Miami Jackson High School

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Miami Jackson Senior High School
Allapattah, Miami, Florida
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
Average class size 25

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 St in the Allapattah neighborhood of Miami, Florida, United States. Its athletic team name is the Generals.


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.

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.


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


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]

Government Joseph Ingraham Class of 1972 : Community Activist

Miguel De la O Class of 1982: Miami Dade Circuit Court Judge. Installed into office in 2013. Judge De La O ran unopposed in 2012.

David Marko Class of 1983: Marko is a prominent attorney in Miami. Selected in 2014 to serve on the advisory board for the United States Trade Representative.

Luis Gonzalez Class of 1983: General counsel to Miami Dade School Board.




  • Carl Starling - Class of 1962. Professional middleweight boxing prospect. Starling was undefeated in his first 10 bouts and was featured in the Ring Magazine. Fought WBA World Heavyweight Champion Jimmy Ellis in a 1968 exhibition.



Class of 1970 Gordon Parks Bahamian born actor performed in more than 52 feature movies, TV serious, and commercials attend Miami Jackson Senior High School 1967-1970.

  • Andrew Prine - Class of 1954, veteran film, stage and television actor, with over 150 movies and TV episodes to his credit.

Mike Benitez, Class of 1982: Mike Benitez has appeared in numerous movies and television series. This is Mike's website



Manuel J. "Pete" Fernandez, Class of 1943, Korean War ace, 14 kills[2]

Community College Education Silvia Patricia Rios Husain

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