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9-12
Public charter
Miami, FL
Students enrolled: 402
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2480 Southwest 8th Street
Miami, FL 33135

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(305) 643-2955
(305) 643-2956
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September 25, 2014
My school is ranked the best public/charter highschool in the state of Florida. This is something that does not impress me. The learning environment is amazing and we have the opportunity to be part of the spanish, french, or italian program. Our FCAT and EOC scores are very high in comparison to other schools' and really good just in general, especially the math scores since we have a lot of foreign students which is why the reading scores might not be as good. Another great thing is the number of students and teachers. We basically all know each other and are like a big family and since we are so diverse at a cultural and ethnic level we can all learn and experience new things and meet new cultures. We might not have a big campus, cheerleaders, and be the ideal american dream high school but when you're here you forget about all that :-)

- submitted by a student
June 06, 2014
If you want total international learning with high quality teachers thi is the only school in Miami. Full Frech Bac and Spanish and Italiand high school testing It gets the best rating from me and all testing scores.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2014
The size of an School is not the grade to judge of a school. It is the quality of FCAT , AP test and International Bac graduation Rate. If your kid comes from a private school beware this is not a joke prepaid grade system; it has to be ready to compete. Miami is a multilingual melting pot and this school is the only option for real International French Bac or Spanish Bac in Miami. Plus your kids can mix clases in all languages ; Spanish; French and Italian. French Bac graduates can go to France and Canada with the best Diploma they can get in Miami and extra credits to all US Universities.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2013
ISCH is a wonderful school. It has a Middle school as well as the High school with a total student body of less than 700 students. Since the school is small, everyone tends to know each other. The teachers are great! With languages such as French, Italian and Spanish, the students WILL learn a second language for FREE. Top school in the nation as well as in the state of Florida, I can only commend the Principal and staff for having a hands on approach to this wonderful school. Security is great and no wonder this school is an A+. The students that graduate from here will most likely ( over 90%) will continue to the university. Thank you for challenging my child and being a top school!

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2013
ISCHS - BEST SCHOOL IN SOUTH FLORIDA ? YES IT IS. some kids want oppurtunitys in this school , to try to get an amazing education and an amazing scholarship . PARENTS SHOULD'NT COMPLAIN. the students are well mannered , the teachers are amazing and especially the principal . he can get on your nerves , but he's just there to teach you and he doesnt want you to do bad in school he just wants you to do your best on you're exams . the school is small so what atleast it has less than 500 students. you have better chances of getting A's and B's in the class if there are less students in the class , and you can also concentrate more. Im writting this because i love ischs and it was ranked the 7th best school in south florida and its a language school . ischs is just the best of the BEST !

- submitted by a student
July 01, 2012
This school is an absolute joke. It does not live up to the expectations I had. The students at this school are a very bad influence and have no respect or manners whatsoever. The principal is incredibly rude with the students, he screams in their faces, curses at them, tries to throw things at them. The staff at the school is very close-minded and do not help any students who are being harassed because of their sexuality. This school supposedly will have you fluent in a language in 3 years, I have yet to learn one correct form of french because of the delay of teachers arriving from europe. My child was left without a teacher for half of the year in their french class, and hasn't learned one thing. The Physical Education teacher is incredibly rude to the younger students, not to mention the fact that the P.E. is in a parking lot and there is no shade whatsoever. This school is a joke and I DO NOT RECOMMEND YOU SENDING YOUR CHILD HERE. My child is being taken out because of the horrible years they've spent here.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2012
I must say that it is sad that parents judge the school for the size of the halls and that the classes are tiny unlike other overcrowded schools, what a privilege! They should concentrate their critical efforts to enumerate the leadership from its principal and staff, the academics, accomplishments, national recognitions and so many other merits ISCHS has so far been able to achieve. The teachers are very qualified, dedicated individuals solely compromised to raising the bar for each student and very concerned for the future of the student body. My son graduated from ISCHS, when he attended the school, we were taking a risk and if I have to do it again, I would not hesitate it a bit. He went to the Honors College at MDC and now he is at UF. The great memories will last a lifetime, the education he received priceless.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2011
One word: deplorable This school is by far the most deplorable one throughout Florida... Not spending good time time, school is tiny, hallways are narrow, classes are so small. Most of the professors are not qualified to teach their class... Avoid ISCHS.

- submitted by a community member
January 24, 2011
I'm super happy with the school, keep students aware of their responsibility as exemplary students, maintaining a level of excellence. The principal is very good he is aware of your students in general, without neglecting any detail, developed further activities to keep children motivated to supporting them in their sports and all they do. .

