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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B
  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 664 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
Address
865 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Telephone
(423) 209-5812
Website

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

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1300
9 responses
Average ACT
25
103 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$41,278
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$765
National
$949
Median Home Value
$152,000
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Basketball games
    32%
  • Spirit Week
    29%
  • K-12 "Reunion" Assemblies
    26%
  • Awards Day
    12%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%
  • Spirit Week
    0%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
664
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,610
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,533/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
6%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences (CSAS) - Upper School Reviews

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This is a school that prides itself on college readiness, its graduation rates, and its philosophy of community involvement and lifelong learning. Unfortunately, recent administration changes in Hamilton county and the systems in place in the state of Tennessee have undercut part of the impact of the larger life lessons that this school attempts to teach. As a K-12 student at this school, I was also admittedly coddled, and opportunities beyond the basic state mandated courses are slim, difficult to find, and rely largely on word of mouth. The school also relies on a 7 point grading scale, which works for some but not for others. On the plus side, there are courses available that count towards college credit, some updated facilities and an attempt to integrate technology into the school resources. Most courses are listed as honors. The school is also highly selective but the teachers and staff are amicable and seem to love their jobs.
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My experience with Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences is great! If I had a choice to change schools, I wouldn’t because they are preparing me for the future as a young adult.
Great academic experience. All classes are taught at Honors level; therefore, preparation for college is excellent. Very diverse classes, racially. Location of school (downtown) makes it only average for safety. Smaller classes makes it difficult to have major sports programs (no football). Very good overall experience.