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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
CAPA - Creative & Performing Arts is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Pittsburgh, PA. It has 948 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 59% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
Address
111 9th St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Telephone
(412) 338-6100

CAPA - Creative & Performing Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1140
149 responses
Average ACT
29
25 responses
AP Enrollment
46%
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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.26 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 84 responses
Report
  • The holiday shows
    20%
  • Festival on the Roof
    18%
  • Preformances
    14%
  • 6base
    13%
  • Dances
    12%
  • Gym
    6%
  • Gallery Crawl
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
948
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
18%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.5%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$22,713/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
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I really like that the school is the diversity of the different majors. In each specific major the students explore different styles of ideas and actions. In Instrumental, students play all types of music from different eras in time. In dance, dancers experience different movements and dance to different genres of music. Some things I would like to see change are sports in the high school. In the transition from middle school to high school alot of students, mainly males, leave because there are no longer different sports teams offered. Sports teams are important to the majority of us because they're a outlet. CAPA is a tough school, for high school starting at 7:40 and not leaving till 3:46 then going home to homework and the responsibilities at home. Sports are an outlet for that, to have some time to work as a team while playing a more contact sport, such as basketball or flag football, are actually really helpful for a student.
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CAPA is an amazing middle and high school that offers tons of opportunities. Not only do you get the chance to explore your art form, but you have the chance to perform and/or participate in events, meet professionals in your field of interest, and overall have numerous chances to exhibit your art. CAPA is a very free spirited school. It is very accepting and full of different students from all parts of Pittsburgh, creating a unique educational experience.
CAPA is the kind of school that welcomes warmly students from all backgrounds. Whether a majority or a minority, I feel safe inside CAPA's warm building. I can't believe that my time at this open school is coming to an end in the next few months. I wish I had made some changes earlier in these four years, such as finding ways to integrate the new art students with the old art students from middle school better, as there can sometimes be a distinct line drawn between them. Overall, I'm glad I attended the Literary Arts department at CAPA instead of anywhere else.