Doctors Charter School of Miami Shores

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Doctors Charter School of Miami Shores
11301 NW 5 Avenue
Miami Shores, Florida, 33168
United States
School type Public, Charter
Established 2005
School district Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Principal Nicolas C. Dorn
Grades 6-12
Enrollment 525
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Blue and White and red         
Mascot Hawks DoctorsCharterSchoolofMiamiShoresLogo.png

Doctors Charter School of Miami Shores is a public charter school located on 5 acres (20,000 m2) at Barry University Campus in Miami Shores, in the U.S. state of Florida. Its current principal is Nicolas C. Dorn from Saint Andrew's School in Boca Raton, Florida.


Doctors Charter School of Miami Shores is a community-based, "A" rated college preparatory school. It is located within the Miami-Dade County Public School District and holds a municipal charter through the Village of Miami Shores.


Doctors Charter School of Miami Shores originally opened in 1997 as a middle school called Miami Shores/Barry University Charter School. The school included 9 portable structures built on the corner of NW 115th St and NW 2nd Ave and served as an alternative to Horace Mann Middle School for Miami Shores residents.

Upon gaining further funding in 2005, the school was renamed Doctors Charter School of Miami Shores and a permanent structure built on land that once was the home of the Biscayne Kennel Club, later owned by Barry University; with funds from the North Dade Medical Foundation and by the financial support of the citizens of Miami Shores.


In 2012, cross country runner Josiah McLaughlin competed in the FHSAA Cross Country State Championships, marking him the first DCS runner to compete in the states. In 2013, McLaughlin was the district champion with a time of 17:18 and the boy's varsity team placed second for districts. The team then advanced in the regional finals, placing 6th place, and advanced to the state finals. The team was ranked 19th out of 24 teams in Class 1A. Josiah McLaughlin was then known as the highest finisher from Miami-Dade County with the state time of 17:11.

In 2013, four track & field runners competed for 4x100 relay in the FHSAA Track & Field State Championships. In 2014, the men's 4x100 relay competed in the State Championship in its second consecutive year, placing as a runner-up in the state finals.

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