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Miami’s 10 best public high schools, mapped

According to U.S. News and World Report’s ranking

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The 10 best public high schools in Miami-Dade county have been unveiled, according to U.S. News and World Report’s latest rankings, which took a look at over 22,000 public schools across the United States.

The top school in Miami-Dade County was Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH), located in the Design District. The magnet school ranked 22nd nationally and second in Florida.

The top three schools in the national ranking are all located in Arizona.

They eliminated many smaller schools from consideration and their methodology was based on a few principles: “that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college bound, and that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show it is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators.”

Check out their full list for Miami-Dade County here.

Note: While their ranking technically dealt with only public schools, most on the list are of the charter and magnet variety.

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1. Design and Architecture Senior High

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4001 NE 2nd Ave
Miami-Dade County, FL

Earning top honors in Miami-Dade was DASH, a magnet school with around 500 students and a 17-to-1 ratio of teachers to students. It was founded in 1990 and ranks 22nd nationally and second in the state.

2. International Studies Charter High School

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Ranked third in the state of Florida and second in Miami-Dade, ISCHS is located on Calle Ocho and enrolls around 400 students from all over the world. It’s one of the highest ranked charter schools in the nation.

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3. International Studies Preparatory Academy

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1570 Madruga Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Ranked fourth in the state, ISPA ranks 31st in the nation and is located in Coral Gables.

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4. Young Women's Preparatory Academy

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1150 SW 1st St
Miami, FL
(305) 575-1200
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Ranked 52nd in the nation and eighth in Florida, the focus is on mathematics, science, and technology while aspiring to mold young women into leaders.

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5. Archimedean Upper Conservatory Charter School

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12425 SW 72nd St
Miami, FL 33183

Ranking 81st nationally, this charter school was founded in 2008. Its students are chosen by lottery.

6. Jose Marti Mast Academy

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5701 W 24th Ave
Hialeah, FL 33016

Located in Hialeah, this standout school ranked 88th nationally and enrolls close to 700 students.

7. Mast Academy

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3979 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149

Enrolling over 900 students, Mast Academy ranked 100th nationally and is located in Key Biscayne.

8. iPreparatory Academy

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1500 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

Coming in at 102nd in the U.S., iPrep has an enrollment of about 200.

9. Doral Performing Arts and Entertainment Academy

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11100 NW 27th St
Doral, FL 33172

The Doral Performing Arts and Entertainment Academy ranks 115th nationally and rounds out Florida’s Top 15 public schools.

10. Coral Reef Senior High School

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10101 SW 152nd St
Miami, FL
(305) 232-2074
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Our final Miami school on this list is also the largest, enrolling over 3,200 students. Coral Reef Senior High ranks 185th in the nation.

1. Design and Architecture Senior High

4001 NE 2nd Ave, Miami-Dade County, FL

Earning top honors in Miami-Dade was DASH, a magnet school with around 500 students and a 17-to-1 ratio of teachers to students. It was founded in 1990 and ranks 22nd nationally and second in the state.

4001 NE 2nd Ave
Miami-Dade County, FL

2. International Studies Charter High School

Miami, FL
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Ranked third in the state of Florida and second in Miami-Dade, ISCHS is located on Calle Ocho and enrolls around 400 students from all over the world. It’s one of the highest ranked charter schools in the nation.

3. International Studies Preparatory Academy

1570 Madruga Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33146
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Ranked fourth in the state, ISPA ranks 31st in the nation and is located in Coral Gables.

1570 Madruga Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33146

4. Young Women's Preparatory Academy

1150 SW 1st St, Miami, FL
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Ranked 52nd in the nation and eighth in Florida, the focus is on mathematics, science, and technology while aspiring to mold young women into leaders.

1150 SW 1st St
Miami, FL

5. Archimedean Upper Conservatory Charter School

12425 SW 72nd St, Miami, FL 33183

Ranking 81st nationally, this charter school was founded in 2008. Its students are chosen by lottery.

12425 SW 72nd St
Miami, FL 33183

6. Jose Marti Mast Academy

5701 W 24th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33016

Located in Hialeah, this standout school ranked 88th nationally and enrolls close to 700 students.

5701 W 24th Ave
Hialeah, FL 33016

7. Mast Academy

3979 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

Enrolling over 900 students, Mast Academy ranked 100th nationally and is located in Key Biscayne.

3979 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149

8. iPreparatory Academy

1500 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

Coming in at 102nd in the U.S., iPrep has an enrollment of about 200.

1500 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

9. Doral Performing Arts and Entertainment Academy

11100 NW 27th St, Doral, FL 33172

The Doral Performing Arts and Entertainment Academy ranks 115th nationally and rounds out Florida’s Top 15 public schools.

11100 NW 27th St
Doral, FL 33172

10. Coral Reef Senior High School

10101 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL

Our final Miami school on this list is also the largest, enrolling over 3,200 students. Coral Reef Senior High ranks 185th in the nation.

10101 SW 152nd St
Miami, FL