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Miami-Dade Public Schools ranked among top 10 in U.S.

Broward Schools nearly make top of rankings

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MIAMI – A new report shows South Florida school districts pass with flying colors when compared to others around the country.

In the study by BackgroundChecks.org, Miami-Dade County Public Schools ranked No. 8 in the top ten best school districts in the U.S. 

MDCPS was the highest non-California school district in the top ten, while Broward Schools ranked No. 12.

The study's methodology considered a number of factors to determine the top school districts, including graduation rates, total number of students, teacher quality, funding per student and test scores.

While not one factor contributed to a district's high ranking, money was a heavy influence as districts with more students and higher funding were able to hire better teachers.

Top 100 School Districts in the U.S.

  • 1. San Mateo County Office of Education (CA)
  • 2. San Francisco County Office of Education (CA)
  • 3. Santa Barbara County Office of Education (CA)
  • 4. Los Angeles Unified
  • 5. San Diego County Office of Education (CA)
  • 6. Marin County Office of Education (CA)
  • 7. Sonoma County Office of Education (CA)
  • 8. MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • 9. Imperial County County Office of Education (CA)
  • 10. City of Chicago #299
  • 12. BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • 21. HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • 23. ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • 26. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PALM BEACH COUNTY
  • 49. DUVAL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS