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San Diego Scpa School 3

Posted May 12, 2015
- a parent
This school offers no sports whatsoever. It also starts at 7:15am - super early! Present student population is 65% female and 35% male. Something to consider, it is predominantly female. Best of luck.

San Diego Scpa School 4

Posted January 24, 2015
- a parent
My daughter went to SCPA from 6th-12th grade and participated in the art program. What I LOOOOVVEEE about this school is the fact that there is a focus - not your typical middle/high school. You can choose art, music, dance, drama, and more. This is the place if your child takes their craft seriously and really wants to pursue that area in the future. I think that having a focus can have a very positive effect on your child's attitude about school, but it isn't necessarily for everyone. The school is also good at tolerance and acceptance of differences. The new principal is a former teacher at the same school and is an outstanding person and supportive of students and staff. Where there could be improvement? We had a run of bad luck with math classes. This may be because my daughter was not originally placed in the appropriate class in 6th grade and then ended up following a track of lower classes (she initially was advanced in math). There were a few other staffing issues, but, overall, the availability of intense focus in the arts is worth some of the negative. Ms. Partridge and Ms. Miles are the best! (art department).

San Diego Scpa School 2

Posted October 20, 2014
- a parent
My son goes to the high school. He auditioned to get in. I am seriously considering taking him out. First off, it's way overcrowded. On parent teacher day I was horrified to see in my son's art class there were so many students that there were not enough seats for all of them. About a dozen kids literally had to stand in the back. Second, I've called on a few occasions and left message, once to my son'e counselor and another to front staff, and not ONCE have I received a call back from staff. My son has ADHD but tested into gate, but I see he is falling through the cracks more. Unless your child can fend for himself without a seat or attentive staff, then they too will fall through the cracks.

San Diego Scpa School 1

Posted June 08, 2014
- a parent
If I could rate this school I'll do it with zero, my daughter had the most horrible time there, she was victim of bullying there. If your are thinking to send your children there think twice, they have wonderful artistic teachers but have the worst criteria to act to protect the students. I am not the first parent to have to remove my child from SCPA as a result of inaction about bullying. SCPA throwing away a talented, har working student and protect people that does not deserve this privilege . I will never recommend SCPA. I could not do it in good conscience.

San Diego Scpa School 4

Posted June 07, 2014
- a parent
I can now say retrospectively that SCPA is a very good school. As a parent, having seen firsthand, my children experience other SD city schools and now appreciating what SCPA has to offer.

San Diego Scpa School 5

Posted May 06, 2014
- a community member
My school is Awsome i will never switch schools LOve the school so so much AWSOME!!!!!!

San Diego Scpa School 1

Posted May 05, 2014
- a parent
This school is terrible. My son went there. Most of the children are mean and cruel, in the middle school. The high school might be good, but the middle school is terrible. The teachers act like they do not have enough time for there students, they just make them do busy work all day, without even paying attention, students are on they're phones. They do not deal with issues well. They waited over 3 months to deal with a threat issue with my son. They need to hire new vice principals. Honestly TERRIBLE. They are not well trained. They did not even solve the problem with my son. Terrible school. I wish I could rate it ZERO STARS.

San Diego Scpa School 5

Posted October 11, 2013
- a community member
My is school is Scpa. Scpa is the best public art school in San Diego. It's my choice. Any person how like arts should go there.

San Diego Scpa School 5

Posted October 09, 2013
- a parent
My son is having the time of his life in this school, the aArt programs are soo interesting. I am also happy with how good they are with their school report card.

San Diego Scpa School 1

Posted July 27, 2013
- a community member
I went here for 6th and 7th grade and i did not like it . the teachers are rude and they don't care about the students. they are always sitting on there laptops complaing how we don't listen. they don't interact with the children what so every. they expect us to get what they teach . then when they give us the test the stuff on there is not what we learned. I would not recommend this school to anybody because they don't give the students the help they needed. And the teachers give referrals for walking to class

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San Diego Scpa School
2425 Dusk Drive, San Diego, CA  92139
(619) 470-0555
Last modified San Diego Scpa School is a Public school that serves grades 6-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
San Diego Scpa School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 235 reviews. Top