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Dade County School District

GreatSchools Rating: 6 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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1450 Northeast 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132
Miami-Dade County
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PH: (305) 995-2940
FAX: (305) 995-1488

  • Grades PK-12 & ungraded
  • 355,672 students
  • 534 schools

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 FCAT 2 Results

 
Scale: % scoring at or above grade level

Grade 3

Reading
 56% (2014)
 53% (2013)
 53% (2012)
 52% (2011)
The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

Math
 62% (2014)
 62% (2013)
 60% (2012)
 58% (2011)
The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Grade 4

Reading
 63% (2014)
 59% (2013)
 60% (2012)
 57% (2011)
The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

Writing
 53% (2014)
 84% (2013)
The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

Math
 66% (2014)
 64% (2013)
 62% (2012)
 61% (2011)
The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Grade 5

Reading
 61% (2014)
 59% (2013)
 60% (2012)
 55% (2011)
The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

Science
 51% (2014)
 51% (2013)
 48% (2012)
The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

Math
 58% (2014)
 56% (2013)
 58% (2012)
 54% (2011)
The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Grade 6

Reading
 61% (2014)
 57% (2013)
 53% (2012)
 55% (2011)
The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

Math
 53% (2014)
 51% (2013)
 50% (2012)
 47% (2011)
The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Grade 7

Reading
 57% (2014)
 57% (2013)
 54% (2012)
 54% (2011)
The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

Math
 52% (2014)
 51% (2013)
 52% (2012)
 51% (2011)
The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Grade 8

Reading
 57% (2014)
 56% (2013)
 54% (2012)
 50% (2011)
The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

Science
 44% (2014)
 42% (2013)
 43% (2012)
The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

Writing
 53% (2014)
 77% (2013)
The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

Math
 33% (2014)
 35% (2013)
 56% (2012)
 54% (2011)
The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Grade 9

Reading
 50% (2014)
 52% (2013)
 48% (2012)
 45% (2011)
The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Grade 10

Reading
 52% (2014)
 52% (2013)
 46% (2012)
 51% (2011)
The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

Writing
 64% (2014)
 88% (2013)
The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science.
  • The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida.
  • The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest.
  • Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

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 FCAT Writing Results

 
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

Grade 4

Writing
 81% (2012)
 96% (2011)
 94% (2010)
The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 8

Writing
 75% (2012)
 96% (2011)
 95% (2010)
The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 10

Writing
 83% (2012)
 93% (2011)
 94% (2010)
The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing.
  • The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school.
  • The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

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 FCAT EOC Results

 
Scale: National Percentile Rank (50 is the national average)

Biology I
 66% (2014)
 63% (2013)
The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

U.S. History
 57% (2014)
The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

Algebra I
 69% (2014)
 66% (2013)
 56% (2012)
 47% (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

Geometry
 63% (2014)
 60% (2013)
The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1.
  • The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida.
  • The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest.
  • Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

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 Teachers

 
Teacher Credentials
Information about this data
Source: 1FL Dept. of Education, 2009-2010
2FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
 This DistrictState Average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers2n/an/a
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers15%5%
Teacher Education Levels
Information about this data
Source: 1FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
2FL Dept. of Education, 2009-2010
 This DistrictState Average
Bachelor's degree158%61%
Bachelor's degree256%65%
Master's degree137%36%
Master's degree236%32%
Doctorate degree12%1%
Doctorate degree22%1%
Other degree13%2%
Other degree27%2%

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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
Information about this data
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
Hispanic67%29%
Black24%23%
White8%42%
Asian1%3%
Multiracial<1%3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native<1%<1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander<1%<1%
Student Subgroups
Information about this data
Source: 1FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
 This DistrictState Average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program173%59%
English language learners121%9%
Attendance and Completion
Information about this data
Source: 1FL Dept. of Education, 2009-2010
2FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
3FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
 This DistrictState Average
Graduation rate276%74%
Graduation rate (high school)165%73%
Dropout rate (high school)3n/an/a

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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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