Miami-Dade County Public Schools
BioTECH student transplants orchids to new culture bottles in the Botany & Tissue Culture Laboratory in support of Fairchild’s Million Orchid Project
Located in southeastern Florida, Miami-Dade County covers 2,000 square miles, making it larger geographically than the states of Rhode Island or Delaware. The county is the most populous in Florida; it has a larger population than 15 other states and has the highest proportion of immigrants among metropolitan areas in the country—51 percent of county residents were born outside the United States.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) is the fourth largest school district in the country, serving nearly 345,000 students, of whom 91 percent are minority and 73 percent are economically disadvantaged. The student population also includes 68,000 English language learners and 34,000 students with disabilities.
What Happens When Schools Become Magnet Schools? A Longitudinal Study of Diversity and Achievement
We are pleased to announce that American Institutes for Research has released the magnet report. This report presents results of a descriptive study of 21 MSAP-supported elementary schools. The study collected data on these schools for several years to see how their student enrollment and academic achievement changed over time.
A PDF of the report is available now: