Can arts schools be Great Schools?

With everyday stress and banality, students can benefit from artistic outlets that allow them to enjoy the luxurious side of life. Since art is a beautiful expression of culture and history, arts schools are known to provide a learning environment unique to that of traditional public schools. Studies have shown that students work better when they are able to take a break from strenuous curricula and focus on something creative.

But do arts schools in the Deep South meet common expectations of excellence? No school, whether a traditional or arts school, is going to be perfect according to all standards. But evidence from Great Schools and US News shows that some of the arts high schools in the region do make sure that their students are prepared to tackle college, career, and creativity.

Alabama
  • State average for students passing 1 or more AP exam: 45%
  • State average student teacher ratio: 16:1
  • State average teachers with 3 or more years of experience: 89%

Alabama School of Fine Arts

  • Students passing 1 or more AP exams: 66%
  • Student teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Teachers with 3 or more years of experience: 93%

Florida

  • State average student teacher ratio: 17:1
  • State average high school graduation rate: 81%
  • state average teachers with 3 or more years of experience: 87%

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (Jacksonville, FL)

  • Great Schools overall rating: 8 out of 10
  • Student teacher ratio: 21:1
  • High school graduation rate: 99%
  • Average SAT score: 1560
  • Teachers with 3 or more years experience: 91%
  • US News Best High Schools in Florida ranking: 16
  • US News Best High School National ranking: 137
  • US News Best Magnet High Schools ranking: 39

Georgia

  • State average student teacher ratio: 17:1
  • State average high school graduation rate: 79%
  • State average SAT score: 1407
  • State average ACT score: 20
  • State average teachers with 3 or more years of experience: 94%

DeKalb School of the Arts

  • Great Schools overall rating: 10 out of 10
  • Student teacher ratio: 16:1
  • High school graduation rate: 100%
  • Average SAT score:1697
  • Average ACT score: 24
  • Teachers with 3 or more years of experience- 100%
  • US News Best High Schools in Georgia ranking: 2
  • US News Best High Schools National ranking: 89
  • US News Best Magnet High Schools ranking: 24

Louisiana

  • State average student teacher ratio: 15:1
  • State average teachers with 3 or more years of experience: 87%

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

  • Great Schools overall rating: 10 out of 10
  • Student teacher ratio: 4:1
  • Teachers with 3 or more years of experience: 100%
  • US News Best High Schools in Louisiana ranking: 17

Lusher Charter School

  • Great Schools overall rating: 10 out of 10
  • Student teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Teachers with 3 or more years of experience: 93%
  • US News Best High Schools in Louisiana ranking: 3
  • US News Best High Schools National ranking: 122
  • US News Best Charter High Schools ranking: 41


 

 

 

 

 

 

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