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  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
    C-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
School for Creative & Performance Arts High School is an above average, public school located in Cincinnati, OH. It has 1,336 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.

School for Creative & Performance Arts High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1200
18 responses
Average ACT
24
127 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$86,328
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,382
National
$949
Median Home Value
$403,157
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 42 responses
  • Senior showcase
    21%
  • Class Day
    19%
  • Alumni Day
    14%
  • Senior Projects
    14%
  • Performances/Concerts
    12%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Corbets, Nutcracker, and senior choreography!!
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,336
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$100,923
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.9%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$19,173/ year
National
$12,239
55%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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School for Creative & Performance Arts High School Reviews

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I am a visual arts major and I really love the program. The teachers are great! I have worked with Ms. Young and Ms. Sillis, and they have helped me with colleges, portfolios, art projects and have encouraged me to go and apply for competitions that I would originally not have the courage to apply for.
The only thing that is a bit annoying about the school, besides that it is school, is the fact that the office and most of the academic teachers are extremely disorganized. Especially the science teachers, really, when you take their classes I would advice taking photos of your homework because at some point they will lose the assignment and give you a zero.
I love the arts programs, but I love the arts. If you are looking for or are really passionate about the academics, I would definitely not suggest this school. But if you love the arts, then this is a great school, that gives you awesome opportunities.
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When I came to SCPA in 9th grade I felt welcomed by students and staff alike. The diversity of SCPA is what makes it feel so inviting. Because everyone comes from a different background there is no judgement about a person's identity be that racial, sexual, or economic. Because the school immerses students in an artistic major, it is easy to make friends who share your same interests. The one thing that I would like to see improved would be interaction with the community. Because the school is in an urban setting, it could have more interaction with the small businesses and nonprofits that surround it. I think this could provide students with information about running a local organization or business if they are interested.
I've attended SCPA from grades 4-12. I've never felt out of place because everybody is so accepting! I've found both my arts and academics teachers supportive of my growth, and as a visual arts major, I've had many great opportunities to meet and receive feedback from successful artists. My instructors have provided me advanced professional preparation for college and a career in the arts. One thing I wish could be different is more support for collaboration between majors. I'm friends with many drama majors and we've had discussions about doing performance art together, but did not follow through because it is difficult to find the time and resources to do something like that without a starting platform like our school.