Academic Arts High School

Summary:

Academic Arts High School is a public charter high school located in West Saint Paul, Minnesota, serving grades 9-12 with a relatively small student population of 104 students as of the 2022-2023 school year. The school has a diverse student body, with 47.12% White, 16.35% African American, 25.96% Hispanic, 2.88% Asian, and 1.92% Native American students.

Despite its diverse student population, Academic Arts High School has consistently struggled with low four-year graduation rates, ranging from 32.1% in 2018-2019 to 48.3% in 2020-2021, which is significantly lower than the state average of around 83% for public high schools in Minnesota. Correspondingly, the school has had high dropout rates, ranging from 6.4% to 21.8% over the past five years, much higher than the state average of around 2-3%. Academically, the school's performance, as measured by the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA-III), is significantly below the state averages, with 0% proficiency in Math for both 11th grade and all grades, compared to the state averages of 36.02% and 45.49%, respectively. In Reading, the school scored 50% proficient for 10th grade and all grades, compared to the state averages of 51.74% and 49.92%.

When compared to nearby schools, such as Open World Learning Secondary and Two Rivers High School, Academic Arts High School is clearly underperforming academically. Additionally, the school's enrollment has decreased from 104 students in 2022-2023 to 94 students in 2021-2022, suggesting a potential lack of interest or confidence in the school's performance. Despite these challenges, there is little evidence of significant improvement over the years, as the school has consistently ranked in the bottom quartile of Minnesota high schools.


Detail:

Public, Charter 9-12

 60 E Marie Ave Ste #220
       West Saint Paul, MN  55118-8888


(651) 457-7427

District: Academic Arts High School

SchoolDigger Rank:
357th of 478 Minnesota High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,116 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  8.8 Help
Number of students:  104

Racial breakdown:

White:
47.1%
Hispanic:
26.0%
African American:
16.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  24% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Academic Arts High School ranks worse than 74.7% of high schools in Minnesota. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 32.15. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Academic Arts High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Academic Arts High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (47.1%), Hispanic (26%), African American (16.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 24% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Academic Arts High School is 8.8. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Academic Arts High School is $20,116.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Academic Arts High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Academic Arts High School 357th of 478 Minnesota public high schools. (See Academic Arts High School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Academic Arts High School 345th of 448 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Academic Arts High School

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Rank History for all students at Academic Arts High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 0.75 448th 452 0.9%
2006 12.85 384th 450 14.7%
2008 21.68 372nd 460 19.1%
2010 23.19 398th 540 26.3%
2011 4.02 525th 545 3.7%
2012 5.57 493rd 539 8.5%
2013 12.73 428th 534 19.9%
2014 26.04 377th 483 21.9%
2015 5.71 462nd 504 8.3%
2016 9.00 418th 489 14.5%
2017 22.65 383rd 489 21.7%
2018 15.12 403rd 494 18.4%
2019 19.23 400th 492 18.7%
2022 16.95 397th 472 15.9%
2023 32.15 356th 476 25.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Academic Arts High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 33.17 302nd 401 24.7%
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Rank History for White students at Academic Arts High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 19.68 353rd 412 14.3%
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Data source: test scores: Minnesota Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Minnesota Department of Education

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by a citizen
Friday, May 1, 2020

Open Quote A wonderful group of professional educators working to provide quality education for ALL students. Staff and students are accepting of all members of the community and strive to provide innovative educational opportunities. Close Quote


by a citizen
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Open Quote Academic Arts High School offers a great school culture for students who have not flourished in other academic settings. In addition to an accepting and safe community, AAHS has incredible mental health support available to students. Their small student body has access to both a school social worker and a school psychologist. This level of accessibility to these services is nearly impossible to find. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Academic Arts High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 56 8 0 13 1 n/a n/a 0 78
2006 50 7 0 17 1 n/a n/a 0 75
2007 41 6 0 9 3 n/a n/a 0 59
2008 65 1 1 15 1 n/a n/a 0 83
2009 44 6 5 16 3 n/a n/a 0 74
2010 36 3 8 20 2 n/a n/a 0 69
2011 36 5 1 15 1 0 0 0 58
2012 48 4 0 12 2 0 0 0 66
2013 50 5 0 8 1 0 1 0 65
2014 56 8 0 10 1 0 1 0 76
2015 50 9 0 18 0 0 2 0 79
2016 64 7 3 19 0 0 1 0 94
2017 63 10 1 20 5 1 3 0 103
2018 52 9 0 26 6 0 5 0 98
2019 43 7 0 31 6 0 3 0 90
2020 50 5 2 29 1 1 2 0 90
2021 39 12 2 32 1 0 3 0 89
2022 41 14 2 30 3 0 4 0 94
2023 49 17 3 27 2 0 6 0 104

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Academic Arts High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 78 5.5 14.2 29.5
2006 75 7.8 9.6 28
2007 59 4.0 14.8 23.7
2008 83 5.0 16.6 24.1
2009 74 3.6 20.6 28.4
2010 69 4.1 16.5 8.7
2011 58 4.9 11.6 10.3
2012 66 4.0 16.4 0
2013 65 4.9 13.0 35.4
2014 76 3.9 19.4 52.6
2015 79 6.0 13.1 55.7
2016 94 7.0 13.4 50
2017 103 8.3 12.3 39.8
2018 98 7.8 12.4 32.7
2019 90 7.4 12.1 37.8
2020 90 7.6 11.8 36.7
2021 89 8.3 10.6 21.3
2022 94 9.7 9.6 43.6
2023 104 11.7 8.8 24

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Academic Arts High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 78 5.5 14.2 29.5
2006 75 7.8 9.6 28
2007 59 4.0 14.8 23.7
2008 83 5.0 16.6 24.1
2009 74 3.6 20.6 28.4
2010 69 4.1 16.5 8.7
2011 58 4.9 11.6 10.3
2012 66 4.0 16.4 0
2013 65 4.9 13.0 35.4
2014 76 3.9 19.4 52.6
2015 79 6.0 13.1 55.7
2016 94 7.0 13.4 50
2017 103 8.3 12.3 39.8
2018 98 7.8 12.4 32.7
2019 90 7.4 12.1 37.8
2020 90 7.6 11.8 36.7
2021 89 8.3 10.6 21.3
2022 94 9.7 9.6 43.6
2023 104 11.7 8.8 24

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Academic Arts High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $20,116

Data source: Minnesota Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Academic Arts High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 400th of 492 High schoolsRanks 356th of 476 High schools
 6.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade Reading (Academic Arts High School)4550
 5%
   10th Grade Reading (Academic Arts High School)4550
 5%
   10th Grade Reading (Minnesota)60.451.7
 8.7%
11th Grade Math (Academic Arts High School)00
   11th Grade Math (Academic Arts High School)00
   11th Grade Math (Minnesota)4536
 9%
End of Course Science (Academic Arts High School)22.70
 22.7%
   End of Course Science (Academic Arts High School)22.70
 22.7%
   End of Course Science (Minnesota)54.445.6
 8.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students90104
 15.6%
African American717
 142.9%
American Indian62
 66.7%
Asian03
Hispanic3127
 12.9%
Pacific Islander00
White4349
 14%
Two or More Races36
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients37.8%24%
 13.7%


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Academic Arts High School ranks 357th of 478 Minnesota high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

Students at Academic Arts High School are 47% White, 26% Hispanic, 16% African American, 6% Two or more races, 3% Asian, 2% American Indian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 104 students attended Academic Arts High School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Minnesota Department of Education.

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