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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  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.

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
1160
92 responses
Average ACT
28
22 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
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.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Musical Season
    47%
  • Teacher Performances
    33%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • PROM!
    7%
  • School Dances
    7%

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.10 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
10%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,622
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.7%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 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
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
10%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy Reviews

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I have been going to the Fine Arts since I was in the 6th grade. That was the first year it opened. That fact that I've been there all my middle school years and about to complete all of my high school time there means something. We are a small but very strong school overall. Every fine art strides to do their absolute best and I must say that they always deliver! Meanwhile, we are strong as academic school as well, with every student enrolled in Pre-AP and AP classes. The school's spirit has been slow to build up since it is still a relatively new school but this year has been at it's peak than ever before! At this rate, the Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy will be on the map for one of the most successful schools in the state and nation. The Fine Arts honestly just needs a bigger building to match its talent but I still recommend this to any potential student reading this.
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The teachers really care about the students and the class size helps. Students are encouraged a ton and tought to be themselves and outgoing. Many opportunities are offered to help students further their careers and interests. Great for those interested in the fine arts, including the behind the scenes! If you're interested in sports though our school doesn't offer them, however students have in the past created their own teams or jr leagues.
Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy or GPFAA for short is an incredible campus and I am so happy to have studied there! The arts are an aspect of this campus, and we are expected to perform in academics just as good as within our artistic expression courses! Just like every great thing there are flaws, but at GPFAA there are very few, and this ranges from a lack of performance spaces and a lack of parking spaces. Other than those few things I am happy!