Online Public Schools in FL
|School Type||Magnet School|
|Grades Offered||Grades 8-12|
|Total Students||3,024 students|
|Gender %||51% Male / 49%Female|
|Total Classroom Teachers||133 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
|School District Name||Dade School District|
|Number of Schools
|Number of Students Managed||365,628||9,762|
|District Total Revenue||$3,531 MM||$138 MM|
|District Spending||$3,994 MM||$159 MM|
|District Revenue / Student||$5,407,583||$13,793|
|District Spending / Student||$6,115,936||$15,882|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
- Felix Varela Senior High School is a secondary school located at 15255 SW 96th Street in Miami, Florida. Varela serves portions of Kendall, an unincorporated area outside of Miami.
- Varela was built as an overcrowding reliever for G. Holmes Braddock High School and Miami Sunset High School; construction began in 1998 but due to several delays in construction (mainly concerning funding and local area politics) the school's opening was pushed back several times. Varela finally opened in the Fall of 2000.
- The school was named for Father FÃ©lix Varela, a Cuban priest from the 19th century, and a popular figure for Cubans in Miami.
- It opened its doors to about 2,000 ninth and tenth graders (classes of 2003 and 2004) on August 28, 2000.
- Enrollment at Varela High grew sequentially after each school year as more incoming freshmen enrolled.
- Eventually, the school reached the status as a full-fledged high school when it finally filled in students from the grades 9-12. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
- Felix Varela's athletic rivals include G. Holmes Braddock High School, Miami Sunset High School and John A. Ferguson High School.
- Its newspaper is The Viper Vibe, which is a part of the High School National Ad Network. The school's yearbook is the Crotalus. Varela has also had two literary magazines in its past: S.O.S. (Shedding Our Skin) which lasted two years but was terminated when the sponsor left the school. A new literary magazine is starting in the 2006-2007 school year and will be titled Vox Vipera, Latin for the Viper Voice.
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- School Location Miles Students Grades
Miami Hammocks Middle School
9889 Hammocks Blvd
Miami , FL , 33196
(305)385-0896Magnet School0.2 mi | 1182 students | Gr. 6-8
Miami Oliver Hoover Elementary School
9050 Hammocks Blvd
Miami , FL , 33196
Miami Claude Pepper Elementary School
14550 Sw 96th St
Miami , FL , 33186
Miami Christina M. Eve Elementary School
16251 Sw 99 St
Miami , FL , 33196
Miami Pinecrest Academy (south Campus)
15130 Sw 80 St
Miami , FL , 33193
(305)386-0800Charter School1.1 mi | 750 students | Gr. PK-5
- July 04, 2011 - As a parent of a daughter who graduated 2006 and another in the 11th grade, I have nothing but praise for Varela. Ms. Connie Navarro the Principal is very approachable as are the VP's. My girls have participated in cheerleading [ coach Kubit ] and the Enchanters dance club [ Ms. Osorio ] and they have wonderful memories to tell their kids of Varela Senior High. Even though I work a fulltime job I have always found the time and effort to participate as an involved parent. It's up to you and your child to make it work. I highly reccomend Felix Varela High School. - Posted by Parent
- January 25, 2011 - Admin offices are in need of assistance they are terrible - Posted by Administrator
- November 17, 2009 - The academic programs are terrible. The grading scales is curved in such away that one F can bring you down from an A to a C. The teachers are all terrible with the execption of Mr. Lorenzo. - Posted by Student/Alumni
- November 24, 2008 - The level of dedication by the teachers has improved significantly in this school. In the past four years I've been attending, I noticed the ease of access to clubs, sports, and areas to unleash my creativitity. The communications academy is top knotch; the learning these students do, not only helps them in their career, but also in life. I've blossomed in my writing and knowledge about the global community we live in(and I got into an Ivy League School), and I thank Varela for this. I definately recommend this school! - Posted by Student/Alumni
- January 11, 2008 - The communication between teachers, counselors, assistant principles and parents is poor. The quality of teachers and academic programs has declined in the last couple years. My child has felt since she began at Felix Varela that the teachers just do not care. She has had very few good teachers who motivate the students during her 3 1/2 years there. The drop off of students in the morning is dangerous. Very bad traffic flow causing students to be late for class. Students get out of cars in the middle of the street not at crosswalks. - Posted by Parent
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