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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Saint Paul, MN. It has 577 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
About Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists...
Address
16 W 5th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Telephone
(651) 290-2225
Website

Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
10 responses
Average ACT
26
126 responses
AP Enrollment
8%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$42,363
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$915
National
$949
Median Home Value
$182,950
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
81%
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 43 responses
Report
  • J-Term
    60%
  • Finale (school dance)
    28%
  • Student Directed Shows
    12%

Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
577
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
12%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
25.1%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 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
18%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
12%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
18%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists Reviews

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It’s such an excellent school with a good supportive environment to learn in. It’s a special place because the arts classes are specialized and catered to your specific track. I’m in the musical theatre track and so far I have learned something new every single year! Whether it’s viewpoints, grid work, character development, or even just playing theatre games there is always something to learn. The academics are challenging especially if you’re taking AP or Advanced classes. My most challenging class was AP Biology, it made me work hard and take time to really develop an understanding of the material, science is my favorite subject! The only downside to SPCPA is that we have no sports and a very limited selection of student run clubs. If you care about dances and sports and the “traditional” high school experience, it may not be the school for you. However if you want a school with an amazing, supportive, loving, all inclusive community this is the place for you!
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The theater program is amazing! I'm a theater student and I adore my teachers.They are fabulous artists who really inspire me to not just make better theater but to grow as a person. We have a lot of very specialized classes in things such as Stage Combat, philosophy of art, and acting movement styles. We are ALWAYS acting, and everyone does 2-3 full shows per year in school.
The students are all very unique and SUPER talented. In terms of drama, it's here like it is any school but it does suck how fast everything spreads. The school isn't very diverse racially (80% white kids), but if you are an LGBTQ+ kid, this is the place for you. Huge gay and trans population and we really value inclusion that way.
The academics aren't the BEST, but the teachers still care about student success. They work hard to make sure we are staying on track. Mr. Grev is really good and he made me love math for the first time!
Downtown setting is cool but the lack of sports/extracurriculars is meh
Going to this school was by far the best decision of my life yet. It has given me more opportunities than I could have ever imagined going to a "normal" school. This school had given me a great sense of independence, as well as confidence and I would encourage anyone who has an interest in the arts and wants a unique high school experience to go to SPCPA!