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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
CHAMPS - Charter High School of Arts - Multimedia & Performing is an above average, public, charter school located in Van Nuys, CA. It has 794 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
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Address
6842 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91405
Telephone
(818) 994-7614
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CHAMPS - Charter High School of Arts - Multimedia & Performing Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1080
130 responses
Average ACT
24
66 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$54,501
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,302
National
$949
Median Home Value
$549,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • CHAMPS Fest
    39%
  • Friday on the field
    26%
  • Dance shows
    19%
  • Field Day
    6%
  • Performing Arts Academy Shows
    6%
  • Grad Night
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
794
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,947
Teachers in First/Second Year
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 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
$14,176/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
16%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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CHAMPS - Charter High School of Arts - Multimedia & Performing Reviews

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I have a 9th and 11th grader currently at CHAMPS and we’re really pleased. The school values the uniqueness of each student - from those who already have a passion/talent to those still exploring. It’s also been a good school academically, offers several AP classes and has helpful college counselors. We attended a talk last year where CHAMPS seniors gave tips and advice. This particular group included students going off to Stanford, Duke, Brown, Point Park, UCs and CSUs. Dance students have gotten into top companies and conservatories. The student body is a talented, diverse, accepting group of kids and the staff and counselors have been helpful and supportive. We feel very fortunate to have discovered this school. (Fyi, other academies include award-winning robotics, media arts, global impact and more.)
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My daughter is a senior at CHAMPS and my older daughter graduated from CHAMPS in 2018. We feel so fortunate to have found this school and it's incredible teachers and staff. Students are able to explore and enhance their talents in the many academies, including theater, dance, music, robotics, media, and written arts. Academics can be challenging as CHAMPS offers many AP and honors classes, and teachers understand and incorporate the creativity of their students. If you're looking for a school that is inspiring, diverse, academic, and innovative, then you should visit CHAMPS.
Champs is a school for the performing arts. At Champs you are not judged if your hair is pink or purple, if your a boy and you wear nail polish, we are all students trying to discover who we are and what we want to be. Champs is the school that allows you to express yourself in a school environment so that we can be ourselves. The teachers are supportive and relate to a lot of us as some of them went to the some of the same schools we went to, summer camps, and share their personal side. This lets us know we can succeed the way they did. You can laugh with your teacher and classmates and learn from mistakes to improve on flaws we have. Champs is academically structured to help all of us learn what classes help us with our strong points and not so strong points too. College counselors to get an idea more or less how you want to move forward from high school and proceed in life. Its a small campus, not football field or track, but theres dance and ballet and theatre. Good Luck!