Miami Sunset Senior High School
|Miami Sunset Senior High School|
|Motto||You can't hide that Knight pride!|
|Principal||Dr. Lucia Cox|
|Location||Miami, Florida, USA|
|District||Miami-Dade County Public Schools District 10|
|Colors||Black, Silver, and Gold|
|Mascot||Krypto the Knight|
|Average class size||18.6|
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.
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.
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.
90% Hispanic, 7% White, 2% Black, 1% other race
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.
- Men's: 1989 (4A), 2004 (6A), 2005 (6A)
- Woman's: 1980 (4A), 1985 (4A), 1987 (4A), 1988 (4A), 1993 (5A), 1995 (6A)
- Raúl Ibáñez (MLB player), Anaheim Angels
- Torrance Marshall (Former NFL player)
- Fuad Reveiz (Former NFL player)
- Alan Veingrad (Former NFL player)
- Cristie Kerr (LPGA Tour Professional)
- Eric Vasquez (Former MLS player)
- Luis Alberto Perea (Former MLS player)
- Alex Bogomolov Jr. (ATP Tour Professional)
- Ximena Duque (Actress)
- Kimberly Peirce (Film director)
- Rob Morrow (Actor)
- Mark Fussell (Non-Profit Director)