School Details

South Miami Middle School

6750 SW 60th St, South Miami, FL 33143
(305) 661-3481
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1021 students 18 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

70%
51%
52%
76%
57%
59%

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

78%
51%
55%
80%
57%
57%

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

68%
35%
51%
81%
56%
56%
66%
42%
47%
92%
77%
79%

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.
90%
75%
78%

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

About this school

South Miami Middle School is a public middle school in South Miami. The principal of South Miami Middle School is Mr. Juan C Boue, who can be contacted at pr6881@dadeschools.net. 1,021 children attend South Miami Middle School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 5% of the South Miami Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 52% of the 1,021 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at South Miami Middle School is 18:1. South Miami K-8 Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 24%
Hispanic 70% 67%
Multiracial 3% 0.5%
Asian 2% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 17% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.09% 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 52% 73%
Limited English proficiency 5% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    My experience from this school was amazing from the magnet to the academic classes. The teachers there are proactive. One problem was with the counselor they might not solve the bullying problem. Except for that the school is a four out of five.

  • (1 year ago)

    South Miami Middle is a great place for students to feel safe and love to learn. All teachers are helpful and a large number of them either go early or stay after school for help. Administration is always there to assist. Today students had a fun time at a club rush. They had a DJ and even a dance contest.

  • (1 year ago)

    this school seems like it is the right school for me and maybe for u !!! it is an A school! and it has magnet programs and clubs.i am going to this school because parents older kids and teachers recommend it.i went there to see what the classes look like and i saw the that the teachers are really nice and they don't asign so much home work! the teachers will explain everything 5 times if they need too so the student can understand.i heard that they have an after school program so your child can go there while their parents are at work!how convenient is that?! i am only 11 years old but i know a lot about this school .i know it is safe for me and there is hardly any bullying and or teasing.and if u did pass the grade but had trouble reading they will provide u with reading classes!u stay active ALL day!u move from class to class.everyone is friendly on the first day of school and the rest of the school year.for whoever is going to south miami great! i might see u there!yay! and that is excactly why i am oing to south miami middle this year! by elizabeth alvarez

  • (2 years ago)

    Broadcast is the best magnet out there. De diego is an awesome teacher. Mr.ward is the nicest funniest guy you will ever meet. He is sooo sweet just dont get on his bad side. My class in particular he likes. he told us this today. he said he had never said that to another class. he is disappointed in us and honestly i dont blame him. we are not the easiest to get along with because all we want to do is play. If you go into this room you will see a # 30 the day we screwed up badly. The point is this class is amazing and the teachers are great. OH and Mrs.Lambert is AMAZING TOO. Mr.Ward and Mrs.Lambert Are defiantly the nicest people in the school GO TO THIS SCHOOL AND TRY OUT FOR BROADCAST. I PROMIS YOU WILL HAVE FUN. we actually learn how to use the equiptment. its awesome. but the school will no give us any more funding. if only we could get a little more money the two live newscast e do daily would be even better.

  • (2 years ago)

    I loved this school! I graduated '12 and I'd recommend it to anyone. I came into the choir program and it was amazing. I truly benefited from it. I also adored the staff when you come to this school you know EVERYONE. I knew teachers I didn't have and I was friends with the security guards. You also make amazing friends at this school. The only downfall is leaving I'm going to be starting highschool in a month and I still get teary-eyed thinking of all the memories I've had in this school. The teachers are wonderful and truly try to teach every student as an individual. The counselors are very kind and caring and will never ignore a student. Overall I've had a wonderful experience at South Miami Middle School and I am proud to say I was once (and always will be) a wildcat. Best 3 years of my life! (Oh and to everyone who got in congrats! You must have some major talent all the magnets in this school only except the best of the best so nice job) (I'm obviously an ex-student)

  • (2 years ago)

    The problem with websites that review schools is that the only people who give reviews are parents parents who didn't walk the halls sit in the cafeteria deal with the faculty--so there "reviews" are based on the secondhand accounts of their children or spending a few hours at the school for some event. Not representative of the experience a child would go through at South Miami Middle. This school lacks security I was assaulted on school property. The counselors give generic trite advice to students--extremely unhelpful. When I attended a student a science teacher was fired for misconduct. If your not in a magnet program you are castigated by the faculty and the population of students who are. The administration is disrespectful they belittle the opinion of students I once gave an opinion politely to the vice principal who retorted by implying my opinion had no value because I wasn't an adult. If you want to know what a school is like speak to the students who attended. I don't reccomend this school. Rarely do teacher take an interest in the progress of their students or provide insightful discussions or advice. The faculty is just awful.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter is finishing her first year in middle school and South Miami has provided her with an excellent year. The magnet program is fantastic it allows the students to showcase their amazing talents. The teachers she has been lucky enough to have this year are the absolute best. My hat goes off to Mr. Vadja Ms.Goodman Ms. Swasey and Mr. Shaheen. They all have gone above and beyond what I expect from teachers. They have earned my gratitude respect and appreciation. Kudos on a job well done and wishes for a wonderful summer.

