Miramar High School

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Miramar High School
Miramar High School crest.jpg
3601 Southwest 89th Avenue


Coordinates25°58′34″N 80°15′43″W / 25.97611°N 80.26194°W / 25.97611; -80.26194Coordinates: 25°58′34″N 80°15′43″W / 25.97611°N 80.26194°W / 25.97611; -80.26194
Motto"Where Dreams Take Flight"
School districtBroward County Public Schools
SuperintendentRobert Runcie
PrincipalMaria Formoso
Enrollment2,507[1] (2016-17)
Color(s)     Red
NicknameMiramar Patriots

Miramar High School is a public high school located in Miramar, Florida. The school opened in 1970 and serves students residing in southwest Broward County; however, magnet students may hail from elsewhere in the county.

Miramar High School serves grades 9 through 12. The school houses two magnet programs: an Aviation program and the International Baccalaureate program. Miramar has an FCAT school grade of "A" for the academic year ending 2011, up from "B" the year before.[3]



As of 2013-2014, the total student enrollment is 2,646. The ethnic makeup of the school is 3.1% White, 77.2% Black, 13.0% Hispanic, 5.1% Asian or Pacific Islander, 1.4% Multiracial, and 0.2% Native American or Native Alaskan.[4]



Miramar, in 2011 and 2012, ranked as an "A" school according to Florida's FCAT grading scale.[3]

Newsweek Magazine[edit]

Ten Broward County Public Schools (nine public high schools and one charter high school) were recognized among Newsweek Magazine’s top high schools in the nation in 2009; Miramar High School was ranked in the top six percent of American public schools. The rankings are derived by adding up the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Cambridge tests taken by students at a school divided by the number of seniors graduating the same year. The data ranking was based on data from the 2007/08 school year.[5]

Magnet Programs[edit]

International Baccalaureate[edit]

Miramar High was authorized to offer the IB Diploma Programme (DP) in January 2001 and the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) in May 2008.[6] Students take IB exams in May of each academic year while retakes are conducted in November. The program, as of May 2012, offers Biology SL, Biology HL, Chemistry SL, Chemistry HL, English A1 HL, French B SL, French B HL, European History HL, Math Studies SL, Mathematics SL, Mathematics HL, Music SL, Music HL, Psychology SL, Psychology HL, Spanish AB SL, Spanish B SL, Spanish B HL, and Theory of Knowledge.[6] Students can choose to order and take different tests if they are proficient in an area not offered at Miramar High School or they have recently transferred from another International Baccalaureate school.

Aviation Science[edit]

The Aviation Science Magnet program at Miramar High offers college level aviation courses through the Broward College Aviation Institute. Optional tracks available to students include Flight and Aviation Maintenance Technology that may be taken concurrently with Aviation. This program prepares students for advanced training in: Air Traffic Management, Aviation Maintenance, Aeronautical Engineering, and Flight Meteorology/Weather Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. The Aviation program begun in 2000.

Vocational/Technical Programs[edit]

Automotive Program[edit]

Miramar High School is home to both a class and extracurricular automotive program that teaches students skills related to vehicular mechanics; students learn both a trade and life-skills during the program.

In 2012, Miramar High School's Electric Car "The Black Pearl" (in honor of Johnny Depp's tenure at the high school) set a new world record for electric vehicles designed and built by high schools, colleges, and universities at the Electric Vehicle International Expo in Tampa, Florida.[7] The Black Pearl traveled down a 1/4 mile dragstrip in 11.319 seconds and backed up the record within 1% at 11.401. The vehicle accelerated from 0-60 mph in 1.7 seconds and reached 118 MPH before the end of the 1/4 mile. The Black Pearl also netted Miramar High school 1st place against all vehicles, even corporate produced racing vehicles. In 2017, the automotive program ended.[8]



Miramar High established Broward County's first boys' soccer program in 1974.


Miramar-Flanagan Brawl (2007)[edit]

On September 28, 2007 at Miramar High's stadium, a bench-clearing brawl between seated, rival footballers occurred that interrupted the Miramar-Flanagan football game; this was Broward County's largest on-field brawl.[9] The game was stopped by a referee because of the possibility that further outbreaks on the field and bleachers would erupt.[10]

Following the interruption of the game, a film of the occurrence was sent to the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) to decide the fate of the belligerent parties.[10] The FHSAA suspended 28 Miramar players and 26 Flanagan players from playing. In addition, both schools were fined by the State of Florida a total of $12,150 and neither school was allowed to participate in the 2008 Spring Jamboree and 2008 Fall Pre-season Jamboree.[11]

The game resumed on October 29, 2007 in an empty Lockhart Stadium with five minutes remaining in the third quarter with Miramar leading 20-7. The game was played without the 54 suspended players. This incident is thought to be the largest mass-suspension in state high school history.[11]

State Championship (2009)[edit]

Miramar High School won their first State Championship title on Dec 19, 2009. Miramar High School beat DeLand High School of DeLand, Florida 42-20. Quarterback Ryan Williams set a state championship game record with 5 TD passes and a completion percentage record of .857, going 18 of 21 for 254 yards. Miramar High was the first team from Broward County to win a 6A state championship and the first in the county to win in the largest classification since Hollywood Hills won 4A in 1973.[12]

Miramar High's athletic rival is Everglades High School.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "MIRAMAR HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  2. ^ Brown, Leslie (August 19, 2013). "Demographics & Student Assignments" (PDF). Broward County Public Schools. p. 6. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  3. ^ a b FCAT School Grades - High
  4. ^ Enrollment Counts
  5. ^ America's Top Public High Schools - Newsweek and The Daily Beast
  6. ^ a b International Baccalaureate
  7. ^ Electric Vehicle Expo in Tampa features high school students mechanics Archived 2012-06-09 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Miramar High School - RECOGNITIONS
  9. ^ Teams take to field without 54 players - Sun Sentinel
  10. ^ a b Miramar, Flanagan players await fate after brawl - Sun Sentinel
  11. ^ a b Brawl-marred game to resume - Sun Sentinel
  12. ^ Miramar wins Broward's first 6A football championship - Sun Sentinel
  13. ^ South Florida Sun-Sentinel (21 August 2014). "Celebrities who went to high school in South Florida - Sun Sentinel". Sun-Sentinel.com. Retrieved 19 January 2015.

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