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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
    C-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
School for Creative & Performance Arts High School is an above average, public school located in Cincinnati, OH. It has 1,373 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 71% in reading.
Address
108 W Central Pkwy
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Telephone
(513) 363-8000
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School for Creative & Performance Arts High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1210
17 responses
Average ACT
24
106 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Median Household Income
$86,700
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,351
National
$949
Median Home Value
$288,243
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
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Senior showcase
    25%
  • Class Day
    21%
  • Senior Projects
    18%
  • Alumni Day
    14%
  • Performances/Concerts
    14%
  • Corbets, Nutcracker, and senior choreography!!
    4%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,373
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,404
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.9%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 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
$19,146/ year
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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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.
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I've been going there since 7th grade and it's just like your normal high school except there's a bunch of tired artists everywhere. For example, we have the usual kids screaming in the hallways out of internal pain and a bunch of choir kids that never quiet down. Just like any old high school. Truly though, I will say that I like the amount of experience and outside connection we get with things like the Opera house, The Shakespeare Company, Music hall, and the many artists that come in for masterclasses. The only things I wish would change is for our major teachers to give us a little more individual artistic freedom as well as focusing more on the writers and instrumentalist instead of only focusing all the attention on musical theatre. That's my overall 5-year experience at the School for Creative and Performing Arts, even with all their ups and downs I couldn't ask for a more socially accepting school with some of the nicest and most diverse kids you'll ever meet.
This school is an amazing place to foster your child’s talents and interests, while also being able to stimulate them intellectually within the academic field. Even if they choose not to go into an arts related field they will still have the foundation of other academic opportunities. This school really teaches you how to balance school work with creative and arts related events and even outside activities. The teachers here are really dedicated to making sure your child will become the best they can be at the top of their abilities, starting as young as 5 years old to 18 years old.