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Aiken Performing Arts Academy Charter

Charter | 9-12 | 55 students

 

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Posted September 10, 2014

If I could give this school negative stars, I would. It is a family run business. If they have an argument with a teacher, they fire said teacher instead of working it out like adults. They have a framed portrait of Obama in the conference room, even though you're not supposed to include politics in school. I am a freshman in college, and if I had not escaped this horrible school, I probably would not be in college. This school does nothing to prepare you for the real world. There is no discipline. Please, do not consider this school if you want your child to have a shot at life.


Posted October 21, 2013

The students at this school are not receiving an education. They do not require any of the teachers to be state certified and do not have a qualified guidance counselor handling grades. Furthermore, administration has access to all the teachers grade and attendance records and often changes these to make it appear as if students are passing, learning, or in attendance when they are actually not. The fundraising money does not go to the teachers for education-enhancing supplies. There is no discipline system, and students are aware of this and take advantage of it. There have been many bullying incidents that were not handled properly or at all. This school accepts students who's only other choice is alternative school. Parents are not allowed to sit in on classes or visit campus at all without approval and accompaniment of administration. You may NOT observe your child in class! If you want your child to be in a safe and educational environment, this school is not for you.


Posted April 21, 2013

Performing arts academy in name only. Performances are created in-house and are usually hard to follow or understand. Additionally, students graduate totally unprepared academically for college. Don't stake your child's future on an "education" from this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2008

This school may seem to be everything a parent would want for their children but inside those four walls are a bunch of childish ways and unworthy staff. This school lacks that certain kind of educational needs and lacks the enthusiasm and emotional support students need to be the best they can be. If you want my opinion then run. Run as far and as fast as you can. And don't look back.
—Submitted by a student


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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.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students82%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Math

All Students41%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African-American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals33%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant41%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
27%
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
42%
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
54%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

21 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
29%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
17%
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 60% 36%
White 40% 53%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 60%N/A49%
Male 40%N/A51%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • (803) 641-1155

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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363 Laurens St
Aiken, SC 29801
Phone: (803) 644-4824

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