American High School (Miami-Dade County, Florida)
|American Senior High School|
|Principal||Luis E. Diaz|
|Location||18350 NW 67th Avenue,
Miami, Florida, Florida, USA
|District||Miami-Dade County Public Schools|
|Colors||Red, White and Blue|
|School Hours||7:20 AM to 2:20 PM|
|Average Class Size||22|
|Website||American Senior High School|
American High School is a secondary school located in Country Club, unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida. The principal is Luis E. Diaz. The school has been named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.
American was opened in 1976 (the year of America's bicentennial); thus, its name, mascot (the patriot) and colors (red, white, and blue) were chosen to reflect this. The school uses a Hialeah address but mainly serves northern Miami Lakes, including Palm Springs North and The Country Club of Miami. American's main athletic rival is Barbara Goleman High School. Other rival schools include Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School, Miami Carol City High School, Hialeah High School and Miramar High School.
American is composed of three buildings: the main building which houses most of the classrooms, and the buildings which house the freshman class in order for there to be enough room for the rest of the student body in the main building.
American High's student population is 67% Hispanic, 27% Black, 4% Caucasian, and 1% Asian. About 65% of the students receive free or reduced priced lunch, compared to a district average of 43%. The gender breakdown is 51% male, 49% female.
American feeder pattern
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Middle schools that feed into American:
- Country Club Middle School
- Mater Gardens Academy Middle
- Miami Lakes Middle School
- Bob Graham Education Center
- Lawton Chiles Middle School
- Lake Stevens Middle School
Elementary schools that feed into American:
- Charles D. Wyche Elementary
- Mater Gardens Academy Elementary
- Palm Springs North Elementary
- Spanish Lake Elementary
- Joella C. Good Elementary
- Lake Stevens Elementary
- James Jones - professional basketball player, Miami Heat
- Darryl Williams - Defensive Back, Cincinnati Bengals (1992–1995, 2000–2001), Seattle Seahawks (1996–1998), played collegiatelly at the University of Miami
- Olivier Vernon - professional football player, Miami Dolphins, played collegiatelly at the University of Miami
- Ricky Gutierrez - Retired Baseball Player, San Diego Padres, Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Boston Red Sox
- "Country Club CDP." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on September 11, 2011.