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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    NG
  9. Food
    B+
  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.
About The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts...
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
278 responses
Average ACT
28
64 responses
AP Enrollment
42%
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
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
0%
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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The High School for the Preforming and Visual Arts, also known as HSPVA, is best known for its involvement in arts in general. But much more lies beneath this school’s surface. The school’s academics are amazing, trumping many other schools year after year. Their main goal is to get students into the great colleges they want to.
The student community is very diverse and welcoming, and there is a tremendous amount of culture within the walls of the old school. There are over forty clubs- which is quite a lot considering the school’s roughly 700 students. More clubs are added and replaced every year- if you don’t see anything you like one year, wait until the next one. Or, better yet, start your own!
We will be moving to a new school come January- perfect for a fresh start involving the community, culture, and clubs.
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The school is absolutely stunning compared to other schools I've been to, allowing students to use resources and whatnot. The only complaint I would have would be how the art department is run except I can't do anything to fix that so I'll just be content and keep my mouth mostly shut. Oh, that and how the theater department sets up all school musical auditions to where instrumentalists, creative writers, and visual artists can't take an acting/dancing/singing role. That's discrimination and is awful.
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!