A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  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
    A
Perpich Center for Arts Education is a highly rated, public school located in Golden Valley, MN. It has 232 students in grades 11-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math.
Address
6125 Olson Memorial Hwy
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Telephone
(763) 279-4260
Website

Perpich Center for Arts Education Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
13 responses
Average ACT
26
53 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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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.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Performances and shows
    33%
  • Dedication Ceremony!
    29%
  • Perpich Graduation!
    29%
  • Spirit Week
    4%
  • The teachers surprise before graduation!
    4%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
232
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
47%
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
13%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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Perpich Center for Arts Education Reviews

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Perpich is a unique place, for all student. Perpich is an art school that specializes in Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Theater, Literary Arts, and my major, Media Arts. The atmosphere at Perpich is something you have never seen before. Everyone is unique, but we share one common love, art. Art is intergraded within our academic classes, most of our academic teachers are also artists. Collaboration is key to our community, I have worked on films with theater kids, written by Literary Arts kids. We learn to work professionally very fast. Perpich is one of a kind, so much love, so much passion, inspiration.
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Administration does not know how to run thing according to their personal agenda.
The way they handle saftey issues, is by telling the student in danger to suck it up, and that it's their fault.

Academics: Very different from any school you'll attend. I've loved most of my teachers, and enjoyed my classes.

Arts: It depends on what art area you go to. Vis is very competitive. Lit can have drama, but they're all quiet for the most part. I can't say much about media. Dance is so small, so dance it's what the four students make of it. Theater is drama. If something blows up in theater, everyone knows about it. Music is very cliquy and competitive. Every quarter is like picking new teams for dodge ball.

The dorms are like a jail cell almost, except you can leave when you want (usually)

Overall, just don't get harassed by another student, kiss the admins behind, and you're all good.
On paper this school is a great idea, a school that provides arts education, not just to students living in the Metro area, but also all of greater Minnesota though it's dorm programs is simply wonderful. However Perch is only available to 11th and 12th graders which automatically makes it harder for students to succeed as they do not receive an arts education thought high school, and are forced to uproot themselves and start anew during the most stressful time in their high school careers. In addition, the overall quality of education, both academic and arts based is mediocre at best, and lack of opportunities though PSEO, and honors courses make for an underwhelming education. However there is a great community to be found here a beautiful campus located near public transportation.