Miami Jackson Senior High School

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Miami Jackson Senior High School
1751 NW 36th St

Florida 33142

United States
TypePublic secondary
School districtMiami-Dade County Public Schools
PrincipalRennina Turner
Teaching staff70.00 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,516 (2018–19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio21.66[1]
School hours7:20 AM to 2:20 PM

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.


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. 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 was built on the school's athletic fields; the original building was demolished and its area used for the new athletic fields. Jackson's renovation was a part of a program to 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.


Miami Jackson High is 67% Hispanic, 32% Black and 1% White non-Hispanic.[2]


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)
  • 2014-2015: C
  • 2015-2016: C
  • 2016-2017: C

Notable alumni[edit]

Actors and entertainers[edit]





  • Mychal Thompson - Class of 1974; 33-0 State Championship team (stripped of title by the FHSAA for using four ineligible players); two-time NBA champion with Los Angeles Lakers; sports broadcaster



Ito Paniagua, Rodelay Medina, Gil Luna, Sedrick Roundtree and Marcel Martinez, whose 1998 National Championship was made into the 2020 motion picture Critical Thinking (film).[4][5]


Miami Jackson High football team is managed by Lakatriona Brunson.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "MIAMI JACKSON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "Miami Jackson Senior High School". 30 March 2010.
  3. ^ Davis, Larry. "The Unknown Ace". Mig Alley. Archived from the original on 2014-09-23.
  4. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (November 16, 2018). "John Leguizamo, 'Bumblebee's Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Michael K. Williams To Star In 'Critical Thinking'; Leguizamo Directing". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  5. ^ "John Leguizamo's 'Critical Thinking' Open Casting Call". Project Casting. November 18, 2018. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  6. ^ Knight, Joey (April 28, 2018). "Quinton Flowers lands free-agent deal with Bengals". Tampa Bay Times.

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