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South Miami Senior High School5

Miami, FL | Miami-Dade County


July 27, 2014

Ever since Bonce got there he made the place a prison. It is no longer a school, I dropped out in 2008 because I hated every minute of it. Specially the administration, faculty and staff. They are all very disrespectful to the students. I have been able to graduate college and I am currently working on a masters, no thanks to this horrible school and its pedantic administrators. Only way I see to fix this school is to do a complete overhaul and hire new staff, administrators and educators. And for the love of god will the get a decent architect/ engineer/contractor in there to put some windows in the main building.

April 27, 2014

I think South Miami High has offered a better education than my previous private school. Like any school, there are great teachers, good teachers, and those that you wish you did not have to deal with. Overall, I have to say that this is a good school to attend.

Submitted by a student

December 26, 2013

I graduated a couple years back and really it's a great school. It made a MAJOR improvement from my freshman to junior year. I'm pretty sure it was able to go from a D school to a B school in one year. While there are some teachers who probably shouldnt be there (lack of competence, to be honest, and its a shame) there are several who are truly good at what they are doing. They care about the students and want to teach. They offer plenty of AP courses as well! I only wish their Arts program was better. Its also important to note that in my time there I never experienced or witnessed any really bad bullying. South Miami is a good school that I'm sure will keep on getting better!

Submitted by a student

November 6, 2013

Going to South Miami Senior High School is depressing. The unpleasant aesthetics of the school (one of the buildings literally has no windows and is completely concrete), the prison like administration (with constant uniform sweeps, tardy tank that sends you to SCSI where one gets sentenced to a day of absolute silence in a tiny room with a barking babysitter, and of course the wonderful security gaurds that are constantly questioning you if you are spotted in the halls), and of course the education which is undoubtedly unsatisfactory. The regular course teachers are only there to prepare their students for the FCAT, so one has to take full AP courses to receive a decent education; there are a very limited selection of APs at that. The math department can be said to have only one good teacher, there are very few academies (the IT academy is deplorable, only very highly motivated students can succeed, as there is no real effort to do any sort of work), and there are even fewer elective choices for educational enrichment. I would not recommend South Miami Senior High School to anyone, even those who want to participate in a magnet program.

Submitted by a student

July 30, 2010

This is an excellent school and excellent teachers with a very good programs go cobras!!!!

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November 19, 2008

This is an excellent school with a good track record. Go Cobras!!!

September 23, 2008

My son who now is 23 and graduated from SMSH is about to get his Bachelors Degree from Computer Science at FIU and I have a 15 year old girl that attends to SMSH and she is in 10th grade, the Principal Mr. Bonce has improved the quality of teaching and best of all School Uniformed implemented and is showing the difference in the students thank you Mr. Bonce for your perseverance in making this school a better place to study and allowed the student to make better grades. Also the students will be our future so is very important what they learn in High School.

Submitted by a parent

August 26, 2008

I think that SMHS is a good School, i have been a personal experiencie with my daughter which is in Magnet Dance Program.The teachers are great! The only complaint i have is in reference to the personal Office, they always answer the phone in a bad manner and never help parents to resolve a problem. All the time they seem unhappy and with bad mud., it doesn't matter the time of the day. The morning is worst!!!

Submitted by a parent

January 14, 2008

I was a student at South Miami and graduated in '06. I was in the gifted, magnet music programs, and took several AP classes. In those three categories, the teachers were excellent, knowledgeable people who took a sincere interest in their students' progress. However, I also took a handful of regular requirement classes with very uninspired teachers. The CAP counselor in particular was terribly uninformed about any issues I had with the college admissions process.

Submitted by a student

December 1, 2007

I have a son in S.M.Sr.H.S and he is in the 12th final year and I wished that the conselor were more involve in helping the students for preparation of the SAT test to start qualifying for their college of their choice. I have tried to meet and talk about what could be my involvement to help my son. My son says they every time he goes to see his conselor he gets turned back to his class saying that she/he is busy.

Submitted by a parent

August 14, 2007

I was a student at south miami and i graduated in 2006. It was a great school. The teachers cared if you learned and helped you as much as they could. They are many extra curriculum activies. The admistration was helpful and never unfair( at least not to me or anyone I knew). It prepared me well for college..( Better than alot of the students I have met from other high schools). But since my class has left the school (class of 2006) things have changed. There are many new teachers and administrators. So Im not sure how the school is now. What I know is that is was an awesome high school and Im glad I attended it.

August 3, 2006

My daughter graduated from South Miami in 2004 and we both loved the school, the teacher's and the counselors. My son is now a sophomore at South Miami and he has nothing but good things to say about it. The parents who are putting down the school are probably the ones who throw their kids out of the car in the morning and tell them, 'go and learn'. I have been involved in my children's education all of their school days and it makes a difference. Sure, there are days they just want to stay in bed but they don't. I have taught them that school is their job and they've got to go and do their job if they want the 'big pay-off'!! My oldest recently graduated from MDC with Highest Honors and will begin FIU in the Fall. Get involved,it's your job! They need you!

Submitted by a parent

May 10, 2006

I'm very pleased with the education my child is receiving at this school. Teachers are always available and willing to help. The school offers a variety of classes and levels.The music magnet program is excellent.

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April 30, 2006

Academic programs are very good, there is a fine core group of teachers who care. There are many extracurricular activities and programs. The sports teams are well respected and compete at a very high level.

Submitted by a parent

January 4, 2006

Its a very nice school. I study there and is one of the best schools that I been too.

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