Miami-Dade County’s public high schools have once again outperformed the state on school performance grades, despite increased accountability measures.
“In spite of the state of flux in the state’s accountability plan, which prevents a visual, objective measurement of improvement, our high schools continue to demonstrate consistent, strong performance, as noted by today’s grades,” said Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho.
High schools in Miami-Dade scored better School Performance Grades at a higher rate than the state average, despite changes in the grading scale and the inclusion of new components in the grading formula.
• 43 percent of M-DCPS senior high schools earned an “A”, as compared to 36 percent statewide.
• 74 percent of M-DCPS senior high schools earned an “A” or “B”, as compared to 71 percent statewide.
• 97 percent of M-DCPS senior high schools earned School Performance Grades of “C” or better, as compared to 95 percent statewide.
For the fourth consecutive school year, M-DCPS has had no “F”-rated schools among its traditional senior high schools.
Miami-Dade also beat the state’s average graduation rate, with 76.6 percent of students graduating, above the state average of 76.1 percent.
If traditional senior high schools are considered by themselves, without the inclusion of charter schools, Miami-Dade’s graduation rate reaches 80.2 percent. Miami-Dade’s graduation rate also exceeded those of Broward, Duval, Hillsborough, and Orange counties.
These notable achievements are the result of continuing hard work by the District’s teachers, administrators, school employees, and volunteers.