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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
International Studies Charter High School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Miami, FL. It has 421 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.
About International Studies Charter High School...
Address
2480 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135
Telephone
(305) 643-2955
Website
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International Studies Charter High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1170
126 responses
Average ACT
27
14 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
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Home-coming games
    21%
  • Field day
    18%
  • Spirit week
    18%
  • Halloween dance
    13%
  • Taste of diversity
    13%
  • There's none
    5%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
421
Free or Reduced Lunch
96%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,870
Teachers in First/Second Year
61.9%
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 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
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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My son has been attending ISCHS already for 2 plus years (since 6th grade and he is now in 8th grade). It's an amazing environment, academically challenging and zero tolerance to bullying. Despite the fact that the school is small, its classrooms size are as big as any other big school campus - each classroom is fully equipped with latest technology. The school doesn't say much from the outside appearance but once you go into the classrooms, it has the facilities of any top private school at no cost. It should be ranked as the #1 most cost-effective middle/high school in Miami-Dade County for sure! Not to mention that it has been ranked consistently for many year as one of the TOP 5 schools in Florida and TOP 50 in the nation by US NEWS & World Report. I would recommend this school to anybody but be open-minded to the size of its campus - hopefully they can soon move to a bigger campus.
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I have had two children go through ISCHS - we recently withdrew our second child after completing 6th. My son completed through 8th . The issues at the school are significant. The Spanish program is poor. The lunch lady was my son's teacher the entire year. She had no curriculum & did not return any emails because didn't read/speak English. When my daughter went to the school, we had the SAME issues again. One of the good teachers confided in me that there isn't a curriculum for Spanish!

Other issues - 80 students in PE with one teacher. Unfair for the teacher and the kids.

There are indeed some excellent teachers there, but it is not the school they present it to be. Just go into the school with open eyes. The rankings are not at all reality.
The biggest attribute the school has is its diversity, you can find people from all over the world at ISCHS, making our school culture very rich. However, the biggest downside about my school, is its size. Because my school is so small that isn't a lot of space for creativity. The school doesn't offer any arts programs where kids can explore their creative. Also because o the size our chooses of classes are very limited. I wish the school and be more helpful in guiding kids, as well as promoting more interactive and creative work.