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 statewide and nationally. The district is home to seven of the top 100 high schools in the country, half of the schools in Florida’s Top 20 and four - 40 percent – of Florida’s Top 10.
Surrounded by Board members, principals, teachers, and students, Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho made the announcement today during a news conference at the School Board Building. “This is proof again of the stellar performance of Miami-Dade County Public Schools,” said Carvalho. “Of the 75 districts in the third largest state in our nation, M-DCPS dominated, by far, the state’s top schools.”
The following is a list of the Florida Gold Medal winners:
School National Ranking State Ranking
Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH) 22 2
International Studies Charter High School 24 3
International Studies Preparatory Academy (ISPA) 31 4
Young Women's Preparatory Academy (YWPA) 52 8
Archimedean Upper Conservatory Charter School 81 11
Jose Marti Mast 6-12 Academy 88 12
Maritime & Science Technology Academy (MAST) 100 13
iPreparatory Academy (iPrep) 102 14
Doral Performing Arts and Entertainment Academy 115 15
Coral Reef Senior High School 185 19
New World School of the Arts (NWSA) 230 23
TERRA Environmental Research Institute 250 24
Mater Academy Charter High 255 25
Doral Academy Charter High School 330 28
Law Enforcement Officers Memorial High School 387 34
City of Hialeah Education Academy 440 37
Two schools, Jose Marti MAST and iPrep, made it to the Florida Top 20 for the first time. Additionally, DASH and ISPA were ranked among the top 10 magnet schools in the nation.
The Magazine gathered data on more than 28,000 schools across the country. They then evaluated the more than 22,000 schools that proved eligible to be ranked using a four-step analysis based on performance on state-required tests, whether their least advantaged students – those of black, Hispanic and low-income backgrounds – performed at or better than the state average, a graduation rate of at least 75 percent, and participation in and performance on Advanced Placement.
For the complete list visit, https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/rankings-overview.
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