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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Northcoast Preparatory & Performing Arts Academy is a top rated, public, charter school located in Arcata, CA. It has 176 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
About Northcoast Preparatory & Performing Arts Academy...
Address
1761 11th St
Arcata, CA 95521
Telephone
(707) 822-0861

Northcoast Preparatory & Performing Arts Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
75%
Average SAT
1190
33 responses
Average ACT
28
7 responses
AP Enrollment
53%
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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
Suburban
Median Household Income
$30,866
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$939
National
$949
Median Home Value
$335,400
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.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Every year we go sing at retirement homes.
    28%
  • All-school Halloween House for elementary kids.
    22%
  • Visiting Ashland's Shakespeare festival annually.
    22%
  • Interactive Christmas Holidays
    11%
  • Cotillion
    6%
  • Literature Seminar
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
176
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.2%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$99,082/ year
National
$12,239
29%
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
14%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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Northcoast Preparatory & Performing Arts Academy Reviews

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I'm currently an exchange student in NPA for this year. When I first came here, the school was really hard for me as I was from a different country where English is not the primary language. But now, after being here for almost 7 months, it's one of the best schools I've ever been to in my life, it's like my most favourite school. The teachers are the most loving teacher one can ever have, not even in academic life, but also in every single problem in your personal life, they're always there for you. The students are so friendly. And the school academics is so well organized. In one word, the school is just EXCELLENT!
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A small school, secluded from many other local schools that has adopted its own unique form of education. The teachers and administration are flexible to help accommodate the specific needs of each student. Although it may take a little extra work and communication, the school has integrated several academic and artistic opportunities for its students. Many of the students here are supported in their artistic endeavors outside of school, and can often receive an artists diploma along with their high school diploma to credit their work. It is almost inevitable with a student body amounting to roughly 130, that students will become close with many of their peers.
I had a great experience! I am in college now, all thanks to my work at NPA! There are not many sports, but you can create an outside team which is supported by the school. I think that the International Baccalaureate Program is a wonderful academic course. Without it I wouldnt be able to survive the rigor of college.