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  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
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Felix Varela Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Miami, FL. It has 2,412 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.

Felix Varela Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1080
476 responses
Average ACT
24
149 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$68,172
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,711
National
$949
Median Home Value
$288,600
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.58 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.58 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 297 responses
  • Grad bash
    17%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Graduation!
    16%
  • Senior luncheon
    12%
  • 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
2,412
Free or Reduced Lunch
67%
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.73 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.73 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.73 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,843
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.3%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.85 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.85 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.85 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
$10,595/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.89 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.89 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.89 responses
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Ah, High school. I remember roaming the hallways alone on my first day of freshman year. I didn't know what to expect or how I was supposed to act so I stayed to myself. I swore that I was never going to open up and I was going to be friendless forever. Without even a month in I found my best friend who I'm graduating with in a few weeks.Furthermore, I found so many opportunities in this school it almost felt unreal. I joined softball, swimming, and basketball. Without a doubt joining sports was the highlight of my high school years, it has surely helped me become the person I am today and made me a stronger person; mentally and physically. I joined DECA, HIP, and took over 8 marketing and entrepreneurship classes. My teachers always pushed me to be my best and motivated me daily. Anything I needed no matter what it was I can honestly say Felix Varela has done its best to hand it to me. This school is my home. Once a viper, always a viper!
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Felix Varela Senior High was known in it's day for providing many certificate programs for students so that when they would graduate they would be able to provide for themselves. As a positive change, the school began to include magnet programs which is also great for the students to acquire college credits. Unfortunately, many of the certificate programs were lost and the majority of students lost their chance for these opportunities. Over the years, there was a decrease in student enrollment and somehow the seriousness of academia was lost within the mix. As I am a substitute now at the school, there has been positive change. The school is now aiming towards more certificate programs once again, such as a dental assistant program. In the next school year there will be even more opportunities implemented for the students and I have seen a positive change in their attitude and school spirit. Overall, Felix Varela is again a neighborhood school of quality education and opportunity.
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!