Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School

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Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School
Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High.jpg
7977 W 12th Avenue
Hialeah, Florida 33014
United States
Coordinates Coordinates: 25°53′42″N 80°18′28″W / 25.894983°N 80.307901°W / 25.894983; -80.307901
Type Public high school
Motto Labor Omnia Vincet
(Latin, "Work Conquers All")
Established September 1971
School district Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Principal Lisa B. Garcia
Faculty 95.0 FTEs
Grades 912
Enrollment 1,716 (2014-15)[1]
Average class size 30
Student to teacher ratio 18.06
Schedule 7:20 AM to 2:20 PM
Hours in school day 7
Campus Suburban
Color(s)      Royal blue
     True orange
Mascot Trojans
HML mascot.gif
Nickname HML

Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School is a public high school operated by Miami-Dade County Public Schools, located at 7977 West Twelfth Avenue in Hialeah, Florida, United States, on the boundary with the city of Miami Lakes.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,716 students and 95.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 18.1:1. There were 1,278 students (74.5% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 113 (6.6% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[2]



Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High opened its doors in 1971; the school was built to serve the newly formed community of Miami Lakes, Florida as well as the city of Opa-Locka and parts of Hialeah, Florida. It is one of five high schools serving the densely populated Miami suburb of Hialeah, Florida.[3]


Hialeah-Miami Lakes is 70% Hispanic (of any race), 21% Black, 6% White non-Hispanic, and 3% Asian.[3]


Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior participates in the Florida High School Mock Trial Competition and the National High School Mock Trial Competition. Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior received Miami-Dade County Championships in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 and placed 2nd in 1995. The school received Florida State Championships in 1991, 1992, 1993, and placed 2nd in 1994. Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior, under the instruction of Walter Gishler and Anthony DeFillippo, received National High School Mock Trial Honors placing 7th in 1991, 5th in 1993 and National Champions in 1992.[4]

In 2006-2007, the Hialeah-Miami Lakes Theatre/Drama Department earned straight superior ratings at the Southeastern Theatre Conference. Representing not only their school but M-DCPS and the entire state of Florida as well, they earned straight superior ratings for the production of From the Mississippi Delta.[5] The Drama program continued its excellence throughout the 2007-2008 school year with its one act interpretation of Beckett's Waiting for Godot which earned an invitation to the prestigious 2009 Edinburgh Theater Festival in Scotland.


Hialeah-Miami Lakes improved from a D in 2011, to a B in 2012, and further improved to an A in 2014. Hialeah-Miami Lakes is now a B school on the 2016-2017 school year.[6]


Lakes offers more Advanced Placement courses in its curriculum than most of the schools in Dade county, numbering a total of 23 AP classes. The AP courses offered for the 2007-2008 school year are:

  1. Psychology
  2. Macroeconomics
  3. Biology
  4. Chemistry
  5. Environmental Science
  6. Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism
  7. Calculus (AB & BC)
  8. Statistics
  9. European History
  10. United States History
  11. World History
  12. English Language
  13. English Literature
  14. French Language
  15. Spanish Language
  16. Spanish Literature
  17. Human Geography
  18. Comparative Government & Politics
  19. United States Government & Politics
  20. Studio Art
  21. Music Theory

Extra Curricular[edit]

Hialeah-Miami Lakes offers over 30 clubs and organizations, including Army JROTC. A message from the activities director, "Activities enrich the curriculum of the school by making available a wide variety of experiences in which a student can participate. Each student has the opportunity to join the many clubs available. However, a student can be a member of only one service club. It is possible for students to request a new club or activity if at least fifteen (15) students show an interest and a faculty sponsor is available. Before a new club can be formed the Director of Student Activities must be consulted."


