NEW SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS

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1216 E APACHE BLVD
TEMPE, AZ 85281
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Phone: 480-481-9235
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 9
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: New School For The Arts
  • Students/Teacher: 5:1
  • Students/Grade: 28
  • Number Students: 196
  • Number Teachers: 35
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5045
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 40
  • Principal: Ms Katy Cardenas
  • 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 (41 ratings)
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    School Reviews (38 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-25
    "Bad school. Bad business. Bad all around!!! I do NOT recommend this school to anyone!!!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-17
    "Our daughter is happy and thriving at the New School for the Arts! She has attended this school for the past three years. She was generally miserable at previous schools. Her grades at this school and previous schools have consistently been "honor roll" level (if not higher). However, she wasn't receiving the creative opportunities she needed. The visual arts electives she has been able to take at the New School for the Arts are clearly a large part of the reason for her happiness. The welcoming and accepting culture at this school is another reason. When your child is truly happy, it's worth it to adjust for the lack of a cafeteria."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-27
    "There are teachers who are awesome instructors completely dedicated to their students. However, only two teachers send class updates, they are VERY appreciated. There are NO conferences offered each year. The portal is not updated regularly. I have a problem with the fact that a certain teacher allows students to sit and do NOTHING in class. Apparently he is online. I agree with a teacher who said in a review that staff is incompetent. Additionally staff listen in on students and reports information that is twisted and untrue to higher staff. They have a roach coach each day.. Over-priced unhealthy foods are the main choices. My biggest concern is that requests for an IEP's or a 504 with legitimate medical conditions or psychological conditions are met with forms from other states yanked off the internet and applied to our state. The 'accommodations' are not put in place or followed. The teachers were not even informed there was a 504 in place. There are NO conferences offered and there are NEVER fire drills at all. In the two years my child has attended she can not recall one fire or emergency drill. Last, their is blatant favoritism shown by some staff towards students."
    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-26
    "This school is a joke. The administration doesn't have a clue as to what they are doing. And they fire highly qualified teachers and in turn they keep the teachers who aren't even certified in what they teach. This school gives a bad name to all of the other charter schools who are running an honest business. Please do your research before even considering sending your child or even teaching at this school. I do not recommend it to anyone."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-24
    "I watched my artistic son struggled in "regular" public schools until he came to NSAA in 7th grade. This school allowed him to blossom. He graduated in May of 2013 and is now attending Laguna College of Art and Design in CA. Special credit goes to the dean Katy Cardenas who has devoted every fabric of her being to the school. In the visual arts department Keelan Maney and Matt Dixon were amazing mentors. When my son graduated he made me promise to continue to give my tax credit contributions to the school. For some, one of the negatives is that there is no cafeteria - wasn't a problem for our son since he always packed his lunch even while in public school. Also, like many charter schools, we had to provide transportation. In a way this was good since this required a higher parental commitment level. Teachers were mostly excellent - although there were a few clunkers. If you are looking for an accepting artistic community for your child who might march to the beat of a different drummer, this may be the place for him - or her."
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