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: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: New School For The Arts
  • Students/Teacher: 11:1
  • Students/Grade: 50
  • Number Students: 350
  • Number Teachers: 35
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4460
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 40
  • Principal: Ms Katy Ferrell
  • 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 (46 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (43 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-04-26
    "Excellent staff, administration & concerned personal teaching ! Fabulous liberal arts education that allowed my daughter to be prepared for college! She was so prepared from writing, discussions & extensive reading that college allowed her to work & earn 2 degrees in 4 years! Excellent Liberal Arts School! A student puts into education & they get what they sow! Thank you NSSA!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-01-25
    "NSAA has progressed an amazing amount in three years. Test scores have soared, my daughter's progress in her learning is amazing and she will be headed for college after her senior year. The Dean and all the staff have my complete admiration. There seems to be little in the way of discipline issues and students I have talked to feel safe in the school. The Humanities teacher, has challenged my daughter into thinking outside the box. The art teachers are amazing and specifically Mr Dickson's talent for teaching art and life drawing to recalcitrant students has my admiration. My daughter has found a new appreciation for math under her algebra 3-4 teacher. Completely over qualified to teach science, the teacher has sparked her enthusiasm for the sciences and he is so happy and loves what he teaches. (my daughters words) The French teacher is off the scale in her ability to teach a subject near and dear to my daughter's heart. If you have any doubts about the academic areas of this school, as it is an art school, put them aside. I am impressed with the quality of the teaching and wish I could have attended this school as a teen."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-10
    "As a parents, my daughter has thrived at the school, and feels safe and supported. Since 6th grade she has grown and takes her schooling seriously. The faculty and admin are great and communicate with families frequently."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-02
    "I was disappointed when my year ended with a staff overhaul, but I feel the school still provides the same safe environment to grow as an individual that it offered me in my years attended. Like any school, there will be pros and cons, but i have to say: If your child is having a rough time in their current school, or just needs a fresh start, consider the possibility of attending NSAA. This school allowed me to come out of my shell and explore different skills and talents that I didn't even know I could do. In Public school I had difficulty making friends, I found myself isolating, and I didnt participate in extracurricular activities. I'm not saying this school is a magic solution to your antisocial problems, but the environment allows you the opportunity, and pushes you, to be in the spotlight. The smaller class sizes makes it a lot harder to go unnoticed. I appreciate what this school did for me, and I am grateful for the opportunity to attend, graduate, and make lifelong friends."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-25
    "THE GOOD : The school offers great opportunity and connections in the form of art teachers who, generally, do wish the best for their students and a mostly accepting student body. There are also some very rigorous academic classes, although offered sporadically. THE BAD : The school has very, very poor administration. The Executive Dean blatantly disciplines intermittently and inconsistently due to favoritism and has unprofessional relationships with students. It is unclear how funding is allocated as some departments are consistently poor. The teachers seem to be hired with little background information and teachers who stand up for the students don't last very long. OVERALL : under different administration, the school would be a thousand times better."
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