School Details

Miami Edison Senior High School

6161 Northwest 5th Court, Miami, FL 33127
(305) 751-7337
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 886 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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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 2014
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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.
74%
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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 2014
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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64%
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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 2014
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Miami Edison Senior High School is a public high school in Miami. The principal of Miami Edison Senior High School is MS. TRYNEGWA K DIGGS, who can be contacted at pr7301@dadeschools.net. 886 students attend Miami Edison Senior High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 25% of the Miami Edison Senior High School students have "limited English proficiency." 88% of the 886 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Miami Edison Senior High School is 15:1. Miami Northwestern Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 85% 23%
Hispanic 15% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 0.2% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.09% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Multiracial 0% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 74%
Limited English proficiency 25% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I only like the bible club that was it. I didn't like 9-12 grade yea ove there since the school students were becoming a big ego showing off.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is out of control. It is virtually impossible to keep my child on the right path whilst learning in this environment

  • (8 years ago)

    I think that miami edison is a school in dire need of proper management.The students have no respect for teachers or members of staff. I have to admit that some of the teachers are dedicated and even care about their students well being.I think better security measures should be taken in order to to maitain the safety of the school.Apple

  • (8 years ago)

    I transferred to edison from coral reef my ninth grade year. Even though I fought almost everyday i loved the school the teachers were great and it felt like home. I graduated in 06 and I now attend college. its been a long and hard struggle but i made it.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a proud Red Raider of 2001 but I do have to admit Edison is not what it use to be. Babies having babies and students have no drive on wanting to be educated and their parents are just as young and uninterested. I'm not sure about the staff now but I had great teachers then who cared and a strong haitian mother who would kick my behind if I didn't do good. I am now proud to say I am a Paramedic/Fire Rescue debating if I should continue on as an Obstetrician. So stop blaming the school or the fact it's haitian based... Its what the students parents and staff makes it. And for the students. Stop trying to grow up so fast and enjoy your innocence

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a recent graduate from Miami Edison 06. My experience here at Edison was great with many trails to over come. We were taken back when so many people from outside and the school board were giving up on us. I made it. Despite all those who believe that we had no hope. I graduated top 10 of my class and I now attend the University of Florida where I am studying Psychology. I dint get a chance to take the classes I needed due to the state paying more attention to the FCAT and the ones who could not pass it. Give it in another language for gods sake. that might solve the problem. I'm struggling now because the state dished out the end of the stick for some of us. But I'm going to continue to work hard and come out on top.

  • (8 years ago)

    This just isnt a safe school.

  • (9 years ago)

    At first when i received this e-mail i agreed on not responding but after reading the negative comments about my former highschool it made me upset.I am a proud product of Miami Edison Senior high school we may not have the best fcat scores but as far as teachers i was granted the priveledge to be apart of their non crowded classes i was captain of the V.cheerleaders member of clubs FBLA Deca School Choir Spanish honor Society and more but to sum it up i am now an honor student at F.A.U. and it is because of my great preparation and confidence in faculty and staff who drilled in my head that education indeed reflects your lifestyle and i chose to take it serious so i can get all the finer things that my haitian community was unable to recieve because of language and financial barriers. Nadege Jean-Marie

  • (9 years ago)

    Hi I'm an ex-student of Miami Edison High And i'm not joking when I say that is not a school for any child to attend. There were one or tow great teachers in that school that I'll never forget like my history teacher Mr.Givens And my English teacher Mr.Jones. But I knew if I wanted to Graduate High school it was going to be possible to do it at Edison. So I made a choice to transfre my self out of that school.There were not many after school programs. The class rooms were totally over crowdit.

  • (9 years ago)

    Edison is not at all a great school. I am currently a student here. The school never has enough supplies for students to get proper learning. Also the administration has no kind of leadership qualities and they all run around like they are lost. But Edison does have a great band and an okay football team. Also our chess club is really great. Many parents are not involved.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a poor school whit no money and a poor teaching staff. Dont send your kids here.

  • (9 years ago)

    Miami Edison is a poor inner-city high school with a large number of English language learners. In past year the 'basics' - that is the FCAT basics - have been pushed and students have lost electives magnet programs and many extracurriculars. The school is host to an extremely talented group of students in spite of all these obstacles as evidenced by a recent National Geographic project in which students photographed the daily life of Little Haiti. Teaching quality is highly variable. If you are a parent at this school fight to get your child into classes with the better teachers. Unfortunately some child are passed along through teachers who do not teach them for years.

  • (10 years ago)

    I had the worst high school experience at Miami Edison. Only a handful of techers actually cared for the students. I am now in college learning what I was suppose to know in high school. Miami Edison needs some help.

  • (10 years ago)

    Well I think this school is a terrible school and I do not recommand this school to anyone.they would lie to your face for example they said the class room capacity is twenty six but its actually forty my daughter tells me that she has 40 kids in her class and she feels like she isn't learnig anything because of the number of kids thats disrupting the teacher so if you ask me edison is an 'F' school because of the unorganize hardly care about the kids administrative staff. The counselors seems like they don't have time for the students because apparently they have a 'waiting list' shouldn't the students be able to see the counselor when needed? So Edison is a waste of time! They need smaller size classes! If you ask me. They also have a medical program where they took my daughter out of. They don't care at all about the students.

  • (10 years ago)

    The academic situation at Miami Edison Senioir High School is saddening. The first half of the school year was chaotic. Great teachers were transferred students were left without adequate supplies imperative to learning properly and there was ineffective leadership among the administrative staff. It was near the Christmas vacation before the school was on an orderly path. Without adequate resources and effective teachers the students had to take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test in Febuary and March. How could school board officials expect major results from the students if they are failing to provide the materials needed for academic success? I pray that the school board takes the necessary steps in ensuring that this school strives and reaches its potential.

  • (10 years ago)

    There are many flaws in miami edison senior high but over all its a great school because the children feel pertected and like they can make a diffrence

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