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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Design & Architecture Senior High School is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Miami, FL. It has 511 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 94% in reading.
About Design & Architecture Senior High School...
Address
4001 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
Telephone
(305) 573-7135

Design & Architecture Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1180
217 responses
Average ACT
27
49 responses
AP Enrollment
62%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$33,999
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,056
National
$949
Median Home Value
$271,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
96%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 96 responses
Report
  • Field Day
    21%
  • Hispanic Heritage Celebrations
    21%
  • Black History Month Celebration
    17%
  • Portfolio Day
    14%
  • Senior Strand Wars
    10%
  • 305 DAY
    8%
  • Fashion Show
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
511
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
4%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,354
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.4%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,082/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.46 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.46 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.46 responses
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Design & Architecture Senior High School Reviews

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This is a hell of a high school. This school annually ranks as one of the best, if not best Florida high schools. In addition, it ranks annually as a top 50 high school in the nation. This school offers students the chance to study architecture, industrial design, fashion design, film, and graphic design for 3 years! These programs of study are incredible. The faculty truly care about their students. In addition, colleges often reach out to recruit DASH students to attend their school.
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The school pushes you to find self-drive and motivation to get the most out of your time here. I love how much I've grown as a person coming here. The skillset I've developed that wouldn't have been possible if the talented students and environment here didn't encourage me to try new things. The work quality and experience varies from student to student, especially when comparing one design course to another. And while it is said the Industrial Design students are undeniably the hardest workers than say the Film students, it is crucial to consider, once again, the drive each student has to go beyond what is expected. The school sounds better on paper than it turns out to be. The reputation it holds masks the struggles students face whether it is social, academic, or artistic skill that creates feelings of inferiority and lack of motivation. Many students seem to get left behind in such a competitive and pressurous environment. I think it's something the faculty could consider.
This year has been a challenge. College applications and the DASH workload can often be tiring. However, there is not a better high school in Miami to attend than my school. The faculty and environment are outstanding! All my teachers encourage me to push my work to the next level. The principal and counselor doors are open 24/7. I truly love how supportive everyone is including the generators.