Miami Palmetto Senior High School

Tel: (305)235-1360
  • Miami Palmetto Senior High School serves 2,588 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 44% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 59% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Miami Palmetto Senior High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 61%.
  • Miami Palmetto Senior High School operates within the Dade School District.
  • Dade School District's 80% graduation rate is lower than the Florida state average of 82%.

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School Overview

  • Miami Palmetto Senior High School's student population of 2588 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 105 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students2,588 students
Miami Palmetto Senior High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Miami Palmetto Senior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers105 teachers
Miami Palmetto Senior High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeMiami Palmetto Senior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Miami Palmetto Senior High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3601 schools in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Miami Palmetto Senior High School is 0.66, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
54%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
52%
Student : Teacher Ratio25:116:1
Miami Palmetto Senior High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
3%
3%
Miami Palmetto Senior High School Asian Students (1989-2016)
Hispanic
46%
32%
Miami Palmetto Senior High School Black Students (1989-2016)
Black
18%
23%
Miami Palmetto Senior High School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
32%
39%
Miami Palmetto Senior High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
1%
3%
Miami Palmetto Senior High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsMiami Palmetto Senior High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownFL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.660.70
Miami Palmetto Senior High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate
89%
82%
Miami Palmetto Senior High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
48%
Miami Palmetto Senior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
Miami Palmetto Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Miami Palmetto Senior High School is Dade School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 74 school districts in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Dade School District's student population of 357,931 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 80% has increased from 71% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $9,718 in this district is less than the state average of $12,987. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $10,356 is less than the state average of $13,734. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameDade School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    524
    22
    Number of Students Managed357,93110,175
    Dade School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    52%
    54%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    52%
    52%
    District Graduation Rate
    80%
    82%
    District Total Revenue$3,443 MM$132 MM
    District Spending$3,669 MM$140 MM
    District Revenue / Student$9,718$12,987
    District Spending / Student$10,356$13,734
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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