School Details

Miami Carol City Senior High School

3301 Miami Gardens Dr, Miami Gardens, FL 33056
(305) 621-5681
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1797 students 18 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

26%
52%
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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 2013
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
52%
54%
83%
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.
76%
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 2013
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
66%
64%
40%
63%
67%
37%
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 2013
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Miami Carol City Senior High School is a public high school in Miami Gardens. The principal of Miami Carol City Senior High School is Mr. Jamarv R Dunn, whose e-mail is pr7231@dadeschools.net. 1,797 children attend Miami Carol City Senior High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 3% of the Miami Carol City Senior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 82% of the 1,797 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Miami Carol City Senior High School is 18:1. Gospel Tabernacle Christian Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 85% 24%
Hispanic 13% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 0.8% 8%
Multiracial 0.6% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 1%
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 82% 73%
Limited English proficiency 3% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I am proud to say that I am a graduate from Miami Carol Ciy Sr. High class of 1984. Mr. White was a great principle and I enjoyed every minute of learning. Chief Pride all the way.

  • (2 years ago)

    Miami Carol City Senior High is one of the best schools that you would want to go to if you want to really experience hands on activities in your carrer choice such as law cooking etc.

  • (5 years ago)

    you see i am now i a Junior at miami carol city senior high in this year of 2009 i can to say that the school needs work and some of our securiy people do to bbut hey good things do come out of our school. people afre trying to make it seem like iot don't but it does.

  • (5 years ago)

    I attended 5 different high schools and Carol City was the best. I will always bleed orange and black. Chief Pride!!!!!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I loved carol city the band the teachers Mrs. Walker Coach Torres Coach MCchale Mrs. Maartinez Mr.Adler Mr. Beck-Band and Mr. Hylor-Band I had so much fun. The teachers are truly what makes a school no matter what grade it recieves. I graduated 2004 and 80% of my class went off to college.

  • (7 years ago)

    When my child attended this school he experienced some of the best programs in an inner-city school. Since he has went there he has been having A's & B's. There is only two things I experienced was trouble wit the security and how the school was poorly taken care of.

  • (7 years ago)

    the school has no order over the students

  • (7 years ago)

    Miami Carol City is not the best school the city but when I attended we had some really wonderful teachers that truly cared. I remember a teacher name Mrs. Piccioto (Language Arts) who was a wonderful teacher as well as roll model. She helped me out a lot in school and when I graduated and joined the military she wrote me letter in Iraq. I will always love her. Really no matter how behind any schools get in technology or cleanliness the teachers are what really matters. All a student needs to succeed is one educator to say 'I will not let you fail'. And i found that at Miami Carol City Senior High.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is absolutely terrible. It is smelly dirty and has horribly behaved kids. The maintenance needs to step up their game as well as school security. There is way too much violence.

  • (7 years ago)

    Carol city is one of the most dirtiest schools I've ever attended in my life the floors no matter where you are seem to be coated with dirt.The bathrooms are deplorable and seem to always smell like urine or escriment.Somthing should also been done about the security being that students and strange street dwellers alike are able to come and go as they please. The school is retched in other word however if would like to potentially cause serious trauma to your child send them to carol city however do not expect a bright future or anything else from your child for that fact.

  • (8 years ago)

    Carol City High school is the best I am talking from experience. I attended to this school for 2 years and I learned so much. They have a GREAT band awesome football team and spirited students. But besides all of the fun things I have learned a lot at this school. Most of the teachers are dedicated to their job and really want to help out the students.

  • (8 years ago)

    The security needs to be overhauled. The school's atmosphere felt like that of a dungeon. The office atmosphere was very very depressing. The entire school needs to be literally torn down and rebuilt.

  • (8 years ago)

    law program is great! parent involvement is requested however it is not recieved well by the teaching staff.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school.

  • (9 years ago)

    To me Carol City high was never a good school. They always had something wrong with there ways of teaching. My daughter went here and I never recieved good grades from no matter how hard I tried to help her in school. I only got bad results. Before she started attending here she was a striaght a student and I was really surprised to see her grade fall so dramatically. I would never reccomend anyone who wants their child to have a future to send them to Carol City High.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter has been a Miami Carol City for 1 year. She has experienced a okay year for 9th grade. She had teachers that took a great interest in her. My daughter is a very rounded kid and very involved in her studies. There is a lot of speculation about inner city schools. I can say that she and her teachers did a wonderful job last year.

  • (10 years ago)

    I believe Miami Carol City High School security needs to be improved-because students are be able to leave the premisses-which is very unsafe.

  • (11 years ago)

    I think that the school should send more information slips to the parents notifing what is going on.

  • (11 years ago)

    I think that until someone stands up and does someting to change these statistics they need to leave the school alone. Everyone wants to get down on predominantly Black school but they don't really care.

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