  • (3 years ago)

    What Can I Say About South Miami Magnet Middle School By D.K.Milgrim-Heath 2011 What can I say about South Miami Magnet Middle School? A school that I m proud to have many wonderful memories of being most cool! By my children being former alumni s so happy to visit when they return- Remembering their wonderful school days that they do yearn! So many wonderful teachers galore- This is what South Miami Magnet School truly stands for!

  • (4 years ago)

    Worst 3 years of my life. The crappiest excuse for a middle school. The science and US history department is the worst! I hate it!

  • (4 years ago)

    Awesome School! I'm in there currently. The teachers are very helpful and resoucerful. If you're willing to achieve and thrive in life this school is a great choice. The teachers there-ESPICALLY the manget teachers will help you achieve your goal. One thing for sure in this school is don't cause trouble because they're very serious about keeping the school safe.

  • (4 years ago)

    i just graduated from this school last year (Class of '09) and I would HIGHLY reccomend it to everyone. I was in the dance magnet and so far it has been the best three years of my life. You have so much fun especially interacting with other magnets. Not only is it an amaxing school academic wise (an A school) but the teachers are also great and really dedicated to helping you understand the material. Every single person that works in the school is great. Its also a very safe school since there rarely are any fights. Without a doubt the best middle school in Miami. GO WILDCATS! XD

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my daughter's first year attending the magnet program. We could not be happier!! The students teachers and administration are wonderful! She is thriving at an awkward time for their age. I strongly recommend this school!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    My Son and daughter are in the program MAGNET at South Miami Middle and they are happy to be in this school. Everybody in this school are very helpful friendly specially the Community School's members and is rare to see a student bullying other student. We love this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great School! The teachers are all really devoted to the students' future. The magnet teachers especially. There are hardly any bullying or fighting problems which is very rare in Miami Florida! I love this school and the people in it. But it is best to be in this school if you are in a magnet.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son goes to South Miami middle and it's doing wonders for him I highly rate the teachers and students that are very friendly and helpful.

  • (6 years ago)

    I Graduated from SMMCS 08. This school is the best school ever it makes you feel like your home. The school helps you in your every need and the teachers are the best!!!!!!! This school has barely any violence or bullying problems. In all my time there i never saw any violence. South Miami was the best years of school in my life it truly gave me the best memories of my life.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a member of the class of 08 I'd have to say that SMMCS was like no other. The magnet programs are good but what made the school most worthwhile for me was the atmosphere. Overall the school was very friendly and severe problems such as bullying and violence were incredibly rare during my stay. Also the gited and honors teachers are amazing!

  • (6 years ago)

    South Miami Arts Magnet is among the best schools in Miami. My daughter has had a wonderful experience there. Perhaps the best thing has been what I call the 'Friendly Factor'. In these years she has not been subjected to any bullying or overly snobbish cliques. If you are concerned about your child running into 'bad' kids or 'tough' kids don't be. The magnet kids are genuinely talented and focused. The gifted and honors strands are particularly good and can easily stand up to comparison with other local schools such as GWCarver. (This becomes a real consideration when it comes time for High School applications.) And don't think that your child will be railroaded into the arts for life if he/she changes their mind; the level of academics is high enough to allow easy transfer if need be. Schools in Miami are not uniformly good but this one certainly is!

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter attended the SMMCS dance program for three years. She learned discipline teamwork and how to reach her maximal potential as an individiual. Ms. Valdez played an intergral part in who my daughter is today. She is a mentor. I strongly recommend this school specially the dance program. Submitted by a parent who only wants the best for her child.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been attending SMMCS for 2 years.I love it the teachers are awsome other classmates are awsome to. I am now in 7th grade and im in the band magnet. Mr.Castaneda is awsome he tought me how be a family with all my friends and he thought how to play the flute from scratch he is awsome.He treats his jobs seriously and have fun. The band program is very high im recommending this school to all the students.

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