Barbara Goleman High School

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Barbara Goleman Senior High
Barbara Goleman Senior High Seal.png
14100 NW 89th Ave.
Miami Lakes, Florida

United States
Type Public
Established August 28, 1995
School district Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Principal Joaquin Hernandez
Faculty 191
Grades 9-12
Number of students 2,473
Color(s) Burgundy and Las Vegas Gold          
Athletics Football, soccer, baseball, volleyball, bowling, swimming, cross-country, badminton
Mascot Gator
Campus Suburban
Hours 7:20am – 2:20pm
Teacher: student ratio 1:25
Logo Barbara Goleman Senior High Logo.png

Barbara Goleman Senior High School is a secondary school located at 14100 NW 89th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida; its principal is Joaquin Hernandez. Goleman is part of Miami-Dade County Public Schools Region I, and is school number 7751.[1]

The school is named after Barbara Goleman, the 1969 National Teacher of the Year and the only Miami-Dade County Public School teacher to receive this title.[1]

Due to the construction of a new senior high school, Hialeah Gardens High School (located in nearby Hialeah Gardens), Barbara Goleman welcomed sophomores-to-be from American Senior High for the 2008-2009 school year, replacing a portion of the class of 2011, which was transferred to the new school.

History and location[edit]


Barbara Goleman Senior High has twelve buildings. Buildings 1, 2, 11, and 12 are stand-alone, whereas Buildings 3-10 are interconnected. Building 1 is the largest building in the school, as well as the only one with three floors. It is located on the northern side of the school, directly opposite from Building 2, which houses administrative offices on the first floor, and the school's media center on the second floor. Building 3 is the auditorium, located to the south of Building 2. Buildings 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9 have a combined student capacity near that of Building 1, and are located on the south side of the campus. Most elective courses are located in Buildings 4 and 5, while most science courses are located in Buildings 8 and 9. Building 6 is the cafeteria. Building 10 is the Jorge O. BGHS's gym is named the Sotolongo Gymnasium, in honor of the school's founding principal.

In addition to the original buildings, the school also has twenty-five portables located to the west of Building 1. These portables are commonly referred to as Building 11, although they are not one unified structure. The portables are also inhabited by Hialeah Gardens High School rather than Barbara Goleman High School. Building 12 is commonly referred to as the "C" building, the modular, or the Cambridge/Capstone building. It is a modular building recently added to the school, just to the west of Buildings 8-9.

As of 2017 the portables have been removed.


Barbara Goleman's student body is 94% Hispanic (of any race), 4% White non-Hispanic, 1% Black, and 2% Asian.[1]

Grade status[edit]

The school currently has an "C" grade as of the 2016-17 academic school year.[1]


Boys' wrestling team:

  • 1996 District Champions
  • 2002 District Champions
  • 2016 District Champions
  • 2001 - 2003 - Allan Herrera, 160 lbs., three-time State Champion
  • 2007 - Gabriel Espinosa, 125 lbs., State Champion
  • 2008 - Rey Parrado, 140 lbs., State Champion

Boys' soccer team:

  • 2002 District Champions
  • 2007 GMAC Champions

Boys' football team:

  • 2004 District Champions

Boys' baseball team:

  • 9 district championships
  • 2008 Regionals

Girls' soccer team:

  • 2007 District Championships

Boys' basketball

  • 1999 District Champions


  • 2008 GMAC Girls' Doubles Champions
  • 2009 GMAC Girls' Doubles Champions
  • 2009 GMAC Boys' Single Runner-up
  • 2009 GMAC Mixed Doubles Runner-up
  • 2009 GMAC Mixed Doubles Champions
  • 2010 GMAC Boys' Doubles Champions
  • 2010 GMAC Mixed Doubles Champions


  • 2004 District Champions
  • 2007 District Champions
  • 2009 District Champions and Regional Runner-up
  • 2010 District Champions and Regional Runner-up


Beginning in the early 2000s, the school suffered from overcrowding due to a population explosion in the area. The school's population during the 2001-2002 school years surpassed 5,000; this was 1,000 more students than the school's official capacity of 4,015. Goleman's population problems have been alleviated thanks to the creation of nearby Hialeah Gardens High School. The school population now stands under 1,500, in contrast to the situation several years ago when it was near 4,500.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Barbara Coleman Senior High School". Public School Review. 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°54′06″N 80°20′45″W / 25.9018°N 80.3458°W / 25.9018; -80.3458