Miami Jackson High School
|Miami Jackson Senior High School|
|Principal||Carlos Rios Jr.|
|Location||Allapattah, Miami, Florida, USA|
|District||Miami-Dade County Public Schools|
|Colors||Green and Gold|
|School hours||7:30 AM to 2:30 PM|
|Average class size||30|
Miami Jackson Senior High School, also known as Andrew Jackson High School or Jackson High School, is a high school located at 1751 NW 36th St in the Allapattah neighborhood of Miami, Florida, United States. Its athletic team name is the Generals.
Jackson High School began as a grade school. The original building was a log cabin built in 1898 on land donated by L.J. Becker. In its first year there were only 14 students.
It was replaced by a four-room grade school which was more than doubled later with the addition of a five-room annex. Due to the growth of Miami's northwestern section, more rooms had to be added, and in 1926, a three-story high school building was added. This building remained the Jackson High School main campus until 2008, when a new campus, built upon the schools athletic fields, was opened and the historical building demolished with the land it was on making up the new athletic fields. Jackson's renovation was a part of a program to completely rebuild all high schools in Miami-Dade county and was the second school to be rebuilt after Miami Beach High School. The former building was the third oldest high school building in Miami-Dade County, Florida after Beach High and the historical campus at Miami High School. The tenth grade was added in 1936, and by 1939 the eleventh and twelfth grades were added. By then the elementary grades had been dropped. Jackson's first graduating class had 79 students.
After World War II, the sixth through eighth grades were dropped, making Jackson High School a senior high school, as it remains today.
Miami Jackson High is 67% Hispanic, 32% Black and 1% White non-Hispanic.
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The school's grades by year since the FCAT began in 1998 are:
- 1998-99: D
- 1999-00: D
- 2000-01: D
- 2001-02: F (259 Points)
- 2002-03: F (259 Points)
- 2003-04: F (270 Points)
- 2004-05: D (289 Points)
- 2005-06: F (272 Points)
- 2006-07: D (397 Points)
- 2007-08: C (407 Points)
- 2008-09: F (390 Points)
- 2009-10: D (825 Points)
- 2010-2011: A (1,056 Points)
- 2011-2012: A
Government Joseph Ingraham Class of 1972 : Community Activist
- Mychal Thompson - Class of 1974, 33-0 State Championship Team
- Mandy Romero - Class of 1984; Major League Baseball from 1997 - 2003 Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 19th round of the 1988 MLB amateur draft.Also played for San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies.
- Fred Norman - Class of 1962; played 16 years in Major League Baseball (1962–80) with various teams, including the Kansas City Athletics, Chicago Cubs, and Cincinnati Reds.
- Warren Cromartie - Class of 1971; played in Major League Baseball with the Montreal Expos (1974–1983) and the Kansas City Royals (1991); also spent many years playing in Japan.
- Bobby Ramos - Class of 1974; played in Major League Baseball with the Montreal Expos (1978, 1980–1981, 1983–1984) and New York Yankees (1982)
- Rafael Palmeiro - Class of 1982; played in Major League Baseball with the Chicago Cubs (1986–1988), Texas Rangers (1989–1993, 1999–2003) and Baltimore Orioles(1994–1998, 2004–2005); played collegiately at Mississippi State University.
- Lenny Harris, played in Major League Baseball with the Cincinnati Reds (1988–1989, 1994–1998), Los Angeles Dodgers (1989–1993), New York Mets (1998, 2000–2001), Colorado Rockies (1999), Arizona Diamondbacks (1999–2000), Milwaukee Brewers (2002), Chicago Cubs (2003) and Florida Marlins (2003–2005)
- John Harris - Class of 1973; played in Major League Baseball with the California Angels (1979-1981)
- Carl Starling - Class of 1962. Professional middleweight boxing prospect. Starling was undefeated in his first 10 bouts and was featured in the Ring Magazine. Fought WBA World Heavyweight Champion Jimmy Ellis in a 1968 exhibition.
- Lee Corso - Class of 1953, played collegiately at Florida State University, later served as the head coach of the University of Indiana and University of Louisville; now a broadcaster with ESPN
- Fred Robinson, Defensive Lineman/Linebacker, played in the National Football League with the San Diego Chargers (1984–1986) and the Miami Dolphins (1986); played collegiately at the University of Miami
- Kenny Johnson, Running Back, played in the National Football League with the New York Giants (1979); played collegiately at the University of Miami
- John Edward Harris (born June 13, 1956) is a former American football safety who played 11 seasons for the Seattle Seahawks and the Minnesota Vikings in the National Football League. He intercepted 50 passes in his career. John Harris is one of the Seahawks best corners. 2nd most interceptions in team history.
- Elvis Dumervil #92 for the Denver Broncos. Class of 2002
- Jermaine Mays (born July 13, 1979) is a professional American and Canadian football cornerback for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Minnesota Vikings in 2003. He played college football for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
- Stefan Logan #11 Pittsburgh Steelers.
- Andrew Prine - Class of 1954, veteran film, stage and television actor, with over 150 movies and TV episodes to his credit.
- Angela Pitts, contestant on Flavor of Love 3 best known as Myamee and winner of I Love Money 2. Class of 2002.
- Bob Vila
- Edward Muscare, Class of 1951, television and YouTube personality.