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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
211 responses
Average ACT
27
47 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
$31,642
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$995
National
$949
Median Home Value
$241,200
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 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.
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DASH has a lot of great teachers who are genuinely dedicated to their subjects and passionate about teaching. The fine art and design programs are incredibly strong and our students regularly win prestigious awards because of their work in these programs. DASH has a strong arts program but the academics are lackluster. Academic teachers rotate constantly, and it is not uncommon for one teacher to teach three unrelated subjects because they are the only teachers available. The building is not well maintained and the administration makes no steps to actually fix the many problems that the school has (no soap in the bathrooms, leaky ceilings, the majority of bathrooms are out of order). In all, DASH does provide much more opportunity than most high schools, and going to a small high school makes the entire experience much better, but the school has a lot unaddressed issues that bring down the quality of the school.
Design and Architecture Senior High, or DASH, is an art and design school which has specializations in Fashion, Film, Architecture, Industrial Design, and Graphic Design. These specializations are called strands, and students pick their strands at the end of their freshman year. As a senior at DASH, I've learned a lot about expressing myself visually and developing an idea to best fit my vision, and this has been extremely useful, both for art and academic classes. With DASH, I have gained skills that will help me reach my goals in college and beyond. I do think, though, that the difficult part of attending DASH is becoming accustomed to the small environment and becoming part of a small bubble, which can make college and other environments much more of a shock and an experience far out of the DASH students' comfort zones. DASH is a good school, it offers a unique academic experience for students which benefits them past graduation.