Miami Palmetto Senior High School

Summary:

Miami Palmetto Senior High School is a public high school located in Miami, Florida, serving grades 8-12 with a total enrollment of 2,671 students. The school is part of the Miami-Dade school district, which is ranked 24th out of 68 districts in Florida and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Miami Palmetto Senior High School stands out for its consistently high graduation rates, ranging from 90.5% to 96.3% over the past five years, significantly higher than the state and district averages. The school also performs better than the district and state averages in terms of chronic absenteeism, although it has seen an increase in recent years. With a diverse student body, the school has a racial makeup of 23.47% White, 12.8% African American, 60.24% Hispanic, and 2.28% Asian. Academically, Miami Palmetto Senior High School consistently outperforms the district and state averages in various standardized test scores, including End of Course (EOC) exams and the Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) for English Language Arts.

When compared to nearby schools, Miami Palmetto Senior High School stands out in several ways. The School for Advanced Studies - South and International Studies Preparatory Academy, both located within a few miles, have significantly higher academic performance and graduation rates, but serve a smaller and more selective student population. In contrast, Miami Killian Senior High School, located just 2.24 miles away, has lower academic performance and higher chronic absenteeism rates compared to Miami Palmetto Senior High School. The school has also seen a steady increase in per-student spending, from $7,437 in 2019-2020 to $9,462 in 2022-2023, suggesting a commitment to supporting student learning and development.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 7431 SW 120th Street
       Miami, FL  33156


(305) 235-1360

District: Miami-Dade

SchoolDigger Rank:
207th of 807 Florida High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,462 Help


Feeder schools for Miami Palmetto Senior High School:

Elementary:    Coral Reef Elementary School
    Dr. Henry E. Perrine Academy Of The Arts
    Howard Drive Elementary School
    Palmetto Elementary School
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Middle:    Palmetto Middle School
    Southwood Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  25.4 Help
Number of students:  2,671

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
60.2%
White:
23.5%
African American:
12.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33.6% Help


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Compare Details Miami Palmetto Senior High School ranks better than 74.3% of high schools in Florida. It also ranks 40th among 102 ranked high schools in the Miami-Dade School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 60.68. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Miami Palmetto Senior High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Miami Palmetto Senior High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (60.2%), White (23.5%), African American (12.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 33.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Miami Palmetto Senior High School is 25.4. 71 high schools in the Miami-Dade School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Miami Palmetto Senior High School employs 105 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Miami Palmetto Senior High School is $9,462. 76 high schools in the Miami-Dade School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Miami Palmetto Senior High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Miami Palmetto Senior High School 207th of 807 Florida public high schools. (See Miami Palmetto Senior High School in the ranking list.)

Miami-Dade:

SchoolDigger ranks Miami-Dade 24th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Miami Palmetto Senior High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 86.83 52nd 484 89.3%
2005 84.32 60th 487 87.7%
2006 87.03 44th 477 90.8%
2007 80.76 90th 563 84.0%
2008 79.72 103rd 577 82.1%
2009 81.88 86th 587 85.3%
2010 79.48 111th 620 82.1%
2011 81.26 99th 622 84.1%
2012 67.92 107th 606 82.3%
2013 72.17 113th 648 82.6%
2014 65.22 183rd 687 73.4%
2016 53.47 245th 693 64.6%
2017 59.14 188th 714 73.7%
2018 56.91 216th 716 69.8%
2019 58.42 207th 734 71.8%
2021 59.27 184th 746 75.3%
2022 58.80 200th 774 74.2%
2023 62.65 183rd 792 76.9%
2024 60.68 207th 807 74.3%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Miami Palmetto Senior High School Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Miami Palmetto Senior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1635 364 52 266 0 n/a n/a 0 2317
1989 1511 393 52 276 2 n/a n/a 0 2234
1990 1448 414 52 353 2 n/a n/a 0 2269
1991 1429 430 65 336 1 n/a n/a 0 2261
1992 1370 453 70 348 1 n/a n/a 0 2242
1993 1169 395 59 343 2 n/a n/a 0 1968
1994 1136 370 70 351 1 n/a n/a 0 1928
1995 1192 413 85 367 2 n/a n/a 0 2059
1996 1192 413 85 367 2 n/a n/a 0 2059
1997 1214 383 80 402 6 n/a n/a 0 2085
1998 1669 502 123 643 10 n/a n/a 0 2947
1999 1708 552 136 702 7 n/a n/a 0 3105
2000 1814 539 129 761 8 n/a n/a 0 3251
2001 1827 579 143 837 12 n/a n/a 0 3398
2002 1716 549 137 975 10 n/a n/a 0 3387
2003 1716 549 137 975 10 n/a n/a 0 3387
2004 1615 530 160 1109 11 n/a n/a 0 3425
2005 1563 599 172 1206 9 n/a n/a 0 3549
2006 1496 653 183 1184 10 n/a n/a 0 3526
2007 1408 621 168 1196 9 n/a n/a 59 3461
2008 1330 595 162 1153 7 n/a n/a 64 3311
2009 1293 536 143 1121 6 n/a n/a 69 3168
2010 1233 549 127 1143 11 n/a n/a 29 3092
2011 1175 526 126 1181 8 1 30 0 3047
2012 1078 486 132 1153 7 1 29 0 2886
2013 1013 482 115 1150 8 1 28 0 2797
2014 938 456 126 1167 4 0 23 0 2714
2015 887 433 117 1147 4 0 24 0 2612
2016 822 450 99 1187 2 0 28 0 2588
2017 779 425 104 1308 4 0 26 0 2646
2018 793 436 104 1410 5 0 31 0 2779
2019 744 416 97 1481 5 1 35 0 2779
2020 724 382 93 1504 6 0 31 0 2740
2021 701 401 85 1551 5 0 31 0 2774
2022 653 339 67 1622 4 1 33 0 2719
2023 627 342 61 1609 3 1 28 0 2671

