School Details

Booker T. Washington Senior High School

1200 NW 6th Ave, Miami, FL 33136
(305) 324-8900
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 947 students 16 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

17%
52%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

22%
52%
54%
84%
88%
85%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.
71%
83%
84%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
66%
64%
46%
63%
67%
59%
60%
64%

Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Booker T. Washington Senior High School is a public high school in Miami. The principal of Booker T. Washington Senior High School is Mr. William Aristide, who can be contacted at pr7791@dadeschools.net. 947 children attend Booker T. Washington Senior High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 12% of the Booker T. Washington Senior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 91% of the 947 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Booker T. Washington Senior High School is 16:1. Esy Summer Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 53% 24%
Hispanic 46% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%
Multiracial 0.3% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 73%
Limited English proficiency 12% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    High school is a challenge in itself. Booker T. washington makes it an easy transition from middle school to high school to college. Im a graduate (Suma Cumlade 2008) of BTW and plan to major in Pharmacy at Florida A & M University. Like everything high school gives you what you put into it. Its given me great opportunities. I have been able to intern at the Vascular Biology Institute at jackson hospital along with the University of Miami. Also I was blessed to have the chance to intern a a Pharmacy my senior year. BTW has made me a well-rounded student from football games to anchoring on t.v. to having the best interning opportunities. BTW is small enough for a student to be paid attention to yet large enough to have a state champion football team. It has been a GREAT experience )... Jasmine J. class of 2008..

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school to death I learn I have fun and I get along with my teacher. I know BTW may not seem like the best school in the world but students at Booker T. have alot of school spirit. My school brings out the potential in may of it's student. I am proud to call myself A MIGHTY TORNADO!

  • (8 years ago)

    The [school] needs a total makeover. Students are not as thrilled about tackling problems that the school face. Motivation is the key. More parent imput is needed. The more parents get involved with the school the more 'say' parents will have. The extracurricular activites are the only thigs giving life to the school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a parent of two and have to say that my children enjoyed their time there and had no complaints whatsoever. They both received an excellent educational and life skills foundation and I am very proud and grateful for the school.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a recent student in B.T.W. and it's just like any other school you have your achievers and you have your skippers. I believe that the reason B.T.W. shows more negativity is because of its location; In the heart of overtown and next to little havana with Kids from tough neighborhoods with crushed spirits. The one's with fighther spirits study hard and are able to get out of there. B.T.W. is a great school with a great principle and wonderful counselors and wonderful teachers who make you want to study and make something out of yourself. I don't appreciate people putting my school down because of their own uncivilized kids. B.T.W. is there to teach us and get us where we want to be; but it's up to the parents to teach kids the basics like not offending others etc not to the school.

  • (11 years ago)

    Am not a parent but i was a student at Booker T.Washington senior high school.I think that this school has many opportunities - you just have to know how to achieve them. I was not a good student - I was one of the bad students skipping not going to class and etc. The point here is that this is a good school with great opportunities so grab them. I am now in the Miami Job Corps program where I am getting another chance in getting my G.E.D and a trade in business but this school is the best high school.

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