High School For The Performing And Visual Arts

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4001 Stanford St

Houston, TX 77006

(713) 942-1960

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 779

Students Per Teacher: 14

Parent Reviews

22 Parent Reviews for High School For The Performing And Visual Arts

Just a few comments from an old alum. The school is not for everyone (kids or parents) but it is a decent school. Be prepared to suffer through the trials that your kid will experience such as extreme competition, immediate shock to self-esteem within the first year, constant schedule juggling, prima ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 04/21/14

Couldn't have been a better choice for our son. Great sense of community, challenging academics, sense of equality, originality, creativity, freedom to express oneself in many mediums, great teachers and over 95 % go on to college.

Posted by a parent on 09/07/13

This is a great school. My daughter is in dance. Each art area is amazing. Acadmics are very strong and the teachers are wonderful. I am delighted my daughter had the opportunity to attend and will graduate from this school in 2013. Not for the weak hearted, you have to work hard, stick to it ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/24/13

PVA set me up for success. It gained me acceptance into my dream school, where I felt prepared and ahead of the game. When I graduated with my master's degree in art education, I taught there. Teaching there wasn't for me, but it lead me to find my dream job. Whenever I think about where I am in ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 09/16/12

This is a great school for balance. It has both great academics and fantastic art areas.

Posted by a student on 04/09/12

Each department (music, art, dance, writing, drama) have its own system, but academics are same for all departments and are solid. The school stresses self discipline -- both for the students' classwork and art.

Posted by a parent on 03/09/12

My child attends HSPVA for dance. The academics have been ok and the art area atrocious. We all know the evaluation of dance is subjective but one has to seriously question a department which finds 0% growth in a student whom outside organizations consistently give high marks. The dept. is more concerned ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/29/10

The atmosphere is so nurturing for the talented kids who are fortunate enough to attend. The academics are pre-college and the arts training is stellar. HSPVA is simply outstanding on so many levels

Posted by a parent on 11/07/09

Great school and wonderful students. It's a big family

Posted by a parent on 10/20/09

Great school that needs financial help. Great arts and academics.

Posted by a parent on 10/05/09

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Test scores for High School For The Performing And Visual Arts

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Test Year: 2011
High School For The Performing And Visual Arts
Houston Isd
* In 2010-2011, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in reading in grades 3 through 9; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in English language arts in grades 10 and 11; in mathematics in grades 3 through 11; in science in grades 5, 8, 10 and 11; and in social studies in grades 8, 10 and 11. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The grade 11 Exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Houston schools — High School For The Performing And Visual Arts is located at 4001 Stanford St, Houston TX 77006. 4001 Stanford St is in the 77006 ZIP code in Houston, TX The school district for High School For The Performing And Visual Arts is the Houston Isd. High School For The Performing And Visual Arts is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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