North Miami High School

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North Miami Senior High School
13110 NE 8th Avenue
North Miami, Florida, 33161
United States
School type Public, high school
Established 1951
School district Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Principal Mr. Michael A. Lewis
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,760
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Hunter Green and Gray          
Mascot Pioneers Nmhslogo.png

North Miami Senior High School (NMSHS), is a secondary school located at 13110 NE 8th Avenue in the city of North Miami, Florida, USA.

North Miami Senior High School opened as Edward L. Constance Junior-Senior High School in 1951, with 1,500 students in 7th, 8th and 9th grades. Another grade was added each year for the next three years. The class of 1955 was the first graduating class. Early in 1955 the name of the school was changed to North Miami Senior High School.[1] In the fall of 1955 the 7th, 8th and 9th grades were moved to the new North Miami Junior High School.

International Baccalaureate[edit]

Since January 1990, North Miami has offered the IB program. The International Baccalaureate (IB), formerly the International Baccalaureate Organization (the name and logo were changed in 2007) is an international non-profit educational foundation, founded in 1968 in Geneva, Switzerland. The organization administers three programmes for elementary, middle, and high schools which provide the schools with an international curriculum intended to be acceptable to universities around the world.

North Miami Senior High hosts a magnet program that offers a rigorous diploma curriculum approved by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) based in Geneva Switzerland. The IB Magnet Program consists of approximately 250 students divided between pre-IB in grades 9 and 10, and IB in grades 11 and 12. Students are selected based upon academic achievement, previous advanced coursework and promise. The North Miami IB program is culturally and ethnically diverse due to the fact that students are transported throughout Miami-Dade County.

IB diploma candidates are assessed at international standards in six areas with three exams taken at a higher level (HL) and three exams taken at a standard level (SL). In addition, IB diploma candidates must complete a 150-hour creativity, action and service requirement, write a 4,000-word independently-researched Extended Essay, and complete a class of Theory of Knowledge. In addition, North Miami Senior High has an International Affairs (IA) program which focuses on the languages and international studies. This rigorous course of study offers the IB certificate in the chosen fields of study while offering a variety of IB and AP courses to meet the needs of the student.


North Miami's Auxiliary was awarded an Superior rating.[citation needed]

Notable Graduates[edit]

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