School Details

Miami Senior High School

2450 SW 1st St, Miami, FL 33135
(305) 649-9800
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2803 students 19 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 2012
  • 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.
79%
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 County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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63%
67%
33%
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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 County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Miami Senior High School is a public high school in Miami. The principal of Miami Senior High School is Mr. Benny Valdes, who can be contacted at pr7461@dadeschools.net. 2,803 children attend Miami Senior High School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 22% of the Miami Senior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 89% of the 2,803 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Miami Senior High School is 19:1. International Studies Preparatory Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 94% 67%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 24%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 1%
Asian 0.4% 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 89% 73%
Limited English proficiency 22% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Mi hijo est en esta escuela hace 3 a os y pensamos q no pudo tener mejor sitio para sus estudios. Sus profesores son de muy alto nivel y todo el personal esta atento siempre a la seguridad y educaci n de los estudiantes. Realmente es una gran escuela. Estamos muy orgullosos y satisfechos de q nuestro hijo est estudiando en miami senior high!

  • (1 year ago)

    I myself am a grad from Miami Senior High back in 1995. Know my son attends Miami High he loves it. He tells me everyday that he has never had such an awesome Math teacher like the one he has this year. I feel the teachers are dedicated and love what they are doing.Lets go STINGS..

  • (2 years ago)

    I attended MHS from 1968 to 1971 when I graduated. It was a great school then and still is - kudos to all who are helping with the restoration of this great school - as a member of the Drama Club acting on the great stage here at MHS was amazing!

  • (4 years ago)

    This an excellent school. It has the best teachers ever. MHS has helped many generations of students in my opinion is one of the best schools in Miami Dade County.

  • (4 years ago)

    Because I graduated from there I think they should get help to graduate the children that need help.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son attended MSH. A great school with an even better school staff. Most of the kids if not all are very poor but they have the hunger to learn and excel and for that reason I think that school needs the price and the money more than the school where I know live.

  • (6 years ago)

    It is a good school and has many interesting programs for the students.

  • (8 years ago)

    It maybe graded as a 'C' school by the state however the kids do try hard and are very involved in school activities. The building does need some work but with limited resources I know it is difficult. I think the School Board should invest more money in this particular school based on it's historic value to our community. If you are ever in the area ask for a tour and check out all the details on the building especially the wood work.

  • (8 years ago)

    I believe that this school falls short of the expectations I had for my child's high school. After a recent open house visit I was surprised at the poor conditions of the school. Being a 1979 Graduate of the school and remembering of it's appearance back then there has been no effort to keep up with the conditions. This is propably one of the reasons that there is poor performance with both teachers and students.

  • (9 years ago)

    Wonderful school but it could use some improvement. It was one of the first and will always be the best.

  • (9 years ago)

    Really nice school one of the first high schools in miami dade. Has an excellent basketball team with a good gymnasium and an very good football team. High quality academic programs. Also has a magnet in law and many educational classes such as health science.

  • (9 years ago)

    Good teachers great school. It has a lot of history. Excellent extracurricular activities with all of the clubs and organizations they ahve.

  • (10 years ago)

    Ok school but needs more activities for students after school to prepare them for college. School needs better security for the kids.

  • (11 years ago)

    Great school despite the fact that it has been classified by Gov. Bush and the state of Florida as a 'D' school. Obviously they do not take into account the fact that it has the largest population of Limited English Proficient students in the District. You are invited to visit Miami's first high school and Historical Site serving the learning community since 1903.

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