Miami Sunset Senior High School

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Coordinates: 25°42′06″N 80°24′19″W / 25.701547°N 80.405315°W / 25.701547; -80.405315

Miami Sunset Senior High School
Motto You can't hide that Knight pride!
Established September 1977
Type Public secondary
Principal Dr. Lucia Cox
Students 2,698
Grades 9–12
Location Miami, Florida, USA
District Miami-Dade County Public Schools District 10
Campus Suburban
Colors Black, Silver, and Gold
Mascot Krypto the Knight
School hours 7:20am-2:20pm
Average class size 18.6
Website Official website

Miami Sunset Senior High School is a secondary school of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools System located at 13125 SW 72nd Street in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA. Its principal is Lucia Cox.

History[edit]

Miami Sunset opened its doors in 1978 with the first graduating class in 1980. Beginning in the late 1980s, Sunset became one of many overcrowded schools in the county, due to the population explosion in the suburban neighborhood of West Kendall. This has forced the school district to build three other schools over the years: G. Holmes Braddock High School, Felix Varela High School and John A. Ferguson High School. In 1992, Miami Sunset served as a hurricane shelter when Hurricane Andrew stormed through South Florida. At the time of its occurrence it was the costliest hurricane in United States history. Miami Sunset facilitated the process of recovery by helping thousands of people in the community. Today, Miami Sunset continues to excel in all aspects of academics and athletics.

Academics[edit]

Miami Sunset is recognized as one of the finest public schools in Miami Dade County. Over the years, Miami Sunset has consistently earned an A or B grade by the state of Florida. In addition, several students elect to further their education at prestigious universities nationwide.

Demographics[edit]

90% Hispanic, 7% White, 2% Black, 1% other race

Athletics[edit]

Miami Sunset competes in 16 sports at the varsity and junior varsity level. In 2000, Miami Sunset earned the #8 overall ranking in the Sunshine Cup FHSAA All-Sports Awards as one of the best athletic programs in the state of Florida. The school has won FHSAA state championships in volleyball, tennis, and soccer. The boy's soccer team won back-to-back National Championships in 2004 and 2005. In addition, the girls tennis team set a FHSAA record by winning 10 consecutive state championships from 1996-2005. Collectively, the athletic program is well rounded and has demonstrated success in every sport.

State championships[edit]

  • Soccer
    • Men's:[1] 1989 (4A), 2004 (6A), 2005 (6A)
  • Tennis
    • Men's:[2] 2000 (4A), 2001 (4A), 2002 (4A), 2003 (4A)
    • Women's:[3] 1996 (6A), 1997 (6A), 1998 (6A), 1999 (6A), 2000 (4A), 2001 (4A), 2002 (4A), 2003 (4A), 2004 (4A), 2005 (4A)
      (state record for most consecutive championships)
  • Volleyball
    • Woman's:[4] 1980 (4A), 1985 (4A), 1987 (4A), 1988 (4A), 1993 (5A), 1995 (6A)

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FHSAA boy's soccer titles". FHSAA. 2008. Retrieved November 12, 2008. 
  2. ^ "FHSAA boy's tennis titles". FHSAA. 2008. Retrieved November 12, 2008. 
  3. ^ "FHSAA girl's tennis titles". FHSAA. 2008. Retrieved November 12, 2008. 
  4. ^ "FHSAA girl's volleyball titles". FHSAA. 2008. Retrieved November 12, 2008. 

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