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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
New School for the Arts is an above average, public, charter school located in Tempe, AZ. It has 182 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.
Address
1216 East Apache Boulevard
Tempe, AZ 85281
Telephone
(480) 947-3917
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1160
14 responses
Average ACT
25
6 responses
AP Enrollment
4%
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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
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$51,829
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,056
National
$949
Median Home Value
$237,200
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.
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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Art explosion
    50%
  • Performance at night
    33%
  • Singer showcase
    17%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
182
Free or Reduced Lunch
3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.1%
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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
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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New School for the Arts is a very diverse community, it’s easy to make friends and overall is a very tight-knit school where everyone is friendly and supportive of each other. The school focuses on the art that their students wants to peruse, but still provides academic focus that doesn’t overrule the students’ involvement in their art classes. The teachers are very understanding and easy to communicate with and provide help to students when needed.
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This school is a safe haven for those who feel out of place in a public school. People of all sexualities, ethnicities, and genders are free to express themselves here. However, I wish the academics were more rigorous, and many people do not find themselves ready for college. Overall, however, this school is a good choice!
My child just finished her 8th grade year at NSAA. Last year I have watched her confidence grow. This school develops students critical thinking skills as well as nutures creativity. All the faculty are highly communicative about assigments, projects and exams as well as a place to check weekly grades.