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Miami Palmetto Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2317 125.0 18.5 2
1989 2234 117.0 19.0 3.5
1990 2269 118.0 19.2 3.5
1991 2261 122.0 18.5 3.4
1992 2242 110.0 20.3 5.1
1993 1968 96.0 20.5 3.7
1994 1928 81.0 23.8 3.7
1995 2059 85.0 24.2 8.9
1996 2059 85.0 24.2 8.9
1997 2085 92.0 22.7 9.5
1998 2947 120.0 24.6 10.9
1999 3105 127.0 24.4 11.3
2000 3251 129.0 25.2 9.4
2001 3398 141.0 24.1 9.1
2002 3387 148.0 22.9 11.8
2003 3387 148.0 22.9 11.8
2004 3425 150.0 22.8 13.8
2005 3549 151.0 23.5 11.9
2006 3526 154.0 22.9 14
2007 3461 162.0 21.4 14.3
2008 3311 163.0 20.3 15.3
2009 3168 155.0 20.5 17.4
2010 3092 140.0 22.0 20.2
2011 3047 137.0 22.2 24.4
2012 2886 129.0 22.3 28
2013 2797 127.0 22.0 30.5
2014 2714 120.0 22.6 35.2
2015 2612 111.0 23.5 37.2
2016 2588 105.0 24.6 38.4
2017 2646 105.0 25.2 41.7
2018 2779 105.0 26.4 40.2
2019 2779 103.0 26.9 41
2020 2740 106.0 25.8 38.6
2021 2774 106.0 26.1 45.4
2022 2719 107.0 25.4 44.8
2023 2671 105.0 25.4 33.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Miami Palmetto Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2317 125.0 18.5 2
1989 2234 117.0 19.0 3.5
1990 2269 118.0 19.2 3.5
1991 2261 122.0 18.5 3.4
1992 2242 110.0 20.3 5.1
1993 1968 96.0 20.5 3.7
1994 1928 81.0 23.8 3.7
1995 2059 85.0 24.2 8.9
1996 2059 85.0 24.2 8.9
1997 2085 92.0 22.7 9.5
1998 2947 120.0 24.6 10.9
1999 3105 127.0 24.4 11.3
2000 3251 129.0 25.2 9.4
2001 3398 141.0 24.1 9.1
2002 3387 148.0 22.9 11.8
2003 3387 148.0 22.9 11.8
2004 3425 150.0 22.8 13.8
2005 3549 151.0 23.5 11.9
2006 3526 154.0 22.9 14
2007 3461 162.0 21.4 14.3
2008 3311 163.0 20.3 15.3
2009 3168 155.0 20.5 17.4
2010 3092 140.0 22.0 20.2
2011 3047 137.0 22.2 24.4
2012 2886 129.0 22.3 28
2013 2797 127.0 22.0 30.5
2014 2714 120.0 22.6 35.2
2015 2612 111.0 23.5 37.2
2016 2588 105.0 24.6 38.4
2017 2646 105.0 25.2 41.7
2018 2779 105.0 26.4 40.2
2019 2779 103.0 26.9 41
2020 2740 106.0 25.8 38.6
2021 2774 106.0 26.1 45.4
2022 2719 107.0 25.4 44.8
2023 2671 105.0 25.4 33.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Miami Palmetto Senior High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $511 (7.6%) $6,174 (92.4%) $6,685
2019 $404 (6.0%) $6,356 (94.0%) $6,759
2020 $402 (5.4%) $7,035 (94.6%) $7,437
2021 $884 (11.5%) $6,807 (88.5%) $7,691
2022 $1,083 (12.8%) $7,402 (87.2%) $8,485
2023 $1,277 (13.5%) $8,185 (86.5%) $9,462

Data source: Florida Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Miami Palmetto Senior High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 207th of 734 High schoolsRanks 183rd of 792 High schools
 5.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
9th Grade English Language Arts (Miami Palmetto Senior High School)6761
 6%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Miami-Dade)5554
 1%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5551
 4%
10th Grade English Language Arts (Miami Palmetto Senior High School)6462
 2%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Miami-Dade)5352
 1%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5349
 4%
End of Course Biology 1 (Miami Palmetto Senior High School)6866
 2%
   End of Course Biology 1 (Miami-Dade)6865
 3%
   End of Course Biology 1 (Florida)6763
 4%
End of Course US History (Miami Palmetto Senior High School)7776
 1%
   End of Course US History (Miami-Dade)7166
 5%
   End of Course US History (Florida)7063
 7%
End of Course Algebra 1 (Miami Palmetto Senior High School)4334
 9%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Miami-Dade)6357
 6%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6254
 8%
End of Course Geometry (Miami Palmetto Senior High School)5659
 3%
   End of Course Geometry (Miami-Dade)5549
 6%
   End of Course Geometry (Florida)5750
 7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students27792671
 3.9%
African American416342
 17.8%
American Indian53
 40%
Asian9761
 37.1%
Hispanic14811609
 8.6%
Pacific Islander11
White744627
 15.7%
Two or More Races3528
 20%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients41%33.6%
 7.4%


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Students at Miami Palmetto Senior High School are 60% Hispanic, 23% White, 13% African American, 2% Asian, 1% Two or more races.

Miami Palmetto Senior High School ranks 207th of 807 Florida high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,671 students attended Miami Palmetto Senior High School.


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