Award Winning Schools and Trendsetting Programs

Known nationally for educational excellence, Miami-Dade County Public Schools is the fourth largest public school district in the country, touching the lives of 350,000 students each year. Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho was recently recognized as one of the nation’s most influential educational leaders by Scholastic’s Administr@tor Magazine.

The school district received the prestigious Broad Prize for Urban Education for its success in raising student achievement, after being a finalist for several years in a row. Miami-Dade families can also choose from a variety of private schools with highly regarded academic and sports programs, as well as courses for students with special requirements.

Career Focused Education

The Miami-Dade County Public Schools has one of the largest choice programs in the United States. Students are enrolled in magnet schools and academies to get ready for careers and post secondary education in specific fields of study.

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Source: Miami-Dade Public Schools, Statistical Highlights, April 2018

Top 10 Primary Languages Spoken by K-12 Students at Home

  • Language
  • Spanish
  • Haitian Creole
  • Portuguese
  • French
  • Russian
  • Zhongwen (Chinese)
  • Arabic
  • Italian
  • Creole
  • Vietnamese
  • Students Using as Home Language
  • 185,935
  • 12,561
  • 2,165
  • 1,495
  • 1,069
  • 697
  • 494
  • 461
  • 381
  • 345

Source: Statistical Highlights, 2017-2018, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Advanced Academics for High Achieving Students

Miami-Dade County Public Schools offers many options for advanced academic programs.

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Source: Miami-Dade Public Schools, Statistical Highlights, April 2018

Components of Miami-Dade Count Public Education System

  • Personnel
  • Teachers
  • Average salary
  • Teacher to pupil ratio
  • Total Number
  • 18,100
  • $57,221
  • 1 to 19.6

Source: Statistical Highlights, 2017-2018, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

More Education Options

Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, a new state law known as “School Choice” gives parents additional options for their children’s education. A parent from any school district in Florida can enroll his or her child in any K-12 public school that has not reached capacity. School Choice arrived as charter school enrollment continues to increase and now tops 270,000 students. Charter schools, often privately operated, are popular for their smaller class sizes, innovative educational approach and parental involvement.


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