Miami Palmetto High School
- This article is about the high school in Pinecrest, Florida. For other high schools with the same name, see Palmetto High School (disambiguation).
|Miami Palmetto Senior High School|
|Location||Pinecrest, Florida, United States|
|District||Miami-Dade County Public Schools|
|Colors||Columbia blue and white|
Vis Per ScientiamLatin for "Strength through knowledge"
|Assistant Principals||Victoria Dobbs
Miami Palmetto Senior High School is a secondary school located at 7460 S.W. 118th Street in Pinecrest, Florida, USA, a Miami suburb; its principal is Dr. Allison Harley. The school is on 23 acres (93,000 m²) in southwest Miami-Dade County, Florida, and is part of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools district. Miami Norland Senior High is Miami Palmetto's sister school by original blueprints. The school has been named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.
The school was built in 1958. Miami Palmetto serves a diverse population both culturally and socio-economically. It is one of two public high schools with a white non-Hispanic plurality in Miami-Dade County, the other being Tracy and Alonzo Mourning High School. The school is 40% white (non-Hispanic), 34% Hispanic, 18% black (non-Hispanic), 5% Asian, and 3% multiracial.
Miami Palmetto students score higher on both state and national assessments than other standard (non-magnet) public schools in Miami-Dade County. For example, according to Newsweek's List of the 1,000 Top U.S. Schools (2011), Miami Palmetto is ranked at 251 in the nation (23rd in the State of Florida). This ranking is based on self-reported statistics including:
- On-time graduation (91%)
- Graduates immediately enrolling in college (95%)
- Various standardized test scores (45%)
- AP/IB/AICE courses offered per graduate (5%)
Miami Palmetto is currently participating in a pilot program of AP Capstone.
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Miami Palmetto media
Miami Palmetto has two publications: the newspaper, "The Panther", and the yearbook, Palm Echo. Both are managed by staffs composed entirely of students, with Kurt Panton serving as adviser to both. The daily morning newscast, WPAW, airs on closed-circuit channel 3.
Neath the golden sun now shining
See your banners waving high.
Live and may you always prosper
Through the years as they pass by
With your mighty spirit striving,
symbol of our blue and white,
Alma mater, stand forever,
Hail to thee, Palmetto High.
Miami Palmetto won the Miami Herald's Athletic Program of the Year Award for large schools in 2005–06 and 2006–07. Miami Palmetto is strong in swimming, track, golf, wrestling, girls basketball, tennis, baseball and softball. Many athletes have signed college scholarships. Recently playing for the boys basketball team was Tim Hardaway, Jr. who committed to The University of Michigan and is also the son of former NBA all-star Tim Hardaway. Miami Palmetto's athletics have recently produced players such as Jaamal Berry (Ohio State) Jamaine Brooks(Louisville) Delvin Jones(Ole Miss), Marcus Christian (Williams College), Taylor Wasser (Florida Atlantic), Andrell Smith (Louisville) Wendell Dunn (wake forest), Javon Hadley (UCONN), Darien Anderson (Alcorn), Darrin Lawrence (Paine College), Malik Avis (Edward Waters), Cornell Gilmore (Northern Michigan), Jacob Marchus(Manhattan), Amanda Marquez (Villanova) and Adam Sargent (University of Miami). Miami Palmetto has won 21 state championships. Miami Palmetto's dance team, Chattonettes and company, ranks well every year in competition.
- Boys golf – 1967
- Softball – 2000, 2001, 2002, 2008
- Girls tennis – 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986
- Boys tennis – 1979, 1990, 1991, 1996
- Wrestling – 1974, 1976, 1996
- Boys Swimming – 2009, 2010
- Girls water Polo - 1980, 1986
- Boys Water Polo – 1984
Recent teams finished strong at the regional (Southern Florida) and state level.
- Softball – District Champions, GMAC Champions, Regional Champions, State Runner-ups, State Champions
- Boys tennis – District Champions, GMAC Champions, Regional Champions, State Runner-Ups
- Boys golf – District Champions, GMAC Champions, Regional Champions, State Runner-Ups
- Girls swimming – District Champions, GMAC Champions, 3rd Place Regionals
- Boys swimming – District Champions, GMAC Champions, Youth Fair Champions, Regional Champions, State Champions
- Boys volleyball – District Runner-Ups, GMAC Champions
- Girls Volleyball - District Champions, GMAC Champions, Regional Champions
- Girls golf – District Champions, Regional Champions
- Girls soccer – District Champions, GMAC Champions, Regional Champions
- Boys water polo – GMAC Champions
- Girls water polo – District Runner-Ups
- Baseball – District Runner-Ups
- Girls tennis – District Runner-Ups
- Jeff Bezos – founder of Amazon.com
- Hugo Black III – lawyer and legislator
- Camila Cabello - member of girl group Fifth Harmony
- Vinnie Chulk – Major League Baseball player (Pitcher) Hiroshima Toyo Carp in Japan
- Derek Connolly Screenwriter (Safety Not Guaranteed)
- Larry Crawford – 4-time Canadian Football League All-Star
- Alex Flinn – young adult author
- Tom Foley – Third base coach for the Tampa Bay Rays and former Major League Baseball player
- Robin Fraser – former U.S national soccer team member, Major League Soccer player with the Los Angeles Galaxy, current head coach Chivas USA
- Terri Garber – Actress, most famous for playing Ashton Main in the miniseries North and South
- Glenn Geffner radio play-by-play announcer for the Florida Marlins
- Dominic L. Pudwill Gorie – American astronaut
- Ben Greenman – author and editor at The New Yorker
- Matt Gribble – Olympic swimmer
- Tim Hardaway, Jr. Basketball Shooting guard for New York Knicks
- Sylvia Hitchcock – Miss USA and Miss Universe 1967
- Bill Hurst - Former MLB player (Florida Marlins)
- Jonathan James – teen hacker who penetrated NASA and DOD computer systems at age 15
- Gabriel Edmond - South Miami City Commissioner, Former Advisor/Aide to US Senator Bob Graham (FL), Educator
- Debbie Liebling - Entertainment executive and film producer
- Ron Magill - wildlife expert
- Roger Manganelli – bassist for Less Than Jake
- Rohan Marley – owner of Marley Coffee & Tuff Gong Clothing and son of Bob Marley
- Paul McKinley – Dean, Saybrook College, Yale University
- Matt Mehana – Vocalist for I Set My Friends On Fire
- Bill Miller (finance) (b. 1950), Chairman, Chief Investment Officer, Legg Mason Capital Management
- Orson Mobley – football player for the Denver Broncos
- Vivek Murthy – Nominee for Surgeon General of the United States
- Chris Myers – football player for the Houston Texans
- Jennifer Rodriguez – Olympic speed skater
- Wade Rowdon - Former MLB player (Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles)
- Cecil Sapp – football player for the Denver Broncos
- Kimbo Slice – bareknuckle boxer and mixed martial artist
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- 2011: America's Best High Schools - Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Thedailybeast.com. Retrieved on 2013-08-27.
- 2011's Best American High Schools: How We Compiled the List - Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Thedailybeast.com (2011-06-20). Retrieved on 2013-08-27.
- Dadeschools.net. Osp.dadeschools.net. Retrieved on 2013-08-27.
- The Panther : The news site of Miami Palmetto Senior High School. Thepalmettopanther.com. Retrieved on 2013-08-27.
- Miami-Dade County public schools
- Miami Palmetto Senior High website
- 05-06 School profile – achievement