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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Terra Environmental Research Institute is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Miami, FL. It has 1,847 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 96% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

Terra Environmental Research Institute Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
96%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1230
801 responses
Average ACT
27
251 responses
AP Enrollment
60%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$72,817
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,464
National
$949
Median Home Value
$356,500
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.81 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.81 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 251 responses
  • Farmers Market
    20%
  • Dances (Hoco/Prom)
    16%
  • Pep rallies
    14%
  • Club Meetings
    10%
  • Robotics events
    9%
  • Dances
    7%
  • Basketball Games
    7%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,847
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.98 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.98 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.98 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,843
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.5%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.125 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.125 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.125 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,595/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.125 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.125 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.125 responses
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TERRA is a great school for those who are scientifically inclined. They offer great opportunities and clubs for their Engineering and Biomedical academies, and have an under-appreciated athletic program. Most of the teachers are very passionate about teaching and support their students 100%. My only real “complaint” is, as a member of the Environmental academy, I feel overlooked in favor of the more popular magnets (despite having the most students). The Enviro. academy teachers have made my experience with the interesting projects and field trips every now and then, but I wish we had more opportunities.
Also, we have a very established music program. Excellent and organized.
Overall, incredible school that’s “big” without being big. I wouldn’t have seen myself going anywhere else.
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The school is very rigorous and is full of hardworking students. Therefore, it is academically challenging. However, there are great teachers and a great learning environment. The counselors are amazing and it is a bully free zone. All the students are really welcoming and nice. However, there is a strict uniform policy. If you are seen wearing something that they do not consider uniform, you could be expelled. Furthermore, it is not necessarily a school that places a major focus on sports. Therefore, if you are someone who wants a full high school experience with a football team and cheerleaders, TERRA is probably not a good choice for you. However, there are plenty of clubs and extracurriculars to choose from. Overall, the school is very clean and safe.
Terra Environmental is a great school, it has prepared me for my educational future. This school has thought me morals and behaviors which I have not known of before. Terra has shaped its students to work smart not hard. It has taught me how life can really be, I can say I am well prepared because of terra. But I do feel as if I have lost that fun high school experience. With such a good reputation, administration is very strict. With either dress code, extra curricular's, and "high school fun experiences" in general. With no football team, there was barely any school spirit, and when there are chances of having some school spirit the administration shuts it down. I would like to see that change in the future. Terra should reward there students for there extremely hard work by having fun some days. Even if its just a simple activity during lunch. Terra is truly an amazing school, and just like it had taught me to balance my life, it needs to learn how to balance fun and work.