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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  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 350,434 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 59% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1120
21,733 responses
Average ACT
24
8,624 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
350,434
Free or Reduced Lunch
70.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,843
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.8%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$10,595/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$90,003
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,146
National
$949
Median Home Value
$410,645
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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From what I have experienced, Miami Dade College is an institution that has granted me numerous opportunities to pursue a higher level of education. These opportunities include various activities, classes, clubs, sports and more. The professors that I have taken have an interest in both my education and personal wellbeing. Overall, I am grateful to be a Miami Dade College student!
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!