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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Chattanooga, TN. It has 590 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.
Address
1301 Dallas Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Telephone
(423) 209-5929
Website

Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1210
10 responses
Average ACT
26
129 responses
AP Enrollment
48%
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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 79 responses
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  • Finale (Schools weekly assembly)
    20%
  • Masquerade Ball
    19%
  • Talent show
    14%
  • After school shows!
    13%
  • Beach Ball dance
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Retro Dance
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
590
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
8%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.6%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$9,533/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts Reviews

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The school is great! It allows students to pursue art, has good teachers, and an amazing college advisor for the seniors. The school is diverse in a number of ways: race, gender, economic backgrounds, and sexuality. (Although the school is very white.)
CCA could do more for the LGBT+ students, though. The school does little to help cultivate a safe space and has even repeatedly denied the formation of a student-run Gay-Straight Alliance. Regardless, I'd recommend students who seek acceptance and safe spaces to come here, as it is far better than the surrounding public schools in that area.
CCA has such a high graduation rate due to kicking seniors out their last semester if they are not set to graduate.
Also, the principal, even with all her flaws, genuinely cares about the students and wants them to succeed.
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I believe this school has some great teachers and staff who are well invested in the students' well- being, however, there are some who seem to not really care for the students as a whole; and pick those who they favor for either academic or artistic opportunities, or to receive their own personal help. There's a lack of funds put into certain art departments, and it's evident in the way certain art departments are advertised and discussed throughout the whole school. I have not eaten school lunch for almost 4 years until recently, and it was one of the worst experiences I've ever had. The school lunch had drastically gotten worse, the choices are overused, unhealthy, minimal in portion sizes allowed, and lack in diversity for those who want a meat-free type of lunch. Honestly, the best part of the school is the people who attend it, I've never met so many people I could really connect to and become good friends with.
Chattanooga High Center for Creative is a fine arts school only - it has no sports. If you are interested in the arts then this is the school for you. It is a college prep school so the academics are rigorous and tough. The are multiple art discipline that include, Musical Theater, Dance, Visual Arts, Strings, instrumental, Vocal, Creative Writing and Acting. The arts require a lot of discipline and practice. The Administration is fantastic, the teacher arts and academics are top notch. The students are very accepting of all cultures and diversity. I love this school, there is rarely if any bullying and lots of opportunities top pursue a career in the arts after high school. Many of the arts students have gone on to New York. If you are looking for a safe school with a strong focus on the arts and academics then Chattanooga High Center for Creative Arts in the place to be.