Principal’s Message

Eagle Family,

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you back to Southwest Miami High School. I am truly proud about last year’s accomplishments and eager to begin the 2020-2021 school year.

I certainly look forward to a year filled with positive energy and positive results. The task is upon all of us to unite and assist Southwest Miami in working towards becoming an “A” school again. It is evident that the B our school earned this year was based on teamwork, dedication, and a student-centered focus. We made gains in various components of our school grade, including Biology and US History. Our graduation rate for our seniors was 94% this year- the highest in Eagle history.

This year promises to be an exciting school year with an eight-period day, new programs and more rigorous course offerings. We take pride in our school and its accomplishments and must continually work for excellence and growth in all areas of our school program. It is our goal to be recognized as a school of excellence through our achievements in academics, certifications, dual enrollment, athletics, and activities. We continue to streamline our coursework into academies across the curriculum and have developed plans to assist our students in a holistic manner.

As we begin planning for the school year, please log in to your employee portal to review your course load. As the master schedule becomes finalized, please keep in mind that changes are ongoing as we continue to meet the needs of all our students.
Each of you is vital in achieving this goal; you are all an important piece of the puzzle. I look forward to an extremely productive and exciting school year!


Carlos Rios, Jr. Ed. D. Principal

Southwest Miami Senior High School
8855 SW 50th Terrace
Miami, Fl 33165
Ph: (305) 274-0181
Fx: (305) 596-7370