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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Houston, TX. It has 723 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
Address
4001 Stanford St
Houston, TX 77021
Telephone
(713) 942-1960
Website

The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1260
262 responses
Average ACT
28
58 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$47,010
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$898
National
$949
Median Home Value
$140,300
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • The Happening on Fridays, Halloween
    28%
  • Spaghetti Supper
    15%
  • Any holiday/special happening
    14%
  • Spotlights
    11%
  • The School Happening!
    11%
  • Halloween
    9%
  • All performances-I get to see my friends shine!
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
723
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
13%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,981
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.5%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,414/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Reviews

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HSPVA provides quality education to the students who go there. The positive and artful environment fosters community and genuine connections among the students. The performances and works created at the school are absolutely phenomenal. The counselors and teachers are extremely competent and helpful. It is such a special place!
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Art areas are very rigorous but readily prepare you for the better. Most of the teachers are specialized and experienced in what they do. If you want to go to this school, you have to take things seriously, academic wise--you CANNOT be a slacker or you will quickly fall behind. It is not very involved with sports unless you play for another team or join sports clubs. We have a lot of freedom here and everyone is understanding of eachother. The only reason I'm giving off one star is because of the current building we have--there is not much sanitation in the bathrooms or air fresheners to make them at least decent. The AC system is terrible (we all agree), it is always winter in this school and we are constantly freezing that we even have bring blankets. Also, this school prepares you more for your career rather than the STAAR, which sucks for me because I like to succeed in everything and test scores are important, you have to sacrifice one thing to be prosperous in another.
My four years at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts have been nothing but extraordinary. From my quirky, artistic peers to my enthusiastic, engaging teachers, this school has taught me how to express myself creatively, accept opposing perspectives, and interact with the world through my art. I have learned how to apply this knowledge to the wider world: not to accept what I cannot change, but to change what I cannot accept. Though I came to this school a shy, unassuming teen, I have learned to assert my own opinions, take pride in my work, and step forth confidently to take my place in the world.