About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Aiken Performing Arts Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Aiken Performing Arts Charter School had 9 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The South Carolina average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Aiken Performing Arts Charter School Reviews
Sadly, nepotism, lack of qualified teachers and staffand lack of a properly funtioning Governing Board make this a poor example of a charter school. Art education is lacking even compared to local public schools.Even with the small t/s ratio there is nothing but dissapointment here.
Aiken Performing Arts Academy is one of the best schools in the county. Ms. Keisha Lloyd-Kennedy is one of the most fair and understanding principals. She also runs a middle school, which holds grades 5-8. She's really smart and easy to deal with.