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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  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 671 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.

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

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1310
14 responses
Average ACT
26
163 responses
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$43,964
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$827
National
$949
Median Home Value
$160,100
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
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 50 responses
  • Basketball games
    28%
  • Spirit Week
    24%
  • K-12 "Reunion" Assemblies
    20%
  • Awards Day
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Leaving at dismissal time.
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
671
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,336
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$9,772/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
12%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 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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I have been at CSAS for 13 years. I am a senior this year and will be graduating in May. I have been at CSAS since kindergarten and I have nothing more to say than it is amazing. The community is very welcoming and family-like, the academics are great as CSAS has some of the best test scores for a public school, in Tennesee. The diversity in the school is impeccable. the teachers and faculty are like a second family, as are the students and peers. overall, CSAS is a wonderful school and you should definitely consider it!
CSAS is a school that definitely prepares you for college. Starting all the way from the 6th grade, each class is meant to challenge you and provoke different ways of thinking and learning. From the moment you enter high school each of your core classes are honors, which raises the playing field just a little higher. There is a sense of competitiveness, and there is the occasional drama or incidents, but all in all this school is a great place to actually prepare your children for the future.