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 2018-2019 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 eight out of the ten components of our school grade, including monumental strides with our students in the lowest 25%. Our graduation rate for our seniors was 92% this year and our acceleration rate was 78%- 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 have streamlined our coursework into academies across the curriculum and have a new Medical Academy for our students.

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.

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