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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Central Visual & Performing Arts High School is a public, magnet school located in St Louis, MO. It has 411 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
Address
3125 S Kingshighway Blvd
St Louis, MO 63139
Telephone
(314) 771-2772
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Central Visual & Performing Arts High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
62%
Average SAT
990
6 responses
Average ACT
20
78 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$40,664
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$776
National
$949
Median Home Value
$147,392
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Homcoming week and performing arts night
    39%
  • Performing arts night is surpising fun
    32%
  • School Shows,(musicals,dramas)
    14%
  • Senior Week
    14%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
411
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,352
Teachers in First/Second Year
32.1%
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 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
$13,028/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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I came to CVPA when I was a sophomore and honestly I am glad I attended and graduated. This was my first time going to a visual and performing arts school and it was a very exciting experience. Being able to go to school for art was something I have always wanted to experience, not only did I get to see performances and plays, but I was also able to see flash mobs and even help paint murals on some of the unused lockers. This is an excellent school for any young visual and/or performing artist to go to and learn more about their craft and their future career.
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I started CVPA my senior year. At first, I thought I would hate it because I was a new student. I had trouble at first with opening up to others and connecting with others but it go easier. I enjoy going to school there and adore all my friends that I have made. CVPA could improve there bathrooms and the way they go about their teaching. None of the classes are connected with teaching things.
My experience with Central VPA has been good. This school does well with letting students be who they want with out discriminating against them. Central accepts students for who they are and allows them to express their ideas. Students can have input on designs or decorations around Central. Something that could be fixed is the food quality and activities. Central could also have sports for those students interested.