Miami Jackson High School

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Miami Jackson Senior High School
Location
Allapattah, Miami, Florida
United States
Information
Type Public secondary
Established 1898
School district Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Principal Carlos Rios Jr.
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,525
Campus Urban
Color(s) Green and Gold
Mascot Generals
School hours 7:20 AM to 2:20 PM
Website

Miami Jackson Senior High School, also known as Andrew Jackson High School or Jackson High School, is a high school located at 1751 NW 36th Street in the Allapattah neighborhood of Miami, Florida, United States. Its athletic team name is the Generals.

History[edit]

Jackson High School began as a grade school. The original building was a log cabin built in 1898 on land donated by L.J. Becker. In its first year there were only 14 students enrolled.

It was replaced by a four-room grade school which was more than doubled later with the addition of a five-room annex. Due to the growth of Miami's northwestern section, more rooms had to be added, and in 1926, a three-story high school building was added. This building remained the Jackson High School main campus until 2008, when a new campus, built upon the schools athletic fields, was opened and the historical building demolished with the land it was on making up the new athletic fields. Jackson's renovation was a part of a program to completely rebuild all high schools in Miami-Dade county and was the second school to be rebuilt after Miami Beach High School. The former building was the third oldest high school building in Miami-Dade County, Florida after Beach High and the historical campus at Miami High School. The tenth grade was added in 1936, and by 1939 the eleventh and twelfth grades were added. By then the elementary grades had been dropped. Jackson's first graduating class had 79 students.

After World War II, the sixth through eighth grades were dropped, making Jackson High School a senior high school, as it remains today.

Demographics[edit]

Miami Jackson High is 67% Hispanic, 32% Black and 1% White non-Hispanic.[1]

Academics[edit]

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

The school's grades by year since the FCAT began in 1998 are:

  • 1998-99: D
  • 1999-00: D
  • 2000-01: D
  • 2001-02: F (259 points)
  • 2002-03: F (259 points)
  • 2003-04: F (270 points)
  • 2004-05: D (289 points)
  • 2005-06: F (272 points)
  • 2006-07: D (397 points)
  • 2007-08: C (407 points)
  • 2008-09: F (390 points)
  • 2009-10: D (825 points)
  • 2010-2011: A (1,056 points)
  • 2011-2012: A
  • 2012-2013: B
  • 2013-2014: B (1041 points)

Notable alumni[edit]

Actors and entertainers[edit]

  • Edward Muscare, Class of 1951; television and YouTube personality
  • Gordon Parks - Class of 1970; Bahamian-born actor; performed in more than 52 feature movies, TV series, and commercials
  • Angela Pitts - Class of 2002; contestant on Flavor of Love 3; best known as Myamee; winner of I Love Money 2
  • Andrew Prine - Class of 1954; veteran film, stage and television actor, with over 150 movies and TV episodes to his credit
  • Bob Vila

Government[edit]

  • Miguel de la O - Class of 1982; Miami Dade Circuit Court Judge; installed into office in 2013; ran unopposed in 2012
  • Luis Garcia - Class of 1983; assistant general counsel to the Miami Dade School Board
  • Joseph Ingraham - Class of 1972: community activist
  • David Marko - Class of 1983; prominent attorney in Miami; selected in 2014 to serve on the advisory board for the United States Trade Representative

Military[edit]

  • Manuel J. "Pete" Fernandez - Class of 1943; Korean War ace, 14 kills[2]
  • Terell M. White - Class of 1996; Army Combat Medic- Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq 2005) and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan 2012); Awarded Combat Medic Badge in 2005.

Sports[edit]

Basketball[edit]

  • Mychal Thompson - Class of 1974; 33-0 State Championship team (stripped of the title by the FHSAA for using 4 ineligible players)

Baseball[edit]

Football[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miami Jackson Senior High School". 30 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Davis, Larry. "The Unknown Ace". Mig Alley. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°48′37″N 80°13′36″W / 25.8104°N 80.2268°W / 25.8104; -80.2268