Mater Academy East Charter Middle/High School
Principal: Jenny Aguirre
WL#: 6009 / 7037
Opened: 2004 / 2006
Grades: 6-8 / 9-12
Total Students: 329 / 452
Minority: 96% / 96%
FRL: 89% / 87%
Mater Academy East Middle/High School serves students in grades 6-12 in the heart of Little Havana, a predominantly Hispanic and low-income community within Miami-Dade County. Mater Academy East Middle School establishes the foundation for a seamless transition into Mater Academy East High School where students are prepared for success in college and in life. The schools’ first-class academic programs enable students to become productive citizens who are prepared to address the challenges of the twenty-first century.
Mater Academy East High has earned several national recognitions including ranking among “America’s Best High Schools” in U.S. News and World Report for four consecutive years and Newsweek’s “Beating the Odds,” which recognizes schools that help economically disadvantaged students overcome obstacles. Mater East’s Academy of Finance was named a “Distinguished Academy” by the National Academy Foundation in 2014 and 2015, making it the only charter school in the nation to achieve the Foundation’s highest level of distinction for two consecutive years.
The Academy of Finance was also a Distinguished Academy for the 2016 school year, making it the only charter school in the nation to achieve the Foundation’s highest level of distinction for three consecutive years.