South Miami High School

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South Miami Senior High School
Address
6856 Southwest 53 Street
Miami, Florida, 33155
USA
Coordinates 25°43′16″N 80°18′20″W / 25.72107°N 80.30558°W / 25.72107; -80.30558Coordinates: 25°43′16″N 80°18′20″W / 25.72107°N 80.30558°W / 25.72107; -80.30558
Information
Type Public secondary
Motto Our Hope and Pride
Established November 10, 1971
School district Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Principal Gilberto Bonce
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2,572
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Orange and Brown          
Mascot Colzie the Cobra
Newspaper The Serpent's Tale
1971–2006
Cobra Xpress
2009–current [1]
Yearbook DeCapello
School hours 7:20 AM to 2:20 PM
Average class size 22
Website

South Miami Senior High School is a high school located at 6856 SW 53rd Street in Miami, Florida, in the United States. Its principal is Gilberto Bonce.

The school is located about a mile and a half west of the University of Miami. It contains a magnet program, the Celia Cruz School of the Arts, which offers programs in seven strands: media production (with emphasis on television and film), computer graphics, music, photography, commercial arts (with emphasis on illustration), dance, and drama.

South Miami's athletic rivals are Coral Gables High School and Southwest Miami High School.

History[edit]

South Miami Senior opened its doors to students on November 10, 1971. It was built to relieve the overcrowding at Southwest Miami High, Coral Park Senior High and Coral Gables High School. The student body selected the Cobra as its mascot. The school's first principal, Warren Burchell, was originally from Ohio and chose the school colors, orange and brown, for the team colors of the NFL Cleveland Browns.

Since opening, South Miami has had five principals: Dr. Warren G. Burchell, Judy Weiner, Thomas L. Shaw, Eugene Butler, Craig Speziale, and Gilberto Bonce. Dr. Burchell's term was the longest, at 22 years.

Demographics[edit]

The school is 84% Hispanic, 8% Black, 7% White non-Hispanic, and 1% Asian.[2]

SMSH as it appeared in the school's yearbook in 1978

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