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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Martha Ellen Stilwell School for the Performing Arts is an above average, public school located in Jonesboro, GA. It has 597 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
2580 Mount Zion Pkwy
Jonesboro, GA 30236
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1090
227 responses
Average ACT
22
69 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$45,778
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$955
National
$949
Median Home Value
$97,800
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Performance Hour
    31%
  • Club Day
    15%
  • Senior Showcase
    15%
  • Spirit Week
    15%
  • School Musicals
    13%
  • Field Trips, Thescon, and Competitions
    5%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
597
Free or Reduced Lunch
93%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
7%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,835
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.1%
87%
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
100%
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
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$10,797/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses

Martha Ellen Stilwell School for the Performing Arts Reviews

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I think this is a great school especially for those who have a passion for the arts! Teachers are very focused on student development and strive to be the best in the nation. The administration is very informative and care about student success. The students are very fun, friendly, disciplined, and talented. I'm so glad I have been afforded the opportunity to attend Stilwell School of the Arts and would not have changed it for the world!
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The learning environment is outstanding due to the great staff. If you’re having an issue whether it’s school related or not, the staff cares enough to listen and gives great advice on how to handle the situations as I know from experience. Stilwell is like one big family that’s bonded together through the arts. The fine arts teachers for each major are outstanding at what they do and presents great showcases throughout the school year. Overall, Stilwell is a great school, and I am proud to say that I’ve attended all four years here and will be graduating with the Class of 2019. Thank you Stilwell!
Stilwell has a rigorous program that challenges students to balance core subjects and the arts. This school is overall a top school because of their code of conduct and curriculum. However, I'm not really fond with the atmosphere/ environment. The students there can be somewhat depressing and it can be difficult to make friends with others that are not in your major. I also feel like there should be a little more freedom in the arts program because most students come their to pursue in their major. It can be hard to know what is happening and what programs they have available at the school. It's hard to connect with the counselors and know about events since we are trying to be prepared for college. Overall, Stilwell is ranked as one of the top performing art schools because of their academics, but I wish their were more uplifting students that have a passion for their major.