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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School is an above average, public, charter school located in South Hadley, MA. It has 398 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.
About Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School...
Address
15 Mulligan Drive
South Hadley, MA 01075
Telephone
(413) 552-1580
Website
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Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1190
68 responses
Average ACT
29
11 responses
AP Enrollment
2%
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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
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$66,940
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$948
National
$949
Median Home Value
$233,100
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.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Paideia
    32%
  • Musicals
    26%
  • Octoberfest
    21%
  • Community Day
    16%
  • Black History Month Showcase
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
398
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.5%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
62%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School Reviews

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there is absolutely no bullying, it's so insanely accepting and made me want to go to school. I could learn arts, but also excel in othe classes, such as math, I was in algebra in 7th grade! They have such things as "Scholar Projects" that keep your child occupied if there is ever a time where they have already learned the curriculum. This place has made me so happy and helped me find my love of psychologygy and theater. You might leave PVPA, but PVPA never leaves you. PVPA has such a loving environment, people hug instead of shake hands. This is turly a community. No, a family.
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PVPA is a very diverse environment, and instills a knowledge of social justice into every student. The arts-based education prepares students for thinking creatively and finding unique solutions to everyday problems. The faculty really does care about the students so much, and wants to see them succeed. The school has only relatively small issues that don't take away from it's better qualities. There is not an official college counselor for graduating seniors which would be beneficial if changed, but it does not in any way prevent seniors from moving forward.
I have gone to PVPA since I was in 8th grade and am currently a senior. The environment is one unlike any other school. People are so incredibly accepting, and the teachers genuinly care. We have real relationships with our teachers which makes the learning environment safe and welcoming. Its easy to go to teachers to ask for extension or extra help. It is just such an amazing school and I feel so lucky to be there. The food is terrible and there are no sports. however they order pizza from a local pizza place everyday, and there are microwaves.