North Dade Junior/ Senior High School

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North Dade Jr./ Sr. High
Location
Bunche Park, Florida
United States
Information
Type Public
Established 1957
Status Closed
School district Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Principal Charles D. Wyche Jr.
Grades 7-12
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Royal Blue and White
Mascot Thunderbirds

History[edit]

This institution opened in Bunche Park, Florida, serving the black students in the upper Dade County area from 1957 to 1966.

Charles Wyche served as the school's only principal.

Most teachers who taught at North Dade had graduated from Booker T. Washington Sr. High.

The school's property consists of seventeen acres with the baseball field on the far east side of the campus and the football field on the far west side. A lake is located behind the campus.

In 1957, the school only served seventh through tenth grades. An eleventh and then twelfth grade class were later added.

The first graduating class of 1960 chose the mascot (Thunderbird) and school colors (royal blue and white). There was a dispute between the men and women for the school colors, so the administration took on royal blue from the men's side and white from the women's side.

Prior to this school opening, students who lived in Bunche Park had to travel by bus or car to D. A. Dorsey Sr. High or Northwestern Comprehensive Senior High School.

This school only graduated seven classes, from 1960-1966.

After integration, students later went on to the white schools to complete high school; these schools are Carol City, Central and North Miami Senior High Schools.

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Coordinates: 25°50′15″N 80°12′58″W / 25.8375968°N 80.2161594°W / 25.8375968; -80.2161594