Serving students from working-class neighborhoods, almost one in four learning English for the first time, Hialeah High School has beaten the odds and become a recruiting ground for Ivy League and other top-tiered universities looking for the best and brightest.
The school opened its doors in 1953, and some of its teaching equipment is almost as old. It took another 50 years to add a new building and upgrade the auditorium to ease ever-present crowding.
Much remains to be done, as these photos show. Another reason why voters should give the nod this November to extending construction bonds that on average would add $10 to a homeowner’s tax bill. A wise investment.