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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 544 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
328 W 48th St
New York, NY 10036
Telephone
(212) 247-8652
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Professional Performing Arts High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1120
124 responses
Average ACT
27
33 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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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
    C-
Median Household Income
$90,860
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,060
National
$949
Median Home Value
$574,324
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
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Main stage musical
    31%
  • Annual Drama Production
    21%
  • End of the year Ailey Show
    17%
  • PPAS 3 minute slam, Gospel fest
    17%
  • January Explosion
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
544
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,460
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.8%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 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
35%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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My overall experience at PPAS was interesting, to say the least. It is a performing arts school, so our art is the main focus. However, that comes at the price of education. Multiple times I have felt behind all my peers at other schools because of the lack of resources used for education and college readiness. The school environment and teachers are amazing, contrastingly, because of the fun space PPAS provides.
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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.
PPAS is a great school for the performing arts only! Do not come here if you don’t want to pursue a career in the arts. Students here come from different backgrounds and cultures which is a plus; however the school lacks in providing resources and college prep for students. They do not prepare students for the real world at all..