Skip to Main Content
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Barbara Goleman Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Miami Lakes, FL. It has 2,159 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

Barbara Goleman Senior High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1120
267 responses
Average ACT
23
122 responses
AP Enrollment
22%

Homes for Sale

realtor.com®
Note: School map boundaries may have changed for the current school year so please contact your school district to verify school assignment for your child.
Do You Work at Barbara Goleman Senior High School? Claim Your School Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$73,527
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,512
National
$949
Median Home Value
$364,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
72%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 118 responses
  • Prom
    21%
  • Grad Bash
    20%
  • Crazy week
    12%
  • Pep Rallies
    12%
  • Football games
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Club events
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,159
Free or Reduced Lunch
68%
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.42 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.42 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,843
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.4%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,595/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses
Schools like Barbara Goleman Senior High School
More

Barbara Goleman Senior High School Reviews

326 reviews
All Categories
I'm currently a freshman at Barbara Goleman Senior High. Based on my experiences so far, this school is amazing. With the new administration, things seem to be heading in a very positive direction. Since I'm limited to how much I can type, here's Goleman in a really long run on sentence: a mega-magnet; provides dual enrollment; so so many AP classes; pep rallies are wild; the library is being renovated; lunch is 40 minutes (pretty awesome); football games are a must-go; HOCO is lit; clubs are awesome... What else? Oh, they have a credit union at the school too! You can open an account and start saving money/get a credit card/open a checking account. I've never seen that at any other school before. Oh, and we're an "A" school! So far, 4.7/5 stars.
Start Your Review of Barbara Goleman Senior High School
Rate It!
It is a good environment, with kids dedicated to making a future for themselves. It is very Hispanic school with kids from all of Central and South America. Teachers are only as invested as you are and won't help you unless you show effort. The school activities, like pep rally, homecoming, prom, and spirit week are extremely fun to be a part of. Sports are a big thing and students attend many home games, especially against rival schools. The faculty cares about the students and do their best to make sure no one is alone at lunch and the make sure students are mentally okay and happy. The lunch is an average school lunch, nothing special, but there are different options every day. There are security is all buildings and on every floor, and there is always security at the entrance of the school, so it's easy to feel safe. There is a lot of school spirit throughout the school and everyone seems to be pretty happy to attend school every morning. There are plenty of clubs to be a part of.
My experience in Barbara Goleman Senior High is really good because the teachers are really invested in the students and are willing to help the students reach their potential. Also, the principal Dr. Sanchez interacts with the students very well and makes them feel safe in the school environment. In addition, since there is diversity in the students it can be very easy to make friends and most people are really kind. I am a junior in Barbara Goleman Senior High and I’ve created so many memories with the students and all the events they hold at school make it so much better. At this point I can consider this school my second home.