About This School
Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs. See Miami Springs Senior High School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Miami Springs Senior High School had 23 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Miami Springs Senior High School Reviews
The School is amazing the teachers care and everyone us nice it has some minor problems but every school does.
As i recall the fence went up (the first regular chain link fence not the one they have up now) because of a car accident that injured/killed some sutdents. that black thing that they have around the school now went up after 2002. As far as the teachers one stood out above the rest while i was there my english teacher. i cant remember his name right now but he was quiet interesting. back then it wasnt always a daycare. The teachers cared about the students. now its probally more along the students dont give 3 S%$@s about going to class and they are probally over crowded as it is that they just want to get them out of there
I call this school my former daycare. Education is not taken seriously in this place. You can literally do nothing and graduate, which most kids can't even do correctly, given the horrible graduation rate. So many of the classes take on the persona of a daycare, just someplace these kids go to talk with their friends or zone out on their phones. Even the highest level classes are fraught with apathetic kids, met only with more apathy from the teachers. It is akin to a prison, fences, security guards, and checkpoints everywhere, so you would think that security would be tight, but most security guards are out of shape or incredibly old. Regardless, many of them spend most of their time doing the job of a bell, which the school no longer has, by blowing whistles to herd kids inside or driving their favorite kids they have become BFFs with in their golf carts. Every room in the building is dimly lit by constantly near-dead fluorescent lighting, which cascades nicely over the pale-yellow interiors. The extra curriculars are limited at best, and mostly a joke, fueled by the non-emotion of teachers desperately trying to keep from getting "surplussed" who take on overseeing roles of the clubs and teams. Some of the sports teams do kind-of okay, sometimes, though. The food is either grossly overpriced and grossly unhealthy or a salad bar. The salad bar is nice.
Basically, the school is this: a FCAT factory, which it can't even excel at, run by people who honestly and literally do not care about anything, or that's how it appears to be. If they really do care about the students, then they are really bad at their jobs. Most of the faculty and staff don't speak English very well, which could be understandable for a genius professor, but not a front desk clerk. The kids are nice, which confounds my understanding of the attempt to appear very secure, because there are next to zero infractions or outbursts from any of the students. During four years there I saw 5 fights in total, and they were incredibly stupid. A lot of the kids going there like to pretend they have a reason to act stupid, but they really don't. Same goes for those running the school as well, I guess.
I HAD GRADUATED FROM MIAMI SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL IN 1970 AND WE WERE THE 5TH GRADUATING CLASS. YOU COULD OF NOT ASKED FOR A MORE BEAUTIFUL SCHOOL AS IT WAS BRAND NEW AND THE STUDENTS APRRECIATED AND TOOK CARE OF THE BUILDING WHEN I WENT PAST THERE IN DECEMBER 2007 AFTER 30 YEARS OF NOT BEING HOME I WAS SO DISGUSTED TO SEE HOW IT HAS BEEN LET GO AND TO SEE THE FENCES ALL AROUND IT MADE IT LOOK LIKE A PRISON.
STUDENTS NEED TO TAKE THE APPRECIATION OF THE BUILDING. BACK IN OUR DAYS WE HAD SUCH A HIGH EDUCATIONAL STAFF AND THEY CARED ABUT THE STUDENTS AND WE ALL HAD RESPECT FOR EACH OTEHR.
I CAN'T NOT BELIVE THE RATIO NOW TO THE SCHOOL. THIS SHOULD OF NEVER BEEN ALLOWED. IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL IN AND OUT OF THE SCHOOL.