Creative And Performing Arts

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901 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19147

(215) 952-2462

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 692

Students Per Teacher: 17

Parent Reviews

25 Parent Reviews for Creative And Performing Arts

This school is amazing! Im a 10th grade visual artist and never want to leave. The teachers are so nice and really care about the students. CAPA isnt just strong in the arts they reinforce the education also. I never thought i would understand high school math but i do and my teacher knows how to help ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 10/15/12

It's the end of junior year and now my son is a senior. The school has helped him be more outgoing,not as shy. 12th grade will be his best year with all that CAPA has to offer. Great kids,great staff.

Posted by a parent on 06/20/11

My son, who attended a private school for elementary and Masterman for junior high, just completed his freshman year at CAPA, and we couldn't be happier. Unlike Masterman, where teaching is uneven and the environment is rather factory-like, the teachers were consistently top-notch and the principal ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/19/11

CAPA provides a nurturing environment for all students.

Posted by a teacher on 10/09/10

Gorgeous physical plant, tolerant, supportive environment for your budding artist.. Great parental involvement. Zero or near zero (serious) discipline incidents. Academics above-average for PHL public schools but lag behind the rigor of area private schools. All teachers and administrators we've interacted ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/22/10

I love this school =) I am now a senior currently at capa and it is a great experience. It is not like the other schools. You can send your child here and not have to worry about bullying or anything like that! I cant wait to graduate.... But I would do anything to be here at least one more year! =)

Posted by a student on 11/25/09

This is one terriffic school. Even though there is a lot of focus on the Arts portion of education, there is also a major focus on academics, which I love. my daughter is doing really well here and I am proud of her, the teachers and the students she attends classes with.

Posted by a parent on 10/04/09

I love the students! Though culturally diverse, they are tolerant and kind to each other, and they are focused on succeeding at their artistic discipline as well as their studies!

Posted by a parent on 09/17/09

Teachers are passionate about their subjects, and are always willing to teach and help while at the same time harboring a sense of independence. This is an environment where students can always fit in with people who share their interests in whatever major they choose.

Posted by a student on 08/28/09

My child graduated from CAPA Cr. Writing. Academically speaking we found it not on par with Jr High (Masterman), but many of the unique offerings -poetry, screen-writing, fiction & non-fiction--provide an excellent 'workshop' for aspiring writers. Administratively, though, the school lacks professionalism. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/15/09

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Test scores for Creative And Performing Arts

PSSA* Test Scores

Grade Level: 11

Test Year: 2012
Creative And Performing Arts
Philadelphia City School District
* In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Philadelphia schools — Creative And Performing Arts is located at 901 S Broad St, Philadelphia PA 19147. 901 S Broad St is in the 19147 ZIP code in Philadelphia, PA The school district for Creative And Performing Arts is the Philadelphia City School District. Creative And Performing Arts is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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