HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS

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4001 STANFORD ST
HOUSTON, TX 77006
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Phone: 713-942-1960
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Houston Isd
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 203.5
  • Number Students: 814
  • Number Teachers: 55
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5293
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 100
  • Principal: Dr R Scott Allen
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (22 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (22 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-03-09
    "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."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-05-29
    "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 with producing PVA-bots than well- trained dancers. The teachers tear down students self-esteem by telling them they are fat, are not cut out for dance, their choreography is horrible, have not shown improvement and by threatening to kick them out. Dance classes are like an episode Beverly Hills 90210 where groups of students have one set of rules and expectations and others another. I haven t yet figured out how students succeed in the dance department but I know it s not by dancing well. You d do better at Carver or the Houston Ballet."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-11-07
    "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"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-10-20
    "Great school and wonderful students. It's a big family"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-10-05
    "Great school that needs financial help. Great arts and academics."
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