School Details

Miami Central Senior High School

1781 NW 95th St, Miami, FL 33147
(305) 696-4161
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1926 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

17%
52%
53%

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 average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
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.
77%
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 average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
66%
64%
45%
63%
67%
39%
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 average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Miami Central Senior High School is a public high school in West Little River. The principal of Miami Central Senior High School is Mr. Gregory M Bethune and can be contacted at pr7251@dadeschools.net. 1,926 children attend Miami Central Senior High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 11% of the Miami Central Senior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 81% of the 1,926 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Miami Central Senior High School is 15:1. Cope Center North is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 79% 24%
Hispanic 20% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 0.6% 8%
Multiracial 0.3% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 73%
Limited English proficiency 11% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Miami Central has greatly changed throughout the years and we finally are making a comeback not to mention now we have great teachers that go up and beyond the call of duty truly care for the students and how they are doing... there are more teachers now that care if one student it struggling than to focus on the FCAT Our new Principal has not only changed the school but has also motivated the students to do better and the teachers to try harder. The school is safe as opposed to what a lot of people think and the classes are also well worth the trouble. We have greatly changed just because there are a few bad students doesn't mean that the school as a whole should have to keep the OLD Reputation that they are still giving us because this is a new year and we are a new school!

  • (5 years ago)

    I personally think this school is just misunderstood. You cannot blame the students and their parents because some of the students don't have parents that even care. And some just want their children to get an education no matter the condition of the school. Miami Central is an all right school.With more academies that should be added then it should be the best.Misunderstood children who don't need or want attention they are just being themselves.Maybe instead of complaining do something to help the school.If you think nothing needs to be done then don't do anything!!

  • (7 years ago)

    This school was very fun my 9th grade year..Now its so strict and it seems like all that 'strictness' is not even helping.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school has some teachers that do their job and do well. The problem is with the students that refuse to learn anything. There are various sports art music classes. Some of them are required. There is no parent involvement at all.

  • (9 years ago)

    I consider Miami Central High School to be a pretty good school. My sister graduated from there and did quite well in college. She felt prepared for the experience she went through her freshman year. In addition this high school is relatively near my home and offers a magnet program that my son is interested in.

  • (10 years ago)

    miami central although it remain a 'D' i must say that central is a good school yet it could be better if people and parent of the community were more involved... The violence rate has decreased since 2000.. in about 5 year or so central will honestly represent what is written on the front of the school ' school of excellence'..

  • (10 years ago)

    I feel that Miami Central could be better. This school is what I would call a 'minimum security' prison because if you are caught in a hall sweep also called lock out you are automatically placed in indoor suspension no matter the situation.

  • (11 years ago)

    Miami Central is not a very safe school to attend. I feel that Miami Central should not be considered by any parent to try to send their kids.

  • (11 years ago)

    excallent school

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