LearnBoost welcomes Miami High School
Miami Senior High School is a historical landmark and the oldest high school in Miami-Dade County, having opened its doors in 1903. The school's current campus opened in 1928 and was designed by the architect Richard Kiehnel of Kiehnel and Elliott. It is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Groundbreaking occurred early in 1926 but due to the Great Miami Hurricane of 1926, the school's opening was delayed for over a year. The original school was established as a two-story wooden structure, for 15 students, on Northeast First Avenue. The school was first opened in early 1903 with an enrollment of 264. Miami High changed locations three times before it finally settled on its current four-story, 2,792-student campus. Since the mid 1970's Miami High School has suffered from overcrowding. 1968 was a significant year for Miami High School. Structural changes were made to accommodate a newly installed air conditioning system. The original windows on the building were sealed with bricks before the completion of the work and students suffered in hot classrooms for a large portion of the year. It was also the year of the major Florida statewide teachers' strike of 1968, which caused students classes to be in chaos due to all the newly hired substitute teachers while regular school teachers walked picket lines for weeks.
Miami High's official rival is Coral Gables High School, but the school also has an informal athletic rivalry with Miami Beach Senior High School. The Substitute filmed in 1996, and Porky's filmed in 1982, using the school as its main location.
Miami Senior High school is currently under construction for restoration, renovation and remodeling by ZYSCOVICH ARCHITECTS. This project will see its completion within the next three years.
Also movies such as "The Substitute", "Porkys", and "Music of My Heart", were filmed at MHS.
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