A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Address
111 9th St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Telephone
(412) 338-6100

CAPA - Creative & Performing Arts Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1110
112 responses
Average ACT
28
21 responses
AP Enrollment
46%

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.25 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 80 responses
Report
  • The holiday shows
    21%
  • Festival on the Roof
    18%
  • Preformances
    14%
  • 6base
    14%
  • Dances
    11%
  • 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%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
15%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 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
$23,834/ year
National
$11,890
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses

CAPA - Creative & Performing Arts Reviews

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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.
Review CAPA - Creative & Performing Arts
My favorite experiences at this school would be when we put on different shows from the different departments and we get to see our peers talents and how truly gifted everyone is.I especially enjoy when the different departments such as mine,vocal, instrumental and dance do a collaboration for our annual operas.What makes our school so unique is the environment.Everyone is so supportive of one another and so accepting .Capa definitely isn't your normal highschool.We basically have a dresscode that allows everyone to express themselves.Our school is wonderfully diverse.Not only racially diverse,but ethnically diverse.And everyone is friends with everyone. Honestly I love Capa and how much it's helped me grow as a person but I wouldn't want to do it over again because of how hard we work.School starts at 7:45am and ends at 3:46 pm plus when we have shows like a weeks worth we don't leave school until 11pm .Also our academic courses are manageable even though they're 2nd year college or even 4th year level courses.
CAPA is naturally separate from other schools because of its dedication to the arts. Personally, as a musician, I have enjoyed playing in Pittsburgh's Byham Theater, composing and learning about the different genres and the history of music. This was all possible because of the rigorous programs woven into the instrumental classes.

These art courses create a sense of belonging at CAPA. Everyone has a role in their major, and so it is difficult not to make friends throughout the year.

Another byproduct of CAPA's art departments is a disciplined, friendly student body. Because art classes demand a high amount of effort, students learn to respect and encourage others.

These attributes of CAPA are why I have enjoyed it over the years, and would experience every moment again if I could.