Miami Central High School

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Miami Central High School
1781 NW 95th Street
West Little River, Florida, 33147
United States
Type Public
Motto ad astra per aspera
(to the stars through adversity)
Established 1959
School district Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Principal Gregory Bethune
Teaching staff 123.00 (FTE)
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,926 (2012-2013)
Student to teacher ratio 15.66
Campus Urban
Color(s) Green, White         
Nickname Rockets

Miami Central Senior High School, commonly referred to as Central Rockets, is a secondary school located at 1781 NW 95th Street in West Little River, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States.[3] The school serves most of the northern fringes of the city of Miami as well as parts of North Miami, Opa-locka, the village of Miami Shores, and the village of El Portal.[citation needed] The current principal is Gregory Bethune. Miami Central opened its doors in 1959; the school mascot and colors were chosen in honor of NASA and its space program which was an event at the time of the schools opening. In the early 1990s, the school acquired a computer science magnet program placed as part of the district's initiative to devote school space to certain magnet programs so as to attract minority students to schools with large populations of one particular ethnic group.


The demographic breakdown of the 1,926 students enrolled for the 2012-2013 school year was:

  • Male - 55.3%
  • Female - 44.7%
  • Native American/Alaskan - 0.1%
  • Asian/Pacific islanders - 0.3%
  • Black - 79.4%
  • Hispanic - 19.7%
  • White - 0.5%
  • Multiracial - >0.1%

In addition, 80.7% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.[4]

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As part of the State's Accountability program, it grades a school by a complex formula that looks at both current scores and annual improvement on the Reading, Math, Writing and Science FCATs.

These are the school's grades by the year since the FCAT began in 1998:[5]

  • 1998-1999: D
  • 1999-2000: D
  • 2000-2001: D
  • 2001-2002: D (280 Points)
  • 2002-2003: D (283 Points)
  • 2003-2004: F (268 Points)
  • 2004-2005: F (264 Points)
  • 2005-2006: F (278 Points)
  • 2006-2007: F (351 Points)
  • 2007-2008: F (376 Points)
  • 2008-2009: D (417 Points)
  • 2009-2010: C
  • 2010-2011: D
  • 2011-2012: C

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