Miami Norland Senior High School

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Miami Norland Senior High School
Type Public
Principal Reginal Lee
Students 1,433
Grades 9–12
Location Miami Gardens, Florida, USA
District Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Campus Suburban
Colors Maroon & Gray
Mascot Vikings
School hours 7:20 AM - 2:20 PM
Website [1]

Miami Norland Senior High School is a secondary school located at 1050 NW 195th St in the Norwood neighborhood of Miami Gardens, Florida. The school's name come from it being the Northern most school in Miami-Dade County, following after North Dade Jr./Sr. High School (As of 1998 Dr. Michael M. Krop High School is the Northern most school in Miami-Dade County.

History[edit]

Miami Norland was graded an A school is December 2012 and it opened its doors to students in 1958 as an all-white school, taking in 50 students, including students in grades 7-12; once Norland Junior High School opened across the street, grades 7-9 moved there. Miami Norland continued to have three grade levels (10th, 11th and 12th) until 1988, when grade 9 was added. Even in Florida's oppressive heat, there was no air conditioning at the school until the late 1970s. The first principal of Miami Norland, Foster Hunter, guided the school from inception into the mid-1970s. For more than a decade, Miami Norland Senior High School was an all-white school; this changed in 1969, when all schools in Dade County were court-ordered to desegregate. Miami Norland Senior High is the sister school by original blueprints of Miami Palmetto Senior High in Southwest Dade County.

The original buildings of Miami Norland still remain. These original buildings include the first two main rooms, wood stop and drop, metal in and out lab, art wing, auditorium, band room, annexes, and chorus room. In 1964, a library wing was added, giving Miami Norland one of the largest libraries in the Miami-Dade public school system. The main office was remodeled and a science wing was added in 1996. A new gymnasium was added in 2006, and the old gym was converted to a two-story classroom building (which included a dance studio), allowing the school to add a dance program to their academy programs. The school now offers an Academy of Fine Arts, Hospitality and Tourism and Teaching magnet programs. One of the best band in Miami-Dade County.

Demographics[edit]

Miami Norland is 95% Black, 4% Hispanic and 1% non white,Hispanic.[1]

School uniforms[edit]

Students are required to wear the school color shirts Maroon,White and gray, but they wear black, khaki, gray, or maroon pants and jeans which were added 2013.[2]

Athletics[edit]

Cheerleading[edit]

  • 2013 (AMERICHEER International Champions) (1st PLACE)
  • 2013 (Beach Battle Cheer Competition) (2nd PLACE)

First time ever in 55 years to have boys on the cheerleading squad.

Girl's basketball[edit]

  • Back to Back State Champions
  • FHSAA State Champions 2009,(2010 Undefeated 32-0)
  • 2012 FHSAA State Runner-Up

Boy’s basketball[edit]

Football[edit]

  • 2002 FHSAA 6A State Champions
  • 2010 FHSAA 3A State Runner-Up
  • 2011 FHSAA 5A State Champions (Undefeated 15-0)

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.publicschoolreview.com/school_ov/school_id/17605
  2. ^ Dress Code. Miami Norland High School. Retrieved on September 28, 2009.
  3. ^ miami herald 3/1/08 page 12d

External links[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Alce, A. et al. (May 16, 1998) Demonstration Turns Violent at Norland High. The Miami Herald, page 1A
  • Walters, S. (April 18, 1999) No Peace at Norland. The Miami Herald Page, page 1B
  • Samuels, R. (February 3, 2007) Jesse Jackson delivers message of hope to kids. The Miami Herald, page 6B

Coordinates: 25°57′07″N 80°13′09″W / 25.9520372°N 80.2192147°W / 25.9520372; -80.2192147