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Miami Central High School
West Little River, Florida, USA
Type Public
Motto ad astra per aspera--to the stars through adversity
Established 1959
School district Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Principal Douglas P. Rodriguez (as of December 16, 2008)
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,665
Average class size 30
Campus Urban
Color(s) Green, White[1]
Mascot Rockets[1]

Miami Central Senior High School, commonly referred to as Central Rockets, is a secondary school located at 1781 NW 95th Street in West Little River, unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA.[2] The school serves most of the northern fringes of the city of Miami as well as parts of North Miami, Opa-Locka, the village of Miami Shores, and the village of El Portal.[citation needed] It has a co-principal model with Douglas P. Rodriguez and Mr.O Williams Miami Central opened its doors in 1959; the school mascot and colors were chosen in honor of NASA and its space program which was an event at the time of the schools opening. In the early 1990s, the school acquired a computer science magnet program placed as part of the district's initiative to devote school space to certain magnet programs so as to attract minority students to schools with large populations of one particular ethnic group.

Central's athletic rival is Miami Northwestern High School.



Miami Central High is 82% Black, 17% Hispanic, and 1% White non-Hispanic. [3]

Notable alumni



  • William Cordova, Class of 1988 -The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, BFA (1993-1996) and Yale University MFA (2002-2004). Pursued Art History/literature & creative writing. Was included in the prestigious Whitney Biennial Exhibition (2008) and has published on culture and art in CORE publication, Art Lies Magazine and Anti Periodical (Yale publication). Cordova also works with community activist groups BASE and Jericho Movement both based in NY.





Other Sports

Track And Field


As part of the State's Accountability program, it grades a school by a complex formula that looks at both current scores and annual improvement on the Reading, Math, Writing and Science FCATs.

These are the school's grades by the year since the FCAT began in 1998:

See also


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