School Details

Mast Academy

3979 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 365-6278
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 839 students 14 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

96%
57%
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90%
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49%
77%
53%
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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
50%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
52%
55%
93%
64%
64%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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.
100%
83%
84%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
69%
66%
96%
66%
68%
97%
63%
64%
96%
57%
65%

Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mast Academy is a public high school in Miami. The principal of Mast Academy is MS. JANE GARRAUX, whose e-mail is pr7161@dadeschools.net. 839 students attend Mast Academy and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 28% of the 839 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Mast Academy is 14:1. New World School of the Arts is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 23%
Hispanic 65% 67%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
Multiracial 5% 0.5%
Asian 3% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 24% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 74%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm a student here and the environment is incredible the teachers and staff are dedicated. Teachers and students are a lot closer than in normal schools offering a more personal learning experience which makes it easier for any student to do good in school. I'm enjoying my time in this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter just transferred from a private school and the academic standards are very high. When you walk around the school you get a sense of high energy and love of school from its students. The curriculum is tilted towards the science my daughter has 3 science classes this year. So far she likes it... so I like it.

  • (2 years ago)

    I had the worst expirience with the principal and staff at MAST. My child was suffering and being bullied daily at this school. We complained to the school and nothing was done. I would not recommend this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I definitely detest this school. The teachers are absolutely horrible. To be quite honest I learned nothing throughout high school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I detest this school. The entire educational system is horrible. I never learned anything in this school. Unfortunately I am not struggling in college. I definitely regret the decisions my parents made they ruined my high school experience. I would not recommend this school at all.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school and would recommend it to any hardworking student. Also remember GO MAKOS!

  • (4 years ago)

    Why are so m any of the reviews written in October 2009? They seemed all written by the same person. Even the use of caps and quick one-two line reviews. Who wrote them?

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school. Unfortunately not for the adjacent communities such as Key Biscayne or Brickell. Ver few people know MAST although located in Key Biscayne is not the public high school for Key Biscayne residents. For whatever reason Key Biscayne residents are still asked to attend Coral Gables Senior High School a mediocre - "C-" rated school" located 11 miles away from their community..

  • (5 years ago)

    It fully prepared me to enter college. I am in my first semester at UCF and I find that most of my classes are with uppper classmen. The teachers and staff at MAST Academy are fully committed to the students and want nothing more than for them to succeed. This dedication and devotion to excellence is why I'm proud to say I attended MAST.

  • (5 years ago)

    it is by far the best high school in the country. the teachers and staff are just amazing people. the atmosphere is fun and easy to learn in. MAST is number one.

  • (5 years ago)

    MAST Academy is a great high school that prepares students to get ready for college from their first day in school. We have three kids our oldest graduated last year from Mast and doing really good in college. The other two are attending the same school and we only can say really good things about the faculty the staff and the kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school promotes a great standard of education. Some of my peers have graudated from this school and have excelled in their respective fields of study due to the initial educational foundation set by this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a mentor to several students and I am impressed with the quality of the students who I have worked with from MAST

  • (5 years ago)

    Callenges student's minds to a higher level of understanding

  • (5 years ago)

    An amazing school with many unique qualities. Physical Education offers a wide variety of sports while the classes offered are also a very large selection. Clubs offered range from National Honors Society all the way to salsa club. Great teachers intelligent students and just over all an amazing school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Mast Academy because of the care and concern about every student getting a better education and that every child could go to college if it is what they want with working hard and setting goals.

  • (5 years ago)

    Small safe school. Motivated faculty staff and student body. Great scenic location. Lots of technology! Swimming and kayaking for PE? Lunch on the patio by the bay. MAST Blast lock-in walking field trips! No uniforms. Really cool teachers. Smart and talented students. Tons of scholarship $$ for graduates. Yeah it's worth the sacrifice.

  • (5 years ago)

    MAST is a wonderful different highschool with more to offer than the state budget allows. A little extra money could go a long way

  • (5 years ago)

    MAST is a jewel. The model should be followed across the nation. Unique classes small school size and 100% graduation rates are just some of the 'yeah I'm tooting my own horn!' toots. MAST rocks in a district that struggles in many areas.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is a great school with the best team of teachers.

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(based on 69 ratings & reviews)

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