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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Perpich Center for Arts Education is an above average, public school located in Golden Valley, MN. It has 209 students in grades 11-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math.
About Perpich Center for Arts Education...
Address
6125 Olson Memorial Hwy
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Telephone
(763) 279-4161
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
1180
14 responses
Average ACT
27
57 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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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
$81,919
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,176
National
$949
Median Home Value
$264,900
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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Perpich Graduation!
    34%
  • Performances and shows
    31%
  • Dedication Ceremony!
    28%
  • Spirit Week
    3%
  • The teachers surprise before graduation!
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
209
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
44%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
11%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
25%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

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
43%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
19%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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Perpich Center for Arts Education Reviews

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Facilities are good and the school would have a lot of potential, but the administration offers white LGBT students many resources and actively leaves students of color with little to no representation or support. There is heavy drug use among many students and yet none of the white students seem to be reprimanded for it.

School takes in students from all around Minnesota which results in many people who aren't from the city, resulting in many students with racial prejudice and an overall sheltered attitude. Stay at your old school, and if you're set on an art school go to PIM or stay at your old school. Administration is corrupt and the student population is dwindling quickly, it will probably close in a few years anyway.
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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.
Perpich expanded my artistic/creative mind and gave me both room and the tools to grow into the person I am today. I loved every moment of it, and wished it could have been offered to more kids. Not only did I feel prepared to take on my desired art major, I noticed a massive shift in my academic progress. I was able to control the kind of classes I can take and connected with teachers easily. I went from a struggling, procrastinating student to one that was easily writing two essays a week for a whole semester.
The only problem is that the number of students is dying quickly, and it's growing harder and harder to get the word out to fellow youth artists.