Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School

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This school is rated about average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform about average on state tests, ... More
Academics
6/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Worth a deeper look:

Test scores at this school are about the same as the state average, though still below the top-performing schools in the state. Because test scores in some states are so low, many students at this school may not be performing at grade level.


Parent tips

Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and ask the school what it’s doing to accelerate progress for students.


Subject
% Proficient
Math
65%
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English
86%
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Science
62%
State avg: 54%
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5/10
College readiness
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Worth a deeper look:

This school is about the same as the state average in key measures of college and career readiness, but depending on the state, average can mean only a minority of students are ready for college and career.

(Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)


Parent tip

Ask the school what it’s doing to help all students succeed in advanced classes and prepare for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
93%
State avg: 88%
Average SAT score
1630
State avg: 1528
AP course participation
2%
State avg: 17%
6/10
Student progress
This rating measures how much students at this school improved from one year to the next, compared to students with similar proficiency levels at other schools in the state.

Worth a deeper look:

Students at this school are making average academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.


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Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to help students grow and reach their full potential.

Equity
4/10
Equity overview
Is this school offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful schools are working to close the achievement gap.

A worrisome sign:

Disadvantaged students at this school may be falling behind other students in the state, and this school may have significant achievement gaps.


Parent tip:

Look at the Race/ethnicity and Low-income sections below to see how different student groups are doing at this school. Are there big gaps? Start a conversation with a teacher or a fellow parent about how to interpret this information. What's the school doing to help all students succeed? How can you help?

Environment
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Students
Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
White
73%
Hispanic
11%
Two or more races
7%
Black
6%
Asian
2%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
9 :1
State avg: 14 :1
Students per counselor
137 :1
State avg: 357 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
91%
State avg: 86%
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18 Reviews
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Neighborhood
15 Mulligan Drive
South Hadley, MA 01075
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