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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
    B-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
San Diego School of Creative & Performing Arts is an above average, public, magnet school located in San Diego, CA. It has 1,422 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.
About San Diego School of Creative & Performing Arts...
Address
2425 Dusk Drive
San Diego, CA 92139
Telephone
(619) 470-0555

San Diego School of Creative & Performing Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1100
140 responses
Average ACT
26
25 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$68,117
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,427
National
$949
Median Home Value
$488,600
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 99 responses
Report
  • Juniors vs. Seniors Games
    26%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • All of the Concerts and Shows
    11%
  • ASB Week
    10%
  • Fright Night
    10%
  • ASB Ball
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,422
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,119
Teachers in First/Second Year
7%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 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
$11,995/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.47 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses
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It's been almost 9 years since I graduated from SCPA and I still have nothing but good things to say. The teachers are passionate and patient, the students are diverse and talented, and the shows they put on are at a professional level. While I did not go on to pursue a career in the arts, I believe having an arts foundation helped shape me and my fellow alumni into the productive and well-rounded people they are today. SCPA helped me fall in love with learning and as of right now, I am proud to say that I am in the process of getting my Masters Degree. If you and your child are thinking about enrolling in SCPA, your time of hesitation is over!
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SDSCPA is a notable school for pursuing art by creating connections worldwide between students and significant artists. This school not only allows the students to freely demonstrate their artistic talents but also emphasizes the importance of balancing education with the arts. The diversity of SDSCPA embraces students' differences with an open environment for all. This school has much diversity and opportunities for the arts, however the resources for students to reach counselors can be improved; counselors can not be found in their office during suitable times for students which isn't essential for the students. Furthermore, the balance between education and the arts is shown to be important yet, the balance between the two is not always shown. Many students have to choose which their attention should focus on which to consequences. To conclude, the School of Creative and Performing Arts is recommended for future artists to pursue their dreams.
School of Creative and Performing arts, SCPA, has been my school for about 5 years now. The campus is beautiful, the people are great, the academic classes are at times difficult (AP classes are designed that way) and the Arts really do take center stage!