Hialeah-Miami Lakes iPrep Academy
Type Magnet
Established September 2012
School district Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Principal Lisa B. Garcia
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 100
Campus Suburban
Color(s)      Orange
     Royal blue
Mascot Trojan

The school has the "iPrep Academy",[7] which receives an entire floor dedicated to the students in the academy and the students that attend the academy also receive a Mac. iPrep is a magnet academy, exclusive to 100 students that are hand-picked by the school. Students also take FLVS (Florida Virtual School) courses on their Macs.[citation needed]


Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School has won multiple Florida state sports championships, including the 1972 and 1973 undefeated Boys Waterpolo State Champions and the 1972 and 1973 undefeated Girls Waterpolo State Champions, the 1975 football state championship, four state championships in baseball (1977, 1979, 1980, and 1985), one in boys' soccer (1978), one in boys' golf (1978), one in boys' gymnastics (1978), one in boys' track (1984), one in boys' basketball (1986), and one in girls' soccer (1993), as well as a national baseball championship in 1985. Hialeah-Miami Lakes High was also awarded the Miami Herald All Sport Award for seven seasons (1977–78, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, and 1989–90) as well as the Miami Herald Major Sport Award (1977–78 and 1978–79).[8] Hialeah-Miami Lakes High shares a rivalry with Hialeah High and a less notable one with Barbara Goleman Senior High.

Feeder patterns[edit]

The following elementary schools feed into Hialeah-Miami Lakes:

  • M. A. Milam
  • Bunche Park
  • John G. Dupuis
  • Golden Glades
  • Miami Lakes K-8 center
  • North Twin Lakes
  • Nathan B. Young
  • Palm Lakes
  • Rainbow Park
  • Twin Lakes

The following middle schools feed into Hialeah-Miami Lakes:

  • Miami Lakes Middle
  • North Dade
  • M.A. Milam K-8 Center
  • Palm Springs Middle School

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "HIALEAH-MIAMI LAKES SENIOR HIGH". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 12, 2017. 
  2. ^ School data for Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Hialeah-miami Lakes Senior High School". Public School Review. Retrieved February 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Participant History & Past National Winners". National High School Mock Trial Championship. Retrieved February 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ [1][permanent dead link] Miami-Dade County Public Schools - Division of Life Skills[dead link]
  6. ^ "Hialeah-Miami Lakes Sr.High is officially a". hmltrojans.org. Retrieved 2018-04-16. 
  7. ^ "School Choice & Parental Options is pleased to introduce Miami's Newest Magnets:". Dadeschools.net. Archived from the original on September 2, 2012. Retrieved September 16, 2012. 
  8. ^ [2] Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School Athletics Archives Archived January 26, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Hamilton, Brian. "Notre Dame's Armando Allen has a coach at home", Chicago Tribune, October 10, 2008. Accessed October 8, 2017. "'Armando has another gear," said Jerry Hughes, who coached Allen at Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School."
  10. ^ Lammer, Pat; and Curreri, Gary. "Devin Bush leaving Flanagan for coaching job at Michigan", Sun-Sentinel, February 18, 2016. Accessed March 1, 2017. "A star player at Miami Lakes, Bush was later part of Florida State's national championship team in 1993, was a first-round NFL draft pick by the Atlanta Falcons in 1995 and he won a Super Bowl with the Rams in Super Bowl XXXIV."
  11. ^ Johndale Carty Archived 2016-04-12 at the Wayback Machine., databaseFootball.com. Accessed March 1, 2017.
  12. ^ "Spokane Re-Signs WR Samuel Charles", Indoor Football League, August 29, 2016. Accessed March 1, 2017. "He played his prep career at Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School in Hialeah, Florida."
  13. ^ Buchalter, Bill. "Chris Is Dominating Name In State Basketball Miami Lakes' Corchiani, Washington's Davis Head Boys', Girls' All-southern Squads", Orlando Sentinel, March 30, 1986. Accessed March 1, 2017. "Chris Corchiani averaged 27 points per game in leading Hialeah-Miami Lakes to the Florida Class AAA Boys Basketball Tournament."
  14. ^ "Vincent D'Onofrio, actor, Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School", Sun-Sentinel. Accessed March 1, 2017.
  15. ^ Blustein, Larry (January 2, 2014). "South Florida quarterbacks getting extra attention". Miami Herald. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  16. ^ Carter, Scott (July 5, 2013). "The Flashback Files: Gators Volleyball Player Sara Sidner". Florida Gators. 
  17. ^ Steven Wine (July 28, 2007). "Vet WR Timpson returns home to play for Dolphins". Associated Press. Retrieved December 23, 2007. 

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