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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Felix Varela Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Miami, FL. It has 2,782 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
Address
15255 SW 96th St
Miami, FL 33196
Telephone
(305) 752-7900
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Felix Varela Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1080
421 responses
Average ACT
24
133 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$65,211
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,596
National
$949
Median Home Value
$262,800
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
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.55 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.55 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 277 responses
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  • Grad bash
    17%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Graduation!
    16%
  • Senior luncheon
    12%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Spirit week
    10%
  • Senior movie night
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,782
Free or Reduced Lunch
68%
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.70 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.70 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.70 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,870
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.3%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.82 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.82 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.82 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,153/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.86 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.86 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.86 responses
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Felix Varela is a pretty good public High School. Why? First, rules are follow along. Administration is always caring about people' safety and they are really strict with the rules. Teachers are really nice and they teach pretty well. I have had a pretty good experience in my school, I feel comfortable and safe. Activities are fun with music and games. We have an amazing principle that always checks classes and how people are doing. We receive gifts if we are doing good in school to keep people worrying about their grades. It's a good day to be a viper, Always!
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Felix Varela is a very well rounded school containing everything from sports and activities to challenging courses such as AP classes. The teachers are very cooperative and care very much about the students success. The AP classes, although very difficult at times, challenges students mentally into being better students. Varela's magnet programs such as IPREP and Global Studies gives students a rigorous learning environment filled with intresting classes and amazing teachers. From the moment you walk into Varela as a freshman till the very last day you leave graduating as a senior, you will have experienced all 4 years of preparation for the real world and you will walk away with a permantly implemented hardworking attitude.
My experience at Felix Varela Senior High School was an overall great four years of my life. I made many friends in the Global Studies program I got accepted in. It also gave me many opportunities to be prepared for college. This program kept me in track with my GPA and grades throughout each school year. I loved that this school was very diverse with different cultures and ethnicities. everyone was very accepting towards others no matter what their race or ethnicity was. In addition, as I graduated in 2016 Felix Varela has not made many improvements academically or physically. I would hope to see one day the school advances in the academic of their students and make physical changes to the buildings and cafeteria to better the students experiences. Overall, Felix Varela Senior High School made my four years of High School extremely memorable, and I will forever cherish those memories for a lifetime.