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Grand Center Arts Academy

Charter | 6-10 | 550 students

 

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Posted Tuesday, July 8, 2014

I've been going to this school since I was in 6th grade and now I'm about to be a sophomore I love it so much :)


Posted June 24, 2014

i will be attending this school 2014/15 school year and i believe all the way to high school. I'm very excited about going to this school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted February 23, 2014

GCAA has 530 students enrolled at the current time. We are adding 120 more students next year. It is an Arts school but has high standards academically also.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 26, 2013

GCAA has been a wonderful solution for my granddaughter. She is thriving academically and socially as never before. This a relatively new school and is still developing. They have now added a ninth grade and rules and procedures continue to evolve and improve. The staff and faculty care about their students and listen to the students and parents. This has been a great experience for us and we are extremely happy that we found GCAA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2013

GCAA has been my daughter's school since 6th grade. She is currently a sophomore, and will be in the first graduating class in 2016. She is a quiet kid, interested most in her music and art. She loves this school and is thriving. She is taking advanced academic courses and is being challenged every day, but loves them. Who loves AP World History?! The school has one of the most wonderfully diverse populations, and even though we've suffered through the growing pains of being a brand-new institution (only four years ago) and dealing with a charter school board that has minimal understand of a real arts education, the school is succeeding beyond all expectations. Students love to be there. Students WANT to be there. They are part of a warm, welcoming, and creative community that has turned education on its ear for many of these kids. I can't say enough good things about it - we feel incredibly fortunate to be part of this community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

Magical. This is the best word to describe an environment where middle and high school students are thriving both academically and artistically. Our students accept one another regardless of race, sexual orientation, or clothing choices - they are bound together by their love of the arts. It is a very well integrated school both in terms of race and socio-economic background. The Principal is outstanding, as are all of her hand-picked teachers. Only in our 4th year, we already have waiting lists for every grade. This is a publicly funded tuition free charter school with more family and community support than any public or private school could ever hope for. We have an outstanding attendance rate because the kids WANT to come to school every day. GCAA was awarded an astonishing 98% by the state board of education in August 2013. Anyone interested in what a school SHOULD be like, ought to schedule a visit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2013

Grand Center Arts Academy has just been given a 98% rating by the State of Missouri. The guidelines for rating are more numerous than those mentioned on this website. I'm a retired teacher and grandmother of two students at the school. They love going there ad are enthusiastic about the curriculum and atmosphere of the school. I think they are getting better every year. There is very good communication between the school and parents. Parent participation is welcome and forthcoming. Test scores continue to rise. It is a good school destined to be even better. Gloriana L'Ecuyer


Posted June 24, 2013

GCAA or Grand Center Arts Academy is unsatisfactory.When i came here i was expecting a controlled and balanced learning and talent balance but instead i got a school filled with verbal and abusive bullying and i honestly don't care for the school.They focus more on bullying the schools fame instead of building character


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 52% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 55% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 55% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students57%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students46%
Black39%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students57%
Black32%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Free or reduced-price lunch42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students45%
Black33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Free or reduced-price lunch34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students40%
Black31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students21%
Black12%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students28%
Black14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students66%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 66% 17%
White 26% 74%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A45%
Female 71%N/A48%
Male 29%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Tutor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Lynne Glickert
Fax number
  • (314) 533-1992

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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711 North Grand
St Louis, MO 63103
Phone: (314) 533-1791

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