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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Southwest Miami Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Miami, FL. It has 2,970 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Address
8855 SW 50th Ter
Miami, FL 33165
Telephone
(305) 274-0181

Southwest Miami Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1100
287 responses
Average ACT
23
136 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
Suburban
Median Household Income
$60,766
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,394
National
$949
Median Home Value
$277,200
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.33 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 111 responses
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  • Senior activities
    26%
  • Pep rallies
    19%
  • College road trip
    16%
  • Junior senior olympics
    14%
  • Homecoming Week
    14%
  • Academic acknowledgement
    5%
  • Eagles Fling
    2%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,970
Free or Reduced Lunch
79%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,354
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.8%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.54 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.54 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.54 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
$10,082/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.57 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.57 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.57 responses
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Southwest Miami Senior High School Reviews

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Southwest is an excellent school! They have a very good academic services including excellent teachers and excellent learning technologies. Other than that, they also offer a lot of opportunities to get college credits while you're still in high school. In general, I would say that it's an excellent school on US!
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I remember so vividly and happily my time spent at Southwest Miami Senior High School. I am proud to say that I found my life long friends during my studies here. All around the school impacted me in all kinds of positive ways. The administration and the teachers helped me get the grades and scores I wanted and because of them I was able to continue my education at the college of my choice. Of course, like everything in life the school was not perfect but it supplied me with all of the necessary resources in order to be successful. I believe improvements can be addressed within the security and after school activities, however all of that comes with time and further preparation and they are factors that can be looked into and resolved. Overall, my experience at Southwest Miami Senior High School is one that I will always remember in a positive light.
Southwest Miami Senior High School is an excellent school. I loved every aspect of it, especially the commitment of teachers and counselors to the well being of the students. The school offers a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities, such as Honor Socities Clubs and diverse sports. The school is safe, given that it is located in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood. One of the most important aspect of this school is its brilliant academic performance. It offers about 20 AP courses where students truly get to experience what college classes look like. The school spirit is always present in the halls of Southwest. From a pep rally, to a sports match, this school is filled with activities that strengthen the relationships among students. These past four years at Southwest have been a life-changing experience. I have not only grown as a person, but I have also made long-lasting bonds with my classmates. What a blessing to be one family, one eagle nation.