M-DCPS high schools make America’s Best High Schools list

Coral Reef Senior High School

U.S. News & World Report announced its annual list of America’s Best High Schools and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) was a leader both nationally and statewide.

Design & Architecture Senior High School (DASH) was amongst the Top 20 schools in the nation and ranked #2 in the state of Florida while the school district had four schools in Florida’s Top 10 and seven schools in Florida’s Top 20.

“Miami-Dade County Public Schools students continue to demonstrate exceptional academic performance,” said Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho. “Our schools’ U.S. News & World Report rankings illuminate the instructional focus and dedication of our students and teachers as well as our ability to significantly close the student achievement gap. In Miami-Dade, access to AP and advanced academic classes for all students is a priority, giving every child an opportunity to experience instructional rigor and academic enrichment.”

The schools ranked as Florida’s Best include:

#2        Design & Architecture Senior High School (DASH)

#6        Maritime & Science Technology Academy (MAST)

#7        Young Women’s Preparatory Academy

#11      International Studies Preparatory Academy

#18      Coral Reef Senior High School

#19      New World School of the Arts

#20      TERRA Environmental Research Institute

Some 28,561 public high schools from all 50 states and the District of Columbia were analyzed using a four-step analyses based on Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) tests, school performance, graduation rates and achievement gap.  The 100 schools that did the best earned gold medals.

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