Miami Jackson High School

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Miami Jackson Senior High School
Address
1751 NW 36th St

,
Florida 33142

United States
Information
TypePublic secondary
Established1898
School districtMiami-Dade County Public Schools
PrincipalRennina Turner
Grades9–12
Enrollment1,582 (2016-17)[1]
CampusUrban
Color(s)         
MascotGeneral
School hours7:20 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. 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 school's 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.

Demographics[edit]

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

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

Notable alumni[edit]

Actors and entertainers[edit]

Military[edit]

Sports[edit]

Basketball[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

Baseball[edit]

Football[edit]

Miami Jackson High football team is managed by Lakatriona Brunson.

Olympics[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MIAMI JACKSON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  2. ^ "Miami Jackson Senior High School". 30 March 2010.
  3. ^ Davis, Larry. "The Unknown Ace". Mig Alley.
  4. ^ Knight, Joey (April 28, 2018). "Quinton Flowers lands free-agent deal with Bengals". Tampa Bay Times.

External links[edit]

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