School Details

Creative Arts School

1037 University Ave West, St. Paul, MN 55104
(651) 292-3480
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 91 students 13 students/teacher (MN avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

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Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD)

In 2011-2012 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing, 10 in reading, and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • St. Paul Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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52%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II)

In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10, and math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
41%
49%
66%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD)

In 2011-2012 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing, 10 in reading, and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • St. Paul Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Creative Arts School is a public high school in Saint Paul. The principal of Creative Arts School is Gwen Lacska. 91 children attend Creative Arts School and identify mostly as Native American or Native Alaskan; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 35% of the 91 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Creative Arts School is 13:1. ALC Connections is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Native American or Native Alaskan 8% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 51% 25%
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 30%
Hispanic 19% 14%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 30%
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35% 70%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a student at CAHS and it has been a way better learning environmental than my previous school. The teachers here are amazing. They seem genuinely interested in their jobs I don't feel like just a number here! The teachers will take as long as it takes until you know the material you have and are pretty lenient. Although I do wish CAHS was not an ALC school and did focus more on the arts. Over the past few years it seems like they have been conforming it into more of a regular high school rather than an Art school. The students are very different but usually nice; although many seem to just go there as a simple way to get credits.

  • (3 years ago)

    Creative Arts is a treasure. Tiny class sizes where each teacher actually knows something about the students they are teaching. A fantastic array of art teachers that are actually artists themselves. My only desire is that the school had the student population numbers to support more than two AP classes.

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