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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
South Dade Senior High Academy Magnet School is a public, magnet school located in Homestead, FL. It has 3,100 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 36% in reading.

South Dade Senior High Academy Magnet School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
36%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1030
234 responses
Average ACT
20
99 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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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
    D-
Median Household Income
$46,338
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,195
National
$949
Median Home Value
$242,800
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
51%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.45 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.45 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 107 responses
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  • Pep rallies
    28%
  • Football Rivalry Game
    21%
  • Dance Academy Seasonal Shows
    19%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Wacky Olympics
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Drama Productions
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,100
Free or Reduced Lunch
83%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.50 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.50 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.51 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,870
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.8%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.68 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.68 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.68 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
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
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.66 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.66 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.66 responses
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South Dade Senior High Academy Magnet School Reviews

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South dade senior high school was an amazing and incredible place to experience. My four years here seemed to go by quick because of the energetic atmosphere this place radiates every single year. I was a part of the Medical program and I truly appreciate the teachers doing their jobs and encouraging me to follow my dreams in the health science field . All of the other students in the magnets do their part in what they chose. Culinary students cook, medical students practice drawing blood and do EKG’s on each other , performing arts students put on a show every so often, and so much more. If the magnets aren’t for you, there’s after school clubs that can accommodate those desires.
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I love my school because it’s an environment of acceptance of different cultures and equality, a place I can learn and grow. South Dade prides itself on higher education although the resources are scarce but this does not stop me from achieving my educational goals. I would personally like to see South Dade amongst the other leading Magnets Schools that have established a superior educational reputation. I believe this will maintain our talented educators at our school. It is sad to see our educators leave South Dade to teach at other reputable High Schools. However we can only achieve this with parent involvement and investing in our talented educators.. I will forever be a BUC with pride and want to see my school grow for wellbeing of our local community in Homestead Florida.. My pride will forever be my School .
At South Dade Senior High school the athletics program is very intense and challenging. In my experience at this school, I grew overall as an individual. The downfall in the environment is the lack of work ethic upon the administration. Although, the administration failed to meet my expectations the teachers provided A valuable learning experience. In the midst of high school, the diversity throughout the school benefited me due to the encounter of many different cultures.