Booker T. Washington High School (Miami)
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|Booker T. Washington High School|
|Established||August 1926/ Regained High School Status August 1999|
|Location||Overtown, Miami, Florida, USA|
|District||Miami-Dade County Public Schools|
|Colors||Black and Orange|
|School hours||7:30 AM to 2:30 PM|
|Average class size||16|
|Website||Booker T. Washington website|
Booker T. Washington High School is a secondary school located at 1200 NW 6th Avenue in Miami, Florida, USA. Booker T. is located in the Overtown neighborhood, and serves families in the Overtown, Downtown, Park West, and Omni neighborhoods. Its principal is William Aristide.
Booker T. Washington Senior High School opened its doors in 1926 to the black residents of Dade County, Fl. It is the second oldest public high school that was built for the Black Residents of Dade County, being the George Washington Carver Sr. High was the first (started by the St. Paul A.M.E. Church of Coconut Grove, FL). Students from as far as Palm Beach County came for education to this school. The school was converted to a middle school 1967 to help desegregate the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Construction for the current Booker T. Washington Senior High began in 1996 and the school was converted back to a high school as an overcrowding reliever facility for Miami High School and Miami Edison Senior High School in 1999. In 2006, 11% of the students scored at or above proficiency in reading on the FCAT state examination and 39% scored at or above proficiency in math. The school was included in the district's School Improvement Zone up until the end of the 2007-2008 school year, which includes an extended day and lower class size. The school has a miniature planetarium.
Booker T. Washington's athletic rival is Miami Northwestern High School.
Booker T. Washington is 54% Black, 44% Hispanic (of any race), and 2% White non-Hispanic.
In May 2007 the Tornadoes were crowned the FHSAA Class 3A State Champions in track and field.
In 2013, Booker T. Washington's football team went 14-0 and captured the Class 4A Football State Championship as well as the High School Football National Championship. They faced and defeated #2 ranked Miami Central, 28-17 on September 6, 2013.
- "Booker T. Washington SHS". Dadeschools.net. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
- "Booker T. Washington Senior High School". Public School Review. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
- Tim Kephart (September 6, 2013). "Booker T. Tops Miami Central 28-17". CBS. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
- Andre C. Fernandez (September 6, 2013). "Clash of Dade football powers Central and Booker T. has national impact". Miami Herald. Retrieved September 7, 2013.