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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Creative & Performing Arts High School is an above average, public, magnet school located in Philadelphia, PA. It has 710 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
About Creative & Performing Arts High School...
Address
901 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Telephone
(215) 952-2462

Creative & Performing Arts High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1040
193 responses
Average ACT
24
19 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$67,823
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,268
National
$949
Median Home Value
$379,182
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
95%
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 86 responses
Report
  • The Musical
    21%
  • Dance Shows
    16%
  • Antyhing showcasing talent
    15%
  • Art Feast
    12%
  • Film Fest
    12%
  • Writers Cafe
    8%
  • Theatre Shows
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
710
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,219
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.8%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$19,716/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
16%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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I’ve been able to pursue arts that I am interested in and have support of peers as well as teachers. CAPA has offered numerous resources towards being able to execute various projects and is a safe environment to collaborate with peers and receive creative feedback. CAPA is also a very diverse school with students coming from all around the city of Philadelphia, as well as a handful outside of the district, which allows for a very welcoming and creative environment. The teachers are also very respectful and encouraging when it comes to various projects and offer an abundance of ways to learn as well as additional help if one is falling behind. CAPA is a welcoming environment that is a safe haven for creative or preforming artists all around Philadelphia.
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Creative & Performing Arts High School was the perfect high school for me. It is a great high school for those who want to further explore their creative side in visual arts, theatre, film, dance, instruments, and singing. The teachers for your major help you grow and challenge you. For a high school, the school is lucky to have kilns for ceramics classes. There are also many events such as Art Feast and another theatre plays and performances so you can see what other majors are doing. Your teachers also help you with your academics and college advising, as well as other recommendations.
Creative and Performing Arts High School was a school for all types of students. CAPA is a special school. I loved the diversity of the students. Everyone had a diverse religious background, passions, and sexual orientation. I did not have to be defined to one way of life and no one was excluded from being apart of a group because of who they were. CAPA also had some of the nicest and funniest teachers. They would teach lessons us about life after high school. Attending CAPA also encouraged me to explore other art forms outside of my own which taught me to see the beauty in those art forms.