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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Arts & College Preparatory Academy is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Columbus, OH. It has 399 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
4401 Hilton Corporate Dr
Columbus, OH 43232

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1170
12 responses
Average ACT
25
84 responses
AP Enrollment
19%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$51,612
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$928
National
$949
Median Home Value
$143,000
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 42 responses
  • Teachers talent show
    29%
  • Winterfest and Comp Night
    21%
  • Drums and Dresses
    12%
  • Freshman Musical
    12%
  • Drag Show
    7%
  • Fall Musical
    7%
  • Teachers at ACPA are amazingly talented and fun.
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
399
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
8%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.8%
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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The Arts and College Preparatory Academy is a great school for academics and arts. The environment is open and progressive. The teachers are supportive and hard working. They help in every way they can and create many opportunities for growth. The teachers also create opportunities for identity and art exploration. ACPA could work on its organization and following its word. It is hard to juggle the needs and wants of the students, I think they should work on that a little bit more. They need to truly think about the needs of the students, rather than publicity. Overall, it is a great school with many amazing qualities and some room for improvement.
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I love this school so much. I love the wide range of arts classes we can choose from, from dance, to fashion, to glee club. I love the inclusiveness; nobody is judged here! You can truly be whoever you want. Any race, any sexuality, any religion. Anything. And we all get along for the most part. It's not hard at all to find friends, even if you think you won't. I thought the same thing but boy was I wrong. And the work! Yes, it's rigorous and it's hard, but that's what I love. It prepares me for the future so that when I have to become a proper adult, I'll be ready. We're all a family here, the school isn't huge, but there's just enough space and warmth for everyone. The only thing I wish for ACPA to change is the way they view problems. Problems such as sexual misconduct, or harassment..they should be taken very seriously and not treated as just a simple "backhanded insult".
At ACPA it is much different than your normal high school. ACPA is a home for all and soon a home to 7th and 8th graders! It's hard to leave the best family behind me this year, but I am honored to be apart of this community. Unlike normal public school staff at ACPA our staff are the ones who really help and guide your way through high school. If you seek help they are there at anytime, they make sure you are able to get through all four years.