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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Miami-Dade County Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Miami, FL. It has 357,249 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.
About Miami-Dade County Public Schools...
Address
1450 NE 2nd Ave # 912
Miami, FL 33132
Telephone
(305) 995-2940

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1120
18,696 responses
Average ACT
24
7,906 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
357,249
Free or Reduced Lunch
70.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,870
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$3,405,385,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,153/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$68,730
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,841
National
$949
Median Home Value
$325,208
National
$184,700

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Reviews

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Miami Dade County Public Schools overall is great. Depending on the school you decide to attend, academically and everything else is different for every school and area. Personally, the high school I attended, Doral Academy, is very different from most schools. In my opinion, they have excellent academics and because it is a preparatory school, graduating from here made me confident because I knew I was extremely prepared for college. Doral Academy is filled with amazing teachers and students and because we are in Miami it is super diverse throughout the staff and students. As for clubs and activities, Doral Academy is a fun experience with many club options and school activities that are always happening throughout the year. Sports are big in this school and if you play a sport you should definitely consider joining a team! The school itself is always nice and clean and continuing to grow with friendly security and faculty.
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An excellent school district, despite its large student population of 300,000+ students enrolled in the county's schools it has been an amazing experience. I myself have been enrolled in MDCPS my entire school career of 13 years (K-12) and I have nothing but good comments to say about all the schools I've been to. Teachers are the greatest, all school facilities were given renovations that will be completed by the year 2020/2021, and are capable of teaching all students in the district. I have nothing but love for MDCPS, and I hope many of you reading would someday enroll, or suggest our school district to someone you may know to check us out!
improves other schools and cultural organizations it's connected with. A good school is always on and never closed. ... A good school values its teachers and administrators and parents as agents of student success. A good school favors personalized learning over differentiated learning.Friends. I can’t think of anything more luxurious than spending every day with my friends. When you leave school, meeting up with even one friend can take a lot of organising.
Free knowledge. My school was free: it cost me and my parents £0. £0 for English, maths, geography, history, art, and lots of other subjects. What a bargain! Learning can be really expensive when you leave school - especially in the US, where university has now become almost as expensive as buying a little house.