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A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences (CSAS) - Upper School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Chattanooga, TN. It has 673 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.
About Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences (CSAS) - Upper School...
Address
865 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Telephone
(423) 498-6845

Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences (CSAS) - Upper School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1330
11 responses
Average ACT
26
133 responses
AP Enrollment
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
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
78%
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 47 responses
Report
  • Basketball games
    30%
  • Spirit Week
    23%
  • K-12 "Reunion" Assemblies
    21%
  • Awards Day
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Leaving at dismissal time.
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
673
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,140
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$9,522/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
9%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences (CSAS) - Upper School Reviews

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CSAS is an excellent school. The philosophy and foundation the school was built on is so rewarding and excellent for the kids in this generation. I attended K-12 and I wouldn’t have wanted my schooling done any other way. The teachers really care about each student and the students care about each other! It’s like a small family at CSAS which makes High School a bit easier to get through. CSAS is like no other and they expect greatness, reasons why it’s the 6th best in Tennessee. Athletic department cause use help but other than that, great school!
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What I enjoyed about CSAS was that the academics prepared you for college level classes. All of the classes were honors, blending high school and college styled assignments. The work load can be heavy and may seems overwhelming at the time, but it proves to mostly be beneficial when you get to college. The main thing I would change is that the school needs to provide dual enrollment classes. CSAS’s course work gets you ready for college, but there are only honors classes, so they don’t provided college credits. There are schools that aren’t as good academically as CSAS, but they still put their students ahead because they offer AP or Dual Enrollement classes, so CSAS should consider this to give their students more advantages academically.
I honestly love school. I love CSAS, it has an amazing staff, and we can always have fun there. They have good rules, we have some limitations on clothing, but not to where it keeps us from expressing ourselves. Of course, there's always gonna be those people who just aren't great people. In the generation were in, you can't get away from people who do bad things. The school always solves any problems, leaving no one uncomfortable in a situation. It's a great school, with loving teachers who really care about our safety and our academics. The teachers don't just teach the subject, but they teach about life, and that's something that every teacher should do, and that's to prepare us for the world. Only an amazing school could do that.