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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Professional Performing Arts High School is an above average, public school located in New York, NY. It has 546 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
About Professional Performing Arts High School...
Address
328 W 48th St
New York, NY 10036
Telephone
(212) 247-8652

Professional Performing Arts High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1100
96 responses
Average ACT
27
28 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$75,513
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,575
National
$949
Median Home Value
$871,500
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
72%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Main stage musical
    34%
  • Annual Drama Production
    23%
  • End of the year Ailey Show
    17%
  • PPAS 3 minute slam, Gospel fest
    17%
  • January Explosion
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
546
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,460
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.8%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 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
29%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
12%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Professional Performing Arts High School Reviews

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I'm proud to go to PPAS! My academic teachers are (for the most part at least) very knowledgeable and understanding. I've always felt safe at school and very at home. The school gives high school students a unique chance to start developing their art, and gives its students a very high caliber performing arts experience that you really won't find at most other schools. Most students graduate and go on to either a conservatory, or they do work professionally. Also, I think in general what makes up any school is its students. One of the reasons I love PPAS is because of the people. Everyone is so nice, fun, and personable (not to mention very talented too). Of course you have people who are basically jerks, but you really can't escape that in high school. I really feel like I've found my people here, and that's something that's so important in high school.
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I am currently a senior at PPAS. For me personally it’s a great environment with a lot of nice people always willing to lend a hand when needed and it is very easy for you to make friends. I would say that the school is very accepting, talented, and very supportive. We roll as a team and it’s small enough for students to actually be known by name. It’s a lot of hard work especially being in a school that is dedicated to the arts. I recommend incoming students to really figure out if performing is the right thing for them because PPAS is fully committed to making sure you have all the tools you need to shine on stage.
For the past four years, I’ve been lucky enough to attend the Professional Perforning Arts School. Sure the school has its flaws (as does any school), but I’m so happy I chose to go here. As a vocal major, I get so many amazing opportunities to perform at venues like Lincoln Center and UNICEF. I’ve gained so many incredible experiences that I wouldn’t have gotten anywhere else. But the best part about going to PPAS is the diversity and the people. Although ppas is really small school, there are people from so many different backgrounds. No other school I know of can say that. I have a big appreciation for the fact that we’re all under one roof together however are very different.