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.