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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
    C+
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Nova Classical Academy Upper School is a top rated, public, charter school located in SAINT PAUL, MN. It has 481 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.
About Nova Classical Academy Upper School...
Address
1455 VICTORIA WAY
SAINT PAUL, MN 55102
Telephone
(651) 209-6320

Nova Classical Academy Upper School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1400
9 responses
Average ACT
30
78 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$52,841
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$901
National
$949
Median Home Value
$187,400
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
20%
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 10 responses
Report
  • 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony
    30%
  • Ascot
    30%
  • Nova Classic Race
    20%
  • Carnival
    10%
  • National Book Week Assembly
    10%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
481
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,270
Teachers in First/Second Year
40.3%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$9,947/ year
National
$12,239
40%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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Our daughter attended Nova from grades K- 6 grade. We had to pull her out because she was suffering emotionally due to Nova's shaming disciplinary tactics (public demerits that are given if a student forgets a pencil), their lack of a school counselor (and this goes through grade 12- what?!)- "they don't talk about feelings at Nova" and the intense competition and pressure to perform with no place to turn if the it's too much, leads to some very stressed out kids who take their frustrations out on each other! Yes, their academic standards are superior, but It comes at a price.
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I liked learning about the classics, especially the ancient traditions and mythologies. I also really liked learning Latin and the writing skills I learned have helped me immensely in college. There were many issues that arose while I was a student there due to teachers playing favorites and discriminating against others. There were issues with racism and classism. The school also had an extreme lack of diversity and many of the students of color were treated unfairly inside and outside of the classroom.
This is my first year teaching at Nova but I am very impressed. The attitude is one of service among teachers and administration alike. Everyone cooperates for the benefit of the students. No student is left behind or passed along - if one is struggling everyone works together for the best solution. The curriculum is very rigorous - at least 1.5 years above the last school I taught at (and it was a private school). The culture is respectful toward all and with an attitude of continuous growth. Great school!