School Details

School For Creat & Perf Arts High School

108 W. Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 363-8000
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-12 1432 students 17 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

90%
67%
78%
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76%
81%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Cincinnati Public Schools average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
59%
78%
87%
75%
88%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Cincinnati Public Schools average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
52%
68%
83%
60%
74%
65%
48%
68%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Cincinnati Public Schools average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
68%
75%
87%
74%
83%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Cincinnati Public Schools average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
59%
73%
95%
68%
81%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Cincinnati Public Schools average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
65%
77%
97%
75%
86%
62%
49%
69%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Cincinnati Public Schools average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
78%
83%
99%
80%
88%
93%
64%
77%
91%
75%
81%
99%
80%
85%

Ohio Graduation Test (OGT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Cincinnati Public Schools average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

School For Creat & Perf Arts High School is a public high school. The principal of School For Creat & Perf Arts High School is Mr. Steven J. Brokamp and can be contacted at brokamp_s@westcler.org. 1,432 children attend School For Creat & Perf Arts High School and are mostly Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 30% of the 1,432 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 51% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at School For Creat & Perf Arts High School is 17:1. Dohn Community is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 53% 64%
White, non-Hispanic 35% 26%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.8%
Asian 0.5% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51% 72%
Economically disadvantaged 30% 60%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is outstanding in the quality of artistic preparation and also academic preparation of the students. It is full of life and positive energy. It really gives the students what I like to call a well rounded preparation. My daughter says this school is like her second family for her.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is the best all-around school in the area. The teachers and staff go above and beyond for the students. The academics are on par with Walnut Hills. They expose the children to many opportunities children usually don't have. My only complaint is that sometimes it takes them too long to weed out the riff raff.

  • (2 years ago)

    I love this school and the arts. I'm proud my child is a student here. There are many wonderful teachers staff and students at SCPA. Unfortunately there are also adults and children who display unbridled poor behavior that negatively impacts others. In reality the overwhelming desire to portray "perfection" does not benefit this school or any other school. The public is keenly aware there are problems everywhere. Our school will truly excel when honest efforts are made to prevent address and resolve problems.

  • (2 years ago)

    I chose to send my son to SCPA and chose to pay out of district tuition for 6 years because of my belief in allowing students to be able to express their thoughts in a creative way. Schools are consumed in just passing tests for state funding. This school is for the creative and artistic child and very accepting to a diverse group of students from all backgrounds. It is a public school but has a small intimate feeling. You see students smile the majority of the time. This is a special school for the children who do not fit into the normal public school because of their creative minds. They have majors in the different arts and the students are well trained in their art programs. Many students graduate with scholorships. This is now a K-12 art school. Students who apply must audition and have good grades to get in at the 4th grade level. They can audition and the school staff looks for creative possibilities in all the arts. The only downside would be the students ability to be able to focus on the academics. The student puts alot of hours into the arts.

  • (4 years ago)

    As an art school SCPA is outstanding! It is mind-boggling how far advanced art students are upon graduation. THAT SAID I would rate the academics only mediocre at best. The students are not challenged and expectations are low particularly for the high school level. There are a few gems in the teaching staff but my children had several teachers who uninspiring at best. I have another child who attended a high performing academic school so I could easily see the difference. Art students also deserve a high quality academic education. We should expect both.

  • (4 years ago)

    What I don't like is children getting picked on and then getting the blame for when they yell out because it hurts (when the other individual stomps their hands or whatever). However that child will not speak up for fear of making things worse on themselves. This has been going on for sometime. And I'm sorry but I have to call it reverse racism. The child in question does not call it that and refuses to be a racist or have anyone around to be that way. I am very proud of her for her beliefs and she is only 9 years old. I know that she works very very hard for her grades and got her first F ever which broke her heart and caused her to be grounded indefinitely but gets no help from her daddy so that makes it hard on her too. She's had a tough life but doesn't complain and is full of love for others if you get to know her. I believe five hours of homework is an awful lot for a fourth grader which is what she has almost daily. However I do know that you all are an excellent school and hope all works out for her. A very concerned grandmother Cincyflash15

  • (4 years ago)

    They teach the arts to children expanding the bounds of the imagination.

  • (4 years ago)

    It's a school were kids can be more than just brains they can be whole people.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent art program art teachers who care.

  • (5 years ago)

    nurtures artistic talents and academics under same roof during school hours

  • (5 years ago)

    best curriculum best teachers best magnet program.

  • (7 years ago)

    I attended SCPA 7th-12th grade. It is an excellent school with terrific programs. The student body is very accepting of all persons and the school helps to foster creativity and proffesionalism. Both skills vital to all careers not just in the arts. Also SCPA has very good academics to go along side the arts.

  • (7 years ago)

    Funding is a big problem for this school. Until they get a new school one needs to be accepting of the somewhat shoddy facilities. Performances are awesome. Student body is accepting of individuality. Most of the teachers are excellent but as anywhere there are a few that shouldn't be teaching. Students must audition to gain acceptance but as the school receives much needed funding based solely on student enrollment they are not entirely selective and take most applicants regardless of talent. There were 3 different principals there during my child's four years of attendance. More parents need to step up and help. Elementary (through 8th) dismissal time is late and most kids don't get home till almost 5. This is a Cincinnati public school free to all who reside in the city but open to others with tuition. Interview arts teachers and really find out what they are about!

  • (9 years ago)

    I attended SCPA from the 7th grade through the 12th. I really enjoyed it. The dance program was great. Though I did not continue dancing as a career I really enjoyed it. I plan on sending my children there when they are old enough.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have two children at SCPA and have been very pleased with their experiences. They love that they have their arts classes EVERY DAY not just once or twice a week. That is a big plus. In addition the academics are very good college prep and quite rigorous. I find the teachers are very good as well and really care about the students' successes. I know a couple kids who came in with some difficulties with certain academic subjects and the school has arranged extra tutoring to help them catch up. For our family it is a very good fit a gem of a school that will enrich our children creatively while preparing them for college. I am not sure if they will pursue arts-related careers or not but feel that the arts exposure is a wonderful aspect of the school.

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