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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
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Southwest Miami Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Miami, FL. It has 2,825 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.
Address
8855 SW 50th Ter
Miami, FL 33165
Telephone
(305) 274-0181
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Southwest Miami Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1100
331 responses
Average ACT
23
147 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
Rural
Median Household Income
$60,699
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,448
National
$949
Median Home Value
$288,200
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.36 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 123 responses
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  • Senior activities
    26%
  • Pep rallies
    17%
  • College road trip
    16%
  • Homecoming Week
    14%
  • Junior senior olympics
    14%
  • Academic acknowledgement
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,825
Free or Reduced Lunch
77%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.42 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.42 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,870
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.8%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.57 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.57 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.57 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
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.60 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.60 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.60 responses
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Great school, the students have just become a little lazy lately. Counseling is something that needs improvement, if you’re a senior you’re on your own! Otherwise, good school.
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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!
It has been a great experience at Southwest. There are wonderful teachers and most students are helpful and friendly. Also, a big percentage of students are bilingual, which creates a comfortable environment for people from a Hispanic background like me. Besides, the administration does a good job maintaining order and the school feels very safe. However, something I would improve is the availability of resources and information.