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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Felix Varela Senior High School is a public school located in Miami, FL. It has 2,882 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
15255 SW 96th St
Miami, FL 33196
Telephone
(305) 752-7900

Felix Varela Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1080
347 responses
Average ACT
24
116 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
Urban
Median Household Income
$62,019
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,431
National
$949
Median Home Value
$240,100
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
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.51 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.51 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 260 responses
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  • Grad bash
    17%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Graduation!
    16%
  • Senior luncheon
    13%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Spirit week
    10%
  • Senior movie night
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,882
Free or Reduced Lunch
72%
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.66 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.66 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.66 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,354
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.3%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.78 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.78 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.78 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
$10,082/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.82 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.82 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.82 responses
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Felix Varela Senior High School Reviews

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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 Senior High is a great school. Students have control of choosing what they'd like to do later in life. As a school, Felix Varela has a ton of upside. Ms. Nery Fins (our principal) has done a tremendous job turning Felix Varela Senior High in to an excellent academic school. For example, it was announced just yesterday that Felix Varela Senior High had the AP testing scores in our district. Mr. Carlos Escobar is not only an amazing teacher but he's also known amongst the AP community. He is one of the writers for AP exams and has taken Ms. Natalie Castillo under his wing and collectively they have developed a fantastic group of students for CAPSTONE. Furthermore, Felix Varela has a new Athletic Director, Mr. Ryan Schneider. Coach Schneider got promoted this year from teacher to AD. The culture in the hallways is changing and classrooms are filling up with Viper Pride. Felix Varela Senior High has so much to offer as a school and it's only going to get better from here.
This school hands down has some of the best AP curriculum teachers in the entire state! They are so dedicated to our learning and go above and beyond what is necessary to see their students succeed. The theatre and arts department is one of a kind. They truly aim and achieve to teach students about each aspect it takes to follow theatre on a professional level, both technical and acting; they produce some of the most equipped people into the college and university realm.