School Details

Fitchburg Arts Academy

67 Ringe Rd, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 665-3662

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 & ungraded 232 students 12 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

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About this school

Fitchburg Arts Academy is a public middle school in Fitchburg. The principal of Fitchburg Arts Academy is Leslie Edinson. 232 children attend Fitchburg Arts Academy and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 73% of the 232 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Fitchburg Arts Academy is 12:1. Arthur M Longsjo Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 56% 45%
Hispanic 31% 39%
Asian 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73% 59%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    fitchburg arts academy is a great school. i went there myself and i can honestly say that the enviorment was not only a confidence booster but that it gave me a new way to express myself. the teachers there are wonderful each of them take the time to form a true realtionship with their students. they have a very unique way of infusing art into all of their subjects so that students learn as well each subject that they are learning. there are rarely any physical altercations or fights within the school unlike some other schools. if a student is falling behind or not understanding a certain subject at FAA there are many oppurtunities for them to seek extra help before and after school. if a student needs to be challenged more than teachers go out of their way to make sure that they are given work that helps them reach theri full potential. after school there are many clubs to be joined as well as dances and gatherings to attend. if a parent is unsure about what middle school that they want to send their child to i strongly think that they should consider looking more into the school at their website

  • (4 years ago)

    In no way do I think FAA has deserved its high ratings. I attended this school and to be honest it was absolute chaos. The adminstration does NOT know how to set fair rules. Teachers there are generally stressed and although some were very good others taught me basically nothing. Bullying is alive and well in all grades unfourtunately. FAA is an "art" school but in no way do they really let students EXPRESS themselves..I felt as if they treated me like a little kid instead of a thriving valuable member of a COMMUNITY. This school was really great in its first years of operation but I assure you it has plummited.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this skool. There are great classes and they r small 2. We do lots of art!

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