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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    NG
  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 587 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 71% in reading.
About Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts...
Address
1301 Dallas Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Telephone
(423) 209-5929
Website
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Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1170
18 responses
Average ACT
26
213 responses
AP Enrollment
45%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$41,911
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$785
National
$949
Median Home Value
$153,900
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.33 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 105 responses
Report
  • Finale (Schools weekly assembly)
    20%
  • Masquerade Ball
    17%
  • After school shows!
    13%
  • Talent show
    13%
  • Beach Ball dance
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Project Motion performances
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
587
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
6%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,140
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.1%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,522/ year
National
$12,239
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts Reviews

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My experience at Center for Creative Arts has been great! CCA is a great place where you can express yourself through your desired arts. One thing that I must acknowledge about CCA is how little bullying there is compared to many other schools in the county. There is virtually none and when there is, the faculty is quick to take care of it. One thing I would change, however, would be the lack of sports and physical education at the school. PE should be a class that is taken more often than just one semester.
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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.
I loved attending this school, the teachers cared about the well being of the students challenged us to improve artistically as well as academically. The production level of the art is almost professional grade and definitely the best of any highs school I’ve ever seen in and any high school in our area. And for a public school I’ve the school as a whole has been so well behaved that in the 6 years that have attended I’ve seen less than 3 fights, and even those were closer to minor disagreements than fights. The only real downside to the school is that we don’t have sports because of our focus on the arts.