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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
International Studies Preparatory Academy is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Coral Gables, FL. It has 355 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
Address
1570 Madruga Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Telephone
(305) 663-7200

International Studies Preparatory Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1130
86 responses
Average ACT
24
33 responses
AP Enrollment
71%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$91,452
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,412
National
$949
Median Home Value
$696,000
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Multicultural Day.
    32%
  • Spirit Week
    24%
  • Lunch with Early Dismissal
    20%
  • Sports Day
    8%
  • The small dances held every holiday.
    8%
  • Music Show
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
355
Free or Reduced Lunch
50%
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
18%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,354
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.7%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
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
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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International Studies Preparatory Academy is a very small highschool. Although it's not big and contain sports such as soccer, basketball, baseball, etc. My overall experience has been great academic wise. All staffs are very nice and open they tell us about upcoming events weeks before. Our principal communicates with us individually when we're in doubt about things. And it's very different compared to huge highschools since not many of the administration team communicate with students individually since there's a large amount of students. It's already the third day of school and we're starting on College essays so I'd say preparation is Excellent. Teachers are extremely nice and gives us good tips on our assignment. All AP teachers prepare us non-stop throughout the year to succeed on our exams and getting us ready to receive a 5.
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I was going to write a bunch of positive things about this school because it does have a few good qualities, but the reason why I’m even writing on here is because I wanted to write about a major issue I wish I knew before entering this school. More then half the students at ISPA are “druggies”. If they aren’t smoking in the class rooms, they’re smoking after school at the park next to school. I found it very difficult to find friends who don’t smoke pot on the weekends. IM NOT JOKING. The French program doesn’t have one kid who hasn’t smoked before. I just think that by putting your kid in this school you will be exposing them to many illegal drugs, such as coke, Xanax, acid, shrooms, weed etc. The students aren’t the only problem, the teachers and staff at the office are also a major problem at ispa because they don’t like to hear your concerns about certain situations, they choose to ignore ever problem they think might lower the schools reputation.
Coming from one of the biggest k-12 schools in Miami-Dade County (Coral Way K-8 Center) to one of the smallest high schools in the state of Florida was a big change and hard to adjust to or get accustomed to for a while. The cultural inclusion, diversity, and true emphasis on a well-rounded education according to each of the programs offered there is one of the aspects I appreciated most about the school. Faculty (for the most part) took the time to actually learn the students names and provide a space for creativity, intellectual engagement that made the students and parents feel welcome. I would love to see the expansion of college-level courses or prep classes to ensure that students are ahead when transitioning into that next phase of their lives.