Students enrolled 598
School leader Mr. Nicholas Dorn
Transportation options Yes
District Dade County School District

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11301 Northwest 5th Avenue
Miami, FL 33168

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(305) 754-2381
(305) 751-5833
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4 stars
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October 27, 2014
Doctors Charter School of Miami Shores is a premier community-based preparatory school with emphasis on individual student potential and active citizenship. The mission of the school, with parental and community support, is to nurture and to assist each student to reach his/her academic goals and to develop a sense of community responsibility and social awareness. The School embraces ethnic and religious diversity, representative of the multicultural community in which it makes its home. The School s commitment is to serve the community. Therefore the values of the school include the attainment of high academic standards and the cultivation of civic involvement, personal integrity, tolerance and open-mindedness, compassion and a willingness to give back to the community. The school values excellence at all levels: students, faculty, staff and administration.

- submitted by a teacher
August 26, 2014
I am a parent of a child, who just started in Doctors Charter, although it has only been one week, I am extremely happy with what I have seen. The teachers are all enthusiastic and passionate about teaching. The new principal has a lot of plans for this school and its future. I am so very excited for me and my family to be part of this school. Please take a look at this school. It is a Gem!

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2014
As much as I use to love this school I must urge you to reconsider sending your child here at this time period. I have been involved in the PTSA for many years and I have had multiple children who have attended this school, but due to recent actions taken by an Interim Principle I am in pure disbelief. However, the teachers are simply phenomenal my little girl always talks about how much she learns in Science class. Also the school has a garden which gives the kids hands on biology experience which I think is something very few schools are able to offer.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2013
The school's name is Doctor's Charters of Miami Dade, florida. And we are aware that my son is not the only kid that has been bullied at that school. The principal is not at the school because he doesn't even live in florida, and the active principal is the viceprincipal Douglas Garber, whom we told innumerable times about my son's problem. We consider ourselves lucky for the simple reason that our son is strong. I quote my son, "Mr. Garber thinks that kids sometimes are mean but it doesn't mean it is bullying, papi, i don't think he understand" and i agree. I think that until schools accept that they have a problem with bullying they will keep using denial as a solution.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2012
I go to DCS and I really like it here, the teachers are really nice and so are the kids. I'm glad to be at this school

- submitted by a community member
November 18, 2011
A lot had changed since my last post. The school has attained the Florida Gold Seal of Excellence and it has been named on Newsweek's "America's Best High Schools in 2011". Homework load still heavy and the amount of projects for several teachers at the same time are still a lot. But the atmosphere in the school is excellent and students and parents work together with the administration to continue bringing the best for all. Administration is paying more attention to parent s concerns and tries to resolve issues where all parties benefit from the solution. The amount of school related activities continue high. Congratulations to DCS for an excellent work.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2011
it is great I love it. I am applying for admissions. I can't wait til' me 2011-2012 school year. So EXCITED!!

- submitted by a community member
September 13, 2011
This school is great. It has a great staff, excellent administration and a very accommodating, knowledgeable and professional Principal-Mr. Meredith. We have our 2 children there since Jr HS and I believe that the education, guidance and preparation for college is SECOND to NONE when it comes to the MDCPS system. Kudos to DCS!!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2010
i have two children there. one with math issues. the teacher tutored students that were willing to stay a bit longer every afternoon.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
A very good school. Has high standards and ethical disparity.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2010
My son has been a part of DCS since 8th grade, he has major issues before coming to DCS. DCS acdemically, work through these issues. They did their jobs, TEACHING, DISCLIPINE, AND CARING. My son will graduate next year. Thanks to the determined and hard working teachers at DCS. The administration works hard to maintain the best for DCS Mr. Meredith, Mrs. Brown, Mr. Garber and now the new counselor Ms. Chairge. The TEACHERS are hard workers and they give their all. Everyone past and present at DCS has done their part to make this maintain DCS' 'A' rating and to keep DCS a top notch educational institution, keep up the good work DCS you are great! Thank you for caring and making my son a success!!

