Miami Killian High School

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Miami Killian Senior High School
10655 SW 97th Ave, Miami, FL 33176

Miami-Dade County


United States
Coordinates25°40′13″N 80°21′03″W / 25.67019°N 80.35078°W / 25.67019; -80.35078Coordinates: 25°40′13″N 80°21′03″W / 25.67019°N 80.35078°W / 25.67019; -80.35078
School typePublic secondary
Motto"Reaching New Highs"
EstablishedSeptember 1965
School districtMiami-Dade County Public Schools
School code101069
PrincipalMagda Pereira
Enrollment2,052 (2016-17)[1]
Average class size30
Hours in school day7:20 am – 2:20 pm
School color(s)Dark green and gold
AthleticsFootball, baseball, lacrosse, basketball, wrestling, water polo, track & field, soccer, volleyball, golf, softball
RivalMiami Southridge High, Miami Palmetto Senior High

Miami Killian Senior High School is a secondary school located at 10655 SW 97th Ave, Miami, FL 33176 in the Kendall area of unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida.[2][3] The school is part of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools System.

Miami Killian Senior High school is a Cambridge International school.[4]

Miami Killian's athletic rivals are Miami Palmetto Senior High School & Miami Southridge High School.


Miami Killian offers over 20 different AP (Advanced Placement) courses, with 15 (approximately) which can be taken for college credit if a student passes the culminating exam at the end of the year.[citation needed]


'Miami Killian Senior High School' is 60.5% Hispanic or Latino, 19.6% Black/African American, 17.1% White, 1% Asian or Asian American, and 3% other.[5]

Athletic achievements[edit]

  • 2015 Athletes of the Year: Jason Harris, Badminton and Charlie Ferrero, Bowling.
  • 2015 All-Dade Athletes: Jason Harris, Badminton; Patricia Medina, Girls Lacrosse; Eddie Demurias, Baseball; Joey Gonzalez, Baseball; Charlie Ferrero, Bowling; Jaquan Johnson, Football; Sheldrick Redwine, Football; and Elton Walker, Football.
  • Football District Champions, 2017 second year in a row
  • Lauren Merrick, 6th in the State for Girls Swimming
  • Ashley Reid, First Team All-County Girls Volleyball
  • Baseball Team, pre-season ranked Top-5 in the State
  • Baseball regular-season District Champions, four years in a row
  • Baseball Team wins 3rd GMAC Championship in the last four years
  • Baseball Team nominated Top Academic Team in Florida with a collective 3.75 weighted GPA
  • Zack Harris, GMAC Champion & Youth Fair Champion Boys Singles Badminton
  • DiCaprio Bootle, First Place District Champion 100 Meter and 200 Meter Dash
  • Aaron Tiktin, Singles Tennis District Champion, two consecutive years
  • Marshal Sweet 2017 Wrestling Regional Champion [6]
  • Wrestling team 5th place Regional championships 2017 [7]
  • Wrestling team 2 time state champion Moses McCraney, 189 lbs. (1996-1997) [8]
  • Over $1 Million awarded in athletic scholarships [9]
  • Wrestling team 2nd Place Runner up Florida State Championship (1976) [10]
  • Wrestling team 17 individual State Champions [1]

Notable alumni[edit]









During the 1997-1998 school year, The Killian Nine were a group of high school students at Miami Killian High School who, on February 23, 1998, made a satirical pamphlet called "First Amendment" and passed it out to fellow students. The pamphlet contained poems, essays, cartoons, and writings, several of which were deemed objectionable by the school administration. Included were a drawing of a dart through the head of the school's principal, Timothy Dawson. The pamphlet also contained the statement, "I often have wondered what would happen if I shot Dawson in the head and other teachers who have pissed me off." Dawson claimed that he feared for his life in response to the pamphlet. Once school authorities discovered the identities of the Killian Nine, the students were pulled from their classes one by one and threatened with arrest. After the students each gave a written statement, the school security handcuffed them and had them arrested.[13]

On March 31, 2015 Sophomore defensive end DeAndre Johnson, 15, was stabbed by a 17-year-old female senior with a kitchen knife. She was later charged with felony attempted murder and possession of a weapon on school grounds, according to a district spokeswoman. The school was placed on lockdown following the incident.[14]

On March 8, 2018, 5 female students were arrested for assaulting a female freshman in the cafeteria that was recorded and shared on social media. The five students involved were charged with battery and disruption of a school environment.[15]

On April 13, 2018, 17 year old Angel Lopez was killed while riding his bicycle from the school after being struck by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper while he was attempting to cross Killian Parkway near 107th Avenue on his bicycle.[16]

On February 5, 2018, two former Miami Killian students Adrian Abanto and Abraham Pedilla were accused and charged with burglarizing the school.[17]

On November 19, 2002, 16 year old Killian student Karen Urbina was brutally murdered when she was beaten to death with a baseball bat along with her 18 year old boyfriend Justin Morejon by his 17 year old cousin Jonathon Nodal who was later charged with 2 counts of 1st degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in 2012.[18][19]


  1. ^ "MIAMI KILLIAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP (INDEX): Kendall CDP, FL." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on June 26, 2015.
  3. ^ Home. Miami Killian High School. Retrieved on January 8, 2017. "Miami Killian Senior High School | 10655 SW 97TH AVENUE MIAMI, FL 33176" - Put the whole address in a map program and you will see it is in Kendall CDP.
  4. ^ "Athletics". Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  5. ^ "Miami Killian Senior High School - Miami, Florida/FL". Retrieved 2012-10-03.
  6. ^ "The Cougar Wrestling Team is Going Back to States!!". Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  7. ^ "The Cougar Wrestling Team is Going Back to States!!". Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  8. ^ Parsons, Brant. "3A-16 high school wrestling preview". Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  9. ^ "Athletics". Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  10. ^ "WRESTLING. Team Champions and Runners-Up Championship Records Individual Champions Individual Champions by School... - PDF". Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  11. ^ "Raja Bell". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 15, 2012.
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  13. ^ Press, The Associated. "Florida Students Charged With Hate Crimes Over Racist Book". Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  14. ^ "Killian football standout stabbed by female student". miamiherald. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  15. ^ "5 girls assault female freshman at Killian High School cafeteria". Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  16. ^ Suarez, Carlos. "High school classmates mourn loss of Miami teen killed..." Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  17. ^ "Former Students Accused of Burglarizing Miami Killian High". NBC 6 South Florida. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  18. ^ "Teen Arrested In Double Murder". tribunedigital-sunsentinel. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  19. ^ Ovalle, David. "Miami-Dade man gets life in prison for baseball bat slayings". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved 2018-10-21.

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