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2010
My child currently attends this school and I am extremely happy with it. My child comes home happy everyday and he loves his teachers and classmates. I truely believe this is an excellent school for anyone who is looking for a small, private school like environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
For it's personalized attention to each student, for their languages specialization and for its diversity.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating December 11, 2009
My child is a student @ ISCHS. I don't like the school at all. This is her first time at this school and I am very dissapointed. She comes from a private schools and next year she is going back to her old school. I made a bad choice sending my daughter to this school and the secretary is not professional at all

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
I am a student here and I love it. The teachers are really nice and helpful. And the principal really cares about us. I love my school.

- submitted by a student
September 19, 2009
I have had the oportunity to compare ISCHS with another schools not only in the area but in the district. I am very happy with this school. My daugther is happy, too. Most importantly, she is learning about other cultures from her classmates.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 13, 2009
I would rate this school as OK but not great academically. The good points are the small class size & the small size of the overall school. The language courses are also very good & allow for students to go to college in Europe. The negatives are thre lack of electives, extracurricular activities & the organization in the office. The website is seldom updated & the school secretary can come across as rude. I think the administration is honestly trying. I do not know if adding a middle school is such a great idea before the have the high school totally organized.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 02, 2009
This school year was my child's first year in a public school. I was a bit apprehensive about sending her to public school, but International Studies far exceeded my expectations. The classes were small, most of the teachers were outstanding, and my child is very happy at the school. I would recommend it for anyone who is seeking a private school environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 24, 2008
My child has been in the school for three years and I could not be happier. The class sizes are small, the teachers are exceptional, and the education my son has received is above average. I am very happy with all that ISCH has to offer

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August 12, 2008
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July 24, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2008
Although the school is very small, it is a very good place to make friends and synchronize with the teachers. The principal is a good guy that sometimes seems like a pain in the butt, but he's not. The courses are very good, and the environment is safe and tidy. You get to experience with people from different ethnicities, which is a good start to a great career due to that you have experienced with other cultures.

- submitted by a student
July 11, 2008
Ischs is a great school.The principal is a wonderful leader.Yeah it's pretty much a really small school.Teachers really are devoted to teaching.Students come to study and have chances of learning more than in a regular high school environment.I started off my freshmen year with all honors.I really do recommend this school for you and your child.

- submitted by a student
July 08, 2008
Regardless of its awkward location and miniscule population, ISCHS has proven to be exactly the type of educational facility I have been hunting for. It has provided me with ample knowledge regarding my education and even more so, the establishment of my individuality. Being my first year, the exceptional teachers forced my brain to spark and even helped disinter a talent and passion for writing I never knew I possessed! Not to mention the complete cultural immersion each student experiences with the individual programs. Spanish,French, or Italian, each program offers the kind of experience no other institution can possibly offer! ISCHS is a family, and you or your child, are always welcome!

- submitted by a student
June 23, 2008
This might be a small school of only about 230 students. However, it exceeds in academic achievement and I can say that I would never replace my 4 years at ISCHS for any other high school. The teachers are great, and we have great foreign langauge programs in which we graduate with a diploma depending on the language we study. amazing school :)

- submitted by a student
April 22, 2008
As a student I reccommend this school. First of all, those who say the school doesn't have a cafeteria or lack discipline is WRONG. Although we are a small school, the principal and staff do their best to provide us everything we need. The school's academic quality is excellent, for we as students have to take classes in foreign languages which are of a higher level. All the teachers are great. Everyone knows each other at the school and has the opportunity to make many friends and have a one-on-one relationship with the teachers. Moreover, the school has great FCAT scores, which show the advanced instruction that the students receive.

- submitted by a student
November 24, 2007
I'm a student in this school. I do enjoy my school, I have made many friends here and the teachers are very nice and really do care of the child's education.It's the students that sometimes make the teachers look bad.

- submitted by a student
October 07, 2007
Even this schoold does not yet have P.E., it does have other great assets such as 220 students! Working on havng sports at a nearby park. Isn't this better than having your kid in a 3,000 students environment? A global, multicultural and nurturing environment where kids feel safe and can learn. This year quality of teachers improved tremendously! New schol will start construction very soon and it may be ready in a year! It is not perfect but much better than many other schools.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2007
I don't think that this high school is bad. I'm very happy with my son's school.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2007
This school has some serious issues.There is no P.E.Therefore the students have no way to burn all that extra energy through exercise and don't have a chance to excel in sports.They say it's boring.The school is located in an office building and the hallways are too narrow. The science lab is tiny.There's no cafeteria.The food is horrible.There's a discipline problem and the administration doesn't do much about it.Most of the students don't like this school.The academic quality is questionable.This school is going downhill.

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May 02, 2007
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International Studies Charter High School
2480 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, FL  33135
(305) 643-2955
Last modified International Studies Charter High School is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
International Studies Charter High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top