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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy is a highly rated, public school located in Grand Prairie, TX. It has 741 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 97% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
Address
102 Gopher Blvd
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Telephone
(972) 237-5603
Website

Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
97%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1150
62 responses
Average ACT
29
19 responses
AP Enrollment
67%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$53,626
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$984
National
$949
Median Home Value
$148,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Musical Season
    50%
  • Teacher Performances
    38%
  • School Dances
    13%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
741
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,622
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.7%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 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
$10,133/ year
National
$12,239
57%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy Reviews

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Of course, no school is perfect. This school, however, is the closest resemblance of a safe haven that I've ever encountered. I recently graduated after spending 3 years at GPFAA, and my experience has been nothing short of wonderful. The competition, encouragement, and opportunities offered here are truly endless.
I love the teachers, rigorous academics, and closeness of students within the strands (mine of which was orchestra). The atmosphere is small, yet welcoming and exciting.
Some students taking multiple AP classed found it difficult to adjust to the new accelerated block schedule. I am sure that as time passes, students will become better acclimated and seasoned to it. I highly recommend that anyone interested in furthering their artistic and educational abilities audition for this school. It's become a second home to me, and I'd love to see others experience that!
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Definitely a good school when it comes to academics and, well, fine arts- you won’t find sports or athletics here unfortunately, if that’s what you’re interested in. The environment is competitive and challenging, as all classes are either Pre-AP or AP. While it did prepare you for college and such, it was definitely stressful and overwhelming at times. The teachers are really compassionate and genuinely care, I had some of the greatest in my experience. You’re definitely given freedom to express yourself here, it’s very welcoming and open to everyone.
I attended GPFAA for nearly four years and while many good things came from it, I felt that I was falling behind students at other schools in academics and have ultimately made the decision to leave. GPFAA sells itself on its "academics AND fine arts" spiel but the facilities, teaching style, and general atmosphere of the school don't provide what is needed to reach that. The forced academic rigor they require every student to partake in results in watered down AP and pre-AP courses, and there is little to no room to explore any academic interest beyond the prescribed class schedule. Their arts programs are above average, however. GPFAA is a school that has a generally kind student body and supportive teachers, but I would only recommend it to those who want to pursue a career in the fine arts and don't have much interest in academics.