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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  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 2,964 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% 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
35%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1030
266 responses
Average ACT
20
107 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$48,982
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,257
National
$949
Median Home Value
$268,200
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.47 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.47 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 115 responses
  • Pep rallies
    27%
  • Football Rivalry Game
    21%
  • Dance Academy Seasonal Shows
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Wacky Olympics
    7%
  • Drama Productions
    5%
  • Going home
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,964
Free or Reduced Lunch
83%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.52 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.52 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.53 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,843
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.8%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.70 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.70 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.70 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
$10,595/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.68 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.68 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.68 responses
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I started at South Dade in my Junior year and it was allright. My classes were very easy and understanding, as long as you do what you have to do everything works out academically. Community wise it was GREAT! The pep rally and the clubs and friends were amazing and eventful!
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South Dade Senior High School has very low perceptions in comparison to other schools within the county, but the school, in reality, is filled with teachers ready to help you achieve your dreams. If not, try their very hardest. Everyone overflows with joy and happiness as they wish you a "BUCtacular day" as soon as you step foot into the building. My reaction was not the best when I found out I was going to be attending this school in particular because of what was said from others, but I have grown to not only love the school and those in it, but truly enjoy attending school every day despite the grogginess of the early mornings. If there's one thing I would tell an incoming student, it would be to not let the words of the mouth of another, fixate your perception of what you can, and can not do, because one's impossibility can be your possibility. Everyone is different in their very own distinct ways, which brings me back to the deep sentiment I have gained for attending SDSH.
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.