Shenandoah Middle School is a public school serving grades six through eight. The schools is located near Shenandoah Park at 1950 SW 19 ST, Miami, FL 33145. The school serves the Brickell, Roads, Shenandoah & Silver Bluff neighborhoods with an average of 1,200 students and a student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1. Shenandoah Middle School is a Magnet School under the Miami-Dade County School of Choice program, and feeds to Miami Senior High.
Magnet programs offer unique courses of study focusing on students’ special interests, talents, and abilities. Magnet programs are available to students under the following six themes of study: Careers & Professions. International Programs, Liberal Arts, Mathematics, Science, & Technology, VPREP- Virtual Offerings, and the Visual & Performing Arts.
Shenandoah Middle School is part of the Liberal Arts – Museums Magnet Program, and “combines the resources and collections of local museums and cultural institutions to create innovative, multidisciplinary educational experiences for students, parents and teachers.” In 2005, a Magnet Schools of America grant was awarded to Shenandoah Middle School to begin the only middle school museums magnet program in the State of Florida.
Students at Shenandoah Middle School Museums Magnet have the opportunity to visit a variety of museums and cultural institutions that allow for them to extend their learning outside the classroom. That is the idea behind the school’s innovative museum studies program. To really understand a subject matter, students are given the opportunity to see first-hand what many of them are studying in the classroom. This mindset provides a non-traditional but highly effective lens through which students can view, experience, and learn about the world around them.
In addition to the Museum Magnet program, Shenandoah Middle Schools offers other specialized programs including:
- Extended Foreign Language Program (EFL) – “to develop bilingual, biliterate and bicultural students capable of leadership and able to function in the multilingual society of the global economy.”
- Microsoft IT Academy Program – “a college- and career-ready education program, designed to provide students with the 21st century technology skills necessary to acquire certification and be competitive in today’s rapidly evolving workplace.”
- iPrep Math Program – “this voluntary program allows students to participate in a 21st century learning environment where mathematics instruction is delivered in a personalized and highly technological setting.”
Shenandoah Middle School first opened in 1926 where Shenandoah Elementary is located now. In December 1942, the newly built building at its current location opened, and “Shenandoah became of the most modern and well-equipped schools in the South” of the time.
Since then, the school has been slightly modified with the addition of an auditorium, locker rooms for physical education, and air conditioning. An original walkway is no longer in existence since the library was expanded, as was the main office. A pond (with fish and everything!) which was in the original patio, was covered up in the 1970s.
In 2001, a new building (with modern science labs, art and dance studio, and a computer lab) was dedicated. Our patio was also converted into a courtyard for all to enjoy. In 2002, students, faculty, and community members further beautified our school by donating plants for a new landscape and adding a fountain that sits between both buildings. We also currently house Coral Way’s Pre-K and Kindergarten in our backyard.
At the time this article was written, Great Schools gave Shenandoah Middle School a test scores rating of 5 out of 10, while the community rated it 4 out of 5 stars. Education.com gives the school a 3 out of 10 for test scores, and 4 out of 5 for parental reviews. Trulia parent reviews gave the school 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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Shenandoah Middle School
1950 SW 19 ST
Miami, FL 33145
1950 SW 19th St Miami, FL 33145 Phone: (305) 856-8282 Fax: (305) 856-7049