Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School

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Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School
Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High.jpg
Labor Omnia Vincet
(Latin, "Work Conquers All")
Location
Hialeah, Florida, United States
Information
Type Public
Established September 1971
School district Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Principal Eric Acosta
Grades 912
Enrollment 1,677[1]
Average class size 22
Schedule 7:20 AM to 2:20 PM
Campus Suburban
Color(s)      Royal blue
     True orange
     White
Mascot Trojans
HML mascot.gif
Website

Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School is a secondary school operated by Miami-Dade County Public Schools, located at 7977 W 12th Avenue in Hialeah, Florida, United States, on the boundary with the city of Miami Lakes.

History[edit]

Construction[edit]

Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High opened its doors in 1971; the school was built to serve the newly formed community of Miami Lakes, Florida as well as the city of Opa-locka and parts of Hialeah, Florida. It is one of five high schools serving the densely populated Miami suburb of Hialeah, Florida.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Hialeah-Miami Lakes is 70% Hispanic (of any race), 21% Black, 6% White non-Hispanic, and 3% Asian.[2]

Achievements[edit]

Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior participates in the Florida High School Mock Trial Competition and the National High School Mock Trial Competition. Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior received Miami-Dade County Championships in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 and placed 2nd in 1995. The school received Florida State Championships in 1991, 1992, 1993, and placed 2nd in 1994. Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior, under the instruction of Walter Gishler and Anthony DeFillippo, received National High School Mock Trial Honors placing 7th in 1991, 5th in 1993 and National Champions in 1992.[3]

In 2006-2007, the Hialeah-Miami Lakes Theatre/Drama Department earned straight superior ratings at the Southeastern Theatre Conference. Representing not only their school but M-DCPS and the entire state of Florida as well, they earned straight superior ratings for the production of From the Mississippi Delta.[4] The Drama program continued its excellence throughout the 2007-2008 school year with its one act interpretation of Beckett's Waiting for Godot which earned an invitation to the prestigious 2009 Edinburgh Theater Festival in Scotland.

Grades[edit]

For the 2007-2008 school year the school grade was a D, having missed a C grade by one point.[5] Hialeah-Miami Lakes improved from a D in 2011, to a B in 2012, and further improved to an A in 2013.[6]

Academics[edit]

Lakes offers more Advanced Placement courses in its curriculum than most of the schools in Dade county, numbering a total of 23 AP classes. The AP courses offered for the 2007-2008 school year are: 1. Psychology 2. Macroeconomics 3. Biology 4. Chemistry 5. Environmental Science 6. Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 7. Calculus (AB & BC) 8. Statistics 9. European History 10. United States History 11. World History 12. English Language 13. English Literature 14. French Language 15. Spanish Language 16. Spanish Literature 17. Human Geography 18. Comparative Government & Politics 19. United States Government & Politics 20. Studio Art 21. Music Theory

Extra Curricular[edit]

Hialeah-Miami Lakes offers over 30 clubs and organizations, including Army JROTC. A message from the activities director, "Activities enrich the curriculum of the school by making available a wide variety of experiences in which a student can participate. Each student has the opportunity to join the many clubs available. However, a student can be a member of only one service club. It is possible for students to request a new club or activity if at least fifteen (15) students show an interest and a faculty sponsor is available. Before a new club can be formed the Director of Student Activities must be consulted."

iPrep[edit]

Hialeah-Miami Lakes iPrep Academy
Location
Hialeah, Florida, United States
Information
Type Magnet
Established September 2012
School district Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Principal Eric Acosta
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 100
Schedule 7:20 AM to 2:20 PM
Campus Suburban
Color(s)      Orange
     Royal blue
Mascot Trojan

The school has the "iPrep Academy",[7] which receives an entire floor dedicated to the students in the academy and the students that attend the academy also receive a Mac. iPrep is a magnet academy, exclusive to 100 students that are hand-picked by the school. Students also take FLVS (Florida Virtual School) courses on their Macs.[citation needed]

Athletics[edit]

Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School has won multiple Florida state sports championships, including the 1972 and 1973 undefeated Boys Waterpolo State Champions and the 1972 and 1973 undefeated Girls Waterpolo State Champions, the 1975 football state championship, four state championships in baseball (1977, 1979, 1980, and 1985), one in boys' soccer (1978), one in boys' golf (1978), one in boys' gymnastics (1978), one in boys' track (1984), one in boys' basketball (1986), and one in girls' soccer (1993), as well as a national baseball championship in 1985. Hialeah-Miami Lakes High was also awarded the Miami Herald All Sport Award for seven seasons (1977–78, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, and 1989–90) as well as the Miami Herald Major Sport Award (1977–78 and 1978–79).[8] Hialeah-Miami Lakes High shares a rivalry with Hialeah High and a less notable one with Barbara Goleman Senior High.

Feeder patterns[edit]

The following elementary schools feed into Hialeah-Miami Lakes:

  • Bunche Park
  • John G. Dupuis
  • Golden Glades
  • Miami Lakes K-8 center
  • North Twin Lakes
  • Nathan B. Young
  • Palm Lakes
  • Rainbow Park
  • Twin Lakes

Miami Lakes Middle School, North Dade, M.A. Milam K-8 Center, and Palm Springs Middle Schools feed into Hialeah-Miami Lakes. 1972 and 1973 Boys and Girls waterpolo State Champions with an undefeated season.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HIALEAH-MIAMI LAKES SHS". Dadeschools.net. Retrieved December 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Hialeah-miami Lakes Senior High School". Public School Review. Retrieved February 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Participant History & Past National Winners". National High School Mock Trial Championship. Retrieved February 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ [1] Miami-Dade County Public Schools - Division of Life Skills[dead link]
  5. ^ [2] Miami-Dade County Public Schools - OADA Report[dead link]
  6. ^ Afshar, Paradise (December 30, 2013). "Miami Lakes trumpets high schools’ improved FCAT grades". Miami Herald. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ "School Choice & Parental Options is pleased to introduce Miami's Newest Magnets:". Dadeschools.net. Retrieved September 16, 2012. 
  8. ^ [3] Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School Athletics Archives[dead link]
  9. ^ Steven Wine (July 28, 2007). "Vet WR Timpson returns home to play for Dolphins". Associated Press. Retrieved December 23, 2007. 
  10. ^ Blustein, Larry (January 2, 2014). "South Florida quarterbacks getting extra attention". Miami Herald. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°53′42″N 80°18′28″W / 25.894983°N 80.307901°W / 25.894983; -80.307901