School Details

Miami Arts Charter School

3900 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33137
(305) 763-6257
9

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 6-12 704 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

88%
53%
53%
90%
61%
60%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
52%
56%
85%
57%
57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
33%
47%
93%
57%
57%
76%
44%
49%
70%
53%
56%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.
83%
75%
78%

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 County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
50%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
52%
55%
76%
64%
64%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.
93%
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 County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
69%
66%
94%
66%
68%
80%
63%
64%
94%
57%
65%

Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 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 County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Miami Arts Charter School is a charter high school in Miami. The principal of Miami Arts Charter School is MR. ALFREDO DE LA ROSA and can be contacted at pr7059@dadeschools.net. 704 students attend Miami Arts Charter School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Miami Arts Charter School students have "limited English proficiency." 20% of the 704 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. South Miami Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 53% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 24% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 23%
Multiracial 2% 0.5%
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 20% 74%
Limited English proficiency 2% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    We have opened our second campus in Homestead for the 2014-2015 school year!! As a teacher and parent I am pleased to be a part of the MAC family. We specialize in the ARTS and offer dance theater music creative writing and vocal courses. Academic teachers offer free tutoring to students we have 60 in televisions in each classroom that connect to our computers through WIFI so that we can offer a technologically engaging lesson. Students are positive and well behaved!! What a great environment to send your child. We have have student council for each grade level and offer many after school clubs like interior design key club and environmental interests just to name a few. We will have an open house on Thursday December 4th from 7 00-9 00 pm. So come and check us out for yourself!!

  • (8 months ago)

    Miami Charter's Homestead Campus is not at all what we expected. Extremely large classes. Small classrooms or rather small because of the amount of students crammed into them. The facilities are not finished it is not ready for school for students. They are a mess. They don't even have the internet yet they claimed to have a state of the art campus...don't be sold on a fake reality like we were.

  • (8 months ago)

    As a parent of two children now at MAC I am very happy with the school and have recommended it to many others. As far as the academics are concerned students will get out if it exactly what they put in. I like that the teachers are often young and enthusiastic and are true role models. I also cannot say enough about the social environment at the school. My eldest daughter had stress headaches and stomachaches at her previous large middle school. These symptoms disappeared her first day at MAC. Students are unusually supportive of each other and feel safe enough to be weird (and fearlessly creative). Everyone belongs and that's a very rare thing for a middle or high school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school! This school looks like a really nice school and I hope that the one in Homestead is equally as good.

  • (1 year ago)

    Amazing school!! The problem with anonymous blogs like this is that people with hidden agendas can write anything they want. The school's scores speak for themselves as far as academics are concerned. The important thing to note is that everyone I know is trying to get their kid in to MAC. That speak volumes.

  • (1 year ago)

    The academics really struggle the art programs are amazing but they academicly are pretty behind overall as a school .If you're main focus for a school is academics and education then this is not the right school .

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school where the opportunity to the youngers student with the talent of process in Art are Amazing.....

  • (1 year ago)

    My child went to this school. I give it a 3 due to the academics. There are only advanced classes and they enroll everyone in them. As a result they are not "advanced" at all. The classes all move very slowly spending days to cover a concept. There is NO accomadation for "gifted" or quick learners made here. They have to sit in the same class as all the "slow" learners. If your child is smart a quick learner this is not the school for you. Great concept with the Arts but lacking in academics.

  • (1 year ago)

    Amazing School!!! Dedicated arts teachers and rigorous academics. The environment is caring inspiring and dynamic from the administration all the way through to the students. I couldn't be happier! Thank you MAC!!

  • (1 year ago)

    We are so pleased with MAC the arts offered and the academics. We have students in the middle and high programs and both are doing very well and enjoy their school. In addition we find the meal program to be outstanding compared to most schools with fresh ingredients and a real chef preparing food daily!

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter entered her first year at MAC last year and I never seen her this happy going to any other highschool. Miami Arts have dedicated teachers and the principle is very involved with the students. The programs are amazing and I am so glad in enrolling my daughter into this school. GO MAC!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    i have to diagree with all the bad coments on MAC it is an amazing school that i have been going to since the 6th grade the teachers are friendly and love teaching and the school is very welcoming to anyone i love this school and would not change a thing about it

  • (2 years ago)

    Miami Arts Charter School is a great school. My son graduated from there last year. The kids are all well behaved good manners and all of them enjoy going to school because there is a great atmosphere all around. Great talented students great teachers and great staff. The best thing about this school was also the feeling that your son was always going to be safe which is so important nowaday. Highly recommend this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I totally disagree with the previous comment of this parent. ""Beautiful" teacher?? Seriously I'm beyond pleased with the academics MAC faculty provide to my child. Exceptional challenge creative caring precise consistent EXTREMELY SAFE zero bullying nurturing mentoring and yes a lot of writing in a super advance level. My child came from a very prestigious private school and I have to say no regrets what so ever the only difference is the campus.Keep it on MAC! You are the best kept secret in town!

  • (2 years ago)

    The idea for a school of Arts is wonderful yet Mac is not there The administration should find better academic teachers some are really good and devoted some others love collecting Fs. I'm not interested in a beautiful school but a beautiful teacher for my kid!

  • (4 years ago)

    Why is MAC the best school in America. I am in love with this school and all I have done is visit the website a dozen times go to open house there and wait while my daughter Whitney auditioned for theatre and dance. I love the atmosphere the positive energy and the professionalism of the students faculty and staff. I am hoping praying and wishing my daughter gets accepted at this great educational institution. My daughter is in love with this school and wants badly to be accepted. It is worth the auditions and waiting.

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm a parent of a MAC student and after being in different schools found this to be the best for him. He is a very happy kid here. The arts program is great. I highly recommend this school

  • (4 years ago)

    As a parent of a senior who attended for two years overall I am unhappy with MAC. Having already had a child who was a high school student at a local Magnet school I have a basis of comparison with MAC's level of keeping parents of seniors informed and it is minimal compared to other schools. And when completing university applications MAC did not even have a college code on state university's application drop-down list. MAC has a significant turn-over of teachers and there appears to be an over-all need for improvement in the school's organization. For example high school students and middle school students are sometimes in the same class and I find that unacceptable.

  • (4 years ago)

    As a parent I must mention that the amazing thing about this school is that though it is only in its second year of operation you'd never know it! The arts programs seem to be well-established as though the school had been around for a much greater time. This was a big concern to me when my son asked to go there and I am glad I acquiesced and allowed him to go. Today I could not think of him going anywhere else and be as happy as he is. The academics are very demanding and at times it seems the intensive amount of time required to complete homework assignments in addition to the high expectations of his arts program are a bit much. Yet he loves it!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Im one of the lucky student that got accepted to this school and when I saw the school it was amazing. I think ill have an excellent time there.The teacher will be excellent and the principals are very strict on everything that's important.

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