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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Vancouver School of Arts & Academics is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Vancouver, WA. It has 593 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 91% in reading.

Vancouver School of Arts & Academics Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
91%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1230
95 responses
Average ACT
29
17 responses
AP Enrollment
68%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$66,544
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$949
National
$949
Median Home Value
$262,333
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
100%
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 52 responses
Report
  • Color War
    21%
  • Spirit week
    17%
  • Winter fest
    15%
  • Art Week
    13%
  • Fall Ball
    8%
  • Swing Dance
    8%
  • Day of Caring
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
593
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,813
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.8%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 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
$10,623/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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Vancouver School of Arts & Academics Reviews

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I liked how the arts and academics were intertwined in the learning process. It's a great school for anyone interested in the arts. Unfortunately they were very one sided in opinions and it often left a handful of students feeling uncomfortable or left out because the staff and students were very biased. Other than that it's an amazing school. The building itself is perfect for every art form, and the arts programs there are incredible. Not only that but the academics were incredible, my classes definitely helped me to be more prepared for my college education. Overall I'd say it's a pretty great school especially for students who thrive in the arts world.
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There was a very strong sense of community and it was generally pretty easy to connect and make friends with people. The administration can tend to be a touch tone-deaf in terms of the needs of students. As this is a smaller school (the current graduating class is about 60 people), the availability of AP classes and advanced math or science classes is limited. The school has made some effort to rectify this in recent years (such as adding an AP Psychology course). Unfortunately, most of these added classes came too late to be of any benefit to me. The school also does not offer any athletic opportunities.
Vancouver School of Arts and Academics (VSAA) is recognized as having excellent programs in the arts, and I believe this is true. For students who are interested in literary arts, visual art, theatre, dance, moving image arts, and music, VSAA certainly has the capacity to fuel and inspire that passion. The teachers in the arts programs are highly trained and professional. Most students form close personal bonds with their arts teachers that last beyond high school. I feel like I have become a more versatile and informed artist because of my experiences at VSAA. Academically, VSAA has many excellent teachers as well, particularly in the humanities. However, VSAA does have limited options when it comes to AP classes. Hopefully the selection broadens in future years. The student culture at VSAA sometimes feels close-minded and lacking in diversity of opinions. Apart from that, the students tend to be kind, intelligent, and creative people.