American High School (Miami-Dade County, Florida)

Infobox Secondary school
name = American High School

district = Miami-Dade County Public Schools
principal = Luis E. Diaz
type = Public Secondary
established = September 1976
city = Miami-Dade County (Un-incorporated)
state = Florida
country = USA
enrollment = 2,319 students
grades = 9–12
campus = Suburban
mascot = Patriot
colors = Red, White and Blue
free_label_1 = School Hours
free_1 = 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
free_label_2 = Average Class Size
free_2 = 22
free_label_3 = School Uniforms
free_3= Mandatory
picture =
website = [http://ahs.dadeschools.net/ American Senior High School]

American High School is a secondary school located at 18350 NW 67 Avenue in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida. The principal is Luis E. Diaz.

Overview

American was opened in 1976 and was named so because this was the year of America's bicentennial. Its mascot and colors were chosen to reflect this. The school uses a Hialeah address but mainly serves northern Miami Lakes, including Palm Springs North and The Country Club of Miami.

American's main athletic rival is Barabara Goleman High School. Other rivalschools include, Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School, Miami Carol City High School, Hialeah High School and Miramar High School.

In 2006 The Girls Varsity Softball Team, The Boys Bowling Team & the Boys Soccer Team all won District Championships.

American's student population is one of the most diverse in the district. Accommodating both high income and low income families. American's student population is 84% Hispanic, 11% Black, 2% White, and 1% of Asian descent. 47% of the students receive free or reduced priced lunch. The district average is 44%.

American is composed of 3 buildings. The main building which houses most of the classrooms, and the buildings which house the freshman class in order for there to be enough room for the rest of the student body in the main building.

Although American was a bad school, for the 2007-2008 school year, American was ranked in the top 50 of high schools in the nation by Newsweek Magazine. American was also ranked in the top 50 for the 2006-2007 school year. American has also received the Golden School award five years in a row. American has received a B so far this year, and is extremely close in receiving an A. If the students do well on the FCAT an A is guarenteed.

American feeder pattern

Middle schools that feed into American:
* Country Club Middle School,
* Lawton Chiles Middle School
* Miami Lakes Middle School
* Bob Graham Education Center Elementary schools that feed into American:
*Charles D. Wyche Elementary
*Joella C. Good Elementary
*Palm Springs North Elementary
*Spanish Lake Elementary

See also

* Miami-Dade County Public Schools
* High school
* Education in the United States

Notable alumni

* Jason Woolf - Major League baseball player, St. Louis Cardinals
* James Jones, professional basketball player, Miami Heat
* Jean Targete, science fiction/fantasy book and games illustrator
* Edward TImmons, Nuclear Scientist
* John Dillard, Nobel-Prize winning author
* Cathy Rodriguez, Fields-Medal winner for mathematics

External links

* [http://www.dadeschools.net/ Miami-Dade County public schools]
* [http://american.dade.k12.fl.us American Senior High official website] http://www.targeteart.com/

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