A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Arizona School for the Arts is an elite, public, charter school located in Phoenix, AZ. It has 832 students in grades 5-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
Address
1410 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Telephone
(602) 257-1444
Website

Arizona School for the Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1210
96 responses
Average ACT
30
26 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$49,328
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$914
National
$949
Median Home Value
$178,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • End of the year showcase
    26%
  • The talent shows we have throughout the year
    20%
  • Cafe night
    19%
  • Performing at various venues around the city
    17%
  • All-School Picnics
    9%
  • Prom
    6%
  • Theater performances
    2%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
832
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
5%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
34.4%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$6,267/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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Arizona School for the Arts is my second home. I began attending the school my fifth grade year. This tight knit community of students is a supportive and helpful learning environment to be surrounded in throughout high school and middle school years. The teachers all truly care about their students and their needs. The ASA Culture allows students to strive in an accepting and open environment. Students are encouraged to think outside the box, be socially aware, and be involved in the outside community. The rigorous academics set students up for a successful future in college and beyond, and the arts allow an artistic outlet to be creative and shine. ASA is a terrific learning environment, and I would highly recommend it to anyone!
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I would give Arizona School for the Arts an average score because it is an institution with many severe issues. I am now a senior and have been at ASA since 5th grade, and I have experienced consistent racism from students and faculty. Most students of color leave the school by freshman year because of the discrimination they face. The discrimination that students of color face can be seen through the harshness or apathy from the teachers that the white students do not experience. The administration promotes double standards and will punish students of color much more harshly than their white peers. On the contrary, the school does have an excellent music program and provides excellent academic courses. ASA could be a truly amazing institution if it was willing to confront its embedded discriminatory culture.
Great teachers! The school has a wonderful and very rigorous arts program. The academics are hard but you learn a lot. There are some some pretty fantastic clubs there but admin is quite rude (even to small children). Overall, it is a pretty great school.