Miami Palmetto Senior High School

Overview

Student Enrollment
2,612
Best High School in Florida
#78
 Rating 8 out of 10
Grades 9th grade to 12th grade
School District DADE
Type Public
 Phone (305)235-1360
 Location 7460 SW 118TH ST
MIAMI, FL 33156
Charter School No

Miami Palmetto Senior High School has an academic rating well above the average for Florida high schools based on its high test performance, average graduation rate and high AP course participation. It is ranked 78th in the best public high schools in Florida.

Racial Demographics

The Miami Palmetto Senior High School student body is predominantly Hispanic with a significant White population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White34%887
Black16.6%433
Hispanic43.9%1,147
Asian Pacific4.5%117
Native American Indian0.2%4
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races0.9%24

Family Income

vs. other Florida high schools
Upper 27.8%

32.8% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Florida high school median of 46.3%. By this measure, MIAMI PALMETTO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL students are largely upper-middle income and rank 131st in Florida for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman645
Sophomore648
Junior660
Senior659
Total2,612

Completions

Graduation Rate
89%
Rank in Florida
168th
Rating
6 out of 10
Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students89%
Florida Median86%
Percentile65%
White95% or more*
Black65% to 69%*
Hispanic90% to 94%*
Asian Pacific90% or more*
Native Americansuppressed*
Two or more racessuppressed*
Economically Disadvantaged80% to 84%*
Limited English Proficiency40% to 59%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
56%
Rank in Florida
131st
Rating
7 out of 10

Students at Miami Palmetto Senior High School scored an average 56% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Florida Department of Education. Performance is somewhat above the state high school median of 48% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 28.3% of Florida high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls49%68%
Boys53%57%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander70% to 79%*70% to 79%*
Black25% to 29%*30% to 34%*
Hispanic48%60%
Multiracial--
White65%79%
With Disabilites15% to 19%*20% to 24%*
Limited English40% to 49%*20% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1038

The average SAT score for Miami Palmetto Senior High School students in 2014 was 1038.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
69%
Rank in Florida
105th
Rating
7 out of 10

915 out of 1,319 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (69%). College admission testing participation is well above the Florida median rate of 57% and in the top 24% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
44%
AP Pass Rank in Florida
22nd
AP Pass Rate Rating
9 out of 10

Miami Palmetto Senior High School offers 27 AP courses. 44 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 91% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Florida schools of 22%. Miami Palmetto Senior High School had 532 taking AP exams with a 245 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 94% percentile and significantly above the Florida state median of 22 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 46% 22%
Students enrolled in an AP class 44% 22%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 9%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 19%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 40%
AP Courses Offered 27

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate22%20%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate23%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate21%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.5%14
Boys0.9%12
Girls0.2%2
Florida Median0.4%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.2%6
Boys0.3%4
Girls0.2%2

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Florida Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students7.7%208
Boys9.7%136
Girls5.5%72
Florida Median5.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.4%38
Boys1.8%26
Girls0.9%12

Location

Miami Palmetto Senior High School
7460 SW 118TH ST
MIAMI, FL
33156
(305)235-1360

9 out of 10 1

District

DADE
MIAMI, FL