3125 S Kingshighway Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63139
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Central Visual/perf. Arts High School serves 380 students in grades 9-12.
Central Visual/perf. Arts High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the Missouri state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 30% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 380 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 30% in MO)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

School Overview

Central Visual/perf. Arts High School's student population of 380 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
380 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Central Visual/perf. Arts High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,091 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Central Visual/perf. Arts High School is 0.40, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1596 out of 2091 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
7%
7%
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Black
76%
15%
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White
15%
70%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.40
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
7%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 42% MO state average), while 45-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MO state average).

What is the graduation rate of Central Visual/perf. Arts High School?

The graduation rate of Central Visual/perf. Arts High School is 90-94%, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 90%.

How many students attend Central Visual/perf. Arts High School?

380 students attend Central Visual/perf. Arts High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

76% of Central Visual/perf. Arts High School students are Black, 15% of students are White, 7% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Central Visual/perf. Arts High School?

Central Visual/perf. Arts High School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 13:1.

What grades does Central Visual/perf. Arts High School offer ?

Central Visual/perf. Arts High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12

What school district is Central Visual/perf. Arts High School part of?

Central Visual/perf. Arts High School is part of St. Louis City School District.

School Reviews

5   2/1/2009
The music program is second to none. As a former student, the information that I obtained at Vap has taken me through my adult life. I was able to take that foundation into college where I majored in music and now I am still a vocalist and have done several productions professionally to boot. Vap groomed my talent and I am forever grateful. Thanks Ms. Ellis!!!!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - cinna
5   10/20/2008
Teachers are very dedicated and the cirriculum is great if you have a talented student.
- Posted by Parent - mariu

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 380 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 30%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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