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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Miami Lakes Educational Center - High School is an above average, public, magnet school located in Miami Lakes, FL. It has 1,224 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

Miami Lakes Educational Center - High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1120
379 responses
Average ACT
23
159 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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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
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.62 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.62 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 261 responses
  • Class Trip
    19%
  • Spirit week
    18%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Harvest Fest
    13%
  • Harvest Fest
    10%
  • Senior Breakfast
    9%
  • Homecoming
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,224
Free or Reduced Lunch
74%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.78 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.78 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.78 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,843
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.95 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.95 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.95 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
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.95 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.95 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.95 responses
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My experience at Miami Lakes Tech was definitely different from that of a normal public school. At this school, we separated by academy and strands which helped you to bond easily with people of your own trade. Although separated, we still come together and you would have friends from other academies and other trades. The education was mediocre. Being at such an "exceptional magnet school", you are expected to "keep up" and understand concepts on the spot. Teachers and administration do the bare minimum and children are treated more so as adults that are supposed to figure things out for themselves. It more so replicates a college/university setting, so only mature and independent students will thrive here. Also, there isn't any sports, events, or fun really. Go to school, do your work, and make the honor roll is the goal here, nothing more or nothing less. Administrators thrive off of awards and national acknowledgements, so if you are bringing down class averages, you're out!
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If you enroll under the Health Academy, you could get NAF certified and CPR certified. Did I finish all requirements necessary to earn these certifications? Yes. Did any of us get certified? No. Some say it was our teacher’s fault, I believe the school/ administration should have at least checked if our teacher was actually doing what she needed to do to earn what we worked hard for! I will never forget being so happy that I got accepted to NHS and attending a ceremony as part of being a member. I tutored, paid my dues, and even purchased a shirt yet when graduation came, I was not listed as a member. My mom emailed the sponsor. She just ignored my mom. Hopefully, administration will ensure that all the recognition or certifications will be received. Other than that, I had amazing teachers who changed me as a person. Most treat their students like family. If you want an outstanding college resume, this school is great for you. They know how to make their students look good.
My first two years at MLEC were amazing! I felt welcomed in such diverse community and I was able to pursue my career at a young age. However, my Junior and Senior year were nothing but a pure disappointment. The change in administration led to the depletion of several programs within the magnet institution all being of Communication and Art fields. If you plan on applying to the Academy Cambridge or Information Technology, expect great opportunities and plenty of funding; if you are interested in any of the other offered programs, expect either terrible instructors, discrimination, or the complete elimination of your field all together. MLEC's academics are elevated outside of the career pathways, but in my personal opinion, a slightly above average learning environment isn't worth risking your safety as I was questioned by law enforcement three times throughout my four years there for incidents I witnessed and had to keep secret.