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2010
It has perfect academic classes. It has classes that my child loves. It allows her to pick her own classes for ellectives.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 20, 2009
It is an excellent school with strong accademic course work. Like many public schools could have a better annual budget and better teacher salaries. Lacks an athletic field and gym equipment. There is only one professionall built combination basketball-Volleyball-tennis court. The school could have more support with the art department.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 11, 2009
My child came to DCS from a tough, under-achieving school, having mastered looking like a thug and acting like he didn't care. He was accepted because his grades were acceptable but only as a result of his previous schools low standards. Not surprisingly, his transition was a difficult one. He was suddenly in a setting where high grades and good manners were cool. By the end of his first marking period it seemed sure that he would fail-out. Happily MS. Sullivan and his teachers saw the light he had hidden inside. They let us know that all wasn't lost and worked with him. Believe me he struggled but never under-estimate the power of caring tachers and staff to inspire your child. The 2nd marking period he just made his required GPA. The following year he made the honor role. When he graduates this year we will miss DCS.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2008
A top notch scholastic enviroment. I've always felt that an organization's 'tone' and quality filter from the top down. This school is no exception. The principal, Mr. Gary Meredith, is very 'hands on'; so much so, I wouldn't be surprised to find out he lived at the school. He is very dedicated to his work and always strives for excellence--thereby setting an example which permeates the entire school. Mr. Meredith has an 'open door' policy for parents and is very receptive to their concerns. In short, he's a good guy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2008
Doctors Charter School is the best game in town. MAST has lowered it's standards and does not have the quality of students that you will find at Doctors. You can't beat the language arts department!

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2008
We are so thankful for such a wonderful school here in Miami Shores. My son has excelled in every area of his education. He loves the school and the teachers. Yes they are strict and have lots of rules but I think at this stage its good. The teachers are great. Ms Charles, Ms Tennison and Ms Martinez are excellent. Students are well behaved and very talented. Great School!

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2008
A preparatory academy in one of the best-kept secret neighborhoods in America, a true gem. Great kids, great staff, great parents, in an amazing area that you would never believe is in the middle of a major metropolis. Once you find Miami Shores, you never want to leave.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2008
Very good acadamically, but policies are often unfair and too strict. Many teachers have left this year, but the others are great! the lunches and school activities do not seem to be met with much enthusiasm from anyone.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2008
This School has many teachers and faculty that harass the students with threats of detentions and demerits for ridiculous reasons. They seem to prey on average and below average academic students instead of teaching and helping them so they can cleanse their school to keep their test scores up at the expense of the students.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2007
Most of the teachers are very determined and intelligent. I came from Miami Shores Barry University Charter School and all of the teachers who came from there are excellent. Ms. Tennison, Ms. Charles, Ms. Sanders, Ms. Anderson, Ms. Mosher, Ms. Jadallah are all wonderful teachers. Though some of the rules and policies are too strict.

- submitted by a student
December 13, 2007
Thanks to the Excellent New Leadership this school gets better every day!

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2007
Keep up with the 'A's'. Excellent school for my kids.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
June 10, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2007
My Daughter went to msbu and is now in Doctors charter and I would have moved out of Dade county if she would have not got in. The school is excellent [ not perfect ] and her counselor Ms. Sullivan and her teachers Ms. Tennison, Mr Schultz, Mr Fernandez and Mr Reinman are by far the best in the system. Her middle school teachers were excellent and she has excelled beyond all my imagination because of the dedicated teachers and staff...Doctors is only in its second year and the extracurricular activities need work but over all its been a great experience for my daughter.

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October 11, 2006
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September 30, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2006
Ms Mosher and Ms Charles are two of the Doctors Charter school teachers who cannot be beat! This is a fantastic school and I think it will get better and better as the years go by. My child's first year middle school experience at this school went way above both of our expectations!

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2006
The information you have on this school is outdated. Your info, including the address and number of students is for the now defunct msbu (miami shores barry university charter school) this is now a fabulous new school in a new building with a new name. It is a middle/high school and will be the best school in Miami!

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April 28, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2006
Good school. The students are all well mannered and fun. Teachers on the ball with academia

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January 21, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2005
It's a small school, not many after school programs. Not that great.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2004
A great school. It helped my child with his performance skills.It is in a very fun environment and I love it. The principals, teachers, staff,and students work together and make this school a wonderful school to join.

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December 30, 2003
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Doctors Charter School Of Miami Shores
11301 Northwest 5th Avenue, Miami, FL  33168
(305) 754-2381
Last modified Doctors Charter School Of Miami Shores is a Charter school that serves grades 6-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Doctors Charter School Of Miami Shores Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top