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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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Design and Architecture Senior High

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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.

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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International Studies Preparatory Academy

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

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Young Women's Preparatory Academy

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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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Archimedean Upper Conservatory Charter School

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

Jose Marti Mast Academy

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

Mast Academy

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

iPreparatory Academy

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

Doral Performing Arts and Entertainment Academy

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

Coral Reef Senior High School

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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.

Design and Architecture Senior High

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.

International Studies Charter High School

via ISCHS

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.

via ISCHS

International Studies Preparatory Academy

via ISPA

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

via ISPA

Young Women's Preparatory Academy

via YWPA

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.

via YWPA

Archimedean Upper Conservatory Charter School

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

Jose Marti Mast Academy

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

Mast Academy

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

iPreparatory Academy

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

Doral Performing Arts and Entertainment Academy

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

Coral Reef Senior High School

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.