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Students and teachers at several Miami-Dade County public and charter schools can boost about being among the nation’s best, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report.
Seven schools ranked among the top 100 nationally, with Design and Architecture Senior High – known as DASH – ranked the highest after coming in No. 22 out of more than 20,000 schools.
Schools also being honored include Little Havana’s International Studies Charter High (24th), International Studies Prep Academy in Coral Gables (31st), Young Women’s Prep Academy in Little Havana (52nd), Archimedean Upper Conservatory Charter School in Kendale Lakes (81st), Jose Marti MAST Academy in Hialeah (88th) and MAST Academy on Key Biscayne (100th).
Miami-Dade had four of the top 10 schools in the state of Florida by the survey.
Broward County had three schools ranked in the top 500, with Pompano Beach High School coming in the highest at 171st. Cypress Bay High School in Weston and Somerset Arts Conservatory in Pembroke Pines also reached that level.
Rankings are based on several factors, including graduation rates, scores on state standardized tests and the number of students taking Advanced Placement courses and scoring well on the end of year exam. The report does not rank private schools.