009
My Son and daughter are in the program MAGNET at South Miami Middle and they are happy to be in this school. Everybody in this school are very helpful, friendly, specially the Community School's members and is rare to see a student bullying other student. We love this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2009
Great School! The teachers are all really devoted to the students' future. The magnet teachers especially. There are hardly any bullying or fighting problems which is very rare in Miami Florida! I love this school and the people in it. But it is best to be in this school if you are in a magnet.

- submitted by a student
December 18, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2008
My son goes to South Miami middle and it's doing wonders for him, I highly rate the teachers and students that are very friendly and helpful.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2008
I Graduated from SMMCS 08. This school is the best school ever it makes you feel like your home. The school helps you in your every need and the teachers are the best!!!!!!! This school has barely any violence or bullying problems. In all my time there i never saw any violence. South Miami was the best years of school in my life it truly gave me the best memories of my life.

- submitted by a student
June 09, 2008
As a member of the class of 08, I'd have to say that SMMCS was like no other. The magnet programs are good, but what made the school most worthwhile for me was the atmosphere. Overall, the school was very friendly and severe problems such as bullying and violence were incredibly rare during my stay. Also, the gited and honors teachers are amazing!

- submitted by a student
no rating April 15, 2008
South Miami Arts Magnet is among the best schools in Miami. My daughter has had a wonderful experience there. Perhaps the best thing has been what I call the 'Friendly Factor'. In these years, she has not been subjected to any bullying or overly snobbish cliques. If you are concerned about your child running into 'bad' kids or 'tough' kids, don't be. The magnet kids are genuinely talented and focused. The gifted and honors strands are particularly good, and can easily stand up to comparison with other local schools, such as GWCarver. (This becomes a real consideration when it comes time for High School applications.) And don't think that your child will be railroaded into the arts for life if he/she changes their mind; the level of academics is high enough to allow easy transfer if need be. Schools in Miami are not uniformly good, but this one certainly is!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 17, 2008
My daughter attended the SMMCS, dance program, for three years. She learned discipline, teamwork and how to reach her maximal potential as an individiual. Ms. Valdez played an intergral part in who my daughter is today. She is a mentor. I strongly recommend this school, specially the dance program. Submitted by a parent who only wants the best for her child.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2008
I have been attending SMMCS for 2 years.I love it the teachers are awsome other classmates are awsome to. I am now in 7th grade and im in the band magnet. Mr.Castaneda is awsome he tought me how be a family with all my friends and he thought how to play the flute from scratch he is awsome.He treats his jobs seriously and have fun. The band program is very high im recommending this school to all the students.

- submitted by a student
February 19, 2008
South Miami Middle School has given my daughter so many opportunites accademically and dancing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 18, 2008
this school is by far the best school I know of. I've spent the best years of my life hear. this school has really changed me in the best way possible.

- submitted by a student
December 29, 2007
I loved this school,great activities,students and education.definetly the best 3 years of my life

- submitted by a student
July 02, 2007
Unfortunately, because of the school's magnet program there is way too much fundraising in the school. Each and every day the different magnet groups are selling pizza, cookies, sweets and soft drinks. Even some of the non-magnet teachers sell candy and soft drinks in their classrooms (why, I still have no idea). I thought our State is supposed to be changing the way our children eat at school. Parents who do not have children in any of the magnet programs are never made aware of any shows that their child's friends are in. I will be transferring my child out of the school. In my opinion,if your child is not in the school's magnet program then they are treated as second-class students. Isn't this supposed to be a public school?

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 27, 2007
My son will be attending six grade, and participated in the summer band program, I must say that he really likes the school and can't wait to be under Mr. Castaneda's leadership.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2007
My son had an excellent 3 yrs-music & academic experience at SMMS. With the enthusiasm & dedication of the music director, Mr. Castaneda, he was able to get my son's music level to its highest expectations. In 8th grade (2006) my son auditioned for Allstate and was selected to participate in Tampa, Fl(only 2 students chosen from Dade County); that demonstrates the kind of talent this teacher has. It is a well rounded school always pushing the students to do their best. The teachers keep the parents up to date on the student's progress and what areas need improvement via email or phone calls. The school's environment is friendly, easy going. The principal attends most of the music events always showing her support for the Arts. My son is a freshman at New World School of the Arts playing in the Jazz Band. We are very proud of him.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2006
SMMCS is the school to go for band magnet. Ms. Casta eda is devoted to all of his students' progress. The Magnet office staff is extremely helpful. There is a strong sense of family and unity.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
January 03, 2006
Very happy with the curriculum offered. My daughter transferred from another magnet school to SMMS in the 8th grade. She was placed in Honors Algebra, Advanced L.A., and Advanced US History. Very pleased with the quality of the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2005
My son has been attending the magnet program. They have a wonderful arts program. They are an 'A' middle school, which is not easy to come by. There seems to be a wonderful community feeling among the students. The stress parent involvement. At times, I believe a little too much. But overall, it is a very good and safe school for children to attend.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2005
A great school, urban, but a great public middle school. The magnet children get paid very close attention by the administration and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2005
Pretty good school. Parents are involved mostly. Best advised to go here if you are in a magnet. Magnet program is top notch grades 6-8

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June 15, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2004
My son is currently enrolled in the drama magnet in South Miami. I am very pleased with the level of education and the 'no tolerance' policy. It is incredible to see how much he has advanced ! I strongly recommend this school for the magnet programs. It is one of the highest rated in Florida.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
I have two children in SMMS. One is in Drama magnet program and has been very inspired, and has truly developed her on stage presence. The other has complex special needs, and the school has bent over backwards to help. They have been very impressive. My child is happy there in spite of his personal struggles.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2004
For the past 8 years my children attended/graduated from 3 different magnets at SMMS. SMMS has maintained an excellent environment and has educated, inspired, disiplined and supported the children as well as the community. Thank you for your dedication and determination to be the best.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 27, 2003
Magnet Teachers are A+ Sorry to say,I personally can not speak to highly for the administration..had way too many problems.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2003
The principal, Ms. Del Terzo is a fantastic leader and supporter of her arts magnet programs. Madelin Marchant, the drama director is an inspiration to her young actors, a highly qualified actor, director & choreographer. If your child aspires to be in musical theater someday, this is where you'll want them to go!

- submitted by a parent
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South Miami Middle School
6750 Southwest 60th Street, South Miami, FL  33143
(305) 661-3481
Last modified South Miami Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
South Miami Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top