American High School (Miami-Dade County, Florida)

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American Senior High School
18350 NW 67th Avenue
Miami, Florida
United States
Type Public
Established September 1976
School district Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Principal Francisco Garnica
Grades 912
Enrollment 1,254 students
Campus Suburban
Color(s)      Red
School hours 7:20 AM to 2:20 PM
Average class size 22
Student-faculty ratio 19.8

The American Senior High School, or The American High School, is a high school located in Country Club, unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida.[1] Its principal is Francisco Garnica. It has been named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.[2]


American was opened in 1976 (the year of America's bicentennial); its name, sports teams (Patriots) and colors (red, white, and blue) were chosen to reflect this.

The school uses a Hialeah address but mainly serves northern Miami Lakes, including Palm Springs North and The Country Club of Miami.

American's main athletic rival is Barbara Goleman High School. Other rivals include Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School, Miami Carol City High School, Hialeah High School and Miramar High School.

American is composed of three buildings: the main building which houses most of the classrooms, and the buildings which house the freshman class in order for there to be enough room for the rest of the student body in the main building.[citation needed]


American High's student population is 68% Hispanic, 28% Black, 1% Caucasian, and 1% Asian. About 81% of the students receive free or reduced priced lunch, compared to a district average of 43%. The gender breakdown is 50% male, 50% female.[3]

American feeder pattern[edit]

Middle schools that feed into American include:

  • Bob Graham Education Center
  • Country Club Middle School
  • Lake Stevens Middle School
  • Lawton Chiles Middle School
  • Mater Gardens Academy Middle
  • Miami Lakes Middle School

Elementary schools that feed into American include:

  • Charles D. Wyche Elementary
  • Joella C. Good Elementary
  • Lake Stevens Elementary
  • Mater Gardens Academy Elementary
  • Palm Springs North Elementary
  • Spanish Lake Elementary

Notable alumni[edit]


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Coordinates: 25°56′25″N 80°18′25″W / 25.94014°N 80.307083°W / 25.94014; -80.307083