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Overall Niche Grade
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  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 504 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 96% 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
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1180
238 responses
Average ACT
27
51 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
    C-
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
97%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 107 responses
Report
  • Field Day
    22%
  • Hispanic Heritage Celebrations
    19%
  • Black History Month Celebration
    15%
  • Portfolio Day
    15%
  • Fashion Show
    10%
  • Senior Strand Wars
    10%
  • 305 DAY
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
504
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
6%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,870
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.4%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 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
$10,153/ year
National
$12,239
72%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.50 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.50 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.50 responses
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Design & Architecture Senior High School Reviews

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DASH provides us with a supportive and welcoming environment that beams with creative energy, unlike any other. Its given me so many opportunities, like a 3 week all expense paid trip to NYC for a pre college program, and the chance to bond with people who are passionate about the same artistic field. I've had a wonderful experience at DASH, but I do feel the need to caution that it is definitely a huge commitment. DASH requires long hours of work, a genuine passion for art, and an understanding that you may sacrifice your academics for art (ex. no advanced math classes are taught after AP Calculus AB, physics and AP Environmental Science are not offered and have to be taken online). The school prepares you to pursue art in college, but I'm not sure if it prepares you well enough for an academic college career, hence the sacrifice. Despite this, there is no other school I would rather go to!
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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.
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.