School Details

Miami Springs Senior High School

751 Dove Ave, Miami Springs, FL 33166
(305) 885-3585
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1880 students 22 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

46%
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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

48%
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.
81%
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

68%
66%
64%
55%
63%
67%
45%
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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 2013
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Miami Springs Senior High School is a public high school in Miami Springs. The principal of Miami Springs Senior High School is Ms. Anna L Rodriguez and can be contacted at pr7511@dadeschools.net. 1,880 students go to Miami Springs Senior High School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 19% of the Miami Springs Senior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 79% of the 1,880 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Miami Springs Senior High School is 22:1. The Glory Of God Christian School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 81% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 24%
Asian 0.9% 1%
Multiracial 0.4% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 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 79% 73%
Limited English proficiency 19% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    this school has a wide range of activities that will help you in your life. this school is an a school and it deserves to be an a school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Probably had the greatest high school experience here. I wouldn't choose to change it one bit!!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Mr. Wilson is the best math teacher that has ever walked Miami Springs Senior High school. Wilson would have to be my favorite teacher. He pushed me to work harder in his classes & that succeeded. I'm very gald to of had Mr. Wilson as my Algebra 1 math teacher.

  • (4 years ago)

    I believe Miami Springs Senior is one of the best schools around. I personally attended it and i believe that the teachers really thrive to teach their students as best as they can. Miami springs always had a variety of food selections and it was always good. Breakfast was always free making sure students had a nutricious and healthy breakfast. Administraters are never easy on the kids but for the best reasons around.

  • (6 years ago)

    Everyone's individual experiences will definately vary however I believe it is in your own power to manipulate your education and 'create' the right decisions. Some magnificent teachers are available to help you in this school. Mr. Dearing is a fantastic AP English teacher who treats his students as individuals yet inspires a sense of devotion unlike anything I've ever experienced. I can honestly say that every single time I walked out of his class I'd learned something new...

  • (6 years ago)

    I graduated from MSSH a couple of years ago. Koski was as I had failed to realize at the time one of the best teachers I've had. His style is probably more appropriate for college but that is what makes him indispensable to Miami Springs. He pushes students in the right direction both academically and mentally and his criticisms are always constructive and spot-on. If I could do high school over again I'd be happy to have him as my teacher. For any student in his class today I suggest that you do not take for granted as most teenagers do the wisdom and wit that Koski offers abundantly to his students.

  • (6 years ago)

    There's no denying that this school has it's very significant problems. I however think that school is what you make of it. You may be able to have a child in the time that it takes you to get into the gifted program but any serious student should be in it. Personally it took 9 months of pushing hard the whole time but it was worth it (no pun intended). There are only two gifted math teachers in the school and they'll both drive you crazy if you're not careful. ...but I wouldn't trade them for the world. Libby Manning and Sam Koski should honestly be teaching at a high level university but for some reason they chose to call MSSH home. Ms. Manning starts them off then hands them over to Koski. Out of a packed classroom only one of his students didn't pass the AP Calculus II exam.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school rocks. It learn a lot by taking honors and college courses. And the most of the school staff are friendly which makes it a great learning environment. Its my second home. A place i feel comfortable in. And enjoy going to everyday.

  • (6 years ago)

    it's a great school with dedicated teachers and staff it's a shame that half of the students don't appreciate the quality of education given to them.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have to admit it has some good teachers. But students do not care therefore teachers care less.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a former student and I dont think this is a school you want to go to if you want to excel the teachers dont try their hardest they give out refferals for everything and the kids are just crazy. It is really packed and the cafeteria food is apalling. I dont like this school it is very cheap and the building looks kind of dirty

  • (8 years ago)

    This school offers its students a whole range of activities (TV Production JROTC Band)

  • (8 years ago)

    This school excels in mathematics and science opportunities for the above average motivated kid. With professors such as Starkey (physics) and Koski (math) students get a level of education hard to find in public schools.

  • (8 years ago)

    Absolutely Average. Not good not bad.

  • (8 years ago)

    The school needs to reduce the number of students so that students can walk easilhy in the halls. Administration should have updated information readily available and not in computer. Administration should not send wrong information home and then penalized children for it.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is disappointing. I have 2 teens here. Recordkeeping at the school is pathetic. Contacting teachers &/or counselors is nearly impossible and if follow-up is necessary don't hold your breath!

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is an excellent teacher and parent participation school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Miami Springs is an excellent school. My daughter thrived there. They have an excellent girls' sports program and many other student based activities. There is a strong parent presense found in most school events.

  • (9 years ago)

    Advanced placement programs are excellent. Teachers are committed and challenge students. Would be better if class size were smaller.

  • (10 years ago)

    My first impression of this school was 'Lord have mercy'. My child has sadly attended this school for three years. She is a straight 'A' student and I've let her stay due to the fact that she is doing well and is about to graduate. However in my opinion i think this school is a mess. The administrators simply need security to watch over themselves. Students simply have to put up with enough rude teachers that really don't care about their attitudes towards their students. The majority of the teachers just really don't care about the relationship with their students and their parents just their paychecks at the end of the week.

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